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D. Newland
10-01-2013, 06:30 PM
We are pleased to announce the 10th annual Winter Warmups race in Scottsdale, Az on February 21st-23rd, 2014.


Sign up on rcracingevents.com (http://www.rcracingevents.com/cgi-bin/browseraces.pl). OK to pay race fees on race day.

Our Title Sponsor again this year is none other than Steven @ OffshoreElectrics (http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/)! Thank you very much for your support!

Our race CD's will be Richard Romero and Kelly Brooks. Yes, that Kelly Brooks.

Location: McKellips Pond in Scottsdale, Az. Near 7900 E McKellips Rd.


Friday:

Open water until 1:00, then 3 rounds of:

P Offshore Sponsored by TLandauer/SoCal FE

P-Ltd Mono Sponsored by TLandauer/SoCal FE

P-Sport Hydro Sponsored by Mark Ferreria @ Dinogy Lipos (http://dinogylipos.com/)

P-Limited Hydro Sponsored by Jan @ Kintec Racing (http://kintecracing.com/)



Saturday/Sunday:

3 rounds each day of


P-Limited Offshore Sponsored by Delta Force Hulls (http://www.deltaforce-hk.com/index.html)


P-Limited Catamaran Sponsored by SoCal FE


P-Ltd OPC Sponsored by Dairymasters/Doug Peterson

LSH Sponsored by Dairymasters/Doug Peterson

1/10th Vintage/Modern Scale (combined or separated, depending on entrants desires and numbers) Sponsored by Leonard Feeback

P Mono Sponsored by Jan @ Kintec Racing (http://kintecracing.com/)



Concours Award Sponsored by Howard Tucker
High Points Award Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing-Mike Pags-H.P.D.
Heater Award Sponsored by Bob @ Mojoracingproducts (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/)

Raffle Supporters:

Mark Ferreira @ Dinogy Lipos (http://dinogylipos.com/)
Bob Zola @ Mojoracingproducts (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/)
Tom Castellani @ Ampeaterracing (http://www.ampeaterracing.com/#)
Kevin @ Fightercat Racing (http://fightercatracing.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=97&vmcchk=1&Itemid=97)

We are graciously accepting Class Sponsorships for $50.

Our race is an excellent way to tune your setups as we focus our schedule to hit on the most popular classes in FE.

Hotel information:

Motels: Best Western-Papago Inn 7017 E McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, Az (480)994-0692
Motel 6 1612 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)945-9506
Best Western Inn of Tempe 670 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)784-2233

Fee: $20 for first class, $10 for each additional class

If you have any questions, or wish to sign up, post here!

Thank you for your consideration.

leonard feeback
10-02-2013, 10:56 PM
Hi Dave, I'll sponsor 1/10th scale class. If they split then I'll sponsor vintage. I plan on being there also.
Leonard

D. Newland
10-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Thanks, Leonard!

properchopper
10-03-2013, 10:46 PM
SoCal FE will sponsor a class of your choice. Make room for four(five?) of us this year if things go according to plan :sinking-guy:

leonard feeback
10-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Dave, be sure and have LOTS!!!! of spare bouys on hand for Tony.

D. Newland
10-07-2013, 02:23 PM
thanks, T!

T.S.Davis
10-07-2013, 03:53 PM
Dave, Tom and I are going to try to get out for your gig this spring. Sounds like just enough classes to me.

Will there be a cut off on class count?
Will you be using RC Racing Events for sign up?

D. Newland
10-07-2013, 04:43 PM
Pat is working on the RCRACINGEVENTS log in. No cut off on this gig. Just good times. Not that your event won't be a good time.

It would be fantastic to have you guys come out.

PatrickM
10-07-2013, 06:48 PM
The event is registered and up on RCRacingEvents but won't accept entries for some reason. Waiting on an e-mail response from Britton.....

leonard feeback
10-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Pat, may be because it's a race in 2014 or it's to far away for registration.
Leonard

PatrickM
10-09-2013, 06:25 AM
Pat, may be because it's a race in 2014 or it's to far away for registration.
LeonardIf so, how were the MMEU guys able to schedule the 2014 FE Nat's? :confused1:

T.S.Davis
10-09-2013, 07:21 AM
Do you have a separate sign up for each day? There was something tricky about the dates when doing that. Give Fred a call. He's done about every version of an end run route through that site to get it to spit out what's needed.

tjcast
10-09-2013, 08:50 AM
For some reason the program doesn't like numbers as the first characters for a class. Try changing 10th to Tenth. That might do it. I remember having that problem in the past.

PatrickM
10-09-2013, 04:41 PM
Changed the date to one day.... changed 10th to Tenth.... no help. PMed Fred.

fas
10-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Patrick pmed you give me a number and time to call we will get it working for you

Fred

properchopper
10-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Pat I think it's not working because there's no Jersey Skiff class offered :angry:

PatrickM
10-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Pat I think it's not working because there's no Jersey Skiff class offered :angry:
I was thinking that it was because no SoCal FE racers showed up at the Kiwanis District 19 race..... :tongue:

If enough Skiffs show, I'm sure boss Dave will make room.....

madmikepags
10-10-2013, 03:04 PM
what airport is closest???

madmikepags
10-10-2013, 03:05 PM
The "High Plains Drifter" will be attending this race!!!!!

D. Newland
10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Peterson-what hotel do you use for our race again? I've only been there around 8 times. the name slips my brain.

T.S.Davis
10-10-2013, 03:59 PM
Mikey!!!!! This will of course ruin my racing but would likely increase my act a fool factor exponentially.

I'll talk to Fred in about 5 minutes to see if he's given it any thought.

Darin Jordan
10-10-2013, 04:05 PM
Damn you guys... I'm starting to look into the details of trying to make it to this race... Could use the "it's for my Birthday" ticket, since Feb 29th is just around the corner... We'll have to see if I have to hold that one for the Nats in June instead... :)

DPeterson
10-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Mike/others - You will want to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor.

We have been staying at the Country Inn & Suites. Last year was dissapointing. We are looking next year to stay at the Holiday Inn Express. More North on Scottsdale Road and closer to the nice Resturants and such.

You need to reserve rooms early. Spring Baseball is in the area this time of year along with other sporting events. The Hotels seem to fill up. At least the ones I choose to stay at. I better start looking. It is not really that far away.

Doug

D. Newland
10-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Glad to see interest from guys that haven't been out here yet. We'd love the opportunity to extend our hospitality to new racers! The WW veterans know why they keep coming back each year.

