BARCS FESTIVAL OF FLAT FIELD SOARING
Marsh Gibbon, Near Bicester, Oxfordshire
View Larger Map Get Directions View Bird's EyeBARCS annual flat field soaring event aims to be bigger and better this year with four days of competition plus an additional F5J trial event being held over the Queens Diamond Jubilee holiday 2nd – 5th June.
Saturday sees two competitions run in parallel with Electric Launched Glider (ELG) to BARCS rules sharing the field with the F3K (DLG) flyers. The F3K event is a BMFA team selection qualifying league competition. ELG rules allow for two classes of models. The first is a “Restricted Class” (100 inch span max and flying functions of Rudder, elevator & Spoiler OR two meter span max with no limits on control functionality). The second ELG Class is for Open models – no restrictions other than a maximum span of 4 meters. ELG are written around use of a height limiter with a 200 metre cut off for the motor. It is hoped, to hold an informal F5J Trial Competition, open to all who would like to have a go, probably with two rounds following the ELG event and two more rounds on the following day. See Martin Bell during the day if you would like to participate.
Sunday will feature BARCS Multi-launch. Any ELG model can compete as well as pure gliders (including DLGs). Thus models as used on the Saturday, are equally suitable for this event, although ELG height limiters will need resetting to cut off at 150 meters.
Monday will be an F3J competition (one of the “National” status events for the BMFA team selection league). Again if a flyer uses his F3J model in Multi-launch it can readily carry on for the following day.
Finally Tuesday will be an all-day 100S competition. With the extra day available there is no need to try to curtail 100S as has been done in previous years and, weather permitting, this will be at least a six round event this year plus fly-offs. Any 100S flyer could of course also use his model the previous day in F3J.
The F3K and F3J competitions are open to all flyers who meet the BMFA league entry criteria, the other events are for BARCS members only. To encourage BARCS members to enter multiple events, a special maximum price is applicable to members, regardless of the total number of events which members enter.
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