Live from the Field

Thursday’s regatta was quite breezy, with winds at the start in the 6-10mph range. Winds varied throughout the afternoon, but did not pick up as forecasted, and for the most part, settled down in the later stages of racing.
12 races were sailed, all 1 lap. There were 2 throw-outs per skipper.

This is going to sound like a broker record, but as usual, Jerry Robertson started with a bang, winning the first 2 races. Bob got it together and tied it up after 6 races and then pulled out ahead, winning 4 of the final 6 races to hold on for the win.

Dave McVey was 3rd, with 3 second place and 5 third place finishes, beating Jerry twice and Bob once. John Malmberg was 4th, sitting out 2 of the races, with a second and 3 thirds. Bill Brown, also missing 2 of the races was a close 5th. New member Ken Gibson was 6th and Jim Malmberg was 7th.

Skipper Points
Bob Spraker 13
Jerry Robertson 15
Dave McVey 29
John Malmberg 40
Bill Brown 43
Ken Gibson 51
Jim Malmberg 57

Skipper of the day was Dave McVey. Dave had a number of great starts, was challenging the 2 leaders in just about every race and pretty much dominated the rest (except Bob & Jerry) of the fleet. Great job Dave!!

Live from the Field

Monday’s regatta was quite breezy, with winds at the start in the 8-14mph range. Winds varied throughout the afternoon, but did not pick up as forecasted, and for the most part, settled down in the later stages of racing. 12 races were sailed in all, the first 3 races were 2 laps and the final 9 were 1 lap. There were 2 throw-outs per skipper.
As usual, Jerry Robertson started with a bang, winning the first 2 races. Bob got it together and tied it up after 6 races and pulled out ahead, winning 4 of the final 6 races. Marc Koenig, Cory Nyman and Leland battled for 3rd place in the beginning races, though Marc prevailed. George Anzalone sailed well, though had water short out his servo and had to retire. Greg was out with #127, but also retired.
Skipper Sail # Points Bob Spraker 26 13 Jerry Robertson 0 15 Marc Koenig 37 31 Leland Dorrenbos 55 36 Cory Nyman 17 42 George Anzalone 18 64
Skipper of the day was Marc Koenig. He was usually in the hunt and frequently challenging Bob & Jerry for the lead. He had 2 second place finishes, beat Bob once and Jerry once; no small feat. Marc also held off challenges from Leland and Cory, finishing 2nd or 3rd in the final five races. Thanks to new comer Ken Gibson for keeping score.

iMAX B6AC v2 all-in-one Battery Charger

Price

The price is approx. $60 from multiple sources.

Features

  • Charges NiMh, NiCad, LiPo, LiFe, lead acid
  • PC Control Software “Charge Master”. The free “Charge Master” software gives you unparalleled ability to operate the charger through the computer. You can monitor pack voltage, cell voltage and other data during
  • the charging, view charge date in real-time graphs. And you can initiate, control charging
  • and update firmware from “Charge Master”.
  • Smart Phone Control via WiFi Module (both iOS and Android)
  • Finally, your charger gets its own apps. This charger can be controlled and operated by smart phones via WiFi module(option part SK-600075).
  • Internal Independent Lithium Battery Balancer
  • IMAX B6AC V2 employs an individual-cell-voltage balancer. It isn’t necessary to connect an external balancer for balance charging.
  • Balancing Individual Cells Battery Discharging
  • During the process of discharging, IMAX B6AC V2 can monitor and balance each cell of the battery individually. Error message will be indicated and the process will be ended automatically if the voltage of any single one cell is abnormal.

Talk to Jerry Walker about his iMax charger. He is very pleased with it.

Product – Transmitter – Skyfly

FlySky FS-i6-M2 2.4GHz 6-Channel Transmitter

  • Channels: 6 Channels
  • Model Type:fixed-wing/glider/helicopter
  • RF range: 2.405-2.475Ghz
  • Bandwidth: 500Khz
  • Band: 142
  • RF Power: Less than 20 dBm
  • 2.4G System: AFHDS 2A and AFHDS
  • Code type: GFSK
  • Sensitivity: 1024
  • Low voltage warning: Less than 4.2V
  • DSC port: PS2; output:PPM
  • Charger port: no
  • ANT length: 26mm*2 (dual antenna)
  • Weight: 392g
  • Power: 6V 1.5AA*4
  • Display mode: Transflective STN positive type,128*64 dot matric VA73*39mm, white backlight
  • Size: 174*89*190mm
  • Online update: yes
  • Color: Black
  • Certificate: CE0678,FCC