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Offline John Cralley

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2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:10:57 PM »
The 11th Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon is hard upon us and I hope everyone is ready to fly this weekend!!

I have updated the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon website to allow you to report your participation by filling in a "Form" on page three (Report Form). When you click "Submit" the report will be sent to Larry Marx who is doing the tally this year. You can also opt-in to be put on an Annual Worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon mailing list to receive future updates, tally reports, Fly-A-Thon flyers and so on.

www.ringmasterflyathon.com

Please tell others about the website!! Word of mouth is a way to gather others into the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon fold!

On a personal note: I recently suffered an intestinal blockage that turned out to be colon cancer (ten days in the hospital and minus a foot or so of intestines I am deemed to be "cancer free" at this time). Can only wait and see what the future holds. Meanwhile, I have spent a minimal amount of time on Control Line forums (my bad) but am back up and running (walking actually) at this time.

I hope to see numerous reports of Ringmaster flights roll in during the next two weeks!!

Control Line modelers are a wonderful bunch of enthusiasts and are great about supporting Model Aviation!!

Thanks to ALL.
John Cralley
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
Wretched little things

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
Get well soon John Cralley. Our club is gearing up for this weekend, extra fuel has been ordered.

Motorman 8)
There will be a sunny day and we will fly our airplanes.

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 06:01:55 AM »
Hope you stay cancer free John. Many thanks for all the work you do for the Ringmaster Fly -A- Thon

Got our 3 new models ready for our morning flying session, mine has stars on the wings Enya 45 and my sons Otto (yellow+blue) and Max (red+green) have Enya 35's

Bid you all well and lots of fun in the Fly-a-thon

Regards Gerald

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 09:51:41 AM »
Spent Friday taking care of hanger rash on my Ringmasters only to get up to a drizzling rain. HB~>
John E. "DOC" Holliday
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 03:23:20 PM »
For a hot Florida morning I was able to only get 13 flights in and 1 splat. But repairable. LL~

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 05:44:45 PM »
Sunday morning after flying at Waikaraka Park, Auckland New Zealand, 3 Flights, managed the NZ Classic stunt pattern on the third
Richard Mc Fadden

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 07:10:55 PM »

            Maine Fly-A-Thon

           Twenty eight flights on eight Ringmasters. Two were 40 years old. Engines were a Greenhead 35, K&B Stallion, Fox 29, Fox 25, Fox 15 2 bolt backplate, Fox 15 Sch., Fox 35 40th Anniv., Cox .049. Three figure nines; one busted prop, one bent needle and a broken spar.

           Ara

           From left, Sandy Schmidt, Paul Johnson, someone with dry feet, James Mynes and Don Coe

Offline GERALD WIMMER

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 11:36:44 PM »
Hello We had a great flying weather with 6 people flying 5 Ringmasters at Bruce McLaren School . Lots of fun for the price of 1 broken prop and some cyno  #^

Regards Gerald

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 04:46:21 AM »
Wretched little things

Aww Gee!  Ringmasters aren't THAT bad.

   The Balsa Beavers met at Burlington ON
and at the BeanField near Dresden.
Light winds but flying through mist, we
had a great time. This event has become
the official season closer for us.

  I lost count at 60 flights. The official
count from John McFayden after today's
efforts at Centennial Park.

Cheers! - K.
Keith Morgan

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 06:15:28 AM »
Wretched little things

Tsk, tsk. Such jealously of all these guys having fun with a timeless design that has served this hobby so well.

 >:D

Andre
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 07:18:43 AM »
Planned on many Ringmaster flights this week end, but came up lame with a bum knee.  I'll try a few flights today, but will have to take advantage of the week long grace period.

Hopefully I'll have a pic or two of my fleet of Ringmasters from a Micro 12" span to my 2X + 88" span model with 6 or 7 various sizes in between. Plus a flight tally.

Len

BTW, does anyone know how I can rotate my avitar?  It isn't like this in my photo file.  Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 07:40:13 AM by Len Bechtold »

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
We got in some Ringmaster flying at Dayton after the Carrier contest.

By the way, 87 degrees, bone dry and no wind.

2 Ringmasters, 1/2A and a Fox 35-powered full size.

3 pilots, 5 flights.
Paul Smith

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 12:19:11 PM »
Nice looking Baby Ringmaster, there Paul! Hope the launch went okay, what with the inward pointed airplane!

Andre
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2018, 01:16:30 PM »
4 flights at our field today
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 02:28:30 PM »
Nice looking Baby Ringmaster, there Paul! Hope the launch went okay, what with the inward pointed airplane!

Andre

Yeah, he's pretty quick on his feet.
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2018, 05:03:44 PM »
Logged another 7 flight today 20 total for the weekend. Fun weekend. Thanks Jim for the loner Ringmaters.

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2018, 06:02:32 PM »
Despite light drizzle, fog and mist all weekend the Toronto Balsa Beavers managed to put up 200 soggy Ringmaster flights!

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2018, 08:02:13 PM »
Hi to the Brotherhood of The Ring! I tried to submit my tally for today via a Report but was unable to accomplish my mission! I flew my S1 2 times and my 125 % Super Ringmaster 6 times for a total of 8 Ringmaster Flights! Perhaps the powers that be of the Fly A Thon can include my tally with the grand total! The S1 is powered by an Fox .35 and the 125% job by an LA .46. Both flew quite well in our near perfect weather for a change!

Phil Spillman


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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2018, 08:07:07 PM »
Had a bunch at our field here in Minneapolis today.
I got to fly Keith's.
Shug

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2018, 08:48:17 PM »
They do need a single wheel landing gear...  ;) Steve
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In 2015 18-20 year old's need safe zones so people don't hurt their feelings.

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon MCRC
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2018, 06:47:09 AM »
The MCRC flew Saturday only as a funeral was the attraction Sunday.
The bunch flew 47 flights, I believe….Jim Smith was high with 12. I only got one, as the launcher somehow tore the rudder off of mine….I didn’t think it was prudent to fly any more, as the rudder kinda holds the stab on.

Wretched little things!


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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 08:27:49 AM »
The LVCB had 16 pilots and a total of 292 flights.

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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2018, 10:27:16 AM »
If the weather had been halfway decent or I had some help I would have been out.  Every time I looked out the window it was raining.  Zero flights this year. HB~>
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Re: 2018 Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2018, 10:43:16 AM »
Tree Town members put in 108 flights over 2 days despite the poor cooperation of the elements!  Here is one of the flights put in by 6 year-old Julian Garcia flying a Coroplast version of a Baby Ringmaster:



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