PatrickM
10-10-2013, 04:48 PM
The RCRacingEvents.com on-line entry for Winter Warmups 10 is up and running!!!!!

A big Thanks to Fred Siewert for helping to sort the idiosynchrasies of the program. :thumbup1:

madmikepags
10-10-2013, 04:50 PM
OK I signed up but it didn't take me to the "print" page so I clicked twice so I'm entered twice?

D. Newland
10-10-2013, 05:07 PM
Better bring twice the boats, then.

PatrickM
10-10-2013, 05:14 PM
You should feel lucky, Pags......
I signed the club up for four accounts on the program website because it wouldn't take me to the next page.... it's one termite ridden piece of code.
Fixed your entries.

D. Newland
10-10-2013, 05:50 PM
OP updated. NO need to mail in entries. We'll take care of that on race-day. That is, unless you really want to mail me your money early, then have at it!

madmikepags
10-10-2013, 06:07 PM
Don't dare me Dave I'll bring ALL my boats and have em shipped to your house!!!!! That would be about 40 packages!!!! Got room for em???

D. Newland
10-11-2013, 12:46 PM
Oh, I'd make room! May have to sell my wife's van to make more garage space, but I'd make room.

T.S.Davis
10-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Dave, have him send em greyhound. Then claim........never got here.

photohoward1
10-11-2013, 01:45 PM
I am so missing the big races this year. My youngest is a senior and I promised I would not miss on Show Choir event. I have missed it 3 years running and I can't this year.
The Plus side is next year they are all out of the house!

Can't go to the Nat's either. 25th Anniversary with both my wife and my 50th b-days. Going to Europe for them. (I wish they were all different dates but hey I am from Cleveland and our motto is: "There is always next year!")

DPeterson
10-11-2013, 02:24 PM
Were going to miss ya Howard at both races. The Europe trip is a very good reason to miss along with your families things.

Send us one of those life size pictures of yourself. We will take it with us every where we go. Actually - you better send us a few copies. No telling how they may be treated. :)

Doug

T.S.Davis
10-11-2013, 02:29 PM
"There is always next year!")

Until Lebron comes through and rips your hearts out.

T.S.Davis
10-12-2013, 12:57 AM
Dave, what's a good budget $ for shipping my crap.......er...boats?

photohoward1
10-12-2013, 09:09 AM
$400 round trip. Ups ground. Check the website so when you make A box it fits their perimeters.

PatrickM
10-12-2013, 09:27 AM
Here's the race flier.....

106488

T.S.Davis
10-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Shipping is more than air fair.

longballlumber
10-13-2013, 08:24 AM
Shipping is more than air fair.

What Airline and dates are you flying? I could never find anything that cheap when I was shopping last year!

Later
Mike

T.S.Davis
10-13-2013, 10:38 AM
idk Fred found a rate of 252

longballlumber
10-13-2013, 10:46 AM
That's crazy, I found one for $211 this morning... I could only wish to make this happen this year. I wish "normal" was in my vocabulary!

Later,
Mike

T.S.Davis
10-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Trying to put together a total budget with air, car, room, shipping, all that rot.

We figured get there Thursday and fly home Monday.

madmikepags
10-13-2013, 02:47 PM
yup thats what I'm doin, maybe we share a car bteween the 3 of us terry?

T.S.Davis
10-13-2013, 05:37 PM
Have to be a big freak'n car. I think I may smuggle Fred in a carry on. Have to fold him twice but he's under the weight limit I think.

What about gear on site? We cant just leave it out there so I'm thinking boats jammed in every square inch of space to and from the hotel.

PatrickM
10-13-2013, 06:05 PM
U-Haul may have a solution...... :olleyes:

D. Newland
10-13-2013, 11:22 PM
When I fly, here's what it looks like.

I made 2 crates with 36" X 11" X 12" that meet Southwest Airlines checking measurements (free). Boat hulls, Tx, misc crap like tape, towels and tools go in them.

I ground ship chargers, batteries, motors, ESC's.

It's a pain, but once you have your routine down, whatever it may be, it's rather simple. Any gear that you ship gets sent to me. It's waiting for you at your hotel when you fly in.

Ken Haines
10-13-2013, 11:54 PM
Or....
You could drive yourself and all of your
gear to the race using an enclosed trailer.
Near the end of the event simply set it on fire and leave it.
Hopefully a bunch of do gooders will not run to the rescue
and put out the flames......hmmm
:wub:

ron1950
10-14-2013, 09:17 PM
lol now that's funny ken

madmikepags
10-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Terry we'll rent a minivan, and there shouldn't be that much stuff? a P-mono a Plim mono a small rigger and a small sport hydro? small box of tools and about a dozen batt packs and 2 chargers. I can fit all of that in 1 48x12x24 box and my shipping rates are about 60-70 bucks each way for that size box and 80 lbs.

T.S.Davis
10-14-2013, 10:01 PM
I need to take a closet look at what I'm actually trying to run.

That would be 4 dudes worth of the same crap.

T.S.Davis
10-14-2013, 10:05 PM
Not sure it will save your rig Ken but I'll use my extensive background in fire protection engineering to help out.................by urinating on it.

Pretty sure long island iced tea puts out a lipo fire?

properchopper
10-16-2013, 05:20 PM
Dave,

SoCal FE Tim has graciously stepped up and will sponsor TWO classes [of your choice] to be attributed to TLandauer/SoCal FE in addition to the other class sponsored by SoCal FE. Paypal to the address previously used?

I'll soon be knocking on the usual sponsor doors as well as the possibility of some new ones :wink:

D. Newland
10-16-2013, 05:40 PM
Right on, T. Thank you! Same PayPal address.

ron1950
10-16-2013, 06:22 PM
hey tony will you guys run the skiffs this year? we have plenty of em in fla for the spring race lol

properchopper
10-16-2013, 09:21 PM
hey tony will you guys run the skiffs this year? we have plenty of em in fla for the spring race lol

Ron, My poor little heart is broken ; I can't get anyone to build a skiff - what a shame - they're SO MUCH FUN !! Just Me & Pat here out West :sad:

T.S.Davis
10-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Just booked our room here

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/scottsdale/phxsr/hoteldetail

T.S.Davis
10-20-2013, 10:13 PM
- You will want to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor.


Okay, I give. Expedia doesn't know what this is. Can you guys tell me where to fly into?

PatrickM
10-21-2013, 06:26 AM
Sky Harbor Airport.... PHX. It's about 10 minutes from the pond and your hotel.

