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  1. Midland f3f league event 3 Well another one done and dusted. Forecast was showing a low wind speed and a shift during the day from west through to NW then back to SW. Wind speeds were also due to drop as the day progressed. What the forecast didn't tell me was just how nice a day it was going to be. Wall to wall sunshine made condition on the slope very hospitable, I even had to take my hat off later in the day. Very nice for January. Thermals were popping all day, although they weren't having much effect on the slope edge it did mean that lift was never a problem even when the wind went right off the slope or dropped down to less than 2m/s. We never let such trivialities as no wind stop our fun. Everyone just carried on regardless right up to 2.000pm when we called it a day for the comp and had a spot of sports flying, it seemed a shame to use up the day racing when the day was so suited to a sport of thermal bashing . As for the racing we managed to run 7 rounds although perhaps round 7 was a stretch. Fastest time of the day went to Scott Ravenscroft. Yes, Scott managed to get the comps fastest time, flying his 100" needle he blitzed his fellow competitors with a fantastic set of turns and such speed through the middle we all thought he was going for a PB. Whipping around the turns the little needle made us all sit up and take notice. What a great run it was. Scott was beaming from ear to ear for the rest of the day. He was also bending my ear for the rest of the day - to make sure he was mentioned in dispatches.... And his time -- 53.61 .. surely some sort of record? Andy Burgoyne set the early pace winning rounds 1 with Mark Treble 2nd and Mark Richards with his Tragi posting a very credible 3rd spot. Rnd 2 ran to form with Andy again taking the honours myself in second and Mark Treble with his Toxic in third. Rnd 3 was mine with MarkT taking second and Andy running 4th just behind Ian Webb. Scott was still waiting in the wings for his moment in the sun.... Rnd 4 and still Scott was faffing around posting a 74 sec run...and 10th spot. Tom Mac took top spot with his Crossover finding a nice thermal (that has sucked the life out of my preceeding run, almost to the point where I didn't think I could finish the run) Still, I beat wonder boy though with a 72. Leader board was now running Andy Mark Me. Tom Mac moving into 4th spot after his round win. Rnd 5 -- and yes Scott won it .......FTD , I may have motioned that earlier.. surprisingly no cuts, despite some level of barracking. MarkT posted a 54 for second and took the overall lead from Andy. Jerry out with his newly aquired Vampire took 4th spot with a 57. Looking good Jerry.. Rnd 6 I made a charge.. 54 just half a second of the FTD posted by SCOTT.. earlier. Andy also had a decent run to come in second and Mark suffered with his worst run 64. I took the Overall lead, Andy held onto second and Mark slipped into 3rd spot. Les Wood had a good run to take 3rd spot for the round. Rnd 7 was a torrid affair, well at least for me.. whole run with camber on just to maintain enough height to avoid the hill.. 77 sec. Tom and Mark both managed to maintain some degree of flight with Mark taking the round win and Tom second. the final results again changed hands with Mark Treble taking the final honours myself in second and Andy Burgoyne in Third spot. A very nicely fought over comp, Mark seemed to maintain good momentum all day, I suffered with a couple of poor runs and Andy had a cut or two. So a pretty fair result I think. Very well done Mark. Thanks to everyone for coming along to another sun kissed Mynd comp : ) Mark Treble Toxic Needle 5761 Mike Evans FS4 5673 Andy Burgoyne Crossover Radical 5630 Tom McPherson Scott Ravenscroft Paul Stubley Mark Richards Ian Webb Jerry Lunt Les Wood Pete Withers
    9 points
  2. Results for this years winter league are here; https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4jkggZx04iEcl9aZmtpa2xnTUU&usp=sharing follow the link to my drive then>right click on the file link and DOWNLOAD the file.>open in excel,>Excel will flash up a security alert option box click ok to enable macros >- ignore warnings. file is from a known source. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weather forecast was showing 15mph gusting to 59mph with the general wind speed set to increase during the day. Rain was also forecast for late afternoon. Ashes Hollow likes a Southerly but dislikes wind speeds over 20mph. It can cope with SW as base B which is the downwind turn is in a corner that catches the SWerly wind, but it does get interesting, and leaves a very hard upwind leg to contend with. Despite a Southerly forecast the wind was noticeably off towards the SW and the wind was around 20mph early on. So let's get going quickly while we can - was the plan. I dashed around getting the course set up only to discover that the range finder battery had packed up. So I had to make a run off the hill and around Church Stretton trying to find a CR2 battery - not a supermarket battery! Eventually managed to find one but running around the shops in 3 coats, over-trousers etc etc I did feel a little overdressed, and steam was starting to come out of my ears - but I just didn't have the time to change. Eventually back on teh hill and the course set, very quick briefing and away we