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You are invited to spend a day with Dave Thornburg and help celebrate his original hand launch contest held in California approximately 25 years ago and his well known hand launch design the SUNBIRD. Dave is usually credited with holding the worlds first handlaunch contest, his rules were simple. Fly anything you can throw, no wing span limit was the only size class rule. Join Dave Thornburg, Taylor Collins and Ray Hayes, your hosts with lots of help from volunteers from many states for this one day contest. Frequencies limited to two contestants each. This will be a low key, fun filled day flying with the legendary pioneer of R/C hand launch, Dave Thornburg.

THE CENTRAL ARIZONA SOARING LEAGUE HAS GRACIOUSLY SANCTIONED THIS EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THEIR WEEKEND SOUTHWEST CLASSIC CONTEST IN PHOENIX, AZ. FOR SOUTHWEST CLASSIC OR AREA INFORMATION CHECK OUT THE CASL WEB SITE.

The Old Buzzard's Sun Bird Classic contest, will have two categories to compete in:

1. One of a kind Dave Thornburg's SUNBIRD, published in Model Builder Magazine April 1980 issue and also as kitted by Sky Bench Aerotech with modifications.

2. Any hand thrown R/C glider with no restrictions on wing span or number of servos.

CALL RAY HAYES, 219-434-1322 OR SEND E-MAIL TO SECURE A FREQUENCY, RECEIVE FULL INFO AND PREREGISTRATION FORMS


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