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Table of Contents – SEN 2045

  1. Mongolia by SEN
  2. WC Results
  3. Mongolia From FB
  4. Rocky Mountain Champs
  5. Kerger’s Komments

Mongolia by SEN
Executive Summary

This was the first time the World Championships for Free Flight Model Airplanes had been held in Asia. The event was hosted by Mongolia, where MASA, the Mongolian Air sport Association did an excellent job in organizing this event. The event had a fair sporting outcome and introduced a new set of worthy sporting champions and teams. This World Championship introduced a new country and continent to the international free flight community. Taking part in an event like this gives you a different perspective from the typical tourist in visiting a country because you have to interact with the local people much more and experience on a small scale what it is like to live in that country.

With every World Championship there are always challenges; weather, logistics, accommodation, driving and communications but that’s just part of the game.

Let’s not forget that this is a World Championship and teams from many different countries take part with different ideas on what it take to win, different budgets, different dietary needs and different sized teams. The organizer needs to accommodate these different aspects

The site

The flying site is key to the success of such an event and this is probably the best large flying site in the world. In every direction we flew there were no obstacles, no crops, no trees, and no villages just flat grass land. There were some animals, sheep, goats, cattle, horses and camels on the land but none caused any problems. The only site related incident I heard of was a French F1B flyer whose model failed to D/T properly in one of the World Cup events and went stalling for 11 minutes until it hit high tension power wires with the usual result. The MASA camp and time keepers accommodation were about 2 Km from the flight line so did not obstruct the time keeper’s view of the models.

The Weather

The weather was probably the most unexpected factor for the visitors. I think we expected a very stable continental climate, are all Mongolia in in the center of Asia but on some days the weather changed quite quickly with some rain and storms that cleared up quickly. These changeable conditions are those normally expected with a small island in large ocean like the UK or New Zealand. Some days it was a little colder than expected for summer.

However the weather conditions on a typical flying day, for example all 3 for the F1B events consisted of very calm weather for the first 2 rounds, basically just wind it and throw it, where the biggest problem was would it land back on the flight line. By round 3 thermal conditions had started with variable direction of the wind, some care was needed. Rounds 4 and 5 before lunch were very tricky thermal rounds with variable light wind from any and all directions, extreme care needed. The rounds 6 and starting at 2 had wind from 3 to 6 m/s with thermal conditions. Looking at it from the F1B flyer perspective it was a matter of deciding if the strategy was to pick the thermal by flying on the lull or the fill. By the time the evening came the wind had dropped a little but was still there

The Schedule

I think that a number of the participants underestimated how challenging physically the schedule could be. The first round was at 7 AM with 5 rounds flown before a Noon lunch break. This break was two hours and the sixth and seventh round followed, finishing the regular rounds at 4 PM. The plan was to start the fly offs at 6 PM but this was moved 7 to take advantage of an evening drop in the wind. Many F1B flyers, for example like to be there an hour before the start so it meant being on the field at 6AM and a 40 minute drive and loading of cars was typical. So this required getting up well before 5 AM. Looking at the other end of the day an 8 PM second fly off would put you back at your “camp” by 10 ready for dinner.

The People

The visitors were charmed by the host nation, everyone from the CD, the organizers, the drivers, the time keepers to the people in the stores and hotels were very pleasant and helpful, making our stay enjoyable.

The Time Keepers

The Time Keepers warrant a special note. The organizer had arranged for about 80 time keepers, all young people in their late teens and early twenties. They lived on the field in army style tents and did a very good job. They were polite, had good eyesight and typically at least one person on a pole spoke English. They were augmented by visitors. See the note from Facebook by Chris Edge. At every World Champs there are always some time keeping incident and I’m sure there were some in Mongolia but in a World Champs it is the Team manager’s job to make sure the both time keepers are looking at the same model, that they know what the model looks like etc. and to involve the jury as soon as possible if there is an issue. As an added benefit the Time keepers on their own initiative arranged a flash mob dance at the closing ceremony that was appreciated by all. Mongolia is a country with a young population and if these people are an indication the future for the country is bright.

We did have one incident with a flight line official who tried to chase our team manager off the flight line, maybe he did not think a woman could be the Team manager? It happened that Jury president Ian Kaynes was walking by at about that time and he dealt with it promptly.

