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 Post subject: SF Nationals 2M eSoaring results
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Super weekend weather. Will add some more words tomorrow. Results meanwhile....

The 2M event this year was the one of the two Saturday competitions (the other being winch-towed 100S glider) which operated at the same time, without conflict. There was often the question “ Is that 100S or 2M?” usually resolved once the wing chords could be observed; 100S being the larger.
Seeing was the big problem, assuming the heat had not got you first, there was some cloud in the morning but with hardly anything to modify the blue/grey sky in the afternoon, the climb-out was quite tricky!
There was some wind but nothing to cause any real problems, other than on landing where many a “zero” featured on the score sheets. One, very big in strength but small in duration gust, appeared in the afternoon, being enough to blow wings out of roof boxes and knock my solar panel over, which was hardly a respectful way for it to be treated as it certainly churned some current into the equipment-running 12V batteries over the weekend. Flyingwise, there was a lot of gentle lift about and the equal-and-opposite amount of sink! Several slots had one or two high scores and the others just failed to avoid the sink quickly enough. Many re-launches were taken – not always to advantage!
Ian Coutts, recovered from cataract surgery, was on form for the first place with Q12; followed closely by Paul Wainwright with one of his many homebuilt, while Roger Keatly had good steady scores to take 3rd. Once again 2M provided a good competition at the Nats.


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 Post subject: Re: SF Nationals 2M eSoaring results
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:24 pm 
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