Kirk's 2008 R/C Season

(Clicking on a picture will enlarge it. Holding the mouse cursor over a picture will pop up some captions. Clicking on the links below in the brackets will jump you down this page.)

[Salisbury] [TN] [Nationals] [FSA] [Salisbury]


2008 is Kirk's seventh season flying R/C combat. This year he will be competing in Open B, 2610 ("scale"), SSC and a newer scale class known as 2548.



FSA

This was a one day event with SSC and 2548. Kirk flew well and finished first in both events. He loaned out some of his planes so that Steede got to try SSC, and Cole flew his first scale combat.

The pilots L-R: Steve, Sergei, Alexey, Dennis, Viat, Kirk, Cole, Ben and Steede. Kirk and Ben had a hard mid-air in SSC. Steede had a hard mid-air in SSC. Just after a mid-air in SSC. SSC action. SSC action. Part of the flight line. SSC action. Kirk pursuing Viat in 2548. 2548 action. 2548 action. Viat and Kirk in a turning duel. 2548 action.



Salisbury

This was a one day, all SSC event. Kirk finished in first place.

SSC action. Kirk's plane with bits of Ben's. Ben's plane after getting hit by Kirk's. Kirk getting a cut. Kirk flying with damage. Kirk and Cole. Kirk having a good round.



Salisbury

This was a one day, all SSC event. Kirk flew pretty well and finished second.

.




This was a four day, five class event. Kirk did ok, finishing second in the two scale classes, 2610 & 2548. He was third in SSC and Open B, and took fifth in Limited B. The camera had some software issues during the event. Eventually Kirk was able to "reboot" the camera and get it fixed. But because of the problems, there are fewer photos of some events.

SSC
Photos 08nats6 and 08nats7 were taken back-to-back.

Kirk pursuing Nick. Nick getting a cut. Kirk in pursuit. Kirk in a mid-air. Kirk getting a cut. Kirk in pursuit of Mike F. down low. Kirk coming up with the cut on Mike F. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action.

Limited B

Kirk being chased. Limited B action. Kirk inches away from a cut. Limited B action. Limited B action. Limited B action.

2610

2610 action. 2610 action. A cut in action. 2610 action.

Open B

Open B action. Open B action. Open B action. Nick pursuing Kirk. Open B action. Open B action. Kirk in pursuit. Two airplanes, one goal. Open B action. Open B action.

2548

2548 action. 2548 action. 2548 action.

Misc

Kirk getting some of his awards from RCCA president Bob L. The 2548 pilots. Kirk and his dad lauching in Open B. The Open B pilots. The 2610 pilots.




This was a one day, all SSC event. A number of guys from years past came out of "retirement" to fly this event. Kirk flew ok, but had some bad luck and mid-airs. He finished third.

The pilots. SSC action. SSC action. Kirk and Chris Q. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action. SSC action. Tim the contest director and Kirk.




This was a one day, all SSC event. After shaking off a bit of rust, everyone flew well. Kirk finished in first place.

The pilots L-R: Steve, Dennis, Ben, Jim, Cole, Kirk, Lester & Robert. Kirk and Lester had a hard mid-air. Kirk in pursuit of Cole. Kirk's plane shedding bits of streamer. The streamer was wrapped around the front of his airplane. Kirk going for a prop cut on Cole. Kirk flying low in pursuit of Jim. L-R, 4th-1st: Jim, Ben, Cole & Kirk.


More info after the next contest.