Last weekend we had our annual RC "Old timer" model fly in. This started over 30 years ago for one of our club members birthday fly in / birthday bash. The guy is a retired Alaska State Trooper that flew up here in the early 60s till he retired from the troopers in the 80s. I didn't get any pictures of the flight line after every showed up as my phone went dead and I didn't bring a charger.
The basic Idea of this contest is to fire the plane up (RC plane), you have 18 seconds to climb out then kill the engine and pray for lift someplace and see who can get the longest flight times. I took 1st place with the black and orange "playboy" with a time of 4:58... my personal worst times ever posted at the contest as there was NO wind blowing and I couldn't find lift anywhere, but it was good enough to beat out all the other 15 flyers.
Leaving Soldotna headed for Trail Lake in Moose Pass.
Starting into the mountains just off the end of Skilak Lake.
Looking East at Upper Russian Lake
Over fog covered Kenai Lake. Just last week the ice was pretty much gone off this lake. It was 60 degrees here in January! Unheard of in these here parts.
My brothers Eflight pacer just prior to its maiden flight. She survived and flew VERY well!
Sunrise the next morning. My head is a little foggy at this point as we seemed to have closed the bar down around 3 am after way too many shots. But it was fun sitting around listening to the live entertainment we brought with us and telling flying lies.
The iced up contest winner with my Eflight Beaver and Avid in the back ground. Didnt take long standing out on the ice to get the cob webs outta my head and get back to flying models. unfortunately here is where my phone once again died and I didnt get any more pics of the rest of the day. When I get some from the other participants in the contest I will post them up. Another great weekend in the log books and we even managed to get an invite back to the lodge next year
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