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seasons ever.  Many of our past sponsors are joining us again as well as some new ones.  I look forward to another great year of racing.

The 2012 Triangle Series will be a new experience for everyone.   We have combined the World Models T-34 classes with some of the coolest and fastest Warbirds in the United States.   If you want to race, this is your series.   There is virtually a class for all experience levels of pilots.

The Classes for 2012 will be as follows:

*T-34 Mentor - Bronze (Novice), Silver (Open w/ prop restrictions) and Gold
(Open)*

(O.S. 46AX Engine and Thunder Tiger Pro .46 Engines only)

-    All Races Morgan Hill, Salinas & Fresno

*Unlimited Warbird* - (square inch wing area versus engine displacement – no breakout times)

Fresno & Morgan Hill Races Only

*46 Warbird* - (475 sq. in or bigger w/ .46 engine)

-    Salinas Race Only

Please refer to all the rules, guidelines and procedures for class specifications available at www.rcpylonracing.com

The 2012 season is going to have a fresh new look.   Racers are going to be able to enjoy the close racing and tough competition of the T-34 classes, followed by the scale resemblance of the Warbird class. We will host four races this year that will determine the Championship Point Series for T-34 Silver & Gold and Unlimited Warbird which should yield some great prizes.    The last and final race of the year will be a two day with lots of racing.

The Unlimited Warbird Class has new rules.   Aircraft will be based on the wing area/engine displacement guidelines and should follow and allow those running in the SAM and RC Pro divisions to race.  There will be no breakout times.

The T-34 will be primarily the same with the addition of the use of the Thunder Tiger Pro Engines.  You can now use O.S. or ThunderTiger engines.With the new classes; Bronze, Silver and Gold, should make for a great time.  The Bronze (Novice Class) and Silver Class will be restricted to complete stock airframes within the rules and with APC 10 X 5 Propellers *
only*.  Anyone wanting to fly Silver is allowed.  The Gold class will remain the same as in previous years.  Please refer to the 2012 Class Rules and Guidelines.

I would like to welcome some current sponsors at this time.   We are adding more every week.   The following companies and individuals are supporting the races. If you see them or talk to them, please thank them.

Here are the current sponsors:

AirBorne Models / The World Models

APC Props / Landing Products

Norred Aero Products

O.S. Engines / Hobbico

Bob Smith Industries

Horrizon Hobby

Y.S. Parts & Performance

Salinas Area Modelers

Fresno Radio Modelers

Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark

RCATS Systems

RC ACCENTS

Each individual race will be run under the same format.   Each race will consist of four qualifying rounds and a trophy race.   The final race of the year will consist of eight qualifying rounds and trophy races.  Each race will award trophies or plaques for 1st thru 3rd places in each class based on the results of the trophy races and in T-34 Gold and Unlimited Warbird, we will also have a Top Qualifier Award for the most points earned in the qualifying rounds prior to the trophy races. All the points earned in the trophy races and qualifying rounds will be added to the overall total for the Championship Series.

At the end of the year, those who have the highest total of points will be awarded for their accomplishment.   Championship Series winners in T-34 Silver, Gold and Unlimited Warbird will be awarded with trophies 1st through 3rd and prizes as allowed.  The prize value in each class will be determined by Sponsorships.  Unlimited will yield a higher value in prizes for 1st thru 3rd followed by T-34 Gold and T-34 Silver.

How do you get started or what do you need to do?

For everyone who is going to be participating in the Triangle Series Races, here is what you need to do. All rules, procedures & guidelines, event flyers, event registration Forms and much more can be found on our website, www.rcpylonracing.com or www.t34racing.com .   If you have a question or need more info concerning the Triangle Series, you can always send us an
 email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Joe and I will be checking these on a regular basis.

*Special Offer for Future, Current and Past Racers***

Norred Aero Products and our sponsors have offered us a one-time discount savings on O.S. Engines and World Models T-34’s.   This is a great opportunity to stock up for a busy season. These savings are *HUGE* and you are not going to want to pass this up.   Currently, retail price on O.S. Engines is $150.00 + tax and shipping and the current retail price on World
 Models T-34’s is $140.00 + tax and shipping.    If you are interested, all orders need to be prepaid by February 8th thru Norred Aero Products.  Do not contact the sponsors direct.  All material will be ordered and delivered to me the following week. Email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for pricing and orders.

