SEN 1236 - 2 August 2008

Table of Contents SEN 1236

  1. F1P Results
  2. F1P Report
  3. Tangent Classic
  4. Vintage FAI in October

PlcStart N Name Nat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
1 SECOR Cody JWCh 1260+240+300+360+332 2492
2 KARCZMARCZYK Maciej POL 1260+240+300+360+312 2472
3 SEREN Johannes GER 1260+240+275 1800
4 STRAS Patryk POL 1260+171 1431
5 DOLGOPOLIY Vitaliy UKR 180 180 160 180 180 180 180 1240
6 JAJU Chinmay USA 180 132 180 180 180 180 180 1212
7 SEREN Matthias GER 114 180 180 180 180 180 180 1194
8 CHERKASHENKO Sergey RUS 180 180 161 180 180 180 124 1185
9 REVAZOV Maksim RUS 180 96 180 180 180 180 180 1176
10 FERRARIO Anthony USA 180 180 92 180 180 180 180 1172
11 PACELLI Brian USA 180 180 180 180 76 180 180 1156
12 SADOMOV Dmitriy UKR 180 180 180 148 180 106 180 1154
13 KILDAU Pavel UKR 180 145 180 112 180 180 172 1149
14 PETRUSHENKO Ilia RUS 180 152 180 130 180 147 180 1149
15 BEREK Michal CZE 180 180 180 180 180 64 96 1060
16 FUX Christian GER 180 175 0 180 180 180 141 1036
17 MATRAS Adrian POL 139 153 180 180 98 135 140 1025
- 317SEUNG HWAN Won KOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -

Number of maxes in the round 15 11 13 14 15 13 12
Number of competitors with full sco 15 10 7 6 5 4 4

F1P Teams
Plc Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
1 Poland 499 513 540 540 458 495 500 3545
2 Ukraine 540 505 520 440 540 466 532 3543
3 USA 540 492 452 540 436 540 540 3540
4 Russia 540 428 521 490 540 507 484 3510
5 Germany 474 535 360 540 540 540 501 3490
6 JWCh 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 1260
7 Czech Republic 180 180 180 180 180 64 96 1060
Korea - - - - - - - -

August 1st, F1P-Day
Jury Report - Gerhard Woebbeking

The finest weather was reserved for the power classification. Never during the Championships the sky was that clean and blue, with almost no wind despite long lasting drifts caused by strong thermals. The organiser got a forecast of wind from the East and moved the flightline perpendicular to that for F1B, wisely leaving some space for crashing models.


17 competitors out of seven nations flew. Czech Republic recruited Michal Berek, showing good performance with a design of its own. The eights pole was reserved for Cody Secor (USA), the 2006 Junior World Champion. While Chinmay Jaju, who replaced him in the US-team, flew with the well known “Astro Star” and its typical spiral climb, Cody brought a whole stable of a brand new state-of-the-art design with tapered two panel wingtips. They were covered with read and yellow Icarex – the eye catching beauties at the field. Ukraine, Russia and Germany stuck by their well known and well used models. The models of the Polish team looked like the ones they turned up with in 2006, but they weren’t. They employed still silver Mylar coverage and still their typical long carbon fuselages. But slightly tapered wings and less weight combined with a good glide made them very competitive contest machines, probably the best of the champs!


Any inconsistent climb of the Polish, but as well of the German and Ukraine models, had disappeared. All teams showed a standard of trimming which left almost nothing to be desired. Straight or spiralling – the screaming “Cylon” pulled them all up with a cheap APC or a folding carbon prop at the busy front. Within seven seconds they reached heights, which some years ago nobody had believed. Just the transition to the glide could still be improved, and Maksim Revazov of Russia as well as Brian Pacelli were victims of dropped flights  because of an undercutting pattern after a deep dive from a high top (jammed VIT)?


More became victims of the tricky thermals. With almost no moving air neither a thermistor nor streamers prevented of wrong judgement. In the avoiding of mistakes the Polish were the clear masters; Maciej Karczmarczyk made the flyoff together with his team-mate Partryk Stras, the team took his gold medal by the small margin of only two seconds. Second became Ukraine, followed by Russia, both without a pilot in the fly-off. Beside of the Polish it was composed of Cody Secor and Johannes Seren (GER), who had made the F1A-flyoff as well. Cody’s model was always early and high up before it DT’ed, Johannes maxed out after a flight in the last minutes of round 7, not to take care of the nerves of the sympathizers.


According to the prevailing rules the flyoff went on with increments of the maximum of one minute. Just Patriyk Stras missed the 4 minutes flown at 19.00 h, leaving three flyers for 5 minutes at 19.45 h. Johannes went last, and landed at 4:35 min, despite Team Manager and father Paul Seren claimed to have chosen better air. 20.35 h Cody and Maciej launched early in the 10 minutes period for 6 minutes maxes, both gliding down in the increasing wind from Southeast and making it in the very distance. Without a final decision, the fourth flyoff had to be postponed to the next morning. At six o’clock Cody was first out with his model flying over the village, Maciej followed close after, showing a perfect glide. But his model went out of sight behind a row of high trees – losing 20 seconds to the winning time of Cody (5:32 min). The American became Junior World Champion F1P a second time in a row, marking a worthy end of most remarkable World Championship.




AUGUST 22nd 2008 F1 ABC&P
AUGUST 23rd 2008 F1 GHJQ& Vintage Power


Wayne Drake Perpetual Trophy for high time F1 A




(additional round time to fly both mini contests)

ENTRY:  $20 F1 ABC…$10 F1 GHJPQ&Vintage Prizes-- GLASS
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All contestants are invited to a Saturday Spaghetti Feed at Grells Farm Sponsored by the Willamette Modelers Club


Contestants must adhere to field/retrieval rules or face Disqualification from the meet.

October Vintage Power

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For the flyers that want to fly their Vintage FAI models
along with the modern FAI models we have decided to hold several Vintage events
for you at the California Invitational and the Sierra Cup. Juan Livotto and Mike McKeever have agreed
for Hector Diez and myself to run these events along with their F1GHJ events at
each contest. Set aside October 5thth for dusting off your Vintage models and bring them to Lost
Hills for some fun in the fall weather of Lost Hills

On the second day of the California Invitational contest at
Lost Hills we will be holding a contest for Vintage FAI Power, Vintage A/2
Nordic and Nostalgia Wakefield.

The present rules listed on the Vintage web site; will be used for the power
event. The Nordic event will require a
model to be straight towed; no moving tow hook allowed along with no composites
structures. The only item on the model
that maybe constructed from composites / aluminum is the tailboom. Total area and weight must meet the present
FAI rules. The Wakefield event will use the present NFFS
Nostalgia rules.

This will be a five round contest starting at10:00am on
October 5th. All flights will
be 180 seconds and flyoffs times to be determined

Vintage FAI Power will be held on the second day of the
Sierra Cup. The present rules listed on the Vintage web site; will be used.

This will be a five round contest starting at 8:00am on
October 8th. All flights will be 180 seconds and flyoffs times to be

Roger Morrell