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  1. For BARCS members, the late bank holiday weekend is synonymous with Radioglide, this being the 39th running of the event. Unfortunately bank holidays are also well known for poor weather and following a warm sunny week, it was almost inevitable that as we moved towards the weekend things would deteriorate. And so Saturday 26th May saw the BMFA National Flying Centre in Lincolnshire swathed in mist and low cloud with a stiff northerly breeze. The site is still developing but it has to be said has moved on a long way from the bare shell of things we saw last year. The camping field though flat and close mown, is still fairly basic offering cold running water and waste disposal but the flying area has matured well with a flat grass runway, a shelter and tables for model set up and other flying areas. There is a small toilet block in addition to the facilities within the conference building and the office and meeting rooms appear fully operational. I would recommend any member to visit and use the site, see http://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/ for more information. The venue is chosen to try and give a more central location to BARCS members and make it more attractive to competitors from a wider geographical area, a decision which seems to be vindicated given entries came from Scotland to Dorset. This year was to see a first, with no winch competitions scheduled, nonetheless there were to be four events, F5B, F3K, BARCS ELG and F5J. The F5B competition, which by the way was also being run as the British Nationals, got underway fairly early on the Saturday as, at least for the speed and distance tasks it can operate with a lower cloudbase. Because of the multi task nature of F5B, they were located to take full advantage of the runway to set up their course and enjoy the pits area for charging etc. BARCS ELG however is a standard duration event and so start was fairly leisurely as we waited for the improving conditions. Flown to 10 minute slots with a penalty applied for launches over 200 metres and a landing bonus, this makes for a fun, not too onerous competition, unless of course you are the CD and poor Pete Mitchell had more than his fair share of headaches with technology issues. Indeed, I think Pete was pleased to get to the lunch break so that some of the equipment could be swapped out and he had a chance to catch up with the scoring. For the competitors it was the blustery 20mph breeze blowing over the upwind line of trees which provided the challenge for the day. Lift was difficult to find and exploit and any hope of slope soaring the treeline was dashed by heavy turbulence. This then translated into a wicked rotor in the landing area causing planes to roll from wingtip to wingtip on approach and in many cases dumping the model in the long grass, well short of the ten metre tape. It was not a cold day and there was always the threat of sunshine throughout the day, though little actual evidence. Twenty one pilots participated, divided into four groups over the five rounds which allowed a drop score. Despite flying to these rules for the first time, eventual winner Steve Haley and son Simon, placed third, proving the adage that natural skill will out in the end. Equally gifted second placed Peter Allen was less than two points behind Steve. Despite the difficult conditions there wasn’t the carnage of models one might expect, a testament perhaps to the actual skill levels on show and the manoeuvrability of modern aileron/crow brake equipped machines. Unfortunately a deteriorating forecast persuaded the F3K contingent that their competition would be adversely affected and CD Mike Fantham took the difficult decision to cancel the event before too many had travelled. The night proved cold and wet with a heavy downpour in the small hours and flashes of lightening but the weather passed with little drama. Unlocking the gates to the site at 6.30am saw competitors for the F5J competition arriving with high expectation. In the event the conditions were similar to Saturday though the wind did increase and flying became increasingly unpleasant throughout the day. F5J is somewhat more demanding than the previous days ELG format, in that height limiters are not set for altitude, only motor run and penalties incurred for launches over 200 metres. This requires a level of experience that your scribe, for one, doesn’t have with my rounds having launch heights between 160 & 230 metres, I must do better. Peter Allen was our CD for this event and at briefing told us he was aiming at a ten round competition over two days with 6 rounds on Sunday and 4 more on Monday. The pilots from Saturday were joined by several more to give a field of 26. All the same challenges faced us regarding lack of lift, turbulence but of course made that much more interesting by having to guess at launch heights. Those that did catch lift were finding themselves downwind quite rapidly and then having to fight their way back with varying levels of success and many doing the walk of shame to retrieve models outside 75 metres. Flying continued till lunch when Peter used the break to compute the scores. As the afternoon session got underway conditions continued to deteriorate and some competitors consulted online forecasts which indicated that Monday would be much better and so a vote was taken to cut the competition to nine rounds and it was decided to complete five rounds and then fly four more on Monday starting at 9.30am. The distant rumble of thunder suggested that the right decision had been taken and indeed, later news reports of flash flooding around the country gave credence to the F3K group decision to cancel, though the rain never actually hit the field. The thunder continued throughout the evening and the small hours but when I went to open the gates in the morning the mist had once again descended and only lifted very slowly. Come 9.30, some people were ready to fly but launches into the clag were only recording heights to cloud base of 150 feet or less and given the contrast, overall visibility and topography of the site it was deemed unwise to fly. In the end the cloud didn’t really break until 11am and so flying didn’t commence until around 11.30am. But crucially the wind was far less strong and so the heavyweight models from the previous two days were retired and the lightweights were very much in evidence. By foregoing the pleasantry of a lunch break and speeding on through the rounds we were able to complete our schedule