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  1. Recent date changes made it impossible for me to run the comp. previously scheduled for the 1st October, this is now the new date. It may be that this is the last round of the season, but if weather permits, I do intend to get one more round flown on the 29th. But to make sure you get as many league scores in this year as possible, this one could be your last and best chance. The usual 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each score points in their own league. 2 entries allowed, but each must be with different class models. Please note that models must comply with BARCS class restrictions to also score in the appropriate BARCS Leagues. Height limiter CAN be set to any height upto 300mtrs. Maximum motor run time 30sec.A penalty of 3 points per metre for launching over 200mtrs, but no bonus for launching below 200mtrs. And you get one re launch if you find it necessary Entry £5.00 per class, payable on the day. Please register your entry here, all will be assumed to on 2.4 unless advised. Eamon Keating Open Ray Gadenne Open Richard Clout 2M Garry Matthews Open Paul Wainwright Open " 2M Randy Taylor Open Steve Knowles Open Peter Ley Open Brian Austin Open John Hovell Open Tony Merritt 2M Colin Paddon Open Pete Mitchell Open Graham Wicks Open Simon Conran 2M " 100 Cliff Stone Open
  2. Breaking News Bring your suntan lotion! Don't get lost but if you do call 07760750298. Organised by Kent Interclub CD Richard Harris As previously stated, Bartletts Rules are unchanged apart from the one minor amendment relating to height limiter settings detailed below. As usual, 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each score points in their own league. 2 entries allowed, but must be with different class models. Please note that models must comply with BARCS class restrictions to also score in the appropriate BARCS Leagues. Height limiter CAN be set to any height up to 300m. Maximum motor run time 30sec. A penalty of 3 points per metre for launching over 200m, but no bonus for launching below 200m. Entry £5.00 per class, payable on the day. Please register your entry here, all assumed to be on 2.4 unless advised. Location Sutton Valence Nearest Post Code ME17 3AU The field at Sutton Valence will be signposted on the day on the A274 running south from Sutton Valence. We might know which field (Forsham Lane or Heniker Lane) we can use by Friday 22nd and published here but on the day look for the signs with a “Glider” on them Map Link https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&msa=0&z=15&ie=UTF8&mid=1aUAe8hQF_d0FtDs2w8fWwT3342A&ll=51.20294501242778%2C0.5932615000000396 Please book in from 0900, pilots briefing will be at 0945 and start at 1000 to allow 6 rounds to be flown. Entrants Ian Nicholls Open Mike Connell Open Keith Fisher Open Richard Harris Open Eddy Small Open Steve Crowther Open Alan Twine Open Derek Collings Open Brian Martin Open Alan Harris Open Terry Letchford Open Pete Mitchell Open Ray Gardenne Open Garry Matthews Open John Postle Open Tony Wood Open Brian Austin Open Graham Wicks Open Rod Potts Open Peter Ley Open Bob Ryan Open Phil Ramsey Open Colin Paddon Open
  3. Tonbridge F5J Competition - Sunday 17 September 2017 - RESULTS Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 17 September 2017. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's. Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: https://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=2078&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD (Graham Wicks) will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 15th September In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on the BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 16th September. We look forward to welcoming you on the field. Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Please enter this competition by posting here on this thread: 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA tba 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Ian Duff, open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 6. Peter Ley, Open, 2.4, 187230 7. Eamon Keating, Open, 2.4GhZ, BMFA 192268 8. Eddy Small Open 2.4GHz BMFA 063558 9. Ian Nicholls, OPEN 2.4GHz BMFA 39293 10. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4 BMFA33859 11. Keith Fisher, Open, 2.4, BMFA 060851 12. Rod Potts, Open, 2.4, BMFA 002973 13. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611 14. Alan Twine Open, 2.4, BMFA67979 15. Mike Connell, Open. 2.4, BMFA 155649 16. WITHDRAWN - Richard Harris, Open, 2,4GHz, BMFA S085832 17. Graham Foster, 2M?, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 18. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba 19. Chris Foss, Open, 2.4 GHz, BMFA tba 20. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 21. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 22. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 23. Steve Knowles, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA 070799 24. Al Lipscombe, Open, 2.4 GHz, S067235 25. Rob love, Open, 2.4,BMFA 130092 26. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA 40572 27. Ray Gadene, Open, 2.4, BMFA 0528822 28. Tony Merritt, 2M, 2.4, BMFA 142327 RESULTS Comp report to follow.
  4. Due to adverse weather forecasts this event has been cancelled. As posted a week or so back, due to changed circumstances, the next round arranged to be held in Kent has now been re located to the home venue at Bartletts Farm, Rettendon, Nr.Chelmsford,Essex. As previously stated, Bartletts Rules are unchanged apart from the one minor amendment relating to height limiter settings detailed below. As usual, 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each score points in their own league. 2 entries allowed, but must be with different class models. Please note that models must comply with BARCS class restrictions to also score in the appropriate BARCS Leagues. Height limiter CAN be set to any height upto 300mtrs. Maximum motor run time 30sec.A penalty of 3 points per metre for launching over 200mtrs, but no bonus for launching below 200mtrs. Entry £5.00 per class, payable on the day. Please register your entry here, all assumed to be on 2.4 unless advised. Brian Austin Open Peter Ley Open Mike Connell Open Nick Jackson Open Eddy Small Open Ray Gadenne Open Alan Twine Open Randy Taylor Open Garry Matthews Open Paul Wainwright Open John Hovel Open
  5. SilentPilot

    Stupid question?

