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  1. Stefan Bertschi

    Welsch Open 2017 - the Curry thread

    On special request of Mr. Bago, I'm opening the Welsh Open 2017 Curry thread. Soon 'by tradition' we will have a Curry in Bridgend (Restaurant Natraj) on Saturday night. I will organize all the booking etc. If you are intrested to join please do one of the following: Send me a PM via BARCS Send me an e-mail if you have the address Post it into this thread Give me a call Send it via carrier piegon Do not use a message in a bottle, as they normally don't go up river. Cheers Stefan
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. mikef

    Radioglide 2017 F3K Report and Results

    Entries were well up this time on the past few years at 18 - we only had 8 in 2016. This trend has been there for all of the first three F3K events this season and is a very welcome sign. Not just more entries but an improving standard of flying across the board with several new names coming in and already flying at a good standard. We were all keen to see and try the new BMFA National Centre field and we were not disappointed. Driving up from London I met increasingly overcast conditions and a fair breeze from the west. The sky cleared during the day and the wind dropped off giving ideal conditions for a contest. F3K set up camp outside what will be the main carpark for the field with the box towards the south-western corner of the property. People were able to operate from their cars but the box was constrained by the newly seeded runways which we need to stay off until the grass is established. Once we can get on there, it will be an even nicer set-up. CD Michael Stern had set up 8 rounds of 3 slots to give a relaxed contest and make sure that the newer pilots could always get an experienced timer/caller to help them through the various tasks, which can seem a bit confusing at first. Everybody enjoyed the way the contest ran and we were treated to some spectacular flying from the top pilots who seem to able to conjure some help from the slightest waft of lift with their modern high performance airframes. Some of the tasks require pilots to make fast turnarounds – a tip catch timed to the second followed but an ultra-rapid re-launch – to maximise air time. We fly to a 10 minute slot for the 1,2,3,4 task. Here, you need to make four flights as near as possible to the maxes to win – you can do them in any order so you need to think on your feet. You cannot actually do the full times as they add up to ten minutes and you need to re-launch three times on the way. The eventual winner, Michael Stern (yes the CD!) did 0:57 1:58 3:00 4:00 making a total of 9:55 in 10 minutes! In the 5 x 2:00 round he also did 9:55 but this time with four re-launches making 2:00 1:59 2:00 1:59 1:57. That’s about one second for each re-launch given that times are rounded DOWN to the nearest second. As Team Manager, it was good to see this year’s Team of Michael Stern, Mike Challinor and Richard Swindells finish in that order in the top three places. 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; } 1 Michael Stern 7000 2 Mike Challinor 6950 3 Richard Swindells 7875 4 Marin M 7273 5 Phil P 7060 6 David P 7006 7 Neil H 6879 8 Carlos DS 6111 9 Simon B 6502 Full results are in the Forum post below Nick winds up for a big launch. Matt and Phil head out for a flight.
  5. Gary B

