Welcome to the 2023 Clovis Area Modelers
“Kings Canyon IMAC Aerobatic Challenge”
(September 27 – 29, 2024)
Welcome to the Clovis Area Modelers – Kings Canyon IMAC Challenge. This event is open to all AMA & IMAC registered RC pilots. For those that haven’t flown in aerobatic competition, this is also an opportunity to learn about the Clovis Area Modelers (ClovisRC) and also the International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) and “What is Scale Aerobatics?”
This is a great opportunity for RC Pilots to learn how to control all the facets of their radio controlled aircraft. So, please accept Clovis Area Modelers invitation to come out and compete, learn to compete, or see what this is all about.
THE FIELD VENUE and CAMPING and DIRECTIONS
Peg field has a re-surfaced 700’ x 50’ centered area over a 3,000’ runway. The sun is at your back as the pits face north. The field has adequate room for RV/Trailer parking and overnight camping (dry camping only).
The Pit/Shade is 120’ wide by 26’ deep; with, 20’ wide bays for easy large aircraft access. There is a 120’x15’ Tarmac in front of the Pit; with, two (2) 65’x15’ concrete ramps to the runway. Each bay is equipped with Generator/Solar 110VAC power for lighting and flight pack charging.
Entry fee: $50 for IMAC members, $70 for Non IMAC members. First event for Intro/Basic Pilots “with an IMAC membership” is free with an IMAC Membership. After signing up for the event on the IMAC Website (mini-iac.org), all competitors can register and pay for the event in advance of the event itself using the form below. The form will redirect to PayPal for either a Credit/Debit card or PayPal payment.
For Directions go to: Info on Peg Field and Directions
THE COMPETITION & FEES
Entry fee: $50 for IMAC members, $70 for Non IMAC members. First event for Intro/Basic Pilots “with an IMAC membership” is free.
> IMAC Competition for Basic, Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited will be both Saturday and Sunday
> All the current Sequences can be found at this URL on the Mini-IAC Page – > https://mini-iac.org/downloads/sequences/2023-knowns.
> Awards for all 5 Levels from 1st-3rd Place + Senior
> Freestyle demo Saturday afternoon; depending on pilot availability.
> Field will be open for IMAC practice on Friday at 8am.
> Signups/Check-in Saturday at 7:00 AM.
> Pilots Meeting to be held Saturday at 8:00 AM.
> Wheels Up at 9:15AM
Link to the Flyers
AN INTRO TO AEROBATIC IMAC COMPETITION
Any AMA R/C Pilot who would like to try aerobatic (IMAC) competition but who have never flown in a contest before should come out Thursday at 4PM and attend a 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. Then practice on Friday. On Saturday at 8AM, First Time Pilots who desire may sign up at the field; where, you will be assisted by the Contest Director or other experienced IMAC Veteran pilots on what to do. For an Intro on IMAC and planes recommended, go to : https://mini-iac.org/information/about-scale-aerobatics
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, Edge, Visionaire etc.)
> Any Low Wing Aerobatic .40 -.60 size model – w/s from ~48”–60” (Ugly Stiks/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
If you got it; BRING IT AND fly it.
> Concessions and/or lunch will be offered for Saturday
> Onsite Portable Toilets
> 17 Min from Sanger/Reedley & 32 min from Fresno/Clovis, CA
AMA Contest Director: Dale Grant (559-696-5128)
Hosting Club website: https://clovisrc.club/