100-Turn Control Line Competition

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100-Turn Control Line Competition

Unread post by rhyneheimer » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:53 pm

100-Turn Control Line Competition - These are REAL men!!!
(may have seen this before on HEFA)
With some added Ozzy Man commentation with his usual Aussy profanity -
"Ozzy Man Reviews: Spinny Spinny Flight Day"
Steve Ryan -
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I am not a drone

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Re: 100-Turn Control Line Competition

Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 pm

I used to fly this class in the 1960's. A limited tank size was used, which required at least two to three pitstops for 100 lap heats and twice that for 200 lap finals. Complete familiarity with your motor was essential, making re-fuelling and restarts with one or two seconds a necessity. I specialized as a pitman and never braved it into the circle. On 52 foot lines 100 laps were 5 km and took about 4.5 to 5 minutes at 90mph. Nowadays they are completing the course in just over 3 minutes and are approaching 110mph. I am in the process of building my 1964 Claim Jumper racer which was the top model in Ireland that year. I have the Original 1963 Oliver Tiger hand built motor that I am putting in it.
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Re: 100-Turn Control Line Competition

Unread post by bdg » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:17 pm

Interesting. Nothing about personal space in this "sport"....


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