Fly Pinkham Field Stick at the upcoming 2 day Stealth Squadron meet
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Simple is Good!
A new event has been added to the upcoming Stealth Squadron meets – Pinkham Field Stick.
This is an event for simple quick-to-build, stick fuselage models intended to maximize participation and fun on the field with minimal up-front investment in time and resources. The rules/guidelines for this event are as simple as the models themselves:
The folks in Durham, CT have been flying this event for years and at the Mid Summer Melt meet a couple of weeks ago a new Pinkham Field Stick record was established with a 17min on-the-field flight. This is the longest flight we can recall where the model was launched, landed and retrieved from the same field.
These simple free flight models can deliver thrilling thermal flights. They’re a great first step toward a full-bodied FF rubber sport or scale model and a fantastic way to hone your FF flight trimming chops.
There are many rubber-powered FF stick model designs out there. The recent Pipit one-design is good to fly in the event so if you’ve got one bring it to the meet and you’re in. The great flying AMA Alpha ready-to-fly model also qualifies and may be the quickest and simplest way to get into the event. Plus the Alpha comes with a winder that you’ll be able to use with your next rubber powered free flight model. The Alpha is available from local supplier Peck & Polymers .
We’ve set up a new Pinkham Field Stick Plans & Tips page on this site to support this event. The plans are free to download – check them out and maybe one will catch your eye. Or better yet, design your own model. Keep your eyes peeled for design, construction and flying tips as well!