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  1. Gary B

    BMFA Nationals 2017 100S

    Just a short write up, we had a lovely day!!! Afraid I won't be writing any articles for this Nationals (hoorah they say!) but I did fly the 100S, eSoaring and F5J and took some photos. Weather was great, the lift wasn't always easy to find or stay in. We experienced the novelty of hammering winch turnround stakes into the hallowed turf of the new Buckminster runway! The three man fly off of two rounds was flown by Kevin Newett, Alan Morton and John Shenstone, I need to learn from these guys! Thanks to Simon V for running the comp, he may add the official results to this thread, in the meantime there should be some photos below. Cheers Gary
  2. Whitmore

    100S Competitions?

    I've been considering building a 100S model as it seems a reasonable starting point for a newcomer to competitive gliding competitions and I'm half an hour from Twywell where they hold the Mike Lucas series. A few comments on here have suggested that 100S is less common than it was, so is it worth my time getting into? I'm not likely to buy a more expensive Open model so the simplicity of 100S appeals. Also Googling the rules has confused me somewhat. So far I've got 100" max projected span and RES. But is there a minimum weight limit? Any help understanding how the competition works would also be appreciated. Thanks, Jon
  3. Just a gentle reminder about the BMFA 100S nationals which are being held at Twywell on the 4th September 2016. Entry forms are on www.bmfa-nats.org and entry is £12. I will be CD'ing the competition with David Varallo and we welcome all competitors. If you have any questions please drop me a line. Look forward to seeing you there. Simon Vaitkevicius
  4. Gary B

