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« on: December 02, 2014, 04:55:15 PM »

The combat section looks pretty dead, so I thought I would add a few pics and a link to more.  This contest took place A few weeks ago in Phoenix, AZ.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 05:19:43 PM »

Way to many gray hairs in those photos.  Good to see that Stubbie is still going strong!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 06:12:35 PM »

lots of gray indeed! I am still the "kid" @ 42!  Those old guys can still do it though. Stubb was on the US team this year and he is 69ish?
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 11:10:53 PM »

Wow, built up airframes. I had thought that these ships were going all foam when I last looked at FAI F2D. The foam leading edge was advantageous in cutting the streamer. Do the rules restrict airframe materials or construction techniques? With the way I destroy models super fast construction technique would be advantageous. I'd think having a dozen fast building models to practice with would help hone ones flying skills.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 09:10:46 PM »

foam was the way for a lot of years. Now almost everyone in the world uses a similar construction. All of the planes in that photo are rtf models. Foam leading edges have three spars making the planes very strong. Building them can be time consuming, but a good jig and laser cut parts help make it easier.
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