    Hi, I'm seriously looking into F5J with a view to entering comps. Just when I thought I'd got all the rules nailed another thing crossed my mind... Please correct me if I'm wrong: F5J is a thermal duration comp run in a 10 minute window. Launch height is calculated and deducted from the total score. Low start heights that 'get away' are much better than higher starts that hang on in there. My dumb question is such: If you launch to say 50m but drop out quite early, can you re-launch and take another penalty (which if you then make the 10 mins might make a respectable score and so make it worthwhile) or are re-launches forbidden? Tony
  6. Apologises for not posting this before! You are invited to Kent Interclub Glider 4 Multilaunch competition to be held at the INVICTA Field (Kent) 20th August CD Richard Harris ENTRANCE Free for KI Members £5 on the day for non KI To enable a enjoyable day please could you notify Ian Nicholls by email iannicholls60@hotmail.com by Friday 18th July 7pm with details of model Glider Class Open or 100", Electric Open or 100" and Frequency so a matrix can be set up? The Rules are BARCS Multilaunch as we used last year where Electric launched gliders must have a Motor stop function set at 175m and 30 seconds. Entry free to Kent Interclub members £5 for others payable on the day For Electric launched gliders the Time Keeper must in addition to the normal flight time and landing points should also record for Electric launched gliders on the score sheet the F5J launch height for future Kent Interclub evaluation of rules. Recommended settings for the amrt will be sent on request. The exact field will be signposted on the day from the A274 running south from Sutton Valence. We want to have a full day flying so please check in by 09:30 latest and be ready for Pilots Briefing at 09:45 with the competition starting at 10:00 sharp. A minimum of 4 rounds and a maximum of 6 rounds will be flown with one discarded score. Alternative forms of notification for entries, Pick up the phone and call Ian by Friday 218th August 7pmy on 01304362370 or 07760750298 If you have any queries please let me know as soon as possible? Thanks and best regards Ian Entries so far Canterbury: Eddy Small Tony Wood both Electric Open Bromley: Derek Collings and Alan Twine Electric Open Bloobirds: Mike Connell and Ian Nicholls both Electric Open SADMAC: Alan Harris electric, Brian Martin electric open, John Postle winched glider NKN: David Yale Electric Open Gravesend: Bob Ryan Electric Open Invicta: Richard Harris, Keith Fisher, Rod Potts all Electric Open Tonbridge: Bob Hope Non KI Phil Ramsey Electric Open All on 2.4
  7. The next round of the league will be at Bartletts Farm, Rettendon on Sunday 13th August. Seems like ages since the last comp, so attached is a list showing league positions up to date. This will also be the first ‘official’ BARCS Electroslot event after our rules were accepted by BARCS following the trial comp at Radioglide. Bartletts Rules are unchanged apart from one minor amendment relating to height limiter settings detailed below. As usual, 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each score points in their own league. 2 entries allowed, but must be with different class models. But please note that models must comply with BARCS class restrictions to also score in the appropriate BARCS Leagues. Height limiter CAN be set to any height upto 300mtrs. Maximum motor run time 30sec. Penalty for launching over 200mtrs, but no bonus for launching below 200mtrs. Entry £5.00 per class, payable on the day. Please register your entry here All 2.4 unless advised. Rod Potts Open Ian Nicholls Open Jeff Ott 100 Peter Ley Open Mike Connell Open Ray Gadenne Open Alan Twine Open Derek Collings Open Brian Austin Open Nick Jackson Open Eddy Small Open Randy Taylor Open Garry Matthews Open Paul Wainwright Open " " 2M Roger Robbins Open " " 100 John Snell 100 Steve Knowles Open Collin Paddon Open Graham Wicks Open Sydney Lenssen 100 Tony Merritt 2M Peter Mitchell Open Colin Boorman Open Bartletts League.pdf
  8. 2nd round in this year’s Eastern Area BMFA F5J League Venue is Little Bentley Polo Club, Rectory Road, CO7 8SN. Your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device (AMRT) which must be able to show the max height your model goes to during its motor run time plus 10seconds after your motor is shut off. The limiting function must be set to allow maximum 30seconds motor run time, and the height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight for safety reasons, but will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre but only one entry permitted. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go towards the National League. The competition will be run to BMFA Local rules, 6 rounds will be flown if conditions permit and there will not be a flyoff. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required. 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 around 10am. Please post your entries on this thread by 6pm on Saturday 29th July along with your BMFA number, model class and frequency with a reserve if flying on 35Hz Tony Merritt - 2m - 2.4 - 142327 Eamon Keating - Open - 2.4 - 197994 Brian Austin - Open - 2.4 - 057851 Simon Conran - TBA - 2.4 - 195226 Garry Matthews - Open - 2.4 - 032611 Graham Wicks - Open - 2.4 - 052827 Kevin Beale - Open - 2.4 - 040788 Ray Gadenne - Open - 2.4 - 052822 Pete Mitchell - Open - 2.4 - 033859 Colin Paddon - Open - 2.4 - 073473 Mike Connell - Open - 2.4 - 155649 Russell Mexome - 2m - 2.4 - 165819 Randy Taylor - Open - 2.4 - 165603 Peter Ley - Open - 2.4 - 187230 Paul Wainwright - Open - 2.4 - 047845 David Jowers - 2m - 2.4 - 043983 Nick Jackson - Open - 2.4 - 123273 Eddy Small - Open - 2.4 - 063558 John Hovell - Open - 2.4 - TBA Steve Knowles - Open - 2.4 - 070799 David Godbold - 2m - 78 - TBA
  9. Nicholls

    Kent Interclub Multilaunch

    Scroll down for Results etc. 11/07/2017 You are invited to Kent Interclub Glider 3 Multilaunch competition to be held at the TONBRIDGE Field (Kent) 9th July CD Keith Fisher ENTRANCE Free for KI Members £5 on the day for non KI To enable a enjoyable day please could you notify Ian Nicholls by email iannicholls60@hotmail.com by Tuesday 4th if you might come and then no later than Friday July 7th confirm with details of model Glider Class Open or 100", Electric Open or 100" and Frequency so a matrix can be set up? The Rules are BARCS Multilaunch as we used last year where Electric launched gliders must have a Motor stop function set at 175m and 30 seconds. Entry fe to Kent Interclub members £5 for others payable on the day For Electric launched gliders the Time Keeper must in addition to the normal flight time and landing points should also record for Electric launched gliders on the score sheet the F5J launch height for future Kent Interclub evaluation of rules. Recommended settings for the amrt will be sent on request. Tonbridge field location, directions and Map Link will be sent upon entry confirmation but nearest postcode is TN11 8PN We want to have a full day flying so please check in by 09:30 latest and be ready for Pilots Briefing at 09:45 with the competition starting at 10:00 sharp. A minimum of 4 rounds and a maximum of 6 rounds will be flown with one discarded score. In the event of a tie two 15 minute round fly-offs will be held between the tied pilots. Alternative forms of notification for entries, Pick up the phone and call Ian by Friday 7th July on 01304362370 or 07760750298 If you have any queries please let me know as soon as possible? Thanks and best regards Ian KI Multilaunch 21 entrants so far Open Electric OE or Open Glider G Greg Hayfield G, Iain Stingemore G, Ian Nicholls G, and Mike Connell OE for Bloobirds Richard Harris OE, Keith Fisher OE, Rod Potts OE Steve Crowther OE, Simon Thornton OE, for Invicta Alan Twine OE, Derek Collings OE for Bromley Bob Ryan OE, Gravesend Brian Martin OE, Terry Letchford OE, Keith Benton OE, Alan Harris OE, John Postle - G for SADMAC Eddy Small OE, for Canterbury Pilgrims Bob Hope OE for Tonbridge Eamon Keating OE Non KI Phil Ramsey OE Non KI
  10. Austin

