The Clovis Area Modelers is excited to be hosting the third annual Kings Canyon Combat Slash on March 3-5, 2023. This event brings adds one more into California between Whittier Narrows and Ione, California; where, all event classes can be held. Because of where the field is located – just off the Old Ketcher Ranch (Peg Field) Airstrip 30 east of Fresno off Hiway 180 (Kings Canyon Hiway), this field is in a agricultural area where even Big Block Fast Combat or Vintage Combat can be held.
Flying starts on Thurs 5/24/2023 AMA / FAA ID required.60″ Bipe 80″ Mono. Jets 140″ (Span+Fuse) RV’s welcome, no hook-ups. RC and food vendors on-site. Night flying open flying after 5pm all days controlled flight-line day and night. All planes inspected. More info at https://clovisrc.club/events/reedleygiantscaleflyin/
Welcome to the 2023 Clovis Area Modelers annual RC IMAC
“Kings Canyon ” Aerobatic Challenge
(Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2023)
THE FIELD VENUE and CAMPING and DIRECTIONS
Peg field has a re-surfaced 700’ runway with an overall length of 3,000’ with the sun mostly at your back as the pits face north. The Pit/Shade area is 120’x26′ deep and offers 20′ wide bays for large scale aircraft access. Each bay is equipped with 110vac outlets and lighting via Solar/Generator power. There is a 120’x15′ Tarmac in front of the pits with two (2) 65’x15′ concrete ramps to the runway. The field provides adequate room for RV/Trailer parking and overnight camping (dry camping only).
More Info and directions go to: https://clovisrc.club/flying-fields/
The field will be open for IMAC practice starting on Friday at 8am. Pilots Meeting to be held Saturday at 8:00AM.
THE COMPETITION & FEES
Entry fee: $50 for IMAC members, $70 for Non IMAC members. First time Intro/Basic pilots are free with IMAC membership.
IMAC Competition for Basic, Sportsman, Intermediate Advanced and Unlimited will be both Saturday and Sunday. Freestyle demo/competition Saturday afternoon depending on Pilot availability.
AN INTRO TO AEROBATIC IMAC COMPETITION
Any AMA R/C Pilot who would like to try aerobatic (IMAC) competition but who has never flown in a contest before should come out Thursday at 4PM and attend our 1-2 hour orientation (where we will cover, flying etiquette, maneuvers, sequences, scoring, points, k-factors, the box, turn-arounds, callers, and scribing); then. learn and practice the BASIC sequence. On Saturday at 8AM, Intro Pilots may sign up at the field; where, you will be assisted by the Contest Director and other experienced IMAC Veteran pilots on what to do. You will have the opportunity to fly our INTRO/BASIC sequence in the Contest.
RECOMMENDED AIRCRAFT FOR INTRO/BEGINNER
As for the aircraft, bring what you have now. Fixed Wing – Gas/Glow or Electric and join the fun and take advantage of this opportunity to join our IMAC family. The recommended sizes for planes to compete with at the INTRO/BASIC Level are:
- Any Low Wing Electric Aerobatic 1.1meter/42” w/s; (a Sukhoi, Extra, Visionaire etc.)
- Any Low Wing Aerobatic .40 -.60 size model – w/s ~48”–60” (Ugly Stik/EasySport OK!)
- Any LW Aerobatic 1.20 + size model with w/s ~ 60”– 80”, weight under 12 lbs.
- Any LW Aerobatic 25cc –50cc with w/s ~ 80”–90”, weight under 20 lbs
- Concessions and/or lunch will be offered for Saturday and Sunday
- Onsite Portable Toilets
- Large Parking Area
- 25 min from Clovis, CA
- Contest Coordinator: Dale Grant (559-696-5128)
- Hosting Club website: https://clovisrc.club/
This event is open to all eras of military aircraft from turbine powered to electric. From silent observation balloons to glider’s; and, to simulated weaponized drones; albeit, similar to UAS modeled after the Tank-Buster (A-10).
AMA is required. Pilot fees $25 – lunch included – donations appreciated
Concessions will be available on-site.
The field venue is a 3200′ ranch airstrip that is 50′ wide and where 700′ has been resurfaced for model aviation scale landing gear. The covered pit area features a 120’x24′ deep area with a 120’x15′ front tarmac to ramps to the runway. Each pit bay is 20′ wide and each pole is equipped with 120vac (gen/solar) for charging; as well as lights for evening access.
Camping is available on-site for pilots at no charge and for non-pilots; please call ahead to check on availability. There are no hook-ups; dry camping only.