• Multilaunch League 2016 Final

    PosNamePointsCards
    1Alan Twine394.24
    2Derek Collings382.74
    3Colin Boorman333.24
    4Eddy Small321.74
    5Ian Nicholls255.43
    6Nick Jackson182.62
    7Rod Potts175.12
    8Bob Hope162.82
    9Mike Connell118.52
    10Peter Allen1001
    11Colin Paddon99.61
    12Simon Thornton99.51
    13Kevin Beale98.61
    14Bob Dickenson88.41
    15Cengiz Philcox841
    16Gary Binnie83.81
    17Keith Benton83.52
    18Jef Ott82.81
    19Tony Wood82.41
    20Robin Sleight74.31
    21John Shenstone72.71
    22Al Lipscombe70.41
    23Jason Bioletti63.11
    24Mike Fantham59.61
    25Graham James57.21
    26Steve Crowther53.31
    27David John Fogg51.61

    Multilaunch League 2015

    PosNamePointsCards
    1Graham Wicks1992
    2Colin Paddon191.22
    3Peter Mitchell189.72
    4Kevin Beale186.12
    5Ray Gadenne181.92
    6Colin Boorman177.32
    7John Wicks1752
    8Kevin Dart161.42
    9Robin Sleight1272
    10Russell Mexome126.22
    11Peter Allen1001
    12Jeff Ott1001
    13Cengiz Philcox97.91
    14Bob Hope93.71
    15Alan Twine931
    16Gary Binnie90.71
    17Gary Matthews88.71
    18Eddy Small83.71
    19Graham James81.91
    20John Shenstone811
    21Nick Jackson79.91
    22Paul Wainwright78.11
    23Rod Potts73.91
    24Derek Collings71.61
    25Maria Freeman69.51
    26Bob Dickenson67.31
    27Ian Duff66.41
    28Peter Sainsbury62.51
    29Ian Nicholls61.71
    30Tom Frankland58.51
    31Michael Ranger57.21

    Multilaunch League 2014

    PosNamePointsCards
    1Alan Twine198.62
    2Colin Paddon192.92
    3Graham Wicks191.92
    4Kevin Beale190.41
    5Brian Austin185.81
    6Colin Boorman185.41
    7Peter Mitchell171.11
    8Jeff Ott162.71
    9Ian Nicholls160.21
    10Bob Hope159.81
    11Tom Frankland146.61
    12Gary Matthews1001
    13Randolph Taylor95.71
    14Rod Potts901
    15Tony Wood86.11
    16Peter Sainsbury83.71
    17Eddy Small82.41
    18Nick Jackson80.71
    19Tony Merritt80.21
    20Robin Sleight75.91
    21Paul Wainwright74.61
    22Derek Collings731
    23Russell Mexome63.11
    24Trevor Blackwell36.31

    Multilaunch League 2013

    1Peter Mitchell3304
    2Tom Frankland292.84
    3Jeff Ott262.83
    4Ray Gadenne256.63
    5Brian Austin224.33
    6Colin Paddon199.72
    7Gary Matthews190.12
    8Graham Wicks183.42
    9Jason Burns1802
    10Trevor Blackwell177.54
    11Randolph Taylor175.72
    12Paul Wainwright173.82
    13Tony Merritt1652
    14Tony Wood1592
    15Bob Hope140.63
    16Peter Sainsbury138.42
    17Eddy Small1282
    18Alan Twine117.52
    19Andre Borowski95.41
    20Kevin Dart95.11
    21Derek Collings88.91
    22Colin Boorman821
    23Chris Foss79.21
    24Michael Ranger781
    25Robin Sleight76.91
    26Kevin Beale69.71
    27Mike Connell67.81
    28Nick Jackson58.31

    Multilaunch League 2012

    PosNamePointsCards
    1Jason Burns393.18
    2Ray Gadenne371.15
    3Paul Wainwright346.25
    4Jeff Ott332.84
    5Tom Frankland300.35
    6Brian Austin283.83
    7Peter Mitchell2634
    8Trevor Blackwell247.65
    9Gary Matthews195.92
    10Graham Wicks189.12
    11Tony Merritt170.62
    12Bob Hope144.32
    13Ray Elwell130.62
    14Peter Hindle111.92
    15Randolph Taylor103.72
    16Colin Boorman87.41
    17Alan Twine85.21
    18Martin Bell84.91
    19Derek Collings84.41
    20Tony Wood83.71
    21Peter Sainsbury83.41

    Multilaunch League 2011

    PosNamePointsCards
    1Brian Austin369.26
    2Ray Gadenne357.15
    3Jason Burns344.25
    4Peter Sainsbury329.64
    5Peter Mitchell315.56
    6Mike Ranger289.66
    7Bob Hope272.84
    8Chris Foss269.53
    9Alan Twine2593
    10Martin Bell2483
    11Rod Potts237.83
    12Robin Sleight1803
    13Paul Wainwright178.62
    14Tom Frankland174.24
    15Eddy Small164.53
    16Tony Merritt164.43
    17Ray Elwell160.42
    18Shane Alce158.92
    19Derek Collings148.62
    20Trevor Blackwell1453
    21R Harris123.32
    22Colin Paddon99.61
    23Gary Matthews88.61
    24Graham Wicks88.51
    25Jeff Ott84.41
    26Colin Lucas78.11
    27Colin Boorman64.11

