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  1. Video impression of the day.
    13 points
  2. Just to echo what has already been said - what better way to stick two fingers up at Covid than spending three days doing what we love in such great company. And somebody must have been smiling down on us given the uncertainties leading up to the event. Thanks to Kev and Mark T, and all helpers, and congrats to Peter, Joel and Rich for a great display of F3F at its best! Finally, some memories to enjoy: https://rc-soar.smugmug.com/F3F/2020/Welsh-Open/
    12 points
  3. I can now confirm the scaled down entry list for the Welsh Open. We hope to run the competition for the full 3 days 11th-13th September - subject to no new lock down restrictions. The competition will be run with social distancing measures in place and copious amounts of hand sanitiser will be provided. There will be no organised social event. 1. Dave Rumble 2. William Fourie 3. Mike Bleathman 4. Andy Burgoyne 5. Jason Bioletti 6. Leslie Wood 7. Nigel Witchalls 8. Mike Evans 9. Mark Treble 10. Paul Stubley 11. David Woods 12. Graeme Mahoney 13. M
    11 points
  4. Hi Guys Not sure who was posting the results for this, but as I have them I guess it must be me Results here:- http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/Assets/docs/Welsh Open 2020.xls Due to the number of rounds completed, I have had to use a different spread sheet. Regards Jon
    10 points
  5. Just done the pics which are in the photo gallery I'll add to the chorus by saying many thanks to Nigel and Graeme for a great day out. Knowing that we can run and enjoy comps albeit with limited entry is really encouraging.
    10 points
  6. Really happy that the WO got to run with the Covid 19 rules closing in around us. Some of us even got out for a curry to keep up the tradition. The fact we got 3 days flying and only a minimum of clag and rain just to remind us where we were was fantastic too. Is 23 rounds a record? Thanks to the organisers, it was all very slick and we made the most of the conditions. Also thanks to MKS for the servos, a nice surprise for me! Also thanks to Stefan who reminded me that despite having won twice, I still havn't won a eurotour / proper one Good to have friends innit.
    8 points
  7. That was a great comp. Well done to the CD's Kevin, Joel and Mark as I know that the pre-event planning is more of a headache than usual in the current circumstances, dealing with the guidance and fielding all sorts of enquiries along the way. With 23 rounds all on Mickey's slope, at a relaxed steady pace with very few brief stoppages, it is possibly one of the best I have experienced in my 4 years of F3F. Pete, Joel and Rich showed their mastery of the conditions and the slope from day 1 and fully deserved their places at the top. Well done guys!
    7 points
  8. Well, that was a good comp to start us off, though not the easiest introduction back into timed flights. The forecast rain delayed the start till 11.30, but gave everyone a good chance to catch up. The wind was westerly all day, so was 15-30 deg crossed on the far end of the NW slope. The first round started sluggishly, but then picked up by the end to give the later group of pilots a flying start. Mark Redsell set a time of 43s, well ahead of the others. This trend of one or two fast times per round continued across the day, with round wins by Mark Redsell, Mike Evans, John Phillips,
    7 points
  9. Not quite the day we were hoping for with occasional drizzle & clag, but we did manage to complete 5 rounds on the NE slope before the wind died below legal levels. Jon should have the full results shortly, but Congratulations to Peter once again dominating the course and winning the Horcum Challenge Cup.
    6 points
  10. Fortunately that rule is for England and doesn't come into force until Monday. So the Welsh Open is still ON unless anything changes in Wales over the next 48 hrs.
    6 points
  11. Devon heaven 9mph breeze onto my favourite 500ft Devon cliffs late this afternoon - big smooth lift - big fun with the XPro & FS5 - ice cream on Sidmouth beach afterwards - mmm Phil.
    6 points
  12. Lovely few hours at VR98 today with Graeme, Mike, Les, Andy and Dave.
    6 points
  13. During my holidays, I also go on my TOA slope with the 6th and a medium fresh wind speed, this time the lighter version but full of tungsten:
    6 points
  14. Congratlations & very well done to both Graeme & Nigel for both organising & running this years English Open, i'm proud of you guys . It sounds like it was a very enjoyable & successful comp. Congratlations JP on winning this yrs event, to Mark Redsell on taking 2nd place, & to Mark Treble on being third I'm looking forward to reading Nigels / Graemes report , further posts & photo's I am very disappointed / depressed that my continued poor health prevented from attending to watch at least a few rounds. Huge thank you t
    6 points
  15. Hello Everyone The Southern Winter F3F League will run this year on the first Sunday of each month from October to March, with no reserve dates. The winter events are very relaxed, and a good way of trying out F3F, but also fun for those who have been away from it for a while! Sun 4 October Sun 1 November Sun 6 December Sun 3 January Sun 7 February Sun 7 March The venue will be White Sheet for wind direction NNW-SSW. For certain other directions an event may run in the Eastbourne area. The weather call will normally be made on the Friday eve
    5 points
  16. And 2 PBs to boot Will. Well done
    5 points
  17. That's social groups. F3F events are organised under the guidance for businesses and organised sporting events, which has not changed and lets hope it stays that way for the winter.