    Interglide F5J 2017 Report and Results

    A full report together with results is available using the link below.
  11. grj

    Interglide F5J 2017 Report and Results

    This year’s Interglide over the weekend 24-25 June run by BARCS saw a necessary change from F3J to the electric launch format of F5J which proved to be very popular. Cracking flying site. Forty-seven pilots booked in. Prizes acquired, particular thanks going to UK KST agents, Flightech and C & M Rapid (Model Glasses) Ltd. for their generosity. The previous week saw fantastic weather. So what could possibly go wrong at Interglide 2017. Well, being the UK in June it’s no surprise, the weather changed for the weekend. But actually even this couldn’t put a dampener on a fantastic event. The BARCS team arrived at Hamilton Farm Airstrip near Ashford, Kent on the Thursday evening to find the field that we had previously seen short mown by sheep, now knee deep in grass as the farmer had decided silage was a more profitable use of the land. But no worries, he just cut us an appropriate strip for the launch and landing area. He took down fences to allow us access from the pits, having previously provided the camping area with water and electricity feeds, erected the marquee and generally done anything and everything we asked. Saturday dawned bright but with a stiffish westerly breeze, a little off the ideal south westerly direction, which meant the treeline running along the edge of the field did cause some turbulence during launch and landing phases. CD Peter Allen called a pilot’s briefing at 9 am and flying got underway by 9.30. In the early slots, most pilots opted for a fast low run into wind, gaining height at the upwind end of the field where there were some trees and the ground fell away a little. Despite their efforts, very few were able to get any real benefit from slope lift and with the slight uphill gradient on the landing approach many were caught out, leaving them short of the spot. This was very much a feature of the weekend and certainly helped spread the scores a little. In later slots, the braver competitors did start to find lift further out and downwind, best exemplified by Steve Haley who made a very purposeful launch to his downwind right, straight into strong thermal lift, which he proceeded to follow some distance, on occasions appearing to disappear into the low cloud base. Two rounds in and the rain arrived, unfortunately a little early to take lunch as the caterers were still on route but they did arrive before the rain stopped, so we were able to avoid too much loss of time. Many also took advantage of teas, coffees and cakes supplied from ‘Poppy’ the vintage caravan refreshment shop. Flying recommenced around 1.30 but although conditions improved throughout the afternoon, they remained very testing. Six rounds were completed on day one as scheduled, helped by there only being one reflight, claimed by Bob Tito following a mid-air which left his Supra damaged, requiring him to change to his back up Xplorer. By 7.30 in the evening, the strains of the days flying were soon but a distant memory as the barbecue got underway and the free beer provided by BARCS flowed. Locally brewed 1606 bitter was used to try and educate the European palate to the joys of a good warm English pint. Sunday’s conditions were much improved though still windy but bright with a fair amount more thermal activity. A further three rounds were flown prior to lunch, with Brit Steve Haley the very clear leader over the nine rounds, 900 points clear of his nearest rival, made up of five slot wins, three at over 990 plus a drop round. So Steve Haley, three juniors including Steve’s son Simon, Adrien Gallet (FRA) and Jan-Niclas Weiss (GER) were joined by Frenchmen Peter Franconville, Alain Lehoux, Bertrand Wilmot and Guillaume Gallet, German, Peter Nelles and Bob Tito from Holland in the ten man, three round fly off. The extra challenge of fifteen minute flights required some very skilful and extreme flying downwind, resulting in land outs for some pilots. The awards ceremony took place back at the marquee with a fine array of trophies and prizes provided by the organisers and Eurotour, including the BARCS Micro-Mold Interglide Trophy. Overall winner was Bertrand Willmot (FRA) flying a Maxa, second Steve Haley (GBR) Pike Perfection and very commendably third Simon Haley (GBR) Xplorer2. Steve Haley 2nd - Bertrand Willmot 1st - Simon Haley 3rd Because of the wind strength throughout the weekend, most models were being flown with ballast and at weights of around 2kg. Xplorers, Maxas and Pike Perfections and a few Optimus were favourites with the competitors. There were also a couple of Muller Egidas and one or two lesser known models. Adrien Gallet very successfully campaigned an Infinity, with the slightly smaller span of 3.5metres making it very manoeuvrable in the blustery conditions. Launch heights were generally no lower than 180 metres, as required by the low lift air. All in all it was a very successful event, we have had plenty of positive feedback and the foreign contingent are very enthusiastic to return next year. Results Fly Off table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 1 WILMOT, Bertrand 2450.8 100 2450.8 1000 488.1 962.7 2 HALEY, Steve 2323.6 94.81 2323.6 860.2 463.4 1000 3 HALEY (JNR), Simon 2158.6 88.08 2158.6 596.9 1000 561.7 4 GALLET (JUNIOR), Adrian 2075.7 84.69 2075.7 557.7 536.6 981.4 5 FRANCONVILLE, Phillipe 1460.1 59.58 1460.1 614.6 488.1 357.4 6 NELLES, Peter 1021.4 41.68 1021.4 285.5 416.9 319 7 LEHOUX, Alain 955.7 39 955.7 0 427.2 528.5 8 GALLET, Guillaume 936.6 38.22 936.6 466 470.6 0 9 WEISS (JNR), Jan-Niclas 906.8 37 906.8 906.8 0 0 10 TITO, Bob 439.3 17.92 439.3 439.3 0 0 Preliminary Rounds table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6 Rnd7 Rnd8 Rnd9 Drop1 Plty 1 HALEY, Steve 7985.8 100 8498 991.3 1000 