A group photo taken at the Billings Flying
Mustangs Bump and Run Pylon race.
A DinogyLipos 3,300 mAh battery pack for EF1 is highlighted in this month’s column.
The pits at the 2015 Moon Shot race, held
in Cincinnati. It was great to see Craig
Grunkemeyer back in action.
by Aaron “AJ” Seaholm
The thrill of head-to-head RC Pylon Racing is difficult to put into words. If I had to choose one word, it would be exhilarating—like the first ride on a big rollercoaster that pulls you up a long, slow incline. Anticipation builds as
you crest the hill and start the descent toward the unknown.
That feeling in your stomach as you start down the slope is the best comparison
I can think of for RC Pylon—pure exhilaration that few other activities can
I hope you will give Pylon Racing a try and let me know if you get the same rush.
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While preparing for the Billings Flying Mustangs
Bump and Run race, held each year in Billings,
Montana, I had a couple of great supplier
experiences that I want to share.
The first was with my two Sport
Jett motors for Q-500 Event 426.
Both motors were crashed last year;
one hit hard. I replaced the bearings
and a number of other parts
supplied by Jett Engineering.
For those not familiar with the sport,
Dub Jett is a National Miniature Pylon
Racing Association (NMPRA) Hall of
Fame member who rarely misses a race.
He’s a great man and a world-class
competitor, not to mention that he
builds and services terrific engines.
The crashed motor was returned
to its pre-wreck strength and was
good enough to take first place and
set Fast Time. Most motors would
have been a complete write-off. The
crash-conscious design features such as
softer stainless-steel muffler bolts, an
independent propeller shaft, and low-cost Venturi, return dividends. The next
time you are at a race with Dub, take
a minute to thank him for supplying
robust motors at an economical price.
Another supplier I’d like to recognize
is DinogyLipos. I decided I needed
a couple of new battery packs for
Electric Formula 1 (EF1) before the
Billings race. As life has been lately, this
revelation occurred roughly a week and
half before the race.
Whenever I have EF1 questions,
Dan Kane gets a text from me. He
pointed me to DinogyLipos. The packs
were back ordered on the company’s
website, which I took as a sign that
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