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Champ of Champs 2017, Horcum 1/2 April

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Les

Good look everyone 

Keep us posted on the days racing if you can and a couple of pics.

I'll be thinking of you all having fun why'll I'm stuck at bloody work😠

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Brett82

Good luck everyone, hope you have a really awesome weekends worth of flying. 

Wish I was there. 

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Gromit

Appreciate  some news about day 1 please guys , thanks ?

   Stu.

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oipigface

We were all so excited about your Skorpion, Stu, that we forgot to fly.

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Gromit
1 hour ago, oipigface said:

We were all so excited about your Skorpion, Stu, that we forgot to fly.

Lol, there was always going to be a 'sting in the tail' to that story John :whistle: lol

   stu.

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simon_t

Quick summary report.  15 pilots flew 9 rounds on the Horcum southern bowl on day 1, and only 2 rounds on the NE Horcum slope on day 2, due to the wind, which started the day at about 7 m/s dropping below minimum and not returning.  

Final top three places:

1st Greg Dakin, flying Avatar (one round with Jedi)

2nd Simon Thornton (Shinto)

3rd Rich Bago, Mostly FS3 with a couple of flights with the FS 4

Greg also won the Fastest time with a 39.xx on day 1 (Avatar)

Was good to see new face and Whitesheet local Nigel Witchalls, who seemed to be enjoying himself, and the return of Mick Walsh, down from his new base in Aberdeen.

Big thanks to Jon Edison and Mark Treble who manned the centre, and John Treble for doing a great job as buzzer supremo.  But everyone helped out with carrying stuff etc., so thanks to all.

As the weather on the whole was pretty warm and pleasant (apart from the heavy and soaking shower at the end of day 1, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, and Greg was a worthy winner.

Once I get the spreadsheet I'll post a bit more detail.

Simon

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oipigface

What an enjoyable weekend!

 

Photos of the C of C's for possible use in BMFA News will be gratefully received.

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Gromit

Congratulations Greg on winning the Champ of Champs winter lg of 2016/17,  'Cracking' flying Greg :)

My Congrats to Simon on taking second place on the podium,  very well done Simon.

Congrats next to Richard on taking third place, well done Rich.

 

Well done to everyone else on your own individual placings, & personal battles & rivalries between good friends.

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable weekend.

 

I look forward to seeing lots of pics & some vid please, so we can all get a feel of the conditions, & atmosphere of the champ of champs comp 2016 / 17 thanks . In all the yrs I've been flying, I have still yet to fly at the HOH, some pics & vid of the comp would therefore be even more appreciated.

 

      Stu

 

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simon_t
4 hours ago, oipigface said:

What an enjoyable weekend!

 

Photos of the C of C's for possible use in BMFA News will be gratefully received.

I have a few I am sorting out for you John.

Simon

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Maxscotland

Very enjoyable weekend and thanks to John, Simon, Mark and John T for organising and running the comp.

I had a thought that Rich could have been the 'man' for the comp on his own slopes and as it turned out he did go very well, just being pipped by Simon who as always managed tofind the best in the variable condition. But as for Greg........ that 39..... 'ride em cowboy!!!'  Great stuff.

I need to personally thank George for lending me some great air in a couple of rounds and Pete for his awsome aeros in the last round that bumped me up to my best placing in a big comp. Was well jammy so apologies to all.....

Looking forward to the Euro tour now  😊

Cheers Ewan 

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Peter G

Well done Greg, a well desrerved win following a dominant winter league! It's good to see/watch.

Also well done to Simon & Rich in their close faught battle on the podium.

For me it was a slightly depressing slide after a decent start, I'm saving my luck up for another weekend ;)

A very enjoyable weekend, thanks to our hosts the NYMRSC.

 

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George Young

Congratulations to the winners and all those who helped put the weekend together. There was plenty of entertaining flying to be seen all weekend as well as the amusing banter.