    Radioglide 2016 Report and Results

    Once again it is my pleasure to collate a report for this year’s Radioglide event. Held at the now familiar Tudor Farm near the village of Edgcott in Buckinghamshire, the winch launch competitions were held in a new field adjacent to the previously used one as this has been ploughed and planted with crop. The weather stayed dry for all three days, a touch windy at times (some might say more than a touch!) and a great time was had by all. Please find the individual discipline reports below, I hope there are no glaring errors but it is difficult sometimes as a competing pilot to take in all that is going on. Saturday 28th May F5J – Gary Binnie Colin Boorman. Radioglide F5J winner 2016 The day dawned fine with a hazy blue sky initially, cumulus developed in the early afternoon with a North Easterly wind up to 12 mph but it was quite calm at times, probably due to thermal influence. It was fairly chilly in the morning requiring light jackets to be worn but warmed up to 19°C later. The air in early rounds featured weak lift with the best pilots making the most of it and flying the slots out. Pilots flew together in groups of four or five with seven rounds flown with a dropped score applied. Timing and spotting in F5J is a responsible job and you can often be paired up with a pilot that you’ve never worked with before. A lighter moment for me was during a launch with Al Lipscombe, he became unbalanced somehow and launched the model awkwardly and in a downward direction instead of nose up. I heard a faint click which was his right hand coming down to the transmitter to accidentally turn the motor switch off with the model now climbing! The model landed about 50 metres upwind and we walked over to record the flight, time was 11.8 seconds (I couldn’t bring myself to round it up to 12!) with a launch height of six metres. We handed the score card in which bagged him a mighty 13 points, this was handily voided with the drop score applied and we all had a chuckle. Peter Allen launches his Tragi with Ian Duff on the watches (Photo Graham James) Everybody has their own preference for motor switch position, my own method is to use a latching switch on the left back of the transmitter which operates towards me during motor run with my finger holding it in the on position just in case. A useful break was taken every couple of rounds to enter the scores with a longer lunch break. The local red kites showed the way as usual, I joined a circling seagull once, I don’t usually trust them but it was going up! Final positions were Colin Boorman winning, Dave East as runner-up with Graham Wicks in third place. F5J Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6 Rnd7 Drop1 1 BOORMAN, Colin 5904.4 100 6676.7 959.2 1000 975.8 992.2 1000 977.2 772.3 772.3 2 EAST, Dave 5874 99.49 6409.8 995.7 960.7 1000 935.8 535.8 1000 981.8 535.8 3 WICKS, Graham 5844.5 98.99 6757.5 940.1 1000 956.9 990.4 971.9 985.2 913 913 4 DUFF, Ian 5827.6 98.7 6196.9 961.6 913.6 369.3 1000 1000 1000 952.4 369.3 5 ALLEN, Peter 5774.5 97.8 6283.2 508.7 994.6 1000 906.6 1000 873.3 1000 508.7 6 RAYBONE, Mike 5343.1 90.49 5690.8 1000 996.4 621.6 921.2 347.7 803.9 1000 347.7 7 AUSTIN, Brian 5139.7 87.05 5448.9 1000 309.2 1000 959.1 521.2 739.1 920.3 309.2 8 BEALE, Kevin 5104.7 86.46 5118.9 423.3 999.1 747.2 1000 935.9 999.2 14.2 14.2 9 PADDON, Colin 5076.2 85.97 5502.9 426.7 954.6 601.8 1000 891.1 976.5 652.2 426.7 10 GADENE, Ray 5054.9 85.61 5496.9 442 966 632.9 967.8 627.9 1000 860.3 442 11 BINNIE, Gary 4983.1 84.4 5345.4 530.6 949.5 918.3 741.3 922.9 362.3 920.5 362.3 12 DICKENSON, Bob 4973.3 84.23 4973.3 1000 1000 498.5 998.3 0.0001 476.5 1000 0 13 LIPSCOMBE, Al 4059.4 68.75 4073.3 13.9 372.6 690.8 736 945.2 906.3 408.5 13.9 14 PHILCOX, Cengiz 4007.2 67.87 4007.2 830.2 0.0001 530.5 886.3 970.9 789.3 0 0 100S – Graham James Kevin & Peter Newitt. Radioglide 100s Joint winners 2016 (Photo Alan Morton) The 100s competition was flown concurrently with the F5J in the adjacent field, Alan Morton was invited to CD. We had 13 entries in pre-allocated teams, on the day only 12 turned up so Alan juggled them around to give us four teams of three and flying started around 10.40am. Five rounds and two fly-offs were matrixed. The warm air and gentle breeze created some good workable lift throughout the day and all but one of the 15 slots flown during the first five rounds were flown out. Up until round three all models apart from one out of field had landed inside the landing zone, during the 3rd round. John Hullet misjudged and landed out and Neville Warby making his final turn, was grabbed by an innocent looking tree! It was later recovered by the farmer’s cherry picker with no damage. During the rest of the first five rounds we had excellent flight times including one from Dave Leech at 7.54 he came off the line early but still managed to fly out the slot. After a very enjoyable five rounds the top four pilots entered the fly-off, Kevin Newitt, Fozzy Devall, Peter Newitt and Graham James. Nesting Tracker (Photo Graham James) All pilots launched and were soon into decent air; Graham lost out and had to settle for 6.45 while the others continued to fly the slot out. Following a misunderstanding in the second fly off, in which a model was relaunched when it shouldn’t, there was an unfortunate mid-air which resulted in Peter Newitt having to land prematurely. It was apparent that but for this he was likely to have taken a clean win of the event, so in the spirit of good sportsmanship it was decided to award Peter and Kevin Newitt joint winners. The day ended with everyone in high spirits after what was an excellent day's flying, it was good to see pilots still enjoying a good old fashioned 100s competition. Results Rounds Pilot Name Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Final Score %Score Position Kevin Newitt 1000 1000 1000 1000 998 4998 100.00 1 Fozzy DeVall 1000 996 1000 1000 1000 4996 99.96 2 13. Peter Newitt 1000 1000 861 1000 1000 4861 97.26 3 Graham James 970 967 955 976 988 4856 97.16 4 8. Alan Morton 1000 1000 628 1000 1000 4628 92.60 5 David Leech 647 696 984 961 1000 4288 85.79 6 Robin Sleight 467 850 1000 704 988 4009 80.21 7 Neville Warby 998 752 0 988 1000 3738 74.79 8 Ken Goddard 776 998 996 478 435 3683 73.69 9 John Hullet 994 688 512 515 900 3609 72.21 10 John Shenstone 915 996 675 0 0 2586 51.74 11 Dave Fogg 0 657 0 0 0 657 13.15 12 Final Positions 1st 13. Peter Newitt 1997 100.0 1st 11. Kevin Newitt 1997 100.0 3rd 4. Fozzy DeVall 1652 82.7 4th 5. Graham James 1057 52.9 Thanks to Alan for running the competition and all the regular 100s pilots who assist in laying out the field and in particular the inimitable Neville Warby. Sunday 29th May Multi-launch – Graham James Multilaunch Fly-Off Pilots (Photo Graham James) Sunday’s weather was a bit of a disappointment by comparison, overcast with a chilly North Easterly breeze turning to broken cumulus later in the afternoon. Five preliminary rounds were flown plus two fly-off rounds. There was a fairly even split of winch and electric launch gliders and one DLG flown by Mike Fantham. The ‘sailboat start’ meaning that all flights are timed from the start of the slot (or end of the individuals launch phase) and electrics set to 175 metres leads to a very level playing field and some long flight times the best of which being a 9.59 by Al Lipscombe. This parity was further borne out in that the four pilots in the fly-off used a 50/50 mix of winch launch and electric gliders. Good air in the first fly off slot saw flight times of 14.53 for Peter Allen (Electric) and 14.46 for Kevin Beale (Winch). In the second round, with the lift not so good Peter and different winch launcher, Colin Boorman produced times of 11.25 and 11.07 respectively. But in the end it was Peter Allen (Electric) who proved triumphant followed by Kevin Beale (Winch), Colin Boorman (Winch) and Colin Paddon (Electric). As well as the presentation of the FACCT Trophy to the overall winner, prizes were given for Best Winch, Electric and Hand Launch competitors. We were delighted to be visited by the legendary Geoff Dallimer, BARCS No. 1, who showed a keen interest in the model development over the years since his days of designing models such as the Zephyr 100s design featured in RCM&E. Multi-launch Fly-Off Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 1 ALLEN, Peter 1964.4 100 1964.4 964.4 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 1934.7 98.49 1934.7 1000 934.7 3 BOORMAN, Colin 1728.2 87.98 1728.2 752.7 975.5 4 PADDON, Colin 1544.3 78.61 1544.3 606.9 937.4 DLG Pilot's Perspective of Multi-launch – Mike Fantham I entered Multi-launch partly out of