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  • Radioglide 2014 Results and Report


    I was asked if I could collate the results and happenings at Tudor Farm for this year’s Radioglide competition so here’s my attempt!

    Saturday 24 May

    Two competitions were held on Saturday, F5J in one field and 100S across the road in the other. The day started with heavy rain and did not initially look promising so I held off at home until lunchtime, on the drive over from Brackley the weather improved greatly.

    The F5J started around 1:30, very ably directed by Bernie Jones. This was my first F5J competition and I found it very interesting in comparison to F3J, lots of tactics involved, do you use a short or long motor run etc. or in my case who do you follow! There was a soaring weather window of a couple of hours then light rain returned to end the fun. Eleven pilots took part, I was pleased to come eighth but the winner was Colin Boorman (pictured below and also his first F5J competition) closely followed by Colin Paddon and Kevin Beale.


    1Colin Boorman3975.7
    2Colin Paddon3926.6
    3Kevin Beale3674
    4Terry Pelling3198.2
    5Colin Lucas3133.7
    6Terry Weeks3098.3
    7Graham Wicks2693.3
    8Gary Binnie2601
    9Peter Mitchell2588.9
    10Kevin Dart2483.9
    11Peter Allen2050.7

    Across the road the 100S guys directed by Alan Morton were launching regularly and we had a grandstand view of one Tracker’s demise on the line! 12 pilots competed in the 100S with John Shenstone a very worthy winner, Alan second and Neville Warby third. A joint F5J/100S prize giving was held after the 100S fly-off.

    100s Scores

    PilotRnd 1Rnd 2Rnd 3Rnd 4Rnd 5Final Score% ScorePosition
    11 Alan Morton100099810001000100049981001
    5 Neville Warby966976100010001000494298.92
    1 Mark Deval10001000910954990485497.13
    9 John Shenstone6109839521000994453990.84
    3 John Stanswood86110008498031000451390.35
    4 Graham James885896979746989449489.96
    2 Gengiz Philcox9561000904902718448089.67
    8 Robin Sleight837682839982829417083.48
    7 Ken Goddard666757994641715377375.59
    10 Bob Dickinson610774842523668341768.410
    12 John Hulet9619678796010340868.211
    6 Alan Lipscombe100037510009530332766.612

    slot 1TimeBonustotalrunning totalPoints Final Positions total%
           1st9 John Shenstone1000100
    11 Alan Morton5.550400400825 2nd11 Alan Morton82582.5
    5 Neville Warby5.3750387387798 3rd5 Neville Warby79879.8
    1 Mark Deval5.250370370763 4th1 Mark Deval76376.3
    9 John Shenstone7.15504854851000 5th3 John Stanswood00
    3 John Stanswood  000 6th4 Graham James00
    4 Graham James  000 7th2 Gengiz Philcox00
    2 Gengiz Philcox  000 8th8 Robin Sleight00
    8 Robin Sleight  000 9th7 Ken Goddard00
    7 Ken Goddard  000     
    slot 2          
    11 Alan Morton  000     
    5 Neville Warby  000     
    1 Mark Deval  000     
    9 John Shenstone  000     

    Sunday 25 May

    Sunday dawned with much better weather, a glance at various forecasts before I left home said that it would be breezy which it definitely was!

    Again, separate competitions were run in each field, Multi-launch and F3J (Day 1 of the team trials). F3J started promptly after briefing by Sydney Lenssen as the field had been set up on Saturday, blue skies and fluffy cumulus clouds had most people flying the slots out (but underestimating the wind strength and not making the landing tape in my case!).

    We could see the multi-launchers launching and I was puzzled why they seemed to stop very early. As there were only seven competitors they had whizzed through the four-round matrix, CD’d by Terry Weeks there were six electric flyers, one winch launcher and no DLG entrants. The result was Terry Weeks first (with a perfect score of 4000 points), followed by Ray Gadenne and Terry Pelling.

