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Martin_N

Email sent with documents, feel free to distribute.

FYI: 1 Dorado ordered today :)

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Greg Dakin

Thanks Martin, and congrats on the carbon Dorado - I'm envious, being a glass variant owner :-(

Cheers,

Greg

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John T

Thanks to all the guys who made this comp happen and also the guy who ordered the decent (not raining) weather.

 

It was nice to complete two full days of flying as I need all the practice/racing I can get.

 

Also good to meet some new faces.

 

Well done to the winning guys who took the bottles home.

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Rooster-X

You flew well John, hope you can make the next race!

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f3fman

I think that the airframe is gaining in popularity John - I had an opportunity to fondle the carbon version of the airframe at the weekend and it looked really good. Certainly the best aerobatic model that I've flown, mainly because it has a symmetrical section and flies well with a lot of ballast aboard (1.2kg +).

Cheers,

Greg

It certainly looked very tasty on the video of you flying it in Wales, my fingers were itching just watching it !

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Rooster-X

Aerobatics to wet your appetite, F3F will have to wait until later.

 

https://vimeo.com/71774247

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Greg Dakin

Terrific video Tom - wonderful camera work and editing. Many thanks!

Greg

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Greg Dakin

It certainly looked very tasty on the video of you flying it in Wales, my fingers were itching just watching it !

No, no, you really don't need a Dorado John - much better for all of us if you turned up with a Halton Special or Super Snipe, something like that.... :-)

Cheers,

Greg

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Martin_N

Hi All,

 

Apologies for the delay in getting allthe results out and a report, unfortunately work hasnt let up this week.

 

Thank fully the weather was on our side for the weekend and we had plenty of wind and sun for this year’s SlopeGlide contest.  Last year we were in Wales and with the change of location we moved to the Hole Of Horcum. Although the numbers were not as high as last year, we still had plenty of pilots for an excellent weekend of flying.

 

The first day put us on Levisham, this is a very challenging slope at the best of times but add its variability and you can be punished in every round.   At the end of the day there were a few broken models after the 10 rounds, thankfully all were reparable.  Setting the variability aside, other than 2 rounds the rest were won with sub forties, the fast time by Mark Redsell with 31.66 which was also the fastest time of the weekend.

 

The results at the end of day 1 were as follows:

 

 

1 Mark Redsell 8465.22 1000

2 Greg Dakin 8120.04 959.22

3 Rich Bago 7998.55 944.87

4 Martin Newnham 7983.47 943.09

5 Paul Garnet 7940.57 938.02

6 John Phillips 7914.65 934.96

7 Kev Newton 7791.94 920.46

8 Ronnie Lampe 7504.88 886.55

9 Mark Abbotts 7499.67 885.93

10 Tom Foreman 7421.81 876.74

11 Keith Wood 7365.64 870.1

12 Jon Edison 7202.37 850.81

13 Frank Hulton 7094.88 838.12

14 Tom Macpherson 6983.12 824.91

15 Mick Walsh 6746.22 796.93

16 John Tideswell 6522.69 770.52

17 Jonathan Wells 0 0

 

Sunday, the wind was looking to be more southerly and the hope of flying on the bowl was eagerly awaited by all, conditions on this slope tend to more consistent, how wrong we was.  Every round had its good and bad flights, everyone suffered at some point throughout the day.  It was still a great days flying enjoyed by everyone.

 

Overall it was an excellent weekend of flying and I think everyone enjoyed the flying, the relaxed atmosphere and the company.

 

To the final results, Mark Redsell took the honours and didn’t put a foot wrong for a well deserved the win.  It was great to see John Phillips sharing the honours along with Greg Dakin in third.  I hope the port and win went down well.

 

At the end of the 20 rounds the scores were not as far apart as the conditions would have suggested they would be.

 

 

1 Mark Redsell 16867.49 1000

2 John Phillips 16563.05 981.95

3 Greg Dakin 16449.83 975.23

4 Martin Newnham 16315.29 967.26

5 Rich Bago 16233.95 962.44

6 Paul Garnet 15909.66 943.21

7 Kev Newton 15508.96 919.45

8 Keith Wood 15471.99 917.26

9 Ronnie Lampe 15195.49 900.87

10 Tom Foreman 15168.34 899.26

11 Jon Edison 15167.26 899.2

12 Mark Abbotts 14929.47 885.1

13 Mick Walsh 14545.54 862.34

14 Tom Macpherson 14434.28 855.74

15 Frank Hulton 14361.48 851.42

16 John Tideswell 13025.04 772.19

17 Jonathan Wells 0 0

 

I would like to thank Jon Edison and Ronnie Lampe for sharing CD duties, the new timing equipment with its latest update uploaded was faultless on both days.  Frank, Mark A, Mark R and Paul for getting the course out to the slope and ready for use. Kev and Tom who shared buzzer supreme duties. Finally North Yorkshire Moors Ridge Soaring Club for sharing the slopes again for us to race our models.

 

I look forward to catching up with you all again soon.

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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Rooster-X

https://vimeo.com/72008675

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f3fman

Nice video Tom, my PB is still on that slope from a very long time ago with an Ellipse 1.

What was John Philips flying ?

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Rooster-X

Tanga, he flew it very well all weekend with a well deserved 2nd place and a bottle of plonk!  :)

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Martin_N

Nicely done Tom.

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Greg Dakin

Really nice video Tom - captured a top weekend of slope racing really well.

Cheers,

Greg

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paul garnett

only my launch Tom? my flying that bad eh? haha nice work matey

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rumbey

only my launch Tom? my flying that bad eh? haha nice work matey

I noticed that pengy -  maybe it was too fast for Tom to capture it on film?

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Rooster-X

Unfortunatly your white proton got lost in the clouds and the whole run was out of focus. I toyed with cutting the launch out but decided I liked it, so it made the cut.

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Rooster-X

Its weird comparing my own flying with what I captured on video as everyone looks faster than me, but the last three runs were from the last round which I won so maybe I'm flying tighter than everyone else ;)

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John T

Great video Tom of a great weekend.

 

Can you film all my rounds next time if it makes the flying faster !!

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Rooster-X

Sure John, I'll let you do Buzzer Supremo in my stead :)

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