Lineup of some of the planes at the annual 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event in Richmond, B.C. Dave McCheyne photo.

2010 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event

Aug. 1, 2010, Richmond, B.C.

By Bruce Duncan

On August 1, 2010 the Vancouver Gas Model Club held it's annual Nearly 1/2A Fun Stunt Event. The weather co-operated with sunny skies and light winds making a very comfortable day .There were 9 entries this year, about the same as last year. While Mike Jenning was away, in jolly old England, his place was taken by Henry Hajdik which we were happy to see as we've been encouraging Henry for a year or two now.

As for results I believe Keith Varley may have again taken first place, although there have been no official results awarded as yet. I also think the Harold Youds will likely receive the award for the most entertaining flight. He had the only crash of the day (see photo at right).

The models entered are restricted to a .10 maximum engine displacement so we had a mix of .049's, .061's, and .09's as power plants. There were 12 models on the flight line, all of them single engined except Dave McCheyne's T-D .049 powered B-25 profile, which flew extremely well. We try to suggest that the models should resemble a military aircraft but don't insist on it. We had an Airacobra, Zero, Ashia, Spitfire, Mitchell, Mustang, Helldiver, and others that I can't remember at this time.

Nearly 1/2A Fun Stunt Event 2011 will possibly have some changes, mainly the allowing of equivalent sized electric powered models, stay tuned as soon as we decide we will post the information in Flying Lines.

Henry Hajdik starts the engine on his plane, with the help of several other fliers. Dave McCheyne photo.

Dave McCheyne's B-25, powered by two TeeDee .049 engines. Mike Jennings photo.

Gerry Boyd's Skyraider, powered by TeeDee .09 Mike Jennings photo.

Bruce Duncan's Mustang, powered by TeeDee .09. Mike Jennings photo.

Brue Duncan's Aircobra, powered by AP Wasp. 061. Mike Jennings photo.

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