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« on: October 29, 2010, 03:33:03 PM »

I came across this photo of the UK F3B team in 1979 at the 2nd World Champs, the other day and thought it would be interesting to others.  I'm interested to see if the pilots and models can be named...


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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 03:59:03 PM »

Sean Bannister, left with some sort of Algebra.

May have more when I get chance to look back in the report.

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 04:03:10 PM »

Even I can recognise Sean Bannister on the left, & his Algebra (or one of them). Is the middle model a Wildflecken perchance? I recall  at around that time two of the three UK competitors were using Terry Tippet's Micron RC gear. Being a sad (and impecunious) person, I still have mine, which is still going strong and occasionally gets used with parkflyers.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 05:51:19 PM »

. Is the middle model a Wildflecken perchance?
one of 2 models i alway wanted in the 70's was a wildflecken and a Hobbie Hawk got a hobbie hawk of ebay couple years ago. But never seen a wildflecken for sale

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 06:43:04 PM »

It's 1977. Zwartkop South Africa

Sean has Algebra VII 2.514m span.  He was 2nd.  I have a small drawing of the model in the 1977-78 Aero Modeller Annual.

I had a Wildflecken - it was 3.66m (144") and had polydihedral.

May find more..........

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 07:43:19 PM »

The model in the centre is NOT a Wildflecken, it was bigger span and tip dihedral.  Could be a Graupner Cummulus or similar.  The middle pilot I am not sure about (looks a bit like a young Nick Neve) but Dave Dyer is on the right.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 08:33:19 PM »

Pretty sure the Algebra VII was a fibre glass fuselage with canopy air brake, this may have been the fore runner to this.
Not sure on Dave Dywer Robin but is not the guy in the middle Bill Burkinsure?
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 05:07:42 PM »

Sorry guys, forgot abut this for a bit...

Well, according to the scribbles on the back of the photo by my mother (a very accomplished F3B pilot herself at the time), they are:

Sean Bannister -Algebra VII
Neville Mattingley - Phoenix
Tony O'Shea - Halton (or possibly Walton)

2 points to Mike for Sean and his Algebra.

If anyone's interested, I could probably dig out more photos of the '77 and '79 F3B WC.

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 08:40:23 AM »

Hi Mike

It would be great to see more photos if you have some.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 04:22:41 PM »

Sorry guys, forgot abut this for a bit...

Well, according to the scribbles on the back of the photo by my mother (a very accomplished F3B pilot herself at the time), they are:

Sean Bannister -Algebra VII
Neville Mattingley - Phoenix
Tony O'Shea - Halton (or possibly Walton)

2 points to Mike for Sean and his Algebra.

If anyone's interested, I could probably dig out more photos of the '77 and '79 F3B WC.

M
Yes, Tony O'Shea model was a Halton Special. It was made by Dick Edmunds and had  an ABS fuselage. It is surprising that such a model made it to the F3B World Championships.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 12:21:21 PM »

Indeed that is Tony O'shea in the white hat.
l know because its my dad.
I was only 4 years old when this photo was taken ,but I remember him going away to south Africa.
Dick Edmunds was a good friend of my fathers so I expect the model was a special.
A bit like dicks Amazing eyebrows

Mikehig could you please message me as i would love to get hold of some more photos to surprise my dad.:
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 10:05:44 AM »

Unfortunately you will have to wait some time as the photos are with my Mother in Zimbabwe.  I plan to go and and visit next year some time and will get/copy as many of them as I can. 
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