Jump to content

1st 2019 2M Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge


Recommended Posts

A placeholder for the 1st 2M Hi-Start 14 day duration Challenge for 2019

Please submit your score below. The clock will start when the first score is submitted.

 

This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a bungee-launched glider up to 2 metres wingspan and the standard Hi-Start can post a time.

Object: Fly your 2 metre 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: Launches must be made from the standard Challenge Hi-Start bungee. Flight times begin when line releases from the towhook and the model must land in the field for times to count. While the object is to encourage F3-RES types, any model up to 2 metre span may be flown (F3-RES, foam, full house aileron mouldie) but please state the type of model with your time.

The standard Hi-Start bungee is a maximum of 10m of 6/4mm surgical tubing and 50m of static line (minimum 30lb breaking strain). Lighter/smaller bungees may be used.

Fly safely! No slope soaring

Link to post
Share on other sites
John Minchell

Would like to have a go at these comps this year.

Now Martyn has very kindly lent me a correct bungee, I've been and bought a reel of 30lbf breaking strain monofilament line today, think I have an old parachute somewhere.

Will start the first comp with my old 1.5m Highlight HLG whilst I am installing spoilers onto an old Gentle Lady and doing the many repairs it needs before recovering it.

Then the plan is to build a much stronger RES model, but when that will happen is anyone's guess.

John M

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I used my Hilight last year to good effect. In the right conditions, there is no reason why you can't win slots with it!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Hi John, welcome to the challenge!

I had a few flights with the Slite this afternoon but it was rather late on (4pm-ish) and so mostly just cruising around at min sink and trying not to touch the controls. A few scratchy bubbles gave me some flights around 4 minutes.

 

Jon Whitmore, 4:18, Slite, 25/02/19

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
John Minchell

Thanks for the welcome Jon

I found a couple of old parachutes (needed washing so they went in with the overalls).

Got the mono line measured out and Martyn's old bungee silicone attached, found the old dog screw-in stake and put a 4 cell pack into the Hi light to set the CG.

So should be good to go when I find some time hopefully soon in this fab weather.

John M

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jon

Will you log a score please so we can kick the challenge off. I have been out this morning and my best of 3 was 3:41.  Had to pack in when the power fliers turned up

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

👍

I may have missed it. Thanks Jon

 

 

err - so you did.   Jefs response nudges me to take a closer look 🤪

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

We are off.

Please remember to submit a score even if its not a leader beater as it will generate points for your league position

image.png.5c481ae48aa62235695cd94d20a7629a.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
martynk

Oops.. Sorry about that, I appear to have lost a week somewhere.

Jon won this one, I have put a placeholder up for the 2nd Challenge and the league table will be up as well very shortly

Well done Jon

 

Martyn

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
martynk

Blast - I cant spell Feb..   LOL 😂.  I'll update with the next release.  Sorry about that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
SilentPilot

No worries!

My Radian had been replaced in the car by my DLG but the wind has been far too strong for that to get trimmed out. I’ll put it back in! Hope to join in the fun again :) 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Who's Online   11 Members, 0 Anonymous, 35 Guests (See full list)

    • MikeE
    • rc-soar
    • Stormeflyer
    • AJH
    • satinet
    • SilentPilot
    • Falcon37
    • gem
    • JFreeman
    • Boz
    • PeterT
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.