512.2 1000 1000 1000 998.2 996.3 1000 512.2 0 2 LEHOUX, Alain 7084.5 88.71 7737.3 806.5 804.8 1000 1000 652.8 892.6 962 865.2 753.4 652.8 0 3 WILMOT, Bertrand 7065.4 88.47 7065.4 1000 1000 880.6 746.7 835.7 1000 602.4 1000 0 0 0 4 NELLES, Peter 7064.3 88.46 7639.5 640.8 878.1 1000 844.4 1000 710 1000 575.2 991 575.2 0 5 GALLET (JUNIOR), Adrian 7062.8 88.44 7449.7 883.4 994.6 386.9 973.4 892.9 845.8 604.5 881.4 986.8 386.9 0 6 HALEY (JNR), Simon 7060.4 88.41 7234.1 618 173.7 1000 832.3 966.1 1000 994.4 649.6 1000 173.7 0 7 TITO, Bob 7017 87.87 7582 902.4 912.4 859.6 799.6 976.8 565 755.6 810.6 1000 565 0 8 GALLET, Guillaume 6882.2 86.18 7479.6 1000 597.4 691.4 788.4 893.9 619.4 945.6 1000 943.5 597.4 0 9 WEISS (JNR), Jan-Niclas 6857.6 85.87 7277.2 741.3 884.6 656.8 982.4 699.8 996.4 943.8 952.5 419.6 419.6 0 10 FRANCONVILLE, Phillipe 6691.3 83.79 7178.2 931.5 689.6 714.3 486.9 843.2 1000 1000 554 958.7 486.9 0 11 SUGRANES, Nicolas 6671.9 83.55 6671.9 733.1 636.7 873.5 883.4 834.1 737.3 973.8 1000 0 0 0 12 BECHEPAY, Giles 6572 82.3 6572 0 1000 619.5 1000 945.8 1000 336.1 670.6 1000 0 0 13 PADDON, Colin 6461.8 80.92 6975.9 589 514.1 1000 572.6 1000 806.9 898.6 656.9 937.8 514.1 0 14 WICKS, Graham 6441.3 80.66 6906.5 1000 840.3 465.2 586.8 506.7 906.9 846.9 792.8 960.9 465.2 0 15 FISHER, Keith 6362.9 79.68 6657 880.6 1000 1000 533.3 770.5 294.1 466 735.8 976.7 294.1 0 16 THORNTON, Simon 6225.3 77.95 6225.3 626.6 940.6 549.1 949.5 703.4 964 550.8 941.3 0 0 0 17 VIOLON, Gerard 6221 77.9 6221 745.2 727.8 669.4 733.3 1000 0 590.4 995.4 759.5 0 0 18 WEISS, Uwe 6205 77.7 6501.2 750.2 774.2 824.8 885.7 452.5 739.9 983.1 794.6 296.2 296.2 0 19 VYVES, Wolfgang 6130.9 76.77 6474.3 795.7 859.1 669.6 816.8 825.4 343.4 992.8 697.7 473.8 343.4 0 20 BINNIE, Gary 6107.7 76.48 6352.1 614.7 659.5 412.5 887.5 1000 738.7 996.3 798.5 244.4 244.4 0 21 DAMENE, Alain 5920.9 74.14 5920.9 948.6 0 719.9 884 861.4 952.3 945.7 0 609 0 0 22 GOUILLON, Alex 5860.2 73.38 6331 470.8 661.2 591.3 864.5 946.5 528.1 986.4 777.6 504.6 470.8 0 23 DICKENSON, Bob 5796.2 72.58 5796.2 297.6 921.1 0 484.2 375.9 816.2 1000 1000 901.2 0 0 24 MITCHELL, Pete 5789.9 72.5 5897.7 792.9 595.9 946.9 453.9 591.5 107.8 1000 408.8 1000 107.8 0 25 SONNTAG, Hans Werner 5784.8 72.44 6151.5 482 874.4 675.2 845.4 713.2 844.4 1000 650.2 366.7 366.7 300 26 MATHEWS, Gary 5746.9 71.96 6120.3 580.1 879.3 719.9 663.5 893.9 645.6 921.3 373.4 443.3 373.4 0 27 ECREPONT, Luc 5740.2 71.88 6010.3 473.9 686.6 923.4 618.7 771.2 658.6 673.9 933.9 270.1 270.1 0 28 DIEUMEGARD, Michel 5628.4 70.48 5628.4 764.4 829.2 450.1 1000 950 310.2 913.8 0 410.7 0 0 29 LIPSCOMBE, Al 5562.5 69.65 5910.6 1000 490.5 881.7 831.8 639 610.2 537.9 348.1 571.4 348.1 0 30 BRANDRETH, Phil 5534.6 69.31 5534.6 888 435.7 650.7 594.1 893.8 904 0 884.1 284.2 0 0 31 SONNTAG, Gerrit 5363.9 67.17 5596.8 559.8 691.2 840.6 1000 735.6 434.9 580.6 521.2 232.9 232.9 0 32 WILMOT, Tierry 5307.7 66.46 5683.4 578.1 947.4 488.4 725.1 771.7 857.5 375.7 434.6 504.9 375.7 0 33 WHARRIE, Martin 5238.4 65.6 5631 534.6 542.9 392.6 875.2 880.4 508.1 479.6 651.6 766 392.6 0 34 BOORMAN, Colin 5188.8 64.98 5531.4 492.5 841.8 373.5 450.3 516.3 848.3 947.5 718.6 342.6 342.6 0 35 LABROUVE (JNR), Alexis 5140.7 64.37 5140.7 822.5 1000 619.4 0 288.4 843.1 452.4 558.9 556 0 0 36 CONNELL, Michael 5133.3 64.28 5436 856.1 399 848 628.3 458.3 789.1 755.4 399.1 302.7 302.7 0 37 SMALL, Eddy 5107.2 63.95 5396.1 613.8 592.2 631.3 823.7 411.2 977.5 740 288.9 317.5 288.9 0 38 DUFF, Ian 5103.2 63.9 5378.6 768.8 407.2 646.2 596 681.8 578.9 468 956.3 275.4 275.4 0 39 BEALE, Kevin 5031.4 63 5031.4 605.8 543.2 0 0 0 934.9 947.5 1000 1000 0 0 40 NICHOLLS, Ian 4792 60.01 4792 568.2 471.5 456.2 865.3 530.5 0 997.3 159 744 0 0 41 WINKLER, Nils 4760.8 59.62 5061.3 300.5 886.2 920 572.7 540.7 519 387.1 544.8 390.3 300.5 0 42 JACKSON, Nick 4454.3 55.78 4765.7 473.6 311.4 403.9 664.3 583.9 619.5 587.6 762.4 359.1 311.4 0 43 WINKLER, Wilhelm 4291.5 53.74 4540.6 670.5 366 596.8 587.5 490 705.9 433.9 249.1 440.9 249.1 0 44 DALLERY, Emmanuel 4037.4 50.56 4037.4 1000 542.2 244 0 743.8 0 918.5 559.6 29.3 0 0 45 KRAUSE, Hans Joachim 3997.8 50.06 3997.8 502.4 568.6 699.2 822.8 267 0 490.2 458.7 188.9 0 0 46 POTTS, Rod 3992.5 49.99 4140.6 523.8 773.8 485.4 617.4 425.7 328.9 212.7 624.8 148.1 148.1 0 47 LEGRAND, Phillipe 3795.7 47.53 3795.7 814.3 0 382.8 393.3 239 257.6 941.9 273.9 492.9 0 0 Many more images in the Gallery
  12. This year’s Interglide over the weekend 24-25 June run by BARCS saw a necessary change from F3J to the electric launch format of F5J which proved to be very popular. Cracking flying site. Forty-seven pilots booked in. Prizes acquired, particular thanks going to UK KST agents, Flightech and C & M Rapid (Model Glasses) Ltd. for their generosity. The previous week saw fantastic weather. So what could possibly go wrong at Interglide 2017. Well, being the UK in June it’s no surprise, the weather changed for the weekend. But actually even this couldn’t put a dampener on a fantastic event. The BARCS team arrived at Hamilton Farm Airstrip near Ashford, Kent on the Thursday evening to find the field that we had previously seen short mown by sheep, now knee deep in grass as the farmer had decided silage was a more profitable use of the land. But no worries, he just cut us an appropriate strip for the launch and landing area. He took down fences to allow us access from the pits, having previously provided the camping area with water and electricity feeds, erected the marquee and generally done anything and everything we asked. Saturday dawned bright but with a stiffish westerly breeze, a little off the ideal south westerly direction, which meant the treeline running along the edge of the field did cause some turbulence during launch and landing phases. CD Peter Allen called a pilot’s briefing at 9 am and flying got underway by 9.30. In the early slots, most pilots opted