Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Here's a collection of goodness from last weekend's Waikato Champs at Horotiu, just north of Hamilton.

First up, Saturday's Stunt Series Round 4.

Nice weather, lumpy air and a decent turnout in F2B. Waikato is always one of the best events of the year for F2B Aerobatics. Sportsman is still struggling with only one flier and no Series entries. Any budding CL fliers out there who want to have a go at aerobatics? Make yourselves known and we'll help you however we are able with advice, equipment supply and coaching.

The gaps between scores seem to be evening up lately with more variety in rankings than usual. Loren Nell continues to shake things up at the top with some impressive scores. With another World Champs to practice for next year, we'll all have to lift our game to keep up! Graeme Duncan brought out his Nobler to take out Sportsman Aerobatics without resistance, but chose not to enter the Stunt Series.

Detailed results sheet courtesy of Andrew Robinson:

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Series Results Table after 4 rounds:

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Dave Wright's Spitfire Mk14
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One side of the Stunt Pits
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Graeme's Nobler
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Laurie Chrystall's Nobler
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The South Circle during F2B
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Owen Rogers flying out his laps in F2B Aerobatics
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And Don's away in F2B
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Magnum in the midst of a horizontal figure-eight
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Loren Nell's Electric machine
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Wynn Robins teaching his son, Ben to fly a Shimid trainer
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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:59 pm

Day 2 started with Slow Combat and another decent turnout. Here are some pictures and results. Well done, John Ryan!

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Team Kelvinator on their way to the Slow Combat final
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Graeme Christie deep in focus
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Thanks to the esteemed combat officials
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Combat in the foreground while TR testing goes on in the distance
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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:08 pm

Day 2 finished with racing over grass. Classic A, Classic B and Slow Goodyear. The first time I remember all three being done.

Mouth Racing in the shade
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A gaggle of racers talk technology like it's 1967
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John Ryan's Classic B racer
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The Robinson Team's original 1968 machine still going after all these years
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Rod Brown's fleet
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Howser/Keeling's Zebra MrD with a Nelson diesel on board for Slow Goodyear
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My ASP15 powered Slow Goodyear model
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Graeme Christie's winning Nelson 15D powered Slow GY model
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Owen Rogers' Classic-A Team Racer
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Classic B TR is about to commence!
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Re: Waikato Champs on Tarmac

Postby ash » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:56 pm

Last weekend's tarmac edition of the 2013 Waikato Champs was one of the best I've ever been to. Here are some pictures and videos. Resutls and more to come as they are processed.

Ian Thompson's Profi powered F2F model
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Brian Howser's Open B and Open GY fleet
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Brendan, Bryce and Graeme wait for the start siren in Open Goodyear
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Slow GY Final - The best yet!


Fast Goodyear Heat 1 - It all went wrong.


F2C and F2F stuff.
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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:20 am

Some pictures from Rob Wallace:

Andrew & Glen flying in the 1/2A TR final. You can see Glen's model in the foreground.

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Andrew flying Sport Jet.

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And Helen Howser via Alec Fuller:

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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby Andrew Robinson » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:14 pm

2013 WAIKATO CONTROL LINE CHAMPS – 15-16-17th Feb 2013.
Tarmac Edition - New Plymouth, New Zealand.


RESULTS.
Code: Select all

½ A Team Race                  Rd 1      Rd 2      Final
1st  A. & D. Robinson          3-49.59    ---      7-50.87
2nd  G. Lewis/R. Bolton        29 Laps   3-40.66   7-59.49
3rd  R. Brown                  41 Laps   71 Laps    ---
4th  I. Thompson               35 Laps    ---

F2C Team Race                  Rd 1      Rd 2      Rd 3
1st  I. Thompson/R. Brown      3-19.53*   DQ       3-37.47
2nd  G. & G. Potter            4-03.38   67 Laps   3-26.46
3rd  A. Hamilton/G. Christie   5-05.88   4-52.44
4th  A. & D. Robinson          5-28.71   5-01.43
     * = NZ Record

F2F Team Race                  Rd 1      Final (100 laps)
1st  G. & G. Potter            4-08.60   4-11.43
2nd  A. Hamilton/G. Christie   6-13.86   4-50.43
3rd  G. Lewis/R. Bolton        56 Laps    ---
4th  I. Thompson/R. Brown      0 Laps