went. Mark Richards flying his Tragi went first. A little underweight for the conditions and the model was just as happy flying backwards as forwards at times. But it all ended safely, although at 84 sec run wasn't very inspiring. Toxic Mark Treble had been practicing all morning so was better equipped for the first round and set a 48 sec run as did Greg Lewis with his FS4. Greg's just managing to take the round. I managed a 51 for 3rd spot, flying too light - which made for a very entertaining run with the AlliaJ being tossed and turned inside out as I tried to keep it running along the edge. Most other runs were around 55 sec. Scott Ravenscroft flew his Needle 100 but failed to keep the speed it started with and Paul Stubley chose to fly his Typhoon , not wishing to go with his hardly flown Cyril. The typhoon went very well (as I always knew they would) Certainly was competitive against the bigger models on this day. Round 2 and Greg again took the win with a 49 I also managed a 49 despite a cut and Mark also cut but had a tougher time recovering the speed back for a 55. Andy Burgoyne arrived having missed round 1 due to a heavy night at the works do. The little crossover looked good but Andy also cut to destroy what could have been a round winning flight. Powered by Alcohol - fast but prone to blowing up! - Round 3 went the same way so Greg was in a commanding position and getting better as he posted the fastest time so far with a 45. Overall we seemed settled into a Greg, Me ,Mark order. Scott was switching between his needle and the Vampire but failing to get his head in gear. Then losing his car keys in the heather topped out his day. Although he continued he was obviously very distracted, although he did try to attract my attention on several occasions, but I manage t duck the vampires wayward antics. Les Wood with his Caldera was also now showing strong, the Caldera always seemed to be getting the smoothest slots - But Calderas often do that.... And Mr Stubley did a 51 with the Typhoon - right on pace.. Round 4 Greg crashed, as Jerry had d one in round 3. Both spun at base B, dead easy thing to do as the air is disrupted here and any type of cut recovery when flying heavy is tricky. Gusts can often take control if you haven't the speed to run through them. Mark ran a 48 and I had a torrid run with 57.9. Main positions remained Greg winning Mark took second spot from me. Scott won the round with a 48. Les also went backward significantly with a 81 - I think he may have switched to the too light Merlin. Scott took 4th place over from Les. Round 5 had seen Greg running back to the cars to get his spare set of wings, and had his worst time of the day a credible 51 but it came against my best at 42 and the fastest time of the day, and he had used up his discard so everything changed to Mike >Greg > Mark. Phil Taylor had a good run to post a 46 and Andy managed a 49 as the mists (in his head) started to clear. Mark Treble won round 6 from Les whose Caldera was now on rails. very nicely flown . Greg and I almost matched each other and the overall positions remained unchanged. A couple of pilots asked if we could stop as the air was getting more crossed, but we carried on into round 7. Mark set a cracking 45 and I was next launching into the biggest thermal I had seen all day. Diving in from a speck is always a nice way to start the run but always makes you very conscious of getting that first corner right - don't cut don't scrub that speed. Bugger -- no buzz round again still no buzz, and again and now very obviously past - still a cut, but in the wires to the buzzer.... Eventually the problem was diagnosed and the wires cut and spliced back together, and off I went again - having deciding to just continue to finish the round rather than starting again as although 30minutes may have passed the air was still very much as it had been earlier so I launched again, this time no such thermal just a rough crossed wind and a right struggle to achieve a 52. Greg flew next and posted his fastest time of the day and a round winning 44 to just pip Marks second place. Greg's run was and a comp winning score and Marks elevated him into second spot. A great comp with lots of twists and turns and a very fair result, from what I saw of the day. Congrats to Greg, and Mark and everyone who flew through the storm and made the day happen -- cheers Mike
    5 points
  3. Series of six One day events taking place on the Long Mynd Hills, Shropshire. Second Saturday of each month starting October 2016 finishing March 2017 (6 events) Open to all. Meet 9.00am for 10.00am start. Detailed information on start or weather calls will be notified here closer tro each event date.
    2 points
  4. F3F Winter League at the Hole of Horcum
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  5. The Southern Winter F3F League is run this year on the first Sunday of each month from October to March, with the Saturday of the same weekend as a reserve option. The venue will normally be White Sheet hill, Mere for wind directions SSW to NNW, other directions to be confirmed nearer the time. Weather call is by the Friday evening. The BARCS Forum thread for this series is Here. This outlines how to provide initial entry details. Please register for this event by selecting "Going" to this event - you will need to log in to this site to see the option.
