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Old 04-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #6166
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Part of the problem was the date. I saw quite a few RC people at Sun-N-Fun for example, I think there was an IMAC event as well.
cant miss sun n fun, grandpa hasnt missed a sun n fun yet since it started..
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #6167
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #6168
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A couple of weekends ago I drove up to Venice Florida to see what was going on at the FG sponsored Huck Fest. The spectator attendance was very impressive, I would estimate several hundred. It's a very nice facility with more than adequate provisions for food, beverages and sanitary facilities. It was Saturday and there were 17 fliers. Why would this event be so poorly attended by a group of pilots that have over ninety thousand posts in their dedicated thread? What did the event organizers do wrong?

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Hey Vern, I attended on Saturday and I have to tell you that it was probably a blessing in disguise that it was poorly attended. I didn't get the idea that the people running the event had ever been to a huckfest before or knew how one was supposed to run. Being a first time event is no excuse either. The one held in apopka last year a week after joe nall was a much better run event, that was catered to the pilots and having fun. Not throwing stones at the venice guys, if they had put half as much effort in promoting it to the pilots here on flying giants and other forums as much as they promoted it locally to spectators, I think the results would have been different.

Here are the things I saw specifically wrong.
No lights for night flying
No mention of pilot prizes, raffle held on sunday instead of saturday which is almost always the main day of the event.
When I went to pay my landing fee, there was no organization, no one could tell me anything about raffles or if my landing fee included a lunch or pilots dinner which I thought was supposed to be standard fare for a huckfest.
This one was the strangest of all.....Saturday afternoon it looked like we were going to get a squall move through. There was nothing behind it on the radar. It took about 45 minutes to blow through. In that time everyone and I mean EVERYONE except Tony Greene and myself had left. No one from venice RC was there at all, just tony and I. I simply could not believe it. Here is the video
you only have to watch the very beginning and the very ending I won't bore you with my pitiful flying.
This isn't bashing this is what happened, hopefully if they decide to do it again, they will at least pretend to care about promoting the event to pilots instead of spectators.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #6169
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you call that a huckfest ???
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #6170
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What a shame. Beautiful field too..................
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #6171
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a huckfest is only 1 person !! wahat an event..i woulda loved to be there...lol sike
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #6172
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A couple of weekends ago I drove up to Venice Florida to see what was going on at the FG sponsored Huck Fest. The spectator attendance was very impressive, I would estimate several hundred. It's a very nice facility with more than adequate provisions for food, beverages and sanitary facilities. It was Saturday and there were 17 fliers. Why would this event be so poorly attended by a group of pilots that have over ninety thousand posts in their dedicated thread? What did the event organizers do wrong?

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #6173
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ooooooooooo that looks like something in the 70-80 inch wingspan.
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12S/2P 8000's - looks like something a whole lot bigger than 80". I'm guessing 40%.
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I'm guessing something "man sized"...course I got some inside information...lol...
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Oh, that's right - his Nall scooter project.
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Here's one reason right here;




Get 'cha one of these;




and a bag of these;




use 'em like this;




.......and you will LOVE soldering Dean's connectors. The 'couplers' are only necessary for the heavier gauge leads but they are 'butter'................too much heat sink from a Deans and 18 AWG and heavier stranded wire for a 20watt Weller pen. Gotta give you A LOT of credit for doing it with that gear...........a dedicated modeller!
Doug, those little adapters are cheating. I would have given my left nut for a bag of those last night.

I've been meaning to pick up one of those soldering guns. My little weller pencil does a great job, just this job was alittle too much for it
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #6174
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well , go Saturday to pick up my boat ................ got myself an 18ft rigid inflatable with a 90hp Honda on the back ......Hello Dissappearing Island ...... the summer fesiviities just got better ..Flying , surfing , boating
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dang Coupe ...........the scooter is going to get a speed wobble
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Well said Coupe ....
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #6177
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well , go Saturday to pick up my boat ................ got myself an 18ft rigid inflatable with a 90hp Honda on the back ......Hello Dissappearing Island ...... the summer fesiviities just got better ..Flying , surfing , boating
or how about all in the same day? float planes+ surf boards and boats.. lol would be fun.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #6178
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were not chineese..we dont move as fost as yue
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #6179
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A couple of weekends ago I drove up to Venice Florida to see what was going on at the FG sponsored Huck Fest. The spectator attendance was very impressive, I would estimate several hundred. It's a very nice facility with more than adequate provisions for food, beverages and sanitary facilities. It was Saturday and there were 17 fliers. Why would this event be so poorly attended by a group of pilots that have over ninety thousand posts in their dedicated thread? What did the event organizers do wrong?

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I have made it to EVERY HUCKFEST in the South East.....I did not attend this one for many reasons,the main one being my friend calling me and telling me not to waste my time or gas money cause he was there and these guys had no clue how to do a Huckfest......That and no NIGHT LIGHTS ......You must be crazy,best parts of a Huckfest happen at night.
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well , go Saturday to pick up my boat ................ got myself an 18ft rigid inflatable with a 90hp Honda on the back ......Hello Dissappearing Island ...... the summer fesiviities just got better ..Flying , surfing , boating
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