Accommodation

There were a number of different accommodation choices both official and unofficial. The organizer set up their own camp on the field, MASA Camp. This had “Gers” for sleeping in with separate showers and toilets. They provided food and drink on the field. The Mongolian country side near the flying field was dotted with numerous “camps” where one could stay. These ranged from fairly basic like the MASA camp to very luxurious. I don’t think any one used the really expensive establishments. We followed the lead of the Australian team who had flown in the Continental Championships the year before and stayed at the Mandal Resort, probably one of the nicer “camps” used by the contestants. The US Team, Australia, Israel, Franc, New Zealand and Lithuania stayed at Mandal. This place had nice fully equipped Gers and cabins with a restaurant that while sometimes a little slow had over 80 menu items that catered for every dietary need. Some of the staff spoke excellent English so communication was not too difficult. Looking back with 20/20 hindsight the combined schedule of the teams with sometimes widely changes numbers at meals and meal times it would have been a good idea for the team managers to sit down with Mandal management to figure out some form of closer cooperation on meals. The cost was about 80 Euros a night. The downside was that there was a 7km cross country drive to the main road and no general internet access.

At the other end of the spectrum some of Russian and Ukrainian friends who seem to be able to zero in of the cheapest accommodation found some ex-military apartments a few KMs from the site where they could crash for about 10 Euros a night

The organizers provided free WiFi access both at MASA Camp and at the control tents near the flight line.

Transport and Infrastructure

Most teams went for vans with drivers. This is because road navigation in Mongolia can be difficult with minimal road signs in Mongolian Cyrillic. The written Mongolian language uses the Cyrillic character set but is not related to Russian or Ukrainian so while those people can recognize the letters and some popular words reading signs is difficult for all. Even in the somewhat insular USA the route to airports is almost always indicated by the picture of an airplane on the road sign I noticed that this was not the case even in down town Ulaan Baatar where the roads are the best. On top the signs being minimal there is often the need to navigate across country. The Mandal Resort we stayed at was about 7 km cross country with a number of alternate routes, same to the flying site and some tourist places like the 13 century camps we visited. I joked with our driver that as part of their Mongolia nomadic heritage the drivers all had a GPS built in their heads. At some places the driver would get out and ask a local which (usually dirt) road to take. Our driver also used Google Maps satellite view sometimes to pick which was the best track to take across an unknown field. The drivers were very helpful and as you can see from the schedule worked long days to support us.

I did notice that the Lithuanian team also staying at the Mandal Resort had a rental car but did not have the opportunity to talk with them how they got on. The German Company SIXT rent in Mongolia but there rates are about the same a local vehicle with driver.

View from Gardena, California

Or anywhere else off the field. World Champs followers world wide appreciated the organizer’s having the results on-line and the photos that the Mongolian social media experts posted in the Free Flight group on Facebook, as well a reports on FB from their friends.

The Ceremonials and Culture

We were treated to a mini-Naadam or traditional Mongolian games featuring Wrestling, archery and horse racing after the final contests. Roy Summersby showed a hidden talent by winning the archery event and selected international visitors presented the awards in the wrestling and horse racing.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies when off well under the shadow of Chinggis Khaan with commendably short speeches, appearances from local dignitaries, thanks to all that contributed and some Mongolian music, dance and contortionists. The cultural exhibitions were a very polished performance. The impromptu flash mob time keeper dance was appreciated by all. Maybe like the Ladies tea party at lunchtime on the F1A day this should be a World Champs regular event.

Parts of the final banquet in the Sky Friends air strip hanger were disappointing and there was not enough seating for all and people want to sit down after standing at the closing ceremonies. The food took some time to serve. One does not go to the banquet for a gourmet meal but to socialize with fellow sportsmen and friends but never the less it could have been a done a bit better. I left as the music volume cranked up to F1C level but everyone looked like they were have a great time.

The Outcome

This event was a flown at a location where very few of the participants had competed before so people were not familiar with the weather or field. The schedule was demanding so care had to be taken to apply one’s energies wisely. The need to share transportation was new to some. All of these combined to present some different but valid challenges that way have kept some of the “names” out of the top spots.


