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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2013, 07:55:43 AM »

Thanks CHE.

LF just asked ne if there was any news as I was reading your post....   Our sentimental favourite was Eugene but well done Roy.

 
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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2013, 08:02:19 AM »

Mike,

On an individual basis, can you remember the last time we had someone in the top 10 in each class at a Champs. ?

In '81 we had 2 (not sure about B). In '83 we had 2 (not sure about B). In '93 we had 2 (not sure about B).

Time starts now............
 

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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2013, 08:27:03 AM »

1965

2nd   F1A John O'Donnell
9th= F1B Alan Armes
6th   F1C George French

And Eugene Verbitsky was 3rd in F1C.............


Also, we'd like to thank a Mrs Trellis from North Wales for the delicious Chocolate Cake she sent in....

I was looking for Eugene's first World's appearance - I'm back to 6th F1C in 1961 at the moment.  52 years ago...........
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2013, 09:22:05 AM »

Here's my history table - GBR performances at World and European FF Champs since 1950.

Very happy to hear if anyone spots any errors.



* GBR at Champs 08-13.pdf (17.66 KB - downloaded 90 times.)
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« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2013, 09:55:30 AM »

Hi Mike

What does the 'p' suffix in the 54 WC results mean?

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« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2013, 09:59:06 AM »

p = proxy flown.

I've just updated the table to correct the header.
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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2013, 10:06:50 AM »

Thanks..
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« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2013, 10:38:23 AM »

So is '65 the only other occurance then ? (at work and don't have time to check the list).

Great sheet by the way.

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« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2013, 08:17:25 AM »

GBR made third in the 'Challenge France' overall standings.  More here from Ian Kaynes.  Look under F1 Challenge at the bottom.

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« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2013, 11:23:17 AM »

John Cooper's dropped flight landed on top of sunflowers. If they weren't quite so tall he'd have maxed!

Mick Lester woud have easily made the first 4-minute round, like the others, but he'd left his electronic timer set at 3 minutes. He did well to keep concentrating and continue to max  the rest of the rounds, but he must have been in bits inside. S**t happens.

Apparently, the Makarov drop in F1A was caused by the line breaking between the pennant and the towring. Timekeepers, seeing the pennant drop, quite correctly started timing the flight.

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« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2013, 11:47:28 AM »

Do I detect a thorough reading of the August Free Flight News here Robin?  Good report there by Ian Kaynes.

You're right about Mick Lester's fortitude....  We've all dropped the first round now and then - hard to keep going, to protect the team score, after that.
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« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2013, 12:58:57 PM »

No, Mike, I was there.

Ian's report is impressive, given the amount of detail and the timescale.
I think he cheats by taking notes.

The sheer size of the event and the quality of performances was amazing.

Many flyers used short thermal models in the 7-minute round of F1A, as there was clearly
rising air to be found. Nevertheless, for 24 people to make 7 minutes was quite something.
That was at 8 pm. An hour later, when the ground had given up its heat, only 2 managed it. That last round was when we saw the long LDA and flapper models come out and it really got serious.

Robin

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« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2013, 01:18:33 PM »

No, Mike, I was there.

Robin,
Sorry I didn't know - you got me.

Lucky you.  I had thought of going but I came back from the F3K champs in Denmark having spent 11 days outside in the heat feeling a bit like staying indoors for a while...

Thanks for the extra details, keep them coming if you have time.
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« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2013, 11:06:50 PM »

Russian F1A encampment - 6 flyers including the current senior and junior champions.
Looks as though they brought too many models, as this one was up for sale.

Yours for 1200 Euro.

Robin


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« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2013, 04:38:10 AM »

I venture that Ukrainian & Russian F1A teams NEVER placed 31st & 32nd in same or any past W Champs!

I posit from reports that this may be considered the greatest W Champs ever.  
Any contrary opinions?
Livno 85 was awesome...Mike F & I were there, as well as Biggles doing a hell of a Journalism job for Mod AV & of course
Aeromodeller.

Trivia question: In Evgeny Verbisky's first World Champs(think it was 61)how many maxes did he score?
Clock is running...tick, tick tick,...
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