for a fast low run into wind, gaining height at the upwind end of the field where there were some trees and the ground fell away a little. Despite their efforts, very few were able to get any real benefit from slope lift and with the slight uphill gradient on the landing approach many were caught out, leaving them short of the spot. This was very much a feature of the weekend and certainly helped spread the scores a little. In later slots, the braver competitors did start to find lift further out and downwind, best exemplified by Steve Haley who made a very purposeful launch to his downwind right, straight into strong thermal lift, which he proceeded to follow some distance, on occasions appearing to disappear into the low cloud base. Two rounds in and the rain arrived, unfortunately a little early to take lunch as the caterers were still on route but they did arrive before the rain stopped, so we were able to avoid too much loss of time. Many also took advantage of teas, coffees and cakes supplied from ‘Poppy’ the vintage caravan refreshment shop. Flying recommenced around 1.30 but although conditions improved throughout the afternoon, they remained very testing. Six rounds were completed on day one as scheduled, helped by there only being one reflight, claimed by Bob Tito following a mid-air which left his Supra damaged, requiring him to change to his back up Xplorer. By 7.30 in the evening, the strains of the days flying were soon but a distant memory as the barbecue got underway and the free beer provided by BARCS flowed. Locally brewed 1606 bitter was used to try and educate the European palate to the joys of a good warm English pint. Sunday’s conditions were much improved though still windy but bright with a fair amount more thermal activity. A further three rounds were flown prior to lunch, with Brit Steve Haley the very clear leader over the nine rounds, 900 points clear of his nearest rival, made up of five slot wins, three at over 990 plus a drop round. So Steve Haley, three juniors including Steve’s son Simon, Adrien Gallet (FRA) and Jan-Niclas Weiss (GER) were joined by Frenchmen Peter Franconville, Alain Lehoux, Bertrand Wilmot and Guillaume Gallet, German, Peter Nelles and Bob Tito from Holland in the ten man, three round fly off. The extra challenge of fifteen minute flights required some very skilful and extreme flying downwind, resulting in land outs for some pilots. The awards ceremony took place back at the marquee with a fine array of trophies and prizes provided by the organisers and Eurotour, including the BARCS Micro-Mold Interglide Trophy. Overall winner was Bertrand Willmot (FRA) flying a Maxa, second Steve Haley (GBR) Pike Perfection and very commendably third Simon Haley (GBR) Xplorer2. Steve Haley 2nd - Bertrand Willmot 1st - Simon Haley 3rd Because of the wind strength throughout the weekend, most models were being flown with ballast and at weights of around 2kg. Xplorers, Maxas and Pike Perfections and a few Optimus were favourites with the competitors. There were also a couple of Muller Egidas and one or two lesser known models. Adrien Gallet very successfully campaigned an Infinity, with the slightly smaller span of 3.5metres making it very manoeuvrable in the blustery conditions. Launch heights were generally no lower than 180 metres, as required by the low lift air. All in all it was a very successful event, we have had plenty of positive feedback and the foreign contingent are very enthusiastic to return next year. Results Fly Off table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 1 WILMOT, Bertrand 2450.8 100 2450.8 1000 488.1 962.7 2 HALEY, Steve 2323.6 94.81 2323.6 860.2 463.4 1000 3 HALEY (JNR), Simon 2158.6 88.08 2158.6 596.9 1000 561.7 4 GALLET (JUNIOR), Adrian 2075.7 84.69 2075.7 557.7 536.6 981.4 5 FRANCONVILLE, Phillipe 1460.1 59.58 1460.1 614.6 488.1 357.4 6 NELLES, Peter 1021.4 41.68 1021.4 285.5 416.9 319 7 LEHOUX, Alain 955.7 39 955.7 0 427.2 528.5 8 GALLET, Guillaume 936.6 38.22 936.6 466 470.6 0 9 WEISS (JNR), Jan-Niclas 906.8 37 906.8 906.8 0 0 10 TITO, Bob 439.3 17.92 439.3 439.3 0 0 Preliminary Rounds table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6 Rnd7 Rnd8 Rnd9 Drop1 Plty 1 HALEY, Steve 7985.8 100 8498 991.3 1000 512.2 1000 1000 1000 998.2 996.3 1000 512.2 0 2 LEHOUX, Alain 7084.5 88.71 7737.3 806.5 804.8 1000 1000 652.8 892.6 962 865.2 753.4 652.8 0 3 WILMOT, Bertrand 7065.4 88.47 7065.4 1000 1000 880.6 746.7 835.7 1000 602.4 1000 0 0 0 4 NELLES, Peter 7064.3 88.46 7639.5 640.8 878.1 1000 844.4 1000 710 1000 575.2 991 575.2 0 5 GALLET (JUNIOR), Adrian 7062.8 88.44 7449.7 883.4 994.6 386.9 973.4 892.9 845.8 604.5 881.4 986.8 386.9 0 6 HALEY (JNR), Simon 7060.4 88.41 7234.1 618 173.7 1000 832.3 966.1 1000 994.4 649.6 1000 173.7 0 7 TITO, Bob 7017 87.87 7582 902.4 912.4 859.6 799.6 976.8 565 755.6 810.6 1000 565 0 8 GALLET, Guillaume 6882.2 86.18 7479.6 1000 597.4 691.4 788.4 893.9 619.4 945.6 1000 943.5 597.4 0 9 WEISS (JNR), Jan-Niclas 6857.6 85.87 7277.2 741.3 884.6 656.8 982.4 699.8 996.4 943.8 952.5 419.6 419.6 0 10 FRANCONVILLE, Phillipe 6691.3 83.79 7178.2 931.5 689.6 714.3 486.9 843.2 1000 1000 554 958.7 486.9 0 11 SUGRANES, Nicolas 6671.9 83.55 6671.9 733.1 636.7 873.5 883.4 834.1 737.3 973.8 1000 0 0 0 12 BECHEPAY, Giles 6572 82.3 6572 0 1000 619.5 1000 945.8 1000 336.1 670.6 1000 0 0 13 PADDON, Colin 6461.8 80.92 6975.9 589 514.1 1000 572.6 1000 806.9 898.6 656.9 937.8 514.1 0 14 WICKS, Graham 6441.3 80.66 6906.5 1000 840.3 465.2 586.8 506.7 906.9 846.9 792.8 960.9 465.2 0 15 FISHER, Keith 6362.9 79.68 6657 880.6 1000 1000 533.3 770.5 294.1 466 735.8 976.7 294.1 0 16 THORNTON, Simon 6225.3 77.95 6225.3 626.6 940.6 549.1 949.5 703.4 964 550.8 941.3 0 0 0 17 VIOLON, Gerard 6221 77.9 6221 745.2 727.8 669.4 733.3 1000 0 590.4 995.4 759.5 0 0 18 WEISS, Uwe 6205 77.7 6501.2 750.2 774.2 824.8 885.7 452.5 739.9 983.1 794.6 296.2 296.2 0 19 