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5th 2019 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge


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A placeholder for the 5th 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 bungee rubber may be used.

Fly safely! No slope soaring

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  • 4 weeks later...

Managed to get out this morning. Model repaired and wearing new clothes. Flat calm when I left home, breezy and increasing in strength at the field and the worst possible direction, straight at the huge copse of trees, 100m downwind of the bungee.  Only two flights, the second in lift which easily cleared the trees although it was a bit tricky keeping the model in view and very turbulent behind the trees. 

Eventually got it back for. 3:13. I didn't try for a 3rd flight. 


22/6/19 Martyn Kinder Mad Hatter F3-RES 3:13



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A lovely day today. At ground level less than 3 mph wind speed and little more at 500ft

Consistent but not strong lift. About 10 flights ranging from 2 mins to 7:32. Then last flight got into lift straight from launch and used the same weak thermal to get a 10:31. 

Interestingly since picking up the Madres here I have not flown my DLG. For me it’s easier to get into lift with a longer wing span model that needs less flying  

Guy B


7th July


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