  • Multilaunch Articles Events and Reports


    Austin

    By Austin, in Contest Reports,

    Congratulations to Graham Wicks. 2014 winner of the Tonbridge Multilaunch event.
    Fly Off
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    Pos Name FO1 FO2 FO1 + 2 1 Graham Wicks 1000 1000 2000 2 Colin Paddon  996  997 1993 3 Keith Fisher 1000  986 1986 4 Garry Matthews   989  984 1973 5 Brian Austin   996  966 1962 6 Alan Twine  432  975 1407 Preliminary rounds
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      Name Class R1 R2 R3 R4 Total 1 Graham Wicks Open Glider 1000 970 998 984 3952 2 Gary Matthews Open Electric 1000 967 1000 984 3951 3 Brian Austin Open Electric 1000 993 978 979 3950 4 Alan Twine Open Glider 974 996 987 982 3939 5 Colin Paddon Open Electric 906 1000 1000 971 3877 6 Keith Fisher Open Electric 858 983 1000 928 3769 7 Greg Hayfield Open Glider 1000 1000 667 1000 3667 8 Kevin Beale Open Electric 575 1000 1000 1000 3575 9 Simon Smith Open Glider 873 1000 765 933 3571 10 Colin Boorman Open Glider 715 1000 807 974 3496 11 Tony Wood Open Electric 1000 636 883 882 3401 12 Peter Sainsbury Open Glider 907 972 429 1000 3308 13 Robin Sleight Open Glider 995 582 1000 424 3001 14 Eddie Small Open Electric 727 536 930 755 2948 15 Ian Nichols Open Glider 877 553 496 1000 2926 16 Derek Collings Open Glider 787 544 590 965 2886 17 Richard Harris Open Glider 959 432 431 1000 2822 18 Tom Frankland Open Glider 495 876 554 882 2807 19 Phil Ramsey Open Glider 533 584 674 995 2786 20 Phil Ramsey Open Electric 727 564 986 486 2763 21 Jef Ott Open Glider 987 303 232 954 2476 22 Bob Hope Open Glider 349 535 777 789 2450 23 Bob Hope Classic 324 506 303 515 1648 24 Trevor Blackwell Open Glider 275 220 435 503 1433 25 Robin Sleight Vintage,100s Glider 232 195 263 328 1018
    Terry Weeks

    By Terry Weeks, in Contest Reports,

    In spite of complaints that Radioglide 2013 did not provide enough events for the electric launched gliders, thus the staging of a Multilaunch competition this year, the entry level was very disappointing at only eight. Due to the poor forecast for the week end one of the eight did not attend, so cutting the final flyers to seven. This forced an, on-the-day re-matrix which was successfully implemented by CD Terry Weeks giving each flyer five fights and also ensuring that no-one flew against any other specific competitor more than twice.
    As it happened the weather for the event was good, a bright sky with some cloud cover but with a fairly stiff breeze which increased as the day progressed. Strong thermals were occasionally in evidence but they were few and far between so making for challenging flying conditions.
    Of the seven flyers six were flying electric launched models with only Robin Sleight flying a pure glider. No DLG flyers. Robin struggled with multiple line breaks due to the strong breeze and (as the only glider flyer) he had no back up winch available. However on the one occasion where the line held, he had the highest launch and the best score of the day at 9.45 plus 50. The electric launched flyers were very well matched and it was all pretty close with the result in doubt until the final flights allowing for one score to be dropped. With the dropped score, Terry Weeks (in addition to his CD duties) emerged the winner.
    With the difficulty of finding good lift, it was often the earliest electric re-launch which won the slot. The revised height limiter cut off of 175 (rather than 150M) worked well in practice. Robin’s one (no line break) launch, as mentioned above, was probably slightly higher but the electric launched models were able to penetrate much further upwind prior to the start of the timed flight so the multi-launch concept worked fairly.
    Regardless of the low entry, those who did fly, enjoyed the day but thought is needed for 2015 to ensure better support of what is, arguably a premier BARCS soaring class contest.
    Results:
    Terry Weeks 4000 1st
    Ray Gadenne 3938 2nd
    Terry Pelling 3919 3rd
    Jeff Ott 3826 4th
    Peter Mithcell 3690 5th
    Glyn Chambers 3581 6th
    Robin Sleight 2656 7th
    Martyn Wharrie DNF 8th
    Report by Terry Weeks & Robin Sleight
    Peter S

