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.
|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|
|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|
|David Leech 100s||78||998||398||409||540||834||3179||66.4||13|