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    Default Run day reports.

    I know we already have a gallery thread going over on RC Groups but, since we now have the ability to run multiple threads within our club area thought I’d start another one here for the non RCG users. All the old vids will still be on RCG and I’ll still be updating that one as well.

    That said here’s our 1st run from today. A LSO heat that didn’t go a full 4 minutes with the wind conditions and chop. I think 7 boats started this heat. Winner determined by “last man standing” rules.



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    Next up, Scott’s HPR and my DF Explorer cat in a PTD run. The DF cat really doesn’t much like the wind and chop either. Think I might have completed 3 laps before it was upside down.



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    Ray and Hugh go at it in a little 1/8 scale hydro action. (or maybe it was NASCAR considering the “rubbing is racing” effect) The bigger boats were not affected as much as the smaller ones but you can still hear the chop as these big boats bang through it.


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    Not sure if it was the rough water conditions, or if Scott’s GPS has gotten stingy. Finally got a GPS readout for the Delta Force Explorer twin on 6s and was really disappointed with the reading. Sure looked faster than that to me. (and everybody else that that was there watching).



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    Here’s a Quickie related STD. It won’t hurt for long though


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    Hugh's Team Believer cat and my Sprintcat .40 in a Q boat run. I got a little too cocky and Hugh took the heat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiqueman View Post
    Great idea Bill. And as always thanks for all your video efforts
    Now that I finally got getting the thumbnail to show right figured out, it seemed like a good thing to do.

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    Scott’s HPR Cat with Brian’s DF Cat and my DF Cat in a P class twins heat. This time I did at least manage to keep the props in the water for the duration.


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    Larry, Chris and myself in a P mono heat. I got a good start and was 1st into the 1st turn but hit a hole in the water coming out the back side. That dropped me to last but at least it stayed right side up and I got to finish. That’s better than what happened to Chris when his steering stopped working.


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    Another LSO heat. This one in two installments (or maybe it’s 2 heats in one video) with another last man standing finish.



    And that concludes today’s reporting.

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    Typical Ackerman winter time running today. Wind coming from the NNE at around 15-20 mph. (such fun)
    A little open water practice. Started shooting Brian’s Motley Crew because I was liking the way it was hopping the waves, then Hugh came out with his 1/8 scale hydro and before it was over, Scott had his Miss Geico in the mix.

    http://youtu.be/4wJzSOrEIio


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    Hugh, Richard and myself playing at Q Offshore. Days like today it becomes a real offshore race. If you watch closely starting around the 45 second mark you will see my sprintcat turn into a submarine for a couple of seconds. It goes under at the 48 second mark, Hugh’s sprintcat cat comes across where mine went down, then mine comes back to the surface at 51 the second mark. Kind of an invisible lead change since Hugh was halfway around the turn by the time mine surfaced. Try as I might, just couldn’t regain the distance and wound up flipping a lap or so later while trying.

    http://youtu.be/qeJlebZshMk


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    Brian, Richard & Scott running the dreaded STD’s. Really not a good day for small boats but they sure did put in the effort. Scott discovers the secret submarine maneuver at the 43 second mark. Rich barrel rolls around 1:06 but his cat lands on it’s feet and keeps going. Brian goes belly up at 1:38

    http://youtu.be/Hhhr5C3jExM

    Last edited by bill34207; 12-11-2011 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Fixed the thumbnail

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    Don't know why the thumbnail isn't working on the last one. Something is taking up the space it should be occupying. Sometime I think this board just doesn't like me.

    Another round of STD with just Scott & Brian. Definitely not a good day for small boats.

    http://youtu.be/nX7fRFLd4cw


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    A round of P mono that eventually wound up with three boats being rescued by the recovery boat and one by fishing pole. I got the “last man standing” win.

    http://youtu.be/ReeUskmK1x8


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    P Twins. Brian went upside down early, I did the submarine maneuver at 1:01 but came back up right side up. Scott got too eager to lap me and wound up upside down at 1:34. We sent out the recovery boat for mine shortly after the 2:50 mark. Did I mention this was not a good day for small boats?
    http://youtu.be/Z-k2dupa-rY


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    The day just wouldn’t be complete without a little LSO action. Brian’s Motley Crew against Scott’s Miss Geico. Any wagers on how many laps these guys completed?

    http://youtu.be/cnZeQzgayfA



    That's it for recorded runs today. Special thanks to Chris & Scott for being auxilary camera operators. Seems like as long as we're not all in the same class we manage to get a pretty good sampling of what we did today.

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    Great videos today fellas. Looked pretty challenging and fun at the same time!

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    Thanks for posting those Bill,I'll be boating vicariously through you guys till spring I imagine.I'm sure I'm not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimp View Post
    Great videos today fellas. Looked pretty challenging and fun at the same time!
    We love Ackerman. It's great for practicing in race chop even when your's is the only boat on the water.

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    Default Encore RV Park

    A handful of us (Hugh, Chris, Ted and I) went out to Encore RV park today as BG’s guest to check the lake for possible use as a running site for New Years day. We do like the big lake at Ackerman but thought it might be nice to turn it into a cookout to celebrate the new year. Bad side of Ackerman is that we’d have to transport in a grill and there are no “facilities” in the event of a call from mother nature.

    That said here’s today’s 1st clip. Hugh’s mean machine LSO running with Brian’s tenshock cat. Wait… where is the chop? This doesn’t look right. I’m scared.
    http://youtu.be/o4VYT9CebFY


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    Hugh with his whip and Chris with his stealth for some LSH action. I was really wishing I had brought a boat but my even being there was an afterthought after my flying buddy wimped out on me this morning due to the breeze. Needless to say I didn’t have anything prepped to run and no packs charged. Probably just as well. Water that smooth can promote running too long and melting the solder joints on the motor to esc. Right Chris?

    http://youtu.be/T61OwCXv5B4


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    Here ya go Ron. This is what you were wanting to see. Hugh’s PS295 tunnel off on a solo run. I think this might be it’s 1st ever run on a flat surface.

    http://youtu.be/4y4Wy2qZn2s


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    Some more LSH action with Hugh and Brian G aka Encore Man.

    http://youtu.be/W0z8fI8beIw


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    Last one for today. Teddy and his Insane mono “P” boat. Still some dialing in to do on this one.

    http://youtu.be/hFas82veGu4


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    Great job again Bill, thanks for posting the vids. My boats didn't know what to think none had to be rescued today.

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    A handful of us did New Years Day at Encore RV Park today. A grill to do lunch and bathrooms made it a good choice for spending a day of playing boats and bs’ing with friends. The mirror like lake was a little scary though.
    Didn’t get a lot of video (compared to how many runs we did) but we did have a good time, ate some good food and came home really tired.
    1st up is Dan’s (eagle) big mono with Castle 2028. This boat still needs a bit of setup work done to it.

    http://youtu.be/ZZNkHbTncgc


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    Next up Chris, Hugh, Larry & Brian G in a round of LSH. I was running camera and got too confused to tell who won the heat. One of y’all can declare yourself the winner.

    http://youtu.be/OyJIGKgfupM


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