    5 points
  18. Easy then Mike ,we hold the comp on the "slope" of the railway pub roof!
    5 points
  19. David's fully up to speed on managing the scoring link pages so you should be all set for Sunday now. Enjoy.
    4 points
  20. One of those rare flat calm days yesterday, hazy cloud and strong sun. Flying from the corn field behind parents place. Only had a 40 minute window during lunch break, An effortless 30 minutes. No red kites up here, but was joined by a buzzard for some of it. The lift steadily improved the longer I flew. Plenty of aerobatics and inverted thermalling before I had to bring it down. Shame I didn't have longer to fly as conditions were perfect. David | F3K | Expert | 32:37
    4 points
  21. What a strange weekend ....5 days in Wales, Caerphilly in lockdown and Bridgend more unusual than normal . Still 23 rounds on Mickeys was great ,I hate to think what would have happend had we had that much landing practice on Mickeys West . And IF I hadnt cut in round 1 or the rain replaced my 36 with a 50 .....and may aunt had other bits shed be my uncle . But a great weekend and good to see the lads again ...well done to all those who organised and to those ended up on the podium. Andy
    4 points
  22. A great start to the competition today. Wind was around 12m/s on to Mickey's. A few rain showers stopped play during the day, but 6 rounds were flown by 26 pilots. Results after 6 rounds: 1 Joel West 4855.41 2 Peter Gunning 4765.78 3 Rich bago 4529.42 4 Mark Treble 4450.89 5 Graeme Mahoney 4300.32 6 Mark Abbotts 4274.99 7 Kevin Newton 4261.14 8 Mark Redsell 4247.08 9 Mike Evans 4227.06 10 David Woods 4146.93 11 Mark Passingham 4131.17 12 Nigel Witchalls 4110.52 13 Mike Shellim 4107.71 14 Andy Burgoyne 4078.49 15 Jason Bioletti 4071.29 16 William F
    4 points
  23. Hi all I must thank Graham (wookman) for lending me a Turnigy programmer, that did the job(!) and, although it took David Woods over two hours to find out what the problem was, and, of course, fix it, the Shadow ESC is now fully functioning and ready to go. Many, many thanks David. Turns out that the chap I bought the Shadow from hadn't told me that he had left a height limiter in the 'plane and, as it was an old one that needed soldering in to the wiring loom, I mistook the lead for the height limiter for the lead to the ESC, plugged that into the motor socket and, as a result the
    4 points
  24. After Monday, groups of max of 6 can meet and can be in a space that is socially distanced from other groups of up to 6. Pubs etc are tasked with ensuring the groups are kept separate. We could meet those restrictions quite easily. However organising an event for more than 6 may be a risky prospect, unless we sell alcohol as well.
    4 points
  25. I was out in the garden rubbing down the epoxy finish on floats when I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin engine approaching from the east. The Spitfire soon came into view, did a loop above the lawn, then a roll as it headed off westwards.
    4 points
  26. Can we have a non flying team member .....his names Jack............Jack Daniels been spending quite a bit of time with him lately
    4 points
  27. I really enjoyed Saturday John,,well worth the drive down. The VR98 was the only slope I hadn't flown on so that box is now ticked.
    4 points
  28. Hello Peter! As you was not be able to enjoy training on next WC slopes, and so on no opportunity to meet you there, just enjoy this video : Cheers, Aubry
    4 points
  29. The Extreme has now returned to the environment it was assigned for. The English Open at Whitesheet provided the crossed and challenging conditions. Pictured here with a later RTG offering.
