Well, it’s finally been scheduled….our first outdoor contest of 2020 will be held on the big field at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury on Saturday August 22, 2020. All safety precautions will be in use – social distancing, masks, etc. Please come prepared — and come prepared to enter the events and fly!
Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer which includes Directions, Event Roster, Contest Director contact info, etc.
Location will be at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston.
Come on out and fly with us. If you don’t have a model airplane we’ll help you get started in this rewarding hobby.
Download Plan, Build Model, Beat Designer’s High Time!
Join the Challenge Today!
You’ve seen William Skelly’s fabulous Laird Solution model plan – well here’s another super model on the other end of the complexity spectrum. TheCricket is a simple, high flying stick model designed by clubster Steve Evans. Scroll to the bottom of this post to download a copy of the plan.
A Designer’s Challenge has been issued for modelers to build their own Cricket and see if they can beat Steve’s high time. The Challenge will run through September 15 as an online “Postal” contest. Check out the Designer’s Challenge page for the latest Results (we’ll post all times submitted) and an online Timesheet Form which can also be found at the bottom of the sidebar throughout this site.
Now, a few words from our Designer Steve:
“Sometimes its nice to take a break from all the stresses of daily life these days and just do something easy, where the rewards are quick and the efforts minimal. I designed the Cricket to be just that and the first one I made rewarded me by nearly flying away, only returning to the field on a favorable breeze. After that model suffered a benchtop “incident” I decided to build a second one and also to offer the plans out (scroll down to download) along with a challenge.
After one trimming session, my best flight so far is 32 seconds. Build the Cricket and see if you can beat that mark! This is an unofficial online contest that runs until September 15. Results will be posted on the site.”
Good luck and get flying!
Download Cricket Plan (print on three 8.5 x 11in sheets)
Submit your flight times using the Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.
Enter your FAC Dime Scale model!
We’re bringing back the FAC Postal Contest – a real crowd-pleaser from the early days of the Flying Aces Club. This is a virtual event that allows flyers who can’t normally attend our contests to join the fun and go for the glory. Anyone can win so get out and fly your FAC Dime Scale model.
The Contest starts on Turkey-Day November 28, 2019 and ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2020. All flights are to be made outdoors and there will be a Temperature bonus to keep things even for those flying out of colder airdromes. That’s right, the colder the day you fly – the more bonus added to your flight time!
Check out the Postal Contest page of this site for the up to date Results Table – we’ll post the top 20 times submitted. Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on this page. Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout the site as well.
This is meant to be a fun thing, not a go-for-broke max times only event. Get creative and use your best FAC Spirit! We encourage entries from all locations worldwide. Photos or videos of your model or flight are welcomed and we’ll try our best to post them on the Stealth Sqdn site for all to enjoy.
We had some truly great flying days at this Fall’s local meets. Unfortunately, turnout for the Oct 13 Woodsom Farm meet was light. If you were not able to attend, please try to make upcoming meets – we need your participation and it’s assured you’ll have fun.
We’ve posted photo essays of the recent Amesbury MA and Durham CT meets. View these on the Pictures Page to get a sense for the goings-on at the field. Feel free to post your comments.
Click the image at left to view the full results of the October 13 Amesbury Meet.