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View Poll Results: What's most important to you in making your decision to attend an IMAC contest?
Date - Please comment 17 22.67%
Time of year / weather 21 28.00%
Anticipated pilot count 13 17.33%
Who the CD is going to be 8 10.67%
Who the Contest “Coordinator” is going to be - if different from the CD 1 1.33%
What field the contest will be held at 32 42.67%
If there will be a Freestyle 4 5.33%
If there will be other events such as a night fly or demo 2 2.67%
If there will be a banquet / dinner 5 6.67%
Raffle and Prizes 6 8.00%
Awards / Trophies / Plaques 4 5.33%
Hotel costs for the area 14 18.67%
Availability of concessions / lunch & refreshments 7 9.33%
Sponsor List 2 2.67%
Pilot packets and give aways 4 5.33%
“Big Name” pilots in attendance 2 2.67%
Availability and willingness of help from other pilots / club members 12 16.00%
Fairness or bias in judging at the contest 28 37.33%
Outreach to new IMAC pilots 11 14.67%
Other - Please comment 13 17.33%
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:54 PM
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What's most important to you in an IMAC contest?

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Old 09-09-2017, 01:00 PM
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How close it is to me.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:08 PM
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How close it is to me.
Always! Anything else?
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:19 PM
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At the smaller contests I have been to, making it a 1 day event is helpful when you have a 5 hour drive ahead of you.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:08 PM
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Again, how far to drive.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:29 PM
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At the smaller contests I have been to, making it a 1 day event is helpful when you have a 5 hour drive ahead of you.
Interesting, so could you also say that on a 2 day contest, early Sunday wrap up is important to you to be able to get home at a reasonable time? At a larger event, 40-50 pilots, would Sunday early wrap up be important or not so much at a premier event?
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:45 PM
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:54 PM
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Interesting, so could you also say that on a 2 day contest, early Sunday wrap up is important to you to be able to get home at a reasonable time? At a larger event, 40-50 pilots, would Sunday early wrap up be important or not so much at a premier event?
AZ and CA are the only states in the Southwest you are going to see 40+ pilots, here in CO or SD you will be lucky to see 5 to15 pilots at the most popular event of the season. With that said, participation is the most important aspect of a IMAC weekend to me.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:20 PM
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AZ and CA are the only states in the Southwest you are going to see 40+ pilots, here in CO or SD you will be lucky to see 5 to15 pilots at the most popular event of the season. With that said, participation is the most important aspect of a IMAC weekend to me.
Is the low attendance in those states a direct result of total population? I'm in AZ and I'd love to see 50+ pilot contests come back, hence this thread. Participation is the biggest attraction for me too. I'm interested in what draws pilots to contests to create larger participation.....and what discourages participation.
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Smaller box, much shorter rounds. Consequently more rounds.
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Mainly distance for me. In SC I am very fortunate to live where I do. On average I can be at most contests in 4 to 5 hours. We have a couple that are almost 8 hours for me. I can make them sometimes but, it all depends on work and this year work has been very busy so the contests have to be closer for me to attend.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:08 AM
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Smaller box, much shorter rounds. Consequently more rounds.
What??? Box???? Really?
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At the smaller contests I have been to, making it a 1 day event is helpful when you have a 5 hour drive ahead of you.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:14 PM
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What??? Box???? Really?
3 minutes to do the sequence with point deductions for every second over.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:43 PM
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I love thinking outside the "Box" rcfly, but your suggestion is just silly and misguided. Firstly, IMAC Does not have an aerobatic box although it would greatly help speed up sequences if it did. I have argued this point and have been met with massive resistance from the membership..

3 minute sequences are far too short in my opinion.

Please keep up useful suggestions though! Even the bad ones will help us get to some good ones!
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