curiosity and partly because I had helped Jef Ott to prepare a rule change proposal aimed at getting more hand launch pilots out to ML events - so I thought I'd better try one! The first thing I noticed was that I was quickest into the air on arrival at the field. The model was fully assembled in the car when I arrived and I just had to step out onto the field and throw. That was to be the only advantage I had because the weather seemed a bit breezy for hand launch to be the best option for me to win the event. Chas Dunster kindly volunteered to time for me and he wasn't flying himself so I had a dedicated helper. I soon got into the swing of things except the 'finding good air' part. The hand launch flyer gets four flights added together to make up the slot score and a two second bonus for each re-launch. I hoped to 'get away' on one of these and fly out the slot each time. However, from a 35 metre launch in the breezy conditions, I only really got any help on a couple of flights all day, making about four minutes each time. It was a bit galling seeing the others making 200 metres and having plenty of range and time to find air. In the end, I was pleased to see that I was 12th out of the 14 at the end of the day and I took home a bottle of wine as the best (only!) Hand launch entrant. I need to practice my spot landings. I can easily catch the model on most flights normally but I can also easily change my position to meet the model! When you have to stand still and land at your feet, it gets much harder! The best part was meeting and flying with some of the 'names' from the 'big glider world' - nice bunch of chaps and I was made welcome and to really feel part of the event. The top Hand launch pilots, launching almost twice as high as I can would be competitive in this class. I was 7th of the 8 the next day in Hand launch.... Come and try F3K flyers. Monday 30th May F3K – Mike Fantham We had a low entry of eight - one original entrant had to drop out because a long struggle to finish his model had not worked out. He still came out to help and time on the Monday which was very welcome! We were pleased to see Liam Hawes out again and to welcome Jason Bioletti at his first F3K event - he retired early but said had a good time and that he'd be back. The forecast had been dire all the previous week and I had posted a warning of cancellation the BARCS forum on the Saturday promising a decision by midday Sunday. On Sunday morning, I was busy with the MLG contest but checking the weather as well. Rain looked unlikely and the wind was high but below the limit so I decided to go ahead with F3K - we had the minimum eight required for a league-counting event and would need four rounds for the score to count. Monday morning saw me on the field at 08:45 choosing a site for the launch and landing 'box'. It was fairly near the chicken farm edge of the field to try to keep the F3J field downwind, ensuring a 'friendly' area for any land-outs. In the event nobody dared stray that far downwind. The wind was strong but it was flyable and I could range upwind on my test flights - helped by 84 grams of ballast in my already-heavy 'Bonus' – a 400 gm total weight! I had some problems with the sound gear but we got going soon after 10:00 with an initial aim of completing four rounds. Pilots soon found that there was 'help' over the edge of the field - possibly slope lift from the trees/hedge. Michael Stern only dropped 20 seconds in the 5x2 in round 1. He would hope to drop around five seconds in perfect weather so it was an excellent score in the rough conditions. There was turbulence of course but we coped and I wasn't aware of too much in the way of damage. After three successful rounds, I had decided to go to five rounds before lunch and before I did any scoring because a fifth round means that there's one dropped round score available to pilots. The usual suspects were building a lead and Richard Swindells was ahead at lunch with Michael Stern second and Simon Barker third. Conditions still seemed pretty much the same so we decided to press on after lunch and see what happened. I started the sixth round and it soon became apparent that conditions had become more turbulent and the wind had increased. I saw some flights upset badly and only some fast –reaction piloting got them safely back on the ground - usually 'in the box'. After slot two of that round, I called it a day. Nobody complained! As to models, the top four all used a Stream NXT for at least some of their flights. The trend continues to solid core moulded wings and lighter models with lower wing areas. Full slot-by-slot results are available in the F3K and Hand launch section of the BARCS forum. 1. Richards Swindells 4994 2. Michael Stern 4905 3. Simon Barker 4599 4. Liam Hawes 4347 5. Alex Holswilder 4330 6. Lorry Green 3142 7. Mike Fantham 2661 8. Jason Bioletti 1404 F3J – Gary Binnie/Graham James Neil Jones. Radioglide F3J winner 2016 More overcast still than the first couple of days and a stronger NNE wind requiring thicker jackets than Saturday (motorcycle jacket for me!). The forecast was to be dry all day which it was but moisture could be felt in the air but not seen. With the strong wind most pilots used the technique of hanging into wind and ‘bouncing’ any lift with the occasional circle. Conditions improved and more and more people were venturing further afield. I noticed from the lunch break scores that I was doing quite well and decided to ‘go for it’ in the next round by circling off merrily down wind, unfortunately my plan failed with my trusty Xplorer not quite making it back to the field against the headwind, c’est la vie! Landing itself quite neatly in the next field I have at last broken my duck of landing ‘au vache’ and plan to risk it more in future. Kevin Beale with Spotter Colin Boormann The familiar Xplorers, Maxas and Tragi's dominated the models used but Pike Perfects, Shadows and Xperience Pros were also in evidence and still very competitive. Also on show were a couple of the new Optimus machines which look very good and are likely to prove popular in the future. Five rounds were flown followed by two fly-off rounds, all under the familiar, watchful eye of BARCS President, Sydney Lenssen. The preliminary rounds saw the top four pilots going onto the fly offs. Appropriately, Neil Jones with a maximum 5000, Kevin Beale and Mark Devall, who comprise the UK Team for the forthcoming World Championships, all made it through along with Colin Paddon who is a helper on the team. Neil didn’t have it all his own way, with Kevin winning the first slot but by only 6.3pts. In fly-off two however, the roles were reversed and Neil came out on top overall. And so to prize giving. Neil Jones took the Humbrol Trophy for F3J. Additional Radioglide prizes also went to Colin Boorman for the highest place competitor over the whole three Days (Victor Ludorum) and to Jason Bioletti as the Best Newcomer (Lillienthal Trophy). F3J Fly-Off Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 1 JONES, Neil 1993.7 100 1993.7 993.7 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 1786.9 89.63 1786.9 1000 786.9 3 PADDON, Colin 1522.4 76.36 1522.4 848 674.4 4 DEVALL, Mark 1515.7 76.02 1515.7 979.5 536.2 Rounds Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 1 JONES, Neil 5000 100 5000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 4457.1 89.14 4457.1 1000 782.6 1000 674.5 1000 3 DEVALL, Mark 4432.6 88.65 4432.6 780.3 1000 975.2 1000 677.1 4 PADDON, Colin 4415.2 88.3 4415.2 968.5 498.6 948.1 1000 1000 5 PHILCOX, Cengiz 4411.2 88.22 4411.2 991.2 798.9 905 1000 716.1 6 DUFF, Ian 4260.1 85.2 4260.1 1000 688.7 717.5 862.2 991.7 7 OSBOURNE, Ozzie 4168 83.36 4168 864.8 821.5 892.4 796.3 793 8 DICKENSON, Bob 4034.5 80.69 4034.5 850.5 690.4 652.4 993.2 848 9 BOORMAN, Colin 3961.1 79.22 3961.1 942.4 810.1 582.6 822.6 803.4 10 BINNIE, Gary 3719.9 74.4 3719.9 785.1 1000 934.8 0 1000 11 JAMES, Graham 3560.3 71.21 3560.3 888.2 657.2 694 920.7 400.2 12 SHENSTONE, John 3542.9 70.86 3542.9 730.5 972.7 511.9 489.4 838.4 13 DUNSTER, Chas 3517.1 70.34 3517.1 483.7 1000 694.1 788.2 551.1 14 EAST, Dave 3305.3 66.11 3305.3 1000 938.5 632 0 734.8 15 ALLEN, Peter 2990.9 59.82 2990.9 998.5 992.4 1000 0 0 16 RAYBONE, Mike 2676.1 53.52 2676.1 861.8 814.3 1000 0 0 17 LIPSCOMBE, Al 2449.4 48.99 2449.4 666.1 643.2 0 692.8 447.3 18 SLEIGHT, Robin 661.7 13.23 661.7 661.7 0 0 0 0 "Uncle" Sydney Lenssen Congratulations to all Winners in the four events over the weekend. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Many thanks go to all the CD’s for running the event and to the organisational team behind the whole weekend. Long may Radioglide continue.
  5. Austin

