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  1. Great news! The flying field has had the grass cut so we CAN drive onto it, however, although it WILL be up the normal track we won't know until 0820 which one so the signs won't be up until then. Nearest post code ME17 3AU look for Glider sign call 07760750298 if lost This event is the first (due to the one that was to be held on 28th April being cancelled) ‘BARTLETTS LEAGUE’ qualifier of the year. It will be run at one of the Invicta Model Flyers Club's Sutton Valence fields. The usual 3 classes of model can be flown, Open, 2Mtr and 100” (up to 2.6mtr allowed), and each can score points in their own Bartletts league. Please note that models must comply with BARCS class restrictions if you wish to also score in the appropriate BARCS Leagues. 2 entries allowed per pilot, but each entry must be with different class models. AMRT (Height limiter) CAN be set to any height up to 300mtrs, but MUST be set with a maximum motor run time of 30sec. Scoring as per F5J, i.e. a penalty of 3 points per metre for launching over 200mtrs, This height may be reviewed due to safety concerns, but notice will be issued in good time if any change is to be made BARCS rules allow one re- launch in a slot, and for an emergency re start if necessary. N.B. A re- launch will be counted as a scoring flight. Motor re-start will result in a zero score for that slot. Entry £5.00 payable on the day. Please register your entry in this thread, all will be assumed to on 2.4 unless advised Location Invicta Sutton Valence Nearest Post Code ME17 3AU, The field at Sutton Valence will be signposted on the day on the A274 running south from Sutton Valence. We will not know which field (Forsham Lane or Heniker Lane) we can use until the day, so please look for the signs with a “Glider” on them. For those who use "what3words" the usual location of entrance is ///riverbank.spooked.buyers Entrants Ian Nicholls Open 2.4 Mike Connell Open 2.4 Nick Jackson Open 2.4 Eddy Small Open 2.4 Mike Hodgkiss Open 2.4 Rob Love Open 2.4 Richard Harris Open 2.4 Keith Fisher Open 2.4 Keith Benton open 2.4 Alan Harris 100" 2.4 Terry Letchford open 2.4 Brian Martin 100" 2.4 David Phillips open 2.4 John Postle open 2.4 Bob Hope Open 2.4 Phil Ramsey Open 2.4 Alan Twine open 2.4 Derek Collings open 2.4 Garry Matthews open 2.4 Graham Wicks Open 2.4 John Wicks Open 2.4 Pete Mitchell Open 2.4 Colin Paddon Open 2.4 TBC
  2. Nicholls

    Kent Interclub Multilaunch

    Scroll down for Results etc. 11/07/2017 You are invited to Kent Interclub Glider 3 Multilaunch competition to be held at the TONBRIDGE Field (Kent) 9th July CD Keith Fisher ENTRANCE Free for KI Members £5 on the day for non KI To enable a enjoyable day please could you notify Ian Nicholls by email iannicholls60@hotmail.com by Tuesday 4th if you might come and then no later than Friday July 7th confirm with details of model Glider Class Open or 100", Electric Open or 100" and Frequency so a matrix can be set up? The Rules are BARCS Multilaunch as we used last year where Electric launched gliders must have a Motor stop function set at 175m and 30 seconds. Entry fe to Kent Interclub members £5 for others payable on the day For Electric launched gliders the Time Keeper must in addition to the normal flight time and landing points should also record for Electric launched gliders on the score sheet the F5J launch height for future Kent Interclub evaluation of rules. Recommended settings for the amrt will be sent on request. Tonbridge field location, directions and Map Link will be sent upon entry confirmation but nearest postcode is TN11 8PN We want to have a full day flying so please check in by 09:30 latest and be ready for Pilots Briefing at 09:45 with the competition starting at 10:00 sharp. A minimum of 4 rounds and a maximum of 6 rounds will be flown with one discarded score. In the event of a tie two 15 minute round fly-offs will be held between the tied pilots. Alternative forms of notification for entries, Pick up the phone and call Ian by Friday 7th July on 01304362370 or 07760750298 If you have any queries please let me know as soon as possible? Thanks and best regards Ian KI Multilaunch 21 entrants so far Open Electric OE or Open Glider G Greg Hayfield G, Iain Stingemore G, Ian Nicholls G, and Mike Connell OE for Bloobirds Richard Harris OE, Keith Fisher OE, Rod Potts OE Steve Crowther OE, Simon Thornton OE, for Invicta Alan Twine OE, Derek Collings OE for Bromley Bob Ryan OE, Gravesend Brian Martin OE, Terry Letchford OE, Keith Benton OE, Alan Harris OE, John Postle - G for SADMAC Eddy Small OE, for Canterbury Pilgrims Bob Hope OE for Tonbridge Eamon Keating OE Non KI Phil Ramsey OE Non KI
  3. Hi Guys I'm taking a trip up to Lancaster for a wedding soon and thought I really ought to do some slope soaring whilst I'm up there as there aren't many here in N.Essex. I found a site that listed a lot of slopes in the Lake District with pretty icons showing the wind directions they worked in but I can't find it now! I'd like to fly at the Hole of Horcum but need to know what direction the wind has to be for the slopes to work. Ideally I'd like to visit slopes that were reasonably easy to access as anything too energetic is difficult for me now. I've not booked accommodation yet so am free to choose where I go for the best hills. Wedding on Thursday 2nd August, plan to fly Friday, Saturday and Sunday if weather permits. Tony
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