sky rangers model flyers radio controlled aircraft club
Google
Web skyrangersmodelflyers.com
Sky Rangers Model Flyers

R/C Aircraft Modeling Reviews

Fall Float Fly at Sandy Point {Shuswap Lake}
 
Author: Bill Cousins

As usual the red carpet was out at Sandy Point for the fall fly-in hosted by the Shuswap Lake Aero Modellers. People start gathering for this event early in the week, practising their manouvers to impress the spectators on the week-end.

The beach was filled with beautiful planes - a tasty bunch of eye candy for the dedicated flyer. We all know you can get an eyeful on the beach and they come in all kinds of shapes and colors. We are talking about planes here.

Although the weather was on the cooler side, the rain came in on Friday. Saturday the rain snuck in again around fouir o'clock and rained through the evening. Sunday started out a little cloudy and the sun peeked at times with really no wind to speak of most of the day, but by three o'clock it was raining pretty heavy so everyone started to pack up. There was still alot of flying that was done all weekend.

There were a record number of planes registered at the compound with I believe, ninety-five entrants. That made for some good 50/50 draws as all three were in excess of $150.00. There were a few mishaps with planes beyond repair but even that can be an advantage. After the Harvard crashed on the water and lost its floats, it sat on the sand like a lame duck. It made quite nice kindling for the bonfire that night.

There is not much that can get the spirits of a flyer down. He can be wet, he can be hot, he can be cold but he is never discouraged. There is always another day to fly. There was also some very good prizes to be won and the tickets were very reasonable at $10.00 for a book of ten. Unfortunately, I was not among the winners. Some prizes were a Top Flite Cessna kit with an interior kit; two top notch radios with all accessories; a set of beautiful Commander floats and the list goes on.

The campground has updated its cooking facilities and as always the food was good and plentiful. Food is now barbecued and we all enjoy a good cook-out.

The wasps again were not a problem which was a blessing. They seem to like the smell of the fuel and can become quite a problem at times. I enjoyed myself immensely over the weekend and I'm sure everyone else did as well. Nothing better than a group of flyers discussing the pros and cons of different planes, float set-ups and other such flight related topics.

On that note, we wrap up the fall fly-in for another year. As we've said before, if you haven't been before keep your calendar open in June of 2006 for the spring fly-in. Even if you come as a spectator it is really awesome to see these planes of every size take off, fly around and land on the water, it is a great way to spend the day or weekend.

 

click to enlarge

A Matt Chapman CAP 580
click to enlarge

A nice high wing plane
click to enlarge

A quick little plane
click to enlarge

A reflection of the designer's mind
click to enlarge

An Edo owned by Ken Martin of Kamloops
click to enlarge

Another Beaver on the beach
click to enlarge

Another Cessna
click to enlarge

Another Cessna
click to enlarge

Another Cessna
click to enlarge

Another fine example of the Cub
click to enlarge

Another of the classic Cub
click to enlarge

Another of the ever popular Cubs
click to enlarge

As you can see, the Cub is ever popular
click to enlarge

Beach of dreams
click to enlarge

Beautiful twin engine plane
click to enlarge

Beaver - a name fitting for the water
click to enlarge

Bi-Wing Flying Boat
click to enlarge

Blue Flying Boat
click to enlarge

Calm waters, cool day
click to enlarge

Casper Air
click to enlarge

Cessna
click to enlarge

Check out the floats on this biplane
click to enlarge

Check out the pilot
click to enlarge

Cub
click to enlarge

Cub owned by Ken Martin of Kamloops
click to enlarge

Cubs in a line
click to enlarge

Delta Wing on Floats
click to enlarge

Eagle
click to enlarge

Flying Boat
click to enlarge

Frontier Senior
click to enlarge

Giant Four Engine Flying Boat
click to enlarge

Great looking plane
click to enlarge

Green Flying Boat
click to enlarge

Kadet Senior
click to enlarge

LT40
click to enlarge

Norseman owned by Wayne Bransfield
click to enlarge

North Star
click to enlarge

One last Cub
click to enlarge

One of the numerous cubs in attendance
click to enlarge

Racer on Floats
click to enlarge

Side by side
click to enlarge

The Classic Cub
click to enlarge

The undauntable Harvard on floats
click to enlarge

This cub looks good in maroon and beige
click to enlarge

This has a different look
click to enlarge

Twin Star
click to enlarge

Two Engine Seaplane
click to enlarge

Yet another cub

Support The Sky Rangers By Visiting Other Great R/C Sites!

 

Copyright © 2004 Sky Rangers Model Flyers
Email:

Radio Control Modeling Webring
Radio Control Modeling Webring
 
[ Join Now | Ring Hub | Random | << Prev | Next >> ]
 
THEFT ALERT!!!
Please help find this airplane!
Click here to
learn more!
 
SUPPORT US
Check out these other great R/C web sites and in doing so you'll be supporting the sky rangers model flyers.
 
 
CHECK THIS OUT
Interested in making money from your web site? Click the image below to find out how we do it for our Sky Rangers Club Web Site...
 
 
 
MORE RESOURCES
Gas-Powered R/C Planes
Check out this excellent selection of gas-powered airplanes.
Electric R/C Planes
A valuable resource for the electric r/c plane enthusiast.
R/C Plane Radios
Looking for a radio? Check out this wide selection of radios.