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7th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge

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Jon said
"I wasn't particularly getting on with full-size, and a weak lower-back and dicky ankle was making things uncomfortable (which I'd never experienced with the light Elf), but finally had a cracking time out with the Blaster 3 yesterday.  Wearing a back-support now and ankle-strap really helped on the physical side; no doubt practice and exercise will help improve the back at least.

The purpose of the outing was only really to properly sort out flight mode settings, rates, trims and all.  Not only did this suddenly transform it from slug to swift, but then - more by mistake than intention - scored a 3:35 around 1600 before having to get back for work.  Cumulous, 10mph gusting 15 from the SSW.  Carrying 60g ballast, which I expect will be the norm!

Jon, Blaster 3 F3K, 01.06.17

PS Is there supposed to be a horrible creak if I launch too hard? "

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This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a hand-launch glider that conforms to the F3K (up to 1.5m) or Mosquito (less than 1m) class can post a time.
Object: Fly your F3K or 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 since 2012 can be seen at www.f3k.uk

 

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Tony Beckett

Looks like a period of strong winds and a general busy time has given Jon a win with his 3:35.

So far this year 2 wins for Richard and Dave and then 1 each for Simon, Mike and Jon

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StraightEdge

I totally cannot believe I actually won a challenge!     :frantics:       I sincerely hope everyone was just very busy and not being kind!

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Whitmore

Nope Jon - I went out to maiden my new (ex Beckett, ex Stern) XXLite on Thursday. Did a 3:30 :ermm:

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cirrusRC

congrats Jon.   I had a nice flight the other night after work around 7.30.   A nice bubble over the bmx track.    First fly for a few weeks.   Hoping to get out properly at the weekend.

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StraightEdge
17 hours ago, Whitmore said:

Nope Jon - I went out to maiden my new (ex Beckett, ex Stern) XXLite on Thursday. Did a 3:30 :ermm:

How do you find the full-size Jon, and how's the knee?

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Whitmore
On 2017-6-16 at 14:47, StraightEdge said:

How do you find the full-size Jon, and how's the knee?

Sorry - missed this. I find full size easier to launch higher to be honest as I think I'm more powerful than fast which and seem to suit something with more mass. But heavy equals more stress on the knee which is pretty ropey I'm afraid. XXlite is nice and light at 222g though. Been working on a step sequence launch as per Jun Cats which is less impact as I stop. I need to perfect it but I can launch almost as high like this.

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