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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Helpful Suggestions


Thread: [Acro] Re: Helpful Suggestions

Message: [Acro] Re: Helpful Suggestions

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From: DSowder at

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 05:02:35 UTC


In a message dated 7/14/2002 8:17:53 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
RIHNAIRCO at writes:

> Lest someone mistakenly think that I am against contest flying or flying a 
> One Design in an IAC contest be advised that  I have flown in 69 contests 
> and most recently competed in my One Design  last month.  I plan one more 
> contest this year. 
I hope that your "one more contest this year" is Pendleton, OR on Aug. 22-25. 
If not, maybe you could change your plans to "two more"?? Would be a great 
tune-up for Delano, but maybe not quite so warm. Not only that, but I have it 
on good authority that the only known (to me, anyway) 1-D in the Northwest 
will be at PDT, probably flying Sportsman.

Re. the 1-D contest business, yes there must be a critical mass of aircraft, 
but even then, it's always seemed to me that there is such a variation 
possible within the rules that the airplanes really aren't anywhere near 
equal. A stock engine, fixed pitch airplane just isn't going to be as capable 
as one with a big-money engine and constant speed, and the difference in cost 
between the two would buy a nice S1-S. This notwithstanding the standardized 
paint scheme! Just my two cents worth. 1-D is a worthy concept that just 
might not be doable.

Doug Sowder
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