I had a great weekend despite the technical issue which grounded my Precision. One lesson learned for me is not to leave my backup model in the car because I couldn’t be bothered to carry it out to the hill. I did try to get to the car park and back before the next round but failed miserably! The fast walk warmed me up though! I had hoped for six rounds and a second discard on the Sunday but it wasn’t to be.

Looking forward to the Summer leagues now.

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Stefan Bertschi
3 hours ago, Maxscotland said:

...and Pete for his awsome aeros in the last round....

Details :P?
Concrats to the podium...  the reign of the "Jedi Space Pit Lift" seems to be over...

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Andy_B
2 hours ago, Stefan Bertschi said:

Details :P?
Concrats to the podium...  the reign of the "Jedi Space Pit Lift" seems to be over...

wernt we in the year of the ****o anyway 

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Greg Dakin

Thanks for the kind words guys.👍

Great weekend of flying and socialising - my thanks to Simon, Jon, Mark T, John T and Rich for running a splendid event! 

Conditions were variable across both days, with Rich enjoying two great slots of air in the final rounds of day one, only to be dashed by cruel luck on day two. F3F can be a very unfair and harsh sport at times, and this was an extreme example of the less desirable (but inevitable) aspects of inland competition. Rough justice, but not enough to compromise a podium place!

Simon "enjoyed" two days of mediocre stodge and still managed to take second place with some extremely accurately flying - not a second left on the course, and nothing more to be squeezed from the available air. 

I was in a different camp altogether, and gifted some very buoyant conditions in pretty much all of the rounds - which suited the Avatar perfectly. Like the FS3, this airframe seems to be very slippery at low wing loadings.....and just like the FS3, can rapidly become a run away train when the air switches on 😜

Overall though, there was some great flying on view - in particular Ewan's performance with the Pitbull was exceptional, and Graeme had a number of sweet flights with the FSL - but ultimately, it was all about the old cliche of flying the bad air well, and not becoming dispirited by a quirk of 30 second circumstance...

When all's said and done, there's few locations on the F3F calendar that can provide a sunburnt face, soaking wet clothes, and a dripping 99 (mucus, rain, cream and raspberry sauce) - something for everyone 😉😎

Cheers,

Greg

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Greg Dakin
9 hours ago, Stefan Bertschi said:

Details :P?
Concrats to the podium...  the reign of the "Jedi Space Pit Lift" seems to be over...

Surely not Stefan - can the reign of a sub-26 second airframe really be over 😜

A little birdie tells me that you may have ordered a new one......presumably, you'll be looking to go sub-25 with your Jedi in the Pyrenees this year? 😎👍

Cheers,

Greg

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Andy_B

Bits just arrived for space Jedi so hope its this years colour 

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Stefan Bertschi
12 hours ago, Greg Dakin said:

Surely not Stefan - can the reign of a sub-26 second airframe really be over 😜

A little birdie tells me that you may have ordered a new one......presumably, you'll be looking to go sub-25 with your Jedi in the Pyrenees this year? 😎👍

Cheers,

Greg

Well the birdie was partially correct. I ordered some bits and pieces. After landing the Jedi in a tree in Denmark, I was left with one 'kaputt' (damaged) and one fine wing. When I bought the Jedi from Andreas Böhlen, I got a damaged spare wing from him and it was - by lucky coincidence - the opposite of the one I damaged. During the long cold winter nights I repaired both wings that I currently have a working Jedi. In addition I ordered new V-Tails and a new Jedi wing to have a pair of undamaged ones. Additionally I got a 2nd hand Pitbull fuzz from the Böhlen Family stock and Pierre's reinforced Joiners. With some luck I get the ordered parts from Baudis before the Lofoten....

Cheers

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Greg Dakin

Perfect Stefan - almost enough parts for a Jedi Space Lift, only the Fosa Lift joiner and tailplanes to go!

Pitbull fuse and thick-walled joiner will certainly pimp your Jedi ride 😍👍

Cheers,

Greg

 

 

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Greg Dakin

Looks good Andy - but which LDS kit is in the pic?

....and for which Jedi flavour - a"Lift" or a "Space Lift"?

May as well come clean with your colours too 😜

Cheers,

Greg

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