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    Fozzie

    By Fozzie, in Contest Reports,

    Sunday 24th Feb.  The weather forecast for the day was for overcast and windy. How wrong could they be.
    The day started with light north wind and cloud however by the middle of round 1 the Sun appeared with the winds reaching an average of 12mph. With 19 entries I decided on four rounds with four pilots in each slot.With only 7 slots going to the full 10 mins it was a difficult days flying . Kevin Newitt came out the round winner and also was the only flyer which scored the perfect 100 landing points.
    Kevin was joined in the flyoff by Ian Duff, Pete Alen & Simon Vaitkievicus.Pete had radio problems in the 2nd round but luckily recovered his undamaged model out of a tree. The winner for the day was Ian Duff who travelled the furthest followed by Kevin then simon & peter.
    I’d like to thank all who turned out on the day and hope they all enjoyed it as much as i did running it.
    Cheers
    Mark De Vall
    Results
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    Pilot rd1 rd2 rd3 rd4 total % kevin Newitt 1000 1000 977 1000 3977 100 Peter Allan 858 1000 1000 1000 3858 96.5 Ian Duff 1000 1000 852 1000 3852 96.8 Simon Vaitkievicus 1000 987 907 897 3791 95.3 Cengiz Philcox 926 895 1000 832 3653 91.8 Graham Gilliett 1000 741 933 930 3604 90.6 Neville Warby 971 753 871 894 3489 87.7 Alan Morton 915 531 1000 1000 3446 86.6 Dave East 967 1000 473 997 3437 86.4 Bob Dickinson 624 994 1000 817 3435 86.3 Peter Newitt 903 727 827 968 3425 86.1 Brian Johnson 518 842 1000 1000 3360 84.4 Chaz Dunster 919 1000 887 551 3357 88.4 John Shenstone 938 947 501 744 3130 78.7 William Watson 1000 696 581 766 3043 76.5 Mike Raybone 799 692 662 732 2885 72.5 Mark De Vall 0 951 931 780 2662 66.9 Cengiz Philcox 100s 716 810 568 473 2567 64.5 Jason Griffith 523 409 768 815 2515 63.2
    The last round of the 2011/12 winter series took place on Sunday 11th March, we had 14 entries.
    After cancelling the February comp due to bad weather it was a real treat to be greeted with perfect gliding weather, not only sun but also very warm with a gentle breeze.
    Round 1 started at around 10.30 and we soon found lift, the lowest time during the first slot was 9.00mins!! We carried on flying and the only concern was losing site of models escalating into the blue sky.
    Round 1,2,3 and 4 proved very enjoyable indeed and many slots were flown out easily, we moved into round 5 and slot 1 started badly with Dave Varrallo losing his elevator control, the model was badly damaged as it hit the ground at speed.
    During slot 2 we had a mid air between Neville Warby and Simon Vaitkevicius both fighting for the same patch of lift, both models suffered damage but managed safe landings.
    Slot 3 and Mick Thorpe came into contact with David Leech’s Mini Ava on launch the result was an uncontrollable fuzz without tail plane followed by a scattering of wingtip parts, all fell to earth safely, Micks model managed a safe landing but also suffered damage.
    After 4 good rounds and a cruel 5th round the winners for the day were,
    1st Chris Grant with his home built 100s model with 4786 points
    2nd went to Peter Newitt with 4761
    3rd went to Simon V with 4607
    Top 100s went to 2nd place John Hullet as Chris took the overall prize for the day.
    Thanks must go as always to Neville Warby for all his help throughout the series making my job a lot
    easier. Thanks also to all competitors who took part and please keep coming.
    Full results for round 6 are below.
    To finish the day off I had a phone call during round 5 telling me my son David was being air lifted to Peterborough City hospital suffering a badly broken leg (football injury) I packed away the kit drove to hospital and spent all evening with him, I returned Monday morning and didn’t return home until 5.30pm. He is now comfortable at home but will be out of action for 6-8 weeks. He has broken both his tibia and fibula in his right leg. I think he should consider taking up a more gentle sport… say…. model gliding?
    The Mike Lucas 100s comps start on April 8th at Twywell so dust of those 100s models cycle the batteries and I’ll see you there.
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    Name freq Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Final Score % Score Pos Chris Grant 100s 80 929 891 1000 1000 967 4786 100 1 Pete Newitt 64 983 1000 995 874 909 4761 99.5 2 Simon Vaitkievicus 66 1000 1000 995 924 688 4607 96.3 3 Fozzy 68 1000 459 997 1000 1000 4456 93.1 4 Kevin Newitt 64 1000 861 1000 577 974 4412 92.2 5 Ozzy Osbourne 2.4 617 861 940 970 1000 4388 91.7 6 John Hullet 100s 78 595 649 911 815 1000 3970 82.9 7 Alan Morton 100s 78 828 726 992 871 551 3968 82.9 8 Neville Warby 60/64 400 770 1000 1000 706 3876 81 9 Graham Gilliatt 66 468 944 882 616 956 3867 80.8 10 Mick Thorpe 2.4 518 632 1000 948 409 3507 73.3 11 William Watson 66 351 1000 804 391 754 3300 69 12 David Leech 100s 78 998 398 409 540 834 3179 66.4 13 Dave Varallo 2.4/74 921 588 762 485 0 2756 57.6 14

