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: JRAmericas, TronexRC, Mejzlik 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|
|Camilo Carmona and myself|
|The earliest arriving|
|The forest and river|