    By Peter S, in Contest Reports,

    The longest flight of the day was 19min 55sec + 50 by Chris Foss in Slot 2 Round 1, and 13min 55sec + 30 by Peter Mitchell in FO1.
    Many thanks to the Tonbridge Radio Flyers for the use of their field and for setting up the flight line, to Tony Merritt for Scoring and for the use of his PA/Slot timing equipment and Eric Friend for running the slots.
    Peter Sainsbury CD
    Competition Secretary, Bromley Soaring Club.
    Final Result
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    Pos Pilot FO1 FO2 FO1 + 2 1 Keith Fisher 713.3 1000 1713.3 2 Peter Mitchell 1000.0 564.6 1564.6 3 Brian Austin 909.8 459.3 1369.1 4 Simon Smith 886.7 437.8 1324.5 5 Chris Foss 979.2 342.1 1321.3 6 Phil Ramsey 659.0 492.8 1151.8 7 Martin Bell 591.9 453.3 1045.2 8 Tony Merritt 403.5 465.3 868.8 9 Jason Burns 252.0 557.4 809.3 Fly Off Results
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    Pos FO One       Pos FO Two         Name Time Landing Score   Name Time Landing Score 1 Peter Mitchell 13m.55 30 1000 1 Keith Fisher 13m16 40 1000 2 Chris Foss 13m27 40 979.2 2 Peter Mitchell 7m22 30 564.6 3 Brian Austin 12m17 50 909.8 3 Jason Burns 6m56 50 557.4 4 Simon Smith 12m07 40 886.7 4 Phil Ramsey 6m12 40 492.8 5 Keith Fisher 9m37 40 713.3 5 Tony Merritt 5m39 50 465.3 6 Phil Ramsey 9m39 0 659.0 6 Brian Austin 5m44 40 459.3 7 Martin Bell 8m32 0 591.9 7 Martin Bell 5m49 30 453.3 8 Tony Merritt 5m49 0 403.5 8 Simon Smith 6m06 0 437.8 9 Jason Burns 3m38 0 252.0 9 Chris Foss 4m46 0 342.1 Preliminary Rounds
    OE =Open Electric, DLG= DLG,   2M=2M electric, Open= Open glider line launched, 100S=  100s glider line launched
    53 entered, 33 flew, one more than last year.
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    Pos Pilot Class Round 1 Round2 Round3 3-rounds Round 4 Total 1 Martin Bell OE 1000.0 956.5 1000.0 2956.5 935.3 3891.8 2 Keith Fisher OE 946.2 748.7 1000.0 2694.9 1000.0 3694.9 3 Simon Smith OE 1000.0 745.5 1000.0 2745.5 921.8 3667.3 4 Chris Foss OE 1000 1000.0 793.0 2793.0 834.8 3627.8 5 Phil Ramsey OE 1000.0 1000.0 601.8 2601.8 792.3 3394.1 6 Brian Austin OE 776.9 581.8 1000.0 1358.7 1000.0 3358.7 7 Peter Mitchell OE 796.8 787.9 572.7 2157.4 747.9 2905.3 8 Rod Potts OE 843.0 827.4 548.7 2219.1 679.1 2898.2 9 Tony Merritt DLG 883.8 969.0 412.7 2265.5 487.6 2753.1 10 Jason Burns OE 795.5 947.2 1000.0 2742.7 0 2742.7 11 Brian Austin 2M 598.5 617.6 493.3 1709.4 1000 2709.2 12 Peter Mitchell 2M 495.5 739.6 595.9 1831.0 798.8 2629.8 13 Ricky Shaw OE 271.8 839.2 465.5 1576.5 1000.0 2576.5 14 Colin Boorman Open 788.8 679.2 930.0 2398.0 96.7 2494.7 15 Alan Twine OE 796.9 746.2 243.3 1786.4 589.2 2375.6 16 Eddie Small Open 419.5 1000.0 317.9 1737.4 633.2 2370.6 17 Keith Fisher Open 679.6 721.2 443.3 1844.1 520.2 2364.3 18 Peter Sainsbury OE 722.2 591.7 OOF 1313.9 1000.0 2313.9 19 Richard Harris OE 520.9 693.8 523.6 1738.3 545.2 2283.5 20 Phil Ramsey Open 1000.0 654.2 506.7 2160.9 0 2160.9 21 Martin Bell 2M 506.3 327.4 417.2 1250.9 749.4 2000.3 22 Derek Collings OE 674.5 725.3 0 1399.8 591.8 1991.6 23 Robin Sleight Open 504.5 678.3 471.3 1654.1 323.5 1977.6 24 Jason Burns DLG 457.4 1000.0 430.4 1887.8 0 1887.8 25 Eddie Small OE 349.5 842.4 608.3 1800.2 0 1800.2 26 Bob Hope Open 761.2 1000 0 1761.2 0 1761.2 27 Randy Taylor 2M 469.3 275.0 350.0 1094.3 266.5 1360.8 28 Tony Wood Open 255.8 604.3 0 860.1 458.2 1318.3 29 Robin Sleight Open 537.9 0 175.0 712.9 476.3 1189.2 30 Tony Merritt 2M 0 474.9 197.6 672.5 246.0 918.5 31 Ray Gadenne OE 894.6 0 0 894.6 0 894.6 32 Mike Ranger OE 633.8 0 0 633.8 0 633.8 33 Mike Ranger Open 577.7 0 0 577.7 0 577.7