    4 points
  30. Gorgeous day here in Lawford - after the mist burnt off around 11am anyway. Almost dead calm, a fraction of a breeze and a little more when a thermal moved through. I had several flights over 2 minutes, a couple over three, and a 4:21 - best was 8:24, the Hawk Mini was little more than a dot in a completely clear sky. I was disappointed not to find anything on the way back as I hoped I might be able to challenge David's 32min F3K flight. Tony M | Mosquito | Expert | 8:24
    3 points
  31. Full results here :- http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/Assets/docs/Horcum Challenge Cup.xls
    3 points
  32. The Antaris is here - quality is great, packaging less so but it just about survived! More pics from another UK buyer are here. I am hopefully going to start building it next week once the last of the gear arrives - it will have the recommended Mpx motor, a Frsky Neuron telemetry ESC and KST HV servos all round...
    3 points
  33. Great weekend and good to catch up with so many people. Roll on the Winter Leagues
    3 points
  34. Finally started the digital timer....
    3 points
  35. Mmmm - another FS5 ! The wanted ad came up good. Never had 2x planes the same before - less ballast sets to carry now. Phil.
    3 points
  36. Another 11 rounds flown today on Mickey's. Results after 17 rounds: 1 Peter Gunning 14089.14 2 Joel West 13663.63 3 Rich bago 13333.56 4 Mark Treble 13332.98 5 Mike Shellim 13082.13 6 Mark Redsell 13076.74 7 Mark Abbotts 12910.17 8 Andy Burgoyne 12888.52 9 Kevin Newton 12766.69 10 Mark Passingham 12740.21 11 Graeme Mahoney 12636.35 12 David Woods 12558.81 13 Paul Stubley 12254.47 14 Dave Rumble 12243.08 15 Mike Evans 12233.67 16 Leslie Wood 12182.63 17 Jason Bioletti 12116.11 18 Nigel Witchalls 12064.99 19 Aleix Ingles Elias 11976.55 20 William
    3 points
  37. My take on elite sports would be - is there a National league system? Do International competitions happen? Are there regional (National, European, etc.) and World Championship events. Answer yes to these and its elite
    3 points
  38. This one is for me. An extremely light version for Eurotours and/or the re-scheduled F5j European Championship in Hungary 2021. If it will be possible to go to any of them This should be flying at about 1150g We have 4 more Prestiges sold and being made for pilots September/October but now taking orders for a small run late November if anyone would like one before prices are likely to go up in 2021
    3 points
  39. Fingers crossed boys!
    3 points
  40. The way things are going you may need to lockdown on the Bwlch for 2 weeks
    3 points
  41. Our comp was exactly a year since Tony specked out for the final time. I did not realise that.
    3 points
  42. Hi Steve, I will approach Manny and see if such a slot is available and if there is an opportunity in the next month I’ll start a new thread.
    3 points
  43. Got out again - new Snipe this time. Got a steer from a Red Kite for a best of 12:53 but it was very different from this morning. Long periods with very little help, breeze from time to time, great fun. Good day - time to relax.....
    3 points
  44. UPDATE I looked at the ballast tube but couldn't see what was stopping the ballast sliding freely. In the end I took some 10mm square wood and glued some sandpaper to it which I used to clean up the inside of the ballast tube. I could feel something as I applied pressure but had to take my time to not overdo it and sand the tube unnecessarily. 2 pieces of ballast would then slide in and out easily but the others still wouldn't go past a certain spot. In the end I lightly sanded each piece of ballast and chamfered the ends which has worked and now they slide in and out no problem. I can't
    3 points
  45. Build it with a ballast box
    3 points
  46. Thanks to all the organisers for a well run competition. I've had a look at the spreadsheet and looked at the scores with and without a discard and surprisingly the top 8 competitor standings did not change with a discard. So even though everyone waits for a discard it did not seem to make much difference. I've attached a different version of the results with the points and positions as I couldn't find that information on the original spreadsheet. David English Open 2020.xls
    3 points
  47. Cheers Nigel, Graham and everyone else for making the day run smoothly despite the weather doing its best to be anything other than smooth. Great flying by JP, a worthy winner. Great flying in such changeable conditions when it’s easy to just let the conditions dictate the result. While many of us, especially me, just blame bad luck on the day, the podium shows that even on very changeable days the Guys that often win. Still do. Great to see you all again
    3 points
  48. Great start to the 2020 summer season! Many thanks to Nigel, Graeme and the Whitesheet club for the organisation and good to see everyone is still alive.
    3 points
  49. Just back....enjoyable day out, thanks very much Graeme and Nigel for making that happen. Very variable conditions for everyone made things interesting and frustrating but just really good to be out on the slope again. Congrats to JP on the win, and everyone else for making a good day.
    3 points
  50. cheers all for a great day ......first comp of the year and well done to the top 3 .....Wales next Andy
    3 points
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