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  1. 10 points
    Without a doubt, that was the best start to a winter league series that I can remember!!! The wind was very slightly crossed to the right on the main southerly bowl, blowing 15m/s + and creating some tremendous lift throughout the day. It was a little variable, but the eleven rounds easily aggregated the variance and produced a worthy winner (well flown Mark). The field was also the strongest that I've seen for this event, and a quick calculation suggests that we had circa 200 years of soaring experience on the slope. In terms of models, the field was pretty varied. Certainly the Pike Precision 2 looked exceptionally good in the hands of Pete G, Steve H and Greg L. The Freestylers were also well represented and lived up to their reputation, and the new Pitbull 2 seemed pretty effective too. Rich B started out as the cream of the crop but suffered with less than favourable air during the latter part of the event. Mark R was flying accurately, but conservatively - steady, stoic and unrelenting. Pete G was smooth, aggressive and stylistic but suffered a nasty cut which was costly. Steve G and Greg L were really carving the air with their new models - both planes looked spectacularly good. Ewan was on fire and nailed a PB, as did Steve with a magnificent 31.xx - a sight to behold. Pengy wasn't looking too shabby either - if anyone can tell me the secret of popping up to the slope and flying a 32.xx after a two year hiatus, please let me know My thanks to Jon and Mark for running the show seamlessly and to Pengy, Greg L and Ewan for some top notch launches. Cheers, Greg
  2. 8 points
    Well that was a bit breezy to say the least! Some great flying in what were quite gusty conditions. Wind was square on to the South slope and averaged 16m/s throughout the day The day started with three consequtive sub 40's and the trend continued with nearly half the flights being sub 40. Throw in a couple of PB's ( Ewan and Steve that I know of ) and at the end of the 11 rounds, I think one could say the 17 pilots had a good day!! Congrats to Mark R for his win, Greg D in second and Peter in third. A stunning FTD went to Steve with a 31.22 in R8 Result Summary as follows :- Full spreadsheet to follow Thanks to everyone for helping with the buzzing and shifting stuff. Next meeting 1st Dec Cheers Jon
  3. 7 points
    Well what a day. From the forecast I thought we might get four maybe five rounds in if we were lucky, but no thirteen. The flying was very difficult at times with the wind shifting then coming back on,it kept you on your toes. Greg Lewis had his Pitbull 2 well dialled and set a lot of fast times throughout the day. First time as CD for me and it was a big eye opener, so glad to have Mike to show me the way and help in the middle. Great big thanks to you Mike I couldn't of done it without you Also to all of you who travelled up,down or across to get to us and make the day so enjoyable. I think Mike might put the results up but until then again thank you everyone. Roll on next month.
  4. 7 points
    Back in the car with Peter and Mike in the afterglow of my new pb.. 34.something. will confirm when the spreadsheet is published Simon. Well down to the top 3 . Mark R. 1st Greg D. 2nd and Peter 3rd. Thanks to the comp team for a great day and all the good banter Cheers Ewan
  5. 6 points
    Got a new addition to the fleet, hopefully get to fly it in some of this year's winter comps. Only just got it set-up so need to maiden and dial it in before I can fly it in anger. Should have it on the course within the next comp or two, ready for next year's summer league. Jedi wings, shorter Pitbull fus, Fosa lift tails and tail joiner so less V angle. Not sure who got Gregs other plane so you might see two flying around soon. Thanks Greg. Here are some pics and a comparison to the Fosa. You can really see that shorter fus and the Fosa nose is much longer before you get to the leading edge.
  6. 6 points
    Hi Simon, Mine is improved too at the same event, but I am awaiting the spreadsheet for the exact time. 38 or 37 ish. I will update this post when received. Update: 38.63 flying a Jedi. Small increments as usual..... Thanks, Nigel
  7. 6 points
    Hi Simon, Please do the honours....31.22 at HOH winter league 3r Nov 18 fling Pike Precision 2. thanks Steve
  8. 5 points
    Went (went in this case involves driving to Zurich airport flying to London and driving to Wales) to a Welsh Winterleague, brought two planes, broke one and then I detected that I brought the wrong Joiner. Thanks to Andy B. who agreed on Joiner sharing I was able to fly on..
  9. 5 points
    Tony maidened his PB2 today, that makes 5 in the club if you include Vick! G
  10. 4 points
    The fun of F3f. For me the last few years have been a journey into different styles. Although I do find it hard to commit to one style and set my models accordingly. I find the variety is fun. Ineffective but fun. PB2 does look like a model well designed for the fast open style.Faster and less grippy than a PB1. But it’s more than style /setup it’s also choosing the right style for the day / slope. And some say F3f just going left to right, which of course it is. But it can be so much more. Loving it more now than ever,
  11. 4 points
    Here it is. The movie you've all been waiting for. Starring the entire British World F3F Championships team (but not, sadly, Mark Passingham their manager), it's THE UNDERGROWTH STRIKES BACK!!