by a little after 3pm and then have a prize giving and clear the field. Most competitors now fly the same top quality models for all electric disciplines. One exception to this was Paul Wainwright who flew 2 metre in ELG and a Bitsa, flown to great effect and based around a very early F3J Corrado wing married to a T tail fus which performed so consistently that Paul took a very creditable third place in F5J. Always embarrassing for the CD but Peter Allen took top spot, flying his Tragi variants (one with an Optimus fus) with Steve Haley was in second (Pike Dynamic). So what models were flown during the weekend? Well, as has been said it was windy and turbulent for the first two days so it was often older design converted F3J models, out on the flightline. Xplorers, Shadows, Storks, Optimus, Pikes and Maxas were all on show. However once the wind dropped Optimus were joined by Pike Dynamics and Explorers plus two very interesting designs, the Infinity NG available through Flightech and campaigned by Graham Wicks and Claymore designed, kitted and flown by Rick Lloyd, son Josh and several other pilots. The Infinity NG is unusual in being a smaller 3.5metre design. It was only its second outing for Graham and he was using the competition as shake down in preparation for the Euro Championships where he currently plans to fly the model. Also, I believe, a Eurochamps model, is the Claymore designed by Rick Lloyd of Tracker fame. Sadly the Tracker is no more, following the loss of moulds in a fire at Rick workshop. Also lost were early incarnations of Claymore originally conceived as an F3J/F5J project but now configured as a totally dedicated F5J soarer. This hollow moulded airframe is beautifully constructed to a standard comparable with Eastern European produced machines. It has taken three or four years to develop but is now a very competitive and economically priced model, at around £1000 and has the distinction of being the only model, commercially designed and produced in the UK. More info available at www.liteflite.yolasite.uk. A full set of results for both competitions can be found on the forum page below One of the other advantages of using the BMFA facility is the large hall on site which allows us to run the AGM when there is already a large number of BARCS members assembled. These meetings are now little more than a formality with reports from the officers, accounts and elections of committee and none of the rule debates seen in earlier years. However, one very pleasant duty is the awarding of a Fellowship. This year the committee commended to the meeting that Pete Mitchell, our Membership Secretary, co-author of our GDPR and Compliance Manager be awarded the honour. Members will also know Peter for his CD duties and participation in numerous competitions. It was a pleasure to see the look of shock and then delight on Pete’s face. A copy of his citation and draft minutes from the meeting will be published in the members section of the website in due course. We did also invite members to participate in a Bring and Buy but there appears to be little appetite for this idea. So overall, a very successful and pleasant flying weekend. It would be good if we could get back to the huge entries of the early days. For a number of factors well outside our control, that will never happen. But for the band of dedicated pilots, the fun, camaraderie and banter will continue to hold appeal. It was great to welcome an injection of northern grit, straight talking and wicked humour into the proceedings. It also gave BARCS the opportunity to present the BARCS ELG League trophy to Brian Johnson, along with certificates to other league winners and placed pilots. Get the date for 2019 into your diaries. View full news and information
  2. Radioglide 2018 returns to the BMFA National Centre near Grantham over the late May Bank holiday 26th - 28th. With the centre facilities now maturing, this year’s event should prove to be one of the most exciting with four action packed competitions, the BARCS AGM and the return of the popular Soaring Market Swap Meet. Saturday 26th will see the running of the prestigious BMFA F5B National Championships, sharing the field with a BARCS ELG competition. The latter is open to BARCS members only and offers the opportunity to fly a double entry of Open and either 2 metre or electric 100” at a discounted rate. BARCS members who enter both the ELG and the subsequent F5J event benefit from a further £5 discount for the two £25 down from £30. Sunday sees the F3K DLG’s take to the field alongside day one of a 2 day F5J competition run to UK variation rules. In the evening, the formal side of proceedings take place in the conference hall with the AGM, as announced elsewhere, commencing at 6.00pm followed at around 7.00pm with the running of a free bring and buy swap meet for you to bring along your pre-loved soaring items to pass on to new homes and pass the time chatting to fellow enthusiasts. On Monday, the final rounds of the F5J competition will complete. The on field activities are subject of course to the weather. Those who wish may camp on the field, whilst those who prefer more comfort should find plenty of local accommodation to suit their pocket. See BMFA National Centre for more information. Entries can be made online HERE Alternatively enter by completing the form below as per instructions on the form (F5B entries to be via BMFA website at BMFA F5B Nats). RADIOGLIDE Entry Form 2018.docx RADIOGLIDE Entry Form 2018.pdf View full news and information
  3. 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.
  4. It's Radioglide time again and this year we get our first taste of the field at the BMFA National Flying Centre! Please get your entries in ASAP. Unlike our normal events late entries can be tricky (sorry for highlighting this so late). Entries close on Friday 19th, this Friday! As usual, new entrants are very welcome and we will do our best to take care of you. Online entry link: https://www.barcs.co.uk/store/category/5-radioglide-entry/ Start time is 10am, so please aim to get there by about 9am to get yourselves set up to be ready. Please post below once you have entered so that I can add you the list. Entries: 1.Michael Stern 2.Martin O 3.Phil P 4. MikeF 5. Simon B 6. Mike C 7. Marin 8. Nikola A 9. Carlos 10. Jonathan Bennetto 11. Tony Beckett 12. Neil P 13. Richard 14. Neil H 15. Aubrey 16.Matt 17. Dave
  5. 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
  6. 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/
  7. Terry Weeks