FAI World Championship class F1A 2015
roundroundroundroundroundroundroundTOTALflyofflyoff 2
1 Eyal Galor ISR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 473
2 Enes Pecenkovic BIH 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 409
3 Szilard Sijjarto ROU 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 407
4 Petri Kuikka FIN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 372
5 Per Findahl SWE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 361
6 Ivan Bezak SVK 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 354
7 John Carter GBR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 348
8 Anders Persson SWE 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 322
9 Stefan Rumpp GER 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 316
10 Phil Mitchell AUS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 315
11 Mikhail Lomov RUS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 313
12 Roland Koglot SLO 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 305
13 Luka Biteznik SLO 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 289
14 Slavko Savic SRB 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 286
15 Jacob Cohen ISR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 279
16 Zhi-Ping She CHN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 277
17 Anton Gorskiy RUS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 273
18 Jama Danier CAN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 264
19 Frederic Aberlenc FRA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 256
20 Yong Il Kim PRK 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 240
21 Mitsunobu Wada JPN 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 233
22 Tumur Sanjaa MGL 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 225
23 Radoje Blagojevic SRB 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 210
24 Boris Bernard FRA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 209
25 Thomas Weimer GER 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 181
26 Mikhail Kosonozhkin RUS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300 135
27 Iurii Grushkovskyi UKR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 300
28 Malcolm Campbell AUS 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 287
29 Jim Parker USA 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 256
30 John Williams GBR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 204
31 Avner Studnik ISR 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290 193
32 Brussolo Vittorio ITA 210 180 180 180 180 174 180 1284
33 Laszlo Klenoczki HUN 210 180 180 180 180 180 172 1282
34 Miroslav Mandichev BUL 210 180 180 180 180 180 166 1276
35 Rolandas Mackus LTU 200 175 180 180 180 180 180 1275
36 Peter Barron USA 210 180 180 180 180 152 180 1262
36 Vasyl Bezchasnyy UKR 210 180 180 180 180 152 180 1262
38 Anders Klemetsen NOR 210 173 180 180 180 156 180 1259
39 Tomas Mackus LTU 210 180 180 180 180 180 148 1258
40 Jasminka Pecenkovic BIH 193 180 180 180 180 164 180 1257
40 Michal Dvorak CZE 210 180 180 147 180 180 180 1257
42 Hye Song Pak PRK 210 180 150 172 180 180 180 1252
43 Lauri Malila SUI 210 180 180 180 180 141 180 1251
43 Oleg Pshenychnyy UKR 210 180 180 151 180 180 170 1251
45 Leslie Farkas CAN 189 180 180 161 180 180 180 1250
45 Shlomi Rosenweig USA 210 180 180 180 180 140 180 1250
