**lATEST RESULTS AT TOP OF PAGE, OLDEST AT BOTTOM**
Open Thermal & Electric 24/04/17:
Five pilots turned out to participate in the first event of the year (previous one was cancelled). hairman, Bill Scott, was on NIAA duty and as he had Wayne's models locked in his gragae, Wayne couldn't compete either! Sorry don't haave much to report other than the results:
Congratulations to Sam & Andrew on their wins
Final Standings in Winter Electric Series
discard in red
Keith wins the Winter Electric Series for 2017
Keith Wilson being presented with the Winter Electric Series "Quaich" by club chairman, Bill Scott
Rd3, Winter Electric Series 05/02/17
With the forecast showing a weather window on the Sunday morning, the decision was made to run the final round of the Winter electric Series with 2 rounds out of 3 to count for the final result. Five flyers turned out to compete in almost flight calm conditions. There was a very light easterly "drift" and mid level cloud with occasional patches of blue sky. The easterly meant we were flying out over the valley towards Big Colin, sometimes a VERY long way out and this was where Keiths large span and it's shocking pink colour came in to its own! In Rd1 most pilots found lift, Bill had issues on the climb with the motor sagging and from a very low start height eked out a 3.5 minute flight. The rest got close to the 8 minutes or on it. The rounds continued with good and bad lift and consistency was going to win the day. Conditions stayed fairly settled until we started back to the car when a little light rain started.
Results below, discard in red
Rd 2 Winter Electric Series 22/01/2017
Rd 2 was flown in low temps (3C) and very light winds (0 - 3mph westerly). We were able to use the Doagh field although there was mist in the distance, which thankfully never got to us
Rd 1 Winter Electric Series 8/01/2017
8 Minutes precision flight
150m or 30 second motor run whichever comes first
Landing within the field
4 flights per event, allowing 1 discard
Flown over 3 rounds. Best 2 scores to count
Sunday 8th January 2017 saw the 1st round of the Winter electric series being completed. The competition was scheduled to be flown at the field outside Doagh, but as Keith is always very eager to get out flying he was at the flying site over an hour early, and the fog was so bad he couldn’t see the field, It was decided to move the event to Mallusk and all competitors were informed.
The best flight of the day was the superb 8:03minute flight from Paul in the 2nd round. Keith won the 3rd round flying his beautiful Supra model.
Tommy Magee had a NIL score in the 4th round as his Canopy came off in flight, Tommy thinks Keith sabotaged the elastic band which was holding his canopy on his Radian, Keith has denied all knowledge.