    Radioglide 2014

    In spite of complaints that Radioglide 2013 did not provide enough events for the electric launched gliders, thus the staging of a Multilaunch competition this year, the entry level was very disappointing at only eight. Due to the poor forecast for the week end one of the eight did not attend, so cutting the final flyers to seven. This forced an, on-the-day re-matrix which was successfully implemented by CD Terry Weeks giving each flyer five fights and also ensuring that no-one flew against any other specific competitor more than twice. As it happened the weather for the event was good, a bright sky with some cloud cover but with a fairly stiff breeze which increased as the day progressed. Strong thermals were occasionally in evidence but they were few and far between so making for challenging flying conditions. Of the seven flyers six were flying electric launched models with only Robin Sleight flying a pure glider. No DLG flyers. Robin struggled with multiple line breaks due to the strong breeze and (as the only glider flyer) he had no back up winch available. However on the one occasion where the line held, he had the highest launch and the best score of the day at 9.45 plus 50. The electric launched flyers were very well matched and it was all pretty close with the result in doubt until the final flights allowing for one score to be dropped. With the dropped score, Terry Weeks (in addition to his CD duties) emerged the winner. With the difficulty of finding good lift, it was often the earliest electric re-launch which won the slot. The revised height limiter cut off of 175 (rather than 150M) worked well in practice. Robin’s one (no line break) launch, as mentioned above, was probably slightly higher but the electric launched models were able to penetrate much further upwind prior to the start of the timed flight so the multi-launch concept worked fairly. Regardless of the low entry, those who did fly, enjoyed the day but thought is needed for 2015 to ensure better support of what is, arguably a premier BARCS soaring class contest. Results: Terry Weeks 4000 1st Ray Gadenne 3938 2nd Terry Pelling 3919 3rd Jeff Ott 3826 4th Peter Mithcell 3690 5th Glyn Chambers 3581 6th Robin Sleight 2656 7th Martyn Wharrie DNF 8th Report by Terry Weeks & Robin Sleight
  8. lorrygreen

