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Table of Contents SEN 1897

  1. Mongolia Pre-View
  2. Scale Staffel at Perris
  3. Euro Champs

Mongolia Pre-View

As every true blue FAI sportsman knows the next FAI Free Flight World Champs will be held in Mongolia. Compared with every other recent World Champs in recent years the country and flying field is not very well known to the FAI Free flight community. In recent years only a few international sportsmen have visited Mongolia and taken part in World Cup events. MASA (The Mongolian National Aero Club) has hosted 2 Continental Championships but until this year’s we did not have the opportunity to ask someone to do a special report for us. In addition because there was going to be a lady on the Australian team and there are a number of ladies who are considering whether to attend the World Champs we decided to help them by asking Leigh Morgan to write about the Continental Champ from her point of view. In listening to a number of Western sportsmen a number have some concerns about taking part in next year’s event because of the number of unknowns and potential costs. We are a little surprised that the organizers have not addressed this by doing a little marketing or promotion directly to the FAI community.

The Morgans flew from Australia to Beijing and then on to Ulan Bataar. For their return journey they took the train to Beijing and then the flight back to Australia. One feature of the train journey was the changing of wheels of the wheels on the train from the gauge used in Mongolia, which is like Russia to the gauge used in China, which is like Europe. Leigh talks about this part of the trip. One final comment Leigh and Vin Morgan are experienced international travelers.

Dear Lindy and Roger,

I did say I would write you a report, so here it is:-

I thought the field at Mongolia, was the best I have flown on in the world. There are undulations which make the air tricky, just like Omarama, but it is huge, covered in short soft grass and wild flowers. No fences and no trees, and beautiful. The Mongolians were so hospitable, and ran good high standard competitions. They are highly educated with university and post graduate degrees. A couple of the women I spoke to run their own businesses, and could speak at least two languages, they had Masters degrees, one had studied in Japan.

The gers were comfortable. The ones we stayed in had comfortable beds and attached bathrooms.

There was a clean flushing toilet on the field, with an attendant who went to a lot of trouble to keep it clean all the time. Toilet paper is not provided, so you do need to take your own, and put it in the bin provided. Do not flush it down the toilet. The toilet was unisex, but I did not find this a problem. One toilet for males, and one for females, all in the same area.

Lunches were cooked on the field, in a large ger, and free for competitors, and very cheap for helpers. They tended to be rice, and stir fried vegetables and meat. Soft drinks were available, and tea.

The time keepers improved as the competitions progressed. They were mainly secondary school kids, and mostly were keen and wanted to do a good job.

The announcements were made in Mongolian and English.

The weather was a very pleasant mid 20 degrees. Cool in the mornings with dew on the grass, but this dried off quickly.

The Mongolians seem to have a large group of young enthusiastic fliers. F1A was popular, and Phil had a group cheering him on in the Mixman fly offs. He did not let them down, flying so well, and winning convincingly. Interestingly the three left were an F1A, an F1B and an F1C. The final 9 minute round was between the F1A and F1B. Phil made the 9 minutes to win.

We had a bus with a good driver, who did not speak any English, but he was quick to see what we needed, and a delightful character. We gave him meals, as well as paying for fuel, and a daily charge. The road to our hotel was a challenge, and the road out to the flying field was fairly rough as well. We were flooded out of our first hotel, Khan Jims which was just lovely, interesting food and a truly beautiful place to stay. However it was on an island between two rivers, which flooded after some heavy overnight rain. The driver carried our boxes and me out, and got us to the field in time for Phil Mitchell to fly in the F1H contest. The people at Khan Jims found us other accommodation, in a large complex with gers, and cabins, which was not as charming as our first hotel, but highly satisfactory. The trip out to the field each day, from here, over the hills on a winding unmade road, was fairly exciting.

We looked like ‘Dad’s Army’’ Most of the other fliers were young, and we with the exception of

Phil are so old. I was the only women flier, and because of my great age they kept following me around with chairs. They also kept taking photos of me winding and launching, and then interviewing me for TV. I did find the attention slightly off putting, and I was really distracted in one round in the main contest because I had a camera very close.

At the prize giving dinner, they gave a special presentation to all the competitors over 60. We were a team of six people and five of our team stood up and two Chinese.

There were throat singers at the opening and closing ceremonies, which were very good. All in all the contest was well run and just good to be there, and the Mongolians were so welcoming. I loved the whole experience.

The train trip from UB to Beijing was good. It took a day and a half, and allowed us to see more of Mongolia, and the mountains of China. Two members of the Chinese team took us to a wonderful Peking duck meal, on our final night in China. I’m so glad I took my place in the Australian F1B team, and we did not do all that badly in the Asian/Pacific championships, getting a second in the team places.