D. Newland
10-21-2013, 12:11 PM
Right on, Davis!

T.S.Davis
10-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Well, I'm coming, Tom is all in and Fred is off the fence but the back of his pants got snagged. As soon as we get him cut loose we'll get it all together. Airfare went up for some reason. Annoying.

DPeterson
10-21-2013, 12:58 PM
Got the Hotel booked for Sean and I. Will be back at the Country Inn & Suites. Had a bunch of points built up that saved a bunch of dollars. Sorry Terry if I may have led you fellows in a different direction. It was $90 versus $160.

Dave - You can put Dairymasters down for 2 sponsorships.

Airfare on line is a scam. You go on line, look around, get off line and think about it, and then when you go back on line it somehow remembers you and jacks up the rate. Had it happen alot. Going to try to figure it out this time.

Doug

T.S.Davis
10-21-2013, 01:14 PM
I've found that Southwest allows two bags checked for no charge. That might be the game changer.

D. Newland
10-21-2013, 03:51 PM
T-Go read #47 again. May be helpful. That's how I roll, anyway.

Doug-Thank you for the sponsorships!

T.S.Davis
10-21-2013, 09:20 PM
Dave, that's looking like the best option. Might have to ship the Thomas though.

D. Newland
10-22-2013, 03:31 PM
A bit of a shift in CD's for 2014. After 9 years, Lenny Blake has decided to plan a trip to Jamaica with his wife on our race weekend!

So, I reached out to Kelly Brooks and Richard Romero and got them on the hook for helping us out with our race. Most of you know Kelly. He's been out of the hobby for a few years now, but will control our antics nicely. Richard is a NAMBA racer from Tucson and calls dang near a majority of our Dist 19 races. He plays a huge role in elevating Dist 19's racing program.

Glad to have both of them on board, but Lenny will be missed.

T.S.Davis
10-22-2013, 03:43 PM
I haven't seen Kelly in years. This is going to be an awesome trip.

T.S.Davis
10-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Room - booked
Plane tickets - bought
Car rented

Fred, Tom and myself.

D. Newland
10-29-2013, 04:18 PM
It will be great to have a Michigan team at our race! Very excited about this news.

T.S.Davis
10-29-2013, 09:26 PM
I gotta tell ya Dave we're fired up already. We'll be all fat, slow, and pathetic from trying to survive a bone chilling unforgiving miserable funless MI winter but we're pretty fired up. In fact, I'll bet I burn up every boat that makes it off the plane.

T.S.Davis
10-29-2013, 09:31 PM
OH! That reminds me. We'll be bringing a little piece of every racer in our club with us. They'll all be there in spirit. I'll explain later after we get it ready. Fred and I dreamed this up today on our daily yack.

madmikepags
10-31-2013, 03:02 PM
PAGS IS BOOKED!!!!stayin same hotel as u guys terry!!!!!!!

D. Newland
10-31-2013, 03:50 PM
The event is rounding out nicely. I don't know if Scottsdale will ever be the same after this crew is done w/it.

T.S.Davis
10-31-2013, 08:14 PM
Might want to book a dozer Dave.

Mikey, we ended up at the Country Inn with Peterson and his riffraff.

DPeterson
11-01-2013, 09:43 AM
Pags - Book the Country Inn & Suites on North Scottsdale Road. We can then all car pool with the Hotel Shuttle Van a couple of evenings. Worked out well last year.

Doug

T.S.Davis
11-01-2013, 10:30 AM
Pags - Book the Country Inn & Suites on North Scottsdale Road. We can then all car pool with the Hotel Shuttle Van a couple of evenings.
Doug

I sense a conspiracy. Doug is trying to cripple me.

madmikepags
11-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Doug, you bring the cheese, I'll bring the drugs, terry you bring your mentally challenged team and we'll all have a blast, provided you don't forget your helemts and crayons!!!!!!!

fas
11-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Hey when do I get crayons they keep taking them way from me

Jeff
11-01-2013, 06:25 PM
Hey when do I get crayons they keep taking them way from me

That's cause you are the only one smart enough to sharpen a crayon you could hurt someone with.

T.S.Davis
11-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Nope, it's because he eats them. With all them kids it's the only nutrition he can get. It's why he weighs only a buck O five.

really really looking forward to this one guys. Still trying to brow beat J'Ball into flying out.

madmikepags
11-02-2013, 10:00 AM
I'm workin on Doug but it's snowmobile racing season!!!!!

rayzerdesigns
12-22-2013, 07:03 PM
hey guys, this will be my first ever boat race..i have raced on and offroad competitively for last 25 years, but now have boat bug..looking forward to meting everyone and learning more..i will be racing the p limited cat class..also I live about 20 or 25 minutes from pond..and have a spare room in house if someone cant get room..def a busy time of year with spring training..i also have a truck..if anyone needs an address to ship to..

D. Newland
12-23-2013, 02:15 PM
PM me your name/email/cell # and I'll get you on our club emailer. Great to hear you'll be joining us! Be sure to come out to our Jan 26th club race, too.

D. Newland
01-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Thank you Mark @ Dinogy Lipo's for stepping up to the sponsorship plate! We'll have some raffle goodies from Mark, too.

Dinogy Lipos (http://dinogylipos.com/)

D. Newland
01-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Thank you Jan @ Kintec Racing (http://kintecracing.com/) for picking up a few class sponsorships!

D. Newland
01-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Thank you Delta Force (http://www.deltaforce-hk.com/index.html) for picking up a class sponsorship!

madmikepags
01-08-2014, 02:44 PM
i'll pick up a class Dave, Bubblegum racing!!!!

D. Newland
01-08-2014, 04:51 PM
that's what I'm talking about. I'll give you High Points sponsorship as the class sponsorships are filled up.

For those interested in still sponsoring our race, I have other slots available other than just class sponsorships!

D. Newland
01-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Thanks to Bob Zola @ Mojoracingproducts (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/) for committing to our raffle!

D. Newland
01-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Bob's also picking up the Heater Award Sponsorship!

D. Newland
01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Thanks to Tom Castellani from Ampeaterracing (http://www.ampeaterracing.com/#) for adding to our raffle!

T.S.Davis
01-31-2014, 01:28 PM
MMEU...illigans showing for the race and supporting the race. So proud of my special boys. haha

tjcast
01-31-2014, 01:53 PM
That's Me :banana:! I'm "special" :moon:! Wait till they see me race :lol:!