    Radioglide 2014

    Well yet again Radioglide provided a challenging days flying. A flurry of late entries meant we had 14 pilots entered with at least 5 of the usual suspects missing for various reasons. The original CD Simon Jones suffered a devastating family bereavement shortly before the event and obviously had much more important things on his mind than model flying at a very difficult time for the whole family. Our thoughts are with them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss. Tonk Hickson and the Mike’s (Stern and Fantham) were all on holiday, I hope your weather was better than ours, probably not that difficult in the circumstances given that they are in Corsica, Zimbabwe and Canada respectively. You don’t know what you missed. Last year’s winner Martin Halston and custodian of the Radioglide hand couldn’t make it, due to injury I believe. The addition of four first time entrants, Andrew Collier, Neil Harrison, Tony Butterworth and Mike Challinor, who made the not inconsiderable trek from a long way north, meant that in the circumstance 14 was a reasonable turnout. Also good to see Kevin Brown fit and raring to go after his winter health issues. It was nice to see we had exclusive use of the same field as last year which is just about ideal for F3K with enough features to generate some lift, but nothing that is obviously slope soarable, in keeping with the spirit of flat field soaring. The Great British weather kept everyone guessing with the forecast changing at least twice a day in the week before and to be fair I don’t think anyone had the faintest idea what we would be getting. Stiff upper lips all round meant everyone remained optimistic and seemed determined to get some flying done having already lost the first two comps of the year due to weather. The day dawned exactly as forecast, except that the sun appeared to be missing and it was raining hard in South Oxfordshire………….. Get to the field to find it was not raining and most people already there and test flying, oops CD one of the last to arrive – must try harder or spend less time in McDonalds. However it looks like I managed to bring the rain with me and as soon as we had the field and PA setup it started raining. After plenty of standing around we had a quick pilots briefing in light rain and managed to get the first round under way sometime after 10:30 I think. Round 1 was best five flights with a maximum of 2 min’s from unlimited launches. We managed to complete all three groups without interruption from the weather. Surprisingly, given that it had just stopped raining, there seemed to some buoyant air around with 32 maximums from 70 scoring flights. Richard Swindells won group 1 while Neil Harrison and Tony Butterworth made good starts by winning groups 2 and 3. Round 2, last 2 flights to count with a 4 min max.. Notable in this round was Richard making a 4 min max and a 2:44 to really hurt the scores of everyone else in his group, thanks…..I was in that group. I think we may have had a bit of a rain delay somewhere in round 2 but we eventually got it completed with Tony Butterworth and Darius Zibikas taking the 1000 in groups 2 and 3. Round 3, 1, 2, 3 & 4 min flight in any order. Richard again took the honours in group 1 with some very consistent flights, closer at the top this time with Darius not all that far behind. A cracking flight by Tony Beckett in group 2 saw him get a 4 min max to take the 1000, sadly I missed it as I was flying in the same group………..thanks again, I sometimes wonder why I bother. Group 3 was a much closer contest with the win going to Simon Barker by 6 seconds from Neil followed by Vytautas a further 31 seconds back with Tony Butterworth only 16 seconds behind him. Round 4 was poker……….. A tricky round for the newcomers as there is a lot going on and so easy to get a bit carried away and come unstuck. Looking at the scores consistency and not being overly ambitious were the way forward. Darius showed the way for a convincing win in group 1 with 3 x 1:35 and 2 x 1:40. I fear both Neil and Andrew Collier may have been a bit too ambitious in their first comp. Richard opted for the safe option as well and did enough to secure group 2 with 2 x 1:45 a 1:55, 1:50 and 1:40. There then followed a long rain delay which at one point looked like it might ruin the day with only one more group to fly to make it a valid comp. I lost track of time as trench foot and hypothermia were starting to set in fast but somewhere in there we decided that should we get the last group of round 4 flown then we would call it a day so Mike Challinor, having already flown in group 1, decided to make an early start back north, I don’t blame him and hope he had a safe journey home. Some time later we just decided to go for it despite the consistent light rain. Amazingly the conditions were not too bad and I managed to take the 1000 in group 3 with a 1:10, 3 x 1:20 and a slightly sketchy 1:40. I returned to the same little bit of buoyant air 5 times which had stayed exactly where I left it, which was nice. Not sure what drama befell Kevin but Tony Butterworth, another poker virgin, learnt a hard lesson about the tactics of Poker. Don’t worry Tony we’ve all been there and will no doubt all go there again. So after four rounds and with a valid comp in the books we called an end to proceedings at about 3:30ish, I guess it was a popular decision judging by the speed with which the field was cleared and packed into the boot of my car. A quick, if slightly moist, prize giving followed. 1- Richard Swindells with a perfect 4000 gets to look after the hand for a year. 2 – Darius Zibikas just 91 points behind on 3909 3 – Vytautas Zibikas on 3500 4 – Maria Freeman – 3442 5 – Tony Butterworth – 3405 6 – Mike Challinor – 3402 7 – Laurence Green – 3326 8 – Simon Barker – 3182 9 -Tony Beckett – 3012 10 – Aubrey Hack – 2994 11 – Neil Harrison – 2962 12 – Andrew Collier – 2508 13 – Andrew Green – 2383 14 – Kevin Brown – 2127 So congratulations to Richard on the win, I’m sure Hayley was impressed with the return of “the hand” and to Darius and Vytautas for second and third, well done all. Good placing for Maria in forth and Tony and Mike for fifth and sixth in their first comp. Quite tight from third to seventh with only a 174 point spread. Given the conditions there was a lot of great safe flying being done with no carnage as far as I could see. I think the worst damage was Aubrey loosing his launch blade. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to turn up for what turned out to be a damp but enjoyable days flying. It really makes it worthwhile putting the effort in to organise these things when we get a decent turn out even in less than perfect conditions. Nice to see some new faces and I hope poker hasn’t put you off too much and we will see you at some more comps this year. Having been “volunteered” at short notice by Mike Fantham to be CD following Simon’s understandable withdrawal I felt rushed and very underprepared to run this, but with help from a number of people it seems to have worked, thanks to Robin Sleight and Graham James at BARCS in particular. A big very thank you to Tony Beckett for stepping in and doing the scoring for me, I don’t think I could have done it without you, it really does make it less hassle to CD if someone else can take care of the scoring, also all at BARCS for their efforts in making the field available and making it happen. Lorry Green F3K CD BARCS Radioglide 2014 Download the official results below. F3K-Results-by-Round.pdf F3K-RG-2014.pdf
  9. Austin