45 Julien Sion ROU 210 180 180 180 140 180 180 1250
48 Myong Bom So PRK 210 138 180 180 180 180 180 1248
48 Gobbo Massimiliano ITA 210 180 180 138 180 180 180 1248
50 Emmanuel Ragot FRA 210 147 180 166 180 180 180 1243
51 Cetin Kargin TUR 210 180 180 180 180 130 180 1240
52 Jari Valo FIN 183 180 156 180 180 180 180 1239
53 Daizo Ikoma JPN 210 127 180 180 180 180 180 1237
53 Brian Baines GBR 191 146 180 180 180 180 180 1237
55 Borislav Bardarov BUL 210 180 180 180 180 180 118 1228
56 Hua-Qiang Wang CHN 210 180 180 180 108 180 180 1218
57 Czeslaw Ziober POL 210 180 180 180 102 180 156 1188
58 Frank Adametz GER 104 180 180 180 180 180 180 1184
59 Bartosz Karlowski POL 101 180 180 180 180 180 180 1181
60 Viktor Khokhlov KAZ 210 180 180 104 180 141 180 1175
61 Amartuvshin Avirmed MGL 210 180 180 62 180 180 180 1172
62 Roman Golubowski POL 210 180 55 180 180 180 180 1165
63 Sung Hwan Son KOR 65 180 180 180 180 180 180 1145
64 Peter Allnutt CAN 145 180 92 180 180 180 180 1137
65 Maurizio Tomazzoni ITA 190 156 180 180 180 180 70 1136
66 Robert Lesko W/C 210 180 180 180 0 180 180 1110
66 Milos Bordoski SRB 82 180 128 180 180 180 180 1110
68 Helmut Fuss AUT 210 137 180 66 138 180 180 1091
69 Kim Henriksson FIN 84 88 180 180 180 180 180 1072
70 Sergey Podiesnyy KAZ 35 180 180 180 180 180 113 1048
71 Kyung Ho Ha KOR 176 180 180 121 102 180 106 1045
72 Jan Svenungsson SWE 210 180 73 26 180 180 180 1029
73 Tulga Gombosuren MGL 210 180 0 180 180 180 83 1013
74 Albert Fathers AUS 210 21 180 85 180 88 180 944
75 Lu-Song Yang CHN 22 180 180 82 140 143 180 927
76 Jernej Jurnar SLO 210 180 88 180 118 49 58 883
Number of maximum in each round 61 66 68 63 68 64 65
Number of full scores up to each round 61 55 50 45 41 35 31
Team results
Country AbbreviatiTotal RoundTeam member places
1 Israel ISR 3870 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15 31
2 Russia RUS 3870 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 17 26
3 France FRA 3823 1 8 5 5 5 3 3 19 24 50
4 Great Britain GBR 3817 11 11 7 6 6 4 4 7 30 53
5 Ukraine UKR 3803 1 1 1 4 4 5 5 27 36 43
6 USA USA 3802 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 29 36 45
7 DPR Korea PRK 3790 1 9 8 7 7 7 7 20 42 48
8 Germany GER 3764 14 13 10 10 9 9 8 9 25 58
9 Serbia SRB 3690 16 15 14 11 11 10 9 14 23 66
10 Canada CAN 3677 13 12 13 12 12 11 10 18 45 64
11 Italy ITA 3668 12 10 6 8 8 8 11 32 48 65
12 Sweden SWE 3609 1 1 11 15 14 12 12 5 8 72
13 Finland FIN 3601 17 18 18 16 15 13 13 4 52 69
14 Poland POL 3534 15 14 17 13 17 16 14 57 59 62
15 Australia AUS 3524 1 16 12 14 13 17 15 10 28 74
16 Mongolia MGL 3475 1 1 14 18 16 15 16 22 61 73
17 Slovenia SLO 3463 1 1 9 9 10 14 17 12 13 76
18 China CHN 3435 18 17 16 17 18 18 18 16 56 75
19 Bosnia-HerzegovinaBIH BIH 2547 23 22 22 22 21 21 19 2 40
20 Romania ROU 2540 19 19 19 19 22 22 20 3 45
21 Lithuania LTU 2533 22 21 21 21 20 20 21 35 39
22 Japan JPN 2527 19 23 23 23 23 23 22 21 53
23 Bulgaria BUL 2504 19 19 19 19 19 19 23 34 55
24 Kazakhstan KAZ 2223 24 24 24 25 24 24 24 60 70
25 Korea KOR 2190 25 25 25 24 25 25 25 63 71
26 Slovakia SVK 1290 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 6
27 Hungary HUN 1282 26 26 26 26 26 26 27 33
28 Norway NOR 1259 26 31 31 30 30 28 28 38
29 Czech Republic CZE 1257 26 26 26 31 31 29 29 40
30 Switzerland SUI 1251 26 26 26 26 26 30 30 43
31 Turkey TUR 1240 26 26 26 26 26 31 31 51
32 Austria AUT 1091 26 32 32 32 32 32 32 68

