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The Hawkes Bay Radio Flyers Club in association with Watts Up Hobbies held an Electric Flyin on the 30th of June 2004

Thanks everyone for coming, we had a great day, even with the less than perfect weather.

The wind on the Saturday was very strong and gusty so I'm not aware of anyone who ventured to the field that day. On Saturday evening a few of us met up at the Corn Exchange for a relaxing meal out and a few drinks.


Sunday dawned fine but cool and breezy with a dull sky. Thanks go to Kevin for the loan of the tent and assistance through out the day. This provided much needed shelter from the cold wind.

Some reasonable flying was had in the first couple of hours of the morning with a few lighter models being able to venture out. Luckily no rain appeared this time around although the wind steadily increased through out the morning which resulted in an early prize giving at about 12:30pm as everyone seemed to have had enough.

A sausage sizzle was provided which was well patronised! Thanks to Stuart Sturge for helping out here.

We had 12 registered pilots which was a little disappointing however the weather did not help with the turnout. Surely one year we will have to win the weather jackpot!

Some pictures from the day

tb-debutant (13K) 'Debutant'
  • Owner/Builder: Gary Carr
  • Motor: Jamara long can 480 (Geared)
  • Battery:
  • Prop:
  • Comments: Converted to electric from a free flight plan.
LMH 'Corona'
  • Motor: Mega 16/15/3 Brushless
  • Battery: 8 x CP2400's
  • Comments: Uses a Castle Creations Pheonix 25 ESC
    and Futaba 401 gyro.
TB-Corona1 (12K)
TB-corona2 (5K) This was this Heli's first real outing
and it coped surprisingly well with the conditions.
TwinJet Launch

Bill Tillock launching his Multiplex Twinjet
His is using the stock Speed 400 power system.

TB-BT-Twinjet (7K)
TB-filip400sport (10K) Filip 400 Sport
  • Motor: Mega 16/15/7 Brushless
  • Battery: E-Tec 1200 3s2p LiPo
  • Comments: Direct drive to an 8x4 folding prop
    Coped well with the conditions although could do with
    Spoileron programming to slow down the landings!
The Peanut Gallery.. TB-oldcodgers (15K)
TB-prizegiving (11K) Prize Giving

And yes... it was Bloody cold!

Pilots Choice

Gary Carr from Auckland won the Pilots Choice
prize of a Multiplex Twinjet for his Debutant

TB-pilotschoice (14K)
TB-bestscale (20K) Best Scale

Ken Rose won an assortment of goodies for Best Scale.
Ken flew both a Piper Cub & Windex Glider

Scrap Heap Challenge

Kevin Botherway won a T-shirt for his beautifully presented Splat.

tb-scrapheap (17K)
Other Prizes

  • Barrie Russell won a T-shirt for landing in the River again....
  • Bill Tillock won 2xGWS fan units for best Multi Engine with his Concorde
tb-splat (20K) Splat
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