Jump to content
mikef

GBR flyers in California.

Recommended Posts

mikef

There are 7 from GBR  flying at Lost Hills in an FAI event.  Ken Faux and Alan Jack are still in F1C fly-off and will go for 10 minutes at sunrise on Sunday.  The picture below shows Ken launching his flapper on a test flight.

 

image.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Ian Kaynes finished second in F1Q, an electric duration class.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterT

Thanks Mike

I've seen the F1B & Q results on SEN, but only spotted Phil Ball's name in B - no Mike W or Russell.

Anyway, I note you started the topic 5 hours ago - can't you sleep? :D

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Mike Woodhouse isn't coming, Mike Woolner and Russell Peers are expected later in the week.

Minis today but no spectacular results.  Chris Edge got to the fly-off in F1H but didn't make it to the second fly-off.  Brian Lavis made 4:02 in F1H in the first round at about 08:30 but spoil this score by dropping the last round.

In the final F1C fly-off, soon after sunrise this morning, Ken Faux had a problem with an over-length brake line and binding shaft and failed to get away.  Alan Jack had an over-run too near the end of the 10 minute period to get another flight in.  They ended in joint 5th I think.  Two more contests to go on this trip.  The wining score was over 7 minutes off the new 4 second engine run.  There were fears that the 4 second run would prove to be a killer but it seems to be quite OK.

The early morning F1A fly-off was won with an 8:21.  These modern F1As are getting over 100 metres off a 50 metre line -some are claiming 120 metres.

See SEN for full details.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Chris returns from an F1H test flight into the sunset.  

image.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

The legendary Eugene Verbitsky, 78 years young, with his flapped F1C - no. 93.  Many times World and European Champion and still up there.

 

image.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Ken Faux's F1C front end.  Verbitsky made, with Ken's mods - including an electronic timer.  The release disc is turned by a servo under microprocessor control - all preprogrammed before launch.

The close-up shows three antennae, L to R, GPS Tx to handheld distance and direction indicator, Tx for locator beacon ( belt and braces) and Rx for radio DT system.

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jef Ott

Love the retrieve vehicles!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Retrieve vehical for the more sedate...

 

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
martynk

Do you know what happened at the Flyoff Mike? They both maxed at FO1 and zeroed on FO2

 

Doh - just spotted your comment above.. Sorry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
martynk
On 07/02/2016 at 05:40, mikef said:

Ian Kaynes finished second in F1Q, an electric duration class.

The scores were revised according to SEN 2019 - appears that Ian won. Well done Ian Kaynes..

 

F1Q - Corrected

Family Name Given Name  Country Number   RoundRoundRoundRoundRoundFlyofTotal    Place
Kaynes      Ian         GBR     GBR21003   240  180  180  180  240  223    1243   1
Sitton      Shmulik     ISR     ISR-41141  240  180  180  180  240  188    1208   2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

It's not all high tech here.  Friends from South Korea and Japan share the pleasure of flying a simple rubber-powered model...

 

image.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterT

Did you miss out a photo from that last message Mike?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

PT, picture now added. Too much traffic on the broadband last night.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Mick Lester puts his model away in the sunset.

image.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterT

Mick seems to be having several bad days at the office. I was surprised at the F1J results as he's often the man to beat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
martynk

Very atmospheric Mike. Shame the BMFA cant get a flying field that big in the UK for the NFC.

I would make a donation - and probably move house to get near it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

Broadband by 'phone and Motel 6 not reliable, hence apparent silence....

The Ukranian, Artem Babenko, sells a folding F1C.  Here are examples in the hands of Faust Parker USA and Artem himself.  There is also a close-up of the folded section.

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterT

Motel 6 (or 8??), does this mean you are at Lost Hills Mike, or is it your man on the spot?

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikef

I am indeed at Free Flight Heaven, Lost Hills California.  The contests are now over.  All three Brits in F1H in first Fly-off but sadly not the second.  1and 2 Israelis and Per Findahl third.  See SEN for full results.   Mick Lester was second in F1J.

Up to 12 mph breeze today after 9 calm days!  Still excellent flying weather with wall-to-wall sunshine. 

Denny's (restaurant) wi-fi cut me off in my earlier message before I said:-

These F1C folders reach over 130 metres and then glide for almost 7 minutes in dead air.  All this from a four second maximum  motor run on 2.5 cc and straight 80/20 fuel. The three section wing folds with the narrower tip piec between the other two parts.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.