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BMFA F5J-East League Round 3 June 5th

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PeteMitchell

Due to another change in circumstances, this third round of the Eastern League will take place at Bartletts Farm nr.Chelmsford, Essex on Sunday 5th June, not Little Bentley as has been previously advertised on forums and in the BMFA comp. calendar.

As before, if weather conditions at the time indicate that Sunday 5th is going to be unflyable, then we would hope to use Saturday 4th to avoid another cancellation.. 

Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday.

Your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device (AMRT) which must be able to show the max height your model goes to during its motor run time plus 10seconds after your motor is shut off.

The limiting function must be set to allow maximum 30seconds motor run time, and the height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m.
Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight for safety reasons, but will result in a zero score for that round.

Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre but only one entry permitted.
Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go towards the National League.

The competition will be run to BMFA Local rules, 6 rounds will be flown if conditions permit and there will not be a flyoff
 
Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day
 
Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry
 
Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated.
But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am.  First flight’s 10am.

Please post your entries on this thread by 8pm on Friday 3rd June along with your BMFA number, Model class and frequency with a reserve if flying on 35Hz

Paul Wainwright     BMFA  47845                     Open         2.4

Ray Gadenne          BMFA   52822                  Open         2.4

Peter Ley                 BMFA   187230               Open         2.4

Brian Austin            BMFA   57851                  Open         2.4

Garry Matthews     BMFA  32611                   Open         2.4

Mike Connell           BMFA  155649                Open          2.4

Peter Mitchell         BMFA  33850                  Open          2.4

Tony Merritt         BMFA 142327                   2M              2.4

Randy Taylor            BMFA 165603              Open          2.4

John Hovell            BMFA   40572                Open           2.4

Ian Nicholl             BMFA    392293             Open           2.4

Nick Jackson         BMFA 123273                 Open           2.4

Eddy Small            BMFA   63558                 Open           2.4

 

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Wood Gnome

Pete please put me in on Open for this either day but Sunday much preferred thanks Paul :frantics:

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Rayg

Hi Pete,

Open on 2.4 please, either day.

Thank's Ray

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Kikapu

Me too Pete,
Open, 2.4 on either day.
Peter Ley

 

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EssexBOF

Cannot refuse being on my doorstep, Open 2.4 please

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gem

Hi Peter,

Can you put me in for Open on 2.4MHz

thanks

             Garry

 

 

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Mike Connell

Hi Pete

Please accept my entry for Open 2.4 .

BMFA No: 155649

Mike

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tonym

Hi Pete

Me in 2m please.

Tony
BMFA 142327

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Eddy Small

Hello Pete,

                  We have a Kent interclub comp on this date which  Nick, Tony and myself  will be attending and so will not see you this time.

Regards, Eddy.

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PeteMitchell

Thanks for your info.Eddy, sorry you 3 can't make it this time.

We do have just enough so far to qualify for a league comp. but a few more pilots would be good:thumbsup:

 

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Randolph T

Morning Peter 

please enter me in open 2.4

sunday only 

Rantheman

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John H

Hi Pete, sorry about the late entry

please book me in Open 2.4 for either day

Thanks

john h

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CJS

Sorry Peter, personal circustances is probably going to stop any competition activity in the forseable future?

Cliff

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Nicholls

Pete,

Kent Interclub on the same day has been cancelled so please enter me for OPEN on 2.4.

Thanks

Ian

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PeteMitchell

 

 

1 hour ago, Nicholls said:

Pete,

Kent Interclub on the same day has been cancelled so please enter me for OPEN on 2.4.

Thanks

Ian

Thanks Ian

Maybe there will be a few more to follow you:thumbsup:

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Mike Connell

Hi Pete

Weather forecast looks a lot better. See you on Sunday.

Mike

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Eddy Small

Hello Pete,

                  Please enter Nick Jackson Open on 2.4 BMFA 123273

                                       Eddy Small Open on 2.4 BMFA 063558

Thanks, Eddy.

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PeteMitchell

Thanks Guys for your entries.

I was worried we would not have enough to make a reasonable comp, but now we have.:)

Sunday is forecast as the best day and I will run a matrix and print all the paperwork tomorrow afternoon.

If you know of any possible last minute entries, please give them a poke and tell them I must close entry at midday tomorrow.

See you Sunday:thumbsup:

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EssexBOF

Had a look at the field today, FRIDAY, looks OK but do not drive straight in but round to the left as it is drier there. We had heavy downpour on Wednesday, so thought it worth checking out.

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PeteMitchell

Another excellent day at Bartletts Farm.

Reduced entry due to holidays and club comps frustratingly meant that this established League event was in doubt. But with just about the minimum number needed to make a meaningful comp, we were able to go ahead.

A light North/North East wind and strong sun for most of the day fooled everyone at some time as can be seen by the low discard scores in the results below.  Strong lift was found in most slots, but strong sink was also encountered and this made conditions surprisingly difficult to read.. It soon became apparent that launching low was not a good option (I can’t resist the temptation though) and the lowest launch height to win a slot was made by Ray Gadenne who recorded a notable 97meters. 

We flew 7 rounds, which was a first for us, every one enjoying the extra flying. Well almost every one, John Hovell parked his model in the top of a tall Oak tree at the entrance to our field, and I suffered the worst days flying I can remember for a long time. At least John got his model back in more or less one piece:thumbsup:, and I only suffered slight damage to a brand new model:o.

All in all, a great day, but disappointing in that it wasn’t enjoyed by more.

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