of Lithuania, Boris Jalunins from Latvia,
and Andrii Lutsyk of Ukraine. Because
this competition signaled the end of
the Dreilander Pokal, an overall prize
was awarded for the best cumulative
results among pilots who attended all
three stages of the cup. Boris Jalunins
took home the Dreilander Champion’s
Cup, followed by Rudi Köigshofer from
Austria, and Mark Rudner.
Unfortunately, next year the Control
Line World Championships will
conflict with the traditional dates of the
Dreilander Pokal, so it is not clear yet
what will happen to this trio of high-level F2D competitions. Keep your eye
on the FAI contest calendar to find out
There are a few pieces of Combat
technology to report on this month.
Recently in the US (and on Facebook),
there has been an escalating race to see
who can build the “blingiest” Combat pit
The Danish team has brought some
of its own design to the pit box concept.
In the photo, you see Ole Bjerager
modeling his Danish-style pitting belt.
It’s a hybrid tool belt/fanny pack, with
two syringe holsters on his right hip, and
a starting battery with a panel ammeter
built right in the front.
There’s an old saying that there’s no
such thing as bad weather, only poor
preparation. Well, I’ve lived in Denmark
long enough to tell you that there
actually is such a thing as bad weather.
However, having grown up in it, the
locals have some of their own solutions.
Combat pilots are tough, and we fly
rain or shine. Nonetheless, sometimes
it’s nice to have a dry place to stash your
gear between rainy contest matches. In
Karlskoga, the Danes set up small tents
to shield their airplanes and other gear
from the rain (see photo). I thought it
was pretty cool!
That’s all for now. Next time I hope
to have some new developments in
electric-powered Combat technology to
share. Until then, happy flying.
Miniature Aircraft Combat Association (MACA)
Karlskoga World Cup
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