Videos from the 2010 ProBro

See you guys next year (I hope) here is a collection of videos from this years sucessfull event

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Day 1 update Sat 27th Nov 2010

Heres the latest from Tokoroa

Bruce
“Wow, what a day!

Stunning weather, a really big crowd (probably 35 fliers), a wide range of people, profiles all over the place, Alex wooing the crowd with his 3D skills, great prizes from IFlyRC and Watts-Up, and a *really* unorthodox way of launching Ian’s new push/pull electric that worked out really well.

Lots of food, lots of cold drinks, some hilarious foamie action, an exploding Kyosho Spitfire that emitted a massive plume of smoke — the list of great stuff is too long to list.

Sorry Mat and Weldingrod — I’ll try not to rub it in.

And, CAA says they were chuffed with the way we have organised things and the way people were behaving.

A big win all-round me thinks.

Pictures and video on the way.”

Ampair
“It was a good day for it. More sunburn than anybody needed, a couple of fragmentary landings (But done in the very best of taste) and even RCMR flying electrically.
The locals have a cunning trick – they have trained myriads of micro flying beasties to wizz into your eyes as you lift off, other beasts race in your ears, and should you attempt to remark on this plague, well, you better not be a vegetarian.
Jacko must have allowed a bit of BMW ‘flu to get into his hangar and several models suffered mysterious maladies. This included an elevon servo that was intermittently slow in one direction. Not your everyday fault, I believe he had a technical word for that type of servo, but I didn’t quite get the spelling.”

And photos from Rodger and Bruce !

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Latest News from 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.”

First Photos

Will post up photos as they come to hand

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Event Information

ProBro Event Details

Fun-Fly Event Details

Accomodation for Both Events

Transport and car pooling

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What do you want at the ProBro?

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.

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The 2010 KiwiProBro invitation video

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Accomodation

Accomodation for the weekend

Rumour has it we can fit about 20 in the Airfield clubrooms on the floor.

“Officially” there is no camping allowed on the site.

The closest motel to the Airfield is the Amisfield Motel

For caravans/camping – Tokoroa Motor Camp

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New Move to practice for the ProBro

Latest vid from Bone Doc – Snap to Hover

Get practicing for the Pro Bro !

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