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XFC 2016 - Thursday Evening Photos

FlyingGiants is on the ground at XFC 2016. The weather is beautiful and the field is pristine. Competition starts in the morning, and we'll be bringing the action!

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A Little Tuning. A Lot of Practice.

It's Thursday evening at XFC 2016 and almost everyone put in multiple flights today as they prepped for competition starting bright and early Friday morning. I spoke with most of the pilots and they all agreed that the wind was going to play into everyone's routines if it kept up like it did today: blowing steady out of the east, right down the runway. Wind correction and non wind correction maneuvers were discussed at length in the late evening pilot's briefing, and it seemed as if everyone left with a good understanding of maneuvers and scoring.

The CCRCC Field

The Champaign County RC Club put in some serious hours getting the site prepped for pilots, media, and the large amount of anticipated guests over the weekend. The grass was cut short, the property was clean as could be, and the entire facility looks incredible.

A Few Changes in Schedule

Due to a few last minute drops by pilots, there has been some shuffling around of the rounds between the heli pilots and fixed wing pilots. Frank Noll explained that groups of six will alternate between heli rounds and airplane rounds. As tradition at XFC, the last person to submit their music for Freestyle gets the dubious honor of going first, and that honor goes to Chris Gini!

There's plenty of familiar faces and a number of new competitors this year; who's going to place on the podium is anyone's guess. I can tell you that everyone has their game face on and wants to win as much as the next pilot. Rest assured that FG will be on the flight line, shooting video and photos of the action. Until tomorrow, enjoy these Thursday evening photos from XFC 2016.

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Old 06-09-2016, 09:35 PM
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Lots of very nice Images Matt.

Thanks for the work.
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Going to be there Saturday and Sunday cant wait. Keep up the pics Matt.
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Friday morning pilots meeting! Here's Friday's Unknown, the Freaking Tower!
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Great job Matt!!
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