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  1. 8 points
    Morning all! Here are some photos, and some words here. - Mike
  2. 7 points
    Really enjoyed the weekend! The flying was of a very high order. Joel continues to confound with his uniquely effective flying style, Mark's runs were often breathtakingly base-perfect, and JP entertained us with his hug-the-slope routine. All great stuff Big thanks to Kevin for organising once again, and to all helpers. It was great to have so many visitors so thanks to them too. Some photos https://rc-soar.smugmug.com/F3F/2018/Welsh-Open/
  3. 7 points
    Thanks to all that made the effort to attend a tough 3 days of f3f racing. Also big thanks to El *****o for the good times!
  4. 6 points
    In 99% the glider isn't relevant (up to date model) but the monkey on the sticks (and how he sets his model up)
  5. 6 points
    I can only agree with all that has been said already, great weekend in great company! Now for that analysis of where it was won or lost, the full results here :- Welsh Open 2018.xls Team Results :- 1. Mickeys Massive 35244.17 2. Tea Swillers 34040.30 3. All Stars 33965.11 4. Whitesheet Wizards 33370.49 5. Bonkers 33193.05 6. Smile and Wave Boys 32061.02 7. Loose Cannons 30219.61 Jon
  6. 5 points
    ELG-F5J Thermal soaring. Searching for the invisible, elation when you find it
  7. 5 points
    I've been involved in F3F for only a few years and in my time I have only ever been made to feel welcome. I'm sure it will be the same at any practice session or open fun day. In terms of some advice for anyone thinking of giving it a try. Most people said to me don't try fly fast, onlyntry to fly smooth. The only times I have ever set really good times is when I flew really smooth turns and flew smooth between base' s. And if you are worried about skill levels then practice on a familiar slope with a familiar model. Get used to the motion of turning tight, close in and flying along the slope with a model you know well, then progress to something quicker. John T wrote an awesome article on how to try improve your times and practicing by pretending to fly along a fence without inputting controls. I read it before my first attempt and again after, it's worth the read. Most importantly, if you give it a go then just try have fun.
  8. 5 points
    A really enjoyable 3 days on the Bwlch, thanks to the organisers, particularly Kevin. It was nice to see a good number of overseas competitors, all joining in the banter. The chart below may be of interest to some , though it only covers the first 30 pilots. Welsh Open 2018 Charts.pdf
  9. 5 points
    Back home after a long day traveling and work. Couldn't have enjoyed the weekend more (well a thermal on Sunday would have been a nice addition). Thanks to everybody making this happen again and again. Concrats to the podium well deserved. Concrats also to Gromit fort fastest time and a big thanks to my teammates Joel and Pete ... we won it the 3rd time (out of 10) Hope to see you all again next year (or earlier) Stefan
  10. 5 points
    I'd echo all of the above.. Fantastic Hill + Great Company = FAB weekend all round. Got back at 8 knackered but happy. Thanks to everyone that made it such a success particularly Mark T who behind the scenes does so much to keep things running and to Kev for his cool as a cucumber CD'ing. Now where are those winter league dates PS don't forget we have whitesheets in a couple of weeks (just trying to work on the wife now)... PPS The massive rock Joel
  11. 5 points
    Another 6 rounds today on the back of the wrecker. Results after 10 rounds: 1 Joel West 1000.0 2 Mark Treble 981.3 3 john phillips 977.35 4 Stefan Bertschi 960.06 5 Peter Gunning 953.6 6 stuart wallace 953.6 7 Graeme Mahoney 949.68 8 Andy Burgoyne 947.92 9 Mike Shellim 947.46 10 Iñaki Elizondo 944.29 11 Dave Rumble 941.43 12 Kevin Newton 941.3 13 Stefan Bernardy 928.33 14 Paul Stubley 926.32 15 David Woods 922.96 16 Frits Donker Duyvis 922.95 17 Jason Bioletti 915.31 18 Tony Livingstone 914.1 19 Mark Abbotts 912.04 20 Martin Drewett 910.79 21 Lazaro Martinez 909.75 22 Erik Heijne 907.69 23 Daniel Schneider 904.6 24 Les Wood 886.02 25 Holtz, Frank 885.53 26 Arjen van Vark 883.85 27 Rick Ruijsink 882.34 28 John Treble 874.04 29 Ewan Maxwell 868.95 30 Dave Watson 864.39 31 Scott Ravenscroft 858.86 32 Brett Larrett 857.8 33 Keith Wood 856.71 34 Nigel Witchalls 840.64 35 Jon Edison 808.9 36 Allen Elliott 802.6 37 Pete Burgess 789.12 38 Aleix Ingles Elias 788.22 39 Vic Eldridge 681.48 Fastest time: 38.17 by stuart wallace in round 2 Result from f3ftimer (https://github.com/marktreble/f3f-timer)
  12. 4 points
    Stefans words are very true, to be competitive in F3f you don't need the latest up to date very expensive model. For 2 of the 3 days (10 of the 14 rds flown) I flew my 5th hand Radical, Stefan himself was its 3rd owner. Stefan believes the model to be around 10 yrs old now . (edit) I am shortly going to be starting a separate thread aimed at encouraging new pilots to try F3f. I believe that with input from us regular F3f pilots regarding all aspects of F3f , ie hints , tips & advice on model set up, such a thread would over time build & achieve this. Stu.