    Peterborough Winter Series Open

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  6. Austin

    Peterborough Winter Series Open

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  7. Austin

    Peterborough Winter Series Open

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  8. Austin

    Mike Lucas Series 100s

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  9. Austin

    Mike Lucas Series 100s

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  10. Austin

    Mike Lucas Series 100s

    Location: Twywell Northants Entry to Alan Morton. glassflight1@talktalk.net http://www.glassflight.co.uk 07986 238172
  11. Austin

    Mike Lucas 100s

    Twywell 100s (Counts towards BARCS league) Entry: Alan Morton 07986 238172 glassflight1@talktalk.net
  12. grj

    LiteFlight Ceases Manufacture

    Earlier in the month Rick Lloyd lost his workshop to a devastating fire. This has bought production of the Tracker 100s and Claymore F3J to a halt, as all moulds, machinery, models etc. have been lost causing the cessation of business for LiteFlight UK, the only UK based moulded model manufacturer. The Tracker in particular has been a perennial feature of the 100s competition scene and the loss of this model could have a marked effect on this class. The Tracker is a brilliant sport/competition thermal soarer, as well as light wind slope model and has been many a pilot’s first moulded model. He has also been working long and hard to produce a competitive F3J/F5J model. The details of the Claymore are featured in the latest edition of RC Model World. Rick was well into the prototyping stage, with wings proven and fuselage and other components manufactured. It would be a shame to see all this work come to nothing. I hope the modelling community can come together and assist Rick in any way possible. A discussion thread can be found on the forum using the link below. Update: Rick will now be starting again. See the topic below. If you would like to be involved and help in anyway, please take the time to post a response on the forum and support Rick. Let’s hope we can see these great projects literally rise from the ashes.
  13. Austin

    Mike Lucas 100s

    Mike Lucas 100s Counts for League Twywell, Northamptonshire Alan Morton - 07986 238172 - glassflight1@talktalk.net
  14. Radioglide 2015 report by Garry Binnie is now on the main website. https://www.barcs.co.uk/home/news-and-information/radioglide-news/radioglide-2015-report-and-results/
  15. Austin

