Traditional finnish “Springcamp 2016”

The Story

In finnish rc-heliscene the springcamp is a living legend. It’s the kick-off of summer and a perfect place to meet the whole gang of people slowly crawling out of their winter-habitats :)

Place is as usual in Paattinen RC-modelfield (owned by Turun Lennokkiseura) and once again, as usual the service was excellent! Weather-forecast was not that good but once again forecast was wrong, we had some clouds but mostly it was just warm and sunny. No rain on the whole weekend!

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Like always, black dot is Tampere, my hometown and blue dot is Turku/Paattinen.

Springcamp 2016

We had a little less participants than last years, let’s hope the trend is not falling. This does of course not mean we did not have fun! Like always really funny people, a lot of laughs and a lot friendly discussions were held.

Traditional sauna and a big traditional bathtub kept us warm even in the evening :)

This year I did not have any radio so I was more of the watcher-kind, I concentrated on giving some flying-advice to people and laugh at them, worked well and we had a lot of fun :)

The Race

I had my Sleipnir-setup there and we had first Speed Cup-event of five. And it was a huge success! Fastest was unsurprisingly Goblin Speed with modest ~200km/h but the most applause went to Gaui X3 going ~150km/h. The Gaui-owner said he will go past my G380 on steroids this season… We’ll see about that.

Pictures!

Some pics of course, overall look from half-field:

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Then some passionate fixing after a “small” crash:

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Marko giving some tender care for a newly purchased T-Rex 500. Marko quit the hobby two-three weeks ago. He bought a T-Rex last week… When you’re hooked you’re hooked…

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As a pure electric owner I just cannot justify the mess created by nitro’s, this is a Goblin Black Nitro after flight…

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You guys know what a “Scorpion” is? No, not the motor. The “Crash-Scorpion”? Ok, I’ll give you an example:

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It’s really hard to show the feeling from pictures, but may this will tell you something :)

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Since it really is a heli-camp we have to include one flight-video, this is TohtoriR kickin he’s Goblin Black Nitro around on friday:

And as usual, I’m pretty sure I’ll be there next year too!

Next off is Habo Helimeet in Sweden on coming weekend!

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