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Posted by flyracer | 11-18-2015 @ 12:37 PM | 12,634 Views
Just completed the last SW district IMAC contest out at Las Vegas. I spent the entire year in the Sportsman bracket and it was an amazing experience. I saw my scores and skills consistently improve from beginning of the year to the last contest. I got to participate in the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, competed against/with International Sportsman pilots and got to scribe next to legendary personalities in the Industry and Precision Aerobatic arena (Jerry H thank you!).

Along the way there were trials and tribulations that tested my resolve to be a better precision aerobatic RC Pilot... however, through the support of my wife and my team mates (Team Kaos), I achieved some amazing milestones in 2015. The foundation is set for the 2016 IMAC season!

Posted by flyracer | 06-15-2011 @ 11:43 AM | 15,860 Views
A good friend talked me into building and flying a gas aerobatic airframe. I purchased a PeakModels 25% Yak 54 and built it around the side carb DLE30. Having spent the last 3 years in hard core electric aerobatic setups, the learning curve on setting up and flying a gas airplane was a little steep

Key learning lessons have been, never fly too far from the runway, check the fuel line plumbing regularly, set the "flying idle" higher than what you use on the ground, Just because you call out your takeoff/landings doesn't mean everyone else will, bigger does in fact fly better

Today, the home hange (garage) has the 30cc Slipstream Sbach, Sapac 26cc Extra 330L, 30cc 3DHS AJ Slick and the Peak Model 30cc Yak 54 hanging from the ceiling. 1/4 scale aerobatic airplanes rock!