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Perky Postal for 2017.
« on: May 04, 2017, 03:18:38 PM »
I will continue the Perky Postal again this Year of Our Lord 2017.  As before, the contest will continue until November 15, 2017.

Thus far I have detected the following scores from Middlesex NJ:

Ferarro/Vigani           111.07    Fora  
                          
C.T. Schaefer            111.07  N-R .15
                                                              
Dave Edwards           106.47   Fora

Paul Smith                   97.7   Nelson
                                                              
Diaz                          74.47     Nelson

As always, I would like more details.

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 12:11:30 PM »
 ;D  My Perky just flew 140 mph!!  Will that count??  I had it with me in my buddy's Cessna 172 so I know the speed was true!!   ;D  LL~ LL~

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 04:17:54 PM »
OK, if that seems fair to you.

I will get mine up 500 MPH next month on an airliner.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »
The attached Excel spreadsheet has been updated with The Brodak and Dayton June.

Thirteen people have submitted scores.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 10:18:32 AM »
The attached Excel spreadsheet has been updated with The Brodak and Dayton June.

Thirteen people have submitted scores.
Hey Paul  :)!  Please forgive my old memory, but what were the requirements for submitting times?  Unfortunately, the way it looks, "Life" is not going to permit me to attend any of the big, organized contests this year, most likely  :(.  I know about and can comply with the requirements for the lines, engines, planes and such but what about witnesses  ????  Are they required  ????  If so, how many and finally, how do I submit their testimonials  ????  Thanks for your patience and support.

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 03:04:05 PM »
I'll take your word for it.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 10:43:29 AM »
Attached is the update based on data from July.

Please note that five people either got on the scoreboard or improved at The  AMA Nats.

This years average is now over 101 MPH.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 05:54:59 PM »
I finally broke 100, which puts me in 9th place for the year at 101.4 MPH.

A big thanks to my crew of the day, Lenny Bourel on the starter, Keith Morgan, launcher and Jack Easton on the watch.

Also to Alexander Semenchenkp for the F2A bellcrank and Brian Drzewiecki of B-J Machining for the all-important spinner adapter. 

After my fiasco at Muncie, an ounce of buckshot set in Prop Shop Epoxy (Warren, MI) got the plane tamed down to an easy flyer.  There is still a lot of meat on the bone, now that it flys.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 11:31:26 AM »
Way to go.   
I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.
Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 11:24:41 AM »
Here is the latest update with improved scores from Dayton, Toronto and Australia.  Two new people and some improvement from Henry Nelson, Carl Dodge and myself.

I checked the link & it opens OK.  Look at the bottom left of your screen after you clip the link.

Thus far we have 17 reported scores of which 10 are over 100 MPH.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 06:31:30 PM »
Another report via Facebook.

Rod Christie of Wichita, Kansas, 37.06 seconds.

Now 18 entries, same as last year, with a month to go until November 15th.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 07:52:31 PM »
After two consecutive rain delays we were able to put in a fine day of flying in Detroit.  With help of Ed Brzys and Ron Colombo and scoring by Mike Londke, I was finally able to better my personal best, not once but four times.  The ultimate score was 33.37, 107.88 MPH, which puts me in 6th place in the 2017 International Perky Postal.  A revised tank scheme, suggested by Ed & Ron was the critical factor.

The Postal is open until November 15th of this year.

Note: Whilst changing props, Ed & Ron detected the unique spinner adapter, one-of-a-kind from B-J Machining in Macomb County Michigan that joins the Ukranian engine and the Texan spinner.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »
Here are the results of our Perky meet on Oct. 15
     Al Ferraro    Fora   107.74
    Raul Diaz      ?         90.42
    Ernie Evon   Magnum   71.12
   We have 2 more meets scheduled.   November 5  and November 19   Maybe you can hold the tally until I send results right after the 19th.  Thanks, TS

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2017, 02:40:49 PM »
I have amended the scoreboard per your posting.  We now have 19 entries, of which 10 are above 100 MPH.  The current average is 98.69 MPH.

I will stick with the established cutoff date of November 15th.  Go for it this weekend!

See the attached Excel spreadsheet.

I have submitted my plan to Brodak higher HQ and am awaiting confirmation.  Perky & Fox 35 will continue as before.  There will be some adjustment to Sportsman Speed and it with continue to be an either/or deal with Fox 35 Speed.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 07:14:24 PM »
I cant open that
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 05:08:32 AM »
I cant open that
What are you using for spreadsheets? Opens fine on the free Open Office on windows 10.
I built a Blue Pants as a kid. Wish I still had it. Might even learn to fly it.

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 08:39:48 AM »
thank you
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2017, 08:19:39 AM »
Here are the results of our Perky meet on Oct. 15
     Al Ferraro    Fora   107.74
    Raul Diaz      ?         90.42
    Ernie Evon   Magnum   71.12
   We have 2 more meets scheduled.   November 5  and November 19   Maybe you can hold the tally until I send results right after the 19th.  Thanks, TS

Tommy, I will close out the 2017 Perky Postal on November 15th, as planned, with YOU still on top. 

I will start the 2018 Perky Postal on November 16th, so you can grab an early lead at your event November 19th.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2017, 11:46:53 AM »
Paul & All,  Results from Nov. 5 meet at Middlesex
   C.T. Schaefer   109.25   Nova Rossi
   A. Ferraro        109.05  Fora
   Ernie Evon       74.7      Magnum
   Denis Warchol  68.8      OS  CV
There is a meet scheduled for next Sun.  We will fly if the weather is ok.  Results for 2018

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2017, 03:33:22 PM »
OK, now we have 20 results.  This shifted the average to somebody new.

This year's Postal ends November 15th.  If you have any more results, please submit them now.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 01:12:21 PM »
Three days to go.

Here's what I have so.  Speak now or,,,, you know the rest.

I could use some pictures of the models & flyers.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 10:26:03 PM »
 Nice job Paul, and good to see you are getting your Perky dialed in.
Thanks Al

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 08:08:59 AM »
Thanks.

It needed nose weight, a better tank and a good crew behind it.

I have to thank my crew: Lenny Bourel, Keith Morgan, Ed Brzys, Ron Colombo, Mark Warwashana and Leon Rytarzyk.   Stunt, combat and carrier technology at work. 
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 03:07:06 PM »
Greetings Paul!  I was able to get in a couple of flights with my Perkys this morning that I would like to have added to the record.  They're not the best but they are "my" best .... today!!  ;D ;D

Jim Carter Perky 02    71.17       Titusville   Florida   Fox 15   Upright
Jim Carter Perky 01    72.01       Titusville   Florida   OS 15   Upright

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 04:20:43 PM »
OK.  I got it.  You bumped the average to a different winner.
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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »
Middlesex guys have their last event this Sunday so things may still change a bit. Hope for cool, fast air...

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 07:18:22 AM »
 LL~ LL~  I hope the Middlesex guys are able to bump the average to me!!   LL~ LL~

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2017, 07:19:20 AM »
Middlesex guys have their last event this Sunday so things may still change a bit. Hope for cool, fast air...

November 15, 2017 is closing day for this year.

If you fly after today you can grab an early lead for 2018.

I welcome any pre-November 15th scores yet to be submitted.

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Re: Perky Postal for 2017.
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 06:44:55 PM »
I went back to the first post and clear as day: Nov 15 deadline.  Oh well, 2018 should be a good year for Perkies.


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