    Radioglide 2017 Report and Results

    Once again it is my pleasure to collate the reports from Radioglide 2017. Held for the first time at the BMFA National Flying Centre. Photo credits are Gary Binnie, Chas Dunster, Graham James and Neil Harrison (F3K). Saturday 27 May Two competitions were held on Saturday, a combined Open class/100S at the eastern end of the field and F5B just south of the main runway. The day started with light winds and a high, thin overcast allowing milky sunshine through, there was a light shower early on but the main problem was an ever-increasing wind strength which caused us to give up early. Open/100S Report by Peter Allen (CD) 18 entries, six of whom were doubling up with both Open and 100" models and all battling the wind! We were lucky to avoid the heavy showers that affected many areas but the wind strengthened enough to make flying unpleasant and more of an endurance test so we decided to curtail the preliminaries after 3 round and move straight to a four pilot fly off. Two of the contestants managed to land in trees so the result was an unexpected but very well deserved win for Alan Morton flying his trusty Tracker. F5B Report by Greg Lewis Round 1 of the inaugural F5B event at Radioglide at the NFC started with very calm conditions. Running up to the event the forecast had been for winds gusting up to 40 mph. A band of rain passed through as forecast and Alan Flockhart had the honour of being the first pilot to fly. Alan and the next pilot Steve struggled in the humid dense air. Next to fly was Greg Lewis who posted a more respectable flight of 46 legs. Josef Mouris was the last of the top flight pilots to fly and hit 48 legs. A number of pilots missed out on landing points or used motor on time to complete the duration. As forecast the wind increased and through Round 2 the forecast high windspeed arrived. Due to the close proximity of the F5B landing spots to the hedge landing became a dangerous task. Model survival became more important than going for the landing bonus. After Round 3 two planes had been damaged and we decided to call a halt to the event after a vote from the pilots. As usual the event was close with Alan Flockhart claiming first place, with Josef Mouris pipping Greg Lewis to 2nd place by .7 of a point. Tony Wilson with some excellent flying won top spot in the intermediate class. We all agreed the NFC is an excellent field and once the seeded areas are in use we will have more scope to get the landing circles away from the hedge. Sunday 28 May ELG Report by Pete Mitchell I am very happy to say that this ‘trial’ BARCS competition run to Bartlett’s 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. 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. F3K Report by Mike Fantham Entries were well up this time on the past few years at 18 - we only had 8 in 2016. This trend has been there for all of the first three F3K events this season and is a very welcome sign. Not just more entries but an improving standard of flying across the board with several new names coming in and already flying at a good standard. We were all keen to see and try the new BMFA National Centre field and we were not disappointed. Driving up from London I met increasingly overcast conditions and a fair breeze from the west. The sky cleared during the day and the wind dropped off giving ideal conditions for a contest. F3K set up camp outside what will be the main carpark for the field with the box towards the south-western corner of the property. People were able to operate from their cars but the box was constrained by the newly seeded runways which we need to stay off until the grass is established. Once we can get on there, it will be an even nicer set-up. CD Michael Stern had set up 8 rounds of 3 slots to give a relaxed contest and make sure that the newer pilots could always get an experienced timer/caller to help them through the various tasks, which can seem a bit confusing at first. Everybody enjoyed the way the contest ran and we were treated to some spectacular flying from the top pilots who seem to able to conjure some help from the slightest waft of lift with their modern high performance airframes. Some of the tasks require pilots to make fast turnarounds – a tip catch timed to the second followed but an ultra-rapid re-launch – to maximise air time. We fly to a 10 minute slot for the 1,2,3,4 task. Here, you need to make four flights as near as possible to the maxes to win – you can do them in any order so you need to think on your feet. You cannot actually do the full times as they add up to ten minutes and you need to re-launch three times on the way. The eventual winner, Michael Stern (yes the CD!) did 0:57 1:58 3:00 4:00 making a total of 9:55 in 10 minutes! In the 5 x 2:00 round he also did 9:55 but this time with four re-launches making 2:00 1:59 2:00 1:59 1:57. That’s about one second for each re-launch given that times are rounded DOWN to the nearest second. As Team Manager, it was good to see this year’s Team of Michael Stern, Mike Challinor and Richard Swindells finish in that order in the top three places. 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; } 1 Michael Stern 7000 2 Mike Challinor 6950 3 Richard Swindells 7875 4 Marin M 7273 5 Phil P 7060 6 David P 7006 7 Neil H 6879 8 Carlos DS 6111 9 Simon B 6502 Full results are in the Forum post below Nick winds up for a big launch. Matt and Phil head out for a flight. AGM The AGM was held after flying in the restored indoor dressage building, there was a good attendance by members. In memory of Robin Sleight a pair of his gliders were placed either side of the projector screen and we held a short period of silence. A BARCS Fellowship was awarded to Colin Paddon and the Eppler Trophy was awarded to Colin Paddon and Kevin Beale for their Proglide design. Two proposals were carried with no opposing votes, a committee proposal to allow re flights in Open class competitions and a member’s proposal to update the BARCS ELG rules. Monday 29 May It had rained heavily during the night and the morning dawned foggy and damp with a very low cloudbase. We spent the morning chatting, a couple of pilots launched into the low gloom but at 12:00 the decision was taken to cancel the F5J competition. 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
  6. Austin