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FAI World Championship class F1B 2015
roundroundroundroundroundroundroundTOTALflyofflyoff 2
1 Gongor Mijiddorj MGL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 420
2 Stepan Stefanchuk UKR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 380
3 Oleg Kulakovskyy UKR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 376
4 Svetozar Gostojic SRB 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 364
5 Tony Mathews CAN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 341
6 Alexey Burdov RUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 337
7 Ondrej Parpel CZE 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 322
8 Tomas Mackus LTU 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 291
8 Vladislav Urban CZE 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 291
10 Ladislav Horak CAN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 265
11 Martin Hartl CZE 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 264
12 Blake Jensen USA 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 255
13 Stanislaw Skibicki POL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 242
14 Bernd Silz GER 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 163
15 Roger Morrell NZL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 285
16 Ohad Weisfelner ISR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 283
17 Yu-Sheng Wu CHN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 241
18 William Booth USA 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 240
19 Michael Woolner GBR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 236
20 Igor Vivchar UKR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 228
21 Craig Hemsworth AUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 223
22 Mitsuhiro Kogano JPN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 222
23 Bojan Gostojic SRB 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 221
24 Janne Isotalo FIN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 217
25 Luka Hribar SLO 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 201
26 Albert Bulatov W/C 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 200
27 Yun Pan CHN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 185
28 Adam Krawiec POL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 168
29 Bror Eimar SWE 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 136
30 Peter Brown GBR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 130
31 Matti Lihtamo FIN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 96
32 Shmuel Kuflik ISR 235 180 180 180 180 180 180 1315
33 Andrzej Poczobut POL 231 180 180 180 180 180 180 1311
34 Or Shabat ISR 240 180 180 180 180 169 180 1309
34 Taimas Nurtayev KAZ 240 180 180 180 180 180 169 1309
36 Kun-Jiang Dong CHN 240 180 180 167 180 180 180 1307
37 Aleksandr Shelepov MNE 225 180 180 180 180 180 180 1305
37 Bernhard Schwendemann GER 240 180 180 165 180 180 180 1305
39 Radoje Blagojevic SRB 221 180 180 180 180 180 180 1301
39 Masaru Koike JPN 221 180 180 180 180 180 180 1301
41 Andrey Burdov RUS 240 180 180 180 158 180 180 1298
42 Timur Useynov RUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 157 1297
43 Kusterle Mario ITA 240 180 180 180 154 180 180 1294
44 Tomaz Hribar SLO 212 180 180 180 180 180 180 1292
45 Hakan Broberg SWE 240 180 180 180 180 180 149 1289
46 Michael Seifert GER 240 180 180 180 180 180 146 1286
47 Vin Morgan AUS 240 180 180 180 180 143 180 1283
48 Dag Edvard Larsen NOR 240 180 180 180 180 180 135 1275
49 Fritz Gnass CAN 240 180 180 180 133 180 180 1273
50 Bela Suranyi ROU 236 180 180 180 171 180 142 1269
51 Sukhbat Batsuuri MGL 240 180 180 180 180 126 180 1266
52 Hyong Jin Pak PRK 240 180 180 180 125 180 180 1265
53 Solongo Sodnombaljir MGL 240 180 180 123 180 180 180 1263
54 Rolandas Mackus LTU 240 180 180 180 180 119 180 1259
55 Dietmar Piber AUT 240 180 180 180 180 134 156 1250
56 Ismet Yurtseven TUR 175 180 180 161 180 180 180 1236
57 Mickael Rigault FRA 240 180 180 180 138 180 133 1231
58 Jun Yoshida JPN 147 180 180 180 180 180 180 1227
59 Juhani Isotalo FIN 178 180 180 159 168 180 180 1225
60 Julien Laty FRA 240 180 180 180 180 180 83 1223
61 Dragan Stankovic SLO 206 180 180 157 138 180 180 1221
61 Sandor Geza Vincze ROU 141 180 180 180 180 180 180 1221
63 Jean-Claude Cheneau FRA 191 180 152 180 180 157 180 1220
64 Datti Alfonso ITA 240 180 150 141 180 180 143 1214
65 Paul Lagan NZL 201 180 180 180 180 180 103 1204
66 Thae Chol Song PRK 190 180 180 180 108 180 180 1198
67 Marian Popescu ROU 143 180 172 180 180 159 180 1194
68 Michael Woodhouse GBR 240 180 180 180 180 38 180 1178
69 Greg Simon USA 163 180 180 180 180 180 108 1171
70 Harald Meusburger AUT 112 180 180 180 180 116 180 1128
71 Yong Su Hong PRK 234 180 110 180 180 32 180 1096
72 Thorvald Christensen SWE 240 180 180 102 101 95 180 1078
73 Young Gil Park KOR 202 180 180 180 44 97 180 1063
74 Sang Wook Ko KOR 123 50 124 180 180 180 180 1017
75 Ismail Sarioglu TUR 236 180 80 180 130 0 180 986
76 Verena Greimel AUT 108 137 99 124 120 103 180 871
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Team results
Country AbbreviTotalRoundTeam member places
1 Ukraine UKR 3960 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 20
2 Czech Republic CZE 3960 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 8 11
3 Poland POL 3951 11 11 11 7 5 3 3 13 28 33
4 China CHN 3947 1 1 1 8 6 4 4 17 27 36
5 Israel ISR 3944 10 10 10 6 4 6 5 16 32 34
6 Serbia SRB 3941 12 12 12 10 8 7 6 4 23 39
7 Russia RUS 3915 1 1 1 1 9 8 7 6 41 42
8 Canada CAN 3913 1 1 1 1 10 9 8 5 10 49
9 Germany GER 3911 1 1 1 9 7 5 9 14 37 46
10 Finland FIN 3865 15 15 13 15 13 11 10 24 31 59
11 Mongolia MGL 3849 1 1 1 11 11 12 11 1 51 53
12 Japan JPN 3848 18 18 17 17 14 13 12 22 39 58
13 Slovenia SLO 3833 16 16 14 16 16 14 13 25 44 61
14 Great Britain GBR 3818 1 1 1 1 1 15 14 19 30 68
15 USA USA 3811 17 17 15 12 12 10 15 12 18 69
16 Sweden SWE 3687 1 1 1 14 17 18 16 29 45 72
17 Romania ROU 3684 19 19 19 19 18 17 17 50 61 67
18 France FRA 3674 13 13 15 12 15 16 18 57 60 63
19 DPR Korea PRK 3559 14 14 18 18 19 19 19 52 66 71
20 Austria AUT 3249 23 20 20 20 20 20 20 55 70 76
21 Australia AUS 2603 20 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 47
22 Lithuania LTU 2579 20 21 21 21 21 23 22 8 54
23 New Zealand NZL 2524 24 24 24 23 23 22 23 15 65
24 Italy ITA 2508 20 21 23 24 24 24 24 43 64
25 Turkey TUR 2222 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 56 75
26 Korea KOR 2080 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 73 74
27 Kazakhstan KAZ 1309 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 34
28 Montenegro MNE 1305 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 37
29 Norway NOR 1275 27 27 27 27 27 27 29 48

