The Kings Canyon Combat Slash Competition
scheduled for March 3-4-5th, 2023 has been postponed till
the first weekend in May 5-6-7, 2023
[due to poor field conditions as a result of significant rain fall.]
The Clovis Area Modelers is excited to be hosting the third annual Kings Canyon Combat Slash. [An AMA Sanctioned Contest #14353]. This event adds one more into California between Whittier Narrows and Ione (Jackson), 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.
> Fri (5) – Higher Performance 1/2A [dbl-elim] – Pilots Meeting at 12 noon
> Sat (6) – Speed Limit [shutoffs, dbl-elim] – Pilots Meeting at 9AM
> Sat (6) – Big Block Fast [shutoffs, dbl-elim] – Follows Speed Limit (over on Sunday if Needed)
> Sun (7) – 15 Fast [shutoffs, TRIPLE-ELIMINATION] – Pilots Meeting at at 9AM
The lineup of events will appear as follows:
– High Performance 1/2A [AMA#330] (Per AMA Shutoffs recommended and encouraged)
– Speed Limit 80 MPH [AMA#329 – Rules] (.018 lines required)
– Big Block Fast (.36ci)
– 15 Fast
All classes but 1/2A require shutoffs; these can be either line-tension or swing weight – shutoffs encouraged for 1/2A
Please refer to the AMA 2019-2020 Control Line Combat Rules for more info.
Event Costs and Registration
The event fees are $30 per event class or a Package Option of $100 for all four (4) events plus an included Saturday – Sunday lunch. There will be awards for top 3 in each class. And, best overall. To help us plan for the event, we have an online competitor registration system. You have the option of paying now or at the event.
YOU – Are encouraged to pre-register so that we can assess the number of competitors and attendees and plan accordingly. Please use the form below to give us somewhat of an expectation.
Travel Trailers and RV’s are welcome at the field; pets are okay but must be leashed. Trailer/RV Parking – no charge to contestants and their respective ground crews. There are no hookups – dry camping only.
Spectator Attendance RV/Trailers is $20 for the entire event.
For hotels and lodging, the Kings Canyon Event Team recommends lodging in Fresno or Clovis about 25 min away at the Wyndham-Garden Hotel located adjacent to the Fresno-Yosemite Airport. Ask for the ClovisRC Club Event Rate.
Other locations such as Best Western in Dinuba is similar distance coming from the south. Other options are available – suggest using apps like Hotelbooking.com etc.
Click Here for Link to Hotel
Please refer to Web Hotel Booking sites for more information. If this is unsuccessful, please try the following link to the same hotel via Hotels.com or use Trivago for other available hotels.
Click Here for Link to Reservation via Hotels.Com
The Field Layout for Competition
The Location & Directions
The location for this event will be at Peg Field, 1751 S. Alta Ave, Reedley, CA – 20 miles east of Fresno off Hiway 180 – Refer to the Map below. The venue offers room for onsite camping (Trailer and RV) but there are no hookups – dry camping only. Pets are okay but should be leashed.
Clovis Area Modelers welcomes model aviation related vendors that desire to attend during the event. At this time, the cost for a vendor area is $10. Please note that we cannot guarantee enough locations for all vendors; however, we will do our best up to the last minute to accommodate you.