    Radioglide 2014 Results and Report

    I was asked if I could collate the results and happenings at Tudor Farm for this year’s Radioglide competition so here’s my attempt! Saturday 24 May Two competitions were held on Saturday, F5J in one field and 100S across the road in the other. The day started with heavy rain and did not initially look promising so I held off at home until lunchtime, on the drive over from Brackley the weather improved greatly. The F5J started around 1:30, very ably directed by Bernie Jones. This was my first F5J competition and I found it very interesting in comparison to F3J, lots of tactics involved, do you use a short or long motor run etc. or in my case who do you follow! There was a soaring weather window of a couple of hours then light rain returned to end the fun. Eleven pilots took part, I was pleased to come eighth but the winner was Colin Boorman (pictured below and also his first F5J competition) closely followed by Colin Paddon and Kevin Beale. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Position Pilot Score 1 Colin Boorman 3975.7 2 Colin Paddon 3926.6 3 Kevin Beale 3674 4 Terry Pelling 3198.2 5 Colin Lucas 3133.7 6 Terry Weeks 3098.3 7 Graham Wicks 2693.3 8 Gary Binnie 2601 9 Peter Mitchell 2588.9 10 Kevin Dart 2483.9 11 Peter Allen 2050.7 Across the road the 100S guys directed by Alan Morton were launching regularly and we had a grandstand view of one Tracker’s demise on the line! 12 pilots competed in the 100S with John Shenstone a very worthy winner, Alan second and Neville Warby third. A joint F5J/100S prize giving was held after the 100S fly-off. 100s Scores table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Pilot Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Final Score % Score Position 11 Alan Morton 1000 998 1000 1000 1000 4998 100 1 5 Neville Warby 966 976 1000 1000 1000 4942 98.9 2 1 Mark Deval 1000 1000 910 954 990 4854 97.1 3 9 John Shenstone 610 983 952 1000 994 4539 90.8 4 3 John Stanswood 861 1000 849 803 1000 4513 90.3 5 4 Graham James 885 896 979 746 989 4494 89.9 6 2 Gengiz Philcox 956 1000 904 902 718 4480 89.6 7 8 Robin Sleight 837 682 839 982 829 4170 83.4 8 7 Ken Goddard 666 757 994 641 715 3773 75.5 9 10 Bob Dickinson 610 774 842 523 668 3417 68.4 10 12 John Hulet 961 967 879 601 0 3408 68.2 11 6 Alan Lipscombe 1000 375 1000 953 0 3327 66.6 12 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4196C8; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } slot 1 Time Bonus total running total Points Final Positions total % 1st 9 John Shenstone 1000 100 11 Alan Morton 5.5 50 400 400 825 2nd 11 Alan Morton 825 82.5 5 Neville Warby 5.37 50 387 387 798 3rd 5 Neville Warby 798 79.8 1 Mark Deval 5.2 50 370 370 763 4th 1 Mark Deval 763 76.3 9 John Shenstone 7.15 50 485 485 1000 5th 3 John Stanswood 0 0 3 John Stanswood 0 0 0 6th 4 Graham James 0 0 4 Graham James 0 0 0 7th 2 Gengiz Philcox 0 0 2 Gengiz Philcox 0 0 0 8th 8 Robin Sleight 0 0 8 Robin Sleight 0 0 0 9th 7 Ken Goddard 0 0 7 Ken Goddard 0 0 0 slot 2 11 Alan Morton 0 0 0 5 Neville Warby 0 0 0 1 Mark Deval 0 0 0 9 John Shenstone 0 0 0 Sunday 25 May Sunday dawned with much better weather, a glance at various forecasts before I left home said that it would be breezy which it definitely was! Again, separate competitions were run in each field, Multi-launch and F3J (Day 1 of the team trials). F3J started promptly after briefing by Sydney Lenssen as the field had been set up on Saturday, blue skies and fluffy cumulus clouds had most people flying the slots out (but underestimating the wind strength and not making the landing tape in my case!). We could see the multi-launchers launching and I was puzzled why they seemed to stop very early. As there were only seven competitors they had whizzed through the four-round matrix, CD’d by Terry Weeks there were six electric flyers, one winch launcher and no DLG entrants. The result was Terry Weeks first (with a perfect score of 4000 points), followed by Ray Gadenne and Terry Pelling. Back to the F3J field we were all having fun with the challenging conditions, the slots seemed to alternate with good air and bad air, I did spy a few gliders being retrieved from adjacent fields! Mid-afternoon the whole grid of full-size gliders (from the Nationals at Lasham) filled the sky. They were on a 380 km cross-country task so their task setter had confidence in the conditions (300 k tasks are set on good days, 500 k tasks on ‘mega’ days). Sunday’s F3J ended after six rounds and plenty of sunburn! Monday 26 May Monday morning’s weather was almost the same as Saturday, steady light rain but the winds were much lighter. We had been asked to arrive early to help set the F3J field up which we did and then moved it again after some debate about what the wind direction was actually going to be. While we were moving the field around the F3K guys got off to an early start and could be seen staying airborne on nothing in the other field (and quite happily flying in the rain). The rain stopped and off we went with Round 7 of the F3J, I removed all the ballast from my Cluster and wondered how I was going to stay up for 10 minutes! My winch line bunched badly and my first ‘ping’ did not work as I think power had been cut and I was stuck on the line, second ping worked to nearly get me up with the rest of the gliders in that slot. We all floated about at minimum sink and managed to find ‘good air’ that was probably coming off of the chicken sheds (the smell was not so good however!). Fascinating to see the true glide performance of the models. Light rain returned halfway through Round 7, we hung around optimistically hoping that it would stop but it became obvious that the game was up. Round 7 slot scores were voided and there could be no fly-off. The F3J result (which was taken as the placings after Round 6) was Dave East first (5,744 points), Kevin Dart second and Neil Jones third. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Raw Score Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Rnd3 Dur Rnd4 Dur Rnd5 Dur Rnd6 Dur Score Pcnt 1 East, Dave 5744 1000 941.9 929.8 988.6 955.7 928 5744 100 2 Dart, Kevin 5724.9 1000 768.6 1000 1000 974.7 981.6 5724.9 99.67 3 Jones, Neil 5690.9 977.2 981.7 1000 776.6 955.4 1000 5690.9 99.08 4 Boorman, Colin 5641.7 996.1 959.5 856.2 1000 1000 829.9 5641.7 98.22 5 Paddon, Colin 5478.7 978.9 1000 1000 992.2 1000 507.6 5478.7 95.38 6 Allen, Peter 5433.7 998.7 614.6 1000 930.8 1000 889.6 5433.7 94.6 7 Glover, Chris 5394.3 721.5 1000 993.5 1000 716.4 962.9 5394.3 93.91 8 Wicks, Graham 5323.3 772.4 923.8 986.5 1000 752.3 888.3 5323.3 92.68 9 Beale, Kevin 5310.5 988.9 1000 998.7 687.6 790.3 845 5310.5 92.45 10 Osbourne, Ozzie 5198 756.4 1000 953.3 655.4 832.9 1000 5198 90.49 11 Johnson, Brian 5163.5 1000 607 1000 793.8 762.7 1000 5163.5 89.89 12 Devall, Mark 5010.2 843.6 954 981.4 673.4 1000 557.8 5010.2 87.22 13 Philcox, Cengiz 4990.6 846.1 1000 781.5 560.3 817.2 985.5 4990.6 86.88 14 Binnie, Gary 4939.3 734.6 620 863.3 863.6 991.7 866.1 4939.3 85.99 15 Duff, Ian 4923.1 996.2 736.2 711.2 985.7 493.8 1000 4923.1 85.71 16 Borowski, Andre 4893.6 1000 663.9 763 1000 466.7 1000 4893.6 85.19 17 Dickenson, Bob 4640.6 966.2 514.2 974.5 483.2 989.8 712.7 4640.6 80.79 18 Stanswood, Jon 4600.5 790.9 678 864.5 549.7 767.7 949.7 4600.5 80.09 19 Shenstone, John 4165.7 407.1 807.2 759.1 875.9 619 697.4 4165.7 72.52 20 Raybone, Mike 4097 0 854.7 813.3 572.6 1000 856.4 4097 71.33 21 Dunster, Chas 4096.5 1000 0 682.4 505.4 945.3 963.4 4096.5 71.32 22 James, Graham 3672.9 786.6 82.1 478.5 802.2 618.3 905.2 3672.9 63.94 23 Lipscombe, Al 3025.9 747.4 0 365.1 577.7 637.2 698.5 3025.9 52.68 24 Lloyd, Rick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Meanwhile over in the other field the F3K chaps were still flying. CD’d by Lorry Green the result was first Richard Swindells, second Darius Zibikas and third Vytautus Zibikas. And there it was, all over for another year! Shame that the weather played a part in spoiling what is always a great weekend, my thanks to all the organisers and CDs. Gary Binnie. Radioglide results from the other classes. Radioglide 2014 F3K results and report Radioglide 2014 Multilaunch results and report
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    Radioglide 2013

