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July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:36 pm

Hi folks,

As the limbo competition seemed to be a big hit with most people at the last club night, It has been decided to run something for the first club night in July too (July 2nd).

This time, it's a climb and glide competition.

The rules are fairly simple:

  • The competitors aircraft shall be lined up for take off (Or presented ready for a hand launch if required) on the official flying strip.
  • Power shall be applied, and when the aircraft leaves the ground (or the launchers hand), a timer shall officially be started by the official timekeeper.
  • An official total of 15 seconds motor on time will be permitted, whereby the competitor shall climb his (or her) aircraft into the official sky as high as possible.
  • At the completion of 15 seconds, the competitor will cut the engine (Or turn off the electric motor), and begin the official glide back down.
  • A landing shall be made, and when the aircraft comes to rest on the ground, the official timer shall be officially stopped by the official timekeeper.
  • The official total time (in seconds) will be converted to points (1 complete second = 1 point).
  • Official bonus points will be available for landing within a predetermined landing area on the night. It will be where the model comes to rest for this bonus. The amount of points shall be determined in advance of the competition. The landing zone will be decided on the night.


Simple. Oh, and we shall run 2 classes. One shall be for power assisted gliders (like my graphite). The other shall be for normal models (eg funfliers, aerobatic types etc). The Official Timekeepers decision will be final on which class a model is entered into. The idea is to make sure everyone can enter, and not feel like they need a specialist model.

Gyro assistance will be allowed, but anyone using such technology will be sneered at. Anyone beaten by someone using such technology, is allowed to complain bitterly on the understanding it is a futile argument.

See you then. I'll try and arrange a proper prize this time. I'm not sure whether to award bonus points, or dock points for anyone found cuddling the Official Timekeeper on the night....

Andy


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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Rich on Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:28 pm

Mega, can't wait

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Zaidy on Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:15 pm

sounds good

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Gary on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:07 pm

Thats me stuffed my Quad dont glide very well when i stop the motors Rolling Eyes clown
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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Tim on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:10 pm

Is there a prize for "best cowering" on the night ?
I hope so 'cos prizes for the last event were sparse IE; NOTHING!
Disgusted of Colwyn / Deganwy Very Happy

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:05 am

Donations to the prize fund are gladly accepted....

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Tim on Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:51 am

Take my donation from the club account, no-one will know Very Happy

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Rich on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:07 am

use PayPal

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Post by Tim on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:34 am

Great idea Rich - donation is on its way........ jocolor

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:46 am

looking forward to this one,

Question - Can I officialy enter both classes?

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Rich on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:15 am

everything has to be official

I'll officially send you my paypal email address Tim for my prize money.

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Rich on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:16 am

Tim wrote:Is there  a prize for "best cowering" on the night ?
I hope so 'cos prizes for the last event were sparse IE; NOTHING!
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I genuinely thought the limbo was a warm up not an official event

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:54 am

You can officially enter as many official classes as you want. And so long as everyone who wants to enter, has officially had a go, you can have multiple attempts until the official timekeeper thinks you are taking the official p***...




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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:08 am

The weather forecast is officially looking rather good for the club night coming this Thursday. Nice and calm, and warm. Excellent gliding conditions for the competition!

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Gary on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:14 pm

anyone bringing a tug to the field with line :-)
ive got a 3.5 mtr DG600 looking for a ride

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:37 am

If I get my release done tonight in the `cath I will have tug but no line. Theres also a chance I wont get it done

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:13 am

Ha ha, Gary wants a Tug. Form an orderly queue!

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:36 am

Gary just so you know in line with comp rules if I do tow you I will be releasing after a 15sec motor run Wink

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:22 pm

A short and sweet tug. Just the ticket for a busy schedule...

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Gary on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:37 am

that sounds a bit pervy Andy :-)
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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:40 am

didnt get it done sorry Gary

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:23 pm

No tug from Barnes. How about a good handjoblaunch?


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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Rich on Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:55 pm

I've heard you are good with the hand Andy

It's also just stopped raining in Rhyl

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Re: July 2nd - Club Night.

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:04 pm

I try.

The forecast is for the cloud to clear around 6pm, so fingers crossed the murkyness will be gone by the time it comes to climb and glide...

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:14 pm

im going regardless of weather as I want to win!

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