VYVES, Wolfgang 6130.9 76.77 6474.3 795.7 859.1 669.6 816.8 825.4 343.4 992.8 697.7 473.8 343.4 0 20 BINNIE, Gary 6107.7 76.48 6352.1 614.7 659.5 412.5 887.5 1000 738.7 996.3 798.5 244.4 244.4 0 21 DAMENE, Alain 5920.9 74.14 5920.9 948.6 0 719.9 884 861.4 952.3 945.7 0 609 0 0 22 GOUILLON, Alex 5860.2 73.38 6331 470.8 661.2 591.3 864.5 946.5 528.1 986.4 777.6 504.6 470.8 0 23 DICKENSON, Bob 5796.2 72.58 5796.2 297.6 921.1 0 484.2 375.9 816.2 1000 1000 901.2 0 0 24 MITCHELL, Pete 5789.9 72.5 5897.7 792.9 595.9 946.9 453.9 591.5 107.8 1000 408.8 1000 107.8 0 25 SONNTAG, Hans Werner 5784.8 72.44 6151.5 482 874.4 675.2 845.4 713.2 844.4 1000 650.2 366.7 366.7 300 26 MATHEWS, Gary 5746.9 71.96 6120.3 580.1 879.3 719.9 663.5 893.9 645.6 921.3 373.4 443.3 373.4 0 27 ECREPONT, Luc 5740.2 71.88 6010.3 473.9 686.6 923.4 618.7 771.2 658.6 673.9 933.9 270.1 270.1 0 28 DIEUMEGARD, Michel 5628.4 70.48 5628.4 764.4 829.2 450.1 1000 950 310.2 913.8 0 410.7 0 0 29 LIPSCOMBE, Al 5562.5 69.65 5910.6 1000 490.5 881.7 831.8 639 610.2 537.9 348.1 571.4 348.1 0 30 BRANDRETH, Phil 5534.6 69.31 5534.6 888 435.7 650.7 594.1 893.8 904 0 884.1 284.2 0 0 31 SONNTAG, Gerrit 5363.9 67.17 5596.8 559.8 691.2 840.6 1000 735.6 434.9 580.6 521.2 232.9 232.9 0 32 WILMOT, Tierry 5307.7 66.46 5683.4 578.1 947.4 488.4 725.1 771.7 857.5 375.7 434.6 504.9 375.7 0 33 WHARRIE, Martin 5238.4 65.6 5631 534.6 542.9 392.6 875.2 880.4 508.1 479.6 651.6 766 392.6 0 34 BOORMAN, Colin 5188.8 64.98 5531.4 492.5 841.8 373.5 450.3 516.3 848.3 947.5 718.6 342.6 342.6 0 35 LABROUVE (JNR), Alexis 5140.7 64.37 5140.7 822.5 1000 619.4 0 288.4 843.1 452.4 558.9 556 0 0 36 CONNELL, Michael 5133.3 64.28 5436 856.1 399 848 628.3 458.3 789.1 755.4 399.1 302.7 302.7 0 37 SMALL, Eddy 5107.2 63.95 5396.1 613.8 592.2 631.3 823.7 411.2 977.5 740 288.9 317.5 288.9 0 38 DUFF, Ian 5103.2 63.9 5378.6 768.8 407.2 646.2 596 681.8 578.9 468 956.3 275.4 275.4 0 39 BEALE, Kevin 5031.4 63 5031.4 605.8 543.2 0 0 0 934.9 947.5 1000 1000 0 0 40 NICHOLLS, Ian 4792 60.01 4792 568.2 471.5 456.2 865.3 530.5 0 997.3 159 744 0 0 41 WINKLER, Nils 4760.8 59.62 5061.3 300.5 886.2 920 572.7 540.7 519 387.1 544.8 390.3 300.5 0 42 JACKSON, Nick 4454.3 55.78 4765.7 473.6 311.4 403.9 664.3 583.9 619.5 587.6 762.4 359.1 311.4 0 43 WINKLER, Wilhelm 4291.5 53.74 4540.6 670.5 366 596.8 587.5 490 705.9 433.9 249.1 440.9 249.1 0 44 DALLERY, Emmanuel 4037.4 50.56 4037.4 1000 542.2 244 0 743.8 0 918.5 559.6 29.3 0 0 45 KRAUSE, Hans Joachim 3997.8 50.06 3997.8 502.4 568.6 699.2 822.8 267 0 490.2 458.7 188.9 0 0 46 POTTS, Rod 3992.5 49.99 4140.6 523.8 773.8 485.4 617.4 425.7 328.9 212.7 624.8 148.1 148.1 0 47 LEGRAND, Phillipe 3795.7 47.53 3795.7 814.3 0 382.8 393.3 239 257.6 941.9 273.9 492.9 0 0 Many more images in the Gallery View full f5j article event or report
  13. Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Comp - 18.6.17 RESULTS Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 18 June 2017. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All welcome. Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: https://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=2078&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. - Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 16th June In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on the BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 17th June. We look forward to seeing you on the field. Graham Wicks - Contest CD Please enter this competition by posting here on this thread: 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA tba 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5 Eddy Small 6 Nick Jackson 7 Phil Ramsey 8 Chris Foss 9 Ian Duff 10 Eamond Keating 11 Simon Thornton 12 Peter Mitchell 13 Graham Foster 2mtr 14 Derek Potter 15 Michael Connell 16 Ian Nichols 17 Alan Twine 18 Pete Allen 19 Bob Hope 20 Terry Stuckey 21 Colin Lucas 22 Martin Garnet 23 Rod Potts 24 Bob Ryan 25 Gary Mathews 26 Brian Austin 27 Steve Knowles 28 Simon Conran 29 Ray Gadenne 30 James Egington 2mtr A very hot and humid day, which provided the 26 competitors with quite challenging conditions. Many of the thermals were weak and dispersed quickly,whilst others were strong but difficult to track, just one wrong manoeuvre would put your model in sinking air and the inevitable early bath. It was good to see all the competitors taking on the spirit off F5J and really trying to launch low and catch a thermal. We flew 4 slots and 6 rounds with No Fly off ,This allows each competitor a reasonable break between flights without the constant rush off trying to find time keepers ,charge batteries etc . Master pilot Simon Thornton won the competition flying an Optimus EL .He showed us how its done, launching low and working hard to maximise his slot times Pete Allen was 2nd Flying a modified Cluster ? Chris Foss was 3rd Flying a Nan Shadow Colin Boorman was 4th Flying a Nan Xplorer Thanks must go to Colin for all the computer work .He has done a superb job, Helping things to run smoothly and allowing the organisers to also be competitors. I hope to see you all at the next TONBRIDGE F5J in September. Hopefully with a little less heat and a few thousand less flies . best regards to all Graham FINAL RESULTS TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Round Scores.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Landing Results.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Height Penalty.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Overall Results R1-R6.xlsx
