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Electric Event 13th October 2013

This was changed from an Open/Electric event to 2 three round Electric events one after the other to increase the results for electrics in 2013
Weather was overcast, with the wind gusting between 9 - 14mph from the E/NE. Lift was patchy and difficult to work, at times seeming to be wave lift and others straightforward thermal lift. In one round the flyers were out to the East over the pavillion and a large group of birds began thermalling over their left shoulders! Only one pilot managed to get over & make use of this obvious lift! A small turnout, but it was good to see Bob competing again

Results from the events are below:
Round One
Pilot123TotalPlace
Richard100056676223281
Frank410517100019272
Bob458100038218403
Tommy55180143417864
Andrew51061940215315

Richard wins the first electric event of the day

Round Two

Pilot 1 2 3 Total Nett Place
Frank 784 1000 1000 2784 2784 1
Andrew 857 691 724 2272 2272 2
Bob 1000 721 507 2228 2228 3
Tommy 609 691 700 2000 2000 4
Richard 0 795 884 1679 1679 5

Frank wins the second electric event of the day

This event concluded the NIMSA thermal calendar for 2013

SEE YOU IN 2014 !!





100S Boyce Cup 22nd Sept 2013

This event was held over from the previoous Sunday, when bad weather had made flying impossible!
Weather was overcast with a S - SW wind of 5 - 12mph. Competition was run over 4 rounds, allowing a discard with the top 2 then going head to head in a one round fly off.

Pilot 1 2 3 4 Total Discard Nett Place
Andrew 684 596 1000 1000 3280 596 2684 1
Richard 395 1000 718 860 2973 395 2578 2
Tommy 627 960 695 736 3018 627 2391 3
Frank 1000 557 699 668 2924 557 2367 4
Sam 305 320 538 836 1999 305 1694 5
Bill 225 440 329 452 1446 225 1221 6
Wayne 296 0 0 0 296   296 7

After 4 rounds, Richard and Andrew topped the table to go into the fly off

FLYOFF (1 Rnd Only)    
Richard 407 1
Andrew 305 2

Richard wins the Boyce Trophy for 100S 2013

Due to poor weather throughout the season, we were very short on results from electric events, so it was decided we should run one along with the 100S. This was a straight 3 rounds, using the height limiters to ensure all got the same start.
results below:

Pilot 1 2 3 Total Nett Place
Tommy 1000 1000 623 2623 2623 1
Frank 995 489 945 2429 2429 2
Andrew 537 319 1000 1856 1856 3
Richard 537 306 787 1630 1630 4
Richard Be 471 289 599 1359 1359 5
Sam 488 252 0 740 740 6

Tommy's model coped better with the blustery conditions earning him a win in the electric event.




Open Thermal & Electric 28th July 2013

A good forecast for the afternoon meant a fairly full turnout with both Bill & Wayne flying in addition to all those at the last event. This gave 5  in electric & 8 in thermal. The plan for the day was to run Electric - Thermal - Electric, allowing for 2 electric comps to catch up some of the lost electric events.
The five pilots started their flights and it became obvious the air was very mixed some pilots almost falling from the sky and others getting almost the full 8 minute time. Frank was doing very well with his Radian, working very small bubbles of lift and a little slope lift off the banking.
The results of the first electric are below:-

Pilot123 TotalPlace
Frank86510098928541
Tommy773577100023502
Richard100048151019913
Andrew69545144615924
Sam59541146113775

Due to the wind direction changing, we had to relocate to the other end of the field to set up the winches and this lost us valuable time. Again, the sky was either full of lift or flat and some people worked this well, others didn't. Andrew and Richard weren't gaining an advantage with their mouldies because of the amount of line they had to take in compared to the lighter models which were kiting up. Bill & Wayne flew again after lay offs with health problems and managed reasonably well with thumbs that hadn't been exercised for a while!
Results of the Open thermal below:-

Pilot 1 2 3 Total Nett Place
Richard 825 622 1000 2447 2447 1
Tommy 973 475 941 2389 2389 2
Andrew 545 1000 569 2114 2114 3
Sam 1000 502 372 1874 1874 4
Wayne 507 576 331 1414 1414 5
John P 382 554 350 1286 1286 6
Bill 545 273 329 1147 1147 7
Frank 424 374 311 1109 1109 8

As you can see from the results, nobody had a great day and it was the person who made the least errors that won. Well done Richard.