111312

T.S.Davis
01-31-2014, 02:05 PM
We're sooooo out of practice. This could be ugly.

tjcast
01-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Speak for yourself, I've had my Catamaran in the Hot tub turning laps!!!

photohoward1
01-31-2014, 06:34 PM
I always told you it was not fare to us Northerners!

We're sooooo out of practice. This could be ugly.

T.S.Davis
01-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Speak for yourself, I've had my Catamaran in the Hot tub turning laps!!!

I understand there is video of said practice laps.

rayzerdesigns
02-01-2014, 10:49 AM
This said video Def needs to be posted

tjcast
02-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Ok so here is the video :w00t: !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPKO-tOUESw

rayzerdesigns
02-02-2014, 02:25 AM
awesome..that thing eats!!!

D. Newland
02-03-2014, 12:01 PM
Crap. I better get some more practice in before Feb 21st! Too funny.

Thanks to Howard Tucker for picking up the Concours Sponsorship!

rayzerdesigns
02-03-2014, 12:05 PM
http://youtu.be/5sdFc0jKN54
testing yesterday..i think im ready..

D. Newland
02-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Got Pags a little something to keep the morning nip off of his manly physique.

111414

madmikepags
02-03-2014, 06:43 PM
wow thats awesome!!!

madmikepags
02-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Practice????? I gotta build 4 boats and ship em out!!!!!

T.S.Davis
02-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Dave, some stuff.....

Need to drop out of:
P limited hydro
P limited sport

Need to add:
P limited cat

On site questions? Power, tables, chairs, canopy hiding space?

We're all so winter pasty we look like direct descendants of the stay puff marshmallow man. A wisp of sun and I'll likely burst into flames.

Will there be mid day naps? If I need a liver will we have to go to Mexico to get it? etc etc etc

T.S.Davis
02-04-2014, 09:40 PM
On a positive note. 2 boats in boxes already. Working on the third. Then just tools and batteries.

T.S.Davis
02-04-2014, 09:45 PM
haha That video cracks me up. I love how he pulls it back into the corner so he can get a full straight away run into the opposite corner.

Two prototype cats coming to WW. They'll be either really cool or very entertaining.

rayzerdesigns
02-05-2014, 01:39 AM
Dave, some stuff.....

Need to drop out of:
P limited hydro
P limited sport

Need to add:
P limited cat

On site questions? Power, tables, chairs, canopy hiding space?

We're all so winter pasty we look like direct descendants of the stay puff marshmallow man. A wisp of sun and I'll likely burst into flames.

Will there be mid day naps? If I need a liver will we have to go to Mexico to get it? etc etc etc

hey ts..no power on site..but lots of generators..as for tables and chairs..i don't know if david has extras..i have an extra folding table and couple of chairs if needed..just let me know

tjcast
02-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Hi Dave. I too need to add P-limited cat.

And whatever Terry tells you about stuff needed,(chairs, tables, canopy space etc.) multiply that by 3 as Fred and I will be coming too and need the same. Thanks.

photohoward1
02-05-2014, 10:19 AM
TRUST ME! Dave has everything you need. If you forget anything there is a Walmart not far. (It actually snowed a couple of years ago) Just brush up on your Spanish.

tjcast
02-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Hola muchacha, coming estas? Mira, mira, mira es Mickey mouse! (picked that up in Disney world a few years ago! LOL!)

D. Newland
02-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Power, table, chairs and a canopy are provided for those flying in. Donuts, coffee, drinks, free lunch for everyone, too.

T.S.Davis
02-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Good luck getting Tom to accept a free anything.

Tom, are you sure that isn't Gungan? Should come in handy when we take our sub through the core of the planet Naboo. I've been working on the sub all winter.

Boats are packed. Tool box is down sized to a sane size. Need to box up batteries and chargers and I'm ready to ship.

tjcast
02-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Yep four years of high school Spanish and watching lots of Speedy Gonzalez!

D. Newland
02-06-2014, 12:35 PM
Just saw that Feb 17th is President's Day. Not sure if that throws up delivery times or not...

PatrickM
02-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Both UPS and FedEx have normal pickup and delivery service on Feb. 17th..... USPS observes it as Washington's birthday with poorer than usual service (none).

fas
02-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Ok 2 new boats all built one old one revamped trying to finish up a whip for p-sport

8 packs to put connectors on
one speed control to water cool
get it all packed up and shipped out by this coming Wed
this day job is just getting in the way

fas
02-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Just sitting here thinking about this trip

AZ will never be the same

Peterson, Newland, Brooks ,Pags, Davis, Siewert,
the last time that happened I think was 09

then you add in Sean and Tom

WOW cant wait

T.S.Davis
02-07-2014, 10:08 AM
No snow there. Do you guys shovel scorpions or rattlesnakes maybe?

D. Newland
02-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Sometimes. It's a near lock that Peter Pan will be there checking out our pits. He's a local that wears green tights that walks around the park. Don't get suckered into a conversation with him, or you'll forget that you already series'd a pair of 2S pack and try to series them again with the remaining 2 leads. Ask me how I know...

T.S.Davis
02-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Green tights but no banana hammock. Got it.

properchopper
02-07-2014, 03:50 PM
I suppose this as good a time and place as any to mention that sadly I won't be attending what would be my eigth Winter Warmups. Suffice it to say that I'll sorely miss every one of you, and before things got messy I was especially looking forward to meeting the Michigan contingent.

Have a great race as always, and I'll be there in spirit if not in body. :thumbup1:

Tony

PatrickM
02-07-2014, 04:49 PM
I suppose this as good a time and place as any to mention that sadly I won't be attending what would be my eigth Winter Warmups.
Dang!...... guess I'm gonna have to find someone else to count laps for me. We'll miss ya, T!!!! :sad:

D. Newland
02-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Yah, Tony. You'll be missed. Same with Proulx. This would have been his 11th WW race, and we're only at 10.

T.S.Davis
02-07-2014, 09:54 PM
I suppose this as good a time and place as any to mention that sadly I won't be attending

Well that sucks. What's the hang up? Need us to threaten someone? They'll be empty threats but people hear we're from Detroit and cower in fear.

Your not on the sign ups for the nats either. That sucks too.

T.S.Davis
02-07-2014, 09:59 PM
We could place cardboard cut outs of all the missing usual suspects like we did at the 2010 nats. Although the cardboard crowd around the crapper might get a bit large.

