#FantasyFreeFlight results report: There was not a R.O.G. Duration world record set during this event, but there were some good flights. L.J. Bamberger did not have a good flight, but that’s because he took a chance and tried something new. He failed, but the effort is earning him 1 Advantage point.
For the Orange, Gray and Red Club, “Wallace A. Lauder carried off the individual honors, making one flight of 91 3/5 seconds, and the club of which he is president averaged the highest, but the most consistent flying was done by E.P. Lott’s model in three flights of35, 38 1/5 and 46 1/5 seconds duration. All the models except of Louis Bamberger were of the pusher type, and all were equipped with small wheels, on which they ran along the ground for several feet before rising into the air. The motive power was furnished in all cases by tightly-wound rubber bands, and the stability displayed by the small models weighing not more than four ounces was remarkable, considering the fact that a twelve-miles wind was blowing. The second best flight was made by Curtis Meyer, also of the Orange Club. The model climbed high into the air, circled about a half a dozen times, and finally landed safely after, making a flight of 86 4/5 seconds. The third best flight, one of 64 2/5 seconds, was made by C.W. Myers, of the Gray Club. All of these marks closely approach the world’s record for duration, starting from the ground.” (“Model News Column,” Aerial Age Weekly, November 1, 1915)
““The Green Club held its R.O.G. contest of the National Model Aeroplane Competition, Saturday, October 16th at C Flying Field. Mr. J.S. Stephens, vice-president of the Aero Club, was present as the representative of the Aero Club of America. A moist, chill wind blew in off of the lake from the east and took the “pep” out of the rubber motors on account of the cold and the damp condition of the atmosphere made the paper on the wings flabby and loose which helped to bring our average down to what it was. On account of the strength of the wind which threatened to blow our models across the field and over the fence, it was necessary to move our rising platform near a row of trees which bordered the field, and the gusts and currents they set up are also responsible for the flights which are so low. A small tree ended one of the flights very abruptly and on another flight the model went out of sight over some houses, and time could be taken only until the model disappeared.” (“Model News Column,” Aerial Age Weekly, November 1, 1915)
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