The next year, we didnít do too much better. We had an aluminum arm that bent on the first serious throw. We repaired it in real time with a yellow tie down strap and an 18 inch piece of PVC pipe. Strangely it worked, and we got two throws in that day with the longest in the 500 foot range.
2005 was the year that we built our first F2K machine. At least two guys claim to have come up with the idea, but Pat went out and purchased Les Scholzís simulator for F2K machines and we were on our way. What a great job Les did with that program. So Les, if you read this, you really made a big difference to us and got us thinking seriously about the engineering and the kind of effort it would take to build a competitive machine.
Ken, Pat, Rich, Steve, Don