Class B Team Race              Rd 1      Rd 2
1st  Rod Brown                 43 Laps   4-12.10
2nd  Adrian Hamilton           5-38.50   4-43.84
3rd  Brian Howser              32 Laps    ---

Open Goodyear Team Race        Rd 1      Rd 2      Final
1st  Rod Brown                 4-09.35    ---      7-57.35 *
2nd  Brian Howser              4-33.03    ---      166 Laps
3rd  Geoff Potter              4-56.00   5-38.19   160 Laps
4th  Rob Wallace               5-12.41   0 Laps
5th  Graeme Christie             DQ      5-37.60
6th  Robert Bolton             78 Laps   19 Laps
* = Broke NZ Record but unable to claim as no other model finished.

Slow Goodyear Team Race        Rd 1      Rd 2      Final
1st  Robert Bolton             4-00.72   4-01.52   8-12.66
2nd  Rod Brown                 4-10.84   4-02.56   8-35.91
3rd  Bryce Rackley             5-38.62   4-11.72   8-40.41
4th  Adrian Hamilton           4-14.88   4-20.03
5th  Grant Potter              4-53.81   4-15.56
6th  Bob Reynolds              4-56.85   4-29.54
7th  Andrew Robinson           4-31.31   4-32.90
8th  Brian Howser              5-14.50   4-59.72
9th  Brendan Robinson          5-52.15   5-07.22
10th Graeme Christie           5-57.68   6-00.13
11th Rob Wallace               6-08.49   0 Laps

NASS SPORT JET (mph)           Rd 1     Rd 2     Rd 3     km/h    Motor
1st  Andrew Robinson           151.97   152.48   152.61   245.60  JB Sport
2nd  Brendan Robinson          149.44   150.19   149.81   241.71  JB Sport
3rd  John Taylor               148.70   146.30   149.19   240.10  JB Sport
4th  Robert Bolton             147.24   140.13   149.19   240.10  JB Sport
5th  Don Robinson                Att    148.46    Att     238.92  JB Sport
6th  Bob Reynolds              136.72    Att     141.68   228.01  JB Sport
7th  Rob Wallace               136.83   137.45   137.45   221.20  Dyna Jet
8th  Alec Fuller               137.14   136.93   137.14   220.71  Dyna Jet

FAST JET (mph)                 Rd 1     Rd 2     Rd 3     km/h    Motor
1st  Andrew Robinson           194.52   217.18*   ---     349.51  JB Fast
2nd  Robert Bolton             191.03    ---      ---     307.43  Bailey/Lenny
3rd  Brendan Robinson          153.43   151.55   151.14   246.92  JB Sport
4th  Don Robinson               Att     149.63   150.23   241.77  JB Sport
5th  Alec Fuller               146.20   146.78    ---     236.22  Dyna Jet
6th  John Taylor               134.35   146.21   145.82   235.30  JB Sport
7th  Bob Reynolds              143.21   142.03   138.34   230.47  OS Mk II
8th  Rob Wallace               126.03   137.49    ---     221.27  Dyna Jet
                                        * = NZ Record

2cc (12) SPEED                 Rd 1     Rd 2     Rd 3     km/h
1st  Adrian Hamilton           98.89    99.20    100.90   162.38
2nd  Bob Reynolds              92.21    92.05     87.62   148.39

3.5cc (21) SPEED               Rd 1     Rd 2     Rd 3     km/h
1st Bryce Rackley              118.67   113.55    Att     190.98
2nd Adrian Hamilton            101.36   112.98   110.90   181.82

5cc (29) SPEED                 Rd 1     Rd 2     Rd 3     km/h
1st Brendan Robinson           94.23    ---      ---      151.65


Percentage Speed        Class  mph      km/h     Percentage
1st  Andrew Robinson    Jet    217.18*  349.51   102.52 = NZ Record
2nd  Adrian Hamilton    2cc    100.90   162.38   95.49
3rd  Robert Bolton      Jet    191.03   307.43   90.18
4th  Bob Reynolds       2cc     92.21   148.39   87.26
5th  Brendan Robinson   Jet    153.43   246.92   72.43
6th  Don Robinson       Jet    150.23   241.77   70.92
7th  Alec Fuller        Jet    146.78   236.22   69.29
8th  John Taylor        Jet    146.21   235.30   69.02
     Bob  Reynolds      Jet    143.21   230.47   67.61
9th  Bryce Rackley      3.5cc  118.67   190.98   67.48
10th Rob Wallace        Jet    137.49   221.27   64.90
     Adrian Hamilton    3.5cc  112.98   181.82   64.24
     Brendan Robinson   5cc     94.23   151.65   57.25



