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« on: August 08, 2007, 06:53:10 am »

Uncle Sydney has written an excellent preview plus news of F3J in general.

Read it on
www.barcs.co.uk

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007, 10:35:49 pm »

Hi,

Some news on the European Championships, Simon Jackson has had to drop out at very short notice due to work so the next person in line was Colin Paddon who should also do us proud as he was the Interglide winner this year.

So the line up is Adrian Lee
                          Austin Guerrier
                          Colin Paddon

They are all leaving for Hollandglide this weekend  Tongue which will be a very good warm up for the Championships, Austin and Adrian are then driving with there caravans to Slovakia for the big one some 1200 miles (that`s dedication).

I wish them all good luck and reckon one of them will make the fly-off at least  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 12:33:19 am »

Good luck everyone!!! We will be following the results closely.

Richard & Hayley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 06:49:23 am »

Sockittoumguys!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 08:28:40 pm »

Hi,

I briefly spoke to Austin the  other day to see how he got on at Hollandglide, 15 pilots went from the UK which is a very good turn out,

In total 144 pilots flew 6 rounds. Our best pilot was Interglide winner who seems on form at the moment Colin Paddon who came 20th with a score after dropping one round 4974 out of 5000.
So he dropped 26 points and came 20th thats how tough the compertition was, the winner of the rounds was Philip Kolb with 5000.

There were 12 in the fly-off with Philip Kolb winning the Hollandglide Trophy he now looks favourte to win the European Championships next week.

Unfortunatly Austin had a mid-air in his first round damaging the centre panel on his Shadow so not wanting to chance his other Shadows for the Euros he chose to fly his heavy F3b glider which suffered in all flights.

The weather conditions were perfect with sunny days and light breezes  Cool

Just hope the boys do better at the Euros.

tony.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 05:57:59 pm »


Sorry to read about Austin's mid-air, I hope it wont put him off in the Euro.

In case you have not seen it, here is a link to the Hollandglide web site.

http://www.hollandglide.nl/

There are masses of pics and full score info.

Good luck to the team at the Euro Champ's.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 12:18:02 pm »

Hey guys, not sure if there are any results posted anywhere but Philip Kolb won the preliminary event, the Trnava Cup. We already had some very changeable conditions going from very calm to very windy, sometimes all in the same day. The Trnava Cup was no different but nearly all the preliminary rounds were flown in very high winds. A lot of pilots opted for their F3B models to cope with the conditions; it also meant they could keep their main planes for the Championship starting Monday.
In the Championships so far we only did one and half rounds of seniors. 1st flights were good, I scored 1000, Adrian 998 and Colin flew it out but got 85 landing.  The day started with very light wind and by 12am it was up to 5-7mph. By 2pm about 6-9mph and the junior rounds were flown.
We started round 2 of the seniors and the conditions were quite good, as we neared our slots 7,8,9 conditions became a little tougher, Adrian flew his slot out but it was not easy, wind started to pick up and we could see a dark storm front in the distance. I was next up and this time didn
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 02:57:18 pm »

Sounds like the usual UK F3J competition at the moment.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 09:39:33 pm »

So Just how much ballast do you need for 40MPH (pressumably a bit less than the requirement for 70MPH)? Sounds like hell-on-earth for about 30 minutes....probably more stressfull than the  flying. Hope everyone escaped un-hurt.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 10:13:17 am »

Wow!    and I thought Eurochamps in Croatia 2005 was bad, with hot, calm, wet cold and windy on a daily basis!

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007, 10:16:38 pm »

Hi,

I received a call from Austin today the rounds have finished today with the fly-off tomorrow.

The weather has been changing daily to sunny days (34c) to rainy windy days (sounds a bit like the uk).

Adrian Lee and Colin Paddon came 20th and 26th not too sure I am waiting conformation but Austin has made the fly-off coming 12th  Cheesy

The useal names are at the top ie. Philip Kolb, Jan Kahout so Austin has done a great acheavement to get to 12th.
I hope he can keep his nerve and get a place in the top 3.

keep you posted.  Cool

tony

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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 10:59:46 pm »

Great news if those are the GB placings, especially if oz has made the flyoff!
  would be nice to see some results somewhere, this seems to be the poorest reported championship for years, or is it just me unable to keep track?
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 08:11:24 am »

Hi,

Your right the web site http://www.trnavaf3j.sk/index_en.html is awful, I should know more results today when Austin calls.

fingers crossed for Oz..


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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 11:55:29 pm »

Some great news,

today I got a text from Austin with some results;

1st place Sebastian Feigal flying   XPRO
2nd place Toby Lemlline   Sharon
3rd place Marco.
4th place Plilip Kolb  Pike Perfect
5th place AUSTIN GUERRIER  XPRO/SHADOW  Grin

I think he is the first Brit to get a placing this high I`m sure when we can see the results that it was a very close contest.

CONGRATULATIONS BRUV I should have been there!  Cry
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2007, 08:48:45 am »

Well Done Austin, brilliant result.
Trying to follow things via the web was awful, no info and no results...frustrating to say the least.
The biritish team have done us proud, so congrates to all pilots and their helpers ....without whom it wouldn't have happened.
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Tim
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