I know it’s hard to keep track of the weeks, but there’s a small event this Tuesday (as in: tomorrow?) If the weather is halfway decent, we will try another Pylonrace. It’s another hedge to hedge race, to keep things simple. Just to let you knw, Phelim had been praktizing, and his reluctant engine had been finely tuned (or worn-out, it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes.) Anyway, it makes a lot of noise and will last the required 10-ish laps.
Yours truly has been finetuning his Cougar, and since the rubber bands that hold the wing are not what they once used to be, has decided to fly around the pylons inverted, thereby avoiding extra stress on the rubbers. Said Cougar has been supercharged with Lipo Power, and the hope is that the vintage servo’s will last at least one race.
Of course, the usual contenders have their own secrets, so it could be an exiting race?
The weather could be dry enough says the weatherman/women, we hope for the best.
Update: Tuesday evening 1800: We almost got it sorted, honestly. Found a nice blue bedsheet in the shed for a few additional flags (Hey, it’s not my fault it was closer to my half of the shed then the washing machine! How am I supposed to know it was a good sheet??..)
Alistair asks: Are Heli’s allowed in the open Pylon? I just had a scary idea.
Kees: Sure, sounds a good idea..
David: I’m up for that!
Matthew: I see no reason why not. This could be a scary night!
Paul: I want a bunker with a small hole on top!
Sean: I certainly won’t be flagging!
Ian: I’ll bring some tranquilizers for the flagman.
So with everybody agreeing, there was nothing to stop us, except: The Cows.. They know a bit of green grass when they see it. Especially when it is our nicely trimmed patch. Surely there are other munchy bits?? Apparently not. We will not be moved until we think it’s time to move. So, with that, and a bit of rain (which turned out to be nothing but a shower) I regretfully decided to do this another day. However, as it stands we have 4 committed heli-pylon racers! Watch this space. Actually, this could be more fun then originally anticipated. Heli flyers competing with the planks and vice versa.
Trust Alistair. Any more ideas???