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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 pm

More from Rob Wallace:

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John Taylor times, Robert Bolton pits.
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Brendan heads to the 1/2A start line.
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Two wise men and a microphone.
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Don gets out of the way in 1/2A
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Ian and Geoff in F2F
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Robert post pit
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Grant Potter in F2F
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NP Jet team in action
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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:52 am

Brian Howser wrote:Waikato Control Line Champs Horotiu 2nd and 3rd Feb 2013.
Saturday and Sunday, Great weather and good entries.
The grass events at Horotiu had 8 entries in F2B but only one in Sportsman aerobatics so Saturdays flying finished about mid afternoon and that gave the Sunday team race fliers a chance to sort out their models for the next days competition.
With a big entry in Combat and good entries in most other classes Sunday was always going to be a long day.
Sunday. First event was combat with nine entries. Loads of fun for everybody plus quite a few re-fly's stretched the program a bit but in the end it was that flier from Rotorua John Ryan with a Liquidator powered by a Silver Streak that won the day although he did have to borrow a model for the last two flights. Thanks to Kevin Barnes for that.
Slow Goodyear had 8 entries although we had one scratching before we started. Some good racing and it was most enjoyable especially for some of the guys who do not fly very often. There was lots of swapping around of pilots and pitmen but it all worked out in the end and gave us a great final.
Classic A Team race, 5 entries. The heat times were ok but look how close the final was. Owen Rogers flew a model loaned to him by Laurie Chrystall. Owen has a new model almost ready to fly and it has been made to take the Fora motor and the Super Tigre G20.
Classic B only had two entries but that is one more than usual so we were able to run a couple of races. Adrian Hamilton’s new model had its first race and promptly broke the speed limit of 5 minutes race time. During the second heat Adrian’s model picked up Johns lines when landing so that was a DQ for Adrian and a non finish for John, but at least we had a race.Both models were powered by Enya 29s.
Saturday night we had the usual BBQ at our place, 25 people and the weather was so mild we sat outside until close on 10 o’clock.
A big thank you to Ashley for mowing the circles two Fridays in a row. On the day before the Champs we used two of Ashley’s ride on mowers. By mowing first without the catcher then going over it again with a lower setting and a catcher I think we had a far better circle than we usually have.
Thank you to Karen Barnes and Andrew Robinson for judging aerobatics. Andrew, Brendan, Dave, Kevin for combat. All the guys for timing and lap counting team race.
Thanks to Helen ably helped by Wendy Wright for the BBQ and to those that cleaned up and washed dishes after it was all over
We also had a special attendee. Hans Vissor from the Netherlands is our FAI representative at the meetings in Paris. And for those of you who know what an FMV team race motor is, well he is the V on the side of that motor.
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Re: Waikato Champs + Stunt Series Round 4

