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 Post subject: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS.........
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:43 am 
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Hello All

Unbelievably this is only the second Northern F5J of the 2017 season, weather having decimated the first 3 competition weekends (clearly we need an earlier start and more reserve weekends in the middle of the season from now on) Venue is Wetlands, Lound, Retford, in the bottom field.
Everybody is welcome to fly, or come along and see what happens.

Rules are as FAI F5J but motor restart IS allowed, with zero score penalty for that round.
(30 second run also applies to 2m)

As usual the decision whether to use the reserve day will be announced asap, but that usually means before midday on Friday. From our experiences of last weekend be aware that any significant rain during the week is likely to push us towards Sunday to allow drying time!

Please sign up bu posting on here or by PM. State; Name, Class, Days available (Sat/Sun) and freq if not 2.4gHz

1. Mike Proctor Open Sat/Sun
2. Martyn Wharrie Open Sat/Sun
3. John Cuthbert 2M Sat/Sun
4. Bob Dickenson Open Sat/Sun
5. Richard Brown Open Sat/Sun
6. Bill Haley Open Sunday
7. Gary Peck Open Sat/Sun
8. John Milner 2M Sat/Sun Ch 78
9. Dave Hall 2M Sat/Sun
10. Gordon Brown 2M Sunday
11.

Hoping for something calmer than the 35mph wind I am writing this in!
Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:01 am 
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Hi Mike,
Please accept my entry for 2m, with gizmo, OK Sat or Sun.

Regards, John Cuthbert.


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:59 am 
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Hi Mike, Please accept my entry, Sat or Sun
Thanks, Bob


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:08 am 
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Mike please enter me for the F5J comp this weekend . Sunday only. Bill Haley


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:51 am 
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Hi Mike
Please accept my entry for the F5J comp this weekend, open okay Sat/Sun.

Richard.


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Hello Mike,
Please accept my entry.. 2m, Sat/Sun, 2.4g. Have gizmo.

Regards, Dave Hall


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J SAT 7th Oct (res Sun 8th)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 pm 
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One more please Mike:

Gordon Brown 2.4 2m Sunday only.


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J now confirmed SUNDAY
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:29 pm 
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Hi All

Forecast for overnight rain Friday into Saturday and of course quite a bit during the mid-week. So moving to the Sunday option for this weekend to give more drying time!

Taking entries until 6pm Saturday

Regards

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS.........
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Hi All

Really good day!!!
Got home OK despite the York Marathon.
Results for now: then F1 GP; then some words.............
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Mike

Just a few things to add.
Entries were low for various reasons, a pity on such a good day.
Weather was extremely good, wind never got anywhere near the forecast 6mph max and we had no rain. Bill was taking no chances that his model might get wet and did his early test flights with the fin and tailplane covers still on the plane! The most amazing thing was that it flew reasonably well, if a bit tail heavy and a touch numb on the controls. He wouldn't give us a better chance by leaving them on in the comp though.

The conditions were tricky and many slots were to show very little lift, requiring careful flying and even more care in the selection of launch height. One or two slots were bestowed with bigger lift and John Cuthbert took his 2M Q12 to some considerable height, probably the most I have ever seen such a model achieve. Be interested to know what it was if you check the log John.
Richard flew his Vinco until a servo problem forced a move to his Kappa. Bob flew his new lightweight and had a bit of an up-and-down day, in contrast with Martyn who hit his best form yet to take 2nd with a heavyish Pike Perfection. He is probably working on the hypothesis that he will be in form for 2018. Gordon flew his Q12 and had some very good scores. Gary flew his home built, AVA style machine and John Milner continued to do well with his o/d 2M model. Dave reached his full potential with a win in slot 5 and I had the best set of landing scores!

And finally, Martyn and I were taking afternoon coffee and reviewing the %scores when we noticed that Bob had not one but two, consecutive scores of exactly 500.00. This is so odd that we checked back in the score sheets and he did indeed have two scores which were exactly half of the winner's, hence 500 points.

Next Northern event will be at Christmas, weather permitting, hope to see you then.

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: RE-RUN OF 1ST NORTHERN F5J RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS.........
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:44 pm 
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Hi All

Added a few comments above.

Mike


 
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