  12. 4 points
    I flew the needle and it was great fun, no tip stalls or flicks with the reduced throws, and diff on ailerons. It was much easier in higher wind, and with the ~20mph wind I put about 500g in the wing (two of the brass bars, and maybe 400 in the nose too). I could have put much more in, too. I had a great couple of flights, I put a gopro on my cap but the footage is poor, a little too small. I may see if I can get some video out of it. There were a few events of the afternoon, such as discovering that a flap stick when I did a crow test up high on the first flight. As soon as I noticed it wasn't retracting properly I landed, to avoid draining the battery and losing the plane. The landing was uneventful, and I managed to land close to me so that as soon as the plane was down I could disconnect the battery. I kept the flaps down in the meantime and was able to land in a small bush to avoid the flaps being pulled back on landing (since I could not retract one of them) At first I thought the flap/s had friction where the flap meets the fuz, as this is where it was snapped and could be oversized. I made a spacer out of layers of tape so that the wing cannot butt up as closely to the fuz. Further investigation also showed it was a small area where the top skin was snagging the wiper, so I taped the flap wiper in that area for the second flight. I will sort that out properly and maybe tape the whole lot later. The other "event" was that one of the flap servos moved position. This was after the second landing without retracting the flaps quickly enough. It is the second time it has happened, too, the first being at home when setting up. I had to move the horn on the flap to sort it, after checking it was not a radio problem. The only explanation I can think of is that the plastic horn has moved on the metal spline of the servo when stalling the flap. When trying to move the flap I cant recreate this, and don't want to force it just to prove a point! Maybe I will just change the plastic horn to a new one. Strangely, the flap ends up in a down position (about 20mm lower) which seems odd, and doesn't correlate with my theory in terms of the direction. Maybe I should just change that servo out. In the meantime here is a pic of the landing. I really like this slope despite the climb up. and want to go again. regards Kyri
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    What an awesome day, 13 rounds flown. Can't wait to see the results later.
  15. 3 points
    Hi guys Just a reminder that the first Wales Winter League is next Saturday. To give us every chance of getting the weather call right, it will be made at 9.00am on the Friday. Please email me at jwest532@aol.com if you plan to attend so I have an idea of numbers. Cheers Joel
  16. 3 points
    Hi Simon Final got round to seeing the spread sheet for the HOH 3rd November WL1 Jedi (feel the force ) 34.82 It's funny when you improve your time..... you always feel like you could have got more from the flight ! That's what keeps pulling me back to improve. Cheers Ewan
  17. 3 points
    Thanks for that. Herewith a pic. Happy to meet up sometime and to buy you a pint or two. Where would you like to meet perhaps a flight first.
  18. 3 points
    Cheers mate! I only ever do 115m if I don’t hit the posts
  19. 3 points
    Can someone remind me how to fly, Iv just dug out a vampire from my loft, servo isn’t twitching anymore so just going leave it.
  20. 3 points
    Because according to @Andy_B my handicap would be landing....
  21. 3 points
    Yes, that's generally the thinking Tony. However, this model is so responsive that both CG and throws can be adjusted to provide the best performance. The idea here is to establish your preferred flying style with the model. I'm seeking to emulate the approach taken by the Austrian and German teams, both of which fly a wide, looping turn. The forward CG helps the model to 'carve' rather than 'rotate' the turn, whilst the throws define the turn radius. It's a matter of balancing the two to achieve the optimum setting. This should minimise drag and place the model in the correct part of the sky when traversing the turn point. Cheers, Greg
  22. 3 points
    It was a superb day It's a great hill in 20ms + as the landings are safe & easy with 2kg of ballast on board. Great turn out too, good job really as we were whizzing through the rounds with all the fast times!
  23. 3 points
    After about 9 months of building, I maidened my third scale Purbeck DG800. - took it a bit easy as it was the first flight! https://youtu.be/8z9bh9NQ_Ss Simon
  24. 3 points
    Hi all, no point in delaying any longer. Tomorrow 's comp is ON XC showing 24mph winds gusting to 40mph, so should be a fairly lively day and its on the South bowl, our favourite slope Meet 9:30am in the main car park See you all there Jon
  25. 3 points
    Following on from the huge success of the original Optimus, Flightech and CCM models now bring you the Optimus Sport. The Optimus Sport wing is similar in design to the original Optimus wing which is great news as the planform and profile has proven to be one of the very best performing wings for UK conditions with excellent ability in wind and climb rate in thermals. It can also hang extremely well in lighter conditions. The main revision has been to the fuselage and tail. Optimus Sport features a totally new fuselage design with a revised tail configuration and airfoils. A bonus is that servos are now much easier to install. During testing several different tail configurations were trialed and the one that made it through to production gave the best feel and handling to the model. With the new layout, Optimus Sport handles even better at low speed and can turn tighter in smaller thermals. Both elevator and rudder efficiency have been improved. The new tail profiles have a lower minimum drag coefficient and have achieved a wider low drag bucket than on the previous tails. On the test models this has shown to give even better penetration and ability to cover sky and return from down wind thermals even more effectively then the original Optimus. We currently have 2 Optimus Sports sold and are taking a maximum of 3 more orders in the first shipment due later this month. The price is the same as for the original Optimus £1550.
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