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  1. COMP CANCELLED After reviewing the weather forecasts from various web sites, we have reluctantly decided to cancel this competition. Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 28th October 2018. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's. Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: http://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=2443&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only to use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 26th October 2018 In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on the BARCS website no later than 3pm on Saturday 27th October. We look forward to welcoming you. Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am prompt. Colin/Graham Please enter this competition by posting here on this thread: 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA 027713 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Nick Jackson, Open, BMFA 123273 6. Chas Dunster, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 7. Eddy Small, Open, 2.4GHz, BMFA 063558 8. Eamon Keating, Open, 2.4GhZ, BMFA 192268 9. Bob Ryan, Open, BMFA no. 76538 10. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4, BMFA 33859 11. Ian Duff, Open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 12. Al Lipscombe, Open, 2.4 GHz, S067235 13. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 14. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba 15. Steve Knowles, Open, 2.4, BMFA 70799 16. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 17. Alan Twine, open, 2.4, BMFA 067979 18. Nick Jackson, Open, 2.4, BMFA 123273 19. Peter Allen, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 20. Bob Hope, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba
  2. RESULTS Results below. Pics to follow. COMP REPORT One word describes this comp….Challenging! The usual Tonbridge comp team arrived early at Leigh Park Farm’s acres of freshly mown grass to set the field up. Fortunately no cow patties were to be seen anywhere but the ground was rock hard. It was of course raining when we arrived but the weather forecast was for it to stop fairly quickly and it did. The wind however was forecast to start off at around 11mph but to continue to rise throughout the day which turned out to be the case. After a lot of late pull-outs we ended up with 26 competitors of whom 24 actually flew. We were pleased to see and welcome one of the top German F5J flyers, Julian Benz, to the comp adding some mainland European interest to the day. The morning was certainly the easier part of the day in terms of flying conditions but even then some slots were not flown out. Average launch heights ranged between 150 -180 meters but there were a few massive height launches that still failed to fly the slot out such was the level of difficulty in reading the air. Conditions were extremely challenging throughout the day with some slots enjoying good lift but many had equal measure of widespread sink. A wrong read of the air often resulting in an early landing. After lunch, the wind continued to gain significantly in strength and at times was very turbulent if you strayed too close to the trees. Reading the air became difficult to say the least. A fair number of slots in the afternoon were not flown out . In terms of what models were flown, no one model /design seemed to be dominant. All the usual moulded models, Xplorers, Shadows, Optimists, Infinity’s, Pikes et al were being flown . Of note were two very nice looking (new to us) Xplorer V Tail versions that Julian Benz flew. Super looking planes. We finished the day around 5pm having flown 6 rounds with a 45 minute lunch break. My thanks must go to Eamon’s daughter Portia who kindly took the scores in for us all day long. Full results can be found below. On a personal note it was very pleasing for both Kevin and I to again see our home built/designed Proglide succeed against a very competitive field of flyers/models. Brian Austin also flew his own designed/homebuilt model throughout the day. It’s always great to see home built models competing but I’m somewhat biased on this! My thanks to Graham, Kevin and Colin B for getting out of bed early to help set the field up and run the comp. We look forward to seeing you all again at the Tonbridge September F5J comp. Colin Paddon - CD Tonbridge F5J Competition - Sunday 17 June 2018 Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 17 June 2018. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's. Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: http://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=2443&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only tuse your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 15th June 2018 In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on the BARCS website no later than 4pm on Saturday 16th June. We look forward to welcoming you on the field. Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Colin/Graham Please enter this competition by posting here on this thread: 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA 027713 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Eamon Keating, Open, 2.4GhZ, BMFA 192268 6. Ian Nicholls, OPEN 2.4GHz BMFA 39293 7. Tony Merrit, 2M, 2.4 GHz, BMFA 142327 8. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 9. Bob Hope, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 10. Alan Twine, open, 2.4, BMFA 067979 11. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 12. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 13. Ray Gadene, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052822 14. Eddy Small Open 2.4GHz BMFA 063558 15. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4 BMFA33859 16. Simon Thornton, Open, 2.4, BMFA 069287 17. Al Lipscombe, Open, 2.4 GHz, S067235 18. Ian Duff, Open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 19. Peter Allen, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 20. Brian Austin, Open, 2.4, BMFA 057851 21. Simon Conran, 2M, 2.4, S 195226 22. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba 23. Rob Love, Open, 2.4 BMFA tba 24. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611 25. Bob Ryan, Open, 2.4, BMFA 76538 26. Julian Benz, Open, 2.4, BMFA 208785 Tonbridge F5J Round Scores 17.6.2018.pdf Tonbridge F5J 17.6.18 Height Penalty.pdf Tonbridge F5J Landing Results 17.6.2018.pdf Tonbridge F5J 17.6.18 Flight Scores.pdf
  3. ThermalBoy

    Tonbridge F5J Comp

    F5J Tonbridge Competition - Sunday 23 September 2018 Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 23 September 2018. All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's.
  4. ThermalBoy

    Tonbridge F5J Comp

    F5J Tonbridge Competition - Sunday 17 June 2018 Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 17 June 2018. All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's. Please enter via the post in the "Electric Soaring and F5J" section of the BARCS website.
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