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Offline Paul Smith

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NWA 40 carrier rules
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:15:14 AM »
Joe, I can't find them on the NCS site.

Please post the rules or a link again.  We will try to post some score this Sunday.
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 01:01:44 PM »
With apologies to Joe, here is the link to the rules. NWS40 is maintained by the NW troops. NCS just reports scores for the Top Twenty.

I think it's a neat event.

http://flyinglines.org/rules.nwsport40.carrier.html
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 04:33:50 PM »
OK that's what I needed.

I hope post some scores on Sunday.  I was wondering if there's a lid on speed, but there isn't.  I guess the FP-40 is all the lid we need.
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 05:49:38 PM »
OK that's what I needed.

I hope post some scores on Sunday.  I was wondering if there's a lid on speed, but there isn't.  I guess the FP-40 is all the lid we need.

Got that right...
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 01:33:35 PM »
NWS.40 is an awesome event. We have 4 new Carrier flyers in the WA/OR area because of it. Sooo much fun.
Simple, Easy and a great place to start. With a  FP.40 and no slider, it's a perfect starter class.
I've been flying it for 2 years and am now building a MO-1 for the profile class.
It's so competitive that I actually won the NW Regionals in NWS.40 class in my first year.

Now it's onto flying Profile to compete with the big boys.

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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »
     It is a great event. The scores are usually tightly grouped and usually the guy with the highest score has been flying the event the longest and then down though the scores to the lowest score which is usually the least experienced flier. If you continue to fly AMA Carrier the highest scoring people are the people that have flown the event the longest and the ones with the lowest scores will be the newest fliers to the event. Sounds simple and is simple. If you fly your plane (good or bad plane) you will be able to raise your scores continuously by becoming a better flier (you). The best flier's or pilots ie highest scoring fliers, are the ones that get the highest scores. I was a pretty good carrier flier and then one day I met this guy named Burt Brokaw and got him to start flying carrier. I also gave him a couple of my older planes that I didn't fly anymore because I had built new and better carrier planes to fly. He a very good pilot to begin with and in one year he was scoring higher than me with my old planes. All this happened because he flew his planes practising and improving them weekly.
     What I'm trying to say is, you will get what you work for and if your not getting what you want then you will need to work harder. And working harder doesn't mean building a better plane it means you the pilot working harder to be a better flier. Hey, it worked great for Burt and I'm happy that it all happened.
Eric

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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 11:45:32 AM »
As Eric says, the more practice and fly, the better you get.  I know I don't practice enough.   D>K
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2020, 09:48:50 PM »
I have seen Mr Brokaw and Mr Conley fly and they make it look easy. Scary fast and a slow crawl followed by a landing that would make an F-14 pilot envious.

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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 05:54:42 AM »
I did OK in NWS 40 with this Cosmic Wind, built as a racer, then stunt, then fun scale, now NWS 40.

When flying alone I use the belt AND suspenders, heavy SLD, plus the safety thong pegged to the ground.  The 2.4 throttle SHOULD be enough, but I don't push my luck.
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Re: NWA 40 carrier rules
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 11:29:14 AM »
Eric,

I got to fly with and launch for Burt at our Regionals the last two years. Simply AWESOME !!!

I was told you have retired from Carrier. (True?)

I wish I had started when you were still flying Carrier. My mentor Mike Potter, continually raves about
you two and harps on me about trying to fly daily. Unfortunately I run a machine shop, work late daily
and live in Washington State. We don't get warm sunny days that go late in the afternoon except for
about a month every summer. I wish I had been around to see you fly and learn from you too.
Burt has been awesome and I have learned some about the care and feeding of a Nelson from him.

Kris

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