I hope this is helpful. I think you would like Mongolia.

Leigh

SCALE STAFFEL.. FLYING ACES Event at Taibi Field

One of the largest FLYING ACES events will be held at Taibi Field in Perris
on AUGUST 23rd and 24th. Sponsored and run by the SCALE STAFFEL Squadron,
FAC-41, this event will feature many mass launches, scale rubber and
power events. Also featured are several duration events including Jimmie Allen,
FAC Embryo , Small Rubber Cabin and stick. One of the mass launches will
be Double Trouble which features twin rubber scale aircraft.
For more info go to _www.scalestaffel.org_ (http://www.scalestaffel.org)
and click on newsletter…The latest newsletter features a contest flyer
with all the info. Much fun at this TWO-DAY…Hope to see you there.

Roger Willis

Euro Champs

Because of travel to the otherside of the World we did report on the Euro Champs on a daily basis. Information appeared on social media and the results on the organizer’s web site.

Items of Note

F1A was won by Robert Lesko or Croatia , aka Leki. Robert won the Wolrd Champs last year. He is notable that he make all of his models include the on board electronics.

In F1B top man was Jan Cihak of the Czech Republic. Per Findahl who was 3rd in F1A also placed well in F1B 10th place.

F1C was won by the new name from the Ukraine, Slava Alexksandrov

Both F1A and F1C came to a result in an evening fly off while for F1B the fly off was moved to the next morning because of bad weather.

It was good to see two new names in the top places. The top team was Russia winning all the team trophies and the overall team event. This follows the strong Russian performance in the Junior World Champs. Looking at the current World Cup scores there are more Russians with World Cup points than any other country. This indicates a great depth of talent that is shown in the team results.