LuckyDuc
02-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Packing as I type... It has been a brutally cold winter in cheese land this year. I'm due for a "winter warm-up": :flammes-09:

T.S.Davis
02-07-2014, 10:51 PM
It has been a brutally cold winter in cheese land this year.

Been rough here too. We've had more snow in January than EVER in Detroit. I could not be sicker of winter. I tried to end winter by purchasing a new snow blower but the Depot was out of stock.

All my boats and gear are in the boxes. What ever I forgot I'll be doing without.

T.S.Davis
02-08-2014, 09:49 AM
In fact, I'm so sick of winter that I could be told that the race was cancelled and we would be sipping umbrella drinks instead...........works fer me!

rayzerdesigns
02-08-2014, 05:30 PM
not to brag..but supposed to be 81 this Friday..extended forcast says 77/49 on 21st...79/50 22nd..83/48 23rd..love arizona

rayzerdesigns
02-08-2014, 05:32 PM
I suppose this as good a time and place as any to mention that sadly I won't be attending what would be my eigth Winter Warmups. Suffice it to say that I'll sorely miss every one of you, and before things got messy I was especially looking forward to meeting the Michigan contingent.

Have a great race as always, and I'll be there in spirit if not in body. :thumbup1:

Tony

tony..i could always get u a plane ticket in exchange for some work..

T.S.Davis
02-12-2014, 08:36 AM
not to brag..but supposed to be 81 this Friday..extended forcast says 77/49 on 21st...79/50 22nd..83/48 23rd..love arizona

Extinguishers? That's a 91 degree temperature change for us. I may do a spontaneous combustion thing.

rayzerdesigns
02-12-2014, 05:50 PM
well bad news..just checked extended forcast..now says 61 for high..brrrrr

tjcast
02-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Well then we need to bring our Arctic gear :ohmy:!!! That just means that Davis will have to wear shorts and a T- shirt instead of the Speedo (not a pretty sight :scared:!)

fas
02-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Boats all packed dropping off at fedx in the morning cant wait to get out of the frozen state they call Michigan

It could be 50 there and it would still seem like a heat wave

Fred

T.S.Davis
02-12-2014, 07:55 PM
61? Guess I'll have to race in my undies instead of completely newwwwwd.

madmikepags
02-12-2014, 09:25 PM
no boats prepped, no boats packed, don't know where my batteries props or chargers are, I think I saw a transmitter in my truck???? might just throw a boat in my luggage and hang out for the weekend????? eat drink and be merry!!!!!

rayzerdesigns
02-12-2014, 09:53 PM
ive been in and out of chicago..detroit..atlanta..all this year already..i dont know how you guys do it..i will make sure to bring my blinders so i dont see the skivees..lololol..looking fwd to meeting all u guys..as long as clothes are on..

fas
02-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Do chaps count?

jaike5
02-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Extinguishers? That's a 91 degree temperature change for us. I may do a spontaneous combustion thing.

There it is again , I'm still plug'n for a front row spot the nats for that combustion thing.... LOL at least I have a snow blower thank gawd for that....

cheers, Jay.

D. Newland
02-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Thanks to Kevin @ Fightercat Racing (http://fightercatracing.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=97&vmcchk=1&Itemid=97) for stepping up to support our raffle!

T.S.Davis
02-13-2014, 09:43 PM
no boats prepped, no boats packed, don't know where my batteries props or chargers are, I think I saw a transmitter in my truck????

Sheesh Mike, what have you been doing all winter?!?! Someone might think you had a family and responsibilities and................a life.

I came home to a geyser shooting up the side up my house this afternoon. Minor setback.

Doug Smock
02-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Good luck fellas. Looking forward to David's play by play!

Se safe,

D.

rayzerdesigns
02-14-2014, 11:31 AM
umm...lol..this is gonna be an experience...1 week..btw..weather update..70s

T.S.Davis
02-14-2014, 12:24 PM
70 sounds quite nice. Anything that isn't below freezing will be an upgrade for us. How cold does it get in the evenings? Like 50? Down coat weather for you guys.

I promise to wear clothes for the whole race.

rayzerdesigns
02-14-2014, 02:41 PM
low to mid 40s..and thanks for wearing clothes..lol

rayzerdesigns
02-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Is it friday yet..lol..I'm sitting in chicago now..looking at all the snow..lol..

T.S.Davis
02-16-2014, 09:06 PM
We had a meeting today. I tried two different freeways. Both closed due to snowy accidents. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Calgon, take me awayyyyyyyyyyyy.

fas
02-17-2014, 08:29 AM
I only have one thing to say when I got in the truck it read -13 I am done with Michigan

T.S.Davis
02-17-2014, 08:58 AM
I know these weather updates are annoying but they do express how much like caged animals us guys from the mid west are right now.

Down at the zoo, even the polar bears are like "screw it, I didn't eat enough baby seals for this crap".

Doug Smock
02-17-2014, 09:00 AM
I moved south from Lapeer in 76. It was neat growing up there but I don't think I could do it today.:blink:

rayzerdesigns
02-17-2014, 03:55 PM
hey guys...don't know if this will help anyone..i will be in Detroit tomorrow eve..Tuesday night..if anyone needs some stuff taken back to az for weekend let me know asap

tjcast
02-17-2014, 04:14 PM
You can take a whole bunch of this snow crap with you! LOL.

T.S.Davis
02-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Could you stop by and shovel my driveway?

rayzerdesigns
02-17-2014, 05:26 PM
lol..hell no im not bringing that crap back to az..lol..u guys leave the warmth here when you leave also..lololol..no..don't think I will shovel ur driveway..that sounds like labor..

rayzerdesigns
02-17-2014, 05:28 PM
I will be at the four points Sheraton..drinks??

T.S.Davis
02-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Screwed. Gonna have to wait till we get there.

Leaving for a few days makes for an epic week at the office. You would think the earth was going to fall from it's axis.

madmikepags
02-18-2014, 07:26 PM
boats, batts, chargers, etc.... packed and shipped today. I thik I did most of it in my sleep last night so I might be missing some equipment!!!!!

Jim Osborne
02-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Hay DRIFTER

Did you pack that boat for the new class that Newland wants to run, 10s tunnel.

Jim

D. Newland
02-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Forgot the front.

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Got Pags a little something to keep the morning nip off of his manly physique.

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rayzerdesigns
02-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Nice ..lol..what time are u gonna get there in am david?? Do u need help setting up??

