sábado, 30 de junio de 2018

Senior Pattern Colombia 2018 championship (First stage - Alcaravanes RC Club)

I take some time to write an small report :)

Happy with my flights and congrats to the winners.

Thanks to the SPC Colombia staff and all the pilots who made this a great competition weekend!

Senior Pattern Colombia had its first stage at Alcaravanes RC Club (Rionegro city), in June 9th and 10th - 2018. 42 contestants (Popayán, Cali, Cartago, Pereira, Manizales, Bogotá, Rionegro and Medellín) in three main classes: Advanced, intermediate and experts.

There were FAI F3A (Schedule P19 - F19) judged flights, from Sergio Velásquez and Marcelo Vélez, who are going to attend the US Nats next month. -Good luck-

The altitude of the field is about 2120m (6939ft) amsl and two flight lines were flown:

 Advanced and intermediate: Parallel to the runway.

Expert's class: Above Black river and an small forest; gusts, vortexes, ascending thermal currents with vultures were permanent whole day with a maximum estimated wind speed 5 m/s.

SPC Colombia basic rules are:

Engines: Maximum model's engine displacement .65 2C / 0.95 4C (no superchargers allowed).
Model's design: Published or blueprints before 1993.
Three main classes: Advanced, intermediate and experts.

Thanks to SPC promoters to arrange this event again and to the sponsors: JRAmericasTronexRCMejzlik props and Zerie Ropa de ciclismo.

Hopefully, I'll be in the next stage at Club Gaviotas in Pereira in August... :| 

Flying with Carlos Forero

Expert's podium


Camilo Carmona and myself
Experts class

Advanced class

Intermediate class
Contestants

The venue

The earliest arriving

The forest and river


Pano view













viernes, 25 de mayo de 2018

Senior Pattern Colombia 2018 Tercer Fogueo Antioquia | Alcaravanes RC Club




Dirty Birdy Gladiator

Expert class standings

Advanced class standings

Newcomers class standings


Flying with Jorge Lozano


From the entrance


Always close the fence :)


Flight line #1 (Afternoons) - Take off and flying to the to the right


Flight line #2 (Mornings) - Take off and flying to the left


The venue (House and rest rooms)


Parking lot over the hill, wet season in Colombian Andes :)


Airplane assembly tables


Jorge Lozano's Dash Five and my Dirty Birdy Gladiator

End of the day ceremony


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Thanks to Chevignon "The real choice"! for the prizes

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The Senior Pattern Colombia (Antioquia's chapter) had its third meeting in May 18th. 11 contestants in three main classes: Newcomers, advanced and experts. Flying at Alcaravanes RC Club in a nice field, with two fligth lines and altitude of 2120m (6939ft) amsl. Thanks to Alcaravanes RC Club and Ricardo Perez as a promoter / contest director, to arrange this event again and to the sponsors: JR AmericasTronexRCMejzlik props and Zerie Ropa de ciclismo.


miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2018

Senior Pattern Colombia 2018 Segundo Fogueo Antioquia | CDADR / AeroFly






















The Senior Pattern Colombia (Antioquia's chapter) had its second meeting in April 14th. 12 contestants in three main categories: Newcomers, advanced and experts.Flying at CDADR / AeroFly  in a superb field at an altitude of 2142m (7027ft) amsl! Thanks to AeroFly and Ricardo Pérez as a contest director, to arrange this event and to the sponsors: JR AmericasTronexRCMejzlik props and Zerie Ropa de ciclismo.






martes, 27 de febrero de 2018

Senior Pattern Colombia 2018 Primer Fogueo Antioquia | CCSLL


Experts Category - General Positions

Advanced Category - General Positions

Newcomers Category - General Positions

A quiet 1998 Dirty Birdy "Gladiator", stock OS .65 engine installed with a soft mount, MA 13x8 propeller, TX JR XG-11 / digital JR mini servos 3121,  DigiSwitch + 250mAh LIPO receiver battery, Pilot landing gear retracts and an empty weight of 2950 grams

Pits area

The "control tower " (Restaurant, bar, hangar and terrace)

Technical meeting

RC Dreams powered by Team JR

Prior flight

Carlos Forero as a caller

Carlos Forero as a pilot

The main sponsor :)

The Senior Pattern Colombia (Antioquia's chapter) had its first meeting in February 24th and had 12 contestants in three main categories: Newcomers, advanced and experts.

It was a nice day competing and receiving feedback in a superb field at 2142m (7027ft) amsl.

It was an overcast day with small drizzles. My PowerBox Systems DigiSwitch LED was visible in the take off of my last flight, it was dark…  

Thanks to Corporación Club Campestre and Ricardo Pérez as contest director, to organize this event and to my sponsors: JR AmericasTronexRCMejzlik props and Zerie Ropa de ciclismo.