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  1. BMFA F5J comp., Sunday 28th/Saturday 27th June - Little Bentley, Essex Directions to the field can be found here on the F3K Eurotour site, signs will be put out to help you the last 1/2 mile from the A120. Nearest postcode to the field entrance is CO7 8SN. Due to the cancellation of several soaring competitions on Sundays we have made the Saturday a reserve day, not for the Sunday but for a previously cancelled event. If the forecast for Sunday 28th June looks poor but Saturday 27th looks good we may cancel the Sunday event and go with a comp. on Saturday. Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday. To enter, your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device set to allow 30 sec motor run time. The height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but it will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Please note that only one class can be entered. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Please send your entries in by 8pm on Friday 26th June with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz. Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Tony ---- Tony Merritt tony(at)quick-net(dot)co(dot)uk 07xxxxxxxxxxx - removed 24/5/2018 - did Facebook scrape my phone number?
  2. BMFA F5J comp., Sunday 16th August - Little Bentley, Essex Directions to the field can be found here on the F3K Eurotour site. Nearest postcode to the field entrance is CO7 8SN. Due to the cancellation of several soaring competitions on Sundays we have made the Saturday a reserve day, not for the Sunday but for a previously cancelled event. If the forecast for Sunday 16th August looks poor but Saturday 15th looks good we may cancel the Sunday event and go with a comp. on Saturday. Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday. To enter, your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device set to allow 30 sec motor run time. The height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but it will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Please note that only one class can be entered. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Entry list on the http://www.flyquiet.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4959.0 - please send your entries in by 8pm on Saturday 15th August with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz. Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Tony ---- Tony Merritt tony(at)quick-net(dot)co(dot)uk 07xxxxxxxxxxx - removed 24/5/2018 - did Facebook scrape my phone number?
  3. BMFA F5J comp., Sunday 31st May - Little Bentley, Essex - CANCELLED Directions to the field can be found here on the F3K Eurotour site, signs will be put out to help you the last 1/2 mile from the A120. Nearest postcode to the field entrance is CO7 8SN. This is the second event this year in the BMFA Eastern League*. To enter, your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device set to allow 30 sec motor run time. The height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but it will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Please note that only one class can be entered. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Entry list on the FlyQuiet site - please send your entries in by 8pm on Saturday 30th May with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz. *Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Tony ---- Tony Merritt tony(at)quick-net(dot)co(dot)uk 07xxxxxxxxxxx - removed 24/5/2018 - did Facebook scrape my phone number?
  4. Hi All The SRFC are hosting a BMFA F5J League event at Ashurst, West Sussex on Sunday 12th April 2015- Upper Northover Farm, Ashurst, West Sussex, BN44 3AL A £10.00 entry fee (BMFA RULES) is payable at sign in for the event on the day plus an additional £5.00 altimeter hire fee should you not have you own unit. This is a domestic BMFA F5J event and open eSoaring firmware will be allowed with the Height limit set to off or 300m, which will allow motor restarts, but any restart will be scored as a zero score in the round. This will be run as a 7 round competition without fly off. With only one scoring flight attempt per round/slot. The 2015 BMFA F5J League has an Open and 2 meter class both classes are flown in the same round/slot as per eSoaring just make sure you let us know which class you are flying in. We hope to be running my flight display timer at this event to try it out this will be showing the preparation time followed by the slot time for each slot, the scoring program will be announcing the Rounds/Groups and also the names for each group. At the end of your flight you will give your score into the microphone and it will be recorded automatically. The scoring program will run the competition allowing me to fly; so if you have any complaints re the running of the competition you can also give those to the program through the microphone and they will be sorted by the same. At the end of the competition the computer will announce the winner, and you will be called forward where you will see a selection of wines in the screen, this computer is a touch screen so you will just have to touch the bottle you would like, which will then be printed out on the 3D printer, ready for you to take with you within about five minutes. We hope you enjoy the new PC way of running these comps which might be a few days late but still will be the 1st comp run of its kind in April. Proof of insurance cover (Current BMFA membership card is sufficient) will be required on the first occasion you fly at any BMFA F5J league event in 2015. Full details of the competition can be found here where you can also post your entry http://www.esoaring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2873 Cheers Bernie
  5. Colin Paddon triumphs as 2014 British Nationals F3J champion This year’s F3J Nationals was a real mixed bag, flying in airs which were nicely thermally for one slot, followed by widespread sink for the next. Sunday at the Nationals was a comfortable day with only moderate winds but with the prospect of heavy wind and rains for the second scheduled day. Many of the country’s leading pilots suffered miserable flights while more modest pilots walked away with 1,000 points, much to their surprise.   Looks relaxed, but the BMFA Nationals F3J contest managed to fly eight rounds on the Sunday contest, with no flyoffs, and then called it a day in view of the dire weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday.   Congratulations to Colin Paddon, Mark Devall who had won the 100 inch contest the day before, and Graham Wicks who had also won the F5J contest on Saturday: they came first, second and third respectively in the F3J contest. Colin Paddon who had had a frustrating time at the World Championships a few weeks earlier, hit a consistency with six slots of 1,000 points each, and his dropped round was a 998.3 points flight. Team UK who had fared modestly in Martin, Slovakia a few weeks before, struggled at times but all came in the top six places at Cranwell. On a day of real challenge it was good to see Chas Dunster with a 1,000 and four rounds in the high 900s to give himself ninth place, and he spotted well for his team. Another encouraging performance was put in by Andre Borowski with three 1,000s, but he could have done with an extra throwaway score. Graham James, Barcs esteemed President, had a consistent day with scores rather higher than usual to gain 10th place in the field. All pilots deserved praise for remaining keen over a long day, 33 slots in an eight hour day kept everyone busy. The big rush was caused by the prospect of high winds and almost continuous rain forecast for Bank Holiday Monday. In the end contest director recommended that the contest should be curtailed and Monday was abandoned, and none of the pilots protested that decision. Over the past three years, the BMFA F3J league on which the British team is chosen for the next World or European championships - next year due to be held in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria - has been based on three two day events. Normally this means that the contests can have eight or more rounds and flyoff rounds where slot times go up to 15 minutes, said to be closer to the standards required at international level. Good thinking, but this year the weather has conspired to prevent flyoffs at Radioglide and the Nationals. That cannot be controlled, but good luck to next year’s UK Team! Sydney Lenssen. Results  
  6. BMFA F5J league event, Ashurst West Sussex. please enter via the link below http://www.esoaring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2740 Cheers Bernie
  7. Please see this link for details and to enter http://www.esoaring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2702 Cheers Bernie
  8. Please see this link for details and to enter http://www.esoaring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2703&p=13861#p13861 Cheers Bernie
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