Archive for May, 2010

Jeff Pfeifer. 4th at F3K flying SD-10G

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 by mikegoesflying

Along with Helis, 3D aircraft, and R/C cars. Jeff flies gliders too.

4th at his regional F3K Handlaunch glider contest flying the SD-10G. Jeff says more and more people in his area are turning to the SD-10G because of its versatility and reliability.

Here’s his comments (see below)

Congrats to Jeff on his successful return to Hand Launch.

Craig and Mike,
Did you know I did sailplanes too? Well now you do, well actually I’m not really a newbie to sailplanes, from 1994-1999 I flew 2-meter, unlimited, HLG, and F3J and won several junior/senior national championships, and in 1999 I placed 9th at the AMA Nats in F3J. This last weekend I attended the Gateway 2day F3K contest. We flew a total of 24 grueling rounds, in some really difficult air conditions. For the first 15 rounds I was setting in first place, but after a midair and some bad luck with the air at the end of 24rounds I ended up 4th overall. I thought this was pretty good since my last HLG contest was 11years ago. The SD10g worked flawlessly all weekend. Here is a link to pictures/videos and results:
http://mvsaclub.com/mvsa/Flying_Reports/Entries/2010/5/23_Gateway_2-Day_Hand_Launch_Contest.html
Thanks,

Jeff Pfeifer

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Jeff Pfeifer Wrings Out the Rotary Wing – 2 More Vids for your Viewing Pleasure

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 18, 2010 by mikegoesflying

Jeff Pfeifer again showcasing his talent and his radio of choice? SD-10G

Check it:

Airtronics Catalog Now Available Online

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 17, 2010 by mikegoesflying
Airtronics OnLine Catalog

Airtronics OnLine Catalog Link

pdf format of the ATX catalog

http://www.airtronics.net/media/pdf/AirtronicsCatalog2010.pdf

Team ATX’s Mark Atwood – District 4 Pattern Event Report

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2010 by mikegoesflying
Mark and Sean Atwood

Mark and Sean Atwood

This report just in from ATX Team member Mark Atwood. And, Congratulations to Mark AND his son Sean!

..From Mark:

A quick contest report from this weekend.

The first contest of the NSRCA District 4 contest season kicked off without a hitch this weekend in Hebron, KY.  This is a the same flying site as is used for the D4 championships in the fall.  A wet spring had the grass runway visibly growing while you watched, but the local club had it mowed and trimmed ready for the event.  Friday provided a sunny calm practice day for everyone, and Saturday followed suit, albeit with winds in the opposite direction.

The balance of Glow vs Electric airplanes continues to shift to the electric side as more and more electric designs are making weight, and less expensive batteries are proving to have the power and durability necessary to compete.  I would speculate that in the upper classes better than 50% of the aircraft were Electric with 75% of FAI flying E power.

Also noteworthy is a marked shift in radio brands.  A region not long ago DOMINATED by Red-Shirts, saw brand-J bringing up the rear with both Airtronics and brand-F outnumbering them, with a few older brand-H thrown in for good measure.

Of personal pride, my son Sean (13) won the Sportsman class for the first time flying a small 51″ AJ Slick against 2 others flying full blown 2 meter pattern planes.  It was a tightly contested entry level class which made the victory all that much more fun for him.

FAI was less eventful as Andrew Jesky’s attendance left the contest a battle for a distant 2nd place.  We flew both the P-11 and F-11 sequences and I was able to edge out Ray Morton in the Final’s sequence to take home the #2 spot.

It was a great opening contest for us, though many had very little practice time prior to this given the lousy weather we’ve had in the northern mid-west.  We’re all gearing up for the D4-D5 “shootout” to be held at the Muncie site in early June.

Attached is a photo of Sean and I studying another sportsman flight in hopes of gaining a competitive edge for Sean.  It’s getting harder and harder to deny that he’s mine…lol

-Mark

Jeff Pfeifer Bolivar Tweek N Tune Velocity 50

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 17, 2010 by mikegoesflying