    Back to the F3J field we were all having fun with the challenging conditions, the slots seemed to alternate with good air and bad air, I did spy a few gliders being retrieved from adjacent fields! Mid-afternoon the whole grid of full-size gliders (from the Nationals at Lasham) filled the sky. They were on a 380 km cross-country task so their task setter had confidence in the conditions (300 k tasks are set on good days, 500 k tasks on ‘mega’ days).

    Sunday’s F3J ended after six rounds and plenty of sunburn!

    Monday 26 May

    Monday morning’s weather was almost the same as Saturday, steady light rain but the winds were much lighter. We had been asked to arrive early to help set the F3J field up which we did and then moved it again after some debate about what the wind direction was actually going to be.

    While we were moving the field around the F3K guys got off to an early start and could be seen staying airborne on nothing in the other field (and quite happily flying in the rain).

    The rain stopped and off we went with Round 7 of the F3J, I removed all the ballast from my Cluster and wondered how I was going to stay up for 10 minutes! My winch line bunched badly and my first ‘ping’ did not work as I think power had been cut and I was stuck on the line, second ping worked to nearly get me up with the rest of the gliders in that slot. We all floated about at minimum sink and managed to find ‘good air’ that was probably coming off of the chicken sheds (the smell was not so good however!). Fascinating to see the true glide performance of the models.

    Light rain returned halfway through Round 7, we hung around optimistically hoping that it would stop but it became obvious that the game was up. Round 7 slot scores were voided and there could be no fly-off.

    The F3J result (which was taken as the placings after Round 6) was Dave East first (5,744 points), Kevin Dart second and Neil Jones third.

    RankNameRaw ScoreRnd1 DurRnd2 DurRnd3 DurRnd4 DurRnd5 DurRnd6 DurScorePcnt
    1East, Dave57441000941.9929.8988.6955.79285744100
    2Dart, Kevin5724.91000768.610001000974.7981.65724.999.67
    3Jones, Neil5690.9977.2981.71000776.6955.410005690.999.08
    4Boorman, Colin5641.7996.1959.5856.210001000829.95641.798.22
    5Paddon, Colin5478.7978.910001000992.21000507.65478.795.38
    6Allen, Peter5433.7998.7614.61000930.81000889.65433.794.6
    7Glover, Chris5394.3721.51000993.51000716.4962.95394.393.91
    8Wicks, Graham5323.3772.4923.8986.51000752.3888.35323.392.68
    9Beale, Kevin5310.5988.91000998.7687.6790.38455310.592.45
    10Osbourne, Ozzie5198756.41000953.3655.4832.91000519890.49
    11Johnson, Brian5163.510006071000793.8762.710005163.589.89
    12Devall, Mark5010.2843.6954981.4673.41000557.85010.287.22
    13Philcox, Cengiz4990.6846.11000781.5560.3817.2985.54990.686.88
    14Binnie, Gary4939.3734.6620863.3863.6991.7866.14939.385.99
    15Duff, Ian4923.1996.2736.2711.2985.7493.810004923.185.71
    16Borowski, Andre4893.61000663.97631000466.710004893.685.19
    17Dickenson, Bob4640.6966.2514.2974.5483.2989.8712.74640.680.79
    18Stanswood, Jon4600.5790.9678864.5549.7767.7949.74600.580.09
    19Shenstone, John4165.7407.1807.2759.1875.9619697.44165.772.52
    20Raybone, Mike40970854.7813.3572.61000856.4409771.33
    21Dunster, Chas4096.510000682.4505.4945.3963.44096.571.32
    22James, Graham3672.9786.682.1478.5802.2618.3905.23672.963.94
    23Lipscombe, Al3025.9747.40365.1577.7637.2698.53025.952.68
    24Lloyd, Rick000000000

    Meanwhile over in the other field the F3K chaps were still flying. CD’d by Lorry Green the result was first Richard Swindells, second Darius Zibikas and third Vytautus Zibikas.

    And there it was, all over for another year! Shame that the weather played a part in spoiling what is always a great weekend, my thanks to all the organisers and CDs.

    Gary Binnie.

    Radioglide results from the other classes.

    Radioglide 2014 F3K results and report

    Radioglide 2014 Multilaunch results and report


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