D. Newland
02-20-2014, 06:37 PM
7:30 to 8:00. Yes.

rayzerdesigns
02-20-2014, 08:34 PM
cool..will be there at 730

longballlumber
02-20-2014, 09:45 PM
A big GOOD LUCK and safe travels to my racing buddies traveling out west! One of these year I am going join the fun too!!

Later,
Ball

rayzerdesigns
02-23-2014, 10:37 PM
had such a great weekend..results weren't what I wanted..but the heats I finished went really well..thanks to everyone I met..to many to mention..but the Milwaukee guys..Detroit guys..and of course mr pags..lol..had a blast guys..plans are in the works now to make nats

T.S.Davis
02-24-2014, 03:23 AM
I keep saying this but surely there is a law against having this much fun.

PatrickM
02-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Here's the results from WW10:

P Offshore
1. Ted McKay
2. Doug Peterson
3. Dave Newland

P Ltd Mono
1. Dave Newland
2. Sean Kewley
3. Doug Peterson

P Sport Hydro
1. Sean Kewley
2. Jim Osborne
3. Fred Siewert

P Ltd Hydro
1. Dave Newland
2. Mike Paganelli
3. Jim Osborne

1/10 Scale Modern Hydro
1. Gary Rose
2. Dick Roberts
3. Ted McKay

P Ltd Offshore
1. Dave Newland
2. Ted McKay
3. Sean Kewley

P Ltd Catamaran
1. Jim Osborne
2. Doug Peterson
3. Tom Castellani

P Ltd OPC
1. Dave Newland
2. Doug Peterson
3. Pete Wijatyk

P Ltd Sport Hydro
1. Sean Kewley
2. Dave Newland
3. Jim Osborne

P Mono
1. Dave Newland
2. Mike Paganelli
3. Doug Peterson

1/10 Scale Vintage Hydro
1. Leonard Feeback
2. Don Ast
3. Gary Rose


High Points Champion: Dave Newland

1/10 Scale Concourse: Ted McKay

Racers Concourse: Adriane Gambino

Rat Rod Concourse: Bruce Lewis

Mr. Consistency: Pete Wijatyk

Mr. Salvage: Bruce Lewis

EPA Award: Terry Davis

Flyguy55
02-24-2014, 11:30 AM
Great time
Weather was about perfect. Cool mornings , 50s , warm afternoons , 70s . Wind was never a factor . lots of sunshine !
Looking forward to next year !

brooks93
02-24-2014, 12:52 PM
It was good to meet a lot of you and to catch up with some of the old timers. Hopefully next year I can call more of the race then one day and put a boat or 2 on the water.

Kelly

D. Newland
02-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Another one in the books. I haven’t done an official boat count of previous years, but I think this was our biggest event. And, we were missing regulars Howard Tucker, Dan Proulx, Tony Heller, and even Quiet Lee Simonson.

The weather was perfect. Absolutely perfect. And the racing? Damn perfect, too. I can count the number of “mishaps” on 1 hand. Actually only need a few fingers. What a great group of fast and consistent racers!

It’s always great to see new talent enter the hobby and immediately add to the competition, as well as fit right into the mix. Racing hard when they’re on the stand, and helping out retrieve and pit when not. Adrien “Penske” Gambino, from France, is here on a work Visa and is an FE boater in his homeland. He has a P mono that finished all 6 heats (only racer out of 12 to do it) for an overall 4th place and a very nicely build P-ltd Cat, complete with video mounts, in his fleet. And, Ray Presnall has joined us from the car racing scene with a very impressive and tuned Geico cat. He pulled off some very impressive heat wins, and provided some very good pitman assistance throughout the event.

Having the Michigan group here for this event was a treat. I mean, these guys are busy getting the ’14 Nat’s organized, but they took the time to venture out here to race with us. Thanks to Terry Davis, Fred Seiwert and Tom Castellani.

And, Mike Pags gets his own paragraph. What a commitment this guy has been making to our hobby the past few years. He was to come out last year, but a Kid Rock concert in New Orleans got in the way. Fortunately, there was no tour getting in his way for ’14! Though he and I have great racing in any class, P Mono is where we’ve had the strongest rivalry the past few years. This year didn’t disappoint, either.

Doug Peterson was the longest tenured traveler this year, and he again brought along Sean Kewley, who just can’t be stopped with his P and P-Ltd Sport Hydro. Doug built a beautiful 32” German Cat (forget the make), but I found it rather interesting that he skimped out getting a water cooling jacket for the motor. It’s not like Doug to penny pinch like that. I would have given him one.

Leonard Feeback and Don Ast came out to clean everyone’s clock in 1/10th Scale Vintage. Leonard needed 5 heat wins and a 2nd place to take the win to Don’s 4 heat wins and 2 2nd place finishes.

A few observations while scanning over the final heat sheets. P-Ltd Cat, by far, had the highest boat count of our event. 15 entries. Alan Grossman was the only driver to get 6 finishes. Tom Castellani was on his way, but the 6th round got him a DQ for cutting off a driver. In fact, he showed up at our event was a newly scratch built cat that was giving him fits during open water. However, he got it tuned and had a heat win and 4 2nd place finishes for a 3rd place overall. The winning boat was Jim Osborne’s Geico cat with some nicely tuned modifications.

I found some interesting stats for P Offshore and P-Ltd Offshore. Keep in mind we only ran 3 rounds of P Offshore on Friday, and we ran 6 rounds total for P-Ltd Offshore over Sat/Sun. The highest lap count for a single heat of P Offshore was 13 ¼. For P-Ltd Offshore? 13 flat. The average lap count for P Offshore was 8.32. For P-Ltd Offshore? 10.55. For P Offshore, only 1 racer, out of 7, finished all 3 heats. For P-Ltd Offshore, out of 11 racers, 5 finished all 6 rounds.

A special thank you to Kelly Brooks for helping fill in for Lenny Blake this year as CD on Sunday. Kelly was neck-deep in this hobby just a few short years ago and I hope the bug comes back. Also, thank you to Richard Romero from Tucson for helping CD Friday and Saturday.

Thanks to our sponsors, and thanks to the racers that made this event happen! We hope to see you again next year.

rayzerdesigns
02-24-2014, 04:31 PM
i did have a blast...and am now fully commited to going to nats..just got get a couple of boats going..really after racing cars competively for last 25 years..this boat racing is so much fun..very laid back..everyone seems to help..and as for mike..well yes he deserves his paragraph..lol..the work he did on my prop to get it back to any shape to race the final round..i thik it was actually faster as i won last round..had a blast pitting for everyone..see whoever is going to nats soon..