    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  
  10. thermaldoctor

    Radioglide 2013 F3J Team Trials

    Called in to Austin today (Acemodel) to get my preferred brand of towlines and some parachutes. Got the Maxas totally dialled and got overnight accommodation for Radioglide sorted at the Premier Inn. Looking forward to decent weather and a hard fought contest
  11. Hi Guys   I want to take part in the f5j event at Radioglide. What device should I get for my model, to enable me to take part?   A device that also functions as a height limiter would be good for practice and in case I ever take part in a height limited comp.   Cheers Tom  
  12. Austin

    Radioglide 2012

    Radioglide takes place 2-5 June 2012. Details and Entry form on the main website. http://www.barcs.co.uk/radioglide-2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Austin

    Radioglide 2011

    The re-run of the Radioglide F3J event which was postponed from the end of May because of bad weather took place at Marsh Gibbon on Sunday 10th July. This time the weather was very kind with warm sunshine all day and light winds. By contrast those who watched the GP at Silverstone only 10 miles away will know that there were heavy rain showers around! Competitor numbers inevitably suffered compared to the original event because of holidays and other prior commitments. During the day the lift was very strong at times but also there were dead spells which opened up the scores and made the flying very challenging. Neil Jones once again showed that his during his time off he has lost none of his considerable skill and won the fly off in fine style. 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 Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Penlty Score 1 Jones, Neil 798.4 1000 0 1798.4 2 Guerrier, Austin 998.3 680.1 0 1678.4 3 Dart, Kevin 1000 525.6 0 1525.6 4 Osbourne, Ozzie 744.5 661.1 0 1405.6 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 Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Rnd3 Dur Rnd4 Dur Rnd5 Dur Penlty Score Pcnt Fly-off bonus 1 Dart, Kevin 1000 996.2 995.4 1000 953.5 0 4945.1 100 1.5 2 Jones, Neil 1000 998.7 932 968.9 1000 0 4899.6 99.08 3 3 Osbourne, Ozzie 986.5 985.9 896 1000 1000 0 4868.4 98.45 1 4 Guerrier, Austin 1000 838 1000 1000 999.9 0 4837.9 97.83 2 5 Allen, Peter 995.5 998 864.8 972.4 1000 0 4830.7 97.69 6 East, Dave 858.2 974.6 992.2 966.5 1000 0 4791.5 96.89 7 Mark Devall 996.5 1000 1000 785.8 997.3 0 4779.6 96.65 8 Kidd, Nick 993.3 1000 1000 754.2 990.2 0 4737.7 95.81 9 Duff, Ian 1000 988.2 985.6 886.1 856.4 0 4716.3 95.37 10 Beale, Kevin 991.7 963.6 969.4 986.2 661.7 0 4572.6 92.47 11 James, Graham 983.3 981.3 989.2 630 962.5 0 4546.3 91.94 12 Johnson, Brian 997 995.1 596.2 1000 865 30 4423.3 89.45 13 Paddon, Colin 996.4 977.8 1000 872.4 560.9 0 4407.5 89.13 14 Dickenson, Bob 987 986.4 861.2 858.8 641.2 0 4334.6 87.65 15 Dunster, Chas 982.6 987 994.4 808.5 551.8 0 4324.3 87.45 16 Glover, Chris 986.4 1000 915.6 685.5 701.9 0 4289.4 86.74 17 Stanswood, Jon 679 1000 995.5 568.9 623.5 0 3866.9 78.2 18 Goddard, Ken 574.3 630.4 974.4 720.6 788.6 0 3688.3 74.58 19 Lipscombe, Al 995 401.2 897.2 611.5 552 0 3456.9 69.91 20 Borowski, Andre 965 422.9 984.7 0 652.5 0 3025.1 61.17 21 Owston, Bob 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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