Coolum, Queensland 28th, 29th Jan 2006
The racing year kicked off in Queensland at Coolum with what is
looking to be a promising year of pylon racing in that part of the world.
There was some concern that this was to be the last event at Coolum however they have now been given another 5 years at this site.
They are running the "SID" class which are a basic glass fuse /
foam wing model, these have proved very robust and fairly easy to fly.
The kits are locally made and quite cheap, this is a popular beginners event in Queensland.
The class uses sport 46 size engines, there are also "Super SID's" which are a somewhat faster design aircraft.
Once the rain cleared on Saturday they started with the SID class which had 14 entries including 5 newcomers which was great to see.
On Sunday they ran F400 with 9 entries followed by F3D which had
8 entries. After that were 8 people doing battle with their Super SID's.
Overall this was a great weekend, there were a few interstate entries and everyone had a fantastic time.
Report by Glenn Matthews, info by Kevin Callow