Thanks to Ken Meyers and Keith Shaw (now both AMA Hall of Fame members) for all the work and effort continuing the country’s oldest ongoing electric fly in. The Mid-America Electric Flies. This years event was held July 7 & 8 2012 and is usually scheduled the weekend after July 4th holiday. This event is a gathering of friends and is attended by many builders. The group is full of electric flyers that were working hard at making electric work since long before it was cool or easy. It’s always a great time.
Sunday included an award for the Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer kit “1st Place CD’s Choice” award. All of us at Radical RC appreciate the award and recognition. It’s such a fun airplane to fly. Several people at the event flew the model including Keith Shaw who is now the proud owner of a kit. He reports to me this is only the 8th kit he’s purchased in his lifetime. Keith normally makes his own plans or occasionally builds from plans scratch building nearly all of his models. We consider it a high compliment that our 1905 Wright Flyer kit will cross the same workbench as a lifetime of award winning and hobby expanding projects Keith Shaw has completed.
The EFO group’s newsleter, the longest running journal for electrick flight. In this issue, coverage of the 28th edition of the Mid-America Electric Flies event. The Ampeer August 2012
Tanken By WildBill at SEFF 2012. Get a load of how big this event is and the 5 flight lines. A large portion of the field was locked out due to Mac leveling the grade of the runway and building the pond. Still plenty of room for 5 flight lines. Will there be 6 next year? Yikes! Oh yea, did I say carbon is conductive?
And the Aftermath Video includes a closer shot of the perps:
This had to be the biggest hoot ever at a night fly. Heard the cheering from across the field, went to investigate and found alot of foam crunching fun going on. Had to be 200 spectators. It looked easier than it was, how could these guys miss so often?
Come to SEFF, learn that you can have more fun that you thought you could take. Stretch yourself.