    For those that may not have received forms or have not yet entered. Please enter as soon as possible to help the organisers. Details of Radioglide 2013 are on the main website.   http://www.barcs.co.uk/radioglide-2013  
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    Radioglide 2013 Report and Results

    What a weekend. Dry, bright and for the most part, warm weather, Radioglide hasn’t had it so good for many a year. Maybe it was the cross border hop into Buckinghamshire with the county trying to prove its supremacy over neighbouring Oxfordshire but whatever, our three days on Tudor Farm, just a couple of miles from the old Marsh Gibbon site proved to be a great success. A new site was required after the farmer at Marsh Gibbon decided to plough up and crop the old field. Peter Allen, ferried around the skies over Bicester by Gary Binnie in a Tiger Moth, spotted two superb fields and Peter made contact with the farmer. Saturday was a day of competitive contrast with one of the most traditional classes, 100s being contested on one side of the road, whilst concurrently the newest electric comp F5J, ran on the other. Due to some late drop outs, only 10 people flew in each. As usual, Neville Warby provided and along with Alan Morton and others, set up the facilities for 100s, with Chas Dunster acting as CD. Trackers were much in evidence though John Hulett continues to plough his own furrow with a developing line of traditionally built models, which are every bit as competitive. It was good to have a first time competitor in John Shenstone on the flightline, who took some slot wins and narrowly missed out on a fly off place. A lot of the slots were flown out in the light winds with lift marked clearly by a number of Kites and Buzzards resident on the farm. But still some managed to miss the landing box. Six rounds flown and it was time for the fly off. Mark (Fozzy) Devall, John Hulett, Alan Morton and Cengiz Philcox, stepped up for two, twelve minutes slots, launching on the buzzer each time. Moving to different parts of the sky, they made use of the lift with varying degrees of success with Fozzy and Alan in particular climbing to great height at huge distance. I’ll not name names but again some managed to miss the box on landing. The eventual winner and not for the first time, with a supreme display of mastery of these, not overly manoeuvrable machines was Fozzy Devall, with John, Alan and Cengiz taking the other places. Meanwhile, across the way F5J was being run by CD Bernie Jones, to whom BARCS is hugely grateful. Bernie had been working away from home in the days up to the competition and had persuaded Colin Lucas to act as chauffeur to get him up from the south coast for the day, thanks guys. Similar in many ways to its winch launch brother F3J, there is the added spice of reading the conditions to try and launch below 200 metres to maximise score. Models are pretty familiar too and we saw a mixture of Explorers, Clusters, Pikes, Storks, Supras and Maxas plus others but often with much lighter construction and less substantial spars producing all up flying weights below 2kg despite motors, batteries and the other electric paraphernalia. Again we welcomed newcomers to RG, Phil Hayward and Jason Burns Seven rounds, with one dropped score but no fly off was the format for the day. In the beautiful conditions, virtually every pilot managed a slot win but equally some were plagued with technical issues which marred their day and reduced their scores. Given the format, a consistent performance was called for to win and less than 300 points covered the top 3 places, with Colin Paddon taking top spot, followed by team mate Kevin Beale and stalwart of the electric scene Brian Austin in third. The day concluded with all pilots convening on the main field for prize giving. With the support of Easy Composites and donations from both Acemodels and West London Models, vouchers, modelling goods and glues accompanied the trophies, wine and certificates. Day two again dawned bright and if anything a little warmer for another day of interesting contrasts. This time two classes with international status, F3K and F3J and therefore the potential for pilots to make progress in securing places in the British Teams travelling to championships. F3K is quite a diverse competition format being made up of a number of different tasks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be in two places at once, so I hand over to Simon Jones for a very comprehensive report. Radioglide was only the second F3K competition flown this year, with the first two being cancelled due to bad weather. F3K Eurotour was the first event flown in Lawford and although all 12 rounds were flown over the 2 days, conditions were very windy and several models ended up in trees or damaged. Radioglide was a complete contrast with sub 10 mph winds, sunshine and good thermic conditions. The field itself was excellent with short grass and plenty of space, and with enough boundary features to potentially kick off lift and make downwind returns interesting. 15 pilots took part, and it was the first competition for Chris Brain. 8 rounds were flown in 3 slots of 5 pilots with a different task in each round. The tasks were planned to give a mix of ‘turnaround tasks’, which rely on fast turnaround times to split pilots in good (max) conditions, and ‘max’ tasks where it is possible for multiple pilots to score 1000 in good conditions. Task flown were:- Round1: Best 3 flights, 6 launches only, 3 mins max Michael Stern was the only pilot to max this task in slot 2, although Chris Brain started with 2 x 3 min flights as the opening round of his first competition! Round 2: Increasing times 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120 secs Tony Hickson and Michael Stern both achieved 120sec maxes in slots 1 and 2 respectively. Round 3: Best 3 flights, 320 sec max Michael Stern achieved best result in round 3 dropping only 6 seconds over 3 flights in slot 3. Round 4: Best 5 flights, 2 mins max Michael Stern again achieved best result dropping only 10 seconds over 5 flights in slot 3. Round 5: All up, 3 flights, 3 mins max Nobody managed to achieve 3 x 3 min flights but Chris Brain had the best time overall with 8 mins 6 secs. Round 6: Last 3 flights, 3 mins max Richard Swindells was the only pilot to max with 3 x 3 mins in slot 1. Round 7: Poker – 5 self nominated flights The love it or hate it round! A few pilots tried an ‘all or nothing’ big nomination to try and get away in good air and not have to re-launch. This meant flying a long way downwind and there were several land-outs in this round as a result. This really split scores and only 1 pilot in each slot achieved 5 nominated flights, all winning the slot as a result with ‘conservative’ nominations of around 1 min 30 secs. Round 8: Best 4 flights, 1,2,3 and 4 mins Richard Swindells and Michael Stern were both in slot 1 and both effectively ‘maxing’ the task. Richard only dropped 6 seconds over 4 launches to achieve 1,000 points and Michael dropped 9 seconds to score 994. Final Top 5 scores were:- 1. Martin Halston = 6,991 (100%) 2. Michael Stern = 6,734 (97.44%) 3. Darius Zibikas = 6,602 (95.53%) 4. Tony Hickson = 6,424 (92.95%) 5. Simon Jones = 6, 400 (92.61%) Congratulations to Martin for winning 5 slots and consistent overall flying to achieve 1st place. Martin didn’t put a foot wrong all day and came through the difficult poker round with 1,000 points to effectively seal the win. The prizes from our sponsors were much appreciated and the excellent field choice and conditions on the day made Radioglide 2013 a very enjoyable F3K competition! For further detail, pictures and comments, go to http://www.flyquiet.