    Radioglide 2017 Entry Open

    Now in its 38th year, Radioglide will be the first organised event to take place at the BMFA National Flying Centre 27th-29th May at Buckminster near Grantham and is being held prior to the official opening in the summer. The field itself is huge and we will be running two flight lines each day which will allow a combined Open and 100S competition and an F5B (F3Be) event to be run on Saturday, F3K and ELG (run to the proposed new rules) on Sunday (see Bulletin) and F5J on Monday. In the Open/100s and ELG formats, a second entry is possible and this is being offered at a reduced fee to encourage participation. We are also hoping to have an introductory trial of F3RES over the weekend. For those who do not know F3RES uses 2m wingspan models launched using a bungee and is becoming very popular in some European countries. Exact details will be released on the BARCS website forum, so please keep an eye there for updates. A traditional paper entry form accompanies the Bulletin BARCS members and renewers will have received in the post. Online entry is available. Radioglide Entry Form 2017 Final.pdf Click here for online entry Updates will appear in this forum topic. This is the second year that our AGM will be held on the Sunday evening of Radioglide, 28th May, and will be held for the first time in the new hall at the NFC. The BARCS AGM is an important get-together and we encourage all members to come along, hear the officers’ reports, debate any change proposals and witness the award of a BARCS fellowship. There will be an opportunity to discuss the future of soaring classes in the UK. Camping will be available on site, with toilets and running water but no hook-ups are available at this early stage in the Centre’s development. For those seeking a little more comfort, there are several Travelodge, Premier Inn and other options in the local area, the site is close to the A1 and around 20 minutes from Melton Mowbray, half an hour from Grantham. Venue address BMFA National Flying Centre is in Sewstern Road, Buckminster, Near Grantham, NG33 5RW, Coordinates 52.7792 N, 0.7066 W
  7. Austin

    Radioglide 2017 Entry Open

    Now in its 38th year, Radioglide will be the first organised event to take place at the BMFA National Flying Centre 27th-29th May at Buckminster near Grantham and is being held prior to the official opening in the summer. The field itself is huge and we will be running two flight lines each day which will allow a combined Open and 100S competition and an F5B (F3Be) event to be run on Saturday, F3K and ELG (run to the proposed new rules) on Sunday (see Bulletin) and F5J on Monday. In the Open/100s and ELG formats, a second entry is possible and this is being offered at a reduced fee to encourage participation. We are also hoping to have an introductory trial of F3RES over the weekend. For those who do not know F3RES uses 2m wingspan models launched using a bungee and is becoming very popular in some European countries. Exact details will be released on the BARCS website forum, so please keep an eye there for updates. A traditional paper entry form accompanies the Bulletin BARCS members and renewers will have received in the post. Online entry is available. Radioglide Entry Form 2017 Final.pdf Click here for online entry Updates will appear on the Radioglide 2017 forum topic below. This is the second year that our AGM will be held on the Sunday evening of Radioglide, 28th May, and will be held for the first time in the new hall at the NFC. The BARCS AGM is an important get-together and we encourage all members to come along, hear the officers’ reports, debate any change proposals and witness the award of a BARCS fellowship. There will be an opportunity to discuss the future of soaring classes in the UK. Camping will be available on site, with toilets and running water but no hook-ups are available at this early stage in the Centre’s development. For those seeking a little more comfort, there are several Travelodge, Premier Inn and other options in the local area, the site is close to the A1 and around 20 minutes from Melton Mowbray, half an hour from Grantham. Venue address BMFA National Flying Centre is in Sewstern Road, Buckminster, Near Grantham, NG33 5RW, Coordinates 52.7792 N, 0.7066 W
  8. 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
  9. 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
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