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7th 2019 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge


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A placeholder for the 7th 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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Managed to get out for an hour last night and 6 flights. All (except one with a very low release height following a downwind launch - wind shifted) were over 2:30 in what could best be described as buoyant but not very lifty conditions. A bit of a breeze meant I was getting to the top of the line with one storming launch. Best flight was 3:43, drifting about 1/4 mile downwind in about 2 minutes. Managed to break the bungee three times in 4 flights :( probably due to thistle damage.



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