On July 23 -24, the first annual Northeast Scale qualifier was hosted by the Black Dirt Squadron RC in Goshen, NY. Contest Director Danny Carozza and the rest of the club members did a great job pulling this event together. The event venue is the club’s flying field in the middle of the agriculture region of NY state and the field was absolutely one of the finest in the region if not the entire country.
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There were a lot of WW1 scale aircraft, but there were many excellent scale airplanes from civilian classics and a WW2 fighter. The weather was amazing, but a bit hot and the pilots were challenged by a strong crosswind on Saturday. Sunday was dead calm!
Place Pilot Plane Static Final Score
1.Jack Buckley MiniMax 94.75 188.875
1. Jack Buckley Tiger Moth 98.25 193.813
2.Gerry Yarrish Fokker Triplane 91.5 180.875
3.Raymond Schmidt Albatross 94.5 94.5
Fun Scale Expert
1.Jack Buckley Piper Cub NA 95.5
Fun Scale Novice
1.Gerry Garing Spacewalker NA 92.315
2.Frank Fels Fokker D.VII NA 89.75
3.Rob Caso Tiger Moth NA 89.312
4.Bob Krull WACO YMF-5 NA 89.125
5.Jim Pluc Piper Pawnee NA 86.75
6.Jay Newler Fokker Triplane NA 85.937
7.Raymond Schmidt Nieuport 28 NA 82.375
8.Ralph de Leon P-51 Mustang NA 76.625
Events included: #512 RC Expert Sport Scale, 515 RC Designer Scale, 522 RC Team Scale and 520 RC Fun Scale Novice & Expert
MAN at Work
Our own Gerry Yarrish was doing a good job of representing MAN at the event, and flying his 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, he placed 2nd in the Expert Class.
For more information go to: www.blackdirtsquadron.org, and www.nasascale.org