On the third day of the RC Helicopter and Control Line Racing and Speed Nats, the rain finally ended and the sun came out. This allowed the RC Scale Helicopter Nats contest to finish and the winners were named. The other RC Helicopter classes continue today.
Tuesday's Nats can be described in one word: wet! Rain persisted throughout the day, again causing delays in Control Line (CL) Racing, CL Speed, and RC Helicopter.
Monday's rain delayed and shortened some of the contests at the 2018 Outdoor Nats. The Control Line Racing and Speed contests were held in between rain showers, while part of the RC Helicopter competition was delayed until the sky cleared in the evening.
Today marks the start of the final week of the 2018 Outdoor Nats. One competition ended on Saturday, and the final three events—RC Helicopter, Control Line (CL) Speed, and CL Racing—start today.
The 2018 Outdoor Free Flight Nats wrapped up at the International Aeromodeling Center on Friday. Today is the last day of the RC Soaring Nats.
A threat of afternoon thunderstorms on Thursday did not stop the Free Flight pilots from competing in the 2018 Outdoor Nats. At RC Soaring, the winner of Unlimited was announced.
Participation was down in some Outdoor Free Flight Nats events on Tuesday, but it picked back up on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, the first day of Unlimited Thermal Duration Soaring took place.
Tuesday at the Soaring flightline, the RES (rudder, elevator, spoiler), Nostalgia, and Two-Meter contests wrapped up, while several more events took place at the Outdoor FF Nats. Today marks the start of Unlimited Soaring.
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.