One More Time!

Pylon Racing was a great success last year. We had eleven pilots/teams sign up and compete. Congratulations to Jeff, Greg and KC/Sean for their first, second and third place finishes!

Pylon Racers
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Some Background

The February 2011 issue of Model Aviation has a story about the Chino Valley (Arizona) Model Aviators club which has been racing Parkzone T-28 Trojans for two years and reports great success. Aron "AJ" Seaholm wrote an article for Model Aviation that quoted Randy Meathrell regarding their methodology. If it works for them, why not give it a try? So, we did.

The basic idea is to have a single type of rugged yet affordable airplane that everyone can race on equal footing. The all-foam Parkzone T-28 certainly meets these requirements. It's simple construction, availabilty of parts, and relatively low speed coupled with high maneuverability make it a great competitor. Restricting modifications keeps the costs down and places the emphasis on pilot skill and tactics. To bring the cost down further, the club has negotiated a discount on the Trojan with Hobby Town in Tacoma and Blue Sky Hobbies in Bremerton.

For more information, contact the Race Coordinator.

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Race Rules


We score pylon racing using a points system loosely based on the system used in the drivers' championship in Formula 1 auto racing. Pilots are awarded points based on their finishing position in each Section.

Place Points PlacePoints PlacePoints
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
25
18
15
12
     5th
6th
7th
8th
10
8
6
4
     9th
10th
2
1
Click here for a copy of the 2014 Race Rules

T-28 2013 Final Standings

PlacePilot(s)Points   PlacePilot(s)Points
1st
2nd
3rd

4th
5th
6th
Jeff
Greg
Sean/KC

Doug
Brian
Bruce
489
392
327

245
237
227
  7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
Rob
Chuck
Paul
John
Rick
216
172
124
100
0

T-28 2013 Rundown




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T-28 2013 Videos




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T-28 2012 Results




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