See you guys next year (I hope) here is a collection of videos from this years sucessfull event
Friday – the “pre-bro” (real Pro ro starts tomorrow)
The first flyers showed up, all the way from the south island , 15 hour travel time, and were ready to start “hucking” at 7:30 !
From Bruce Simpson
“News from the ProBro…
Jacko, Ampair, Heather, Ian and a South Island contingent have all arrived.
When I left (6:30pm) there was still no sign of Rob, Sarge or that vanload of hardcore fliers but I guess they’ll turn up soon.
Some good flying was had today — light wind straight down the strip, warm temps, plenty of sun.
*lots* of models there already – a trailerload from the South, a vanload from HB and a carload from Jacko.
Can’t wait until tomorrow…
I got some vid but didn’t take any stills — I’ll see what I can post”
“The first eager 3D fliers were there at 7:30am this morning — having traveled all the way from the South Island.
There has been a bit of 3D activity already with foamies and electrics but the real 3D action starts in earnest tomorrow when we break out the heavy-metal. There are Mojos and quite a selection of other profiles here already — plus an 85cc Sukhoi ready to huck low — with other gasers due to turn up tomorrow.
The forecast is for clear skies, warm temps and no wind.”
Will post up photos as they come to hand
Okay folks — now’s your time to speak up!
We’ve originally pitched this meeting as a 3D/Profile fly for fun but it’s getting even bigger than that so we’re keen to hear exactly what kind of things you’d like to see.
Do you want some informal workshops and demos of other aspects of the hobby you might not be aware of? For instance — who wants to learn more about DLGs? 2.4GHz RC systems? Lipo care (and what happens when things go wrong)? etc?
And how about we organise a new NZ record for the most RC models in the air at one time? We’ve sure got enough space for it at Tokoroa Airfield and with the use of 2.4GHz there shouldn’t be any problems with frequency clashes so why not go for it?
A record-setting/attempt like this will also make it much easier to get the media along so that the rest of the country can see how much fun our hobby really is.
Please post your ideas as a comment to this article.