G.Rose
02-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Great time, Great guys, Great food, Great drinks, Great course, great weather......who can ask for anything more

Great job Dave

T.S.Davis
02-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Although my results were......poor, I learned a lot about my boats that I can use to make them better for our local series and for the nats. That's kind of the point of the Winter Warm Ups I think. For warming up. Dave mentioned that on day one. Fresh boats with no run time racing against guys that have been running all winter is tough.

I still don't understand all the electronic failures. 3 baked motors on existing combos. Taking an irreplaceable Hydra120 speedo with them. ugh. I checked with the cheese heads and they said they didn't have to prop down for AZ. Hopefully it was just the difference in water density from AZ to MI. PAGS told me to slow my P mono down 17 mph and then it will be competitive. The new Stealth cat needs a bunch more work. Tom's new cat is really close though.

All in all I had a fantastic time. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. After hours as usual was heaps of fun. I figured out that my back was sore from laughing so much. Hope Jim's wife doesn't think less of us now that she's had more exposure.

Darin Jordan
02-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Sounds like a great time, guys. I need to put this on my list for next season. We'll have to see what I can work out.

Cats, Cats, Cats... Sounds like it was a really good thing for NAMBA that the exhibition Cat heat racing classes were added to the 2012 Nationals. Seemed a no-brainer at the time. Looks like that's proving out. Nicely done!

T.S.Davis
02-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Mean machines were the kitties to beat in AZ. Those guys have the MM figured out. Gave me some great ideas.

madmikepags
02-25-2014, 02:47 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!! what a great event, Dave, you and your guys really did a fantastic job, the organization, the CD'ing the raffles, the lunches, everything was well thought out. The racing was extremely competitive, when you have a field of guys like Dave, Ted, Jim, Doug, Sean, Fred Terry, Tom, etc you have got decades of FE racing experience on the stand in any given heat!!! I personally did not do too well but I know the boats I have are compettitive and a bad motor and a bad prop choice cost me in a couple of classes and a bad driving move cost me in another. I was very impressed with all the driving, lots of guys just laying down solid heats.
I was especially impresssed with Sean, hes been around for a while and is great compettitor but his boats and his driving were just really spot on this weekend. Also Newbie Ray...not really a newbie, he is quite an accomplished car racer who has been bitten by the FE bug, his boat was fast and handled great and looked awesome. He just had a couple of little mishaps that cost him a podium spot.
Dave, you were a gentleman and on fire racing this weekend, we did have a few really good heats, but he clearly outclasses me on the drivers stand, proving it by passing me on the outside in turn 3 in the last P-mono heat!!!! Great job Dave I had a lot of fun in that heat!!!
The CD's were great, Rich was fantastic and it was great to see Kelly Brooks back out at the pond!!! I met him 6 years ago at the Mi cup race and he taught me a lot in those 3 days, we/ve kept in touch but I havent seen him since then, I look forward to him getting back into racing.
the crew of guys to hang out with was amazing, my boys from Mi, Doug and Sean, Ray, Dave, Ted Jim and Tracy Osborne and the list goes on. We went out each night and had a blast, dinners were good but the company was even better, lots of jokes, stories ball breaking and one of the most fun races I've ever been to. Thanks to all who attended and all who organized and helped. This will be on my calendar each year to attend. I think Terry said it best, "If they knew how much fun we have at these races they might make it illegal"

T.S.Davis
02-25-2014, 03:20 PM
......um......did I really lay down in the driveway of the hotel? I did didn't I?

madmikepags
02-25-2014, 03:22 PM
OH yes you did!!!!!!

T.S.Davis
02-25-2014, 03:37 PM
This is what we saw when we left the parking deck in Detroit. It must have rained a lot while we were gone. Getting small. At least the temps were good and low for us when we deplaned.

That thing is at least 30 ft high.

Bullwink
02-26-2014, 10:03 AM
It was a terrific 3 days! I wish I had more time to prepare for these races. But, a bad day FE Boat Racing is better than a great day at work! Thanks to Dave, Jim, Ted and everyone else who pitched in to make this a great event. Thanks to all of the guys from back east that made the trip and got to enjoy our great AZ weather. Just don't think about moving here though. There is enough competition here with Newland, Osborne, McKay, etc.!

rayzerdesigns
02-26-2014, 11:44 AM
You Definitely Need To Make It Out darin..Hopefully See YOU At nats

brooks93
02-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Oh sure Mike Pags. Make it sound like I made you what you are. LOL I don't want these guys coming after me.

tjcast
02-26-2014, 01:52 PM
I just want to say thanks to everyone involved in putting on such a great event at WW10. It was a wonderful break from this miserable Michigan winter! Met some great people and racers. Had an amazing time racing and can't wait to go back next year!

Jim Osborne
02-27-2014, 11:50 AM
All in all I had a fantastic time. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. After hours as usual was heaps of fun. I figured out that my back was sore from laughing so much. Hope Jim's wife doesn't think less of us now that she's had more exposure.

Terry not to fear she's been around a lot of boats, she had fun. We need more of those after hours and less racing, but I guess you need the racing so you have the stories to tell. It was a great time and glad you out of town'rs could make it and enjoy some nice weather.

Jim

D. Newland
03-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Photos compliments of Dave Zelinka! Man does he have some nice photograph equipment. My boys are working on their Phantom quad copter edits as well. For their first time filming moving objects, they did good.

Here's Peterson's 295 and my Lynx. Too bad we don't have an action shot of both of us racing, because it was 1 of our OPC heats that was probably the most exhilarating that weekend.

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D. Newland
03-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Pags taking lane 1 at the start of an LSH heat, and Gary Rose's P Mono looking well trimmed.

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D. Newland
03-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Some 1/10th Scales.

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D. Newland
03-03-2014, 04:59 PM
Photo of my Whiplash exiting turn 2 and Adrien Gambino's P Mono, complete with a Sony recorder.

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D. Newland
03-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Peterson's Titan 40.

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D. Newland
03-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Pete literally wiping away any chance of a solid finish...Just leave the fingerprints on there next time!

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T.S.Davis
03-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Dave, if there's any way to get that Gambino footage let us know. Some of that was absolutely awesome. There should be a silly clip of me trying to get out of his way too.

Oh, where is Tracies' group photo too? I only got a few shots at the race.

rayzerdesigns
03-03-2014, 07:59 PM
nice

LuckyDuc
03-03-2014, 10:15 PM
A big thanks to the AZ gang for taking the time out of their busy schedules to put on such a great event. You put the fun in toy boat racing. Special thanks to Allen for being so gracious to us cheese heads. I think the dairy master will be sending you a special thanks.

