Race Day Schedule
Check the Events page for the next race date. A typical race day looks like:
Test flying: 9-10:00AM
Racing starts: 10:00AM
Plan to fly in at least 1 heat per race (2-4 heats per race depending on entries)
Plan on 3 races per date.
We will run two separate heats of Pylon Racing. Each aircraft should have an easily identifiable color scheme. Blue painters tape will be provided if needed to change the stock paint scheme(s).
Heat 1: T-28’s
The first is with E-Flite’s T-28; 1.1m (EFL4450) any color scheme is OK. The new E-Flite T-28 Trojan 1.2m BNF Basic with retracts and flaps is not included in this set.
Stock everything (except paint scheme) – propeller, wheels, motor, etc. Battery can be 2200maH 20-30C max. The “Stock” battery is 1800mah. The plane easily handles the 2200 maH; no RTF total weight restriction.
The E-Flite T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic Product #EFL4450 that we use for pylon racing has been discontinued by Horizon. You can still find them used online for about $100
Heat 2: Limited Class
This is for any electric fixed wing aircraft with a 3s 2200mah battery or less. No C rating restriction, no motor size restriction, no airframe design restrictions. Bring an electric 1/2A racer, a flying foamy wing, or anything in between.
Everything does need to do a rolling takeoff or hand launch – no flying starts or bungee launches.
We need helpers for the races – 2 spotters and a flag man for starting the races.
The spotters in-line with the pylons need to be able to ID aircraft to call “cuts.” A cut is when you do not go around the pylon at each end of the field. 1 cut requires 1 extra lap; 2 cuts = disqualified for that heat.
Prizes for all. HH gift cards. Each race date will be treated as single event. Prizes will be the same for each event. All Pilots and helpers will get something.
You can practice at Poplar Ford. There are 2 pylons in the outer corners of the field.
Hope to see you at the races! It’s an Adrenalin rush!