Unseasonably cool weather and light wind made for a great day to compete in RC Soaring and Free Flight (FF) on Monday. In Soaring, RES (rudder, elevator, spoiler), Nostalgia, and Two-Meter contests took place. At the Outdoor FF Nats, there were several competitions including Payload and Moffett.
F3K HL Thermal Glider, Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), and F5J competitions concluded on Sunday, and other Soaring contests begin today. The 2018 Outdoor Free Flight Nats also start today.
The first day of the 2018 RC Soaring Nats got off to a wet start. F3K HL Thermal Glider, Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), and F5J competitions had to be called for a few hours because of rain.
Welcome to the first official day of the 2018 RC Soaring Nats! Today's contests include F3K HL Thermal Glider, Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), and F5J. These events run through Sunday.
Four days of competing in the 2018 RC Aerobatics (Pattern) Nats wrapped up Thursday with a banquet and awards ceremony. The members of Team USA for the 2019 world championship were also selected.
The semifinal rounds in the FAI class were held Wednesday, and the field was whittled down to eight pilots. Because of a tie, nine pilots advanced to the finals in the Masters class. The finals are being held today.
This year’s RC Aerobatics (Pattern) Nats contestants are a mix of those who participate each year, some who are returning after several years of absence, and those who have never been to the International Aeromodeling Center to compete.
The first day of the 2018 RC Aerobatics (Pattern) Nats began with a briefing for the F3A pilots, then flying started soon after. Some of the younger pilots are being mentored by more experienced competitors. This event runs through Thursday, July 19.
The Open, Senior, and Junior class winners of the 2018 CL Precision Aerobatics Nats were crowned on Saturday. The Walker Cup flyoff was also held. Today is the first day of the 2018 RC Aerobatics Nats.