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Tony Beckett

5th Mosquito 14 Day Challenge of 2017

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Tony Beckett

Phil said:-
"Amazing conditions today! Virtually impossible to not find lift! Totally specked out with the Strike to the point of - 'oh no I can't see seem to see it'. After catching numerous thermals, even as low as house height, finally came down with 13:08. Couldn't get close after that, only 6's & 7's

Hope I wasn't the only one flying today :/

Phil Carter Strike 2  19/4/17. 13:08

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This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a hand-launch glider that conforms to the Mosquito (less than 1m) class can post a time.
Object: Fly your  Mosquito class hand launch glider for as long as possible from a flat field, the person who's time is unbeaten for 14 days 'wins' and a new challenge starts.

Rules: Fly safely. No slope soaring.

Please post your times as follows:-. Pilot Name, F3K or Mosquito class, model name, length of flight minutes and seconds, plus date of flight. Previous challenges for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be seen at www.f3k.uk

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Phil C

Took the readings off my HK altimeter from today's flight with the Strike

26 launches ranging around 35-40 meters

Highest reading was 920ft / 285m 

Very interesting to see just how long we spend on the field, how many launches we do & how 'flipen' high these models can get! 😁

 

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SilentPilot

I wish I knew what all these codes were :o

F3Je, F5J (are they the same?) F3F, F3B and now this F3K!!! Is there a breakdown of what they mean? So far I think I've sussed that 3 is glider and 5 is electric... Am I getting warmer?

Anyway, so it ends up F3K is DLG. I have some DLGs :) 

While I convert my Radian to enter the other comp I think I'll try my luck with this! I've got a HK DLG mini V2 whatever that is, it's 1m span so I believe it's in the Mosquito class. I'll hopefully get a flight in tomorrow :)

 

Tony

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Tony Beckett

Phils flight on 19th April wins the 5th Challenge.

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Four wins for Phil, one for Jon so far......

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Phil C

After a little 'Kiss' at Twywell with the Strike, got the wing tip repaired & decided even though it was pretty windy time for a test flight. 

Nice bit of lift & the Strike only needed slight trim (love this thing!)

Only time for a couple of flights but managed a 2:52.

Hope this will be the first of many....where are those mini Go's Lads!?!?

Phil Carter 7/5/17  Strike 2  2:52

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