Model Bonus andNEW Temperature Bonus this year. Use Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.
Better Late Than Never!
Okay, okay, we hear you.
The Postal Contest is now officially ON!
As always The Contest ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2022 and all flights are to be made outdoors .
Check the latest Results on the Postal Contest page – all times submitted will be posted. Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on that page. Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout this site as well.
New Temperature Bonus
Eagle eye Angus spotted some inequities in last years crush by that dastardly flyer Trailing Edge. The boss noted TE’s boasting about the top 3 flights submitted, his merciless Brady Bashing and the fact that TE’s flights were made in positively balmy conditions.
So, he came up with a new Temperature Bonus Table below (we’re pretty sure the rumors that somebody slipped Angus a Fin are untrue)
Angus says that the idea is to keep it close and interesting. He says it’s all for fun anyway (hmmm…)
So have at it Skysters!
Send any pics and videos and we’ll share on this site. Use the Contact Form if any questions or comments (to Angus of course, not me)
Model Bonus and Temperature Bonus this year. Use the Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.
Enter your FAC Dime Scale model!
Well gang, things are just not looking good for our indoor flying season this year. Given that, we’re going to re-run our virtual Dime Scale Postal event this winter. We had lots of flying and good light-hearted competition last year so let’s do it again.
Remember, anyone can enter and win whether you’re a Stealth Squadron member or not. Yes, there’s been some overzealous talk of Dimer duels, but we know this is for fun. It’s all about getting your model and moniker on the tallyboard (see Postal Page).
The Contest starts on New Year’s Day Jan 1, 2021 and ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2021. All flights are to be made outdoors and there will be a Temperature bonus like last year. That’s right, the colder the day you fly – the more bonus added to your flight time! Bonus points for your model will be added as well, per the official FAC Dime Scale rules.
Check the latest Results on the Postal Contest page – we’ll post the top 20 times submitted. Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on that page. Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout this site as well.
Kick off this new decade with style and submit a flight. Have fun with it. We’ll post photos or videos of your model or flight on the Stealth Sqdn site too. Just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Get your flights in by 12 midnight on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2020
Postal Dime Scale Contest Ends Soon!
Like those backyard mechanics scrambling to get their homebuilt speed ship together for the big race — you’re running out of time!
Of course we’re talking about our Postal Dime Scale event which wraps up on St Patty’s Day, March 17. That’s next Tuesday for those calendar-challenged skysters among us.
So check the skies for thermals, dust off your flying box and stooge and head to the field with your best 10 center in a last ditch bid for glory. You can do it! Heck, they said Rudy Kling couldn’t beat those big-horsepower radials in the ’37 Thompson too.
Forget the temperature bonus (unless you’re in Alaska) and hunt for thermals. The weather’s warming up and the croci are blooming… It’ll take nearly a 3 minute flight to catch Tommy Too and his Comet Puss Moth, but that’s nothing if you can get your crate up there in Hung’s cloud-cuddling grasp. You know what they say, nothing ventured..
Check out the Postal Contest page for the latest tally and to submit your flight time using the online timesheet.
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.