SEN 1020 - 24 Aug 2006
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SEN issue 1020 24 August 2006
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US Juniors sweep team events - Bauer
Euro Champs report, etc
US Juniors sweep team events
Latest news: our Junior team won the team event in both F1P and F1A
today which makes for a sweep of all the events. Thursday started out
with the best weather we have seen all week and F1P went smoothly. Cody
and Anthony both maxed out and will be in a 3 man flyoff in the morning
with a Polish flyer. Brian P had only a couple small drops and ensured
the team victory. Round 4 of F1A was then started afterwards at 4pm but
by this time the wind was almost as strong as when they postponed on
Tuesday. Our kids maxed the remaining flights through round 6 with Kyle
dropping only 10 seconds one flight. Rounds were delayed because of a
full scale plane trying to use the runway for takeoff and then because a
thunderstorm was coming very close. There was plenty of drama - Brian B
was the last flyer to go in the 6th round and was circle towing with the
thunderstorm approaching. His model then DTed on the line for a still
unexplained reason, maybe electrons from the storm or moiseture or
switch failure, but it was an attempt since the model came down with the
line still attached. Just at that moment the wind direction shifted 90
degrees and the velocity picked up dramatically as the storm started to
hit. Brian picked up the backup model and immediately towed staight up
and off with a perfect bunt. The model was in good air and maxed as the
rain started coming down and everybody headed for cover. A few other
flyers finished the round in the rain.
At this point the F1A team was maintaining their lead in the team
standings and at 7:15pm and with rain coming down it was clear that all
flying was done for the day. The only question was when and if round
seven would be flown. For the next hour various rumors circulated that
round 7 would be flown tomorrow morning with the flyoffs to follow, then
there were more rumors that the contest would be stopped after 6 rounds.
After a meeting of the Jury, organizers, and team managers it was
announced that there would be no round 7 but that the flyoffs for both
F1P and F1A would be in the morning. Most aggreed that this was the
only reasonable solution since flying round 7 in the morning would push
the flyoffs later in the day into the thermal activity which could be a
mess. At that point the US kids could finally celebrate. In F1A the
second place team was Ukraine and the third place team was France. I
can't remember the others for F1P. Tyler Secor will be in the F1A
flyoff along with 6 others.
More news tomorrow.
Euro Champs report, etc
Go to http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/competitions/free_flight/ch06/ff06.htm
for results of all 2006 FAI championships.
Log on to >< for Nats pix.
including a few at the ROW puddle.
Is there a Livotto entry form out there anywhere?
Faust Parker, PhD
PBS&J Environmental Toxicology Laboratory
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Houston, TX 77042-1917
Tel: 713-977-1500 ext. 114