The results follow

 F1A

F L Y OFF
No Name, Surname Country 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Resul1st 2nd 3rd Total
1 LESKO ROBERT CROATIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 540
2 ANTON GORSKY RUSSIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 394
3 FINDAHL PER-Ech SWEDEN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 389
4 SZIJJARTO SZILARD ROMANIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 372
5 LOMOV NIKOLAY RUSSIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 354
6 HUBER KOSMA SWEDEN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 348
7 BEZAK IVAN SLOVAK REPUBLIC 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 345
8 KOGLOT ROLAND SLOVENIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 340
9 STUDNIK AVNER ISRAEL 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 316
10 RAGOT EMMANUEL FRANCE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 302
11 BEZCHASNYY VASYL UKRAINE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 298
12 KARGIN CETIN TURKEY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 295
13 GALOR EYAL ISRAEL 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 294
14 OLGUN YALCIN TURKEY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 282
15 BOMBEK IGOR CROATIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 264
16 STRANIERI MARCO ITALY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 238
17 BACHAR LIOR ISRAEL 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 227
18 STEZALSKI DARIUSZ POLAND 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 218
19 PAPEZ VACLAV CZECH REPUBLIC 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 214
20 PERSSON ANDERS SWEDEN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 284
21 RYAZANTSEV ALEKSEI RUSSIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 272
22 ASSMUSS RON GERMANY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 264
23 SION JULIEN ROMANIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 251
24 TREGER IVAN SLOVAK REPUBLIC 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 244
25 ANDRIST CHRISTIAN SWITZERLAND 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 241
26 BRUSSOLO VITTORIO ITALY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 240
27 SVENUNGSSON JAN SWEDEN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 240
28 KEES VAN DE VEN NETHERLANDS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 237
29 JAREMENKO DENYS UKRAINE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 237
30 ABERLENC FREDERIC FRANCE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 227
31 WILLIAMS CHRISTOPHER GREAT BRITAIN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 223
32 ABAD JAVIER SPAIN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 222
33 NYHEGN JES DENMARK 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 212
34 HJORTH ESBEN DENMARK 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 205
35 PECENKOVIC ENES BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 203
36 NERENG VEGAR NORWAY 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 189
37 WIN BELLEN NETHERLANDS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 143
38 LEPP TAMBET ESTONIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 94
39 MITRACHE ALIN ROMANIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 73
40 ARINGER LUCA AUSTRIA 210 180 180 177 180 173 180 1280
41 TAHKAPAA HEIKKI FINLAND 200 180 180 180 180 180 180 1280
42 POUZET BERTRAND FRANCE 210 180 180 168 180 180 180 1278
43 CARTER JOHN GREAT BRITAIN 210 180 180 180 180 168 180 1278
44 LEMUT MIHA SLOVENIA 210 180 167 180 180 180 180 1277
45 RICHARD JACK GREAT BRITAIN 196 180 180 180 180 180 180 1276
46 HRAST MATIJA SLOVENIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 164 1274
47 SAVIC SLAVKO SERBIA 193 180 180 180 180 180 180 1273
48 HALASZ-SZABO ISTVAN HUNGARY 210 180 162 180 180 180 180 1272
49 BORDOSKI MILOS SERBIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 160 1270
50 DIMAVICIUS VIDAS LITHUANIA 188 180 180 180 180 180 180 1268
51 LINKOSALO TAPIO FINLAND 210 180 180 157 180 180 180 1267
52 KLEMETSEN ANDERS NORWAY 210 180 156 180 180 180 180 1266
53 GHISELLI PAOLO ITALY 210 180 180 180 180 154 180 1264
54 FRIC DUSAN CZECH REPUBLIC 210 180 180 180 180 180 153 1263
55 JAKUTIS SIGITAS LITHUANIA 210 180 180 152 180 180 180 1262
56 BJELAJAC ROBERT BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 210 180 145 180 180 180 180 1255
57 PITLANIC MIROSLAV SLOVAK REPUBLIC 210 180 145 180 180 180 180 1255
58 ABOLINS GUNDARS LATVIA 210 180 180 180 148 167 180 1245
59 ZARINS JANIS LATVIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 132 1242
60 SELL JANAR ESTONIA 210 180 180 180 180 122 180 1232
61 KRASZNAI JOZSEF HUNGARY 210 180 180 122 180 180 180 1232
62 BARDAROV BORISLAV BULGARIA 210 180 180 180 180 121 180 1231
63 GRUSHKOVSKYI IURII UKRAINE 210 180 180 180 180 116 180 1226
64 PLUME ANRIJS LATVIA 210 180 115 180 180 180 180 1225
65 HALICKI LUKASZ POLAND 210 180 180 180 113 180 180 1223
66 MACKUS TOMAS LITHUANIA 210 180 180 180 180 180 101 1211
67 BLAGOJEVIC RADOJE SERBIA 210 180 180 180 180 100 180 1210
68 GRUNEIS MANFRED AUSTRIA 210 180 180 180 93 180 180 1203
69 BACHMANN CHRISTOPH SWITZERLAND 210 180 180 180 180 169 90 1189
70 LIHTAMO MATTI FINLAND 210 180 180 180 140 180 116 1186
71 WUTZL FRANZ AUSTRIA 210 180 180 180 180 94 153 1177
72 MANDICEV MIROSLAV BULGARIA 210 180 180 145 86 180 180 1161
73 JIRINEC VACLAV CZECH REPUBLIC 65 180 180 180 180 180 180 1145
74 YORDANOV MOMCHIL BULGARIA 139 92 180 180 180 180 180 1131
75 BAJORAT VOLKER GERMANY 210 180 180 3 180 180 180 1113
76 HOENIG BERND GERMANY 113 180 180 104 180 180 175 1112
77 JENSEN STEFFEN DENMARK 210 180 180 180 180 180 0 1110
78 KRASZNAI DAVID GABOR HUNGARY 210 180 180 180 180 180 0 1110
79 JASMINKA PECENKOVIC BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 191 154 101 180 180 92 180 1078
80 HALICKI KAMIL POLAND 94 180 180 180 180 81 180 1075
81 ANDRIST DOMINIK SWITZERLAND 210 180 180 126 180 180 0 1056
82 SEVGI OSMAN TURKEY 210 180 180 0 109 180 135 994
83 MEGLAJ GROZDAN CROATIA 210 180 180 180 0 0 0 750

Team Classification F1A
PlacTeam competitor 1 compeTOTALtotal
team
1 RUSSIA 1290 1290 3870 28
2 ISRAEL 1290 1290 3870 39
3 SWEDEN 1290 1290 3870 50
4 ROMANIA 1290 1290 3870 66
5 FRANCE 1290 1278 3858
6 GREAT BRITAIN 1278 1276 3844
7 ITALY 1290 1290 3844
8 SLOVENIA 1290 1274 3841
9 SLOVAK REPUBLIK 1290 1290 3835
10 UKRAINE 1290 1290 3806
11 SERBIA 1270 1210 3753
12 LITHUANIA 1262 1268 3741
13 FINLAND 1186 1280 3733
14 LATVIA 1242 1245 3712
15 CZECH REPUBLIC 1290 1263 3698
16 DENMARK 1290 1110 3690
17 AUSTRIA

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