packs, this is very important. As soon as
you pull out a discharged battery, mark it
so that it gets on the charger and not back
into your aircraft. Nothing ruins a heat
faster than taking off with a weak battery.
Now that you are all set and ready to
go, you want to talk with your caller about
how he or she should call you around the
course. Your caller is a key element to keeping you in the race. During the race, your
caller will launch your aircraft and help
you with your timing around pylon one.
Your caller will also let you know if you
have a cut or make an additional lap. The
caller will also inform you of the position
of other planes in your heat and if any of
them have a cut. Your caller will guide you
back to the runway and to a safe area to
land. When you win a race, be sure to give
your caller some credit, they deserve it!
During the race
Your job during the race is to fly the aircraft and keep it on a level track around the
pylons for ten laps and then land it safely.
When your caller launches the plane, keep it
in a smooth and level attitude to pylon one
and make a smooth knife-edge turn to pylon
two. Bring the plane around two and three
in a level flight path. Repeat nine more times
The nice thing about electric pylon racing is that you have plenty of time to socialize in
the pits between the heats.
and land the plane safely. There you are, you
have just completed your first race heat. Now
that you’re hooked, get ready for the next
heat once your nerves have calmed down.
For more information about pylon
racing check out the National Miniature
Pylon Racing Association (NMPRA) website
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