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There has been a long tradition of postal contests for Free Flight modeling. Recently, the internet has facilitated these opportunities to match our planes against modelers from around the world. With that in mind, FFML is now hosting a contest based on the Walt Mooney designed Peanut Scale Andreason BA-4B Biplane.
The Mooney article from the Nov. 1969 Aero Modeller is presented for your review. It details some of the history and rules of Peanut scale, as well as building and flying the model we are using for the contest. It also has more pictures, including one in color.
As kits are readily available from Peck Polymers, or often your local hobby shop, there is little reason to not join the fun!
Check out some Fuse Assembly Tips. or my recently completed framework.
**separate recognition of CO2 and Electric powered models for folks who are so inclined.
As of now the first (annual/biannual/whatever) FFML E-Postal Mooney Memorial build and fly off has now begun.
The clock is ticking.......
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In the interest of having fun with this contest, I am not going to come up with any formulae or other data manipulation. Below are the times we flew in out local sites, while having fun. Special thanks to Dick Baxter for the first times, and to Steve Gardner for some exceptional flying.
Last Updated 2/4/99
|365||Steve Gardner||131, 119, 115||1-12-99||Indoor, 40'|
|183||Dick Baxter||92, 51, 40||11/22/98||Outdoor|
|246||Akihiro Danjo||84,83,79||1/27/99||Indoor, 29.5'|
|195||Garry Hunter||64, 66, 65||1/16/99|
|113||Georg Tornkvist||40, 39, 34||26 Jan 1999||Indoor, 7m|
|102||Bill Simpson||40, 32, 30 sec||12/23/98||Indoor|
|105||Kenneth G. Matocha||36, 35, 34||1/20/99||Indoor, 31'|
|79||"Deep Thought" a.k.a. Brooks||31, 27, 21||1/10/99||Outdoor|
|57||Pinky (aka Bruce Stinshoff)||22, 19, 16||1-19-99||Outdoor|
|42||Jeff VanDyke||20, 15, 12||1/31/99||Outdoor|
|30*||John Meacham||30 (single flight)||12/13/98||Outdoor|
|85||Alex Munro||32, 27, 26||2/4/99
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