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Immediate Stick (an Intermediate Stick by John Kagan)
I built the first two instances of Immediate Stick in the week before the 1996 USIC. I’m usually a very slow builder, so getting two done in such a short time was quite a feat. The term “Immediate Stick” popped into my head during one of the construction sessions, and quickly became the permanent name.
The models performed well, but met an untimely demise shortly after the meet. Some well-meaning folk assisted with packing model boxes into my car, but the change in routine helped me miss the fact that the Immediate Stick box top was not properly secured. About two blocks down the street from the minidome, I opened my windows to the warm Johnson City air, and was suddenly surrounded by a vortex of model airplane bits. Moral: politely decline anything that breaks your process, lest you break your airplanes!
I brought a new instance of Immediate Stick to Lakehurst in July to play with while my other models were getting built. One nice feature is that it uses the same gm/m motors as my F1Ds. In fact, the initial half-motor flights used an old F1D motor, and the record flight used two old F1D motors tied together. Immediate Stick is green as well as efficient.
Initial half motor tests of about 22 minutes showed that the record was within reach, and the full motor flight of 47:37 put a healthy margin on Larry Coslick’s old record of 43:47. The record flight itself was pretty uneventful: two 7″ F1D motors, 2680 turns in, 35 turns backoff, 7.5 launch torque (Geauga meter), deadstick at 0′, 50.5 yard max altitude.
BONG EAGLES FREE FLIGHT MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB
Rantoul Hangar 3 Fall Indoor contest
CATEGORY II (44.5’) site – AMA Sanctioned event.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, October 1st and 2nd, 2016
9:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Sunday
SPONSOR: BONG EAGLES – http://www.bongeagles.org
ENTRY FEE COVERS ALL EVENTS
SENIOR & OPEN: $50.00 for one day, $75 for both.
Juniors $5.00/day or included with paying adult.
CONTEST DIRECTOR: Kurt Krempetz
1143 Driftwood Lane, Bartlett, IL 60103 Cell: 730/772-4009
Assist. CD: Mike Kirda Cell: 312-907-3831
All Indoor Free flight AMA Events available to fly.
FAC and Science Olympiad flyers welcomed. Bring your kids!
Additional events: Pole race, Phantom Flash, Mashup.
Mashup plan here: http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=8199
Hangar 3 was part of the shuttered Chanute AFB. The floor space is 200×240’, with 200’x200’ flyable. Porta-potties will be available. Electricity available. No water is available on-site. The CD will have bottled water available on-site.
Additionally, we will have seminars both days.
On Saturday, Kurt will talk about gliders. On Sunday, Mike Kirda will talk about VP prop mechanisms.
Bring it, fly it and most of all, HAVE FUN!
Bong Eagles Mini Air Racing Rules
Al Stone is providing the pole and line and a $40 cash pot for the winner.