Unfortunately by the time we'd run both comps and moved on the field, the weather had turned and we were getting a few light showers. Nobody felt like doing a 2nd electric comp and we called it a day. If time allows during the clubs "Open Flying Day" on 11th Aug, we may try and run a quick electric event. Apologies to Paul, who turned up fater his shift ended, to compete in electric and never got the chance.




Open Thermal 21st July 2013

This event was postponed from the previous Sunday as a mark of respect following the death of our previous Chairman, Mike Leonard

The forecast was good, but it didn't turn out that way with the weather getting chilly and windy after the thermal had been flown. Andrew was flying his (new to him) Tracker fully moulded 100S model
Pilot1234TotalDiscardNettPlace
Richard10007581000980373875829801
Andrew8011000919615333537427202
Sam3749616361000297137425973
Frank403858758649266840322654
John792997310464256331022535
Tommy755543616469238346919146

A win for Richard who is gradually getting to grips with his full house full carbon Tragi Cluster



Open Thermal & Electric (or not) 16th June 2013

As this event clashed with Father's Day, numbers were somewhat down on normal.  The members who did turn out flew in very poor thermal conditions and span was to win the day, with their better glide abge giving them slightly longer flight times and subsequently the win. As they were in the process of rigging their electric models for the electric event a  light drizzle started. After some discussion they decided that the rain looked like it was on for the day and they all headed home. The results for the Open thermal event are below:

Pilot1234TotalDiscardNettPlace
Paul513100010001000351351330001
Tommy1000860897830358783027572
Frank354996424427220135418473
Sam285496720513201428517294

Well done Paul.



Area Open Thermal Championships 2nd June 2013

On the day this event was contested by 6 pilots, a couple of the others were unfit to fly through injury and one was still re-earning brownie points after a week long flying trip to France!

Conditions were very light with a max wind speed of ~7mph regularly dropping to almost nothing and fluking all around the compass. The first 3 rounds were flown with the winches running SE -> NW, but after round 3 they had to be turned through 180 degrees to prevent downwind launches. Five rounds of 10 minute maxes were flown to allow one discard and then the top two pilots competed in a 2 round fly off again to 10 minute maxes. A landing square was pegged out which was approx. 20  minutes on each side and landing the model completely within this square gave an additional 25 points. Going in to the fnal round the scores were fairly close with any 2 from 4 capable of progressing through to the fly off. Sam Phenix & Richard Boyd eventually topped the table and moved on to the fly off.

In the first fly off round, Richard used the larger wing arrea of his more modern aircraft to good effect to produce a fairly commanding lead. This meant he really only had to stick close to Sam in the second fly off round to win, which he duly did. When he fully gets to grips with the capabilities of his Tragi Cluster, he will be an extremely hard man to beat. 

The NI Area Champion for 2013 in Open Thermal Soaring is Richard Boyd of NIMSA & Dungannon MFC

The Scores after the five rounds are below:

Pilot 1 2 3 4 5 Total Discard Nett Place
FRANK 600 299 927 273 435 2534 273 2261 6
ANDREW 683 459 825 218 970 3155 218 2937 5
TOMMY 519 393 1000 1000 508 3420 393 3027 4
PAUL 981 582 692 405 1000 3660 405 3255 3
RICHARD 813 519 463 1000 969 3764 463 3301 2
SAM 1000 1000 855 256 991 4102 256 3846 1

The scores in the fly off rounds were:

Pilot 1 2 Total Place
RICHARD 1000 980 1980 1
SAM 743 1000 1743 2

Photo's of the event can be found at:

https://plus.google.com/photos/103627744211423981940/albums/5885004412721270913



Open Thermal & Electric  26th May 2013

Good conditions an a reasonable turnout of 7 in thermal and 3 in electric. Club Chairman Bill Scott is liable to be out for some time with an injury.. Conditions were a light overcast with a 5 - 10mph wind from SSE. Despite the light conditions, there were still a couple off model casualties. Jimmy lost a middle off the top of the winch line to a suspected dodgy batterry connection. Richard damaged the leading edge of  his Tragi Cluster by trying to stretch the glide as much as possible for a better time and clipped a tree!

