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RESULTS 2012

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Open Thermal & Electric 21st October 2012
 
The second of our additional dates, (and the last thermal event of the year) with a good turnout of pilots, 7 in thermal & 6 in electric. To coin a phrase, it was " a game of two halves". The thermal event was run in very light winds with an overcast sky, but not cold. Electric was a different matter. The wind picked up to about 10-12, the overcast decreased, but it was chilly. The only time it warmed up was the odd occasion the sun burst through the clouds!!
 
In thermal, you either got lift, or you didn't and a good launch added up to 30 seconds to your times. A good launch was difficult though because of a lack of headwind! Richard struggled to get away in Rd 1, popping off the line twice before finally getting a reasonable launch. He moved his tow hook forward before Round 2 and this seemed to cure things.
 
Results below:
 

Pilot

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

Placing

Andrew

865

1000

1000

2865

1

Frank

897

829

507

2233

2

Sam

1000

656

464

2120

3

Tommy

702

728

609

2039

4

Ronnie

872

707

398

1977

5

Bill

624

641

446

1711

6

Richard

333

952

394

1679

7

 
Bill & Ronnie didn't fly the electric, but Bob did to bring the numbers up to 6. This is only the 2nd event using the height limiters and people are still getting used to how sharply they cut off, leading to a few stalls on climb and lost height! Models varied from a standard Radian, through Radian Pro & Filips to Richards Reichard Magic F5j & Tommys' Silent Dream. The wind made it difficult for the lighter loaded models, but everyone persevered and a lighter model won at the end.
Results below:
 

Pilot

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

Placing

Sam

810

713

817

2340

1

Tommy

1000

546

722

2268

2

Andrew

437

1000

691

2128

3

Frank

492

878

621

1991

4

Richard

354

433

1000

1787

5

Bob

389

342

292

1023

6

 
A couple of pictures from today:
 
 


Open Thermal & Electric 7th Oct 2012

This was the first of the additional 2 dates we'd requested from the council. We were all pleasantly surprised when we woke to light cloud cover, sun and light (perhaps too light?) winds. Arriving at site we were greeted by...........SILENCE! No footballers or Gaelic players, we had the whole place to ourselves! & pilots had turned out to contest the Open Thermal. The bigger models struggled slightly on the winch, with no headwind to assist them, but everyone competed hard. Lift was very patchy, small & hard to work. You either got it or you didn't. The variation in individual pilots scores show how fickle the sky was. The scores for open are below:

Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Place
Paul 962 963 1000 2925 1
Andrew 630 1000 503 2133 2
Tommy 416 983 648 2047 3
Frank 1000 608 343 1951 4
Ronnie 404 985 514 1903 5
Sam 550 521 443 1514 6
Bill 195 306 416 917 7
 
We then went on to flyour first electric event using the new height limiters. These were set to 150m/30 seconds. Thanks to Paul & Tommy for their work in setting these up for all the members. These units basically stop the motor when the model reaches 150m above launch point or 30 seconds has elapsed whichever comes first. In most cases that means 150m at which point the watches are started and the models all start at roughly the same height, evening the playing field and making it a soaring competition and not a power comp. Results are below:
 
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 RD 3 Total Place
Sam 1000 993 1000 2993 1
Tommy 996 1000 967 2963 2
Paul 996 991 962 2949 3
Andrew 1000 991 899 2890 4
Frank 629 901 632 2162 5
Bob 342 415 379 1136 6
 
I took some pictures which can be found by clicking on the pic below:
 
 


100S Boyce Cup 9th Sept 2012
The weather has been abysmal this year, this is the first comp since the Area Champs in June !!. Everything in between has been lost to either high winds, rain or both!! 
Forecast for this event wasn't great, winds of high teens gusting to mid 20's and a good possibility of rain. Despite this, 6 pilots turned out to compete. Apart from a few spits and a couple of heavy drops, the rain held off. The winds were strong (12 - 15), but flyable. Below 50ft the air was extremely turbulent, models being thrown from tip to tip in the blink of an eye. 
Two "new" models were in evidence. Richard had bought an Ava 2.5 on Ebay and Bill had cut down a second hand 3.5m Algebra to 99" to make it 100S legal. Richard had a few problems on launch to begin Rd 1 and also landed out for a zero. Bill will take a while to get used to the new algebra.
No slot was flown out and some were almost straight up & down. Flying was challenging, but all the more enjoyable as a result.

