IMAC Causeway Coast 3rd May 2014

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IMAC Causeway Coast 3rd May 2014

Postby matt_ni on Wed May 07, 2014 6:39 am

The first Saturday in May saw the UK’s first IMAC competition of the Season held at the Causeway Coast Model Flying Club on Northern Ireland’s picturesque North Coast.

The weather couldn’t have been better, blue skies & light winds made for great IMAC conditions. 10 pilots over 3 classes had an early start and we were in the air before 10am.

Pilot List:


Iain Johnston (Hangar9 Extra 260, Eflite Power 160 on 10s Lipo, Spektrum DX18)

Brian Foran (Hangar9 Carden Extra300, DA50, JR DSX11)

Alan O’Connor (Pilot RC Extra 330s 100cc)

Ger Kilbey (Pilot RC Extra 300, 50cc, Spektrum DX18)


Robert Graham (EF Extra 300 91″, Hacker Q80, 12s Lipo, JR DSX12)

Harry Reid (H9 Carden Yak 54, DA50, JR DSX12)

Stephen Tait (EF Extra 300 78″, AXI, 6s Lipo, JR DSX12)

Sean Scullion (Pilot RC Yak 54, DLE111, Spektrum DX9)


Angus Balfour (Comp Arf Extra 260 3m, 3W 170TS, JR 10x)

Matthew Poots (H9 Sukhoi SU-26 3.1m, DA170, Spektrum DX18)

We were able to fly 3 rounds on the day, 2 rounds of double knowns and 1 round of single knowns. The standard as ever improves each year and our 2 judges were kept busy. We had 4 pilots travel up from the Republic of Ireland and 2 of them were new comers to IMAC. There was a tight clash in Sportsman between Ger & Alan with Iain & Brian also keeping them honest. In Intermediate the 4 locals have been pushing each other hard for many years and there is really healthly competition & banter with them. Angus & I in unlimited shared the rounds and it was very very close.



1. Ger Kilbey 3972.2

2. Alan O’Conner 3818.1

3. Iain Johnston 3625.7

4. Brian Foran 3597.3


1. Sean Scullion 4000

2. Robert Graham 3728.6

3. Stephen Tait 3080.6

4. Harry Reid 3060.7


1. Matthew Poots 3982.7

2. Angus Balfour 3972.5

As an aside to the competition we were able to hold a raffle in aid of Action MS, this raffle wouldn’t have been possible without the held of a few sponsor’s they are;

-Rc Factory/Electric Wingman

-Powerbox Systems


-Jersey Modeller

-Engel Modelbau

-Scorpion Power System

-Horizon Hobby UK

We had a great raffle and as a results we raised £225. We will hold another raffle at the next two IMAC comps in Omagh & Newbuildings and all proceeds will go to Action MS at the end of the year. We thank all the sponsor’s for their support.

I’d like to thank all the pilots, judges, helpers and member of the host club who fed and watered us all day. It was a great season opener and I’m looking forward to Omagh in 3 weeks time.


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Re: IMAC Causeway Coast 3rd May 2014

Postby ger kilbey on Sun May 11, 2014 4:42 pm

Brilliant comp Matthew really enjoyed it,well done to all and looking forward to Imac Omagh,talk then!
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