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Offline Kevin Garland  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 3, 2018 4:43:56 PM(UTC)
Kevin  Garland

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All,
I gave this idea to Alex and he wanted me to take the lead on this to see if we have any interest....

Every year there is an event called the Youth Masters in South Carolina. It’s how I got started in IMAC. You go to the event and you get taught the basics of scale aerobatics and you get to fly a nice competition aircraft. You don’t get to take off or land, but you do get to fly the sequences with it.
I propose we should try to put together a 50cc to 100cc aircraft to be used for kids and new members to use to get started in IMAC. These people would not perform the take off and landing. They would only fly the sequence. They would need to demonstrate that they know the basics to flying a rc aircraft. Someone with experience would coach the new member throughout the weekend and save the aircraft if the aircraft is in danger.
This plane would be owned by the Southwest region and only used for this purpose. I know I have extra servos I could donate to get this plane going. I am sure we could get more donations for this project. The idea is to try to attract new members to IMAC and to help those that may not can afford to try it out for the first time.

Thoughts?
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Offline Pro Pilot  
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:28:49 PM(UTC)
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Hi Kevin,
We did this early in the year with an IMAC Training Camp at the TOKAY RC Modelers. It was a huge success although we used our own airplanes and buddy box system (wireless link). We had about 15 participants, of which about 5 took advantage of flying a 40% IMAC aircraft for the first time! To date we have had three training events and now have about 15 club members flying IMAC for practice and have about 10 members that travel to IMAC events in our region. Feel free to contact me at any time for more information. Thanks
Mark
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