  14. I am very happy to say that this ‘trial’ BARCS competition run to Bartletts rules was a success. We were lucky with the day, it was dry with light’ish winds sunshine rarely and cloudy. What more could you want, typical weather for the time of year. It was all a bit daunting for me as I had persuaded the committee to give it a try, so I felt under some self-imposed pressure. Added to that, it was one of the first comps at the NFC so I did not want to be the one BMFA spoke to if their property got damaged. For those who have not yet been to Buckminster, it is worth a visit. At the moment you can only see the terrific amount of preparation work and new build that has gone on since the lease was signed.The flying field is very large, not suitable for all classes of competition, but more than adequate for most. I am sad to read some of the comments made on other forums which say it is a waste of money. I think they are wrong and all model flying is going to benefit from it in one way or another as time goes on. The comp was a little late starting due to new equipment gremlins, but after a pilots briefing to clarify a few points we started first flights at 10.15. Conditions at first looked as if it was going to be an easy day, but this soon changed and it became more difficult to find and stay in good air. Results are below, and as can be seen, most pilots had at least one or even two bad rounds, some had even more. Pete Allen was the worthy winner, and prizes were presented by BMFA Chairman Chris Moynihan. The old BARCS Electroslot trophy was presented to Peter, and it looks like the Electroslot name will be used for this new set of rules. Thanks to all who supported and took part, everyone seemed to enjoy the format. And also thanks to those who voted at the following AGM to approve the adoption of these rules as BARCS own
  15. Bartletts 200 League 2017. Round 2 14th May will be held at the SADMAC Field (Sittingbourne & District Model Aircraft Club Kent) organised by Kent Interclub - CD Ian Nicholls Well the weather is improving so we are all on for a good competition tomorrow. Look forward to seeing you there in the garden of England. We have 28 entrants so please let me know by 8pm latest on Friday 12th May if you wish to enter to enable the team to get everything ready for Sunday. Yes that's in 1 hours time. Weather is looking better 16-17 C and winds 12mph and suspect they will go lower... Please book in from 0900, pilots briefing will be at 0940 and start at 1000 prompt to allow 6 rounds to be flown. Rules unchanged, 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each score points in their own league. 2 entries allowed, but must be with different class models. Height limiter set to any height up to 200mtrs, and motor run time of 30sec. Penalty for launching over 200mtrs, but no bonus for launching below 200mtrs. Entry £5.00 per class, payable on the day. Please register your entry here Name, Class, and Frequency Peter Ley Open 2.4 Randy Taylor Open 2.4 Alan Twine Open 2.4 Derek Collings Open 2.4 Ian Nicholls Open 2.4 Mike Connell Open 2.4 Nick Jackson Open 2.4 Eddy Small Open 2.4 Mike Hodgkiss Open 2.4 Pete Mitchell Open 2.4 Eamon Keating Open 2.4 James Edington 2m 2.4 Keith Fisher Open 2.4 Rod Potts Open 2.4 Gary Matthews Open 2.4 Keith Benton 2 metre 2.4Ghz Alan Harris - Open 2.4Ghz Brian Martin - Open 2.4Ghz John Postle - Open 2.4Ghz Tony Wood Open 2.4 Brian Austin Open 2.4 Steve Knowles Open 2.4 Simon Thornton Open 2.4 John Hovell Open 2.4 Paul Wainwright 2M 2.4
  16. The day started with 100% cloud cover and cold enough for all to be wearing coats and worm hats. With all the equipment set up and 7 landing spots in place the 27 pilots got on with the business of the comp just 10 minutes behind schedule at 10:10 and progress very well for 3 rounds before the lunch break. The morning session was tricky with generally higher launches. All groups had a few pilots doing the full 10 minutes but as it was the first comp of the year some were having equipment issues and getting zero scores. Others, like me, managed to land out. As the morning progressed the temperature improved and slowly the clouds started clear. The lift started to get a lot better but still areas of sink and no obvious place to stare any searching. Reading the air before launch was crucial for a good flight. In the afternoon lift became plentiful and launch heights reduced. The good conditions seemed to make everyone happy with plenty of friendly banter making for a great day. Thanks to Colin and Graham for the equipment and support. Thanks to my club, Horsham, for giving up a good day flying to allow us to have fun and thanks to all the competitors for making it easy. Well done to the new boys, Eamon Keating, James Egington and Graham Foster for having a go and hope to see you again. The results should be attached. Horsham BMFA F5J - 7 May 2017 - Overall Results R1-R6.pdf Horsham BMFA F5J - 7 May 2017 - Flight Scores - Duration.pdf Horsham BMFA F5J - 7 May 2017 - Height Penalty.pdf Horsham BMFA F5J - 7 May 2017 - Landing Results.pdf Horsham BMFA F5J - 7 May 2017 - Round Scores.pdf
  17. For those that say all F3J/F5J models look the same ( @EssexBOF ), the latest from Joe Wurts/Vladimir: Simon
  18. BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 24th-25th June, Near Ashford, Kent This year’s event will be run by the British Association of Radio Control Soarers. Traditionally an F3J event, to reflect the rise in popularity of electric launch soaring this year we will be run to International F5J rules. The competition is registered as a EUROTOUR and World Cup event and will count towards all relevant National and International Leagues. Location and Dates The site is a large, private airfield located approx. 5miles south of Ashford, Kent allowing easy access from the M20, Eurostar, Ferry Terminals and local Hotels. The Hamilton Farm Airstrip, Bilsington, Ashford Kent, TN25 7JJ. Website for more information: http://www.hamiltonfarmairstrip.co.uk/ Enter online or by form to be found on the Interglide website. https://www.interglide.co.uk/ Closing Date Friday 16th June. Restricted to 60 entries Download BULLETIN 1 BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 F5J Bulletin 1 Final.pdf
  19. Austin

