Air Benders Blog
Thursday January 18, 2018

Sunday, July 6th 10:30am is Air Benders bomb drop fun fly.

 

Students, new pilots or anyone without a bomb drop device. We will have one of the club trainers (with a buddy box if needed) equipped with a complete bomb drop set up for any member to use. This means NO EXCUSES for not coming. 

 

You can use any bomb or release you want as long as its safe (I would recommend the Hobby king kit for $10.00 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36893) Rules are simple: drop your bomb on the ground while keeping your airplane in the air, cant get any simpler. There will be clearly marked bulls-eye type rings on the ground with an easy to see flag on a stick in the center

 Three types of drops:

1st, "Singles", One plane / one bomb, do your best

2nd, "Dive bomb", same thing but in a dive 

3rd, "The squadron drop" teams of two or more (if we have enough guys up to four) drop as a team 

 

 

** Inter club fun fly event(s) in August **

TCRC will host our first inter club Air Benders Streamer combat fun fly with the Monmouth RC club on Sunday August 3rd at Pulda farms. The Monmouth RC club (MMAC) will in turn host our members for there slalom course fun fly on Sunday August 10th.

My understanding of the slalom fun fly: First, they run things just like us where they have rules and a theme but no one really keeps score and its just for the fun of it. They tell me any airplane is welcome but that mostly they use foamy’s on a 5 gate timed course.

I spent some time with these folks at the clubs 50th birthday/fun fly party and I’m happy to say they are a great bunch of folks and this will be lots of fun. MMAC president Matt Hamilton and the members where very welcoming to us at the event and where extremely excited about this idea. In fact they want to visit our field to see the airplanes we use for streamer combat so they can prepare for it. I will visit them and do the same for the slalom course (if anyone would like to join me please call)

Three more TCRC / MMAC inter club events to follow in the months ahead

It would be a great display of TCRC club unity if we have a respectable turn out for these. I promise it will be fun! Try and make it if you can!

Mike D.