A First Class Stick & Tissue Competitors
In the course of the previous few years, occasion organizer, Leonard Bechtold, Bob Curry, and Len Henderson, have been striving to maintain alive the previous custom of the free-flight, mass-launch occasion. The roots of the occasion have been planted a number of years in the past by Dave Platt who confirmed everybody how free flight fashions are suppose to carry out, again within the very early days of High Gun. Mannequin aviation in its purest kind, the High Gun free flight occasion is each very difficult and in the end rewarding. (Photographs by David Hart)
Open to anybody who needed to compete, the free flight rubber energy scale occasion is open to all High Gun pilots, their crews, occasion workers, photographers, and anybody else who desires to indicate up early for the mass launch. The planes have to have a minimal span of 36 inches for monoplanes and 24 inches for biplanes. The mannequin must signify an precise manned plane however they are often from any time interval. Fashions could be constructed from kits or plans, however no ARFs or foamy fashions wre allowed. There have been no limits on the mannequin measurement or variety of rubber motors used. Trophies have been awarded (to 3rd place) for Flight Length and for Craftsmanship.
Annually, this can be a enjoyable occasion and the craftsmanship of all of the plane stays very excessive. Early within the morning or late within the afternoon, (climate allowing) a number of the free flight contestants carried out take a look at flights so they might high quality tune their mannequin’s trim setting within the hopes of an appropriate flight throughout the mass launch.
1st Place Bob Curry SE5a Scout
2nd Place Frank Mintz Rearwin Speedster
threerd Place Leonard Bechtold Stinson 108-2 (Blue/White)
1st Place Dave Platt Cessna 180
2nd Place Jack Buckley Stinson 108-2 (Yellow)
threerd Place Frank Mintz Rearwin Speedster
fourth Place Bob Curry SE5a Scout
5th Place Leonard Bechtold Stinson 108-2