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Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« on: June 12, 2022, 18:56:02 PM »
Alright, time to catch up a bit on what is going on!!
2 or 3 weeks ago I attended the famous Macon meeting in the south east of France, in the Bourgogne wine region :)

This year marked 50 years or the meeting running, so had to be there!!

Long story short, lots of fun, fantastic weather, and always good to catch up with friends 😀

Anyway, this year, I participated in glider scale and of course, PSS.

For scale, I prepped up my Sdz50 Puchasz. Always last minute of course, I put stickers on it the morning I was leaving!! Anyway, did well as I finished 5th overall.

For PSS, 2 weeks before leaving, I pretty much had nothing in mind to show of!! So I brought my Shrike Commander, where I must say, flew brilliantly! I was also asked to test the slope with it by the judges and got tons of queries about it!
Unfortunately, it got destroyed in static judging :( and I finished 12th with it.

For my second model, I went full PSS Macon spirit, and designed a couple of weeks before going, a mini B 29 from my 4.5m plan. But flat! So I called it Flat B 29 :)

I post something else about it, as this ( sorry “these” as I gave a kit to Pascal Cepeda from Silence Model shop fame in France) gave a big show at the slope as a few days before leaving, we made a small change to release a scale FF Bell X1!!

Both competitions flights were welcomed with huge applauses from the crowed and judges!

Unfortunately again, because of the flat fuselage, got hammered in static judging, and I finished 10th overall. But a great laugh, and those machines flew superbly!! More on that soon n the forum. 😁

Anyway, a great year! Can’t wait for the 51st!! More PSS are in the pipeline, so that is going to be interesting for sure :)

Now, a few photos from myself, and where you see me, they are either from François Richard or Jean Louis Coussot (talking about Jean Louis, I was honored to be given a signed model from him! Emotional moment guaranteed!! Something I will treasure for sure. And if you read this, many, many thanks Jean Louis for the surprise!! 😍😍)
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2022, 19:05:03 PM »
I have a few hundreds of photos, so here are a few random more :)
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 19:17:25 PM »
Ok, a few random more :)
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2022, 19:23:24 PM »
More? More!
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2022, 19:39:06 PM »
A bit of autosatisfaction :)

My B29 design. 4.5m es. It’s a beast!
This one from Benoit, not quite ready, but will be soon.
Next one will be Ronan’s one. Can’t wait for the first flights!!
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2022, 19:45:37 PM »
And finally, my PSS.
That B29 is definitely a hit! The launch of the Bell X1 was something to see!
As for the Shrike, that thing flies like a trainer! Fully aerobatic too, Bob Hoover style!

Really happy with my performances despite the obvious lack of time doing something worthy. But great fun, and the B29 flights were the most crowd pleasers for sure! :)

Photos by either Jean Louis Coussot or François Richard 😘
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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2022, 19:31:01 PM »
Wonderful Fred.  So many interesting models. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Macon 2022 - 50th anniversary meeting
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 18:27:57 PM »
Thanks Peter. Good meeting with typically around 100 models of all sorts on the slope.
Good to see the competition and the latest and greatest 😁

I also visited the new DDay museum in Caen, more oriented towards the flying stuff. Pricey, but you can touch and do cool stuff! Here are a few photos 😁
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