Postby ash » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:02 pm

Brian Howser wrote:Waikato Control Line Tarmac Champs New Plymouth 15, 16, 17 February 2013.
Once again the site was absolutely fabulous thanks to all the hard work put in by Don and Andrew with help from Rod, Robert, Alec. I arrived on Thursday and spent about 30 minutes sweeping the tarmac, everything else was already done. Some of us managed to test fly in the afternoon.
Practice was Friday and also a chance to fly as much as possible of NASS Sport Jet. This was to save some time over Sat and Sun because we knew we had good entries in most other classes. We also wanted to fly Classic F2C and F2F. Saturdays flying started with Half A TR.
Half A Team Race only got to the first pit stop before the GREMLINS arrived. Ian Thompson and Grant Potter didn’t start the second heat so they were out. Brendan changed models but still didn’t finish a race. The final was a good race with only 9 seconds separating the 2 models which was also the time difference between the same two models in the heat. There was very little wind which of course suits these sweet little models. Both models were powered by Barny’s little motors. What is going to happen when these motors wear out.
F2C Team Race. The premier International event had the 2008 World Champion pitman from Australia Grant Potter with his father Geoff flying. Ian Thompson had a model that I think he bought off the internet, then fitted it with what he called a Lerner/lerner motor. This was not the top of the line motor but boy did it go. Andrew and Don flew. Adrian and Graeme teamed up so we had 4 entries. The two fast times were awesome to watch. I am not sure which race it was but Ian shut off a bit late and also had to overfly Grant who was pitting one segment behind. He basically landed the model into Rods hand. How Rod hung onto it I don’t know but it got a round of applause from everybody. They also set a new NZ record. The Potters time was only 6 seconds slower. It was also good to see Graeme and Adrian flying some F2C.
Class B Team Race. No flash times here but great to see Adrian’s new Classic B go 10 seconds quicker than in his race in Hamilton 2 weeks ago. He used a hotter fuel but he thinks that the Enya 29 twin ball bearing motor still needs a lot more running to get the best out of it for Class B. His next problem that I see is keeping it slow enough for Classic. I had fitted a smaller venturi to the X29 to try and extract a few more laps per tank in the hope that I can complete a final on 3 tanks so cutting out one pit stop but I lost about 24 laps. So much for taking a gamble and not test flying.
F2F Good to see how these models go. Robert didn’t finish the first race or start in the second race. The Potters second race was only 3 seconds slower than their first race. Graeme’s second race was one and a half minutes faster than his first race. Ian had a first lap crash so the two up race was only flown over 100 laps as a final.
Sunday’s racing started with Slow Goodyear. 11 entries, is this popular or what. We also had 8 entries at Hamilton on the grass. Good flying and some good times. Look at the times to get into the final, 14 seconds between 1st and 5th in the heats, then look at the final times. 28 seconds between 1st and 3rd.. This has to be a great event for the guys who don’t do much flying and /or are new TR fliers.
Fast Goodyear. The Potters unfortunately crashed as they started to practice on Friday [ wingover into the deck, write off ]. The motor appeared to be okay [ it is a MK3 Rossi 15 prepared by Tim Gillot in America] and do his motors perform. I had a spare model [ actually it was Ashley’s Mr D rebuilt model with the GO 21.] I checked the Potters lines to see if they would fit which they did with a few connectors, then sorted plugs, props, fuel for them. They had their hot thumb so they were complete. In the heats Robert had to withdraw after bursting a tank twice, Graeme had a DQ after he picked up my lines on landing. Sometime during the heats Grant decided to fly for me, Brendan was already flicking, so Graeme then pitted for Geoff. My model was also a Mr D with a Rossi 21. Rob Wallace had starting problems also a Mr D with a Go21. Rod had a quick time also with a Mr D powered by an OS 21. Ian was getting tired, Rods model is fast and heavy so I think Glen flew the final. Rod finished in a good time but the starting on both of my models was going off so we withdrew and so did Geoff and Graeme. I have some mods to do.
Percentage Speed was the last event for the day and by this time it was about 3 o’clock so it was all go for the next 3 hours. Unfortunately a lot of the team race guys had left so we didn’t have a lot of people left for timing. We had classes 1, 2, and 3 as well as the jets. Thirty two flights with only one of those an attempt. Of course the highlight was Andrew’s flight of 217+ miles per hour, by crikey he was running around that pylon very damn quick. I am sure most of you will have seen Glen’s U tube clip. A great way to finish off a fabulous weekend of flying. I think there was about 6 of us left at the end doing the clean up and we left the field around 6.30?
Saturday night we had another great evening at Meg and Andrews house. Too cold for a BBQ so we all sat around inside. Meg did her usual fabulous meals for us and the left overs came out to the field for our lunch. Thank you very much Meg.
Thank you to the Potters for coming over from Sydney to fly with us. Thank you to John Taylor for coming over from Brisbane to fly with us.
Thank you to all who came to fly and also did some timing and lap counting.
Something I thought was very good was Geoff Potter picking up the microphone and talking the pilots thru their flying technique, getting their positions correct which makes it easier for everybody to fly.
I am sure there is more stuff to tell the guys that weren’t there but just a huge thank you to everybody who helped.
Cheers Brian.
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