Lee, earned a
berth on the
in his first
excited, but not-so-helpful, shouting
from the adults.
The rules state that you must steer
your own model, so our standard
practice is to take the Junior by the
shoulders and steer using them, as you
would if you were holding the line
yourself. It gets the job done, and is a
great way to teach them the nuances.
During the last round, Evan’s
model was lightly fouled by a Senior
competitor’s steering line. Technically,
Evan could request a reflight and it is
common to take advantage of these
“gifts;” however, despite some spirited
prodding, Evan refused, simply saying
that he didn’t feel that it affected
his flight. It wasn’t just his mature
response that impressed me, but his
Perhaps karma was impressed, too.
Evan’s 27:04 and 26: 16 earned him
first place by a mere four seconds!
Royce and Evan are considering
attending the Champaign meet to join
Spencer and Parker in the quest for the
final two team spots. The USA will be
well represented by any combination of
these four fine young men.
National Free Flight Society
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