    By Fozzie, in Contest Reports,

    Twelve hardy pilots turned up for a very challenging days flying. Round one started aound 10.30am with the best time put in by Kevin Newitt of 8mins 9sec. Unfortunately in this slot also the only serious damage of the day when Cengiz 100s folded on the ping .
    Round two saw the times getting better and great flights coming from Alan Morton with his 100s & Cengiz who beat off very good pilots to claim 1000 points each.
    The fly-off pilots were Kevin Newitt, Steve Haley, Neville Warby & myself.
    Final Results.
    4 Round Score                                 Fly Off
    1st Kevin Newitt 3637                        1965
    2nd Steve Haley 3957                       1949
    3rd Neville Warby 3645                     1896
    4th Mark De Vall 3317                       1624
    5th Bob Dickinson open 3243
    6th Alan Morton 3102
    7th Cengiz philcotts open 3028
    8th Simon Haley 3027
    9th Pete Newitt 2896
    10th Bill Haley 2824
    11th Clive Needham 2126
    12th Cengiz Philcotts 100s 2099
    13th Bob Dickinson 100s 1594
    14th Mike Challender 0 scratched after round 1 damage.
    I’d like to thank all of the pilots for turning out for what became a good days flying & hope you all have a great and successful years flying.
    Cheers
    Mark De Vall

    By alanmorton, in Contest Reports,

    The annual Peterborough Open took place on Sunday 25th of September 18 pilots turned up to fly, we had 3 double entries for both open and 100s making a total of 21 entries. Neville Warby was CD for the day and soon had the field ready to go.
    We were greeted by a gentle NNE wind and the odd spot of rain, while we were all setting up the rain dried up and the wind speed increased, by the time the comp started the wind was around 10-15mph. We used a new automatic timing system similar to the F3J timers with a 5-minute preparation time and this worked ok.
    Round 1 got underway and Graham Gilliatt was the first to score 1000 points with a time of 7.50 and a 40-point bonus. Round 1 slots were not brilliant and it wasn’t until the middle of round 2 that times increased to the 9.50s, landing points were increasingly important as the day progressed. Jeff Stocking unfortunately had a wing tip come off during his first launch and this forced him to retire before he had even started. Chris Grant suffered damage during round 2 and he also had to retire early.
    The wind continued to blow and by the 3rd round was gusting 15-20 mph (guess). Up until this point I had been doing well and was actually on top of the leader board, I launched for my 3rd flight and everything was normal until I came off the line, it was as if my model had been switched of mid flight, absolutely no control whatsoever, the model just headed for earth and then buried itself. I later checked the batteries and they were still in the top green, the transmitter was used straight afterwards for my second model with no problems, the Ariel even after the impact was still attached to the receiver, the servos appear to have no gear damage. I guess I will never know the reason, which is annoying and scary. The model had flown twice that day and had been ranged checked before the comp started. I will be checking the wreckage thoroughly and will also check my other models for signs of wear or loose linkages, which could have contributed!
    By the end of round 4 the wind was still increasing and John Hullett became victim to the turbulence, he suffered slight damaged to both of his models. Neville called for the vote to move straight on to the fly off after round 4, this was agreed and 5 pilots entered the fly off for two 15-minute flights.
    The first flight was short with a winning time of just 6.58mins by Neville Warby, the second was better and was won easily by Kevin Newitt with 11.17mins. Overall winner for the day was Kevin Newitt, Second place went to Neville Warby, and third went to Peter Allen. Top 100s for the 4 rounds also went to Kevin but he chose open for the fly off and this allowed David leech to enter the fly off and finish top 100s. Well done to all fly off pilots, a challenging day.
    Neville did an excellent job ensuring the comp was a success and we all thank him for his efforts, thanks also to all pilots for making it a good day. More open comps to come with the start of the winter series on October the 16th, all dates and more information on web page.
    Alan Morton.