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FAI World Championship class F1C 2015

Individual results
roundroundroundroundroundroundroundTOTALflyofflyoff 2
1 Alexandrov Viacheslav UKR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 600
2 Roy Summersby W/C 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 567
3 Yuan Gao CHN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 457
4 Reinhard Truppe AUT 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 448
5 Chun-Lai Dong CHN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 406
6 Erdenebat Batzorigt MGL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 334
7 Michael Roberts USA 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 300 218
8 Artem Babenko UKR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 295
8 Terry Bond AUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 295
10 Gradi Franco ITA 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 255
11 Avraham Elyakim ISR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 246
12 Jari Valo FIN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 232
13 Aleksey Talanov RUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 224
14 Akio Ezure JPN 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 208
15 Yury Perchuk RUS 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 206
16 Kenneth Faux GBR 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 195
17 Michael Sondhauss GER 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 176
18 Edward Burek POL 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 173
19 Claus Gretter GER 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320 169
20 Rostislav Pecherskiy CAN 234 180 180 180 180 180 180 1314
21 Jiong-Yu Zou CHN 240 180 171 180 180 180 180 1311
22 Gauthier Briere FRA 240 180 180 164 180 180 180 1304
23 Namduu Erdenebat MGL 240 180 180 180 180 180 160 1300
24 Yaakov Itzhakov ISR 231 180 180 180 180 168 180 1299
25 Yury Shvedenkov CAN 240 180 180 180 180 180 153 1293
25 Sergey Podiesnyy KAZ 240 180 180 180 180 153 180 1293
27 John Cuthbert GBR 206 180 180 180 180 180 180 1286
28 Damjan Zulic SLO 240 137 180 180 180 180 180 1277
29 Michael Lester GBR 225 180 180 180 141 180 180 1266
30 Volodymyr Sychov SLO 240 180 116 180 180 180 180 1256
30 Mariusz Gasiorowski POL 230 176 180 180 130 180 180 1256
32 Khishigbat Terbish MGL 240 180 180 180 180 180 113 1253
33 Shlomo Nagari ISR 240 180 180 138 136 180 180 1234
34 Nikolay Rekhin RUS 240 180 180 180 180 83 180 1223
35 Ron Mcburnett USA 240 180 180 161 180 180 85 1206
36 Guadagno Poberto ITA 240 180 180 57 180 180 180 1197
37 Charlie Stiles USA 240 180 180 101 180 126 180 1187
38 Venuti Giorgio ITA 240 180 180 180 180 95 114 1169
38 Claus-Peter Waechtler GER 240 180 180 180 180 180 29 1169
40 Marek Roman POL 240 157 180 180 67 112 180 1116
41 Niel Pollock AUS 192 180 29 145 180 180 180 1086
42 Gary Pope AUS 84 180 132 180 180 180 138 1074
43 Kazumasa Sekizawa JPN 240 180 180 180 83 22 158 1043
44 Atae Yamasaki JPN 0 180 180 180 180 7 0 727
45 Yevhen Verbitskyy UKR 103 0 80 176 38 81 180 658
Number of maximum in each round 36 41 40 38 39 36 36
Number of full scores up to each round 36 34 32 27 26 23 19
Team results
Country AbbreviatiTotal RoundTeam member places
1 China CHN 3951 1 1 6 4 4 3 1 3 5 21
2 Mongolia MGL 3873 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 6 23 32
3 Great Britain GBR 3872 9 9 9 6 5 4 3 16 27 29
4 Russia RUS 3863 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 13 15 34
5 Israel ISR 3853 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 11 24 33
6 Germany GER 3809 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 17 19 38
7 USA USA 3713 1 1 1 8 7 7 7 7 35 37
8 Poland POL 3692 8 8 8 5 9 9 8 18 30 40
9 Italy ITA 3686 1 1 1 9 8 8 9 10 36 38
10 Australia AUS 3480 11 10 11 12 11 10 10 8 41 42
11 Ukraine UKR 3298 10 12 12 11 12 11 11 1 8 45
12 Japan JPN 3090 13 11 10 10 10 12 12 14 43 44
13 Canada CAN 2607 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 20 25
14 Slovenia SLO 2533 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 28 30
15 Austria AUT 1320 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 4
16 Finland FIN 1320 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 12
17 France FRA 1304 15 15 15 18 18 17 17 22
18 Kazakhstan KAZ 1293 15 15 15 15 15 18 18 25

