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14th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge

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Tony Beckett

Simon said:-
"I went out yesterday lunchtime and conditions were cloudy but quite pleasant.  Most flights were 3 mins+ and best of the session was 5.47.  I lost signal a couple of times whilst far away and lowish causing a few heart in the mouth moments and limiting times.  Requires further investigation.....

Simon Jones, F3K, 5 mins 47 secs, 23/10/17"

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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.

Post your times as follows:-.
Pilot Name, F3K or Mosquito class, model name, length of flight minutes and seconds, plus date of flight. (Please do the posting within 48 hours of the flight)

Previous challenges since 2012 can be seen at www.f3k.uk

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Simon Jones

I made the most of the lovely weather with another session today.  Conditions were much better and I also sorted the signal issue with a re-route to the aerials.  Flights were 8.17, 5.44 and 15.06.  The last flight was a cracker hooking up with some decent lift to speck out.  So, to raise the bar a bit......

Simon Jones, F3K, 15mins 6 secs, 25.10.17

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SilentPilot

That's gonna put me off!!!

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Simon Jones

I had the chance to get out again today and managed a 16.05 with my first flight.  The last couple of minutes were spent in terminal sink everywhere.   I knew the air was good for a better time and managed a repeat of the first but avoided getting caught in the sink.  I came down after 20.21 as I had to get back to work.

Simon Jones, F3K, 20 mins 21 secs. 30.10.17

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cirrusRC

Well done Simon.   Last day of my holiday today, jet lagged but weather fantastic - still in shorts!    Given the time clock change I was probably an hour late starting but conditions were still very nice.   Lots of light lift about and took a while before I got away but eventually specked out.    Started wearing prescription glasses recently which have made flying at altitude a great deal more comfortable.   Also switched back to a D4R receiver a few months back and haven;t had a single RSSI warning since doing so.

I still did the classic dive to lose some height and then wished I hadn't :)     Managed a nice 20 mins 3 seconds.    Lovely afternoon.

 

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Tony Beckett

Simon wins the 14th Challenge of the Year.

Interesting position now as Simon Jones has won 3, Simon Barker 3 and Dave 3.
Not many challenges left this year so who can be overall winner
with Richard on 2 and Mike, John and Barry on 1 each?
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