It was a busy weekend, full of work for me. Of course, working at flying is better than other kinds of work! I had some bad luck and some good luck. After 3 dismal flights in Phantom Flash, I finally had victory in my sites as flight #4 of PF #4 was certain to produce a max. With two more flights left, I was hopeful. But it was not to be. Flight 4 went OOS at 4:30 and my backup plane was not in good shape.
I did win the Cloud Tramp Mass Launch and the Watson Challenge. The Watson Challenge is a McCook Squadron event: any plane, best 2 of 3 flights – but you MUST use a 24″ strand of 1/8″ supplied by the Contest Director. I put it in my little Pacific Ace Junior and flew to victory.
I also came home with 4- 3rds and 3- 2nds. The best of those was in Embryo. I got 3rd place with my brand new Tomahawk model, beating several others and only losing to Free Flight giants: Ted Allebone (2nd) and Herb Kothe (1st).
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