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FAI World Championship class F1 Challenge 2015
Held at Darkan Nayonii Khudag, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from July 27 to August 3

Order determined by total score in all three events.
PlacCountry Total tF1A tF1B tF1C time
1 Israel 11667 3870 3944 3853
2 Russia 11648 3870 3915 3863
3 Great Britain 11507 3817 3818 3872
4 Germany 11484 3764 3911 3809
5 China 11333 3435 3947 3951
6 USA 11326 3802 3811 3713
7 Mongolia 11197 3475 3849 3873
8 Poland 11177 3534 3951 3692
9 Ukraine 11061 3803 3960 3298
10 Canada 10197 3677 3913 2607
11 Italy 9862 3668 2508 3686
12 Slovenia 9829 3463 3833 2533
13 Australia 9607 3524 2603 3480
14 Japan 9465 2527 3848 3090
15 France 8801 3823 3674 1304
16 Finland 8786 3601 3865 1320
17 Serbia 7631 3690 3941 0
18 DPR Korea 7349 3790 3559 0
19 Sweden 7296 3609 3687 0
20 Romania 6224 2540 3684 0
21 Austria 5660 1091 3249 1320
22 Czech Republic 5217 1257 3960 0
23 Lithuania 5112 2533 2579 0
24 Kazakhstan 4825 2223 1309 1293
25 Korea 4270 2190 2080 0
26 Turkey 3462 1240 2222 0
27 Bosnia-Herzegovina 2547 2547 0 0
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Mongolia From FB and the Edge of Beyond
Chris Edge: For all those unable to make it and see for themselves, the 2015 World Champs were without doubt the best event ever. Perfect: not totally, but the combination of excellent organisation, the best site in the world and challenging (ie tricky !) weather made the winners worthy world champions. I wouldn’t hesitate to go to Mongolia again. Many thanks to the organisers, officials, helpers and competitors. CHE

Ismail Sarioglu One for sure; Mongolian friends did their best. But it was no joy ride.
Weather and climate was strange. Traffic was terrible. MASA Camp was not easy.
I am happy to have been there , but it was a once a lifetime experiance for me.