    By Austin, in Radioglide,

    The appalling weather experienced over the late spring bank holiday weekend caused the cancellation of the Radioglide events scheduled for the Sunday and Monday. Some flying was possible on Saturday but because of the increasingly strong winds through the day many people opted not to fly.
    100s started early in the morning before the wind became too strong and it was possible to complete 6 rounds and a fly off by 2pm. Terry Pelling topped a fine performance by winning all but one of the rounds and both rounds of the fly off. Outstanding!
    After lunch, with increasing wind, many more pilots opted not to fly and the event was reduced to just one slot per round. In spite of the wind some slots were being flown out for the full 10 minutes and four rounds were completed before it was finally decided to call a halt.
    The rules specify that a score is dropped after 3 rounds have been completed so Peter Allen won in spite of not being able to fly in the last round because of a damaged model.
    100s Fly Off Results
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    Rank Name Score Pcnt Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur 1 Pelling, Terry 2000 100 1000 1000 2 Dickinson, Bob 1287.4 64.37 554.8 732.6 3 Warby, Neville 1071.4 53.57 408.6 662.8 4 Chambers, Glyn 669.4 33.47 669.4 0 100s Preliminary Rounds
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    Rank Name Score Pcnt Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Rnd3 Dur Rnd4 Dur Rnd5 Dur Rnd6 Dur 1 Pelling, Terry 5821.7 100 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 821.7 2 Chambers, Glyn 5374.4 92.32 847.2 1000 754.7 1000 1000 772.5 3 Warby, Neville 5313.4 91.27 1000 690 1000 998.1 625.3 1000 4 Dickenson, Bob 4656.4 79.98 895.7 953.3 483.5 694.4 922.3 707.2 5 Sleight, Robin 4504 77.37 842.2 830.6 636.8 481.6 712.8 1000 6 Goddard, Ken 4284.4 73.59 557.3 680.1 741.9 944.9 632.7 727.5 7 James, Graham 4070 69.91 570 766.7 363.2 974.3 494.9 900.9 8 Binnie, Gary 3870 66.48 583.3 465.1 697.3 698.3 774.8 651.2 9 Nicoll, Ken 3412.4 58.62 436.1 366.7 682.4 849.3 509.4 568.5 10 Philcox, Cengiz 1676.8 28.8 983.3 693.5 0 0 0 0 ELG Overall Results
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    Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Rnd3 Dur Rnd4 Dur Drop1 Dur Penlty 1 Allen, Peter 2993.6 100 2993.6 993.6 1000 1000 0 0 0 2 Sleight, Robin 2652.5 88.61 3396.3 1000 853.4 743.8 799.1 743.8 0 3 Mitchell, Peter 2571.1 85.89 3164.4 593.3 960.7 723.6 886.8 593.3 0 4 Hanham, Cliff 2546.1 85.05 3208 661.9 968.6 750.6 826.9 661.9 0 5 Wharrie, Martyn 2512 83.91 2945.8 433.8 774.9 737.1 1000 433.8 0 6 Pelling, Terry 2361.6 78.89 2843.3 909.1 481.7 730.3 722.2 481.7 0 7 1, Spare 2358.2 78.77 2978.4 878.8 725.1 620.2 754.3 620.2 0 8 Lucas, Colin 1982.9 66.24 2312 575.8 780.1 627 329.1 329.1 0 9 2, Spare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Foss, Chris 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Gadenne, Ray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 James, Graham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Jones, Bernie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alan Morton has produced a new website with all the event detail, reports and results covering the Winter series Open and the Mike Lucus 100s comps. He has done an excellent job and it’s full of information about these popular events.
    The website is called glassflight.co.uk
    Click here to see the website