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Offline dth7  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 6, 2017 4:54:07 PM(UTC)
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Hello all, It's ON! LOL
PLUM ISLAND "INTRO TO IMAC" PRIMER, Saturday, April 22, 9-5
A Northeast "Intro to IMAC" Primer at Plum Island Airport, home of the Plum Island IMAC Scale Aerobatic Competition in August.
I'm putting together a casual "Intro to IMAC" day at Plum Island on April 22. I have received some interest. I have no idea how many folks will show. In my opinion if one pilot shows and gets something positive out of it to help their flying that's good. If we get even one to try an event that's great. If there are more, all the better. If there are no students it won't be the end of the world or a waste- practice day! That is not the priority for the day so I'm asking anyone who shows to be prepared to instruct in some way. Agenda- Intro to aircraft setup, Aresti, judging and flying techniques. If time permits do a couple mock rounds for fun and bragging rights.
I hope we can pull off a nice day and grab some new pilots. So far we have 6 instructors lined up. Thanks to those who volunteered; Bill, Pete, Ted, Tyler and Jim.
Thanks,
Daren

Edited by user Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:40:48 PM(UTC)  | Reason: added info.

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Offline Dontag  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 20, 2017 9:13:30 AM(UTC)
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Hey Darren do I have to sign up or do I just show up. Thanks Don
Offline dth7  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 20, 2017 12:07:46 PM(UTC)
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Don,
It would help us to plan if interested pilots signed up here or on the Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com...s/629149833936706??ti=ia
We want to have an idea of a headcount. Where are you from? Club? I'll have a sign in sheet as well to get information. Thanks for the interest.
Daren
Offline Fred  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:02:13 AM(UTC)
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Question, At this time the weather is looking "iffy" ,
Will it be rescheduled if the weather is not good ?

God Speed, Fred
God Speed, Fred
Offline dth7  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:22:15 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fred Go to Quoted Post
Question, At this time the weather is looking "iffy" ,
Will it be rescheduled if the weather is not good ?

God Speed, Fred

Hey Fred,
Not one to trust a forecasts outside 24 hours but, what's your definitions of "iffy". This looks like a pretty darn nice day to me.

My app says overcast (good for IMAC- no big shiny ball to deal with in the sky- trick if you must deal with sun, close one eye), 54 degrees wind N 5-15mph (slight cross wind, great to practice wind correction, would actually prefer a crosswind for this type of event!).

We didn't have a resched planned but based on the forecasts I see it's not much of a threat. I like to think of forecasts like this, "its going to be a great day, we'll know for sure when it gets here!"

For IMAC events we fly in all weather as long as the visibility is enough; rain (no downpours of course), snow! (it's New England after all!), wind! yes wind- makes the challenge for everyone but most like the challenge. For those concerned about wind over 5 mph (not making any accusations here just an observation, there are many in the hobby who lose great flying days unfortunately) I strongly recommend precision flying and IMAC practice if not for competition to take away any "wind anxiety" that to the best of my estimation has been spread down the generations by original RC pilots who were never taught to fly in it (read using rudders!), then passed along their anxiety through instruction. Flying in strong wind can be fun- watching a 20+ # airplane "stand" in one place and landing in 5 feet is amusing. Simulators with wind cranked up to 25-30, flying EPP fowmies in one place doing aerobatics, etc all are great training techniques.

So, don't let the forecast or a little rain or wind stop you from coming out. If its not thunder, lightning or heavy rain we'll be there to learn and have some fun.

Thanks,
Daren
Offline Fred  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:55:59 AM(UTC)
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I hear you . Just if we have 25 MPH winds, that's to much for my 50CC birds. Below 15mph , I am OK, above that I don't consider it safe for me and I don't fly.

Yes, we still have a few days, Good Lord willing it will be good weather.

I am just asking , Don't want to travel ~ 180miles and have to turn around. That's all
God Speed, Fred
Offline dth7  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:14:43 AM(UTC)
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Fred, no problem. I don't mean to come on strong. Hopefully with some experience with precision flying we can remove a "number" and turn it into a conditional statement of whats "safe" and not safe. Don't sell yourself short. The max crosswind component of any aircraft is the point at which you can no longer maintain a straight track along the runway with full rudder. A full rudder side slip. Fortunately with models we can "fudge" and land across a runway at an angle to reduce a crosswind or go to the grass! We don't expect everyone to be comfortable with those conditions, I'll admit my "pucker factor" goes up a bit when its blowing hard.
I appreciate you wanting to come so far for our event. Where are you coming from? Safe travels getting to Plum Island. Looking forward to meeting you.
Offline Fred  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:21:15 AM(UTC)
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No problem here,
I have other issues going on at the home front also, Good Lord willing I can make it up there. There is always room to learn and improve.
God Speed, Fred
Offline Fred  
#9 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:32:48 AM(UTC)
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Is today still a go ? I do not see it listed on upcoming events ?
God Speed, Fred
Offline dth7  
#10 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:40:45 AM(UTC)
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He. That's because today is the day. They drop the day of. It's going to be a little chilly Fred but the rain should stay away. Completely up to you.
I am trying to have another Primer in June at the Concord Skyhawks field. That's tentative. There may be one more attempt as well at CAGS field.
If you don't come, watch the videos and read the materials in "education". Then practice" lines"- level passes , wind corrected left and right: upright, inverted. Use reversals like half Cubans and Hanmeeheads and reverse half Cubans. Then practice the Basic in partsA put 3 or 4 maneuvers together at a time lastly "paste" those together. I'll upload a Basic Caller guide I made for the 2017 which I'll be giving to the pilots today.
Hope to see you but completely understand if not. The Plum Island comp in Aug. so don't be shy, come on by!
All the best,
Daren.
Offline Curtis Cozier  
#11 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:32:04 AM(UTC)
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Hope the event goes well!

I've been asking that events not drop off the calendar until the last day or day after and not the day of..... but guess I was the only one.
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Offline Fred  
#12 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:54:22 PM(UTC)
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We are glad we went. It was nice to meet everyone.

Sorry we bailed early , but we were cold.

Will try for the summer event.
God Speed, Fred
Offline john schroder  
#13 Posted : Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:38:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Curtis Cozier Go to Quoted Post
Hope the event goes well!

I've been asking that events not drop off the calendar until the last day or day after and not the day of..... but guess I was the only one.

You are not the only oneCursing
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