Paul Bradshaw, local "big electric" airplane guru in the Salt Lake City area (but, unfortunately, not a Ute member), has updated his "E-Power Setups That Work" document for 2007. The text is below; I've also attached the doc file.
Paul has been flying electric for longer than I've been flying airplanes, and has an impressive amount of knowledge on the subject. His flights and outstanding birds are always a show-stopper, and it was talking to him and learning about his airplanes which really got me interested in electric-powered flight.
Here are some of the photo's Richard has been shooting but I'm to lazy to use. The are well worth a look. Thanks for your help Richard!
Here is the May Newsletter -
Thanks to everyone for all their hard work over the last year. The field is getting better and better.
Bring your bug repellent. No bugs Saturday at the fun fly but Sunday it was bug city. Lots of gnats and mosquitoes. I got two tiny bites. Mostly they were globbing onto my glasses making it hard to see.
Also, bring your cow repellent. They were on the field. They are not the least bit afraid of loud airplane engines :)
NOTE: THIS IS A REVISED FLYER
* THE COST IS ONLY $15 FOR PILOTS!!!! *
* Proof of current AMA is required *
June 23rd at the Model Port - The Ute Electric Event!
Charge your batteries!
Download the flyer and learn all about it.
Anybody else have as good a time at the climb & glide as I did? I think we know where the bar has been set for next year: A Jett .46 on the front of a .40-sized 3D aircraft results in 5+ minutes of glide time. I think that combo, based on the sheer height Scott got to alone, could eclipse some dedicated sailplanes unless they found good thermals.
So I went flying down at the club field yesterday and found that large electrical spools -- helpful as a workbench for setting up your airplane -- arrived at some point. I decided to go ahead and roll all 5 over by the clubhouse and set them up so we have a clear indicator of where the pit is. I may not have given enough space for cars to turn around in, but I think it will do.
Anyway, I was excited they showed up. No more grubby knees! Woo Woo!
Too bad I'm dodging cow patties and tracks on the runway right now...