    1 point
  6. Midlands League F3F 1 9:30 9th October Saturday is the 1st event for 2021/22 F3F winter league scheduled for the Long Mynd Open to all - ideal introduction to the world of competitive flying Advice and banter always available please register your interest in the RSVP tab below
    1 point
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    THE ENGLISH OPEN F3f 2018. The Whitesheet RFC are proud to be staging the English Open F3f competition of 2018, over the weekend of aug 18-19th. We are proud that our excellent sponsor of the event Peter Payne of South Coast Sailplanes http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/ continues give such excellent sponsorship & support to this prestigious event, This being the 4th year of doing so. Similarly, we are proud of both Steve Webb models https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ https://www.servoshop.co.uk/ & Bucks Composites https://www.bucks-composites.com/ . Similarly to South Coast Sailplanes they too are again supporting this event for the 4th year. This years competition is being supported stronger than ever, with Ace Models, https://www.acemodel.co.uk/ , the GBSRA http://www.gbsra.co.uk/ and BARCS all adding their very much valued support to the event. Entry to the event is now Closed Entry closed at 10.00pm on Friday Aug 10th. Entries are to be sent to myself at swallacegromit@aol.com . please include the following;- Name, Frequency, Models. (up to 3) BMFA / insurance details. As well as individually, you can also enter as a team of 3. Each team member receiving a trophy. We at the Whitesheet RFC are looking forward to staging this years prestigious English Open F3f competition, and welcoming pilots from across the country to our superb Wiltshire slopes. Stu , Whitesheet RFC Comp Sec.
    1 point
  8. Update: 9/6/17 Following on from the success of the first event last month, this Sunday sees the return of the 'Open Slopes' event - all welcome. Scale and sport and non-flyers alike. Weather looks great for Sunday - so I am calling it on! Hope to see you there. Second in a series of summer month open fly-ins at Whitesheet Downs, Wiltshire Please see the flyer below! 2017_Events_flyer.pdf
    1 point
  9. Update 13/5/17 As I will be busy all day tomorrow (Frome Chess Congress if anyone wants to come and spectate ;-) ) where I won't have access to the internet, I have decided to make the weather call for Sunday now. Crazy talk. It's ON! The weather looks suitably good for a jolly nice day's flying at Whitesheet, with a gentle to moderate SW breeze forecast. Some wet stuff may make an appearance later in the afternoon, but I wouldn't be too concerned about this if you would like to come along and have a fly. Fingers crossed for a good inaugural event! cheers, Chris Update 9/5/17 Please come along to Whitesheet hill this Sunday and have a fly with like-minded pilots at the first of the 2017 social fly-ins. All are welcome! A weather call will be made on Saturday around noon, with the decision being posted both here and on the club website: www.whitesheet.org.uk The club has recently altered its rules with respect to power assist models - this means that only a gale or rain will prevent us from flying - just remember to pack an electric assisted model (motors are now permissible for altitude gain at the hill). Please note that these events are taking the place this year from our usual competitions - the idea is just to get people together to enjoy the beautiful site. The club and the hill looks forward to seeing you! cheers, Chris Lamming WSRFC Open Fly-in Event at Whitesheet Downs, Wiltshire. Please see the flyer below! 2017_Events_flyer.pdf
    1 point
  10. Third in a series of summer month open fly-ins at Whitesheet Downs, Wiltshire Please see the flyer below! 2017_Events_flyer.pdf
    1 point
  11. Contact Cliff Hannam e-mail cliffsunnycrest@aol.com
    1 point
  12. Southern Winter Lg F3f, hosted by & staged on the slopes of the Whitesheet RFC in Wiltshire . Meet time 9.00am for 10.00am start. Entry details will be posted in good time prior to each monthly comp. See Southern Winter lg forum thread for more info. NOTE; This comp unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute due to my becoming Ill. The reserve date of Nov 27 is now active for this event . Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec.
    1 point
  13. Horsham F5J held near Billingshust West Sussex
    1 point
  14. Series of six One day events taking place on the Long Mynd Hills, Shropshire. Second Saturday of each month starting October 2016 finishing March 2017 (6 events) Open to all. Meet 9.00am for 10.00am start. Detailed information on start or weather calls will be notified here closer tro each event date.
