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Photos of the recent 2009 Southwest Regionals held at Eloy, Az

 

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Gerald Martins' FF Gollywok glides overhead on a test flight

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Bud Romak on bike, chats with ex SAM Speaks editor Bruce Augustus at 2009 SWR

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BOB HAWKINS Launches his Lanzo on at Test Flight at George Tallents Ranch.  Thats George on the left.

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DALE TOWER returns from the flightline with his 10 foot Lanzo on Electric power.  A broken gearbox put him out of the competition this day, but watch out for Dale when he gets the Lanzo sorted out!

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RC CD's Walt and Bob Angus confer with SAM VP Key Crawford of Hereford, Texas

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Luther Peters and Eut Tileston chow-down at the Sunday evening Bonfire and BarbQue

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ELOY WIND & DUST as iconized by the straight out marker flag and the vehicle dustplume in the distance.

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DAVE HARDING potent S400 StarDust Special climbs out under power

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SAM Western VP DICK GRISWOLD at work in his shop in Tucson.  The bike wheel is Dick's latest project - He's converting a mountain bike to Gas power with a 70Cc two stroke engine and working out the powertrain details himself!

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Dick Griswold and  Anne Maly are owned by ABBY - a 6 toed tortiseshell Calico Kitty.  Abby is a real sweetie!

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Gerald overhands his FF Gollywok

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Bud Romak launches his Foote Westerner  ROG

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Hawkins Lanzo on short final for Tallent International Airport

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John Richards fielded this well built S400 Dallaire

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DAVE LEWIS (lt) works on his Ohlsson SP powered Clipper.  Friend Ed Lazzareschi (rt) assists.

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BONFIRE CHOW-DOWN  group 2

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a Carl Hermes HAYSEED glides in for a landing. 
Owner/Builder/flyer unknown...

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DON BISHOP for SAM 26 in California fires his McCoy 60 ignition powered Bomber for the contests first official flight.  Don gets this honor alot!

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JANET ROSELLE dines at the ROCKET SHOP CAFE in Bakersfield on the way to the SWR. It's owned by John Harmon of RV4/HARMON ROCKET homebuilt aircraft fame.

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Lighthouse at entrance to London Bridge Channel at Lake Havasu City, Az.
We overnighted at sister Val's home both ways.  Thanks, Sis!

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Gerald's Gollywok glides past Picacho peak in background

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SAM President Jim O'Reilly lights the fuse on Gerald's Gollywok

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RC CD BOB ANGUS relaxes at the Sunday eve Bonfire
after a tough day running the contest

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Rick Holman does a power check on the potent mill in his Lanzo prior ro launch.  Rotating the model under power to simulate climb angle oftern results in a more reliable power run in the air.

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PHIL PEARSE of TEMPE, AZ displays his S400 electric powered 300 in2 Dallaire.  Believe Phil won the event this day.

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Daring young Texas SAM VP Key Crawford soaks the Mesquite woodpile just prior to lighting it off.  WHOOMFF!

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SUCCESS!

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Webmasher Roselle about to turn around during a hike in the Sonoran Desert wilderness up the hill from the Grizwold's home.  He found avoiding the various Cacti thorns to be more challenging than he first thought. 
(Note open mouth sucking wind!)

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Check out the ROCKET SHOP CAFE in Bakersfield a few blocks south of Hwy 58 on Union Ave at the Bakersfield Muni Airport when you're down that way.  The Waitress is friendly and the chow is MMMM Good!

 

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