 
Results after 5 rounds with 1 discard were:
 
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Placing
Sam 839 1000 1000 1000 953 3953 1
Richard 342 913 825 979 1000 3717 2
Andrew 1000 807 758 910 396 3475 3
Bill 617 988 704 931 291 3240 4
Frank 651 578 713 894 518 2836 5
Ronnie 691 652 375 1718 6
Sam wins the Boyce trophy as the highest placed NIMSA member
A 2 round fly off to determine overall winner was then begun, but Sam folded his wings on the line, leaving Richard to win by default.
Overall a very enjoyable days' flying.


 
Area Open Thermal Championships 10th June 2012
 We got lucky with the weather for this event. Forecast was regular light showers but they didn't appear and we had sunshine pretty much all afternoon. Wind was flukey, moving all round the compass and causing a few problems late in the day and a winch turn round!
Seven flyers turned out to compete and we were glad to see Richard Boyd from the Dungannon Club back to compete in the event.
Competition was run over 5 rounds of 8 minutes with a 25 point bonus for getting the whole model inside a 30m diameter landing circle. 5 rounds allowed for one discard. The top two pilots then went in to a 2 round fly off. The air was difficult to read and you either found the lift or you didn't, which can be seen in the range of scores in each round. After 5 rounds the scores were as follows:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Place
Tommy 588 990 1000 685 973 3648 1
Paul 1000 478 983 429 979 3440 2
Richard 356 992 997 548 635 3172 3
Sam 691 790 304 1000 - 2785 4
Ronnie 291 282 1000 449 1000 2740 5
Frank 630 1000 402 133 560 2592 6
Andrew 238 181 361 524 971 2094 7
The fly off rounds couldn't have been more different, with both pilots getting away in the first round and neither in the second!
Scores are below:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Place
Paul 1000 1000 2000 1
Tommy 941 632 1573 2
Paul Freeman wins the Area Open Thermal Championship
 
 
 


 
100S Cup: Sun 27th May 2012
Forecast was excellent with a 7 - 14mph wind and sunshine. The sunshine was definitely there and the wind was somewhat gusty, making the lower levels very turbulent and landings very difficult
We started off with 6 flyers, but with Bill crashing on his first launch and Wayne planning to fly the same model, that dropped the numbers to 4, (just enough for a competition under NIMSA rules). Five rounds were flown allowing one score to be discarded. This was followed by a two man, two round fly off to determine the winner of the trophy.
These are the scores at the end of the 5 rounds, discard is in red:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Placing
Tommy 748 308 1000 1000 1000 3748 1
Frank 785 1000 353 780 533 3098 2
Sam 1000 450 787 653 517 2957 3
Ronnie 774 323 0 907 389 2393 4
Tommy & Frank having the two highest scores then competed in a two round fly off. Rd 1 was very close with both taking off & landing within seconds of each other. Frank led by 19 points going in to Rd 2. Again it was very close, but Frank clipped a tree on his landing approach losing him valuable flight time. The final scores are below:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Placing
Tommy 981 1000 1981 1
Frank 1000 791 1791 2
Tommy wins by a very narrow margin and takes the 100S Cup for 2012.
A selection of photographs can be found on Picasa
 
 


 
Open & Electric: Sun 15th April 2012.
First event of the season and we got a reasonable day and a good turnout. Sunny, but chilly day, with a 6 - 8mph wind from the NE. 8 Flyers turned up to compete and 3-4 others to watch. It took a little while to get going. We were all out of practice setting up and one of the winches needed a line put on, so it was almost 1pm before the first flights took place.
The thermal competition was tough going with some pilots getting away and others struggling.
The thermals were there and they were big, but they weren't easy to find. After 3 rounds the results are below:
 Open Thermal:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Place
Tommy 1000 997 585 2582 1
Paul 1000 408 1000 2408 2
Louden 1000 1000 370 2370 3
Andrew 933 381 832 2146 4
Sam 983 487 447 1917 5
Mike 442 393 362 1197 6
David 665 491   1156 7
Robert 317 260   577 8
Ronnie 181 335   516 9
 
The electric comp started out with 4 flyers, but after Rd 1 when he had an unusual pitch response from his model and then an unrecognised message on the TX LCD, Paul wisely decided not to continue until he had sorted the problems out. In Rd 2, shortly after launch Tommy's motor cut and after a reasonable landing he noticed smoke coming from the his model. This caused a few panics as the nosecone on this model is held on in 3 places by different sized screws, all of which had to be removed before he could get the nosecone off and see what was going on. Turned out his esc had given up and fortunately his motor and batteries appeared OK. That left just 2 to complete all 3 rounds with the results below:
Electric Thermal:
Pilot Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Place
Andrew 745 1000 1000 2745 1
Sam 231 855 728 1814 2
Paul 1000     1000 3
Tommy 924     924 4

 

Photos Courtesy of Wayne Lavery

Video by Terry Jones of the Buzzards Club