*2012 Triangle Series Race Schedule*

March 31, 2012               Fresno, CA                   Unlimited Warbird& All T-34 Classes only

June 9, 2012                   Morgan Hill, CA             Unlimited Warbird & All T-34 Classes only

*Rescheduled from May 5th

August 11, 2012             Salinas, CA                    46 Warbird & All T-34 Classes only

October 13-14, 2012        Morgan Hill, CA             Unlimited Warbird &All T-34 Classes only


Important Contact Info for racers:

*Norred Aero Products*
(World Models Kits & Parts, APC Props, BSI Adhesives and Allen Head Servo Screws)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 482-5437

*Y.S. Parts & Performance*
(Y.S. Engine Parts and Service)
www.ysengines.net  - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or (775) 267-9252

*Central Hobbies*
(Y.S. Engines, Tetra Seamless Fuel Tanks, Control Horns and much more)
www.centralhobbies.com or 1-800-723-5937

*RCAT Systems*
(Telemetry Systems, Glo Drivers and much more)
www.rcatsystems.com  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (408) 292-3100

*Airborne Models*
(U.S. Distributor for World Models and Wings Maker A.R.F. kits)
www.airborne-models.com or (925) 371-0922

*APC Props / Landing Products*
(Manufacturer of APC Composite Props)
www.apcprop.com or (530) 661-0399

*Tower Hobbies *
(U.S. Retailer for O.S. Engines, ThunderTiger Engines and Futaba Radio Gear)
www.towerhobbies.com or 1(800) 637-6050

*Bob Smith Industries*
(Manufacturer of Adhesives for the R/C Industry)
www.bsi-inc.com or (805) 466-1717

*Horizon Hobby*
(U.S. Retailer for JR Radios, Spektrum Radios and much more)
www.horizonhobby.com

*RC Accents*
(Manufacturer for Servo Testers and miscellaneous electronic equipment)
www.rcaccents.com

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xhueydriver: (1/4 mile walk to water)
cr2k: Thanks for the report!
cr2k: Who's up for water play this Wednesday?
xhueydriver: I'll be there early regardless the turnout........(I have a private retrival system (ha ha)
dwhall47: Won't be there...DMV at 10:00. Have fun!
dwhall47: Here's a dumb question...if I don't log in, I can see the roster. Once I log in, it's gone!
dwhall47: (?)
cr2k: Dave, I don't k now how the respond to that other than.....MIKE?
xhueydriver: craig, thanks again for all the club effort you put out.....its not going un noticed
frcm: Dave, the "FRM Roster" link is visible when not logged in and gone when you login?
cr2k: Looks like the next FRM group campout is at the Jet Rally.
Guest_6745: FRMC: Yes, under the main menu, the roster is visible if you're not logged in...when you log in, "quips" is the last item in the list that is visible.
dwhall47: Hey Craig...have you been up to the lake recently? Can we fly Wednesday?
cr2k: Big lake even when low, always some place to fly, getting to it is another question.
cr2k: LAKE DAY tomorrow. We may be able to get to the sand island. Have 4X4 will tow if you need it.
cr2k: I have a few leftover dogs, not too many, who's bringing dogs and buns? I have the condiments.
cr2k: Millerton is currently at 43%. Who's in for tomorrow?
Guest_3951: I'll be there Craig, and will bring the dogs and buns...
Guest_3951: Oh..and hot dogs too.
dwhall47: Not sure if Frank is coming...I emailed him earlier but haven't heard...
HWF: Ill be there but will be later I have an appt.
frcm: Dave, r u using a pc, tablet or cp? try to clear your cache and delete your history.
cr2k: Mike we think we have it figured out. He was logging in at the top of the page not below the shoutbox.
frcm: alryt! tnx Craig
cr2k: So I am guessing the Float Fly set for the 17th is not going to happen. This is the last day to get the field ready for the Jet Rally.
cr2k: FLOAT FLIERS.....How about we move the 3rd Wed Float Fly to Tuesday the 16th? That way we can still help prep for the Jet Rally.
cr2k: FRM Group camping at the Jet Rally! Starting on Thursday the 17th.
cr2k: Don't forget this weeks FUN Meeting is going to held at the field.
cr2k: Chili Dogs on Tuesday, I got everything.
cr2k: Everything but onions! Can someone bring a chopped onion?
dwhall47: Craig...can't make it tomorrow...have fun...hope you get your chopped onions!
cr2k: Well I guess no lake tomorrow. :(
cr2k: Wow, Millerton is at 36% with over 1100 cfs going out and 367 coming in.
cr2k: I totally understand Bobby not wanting to have to do the Swap Meet right now. In that light I will facilitate it's happening. It will go on at it's scheduled time and date.
cr2k: FLOAT FLY Wednesday! I have 8 dogs, 8 buns and a can of chili. Someone want to bring some onions?
cr2k: Float Fly Roll Call....

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