day's events started with the Speed model pilots arriving early in
the morning to make full use of the concrete circle before the bulk
of the team race guys arrived. Speed stalwart Noel Wake did not fly
any models on the day but was there to help out with model timing
and also put on the cooks apron for the lunchtime sausage sizzle.
The speed pylon was removed from the centre circle at lunchtime and
the many times postponed Mini Goodyear State Championship started to
get under way. Mini Goodyear is an official MAAA event but it is
rarely flown in other States.
Some tuning flights took place and then we got into the racing.
These models really do get up and go and the fast ones circulate in
the 16 seconds for ten laps bracket which is comparable to the F2C
two 100 lap races with two compulsory pit stops the three fastest
teams went into a 200 lap final race. The Wilson/Ellins team have
had a recent monopoly on this event but today the younger Wilson
(Murray) teamed up with Paul Stein to grab the State Title honours.
Paul Stein had earlier in the day been testing his spark ignition
engine powered stunter and various other types of models and pilots
were also seen to be active.
Pictures from the day were taken by the camera of Paul Stein (Club