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How was FliteFest Ohio 2019?

Tronglodon

Junior Member
#2
It was great!
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My kid chatting with Josh Bixler.
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Build tent.
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Storm coming.
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The swamp in the build tent. It got 3 or 4 inches deep before it started receding.
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Night flying viewed from our campsite.
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Dang good food.
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Ft Commuter.
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Light up Storch, named The Night Sun since it was probably the brightest plane there.
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Tiny Whoop party.
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Tiny Trainer plus chuck glider improvised from the leftover pieces.
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FT Arrow for combat.
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FT Arrow after combat. It had crashed and been rebuilt three times before this, I decided to bring it home like this and hang it on the garage wall as a trophy.
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Big crowd for the group picture after Saturday afternoon combat.
 

Tronglodon

Junior Member
#7
Holy cow, there were a LOT of people there!!! I might have to talk my dad into making the trek with me next year, or hopefully they end up with a FFW (and if that happens, I can almost guarantee a contingent of my RC club making the trek to a west coast location!)
It was a great experience, but I honestly don't know if I could manage to get back to Ohio again. Add me to the list hoping for another FFW!
 

b-29er

Well-known member
#8
Honestly this may have been my best Flite Fest yet, i've been going for 4 years. We had a day of rain, which i predicted, but not the rain/tornado warning/flash flood warning that turned it into a temporary mudfest, but it wasn't horrid heat all week, and it wasnt mudfest all week. Was a great way to see old friends, meet new folks and do some flying.
 

Grifflyer

WWII fanatic
#9
I was AWESOME my second time going to FF my first time at Flite Fest East, It was a whole different event compared to Flite Fest South.
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Arriving in a downpour.

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First crash due to the battery ejecting.

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Long exposure night shots.

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Continuing the tradition of building a square plane at FF and putting it into combat.

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Technically I hit him.

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Veterans Airshow.

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Raised $110 for charity.

Here are a couple vids from combat.
Taking out the airliner (most of the video was me just gliding around so I just showed the impact)
Pink Kraken (Here is the the whole battle of taking out the Pink Kraken, I got a prize for taking it out and got the new P-47 SBK)
 

b-29er

Well-known member
#10
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That airliner was the funniest scale-looking plane of the show. He ran that thing on i'm assuming a multirotor motor/prop, but it was underpowered. So it would make this noise like someone was really hauling some mail the entire time and you go to look, and its just this quantas jet, putzing along above the grain, struggling at full power to stay aloft.

@Grifflyer nice job on punisher, simple but effective.
 

Merv

Well-known member
#11
Thursday was hot and muggy followed by a lot of rain in the PM. Friday was very muddy, still hot and muggy. Saturday, the mud began to firm up and it cooled a bit. Sunday, perfect weather.

All things considered, it was yet another GREAT Flight Fest. Captain Mavic did an excellent job of documenting the event, here are just a few.
Be sure to check out the rest of his FF videos on YouTube.


 
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Wildthing

Well-known member
#12
I was AWESOME my second time going to FF my first time at Flite Fest East, It was a whole different event compared to Flite Fest South.

Arriving in a downpour.


First crash due to the battery ejecting.



Long exposure night shots.


Continuing the tradition of building a square plane at FF and putting it into combat.


Technically I hit him.


Veterans Airshow.


Raised $110 for charity.

Here are a couple vids from combat.
Taking out the airliner (most of the video was me just gliding around so I just showed the impact)
Pink Kraken (Here is the the whole battle of taking out the Pink Kraken, I got a prize for taking it out and got the new P-47 SBK)
That was excellent, Pinky was sure a tough plane to take down
 

SlingShot

Maneuvering With Purpose
#18
I was AWESOME my second time going to FF my first time at Flite Fest East, It was a whole different event compared to Flite Fest South.

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Raised $110 for charity.

Here are a couple vids from combat.
Taking out the airliner (most of the video was me just gliding around so I just showed the impact)
Pink Kraken (Here is the the whole battle of taking out the Pink Kraken, I got a prize for taking it out and got the new P-47 SBK)
The Punisher was relentless and determined. Nicely Done! :cool:
 

kdobson83

Well-known member
#19
I was only able to make it Saturday. The wife has never been interested in my hobby so I talked her into going Saturday and then Cedar Point on Sunday. The cool thing is, she had a blast! She said we will have to stay longer next year and bring the kids!! So win for me!! Combat was amazing even tho I got knocked out of the sky 4 of 4 times due to too many people using Spektrum, guessing I was getting lock outs. Lost connection and fluttered to the ground after 2 minutes each time... Here I am in the swarm trying not to bring this f22 home. Lol
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Just putzing around with the bloody wonder
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Here I am with Bixler trying not to take too much of his time.
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Heres me and the wife having fun!
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It was awesome! Will be doing Friday through Sunday next year! And will be using my Flysky i6x for combat next year too.
 

basslord1124

Well-known member
#20
Looks like everyone had an awesome time! Hoping to be there next year.

Reminds me of a funny story about Josh Bixler that I heard on a podcast. It was at one of the Flitefest's, and Josh was with his wife Jen in one of the tents. Apparently Josh had to go in the back for something, but never came out. When Jen went to check on him a while later, he apparently found a spot and basically fell asleep from exhaustion. Jen let him have some time to sleep and when people asked where he was, she just said something like, "oh you know him, he's probably running around here somewhere". :) I'd imagine that man does get tired at these events.