Thursday, September 20, 2012
Welcome to the new ISC VTPR Contest format all in one place. The outline contains all 7 parts of this new aerobatic contest format and serves as a 'one-stop' dashboard of all the details.
I encourage you to look it over, make comments or suggestions that you think will add to the system. Share it with your fellow slope brothers and the slope community at large. As the poster suggests -
Try it and Fly it !
Part 1 - Instant Scoring INTRODUCTION
Part 2 - Instant Scoring BASIC GUIDELINES
Part 3 - Instant Scoring FIGURES,, CRITERIA, POINTS, FREESTYLE
Part 4 - Instant Scoring ONLINE VIDEO CONTEST
Part 5 - Instant Scoring JUDGING, SCORING
Part 6 - Instant Scoring V-CUP CHALLENGE ROUND
Part 7 - The MODELS
Thanks, Eric Johnson
Thanks go to Ian Cole of SlopeSoaringAustralia for his editing expertise
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I am pleased to announce a new approach to VTPR Aerobatic contests on the slope and online video format. Its (fair), its (objectively simple) and it will promote enjoyment, excellent VTPR flying and camaraderie. Its (unique and fresh) in that your running score is almost instantaneous and made accountable to all who participate, including spectators on the slope and viewers online.
This newly formatted contest is called 'The Slope VTPR Instant Scoring Contest'. A similar criteria will apply to that of Aresti disciplines which have been successful for decades. I say similar as VTPR aerobatics has its own unique artistic culture that allows for certain Aresti imperfections in a pass yet is able to retain a certain artistic flavor. This is very exciting!
I invite pilots out there who really enjoy flying low to the ground and viewers who are becoming interested in this small yet great form of slope flying, to come onboard. If you will periodically check in we will be posting the format series in the 'Pages' section for your convenience. Part 1 of 7 is posted.
Thanks for your attention as this unfolds. New slope VTPR contests at your local slope and new video contests online will benefit with this format if you like to compete in a more relaxed and fair system such as this.
Video preview samples of the online format. Stay tuned for ALL the details.
"You are invited to judge and score these sample videos to what you think they deserve in a contest". I have and it is easy and informative. Give it a try...EJ
Monday, September 17, 2012
Is your Le Fish too fast? This might be a solution in your quest of aerobatic slow and low flight we enjoy in VTPR. Chris van Schoor in Ireland has installed some depron speed brakes on his Le Fish ailerons to try and slow her down to enable more controlled acro maneuvering while maintaining good energy. As you can see his experiment appears to do a nice job netting more fun from his transformed glider. Give it a try, you might like it.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Things are moving slower than I expected but we finally have the wing joiner materials to get back onto the fuselage and wing construction. After a 4 week delay it turned out the CF receiver tube was undersize on the ID by 0.010". The best remedy was to turn the 10mm solid rod on a lathe and carefully sand the OD to size. Everything worked out perfectly!
Stay tuned... Eric
Stay tuned... Eric
Monday, September 3, 2012
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