Above: Jim Nikodem
placed first in AMA
Class 424 Q-500 at
the OJA Fall Race.
Left: Among the EF1
winners from the
OJA Fall Race, Jim
Katz took the top
concepts apply regardless of the speed.
A well-trimmed model becomes more
important as you step up the speed.
The best pilots have well-trimmed
models that allow them to focus on turn
entry and exit points, holding their line,
avoiding traffic, and flying smoothly and
If you are fighting a sinking, tucking,
or poor-flying racer, it is nearly
impossible to fly smooth and fast in any
class, especially the faster ones.
Pylon Racing is a blast at any speed,
but if you want to move up this season,
I hope this information helps you make
the leap when the time is right.
New EF1 Models Available
The National Miniature Pylon
Racing Association (NMPRA) EF1 class
has three new model choices. Airborne
Models is offering the Outrageous
and the Scarlet Screamer. Both were
designed by EF1 architects Jerry Small
and Dan Kane. These models are
offered in solid silver or red to allow
you to easily
model, offered by
HobbyKing, is the
was designed by
Red Jensen. The
Invictus is offered
in solid white or a
and white color
and seven models: the Horizon Hobby
LR-1A and Shoestring; the Great
Outrageous and Scarlet Screamer; and
the HobbyKing Invictus.