    1 point
  15. Series of six One day events taking place on the Long Mynd Hills, Shropshire. Second Saturday of each month starting October 2016 finishing March 2017 (6 events) Open to all. Meet 9.00am for 10.00am start. Detailed information on start or weather calls will be notified here closer tro each event date.
    1 point
  16. Somewhere in Kent. Email me for details. jef 3 k at mail dot com
    1 point
  17. Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 21st. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
    1 point
  18. Midland F3f League event 4 Cancelled Forecast for Saturday is 30mph winds in a Southerly direction. With a high likelihood of some wet by 12.00noon and gusts to over 50mph I'm conscious that a few of you have some distance to travel to support the event, so have taken the decision to CANCEL this comp. Our Southerly slope would be far too exciting in such big winds : ) See you all next time. Of course feel free to knock yourself out on Ashes tomorrow if you fancy a day out. Mike & Andy
    1 point
  19. The first of the Scottish Summer League to be run at East Lomond, West Lomond, Pole Hill or Bishop Hill depending on wind direction. Drop me a PM if you would like to be added to the mailing list. A map of our flying sites can be found here - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=202487703003799439093.0004c006fc0ba12dcacd8&msa=0
    1 point
  20. Whitesheet Entry will be open from 2 weeks in advance of the competition. Please mail willowf3f@yahoo.co.uk for more information if needed Ian
    1 point
  21. We arrived at the hill today and there wasn’t any cloud on top for a change! So we headed straight up and caught up with George and Mark Treble who had arrived early and been doing a bit of practice. The turn out of 12 is healthy for us and we got started pretty quickly with 9-11 ms winds pretty much bang on the hill, maybe a smidge off to the right. Considering the good wind speed, the lift wasn’t that great and going sub-50 in the first couple of rounds was a good time Peter and Davie Reid started well with a 49 and 48, third fastest was Ian Stewart on a 50 with Dave Watson not far off on 51. Round 2 saw Mike McCracken go just sub-50 with Peter on another 48. David Reid cut when going well but George, Ian, Dave W and David L all scored well with 51’s, Ian Stewart lying second at that stage. Round 3 saw times slow a little but Peter and Davie R just managed to go sub-50 with Mike M just a smidge over with a 50.01 and George also on a 50. Mark treble upped his game with a 51 and Doug had a good run going sub-60 for his best time of the day. Round 4 saw Craig fly very smoothly to a 52.54 beating his buddy Mike who couldn’t make his mind up between EM and reversals for a 54. Then a shower stopped play for about 15 minutes and twelve guys hid behind two umbrellas! Once the rain cleared we were treated to some of the best air of the day later in the round with Dave W changing from Needle to Cyril and bagging FTD with a blistering 43.76. Mark Treble caught the tail end of that thermal with a 47.02. Round 5 started with a pair of 46’s for George and Mike while Peter launched the nose cone of his Freestyler 3 separately to the rest of the model for a zero (I blame the rain).Round 6 saw some fast times with Davie Reid scoring a very well flown 44.99 with his new (ex. Knewt) Stinger and Dave Watson bagging a 45.95 settling into a groove with his Cyril. Peter got a 47, Ewan a 48 and Mike M a 49, Robert nearly went sub-50 with a 50.15. Rain stopped play again after round 6 and this time it looked serious. However, it cleared after around 20 minutes and once it cleared the wind had picked up to what must have been about 14-15ms. There was a good bit more lift for climbing out but times didn’t drop by a huge amount, maybe the thumbs were a bit cold by this stage? Peter scored a 46.01 in round 7 with Ewan going 48.74 and Mike M a 49.76. Round 8 was declared as last round and Peter went fastest with a 44.26, there was a solid 48.29 from Mike M early on and 49’s from Davie R, Dave W and Ewan. Results 1 Peter Gunning 6849.09 2 Mike McCracken 6579.61 3 Dave Watson 6536.31 4 David Reid 6355.57 5 Ewan Maxwell 6328.90 6 George Young 6250.10 7 Ian Stewart 6193.97 8 Mark Treble 6186.40 9 Robert Carson 6005.03 10 David Loomes 5880.55 11 Craig Maxwell 5594.59 12 Doug Maxwell 5063.01 FTD: Dave Watson 43.76 Full spreadsheet available here: http://goo.gl/X1O3l Some pictures from Dave Watson here http://goo.gl/XfAiE So in the end Peter took 4 rounds, David Reid 2 and George and Dave W took one each. I attach the spreadsheet if you want to see where it went right or wrong. Lets hope we get such a good turn out next time, thanks for coming. Peter
    1 point
  22. F3F Winter League at the Hole of Horcum
    1 point


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