  13. 4 points
    Well I thought I would play with the results to see how it would have been if the comp was 3 separate day comps each with a discard. WelshOpen2018 Modified as 3 Days.xls It is slightly interesting to see how everybody's luck/ skill was on each day. I think I should only have flown on Sunday. David.
  14. 4 points
    Huge thanks to Kevin for organising, & to all those who helped in so many ways make this years Welsh Open such a 'Cracking' event Stu.
  15. 4 points
    Fantastic weekend guys,love every bit of it except that long walk to the Crest. The usual banter and pee taking. Big congratulations to the top three and also a great big thanks to the guys that organised this weekend. Roll on to next year.
  16. 4 points
    Awesome weekend guys. Thanks to the organisers for a brilliant comp and well done to those who toped the leader board. What a brilliant weekend, all round. Not just the flying. Everything was great.
  17. 4 points
    We had 2 rounds on the crest, and 2 rounds on the back of the wrecker. results after 4 rounds.... 1 Graeme Mahoney 1000.0 2 Kevin Newton 999.71 3 Iñaki Elizondo 996.09 4 john phillips 984.35 5 Peter Gunning 981.94 6 Mike Shellim 963.2 7 stuart wallace 954.49 8 Joel West 953.32 9 Jason Bioletti 937.51 10 Martin Drewett 932.22 11 Mark Treble 931.62 12 Stefan Bernardy 928.54 13 Stefan Bertschi 927.0 14 Mark Abbotts 926.02 15 Paul Stubley 924.24 16 Lazaro Martinez 902.21 17 David Woods 896.06 18 Tony Livingstone 894.84 19 Ewan Maxwell 893.5 20 Andy Burgoyne 888.8 21 Erik Heijne 879.33 22 Daniel Schneider 873.92 23 Dave Rumble 870.18 24 Rick Ruijsink 868.35 25 Les Wood 854.41 26 Pete Burgess 848.07 27 John Treble 845.18 28 Holtz, Frank 841.6 29 Scott Ravenscroft 841.03 30 Brett Larrett 837.63 31 Frits Donker Duyvis 829.2 32 Arjen van Vark 823.54 33 Jon Edison 692.23 34 Keith Wood 590.72 35 Dave Watson 569.23 36 Allen Elliott 550.97 37 Nigel Witchalls 497.01 38 Aleix Ingles Elias 287.38 39 Vic Eldridge 260.83 Fastest time: 38.17 by stuart wallace in round 2 Result from f3ftimer (https://github.com/marktreble/f3f-timer)
  18. 4 points
    Shaping finished so model assembled for a preview. Need to let the dust settle before glassing the wings so back to it tomorrow night. Time to order the servos.
  19. 4 points
    'Cracking flying Gromit ' Stu.
  20. 3 points
    'Welcome to F3f'. I am starting this thread in the hope of encouraging more pilots into F3f. With collective input from us regular F3f pilots about all aspects of this exciting, rewarding & fun discipline of our sport, I believe such a thread may achieve this. As an example, our giving hints tips & advice on models, model set up, ballasting, turn styles, etc etc would be very helpful to anyone new to F3f. Within my role as comp secretary of the Whitesheet RFC I am going to organise an 'welcome to F3f day' on our Whitesheet slopes. All credit for this 'cracking' idea is to go to fellow Whitesheet member Graeme Mahoney. Graeme approached me with his idea during the recent English Open event. With the English Open now having been staged I now have the time to organise such a day, plans are in fact already underway, i'l be posting more news in due course. Ok, that's the introduction over, lets get this thread rolling . Stu, Whitesheet Competition Secretary.
  21. 3 points
    I'm still running 9D the only thing I've changed are to the upgraded gimbals. Flashing in my case has just been a perception that it's difficult, the reality is it's very easy and it only takes minutes. The only real gripe were the early X series Rx's that had a range issue. I keep looking at the Horus and at the Jeti range but the reality is my 9D does everything I'll ever need.
  22. 3 points
    As not everyone is at Facebook -> Pictures Welsh Open
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  24. 3 points
    Another 4 rounds flown today on back of wrecker. No rain or clagg. Variable wind speed throughout the day. A classic welsh open. Many thanks to Kev, Pete, Mark AJ and buzzer supremos for a great comp. For me 2 cuts over the weekend cost me 2 round wins but happy with 12th place!
  25. 2 points
    Now also on the Vault -> http://f3xvault.com/?action=event&function=event_view&event_id=1351
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