Event Reports

British Nationals 2012

The August bank holiday weekend is home for the British Power Nationals at Barkston Heath.  This includes aerobatics, scale, helicopter, control line, show flying and pylon racing.  The weather forecast was typically downbeat for a summer holiday weekend, with heavy rain and wind.  But we all turn up regardless, expecting the worst.  With the World Championships only 3 weeks away for Darron, Dan and Colin, it would be a good warm-up competition and an opportunity to shake down the models.

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April 2011 Results

NEW BRITISH RECORD!!! 57.28

 

Congratulations to Paul Bardoe with his new record on his return to F5D.

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Results:

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4th July - Festival of Electric Speed MIddle Wallop

The 3rd and 4th of July saw the 2nd Festival of Electrric Speed organised by the UK F5D A at the Middle Wallop Army Air Corps.  Where we saw speeds up to 425kph!!!

 

This year saw international attendance in the form of serious F5S speedster, Michael Jakob from Germany flying his Eagle with 10kW+.  The Saturday was spent with the speedsters practicing and the organisers fine tuning the electronic timing equipment.  On Sunday, the weather had taken a turn for the worst with gusts up to 40mph.  This didn't seem to bother the speedsters and was more of a problem for us, the organisers, as we had to battern down everything to stop pylons from falling over and gazibos from taking flight.  In the end the electronic system worked well and the results were as follows:

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RAF Wittering - 8th August 2010

The morning of Sunday 8th August found us again in a remote corner of RAF Wittering, staring at almost perfect weather conditions. Wind was around 5 knots from the north west, with blue skies, scattered clouds and a few full sized gliders to keep us on our toes. We had a mixed entry in F5d of 6 pilots, 2 regulars, 2 nubies and 2 F5d virgins to keep us entertained. However, it should be noted that the F5d virgins were not innocents, being Ali Machinchy and Duncan Horlor!

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1st League Event 2010 Wittering

 

1st Darron Rodrigues 100%
2nd Rob Ashley-Roche 71%
3rd Tony Wilson 70%
4th John Heffer 65%
5th Ollie Witt 40%
6th Joe Harvey 35%

Hi Race fans, we are back after a long wet old winter and kicked the first F5D event off of 2010 in beautiful sunshine and with full size gliders circling all around us catching thermals all day.

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