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First R/C Aircraft Congress

A First Philippine R/C Aircraft Congress was held at the Angeles City Flying Club in Magalang, Pampanga last December 14 & 15, 2013. It was a very well-attended affair. Friendships were rekindled, and new aircraft models were seen.

R/C Congress flightline

R/C Congress flightline

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Asia Oceania Championships 2010

R/C pattern aircraft

Regional championships for aerobatic, radio-controlled model aircraft will be on September 19 to 26, 2010 at the old airport in Bacolod City, Philippines!

See the best radio controlled flying this side of the world!

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Watch world-class precision aerobatics in this official FAI competition.

Here’s a sampling of what you will see:

See you there!

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A Very Successful Scale Fly In and New Year’s Party at Baradas

Static model display during judging

Static model display during judging

Thank you, everybody who came and joined the Scale Fly-In and New Year’s Party of the BARCA (Baradas) Club! Those who couldn’t make it missed one of the best RC airplane events of the Philippines, ever. We counted over 60—yes, SIXTY, airplanes on the field, and over 30—THIRTY, airplanes that joined the scale contest. We haven’t seenthat many airplanes at any fly-in or competition ever! The enthusiasm of the modelers there was great.

The flying weather was cool, if a bit brisk, and a bit windy. At times it would blow a bit too strong for some of the models, but many modelers flew their airplanes successfully.

We had a few—very few, really—models that went into the trees, but from what we could see, not too badly damaged.

Results of the event:

  • 1st place military: P-51 Mustang, Gov. Jesus Typoco Jr.
  • 2nd place military: F-16, Toti Alberto
  • 3rd place military: C-130 Hercules, Mar Poblete
  • 1st place civilian: DC-3, Gov. Jesus Typoco Jr.
  • 2nd place civilian: Boeing 787, Robert Bunggo
  • 3rd place civilian: Twin Otter, Erwin Dematera
  • 1st place aerobatic: Wolf Samson, Paolo Primavera
  • 2nd place aerobatic: Super Stearman, Tasmi Datumanong
  • 3rd place aerobatic: CAP 232, Erwin Dematera
  • Military flight award: P-51 Mustang, Gov. Jesus Typoco Jr.
  • Civilian flight award: Boeing 787, Robert Bunggo
  • Aerobatic flight award: Wolf Samson, Paolo Primavera

We are seeing a number of “new” faces in the winners’ circle. We are also seeing more electric powered models (C-130, Boeing 787, Wolf Samson) successfully being able to win against nitro or gas powered jobs. And the 787 and Wolf Samson can also take to the air even in strong winds. Congratulations fellas! Good job.

While in 2009, we were seeing the “giant” scale models winning, this year we were seeing the “smaller” models taking the trophies. Perhaps the modeler-voters are being more discriminating? But we are in agreement with the choices made.

The next contest date (hopefully) will be Sunday, January 23, 2011. Also at Baradas. If we can get sponsors, we would like to offer more flight awards—up to 3rd place. Again, if we have the sponsorship, we could have prizes for documentation. The “people’s choice” type of balloting seems to work for the static judging, and we might do it as well for the flying. We might have to institute a time constraint (5 min) for engine starting on the flight awards. You are being informed now, so get your entries ready! See you there!

Gidget Montemayor and Maritess Villaruel did really great work on the tabulations and administration of the event. We are most grateful for their help and presence throughout the whole day. Thank you, thank you!

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15th Strike Wing Family Day

Oh, the 15th strike wing celebration at Sangley was a blast for us R/C’ers.  We had so many planes to fly all day, and a great variety of them.  Unfortunately we had 3 bad crackups:  the very big Yak-54 of Toti Alberto, the F-16 of Andy Mendoza, and the small plane of Edmund Mendoza.  The engine of the Yak-54 quit during a hover, and the model flipped over and crashed on its nose.  The F-16 ran out of fuel on landing approach, (remember this is a jet turbine) flaming out over the water.  It was recovered, someone was able to dive and retrieve the engine.  The small trainer landed in a tree, but separated into parts.

The Yak can be repaired, the F-16 airframe is a total–the engine has to go back to the manufacturer, the little plane was repaired for flight for the next week, and was crashed, again.

But so many had great performances during that day.  To see planes do “impossible” stunts is always a treat.

See you again soon!

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