This past Sunday (17th) 6 club members met to do bloody soaring battle off high starts at our magnificent Charlie Vettiner club flying site. It was WINDY! But SSW winds are friendly to sailplanes, so we got the landing tapes up while a couple of our pilots agreed to check conditions aloft. Steve uses a Taranis with talking altimeter and his Fling was hitting over 400′ consistently on the club winches!
Ron Allen flew a new Fling 2m, Lee flew his AVA Pro, Dave F his custom covered Fling 2m, Shaun flew his Gentle Lady and I chose my old beat up Paragon. Three rounds and a fly off of the top three pilots, seeded and MOM, it was Lee who dominated ending up with over 600 points over the group. Steve was second and Dave third.
Every one helped roll high starts, and landing tapes.
All agreed a really fun day of flying together, smiles on all confirmed as they left the field.
Wish you all could join us, but next month we fly again Saturday June 6 (ALES) and Sunday June 14 (2 channel).
Remember it's “two channels you can’t use”, spoilers or flaps, every size and every other control mix are welcome! Electric Launch is also welcome in the Two Channel contest, Electric Launch ships launch last, and their timers tell the pilot to shut off when his model has reached the approximate same altitude as the high started ships.
See you next month!