2019 Micro Magic Frostbite Regatta – April 13,14, 2019

Regatta Report - 2019 Micro Magic National Championship.

This significant national Micro Magic regatta was held in the Phoenix, AZ and sponsored by the West Valley RC Mariners Club.

The West Valley folk have provided the following write-up.

Additiionally, the Images at the end of the article were provided by Bill Brown, a member of the Pima Micro yYcht Club.

 

 

2019 MM Frostbite Regatta

Note. this write-up of the regatta was obtained from the West Valley RC mariners website. The URL to their site is: https://sites.google.com/site/westvalleyrcmariners/results?authuser=0. It is well into the evening so I could not obtain permission to use the narrative on the PMYC site.

Jerry Walker
PMYC Website Admin
Jerry3stix@gmail.com

 

Following article developed by West Valley RC Mariners.

On Saturday January 19th The West Valley Mariners hosted the MicroMagic Frostbite Regatta on Estrella Community South Lake in 60 degree temperatures with 4 to 6 knot westerly winds shifting to NNW winds as the day progressed. We completed 12 races with two throw-outs. Low point scoring was used.

A top notch field of 11 entrants made for a very competitive day of sailing. Every skipper scored a top 5 finish before the day finished. In the morning races Allan Vinson dominated winning 4 races with Mike Eades and Bob Spraker each winning one. The wind had now shifted from westerly to NNW so the course marks were reset to get away from reaching to more up wind, down wind racing. In the afternoon the scoring got really tight as Mike Eades won 4 of the 6 races and Bob Spraker won the other two. There were many, many “duels to the line” for position in every race. Overall, Allan Vinson hung on to win the Championship with 16 points followed by Mike Eades with 19 points and Bob Spraker with 26 points. The scoresheet and group picture are attached. 

Many thanks to Mike Doyle and Jeff Freeman who volunteered as judges and scoring for the entire regatta.

Jed Korthals

Race  Director

Note, I need to contact WVRC Mariners for an useable version of the race results image and the group photo (Jerry Walker, PMYC Website Admin)

PMYC website can now be updated using emails

Over the past two months I have developed the capability of adding new postings to our website — information about what is going on at the Pond, via an email. Bob will send an email to the website describing the day’s sailing. After it is processed into the site, an email is automatically generated and sent to you announcing the change and showing its contents.. The purpose of this improvement to the website, is that, for the first time, we are developing a PMYC history of our activities. This same capability will shortly be applied to the entire website.
Please let me know if you see anything that does not appear correct; other than, perhaps, your own race results. That topic has to go to Bob.

Contact me anytime: Jerry Walker, website admin jerry3stix@gmail.com.

Victoria Class Arizona State Championship Regatta, March 23, 2019

The Weather and the Skippers

Under beautiful, blue, Arizona skies with just a smattering of wispy clouds, the first race started at 10:05. The typical variable and shifty winds kept all 10 skippers on their toes through all 12 races. Sometime guessing and often muttering,

The Winners

1st - Bob Spraker - Tucson
2nd - Ray Dagenais, - Mesa
3rd - Jerry Robertson, Tucon

 this amiable group shared some spirited competition. Skippers representing a latitudinal span from Alberta, Canada all the way to Green Valley, Arizona; and included a visitor from the Denver Colorado area. Two competitors and an observer made the short drive from Tucson, and an additional five skippers were present from the hosting club of Mesa. Racing until around 2:30, there were 4 different racers who nailed bullets, and 7 who had at least 1 top 3 finishes.

Kudos to the ‘middle of the pack’ skippers for the day (Kirk Welker, Al Wendler, Ken Hegy, and Dan Lucas). There were many times when several vessels were clustered tightly.  The inevitable calls for right away, and penalties for infractions were handled properly with a sound execution of many 360’s across the day. A special call-out for Skipper Robert Prievo, his persistence was admirable. While bringing up the rear throughout the day, he finished each and every race (he made certain there was “no boat left behind”). The entire group of contestants made this day of acting as Race Director a pleasure.

Who got the Hardware?

  1. Ron Roper, from Alberta, with 53 points edged out Kirk Welker by just 1 point to earn 5th place
  2. In 4th place, all alone, was local Rob Show with 32 points (his bullet was on the final race!)
  3. The battle for 2nd was tight with local Ray Dagenais scoring 24 to squeak by Jerry Roberson’s 26
  4. The day turned out to be a runaway for Bob Spraker, with a blistering score of 14!  He has an eye for catching the wind’s shifty variations, and keeps the boat moving.

Final Standings (Place – Skipper – Sail # – Points)

1Bob Spraker26 – 14

2 – Ray Dagenais4224

3Jerry Robertson026

4Rob Shaw – 7932

5Ron Roper4553

6Kirk Welker – 2054

7Ken Hegy30560

8Don Lucas8272

9 Al Wendler 50 82

10 – Robert Prievo1396


Respectfully Submitted,
Mark Kane
Race Director

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

Viewing the Website on all of your devices

Before we get into telling you more about PMYC we want to share some information with you about navigating the website on your computer and tablet/phone. (Scroll down a bit and you will find more about PMYC).

What are you seeing on your screen?”

Using Your Computer

The Micro Magic model yacht rides conveniently on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
The Micro Magic model yacht rides conveniently on the floor in front of the passenger seat.

If you are viewing this site on a computer screen, you will see two columns; the left one containing all of the narrative, the right one containing links to everything in the site.

Using Your Tablet – Horizontally (landscape mode)

In most instances if you are using a tablet-type device and have it setting on its long side, you will see the same columns as the computer screen.

Using Your Tablet/Smart Phone – Vertically (portrait mode)

A Micro Magics (red hull) is racing a Victoria.

In most instances, if you view this website with your tablet-type device vertical, you will see ONE column, the left one. The right column appears at the bottom of the page and is easily identified by the Search box and the “Where and When?” and “Post Categories”.

Feb. 19, 2019 – Our Website is Evolving


Three significant improvements have been made to the site over the past week.

  1. The calendar of Club events is now easier to maintain. You can see a small version of it on the right column of a computer screen. You can view a full page version of the calendar by clicking on here or on the PMYC Event Calendar menu item.
  2. The Blog, containing our many articles about model yachting now also has the Club racing results included. This assures that the race results will be available to all without having to search their email.
  3. From anywhere in the site, you can click on one of the “Post Categories” on the right side of the screen. If you want the race results for all racing, click on “Race Results”. If you want the results of just one class, click its class name, eg. “Micro Magic Racing Results”.

Pima Micro Yacht Club and Tucson Model Yacht Clubs Merge

TMYC is now merged with PMYC.
We are going to use the Pima Micro Yacht Club name and web site.
Jerry Walker is working on the PMYC web site. We now have a calendar and tabs for Vic, MM and DF65.
Jerry will continue to work on the web site for us integrating the MM and DF65 info.