Ice-O-Lated – Speed and Stunt – Feb 28, 2016

The Lafayette Esquadrille is crazy enough to host a contest in February to kick off the contest season. Since February can be warm to snowed in so we never know what conditions we are going to get until a few days before the contest. As we always say “We know it’s cold, but you gotta fly!”

This year we had winds that exceeded 25 mph all day which meant that the CL stunt models stayed home and for good reason. Luckily it was in the low 60’s so we were not freezing

But….the Fox 35 Speed and Perky speed models had no problem with the winds. They were a little more difficult to fly but nobody crashed and everyone was able to get a flight in. We flew the speed models until about 1pm until the wind started to hit in the low 40 mph range!

CL Stunt – No entries due to high winds!

Perky Speed:

Average Speed – 84.59 mph – Bill Hughes

  1. Bill Hughes              OPS SE                 93.40 mph
  2. John Moll                 OPS SE                 90.60 mph
  3. Bill Hughes              Bacbini                   85.13 mph
  4. Bill Hughes              OPS RE                 78.50 mph
  5. John Moll                 Taipan                   75.32 mph

Fox 35 Speed:                                               Link to Fox 35 Speed Rules:  Fox 35 Speed rules Rev A

Average Speed – 81.74 mph – Jason Pearson

  1. Bill Hughes             Fox 35 Stunt           96.70 mph
  2. John Moll                Fox 35 Stunt           91.06 mph
  3. Bill Hughes             Fox 35 Stunt           89.99 mph
  4. Jason Pearson       Fox 35 Stunt           77.96 mph
  5. Fred Cronenwett    Fox 35 Stunt           74.60 mph
  6. John Moll                Fox 35 Stunt          74.54 mph
  7. John Bruno             Fox 35 Stunt          67.00 mph
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Bill Hughes releasing John Moll’s Fox 35 Speed model that took 2nd place

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Bill Hughes – Fox 35 Speed

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John Moll – Fox 35 Speed

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Jason Pearson – Fox 35 Speed

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Fred Cronenwett – Fox 35 Speed

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John Bruno – Fox 35 Speed

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Perky Speed and Misc Pictures

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