The Western Port Model Aero Club member – nicknamed ‘Dannmann’ – did Australia proud bringing home the gold medal and becoming junior world champion…………..
These races that we have out at the Westernport club are just a great day and with so much enthusiasm for pylon racing coming from sports flyers and new Q500 flyers, these events are our best chance at getting new pylon racing pilots into our regular competitions.
Thanks to all the participants and to the WPMAC for hosting the event.
1st Manny Reiderich
2nd Mark Jocob
3rd Brian Holmes
Fastest Time: 130.39 – Manny Reiderich
No. of competitors: 9
Class – Q500
1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Gary Davidson
3rd John Schmidli
Fastest Time: 95.50 – Daniel Arapakis
No. of competitors: 16
Event Report and Photos – John Schmidli
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The VMPRA Trophy is on at Camperdown this weekend (Feb 4-5)
The Field is in reasonable condition and not as dry as this time last year.
Camperdown Racecourse access conditions:
Racecourse is available from 11:00 am onwards. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER EARLIER THAN 11:00 am.
Gate open at 8:30 am and NO FLYING.
Entries close at 9:30 am and the course is to be set up.
Test Flying from 10:00 am to 10:30 am.
F400 to commence at 10:30 am.
FA1 practice allowed during lunch break.
FA1 to commence after lunch, followed by Q500.
Field closed for test flying and racing to commence after 9:00 am.
Please also note our VMPRA annual membership fees are due.
Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2017!
The first Pylon Race for 2017 is at Western Port Model Aircraft Club (WPMAC) on Jan 22.
WPMAC is keen to promote Pylon Racing Events and many club members are actively building and flying Q500 & Sports Pylon models. This is also the home of Daniel Arapakis our current Australian F3D Junior Team Member.
The interest in Pylon Racing at Mornington Peninsula is possibly due to the F3D & F5D displays at Hastings Foreshore, provided by our members Barry & Beau Murphy and also Andrew Arrapakis’s encouragement of the sport.
There is also a Facebook invitation where you can indicate that you are coming.
- Field available for practice
- Overnight camping available
- 8:30 AM Registration & Pylon cage setup
- 9:00 AM Field open for practice
- 9:30 AM Racing to commence
Field location details:
WPMAC is located on Woolleys Rd Crib Point. Turn left onto Woolleys Rd from Stony Point Road when coming from the Hastings direction, there is a 60km sign at that intersection for your reference point. Once travelling down Woolleys Rd, the road into the club is on your right which is located on the second large bend in the road. There are two signs at that point: one has the street names of Woolley Rd and The Esplanade and the other sign is yellow and indicates a concealed driveway. The Club farm gate is also signed with 737. Please proceed down the dirt track and welcome to a fun day of great racing!
Plus here’s a Google maps view of the entrance so you can visualize where it is.
Don’t take any notice of the street and number that Google displays as it’s not correct.
John Schmidli/Allan Swift
The F3D team trial event planned for Cohuna on October 15-16, has now been relocated to be run at Munro.
It is very unfortunate that the Cohuna club is no longer able to host pylon racing events in the foreseeable future and after much consideration by the committee, Munro has been selected as the venue for this very important event.
I’m sorry to announce that the Q500/Sports pylon race scheduled for this Sunday (July 10, 2016) has had to be cancelled due to flooding at the Werribee field. There has been excessive rain over the last 2 days.
So there is not racing this weekend but the next pylon race event is scheduled for July 30-31 at Bendigo (Marong). Numbers are now looking good for that event and included on that weekend, is the AGA to be held on the Saturday night at the caravan park.
Our next full 3 class event is at Bendigo (Marong) on July 30-31, 2016. On the Saturday night (July 30, 2016) we plan to run our Annual General Meeting.
If you haven’t received an email, Subject “VMPRA notice of AGM”, Please contact me via the secretary email address.
New race for the Diaries. Hamilton on 12-13th November, 2016.
Make sure you have all the date noted down. You would want to miss one!