What a group of characters you all are. Absolutely fantastic visiting with you all.

Can't wait to see you again at the Nats!

D. Newland
03-04-2014, 12:20 PM
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D. Newland
03-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Photographic proof that Pags earned every embroidered stitch of that vest!

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Here's a good shot of me and Pags rounding turn 1. With the rooster tails, it's very hard to see the boats clearly from the drivers stand.

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D. Newland
03-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Adrien's on board footage has been edited and put to music, but there was a glitch that I think he's trying to work out. We'll get it.

rayzerdesigns
03-05-2014, 02:41 AM
More pics please..lol

D. Newland
03-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Here's some car racer that just wanted to lend a hand all weekend

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Pag's P Mono, with me giving chase

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fas
03-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Dave that was Mikey you were chasing down here are few of the pictures I got

D. Newland
03-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Duh, the thumbnails on my screen are so small, I thought that was your boat when adding the pic. Enough of the Pags/Newland P Mono show! I guess the photographer thought we were photo-worthy.

D. Newland
03-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Adrien's P Mono

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D. Newland
03-05-2014, 05:31 PM
I knew there was a picture of Fred's P Mono!

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We make you retrieve your own boat if you DNF. It adds insult to injury and provides an incentive to work on your setup.

Not really, but yes we do.

madmikepags
03-05-2014, 09:32 PM
hey dave that was not fred that was me again, I think thats where you passed me on the outside on lap 4 coming out of turn 4 in the last P-mono heat!!!! that was a great race!!!

gleny
03-09-2014, 02:05 AM
They added 10th Scale Modern & Vintage to the regular FE classes at the Tucson District 19 Race in April. I just signed up my Vintage for a total of 1, anybody else out there want to play? :thumbup1:

G.Rose
03-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Glen 4 maybe 5 Vintage will be coming from the the Sun City practice pond and 3 Moderns. I will let the guys know.

gleny
03-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Cool, they show 9 signups. If we get close and put on a good show, this might become a regular thing.

rayzerdesigns
03-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Where can I find out info on tucson club races..would like to go down..slso should have my modern done by then

D. Newland
03-14-2014, 11:26 AM
rcracingevents (http://www.rcracingevents.com/cgi-bin/rcrev.pl)

tjcast
04-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Hey Dave any update on video footage?

T.S.Davis
04-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Funny, I asked him the same thing earlier today.

D. Newland
04-21-2014, 12:42 PM
My boys have most of the footage edits done, but hit a stumbling block when the computer ran out of memory. Wife won't delete stuff to free up memory and wants me to get a new computer for them. I'm thinking the computer just needs more memory.

I've been at a stand-still ever since. But, I'm set to get it done, so will come up with a family solution shortly.

madmikepags
04-24-2014, 03:00 AM
boat stuff? computer? electricity? phone bill? car payment? mortgage? hmmmmmmm, spend the money on boat stuff the other stuff has a way of figuring itself out!!!!!!!!

T.S.Davis
04-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Dude, just get a terra drive. They're a 100 bucks. Back up a bunch of stuff.

PatrickM
04-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Could be a RAM shortage. My computer gives a "not enough memory" message when I'm trying to process RAW pics in Photoshop. Got almost 2tb of blank hard drive, but the system is maxed at 16 gig of RAM.

D. Newland
04-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Finally got the wife to order some memory. We'll see if that does it. She got tired of the quad copter completely disassembled on the dining room table as the boys rig it with a gimbal that needs a download (and no memory to download the download).

D. Newland
05-29-2014, 04:42 PM
Well, my boys have a new laptop. Here's the video! I'm proud of their work. This was the first time filming moving objects with the quad copter. They learned a lot and will have a better filming strategy the next time. Also, their High School Video Productions class came in handy with the editing.

A special thanks to Adrien "Penske" Gambino for putting a lot of his equipment on the water to get some nice shots. His boats handled well with the camera, but he did give up speed and handling for our benefit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YcagTD9ENbw

rayzerdesigns
05-29-2014, 05:26 PM
awesome footage..hopefully they will do it again..i think I have some big multirotors to come out and do next year..nice footage

madmikepags
05-29-2014, 06:11 PM
They did a great job Dave!!!

Bullwink
05-29-2014, 07:27 PM
OMG! This is Awesome!!!! Your boys and Adrien did a fantastic job!

T.S.Davis
05-29-2014, 10:16 PM
Found myself grinning like a lunatic.

Thank the boys for us Dave. It's pretty great.

longballlumber
05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
I saw at least a dozen lane violations... LOL (I am kidding)

Way Kewl stuff. I am still at the hovering stage with my helicopters. Maybe someday I can fly like that.

Later,
Ball

D. Newland
05-30-2014, 12:27 PM
I could have filled 3:45 with better driving, but that would have been kind of boring. Funny thing is that having a different POV points out things that you may not necessarily see on the drivers stand, or at least not be nearly as concerned about. Also, Adrien's boat was a bit of a marker because of the equipment he was hauling, so there were a few times we drove around him like you would an old lady doing 50 mph in the fast lane on the freeway. However, Ted (High Plains Drifter-West Coast) McKay got busted on camera doing his S turns during the mill!

What was interesting about the quad copter hovering over the race (they filmed about 8 heats), was that it was dang near invisible to the drivers. You couldn't hear it, and it was just high enough to be out of your line of sight. I found myself actually looking for it during a few heats to make sure the boys were flying it well, which they were.

brooks93
06-03-2014, 02:42 AM
thats cool.. we need to do instant replay after every race and hand out penalty's. LOL

T.S.Davis
06-03-2014, 09:18 AM
It's June now. I would still be doing penalty laps today.

brooks93
06-03-2014, 12:28 PM
It's June now. I would still be doing penalty laps today.

true.. you would probably be better of just cd'ing with me. LOL

T.S.Davis
06-03-2014, 12:59 PM
I'm a terrible CD. Almost as bad as me being pit man. I want to just watch the racing.

tjcast
06-03-2014, 02:17 PM
I'm a terrible CD. Almost as bad as me being pit man. I want to just watch the racing.
So true, he even gets confused as to who he is actually pitting for!

brooks93
06-04-2014, 03:32 AM
So true, he even gets confused as to who he is actually pitting for!

ya he has pitted me before.. I think sometimes he even has a hard time watching his own boat during a race. might explain all the cut markers. LOL