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3999.45 Over on the F3J field, things started off a little sombrely with a minutes silence to mark the passing of John Shaw, one of the founding fathers of the competition we were about to participate in. http://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/topic/4047-john-shaw/#entry106550 F3J had the biggest entry of the weekend with 22 pilots booked in but some late withdrawals. Many had flown in the 100s and F5J competitions from the day before. As mentioned above, this was a team selection event, along with Interglide and the British Nationals and as such ran over two days to finish on Bank holiday Monday. Also part of the national domestic league, it attracted many of the top British pilots. So was competition fierce? Well no. There was some excellent flying, some top hardware on display, Maxas, Explorers, Clusters etc. but the atmosphere was as usual, warm, friendly and low key. And this was further enhanced by the dulcet tones of CD Sydney Lenssen announcing the slots with a cheery ‘good luck, gentlemen’. The declared intent was to run a 9 round, one drop, competition, with fly off. On this the first day, the weather co-operated and given the company, as expected, many slots recorded times over 9.50 and 100 landing bonuses. But equally conditions were not easy. Yes the clouds and the birds indicated lift and on occasions the DLG’s in the upwind field gave competitors looking for low level thermals somewhere to aim for. However, different sides of the field gave different results. Some of the upwind lift stayed static and then broke away without warning leaving one circling on the spot in lift for five minutes and then frantically running from sink. Five slots of four pilots meant teams were fairly busy all the time and it took something around one and a half hours to run a round. Nonetheless, with no line breaks or reflights things were pretty relaxed and lines were dogged, scores handed in and a quarter hour lunch break allowed time to engage in more banter. Day one was completed with Colin Boorman sitting atop the pile having dropped just 12 points over six rounds, closely followed by Peter Allen, Mark Devall, Ian Duff and Bob Dickenson. In fact the top 12 places were all in the 90% range of scores. Day two promised slightly less pleasant conditions and although the rain was likely to stay away, the wind had backed and increased and the whole flightline needed swinging through 90 degrees, so thanks to Ozzie Osbourne and others who helped in relocating everything quickly and allowing us to get started promptly. Conditions were definitely more testing, the wind increased throughout the morning and it was cold, jumpers and jackets pressed into action. In conditions like these, the best pilots show their mettle, with people like Colin Paddon recording two 1000’s and he and Graham Wicks each completing a run of four consecutive slot wins. After round eight and with the wind still strengthening the competitors gathered and voted not to fly round nine and go straight to the fly off. As said before consistency is the name of the game in F3J and with four 1000’s and three 990+ scores Colin Borman retained first place with Ian Duff climbing to second, Peter Allen third and Bob Dickenson still in fourth. Colin Paddon had moved up the table to fifth but missed out on a fly of spot by just 0.5% Clocks reset to 15 minutes and the fly off began. All four pilots had varying degrees of luck over the two rounds but probably the unluckiest was Colin Boorman, who hit turbulence on his landing approach, resulting in an overfly, penalty and loss of landing point and knocking him down from top. So winner of the Humbrol Trophy for 2013 is Peter Allen. One unresolved result during the weekend was the winner of the Lilienthal Trophy for Best Placed Newcomer. There were a number of pilots competing at Radioglide for the first time but only flew one event. We ultimately had two contenders who competed in two but until the ratified results were available, their positions could not be confirmed. So welcome to Jason Burns, F5J and F3K and John Shenstone 100s and F3J and with scores of 149.82% and 157.31% respectively, John Shenstone is declared the winner Best Placed Newcomer, Radioglide 2013. For pictures of the weekend, courtesy of Phil Hayward, Jason Burns and Graham James http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/radio/1.htm http://s409.photobucket.com/user/jasonburns37/library/BARCS RadioGlide 2013/F3K 260513?sort=2&page=1 http://s409.photobucket.com/user/jasonburns37/library/BARCS RadioGlide 2013/F5J 250513 http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/GrahamJ01/slideshow/ All in all then, Radioglide was a huge success and we hope will continue to be so for years to come. Virtually everyone I spoke to felt we had the balance of the weekend about right. There were some suggestions we might try to get more events in and there is indeed a field free for one day but we need a few factors to come together to improve on where we are People to help with the organisation. We have asked all year for someone to represent the electric fliers but so far no volunteers. BARCS is your organisation if you want us to include your class into the committee’s thinking, participate. Competitors. Those that do compete tend to do so over more than one class, which means we might reduce the field if events conflict. It is after all the declared intent of RG to be a ‘Festival of Soaring’, so if 100s and F3J pilots will also fly F5J, then that will influence which events we choose to run. We look forward to continued debate on the subject and some support from the membership in making Radioglide better still. Thanks once again to all who took part. To Easy Composites, Acemodels and West London Models for their support. To all the CD’s and particularly to Peter Allen for securing the fields, taking entries, organising facilities, erecting signage, finding camp site, buying wine and clearing the site at the end of weekend along with Ozzie, Chas, Al Lipscombe, Neville Warby an others. A full set of results will be uploaded. Just awaiting F5J. See you in 2014. www.easycomposites.co.uk www.acemodel.co.uk www.westlondonmodels.co.uk Results
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    Peterborough Winter Series 2012 Round 6

