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Aug 25, 2013
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June 2nd  produced a near perfect day for the first two competitions of 2013

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Aug 25, 2013

Competitions 2013


June 2nd  produced a near perfect day for the first two competitions of 2013

Category: Club News
Posted by: Gerry

 

Richard and Stewart receiving their trophies from Allan Wilson

The Harry Nilsen Memorial Trophyattracted an entry of 7 and this year’s target was “Spot Landings”.   Two rounds, the winner being the shortest combined distance of the two attempts.

 

After round 1, Richard Day led with 5’ 9”, Brian Neasham was second with 6’ 9” and Stewart Mason 3rd.

In round 2 Brian Neasham slipped back with a poor 13’ 6”, John Cooke did a precision job and landed bang on the target but  his first round score kept him out of the hunt. Richard Day kept cool under pressure and delivered a 2’ 3” result to win with a combined figure of 8 foot.

 

The Windsock Models trophy for chuck gliders had 4 entries, with practice flights showing Stewart Mason starting as odds–on favourite.

Stewart’s first flight was a miss fire, 2.4 seconds and the other competitors saw a ray of hope.  Reasonable flights by John Cooke and Allan Wilson were followed by Harry (I was robbed) Ashcroft whose model went straight up, straight down, and broke.

Subsequent rounds went to Stewart Mason with flights of 17 seconds, 24 seconds, and 1 min 04 seconds. John Cooke was second and Allan Wilson 3rd

A demonstration flight by Stewart after the competition saw the model go out of sight behind the trees at 1 minute 32 seconds. It probably ended up in Sedgefield.

 

Overall a good day, enjoyed by all. And no broken models. (Except one lost chuck glider.)

 

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