To take part in the US National STOL competition in the Sport class, Joel MILLOWAY chose an E-PROPS Durandal 3-blade 205 cm diameter propeller to equip his RANS S-7 Tiger Shark Rotax 912S.
This was the 1st participation of an E-PROPS in this prestigious competition. Joel came 2nd ! Congratulations, Joel !
Sport Class: Competition, Short Takeoffs
Rich Boardman, a seasoned STOL competitor, was present in his No. 94 CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS and created some exciting competition with Joel Milloway, who piloted his Rans S-7 Tiger Shark. Nick Ardillo, also flying a CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS, endured a challenging start, scratching in his first, second, and fourth rounds. Ardillo secured his only score for the event in the third round with a distance of 234 feet, which earned him third place.
Boardman and Milloway engaged in a neck-and-neck race, with Milloway securing the first two round victories. However, in a nail-biting fourth round, Boardman edged out Milloway to win the class by 2 feet with a combined take off and landing distance of 177 feet—the shortest of the event—and earning him the title of the Music City STOL grand champion.
In the future, we’re sure to see more and more E-PROPS in this competition…