    BARCS Interglide F5J 2017 Entry Open

    BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 24th-25th June, Near Ashford, Kent This year’s event will be run by the British Association of Radio Control Soarers. Traditionally an F3J event, to reflect the rise in popularity of electric launch soaring this year we will be run to International F5J rules. The competition is registered as a EUROTOUR and World Cup event and will count towards all relevant National and International Leagues. Location and Dates The site is a large, private airfield located approx. 5miles south of Ashford, Kent allowing easy access from the M20, Eurostar, Ferry Terminals and local Hotels. The Hamilton Farm Airstrip, Bilsington, Ashford Kent, TN25 7JJ. Website for more information: http://www.hamiltonfarmairstrip.co.uk/ Enter online or by form to be found on the Interglide website. https://www.interglide.co.uk/ Closing Date Friday 16th June. Restricted to 60 entries Download BULLETIN 1 BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 F5J Bulletin 1 Final.pdf Forum Topic below
  20. BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 24th-25th June, Near Ashford, Kent This year’s event will be run by the British Association of Radio Control Soarers. Traditionally an F3J event, to reflect the rise in popularity of electric launch soaring this year we will be run to International F5J rules. The competition is registered as a EUROTOUR and World Cup event and will count towards all relevant National and International Leagues. Location and Dates The site is a large, private airfield located approx. 5miles south of Ashford, Kent allowing easy access from the M20, Eurostar, Ferry Terminals and local Hotels. The Hamilton Farm Airstrip, Bilsington, Ashford Kent, TN25 7JJ. Website for more information: http://www.hamiltonfarmairstrip.co.uk/ Enter online or by form to be found on the Interglide website. https://www.interglide.co.uk/ Closing Date Friday 16th June. Restricted to 60 entries Download BULLETIN 1 BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 F5J Bulletin 1 Final.pdf Forum Topic below View full f5j article event or report
  21. Austin

    BARCS Interglide F5J 2017 Entry Open

    BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 24th-25th June, Near Ashford, Kent This year’s event will be run by the British Association of Radio Control Soarers. Traditionally an F3J event, to reflect the rise in popularity of electric launch soaring this year we will be run to International F5J rules. The competition is registered as a EUROTOUR and World Cup event and will count towards all relevant National and International Leagues. Location and Dates The site is a large, private airfield located approx. 5miles south of Ashford, Kent allowing easy access from the M20, Eurostar, Ferry Terminals and local Hotels. The Hamilton Farm Airstrip, Bilsington, Ashford Kent, TN25 7JJ. Website for more information: http://www.hamiltonfarmairstrip.co.uk/ Enter online or by form to be found on the Interglide website. https://www.interglide.co.uk Closing Date Friday 16th June. Restricted to 60 entries Download BULLETIN 1 BARCS INTERGLIDE 2017 F5J Bulletin 1 Final.pdf
  22. Hello dear F5J pilot, the Petirrojo RC modelling club invites you to join out 7th edition for F5J Masters (http://www.f5jmasters.com). This year we made a big change in order to offer a more international contest. We will be flying F5J using FAI rules and we expect to make more than 10 qualifying flights and 3 flyoffs. This edition is part of the Eurocontest F5J calendar in Spain. The location is fantastic (Escalona del Prado, Spain), the field is 2kms long and 400m wide with no obstacles. It was used as a flying field during the Spanish Civil War. We offer camp for home motors and camping and a very nice weather in June (25-30º). At the same time we offer a fantastic venue for the pilots and their partners: Segovia. Segovia is 35kms from the field and offer some of the best places to visit in Spain. Segovia has been awarded by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Cities. The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include the Alcázar, begun around the 11th century, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. * Aqueduct of Segovia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct_of_Segovia * Alcazar of Segovia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcázar_of_Segovia Dates: 16th and 17th June 2017 Location: Escalona del Prado, Segovia, Spain (1h15min from Madrid Barajas Airport) Registration: http://www.f5jmasters.com Sponsors: Vinco by Tecnoepoxy, iHobbies, RoiImport, City Council of Escalona del Prado, Hotel el Zaguán. If you have any doubt just contact us at info@f5jmasters.com or via jawarejj @ RCGroups.com.
  23. Hello dear barcs pilot, the Petirrojo RC modelling club invites you to join out 7th edition for F5J Masters (www.f5jmasters.com). This year we made a big change in order to offer a more international contest. We will be flying F5J using FAI rules and we expect to make more than 10 qualifying flights and 3 flyoffs. This edition is part of the Eurocontest F5J calendar in Spain. The location is fantastic (Escalona del Prado, Spain), the field is 2kms long and 400m wide with no obstacles. It was used as a flying field during the Spanish Civil War. We offer camp for home motors and camping and a very nice weather in June (25-30º). At the same time we offer a fantastic venue for the pilots and their partners: Segovia. Segovia is 35kms from the field and offer some of the best places to visit in Spain. Segovia has been awarded by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Cities. The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include the Alcázar, begun around the 11th century, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. * Aqueduct of Segovia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct_of_Segovia * Alcazar of Segovia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcázar_of_Segovia Apologies for the long explanation of Segovia but any pilot knows how important is to have nice places for partners ;-) Dates: 16th and 17th June 2017 Location: Escalona del Prado, Segovia, Spain (1h15min from Madrid Barajas Airport) Registration: www.f5jmasters.com Sponsors: Vinco by Tecnoepoxy, iHobbies, RoiImport, City Council of Escalona del Prado, Hotel el Zaguán. If you have any doubt just contact us at info@f5jmasters.com or here. Thanks.
  24. Austin

    Interglide 2017 moves to F5J

    Growing interest in F5J and the lack of it in F3J results in Interglide being switched to an F5J Eurotour event from 2017 onwards. With the growth of F5J in the UK and Internationally a good entry is on the cards for this event. As soon as there is more information on the event location it will be published here. The date for this event is already decided and will be 24th - 25th June 2017.
  25. simon_t

    Aloha F5J

    Small (3m) but nice looking F5J. 750g ! Simon
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