The results of both events are below:
Open Thermal

Pilot 1 2 3 Total Place
Sam 1000 1000 1000 3000 1
Richard 597 876 845 2318 2
Andrew 970 515 824 2309 3
Frank 843 377 719 1939 4
Ronnie 626 356 105 1087 5
Wayne 361 246 217 824 6
Jimmy 750 0 0 750 7

Height Limited Electric

Pilot 1 2 3 Total Place
Frank 1000 1000 768 2768 1
Sam 850 1000 754 2604 2
Andrew 970 495 1000 2465 3


100S Cup 21st April 2013

The forecast coming up to this event wasn't the best. The forecast winds were a bit on the high side for most members. The day of the event was dry and pleasantly warm, but the wind was blowing 12 - 15mph WNW. The pilots that turned out agreed to fly even though it was fairly breeezy. For the first tiime that I know of, NIMSA had a non UK pilot flying with us. Kees Blokland from Holland, but formerly of Banbridge, was over on holiday and had come up with Richard. Tommy & Andrew were both flying new models. Tommy had Bobs old Eliminator 100 & Andrew had a new Osprey, as well as his Algebra. This should have been Wayne's first event, Andrew was going to buddy box him throughout the event, but problems getting the radio's to talk to each other, prevented this from happening. 

Conditions were very odd. Lift was sparse, but when found was huge. Flights varied from straight up and down to 8 minutes plus! Tommy was putting his new model to good use, getting 2 flights close to 8 minutes.  Kees managed a few good flights, a great accomplishment as he'd never flown off the winch! Kees was having a good look at the construction of the club winch and I wouldn't be surprised to see something very similar appearing in Holland soon!

4 rounds were flown which allowed a discard. The results are below:

Pilot 1 2 3 4 5 Total Discard Nett Place
Tommy 878 1000 1000 1000 0 3800078 1000 2878 1
Frank 946 382 674 826 0 2828 382 2446 2
Richard 1000 512 413 293 0 2218 293 1925 3
Kees (Holland) 648 374 483 316 0 1821 316 1505 4
Andrew 573 345 474 209 0 1601 209 1392 5
Bill 709 167 330 0 0 1206 0 1206 6
Ronnie 688 274 404 284 0 1650 688 962 7

We had intended to have a two round fly off between the top two pilots, but Franks rudder servo had decided it had done enough. Frank , in a very gentlemanly fashion, forfeited the fly of, so Tommy wins the 100s Cup.

Next eevnt is open thermal & Electric on the 5th May 2013. Lets have another good turnout!!

Open Thermal & Electric 7th April 2013

Sunday 7th April 2013 saw the first Open event of the season.  We met at the top car park from approx 11.30am onwards.  The two club winches, and Richards own winch, were put out facing roughly SSE. into a wind of 10-12mph.

Overall six pilots were going to compete, however Wayneís transmitter decided that it was too cold and didnít want to play.

The first round saw the best flight of the day where Andrew scored the perfect eight minute round with his impressive Occulus, the second best flight of the day was in round 2 where Tommy was only 2 seconds short of the magical maximum 8 minutes..  A sad point for the day was when Sam crashed his Osprey on the final launch of the day, even Sam thinks that the damage is too much to repair this time, but we will see if it makes a return to the field later in the year.  Four rounds were flown which allowed a discard.

As the wind was getting colder when the open competition was coming to an end, it was agreed by all present not to hold the electric competition.


Results below:
Pilot 1 2 3 4 Total Discard Nett Place
Andrew 1000 405 1000 919 3324 405 2919 1
Frank 722 296 920 1000 2938 296 2642 2
Tommy 310 1000 596 650 2556 310 2246 3
Richard 277 359 497 860 1993 277 1716 4
Sam 439 388 454 0 1281 0 1281 5

Andrew takes the win in the first event of 2013

Our next event is the 100ís Cup, no electric will be held on the day.