Pylon Gaggle Flying

We are going to have T-28 stock class gaggle flying on Saturday’s until they run out then switch to the AeroScout. Flights of 4 planes at a time.
Pinata pylon gaggle flying on Tuesdays and Extra 300 or whatever also on Tuesday’s  in an (un)synchronized flight attempt. Basically follow the leader.
Monday’s will be precision flying attempts. Bring your best precision flying planes.

Pylon gaggle flying as it’s name suggests is just that. We have two pylons spaced approximately 450 feet apart. The objective is to survive flying with other pilots with the same or very similar equipment around the pylons in a six lap gaggle flight for modified planes and ten laps for stock planes. These usually have judges at both ends to see which of us do not make it around the pylon. One cut, or short turn, moves you back one place in the standings, two cuts you are disqualified.

AeroScout S 1.1m

This will be the new replacement for the Parkzone T-28 which has gone out of production again. They must be stock and you can use a 2200 3S battery. They are the same speed or slightly quicker then the stock T-28.

Parkzone T-28

Stock planes at this time include the Parkzone T28, which is back in production now.  The T 28’s have to have stock motors, stock prop and no larger than 2200 mah battery. C rating on battery is whatever you purchase. Speed controls could be whatever.

The F-22’s we used to gaggle fly most of us have quit using.

At this time our modified planes class is on hold due to cost of replacement parts, we crashed, an awful lot. The modified planes rules are below.

Modified planes, basic rules: 10 by 7 pitch prop. 3000mah battery. We have found good success with the HobbyKing EF1 1300KV motor and 70 amp ESC. Some of us use the T-28 with wing mod’s to strengthen them and others are using the Strega P51 Racer with retracts. I believe the Strega is available from Motion RC for $199. We are requiring the 10 by 7 prop on it however.


We are also using the Piñata as a Pylon gaggle flyer. They are semi-indestructible, but we will find a way to destroy one yet.
The piñata is a 43″ wing that equipped with a Hobby King motor and 60 amp ESC can motor along very well Prop size is 8 by 6. Battery can not be larger than a 2200 3 cell. Any C rating you want.
Parts listed below are available at  . We are all using the standardized parts so skill is the only factor. We have been thru the bigger and bigger motor stuff with other planes and decided that we would list one Motor and Prop and Battery  size everyone that raced can use. If you wish to just fly yours you can put anything on it you wish.
Durafly® ™ EFXtra – 3536-1780KV Replacement Aerostar Motor w/Mount and Propeller Shaft   $23.20
HobbyKing 60A ESC 4A UBEC  $20.66
Corona DS339MG Digital Metal Gear servo 4.4kg/ .15 sec  / 32 g .  9.99 I believe. You Need two.

Jan  27, 2020 Last Edited