Archive for September 7th, 2016


Rantoul, IL October 1/2, 2016 contest

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2016 by propblocks


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



SENIOR & OPEN: $50.00 for one day, $75 for both.

Juniors $5.00/day or included with paying adult.



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:


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.

  1. Must have AMA license and sign Village of Rantoul waiver to fly.
  2. Tables and chairs extremely limited, be prepared to bring your own.
  3. Record attempts will be given precedence. We ask that folks use common sense here to avoid fouling up an attempt.
  4. Contest will be West Baden format, self-service in a binder. Processing to be done for records or when requested.


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

  • Model must resemble a “Golden Age” Air racer. (Reasonable imitation) CCW rotation
  • CD will supply 1-strip of 1/4″ X 24″ rubber.
  • CD will also plan race pairings per how many contestants enter.
  • Contestant must use provided rubber. Replacements will be provided.
  • Only design rules are: Built up fuselage,(sheet or stick) 12″ wingspan min., swivel eye in wingtip. ROG landing gear with 2-wheels.
  • Models must have a visible racing number on tail sides and wing.
  • Models will sport racing colors.
  • 2- up format on one pole. Both models to start ROG 180-degrees apart.
  • Timer starts models with a 3-2-1 ….release.
  • First model to fly the fastest 5-laps is the winner.
  • Overall winner is determined through elimination flyoffs.
  • No fouls or grievances due to entanglements. This is supposed to be fun!
  • Models need 1-wing connection to the line from the pole. A fishing clip/snap swivel is to be imbedded at the wingtip.
  • The pole stands 5-feet tall with one top rotation point at 5-feet and 1-bottom rotation point at 3-feet above the ground. The timer will flip coin to see who gets what position.
  • The line to each model is 2-4# Spiderline (fishing line) with a small ring at each end.


Al Stone is providing the pole and line and a $40 cash pot for the winner.

Link to PDF Flyer