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1st Annual Dufferin Electric Fun Fly
 
Author: Bill Cousins

On May 31, 2008 High Country Flyers had their 1st Annual Electric Fun Fly at the Dufferin electric field at Kamloops, BC. It was a beautiful day with no wind, just what the doctor ordered for such an event. Setup began around 7:30 am with flying starting around 9:00 am and continuiing until 5:00 pm.
Dufferin field is a very nice spot with a small paved runway coutesy of the City of Kamloops Parks and Recreation department. Surrounding the entire runway is grass.
There were two vendors there selling planes, one of them being Lester of Lesters Hobbies - there just in case a person needed a new battery or electric propeller or whatever other supplies you required. The Lions Club of Kamloops set up their concession stand and had hot coffee in the morning along with hot dogs and hamburgers. Events like these always benefit from having a concession handy to keep the public and the fliers both fed and less likely to leave.
Assistant Zone Director Steve Hughes was there (it's always good to see him), with his MAAC tent setup. It is always good to have him show up at these events in case there are questions about MAAC or new fliers needing information on flying remote control airplanes and insurances.
It ended up being a very good turn out with absolutely beautiful weather and the fliers that did not come out and participate lost out in some awesome flying and comraderie. There were all kinds of different electric planes there including a few helicopters. One fellow brought along an RC truck, called a rock climber. They do not go fast but they will climb anything. All you needed to fly there was your MAAC card and all the fun you could think of was available. This site is ideal for small electric planes with lots of room all around. I am not sure of the limit in wing span, probably no more than 35 inches. This site is not designed for the 60 or 70 inch wing span electric planes but most of the planes are of the smaller variety.
I think everyone had a good time flying there as it was an awesome day to have these small electric planes in the air with no wind to speak of.
 

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A collection of electric planes.
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A real performer
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A vendors tent and display
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Almost looks like it is standing still.
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An electric Trogan
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Another look at the heli.
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Another look at the MAAC tent.
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Another look at the spectator area.
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Another vendors set-up.
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Bi-plane working out.
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Busy at the concession.
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Clear sky with no wind.
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Cute tiger moth.
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Different angle.
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Edge what a flyer.
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Electric beaver
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Electric bi-plane.
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Electric Edge and Yak.
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Electric Edge.
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Electric foamie.
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Electric Tiger Moth.
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Electric Typhoon.
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Even a rock crawler.
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Even a rocket it put on a good demo.
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Frequency board.
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Good flyer.
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Information booth.
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It flew good.
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It flew very well.
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Lazy slow flyer.
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Lester's Hobbies.
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Lions Club concession.
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Low fly-by.
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MAAC tent with our Assistant Zone Director.
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Nice calm day.
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Nice electric plane.
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No it won't hit the trees.
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Registration tent.
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See the flag no wind.
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Small electric helicopter.
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Spectator seating.
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Spitfire.
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That electric jet was quick.
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There is always talk at an event like this.
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They come in all shapes.
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This one is fast.
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This one is very aerobatic.
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This one was a performer.
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Transparent covering.
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Twin electric and flew good.

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