Chris Edge I don’t really want a long discussion on all this but it depends of what your expectations were. If you want to stay in a good hotel, get a nice hot shower and meal in the early evening then don’t go to a model flying contest. The weather was challenging and different on many days, but flown within the limits (rules) of visibility and wind speed and all competitors had the same chances. Those that won did so through hard work, good models and an understanding of the conditions. I worked with the organisers as a timekeeper and was very proud to do so; to be a small part of the event. We can all point to areas where things could be better but overall, being objective about what we were there for (a model flying contest) then it was the best I’ve been to. The organisers get high praise from me. CHE

Robin Beckford CHE, did you manage to acquire the green jacket as a souvenir?

Jasna Pe?enkovi? We really enjoyed it and would go again! We stayed in a good hotel, The Big Sky Lodge offered us everything, great beds, a nice hot shower, food was incredible, friendly, loving people. Traffic was tough but we did not have to deal with it; we could re…See More

Tiffaney O’Dell Great field. Good organization. Great timers. The weather afflicts every contest. Of course, it was beautiful afterwards.

Ismail Sarioglu Well, I am glad that you enjoyed all of it .
And, yes , the winners won it the hard way and they deserved the victory.
Yet, I would personally still prefare something Like France 2013 smile emoticon
Plus, Mongolian did their best on the field but it was not perfect. In F1B 5th round, pool 3, my timekeepers fallowed a model at 45° to my model, for 130 sec., which landed in direction of tents and my model maxed near the field. I did not complain officially, becouse I allready was below full score.

Chris Edge It’s a shame you had a timekeeping problem, the first I’ve really heard about. The timekeepers were from local schools, and some local model flyers, who volunteered. They were briefed every morning by the contest director, knew exactly what was expecte…See More

Ismail Sarioglu I also warned Mr.Kaynes “unofficialy” on what had happened after the flight, to avoid a further potential mistake from the same pool.
I am not after raising doubts on the perfomance of the time keepers or denying their overal effort, yet this is exactly what has happened.
I also helped major organizations and we deal with such a case by simply switching one time keeper with a one from the next pool, if there is no “officiall” complain.

Thomas Weimer I also enjoyed the stay in Mongolia. Masa Camp was simple but ok, everything else was great. What I liked very much, was the friendship amongst us all. Russians and Ukrainiens, flyers from different countries of the Balkans, Germans and Israelies and many more were and are good friends.

Jasna Pe?enkovi? Yes, Thomas, that was the best! All of us from all over the globe, with different backgrounds, cultures and languages but with the common goal, sports and friendship!

?. ?????? Thank you so much! it was honor to work by timekeepering. our door is always open if you would like to come again.

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Kerger’s Komments RE: SEN 2042
From: Terry Kerger

Roger!!!!

Maybe you can encourage Mr. Cuthbert to encourage the Mongolian Mixmen organizers to collect data from the flyers and publish the data for the F1C model that they use in the competition. Potentially indicate on the time card with check boxes to choose one for:
Geared folder
Geared flapper
Geared Fixed wing
Direct drive folder
Direct drive flapper
Direct drive fixed wing

There has been little discussion of what it means for a 4 second engine run. Is a 3.99 or a 4.09 engine run legal?


Terry Kerger | PE

In Reply …

Terry , I have have been successful about convincing any F1C flyer of anything.

But the organizer did have the 4 second motor run for F1C in the Mixman

Not all that many F1C flyers flew and some pulled out when it got windy. One was in the flyoff with a folder and had an excellent 4 second climb in the difficult conditions and might well have won but unfortunately one wing failed to unfold with unpleasant results.

In the closing ceremenong one of the ortagnizees made a comment about using the 4 second motor run and how it was sucessful. This statement did not have the agreement of the assembled F1C community and some rumbling was heard.

While I agree the event would have been an ideal place to collect the statistics about the typeof F1C model and how they did, doing this would hav really required a dedicated person. You will remember from you WC experiences that when taking part there is not really much spare time.
All the F1C guys staying at the same place as me, USA, Australia, Israel and France seemed to be very busy getting their act together soit would not have been practical to do this.

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Roger Morrell