This week’s featured pilot is Phil with his Lazer Toyz Lazer. It took our chase pilot (Jason) about 30 seconds to figure out the speed and the maneuverability of the Lazer so be patient, the video turned out pretty good.
The MARCS annual memorial fun-fly, open house, and picnic to start our flying season is on Sunday June 2nd from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited including the public. There will be a raffle for a ready-to-fly Corsair model plane (photos below) and members will offer guidance and instruction to interested modelers and people who have questions about joining our club. We’ll even have instructors and a few trainer planes available so we can give new pilots a chance to try out flying!
The picnic will feature grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks provide by the club. Admission and parking for the event is free but there will be a donation jar on-hand if you would like to help support the club. Club members will be bringing side dishes (and guests may do that as well) so we always have a lot of great food at our picnic!
At around noon we will have a ceremony to honor members who have “Flown West” and this usually includes a “missing man” formation. Otherwise it’s open flying all day. Guest pilots are required to have an AMA membership because MARCS is an AMA field. Please bring a current AMA card with you if you would like to fly.
Quad racing is coming back to MARCS! We are proud to announce that MARCS will be hosting the Akron qualifier for the Mid-America Throwdown Regional Championship Series on July 28th with our friends from Quad Racing Group Ohio.
The Mid-America Throwdown Regional Championship Series pits the best pilots from the Eastern Midwestern United States and surrounding areas to find out who is the fastest pilots in the area!
Pilots all over the most passionate drone racing region will be battling at 11 qualifier events to be awarded an invitation to throw down and stake their claim as the fastest drone racer in the region!
Pilots will be qualifying on the 2019 Texas State Championships Qualifier track so pilots can earn their bragging rights as they post superior qualifying times to those of the Texas pilots.
Racing culminates in Hamilton, OH, just outside of Cincinnati, for what is sure is to be an epic 2 days of racing action where we crown both a Pro class and Sportsman class 2019 Mid-America Throwdown Champion!
For more information please visit their website at http://www.midamericathrowdown.com.
We’d like to thank Paul Adkins at QRGO for bringing the excitement of quad racing back to MARCS for a second year.
MARCS would like to thank club member Bob Studer for kindly donating this beautiful Corsair to the club and Marc Stermer for cleanup and refurb work. Even more exciting is the fact that anyone can win this airplane . . . it will be our big raffle prize at the upcoming Ken Page Memorial Open House on Sunday June 2nd. This event and the raffle is open to anyone interested in the radio control aircraft hobby. We will be posting more information about the event soon.
Everyone welcome Chris to the club! He joined MARCS recently and made it out to the field for his first MARCS flight with his Freewing Stinger Blue EDF jet.
Marc and Jason were at the field this Easter Sunday for some early afternoon high jinks. Marc brought his Catalina, B-29, and Corsair.
Barry brought his new Leader 480 to the field for our first Wednesday evening flying session of the season.
In case you missed the Toledo show this year . . . we have you covered.
Jason thought his Emax Hawk 5 quad could keep up with Chris’s E-Flite Viper . . . Jason was wrong. But it still made for some good video.
Our club president Marc asked for a video of him flying his new Corsair for the first time. It’s a great looking model and we got some good shots of it in the air.
If any other club members would like a special video made of their model airplane like the one below please reach out to club VP Jason.