    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. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4196C8; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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
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    Radioglide 2012 Information

    Radioglide 2012 June 2nd – 5th BARCS FESTIVAL OF FLAT FIELD SOARING Marsh Gibbon, Near Bicester, Oxfordshire View Larger Map Get Directions View Bird's Eye BARCS annual flat field soaring event aims to be bigger and better this year with four days of competition plus an additional F5J trial event being held over the Queens Diamond Jubilee holiday 2nd – 5th June. Saturday sees two competitions run in parallel with Electric Launched Glider (ELG) to BARCS rules sharing the field with the F3K (DLG) flyers. The F3K event is a BMFA team selection qualifying league competition. ELG rules allow for two classes of models. The first is a “Restricted Class” (100 inch span max and flying functions of Rudder, elevator & Spoiler OR two meter span max with no limits on control functionality). The second ELG Class is for Open models – no restrictions other than a maximum span of 4 meters. ELG are written around use of a height limiter with a 200 metre cut off for the motor. It is hoped, to hold an informal F5J Trial Competition, open to all who would like to have a go, probably with two rounds following the ELG event and two more rounds on the following day. See Martin Bell during the day if you would like to participate. Sunday will feature BARCS Multi-launch. Any ELG model can compete as well as pure gliders (including DLGs). Thus models as used on the Saturday, are equally suitable for this event, although ELG height limiters will need resetting to cut off at 150 meters. Monday will be an F3J competition (one of the “National” status events for the BMFA team selection league). Again if a flyer uses his F3J model in Multi-launch it can readily carry on for the following day. Finally Tuesday will be an all-day 100S competition. With the extra day available there is no need to try to curtail 100S as has been done in previous years and, weather permitting, this will be at least a six round event this year plus fly-offs. Any 100S flyer could of course also use his model the previous day in F3J. The F3K and F3J competitions are open to all flyers who meet the BMFA league entry criteria, the other events are for BARCS members only. To encourage BARCS members to enter multiple events, a special maximum price is applicable to members, regardless of the total number of events which members enter. Download Entry Form
  20. Austin

    Radioglide 2011 ELG and 100s Report

    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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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
  21. Austin

    Radioglide 2011

    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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } 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
  22. Austin

    Winter Series & Mike Lucus 100s

    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
  23. Austin

    Radioglide 2011 Information

    BARCS Radioglide 28th-30th May at Marsh Gibbon, nr Bicester. This years event will have BARCS ELG and 100s on 28th followed by F3J on the 29th. The 30th May will have multilaunch from 10am. Camping is available on the field from Friday evening. Last official day for entries 15th May!
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