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Table of Contents – SEN 2073

  1. SW FAI Report and Results
  2. Eurofly
  3. Remembering Bill Davis
  4. Stuff 4 sale
  5. F1C proposal

2015 Southwest FAI Challenge

October 24 & 25, 2015

Boulder City, Nevada

Most of the time when I sit down to write the recap of the Southwest FAI Challenge, I start with the weather, the venue or both. While the SAM Champs competitors who were the occupants of the lakebed for the week prior to our meet only had a couple nice days, we were once again fortunate to have two if not perfect, very flyable days and another successful get together. What really makes this meet special however, are the people. Two in particular stand out and deserve special thanks. Sharron Emery who stepped in and ran the contest table on Saturday (which allowed me to fly) and Linda Piazza who piloted the barbeque production line so that free hot dogs, chips & cookies were available to everyone in attendance. John & Sally Clapp always seem to make it from the east and we were happy to see Drake Hooke and his wife make the long drive cross country for the second year in a row. Mike Fedor from Texas stuck around after the SAM Champs, Blake Jensen and Tiffaney O’Dell flew in from Oregon and of course our good friend and regular attendee, Henning Nyhgen from Denmark round out the longest of the long distance travelers. It was also nice to see Bob & Sue Tymchek in attendance. Bob is almost all the way back from his latest surgical adventure and has been seen actually making some F1B test flights, getting ready for a return to contest activity.

On Saturday, the contest conditions were pretty typical with a lot of fairly easy maxes, but those occasional dead periods that challenge even the best air pickers. Having no flyoff in F1A was a bit unusual as was the low number (four) of flyoff participants in F1B. Every contestant in F1C was in the flyoff, but the number was still unfortunately only two. Brian Van Nest was the only man standing at the end of 7 rounds in F1A, Randy Secor took home a walkover win in F1C when Henning elected not to fly past 7 rounds. It was a bit breezy at the end of the regular rounds and rather than sit around for a couple hours hoping for it to calm down, the F1B flyoff was moved to early Sunday morning. I managed to edge Walt Ghio by a few seconds for the win with Jack Emery ending up in third and Mike Richardson who had a sudden prop stop at about 10 seconds was fourth. Mike Fedor took home the blue glassware for first (and only) in F1P. F1Q entry was down a bit this year (three), but Jack Murphy still posted a clean score to beat Mike Pykelny and Drake Hooke.

Sunday morning gave us perfect conditions for both the F1B flyoff and the Espresso tie-breaker flyoffs for the mini events. Tiffaney O’Dell threw down her usually dominant early morning challenge at 267 seconds that topped John Clapp’s next best time by 38 seconds. Brian Van Nest took the second leg of what tuned out to be a weekend hat-trick by posting a 212 second Espresso flight in F1H.

The next few hours were perfect (maybe not so perfect for the CD) as almost everyone ended the regular rounds in every event with a clean score. Seven out of eight in F1G. The only drop was by 5 seconds. Two out of three in F1H. Blake ran out of time in round two and took a “zero” or he almost certainly would have made it three out of three. All contestants in E-36 had a clean score for their first three flights. Congrats to the winners, Tiffaney in F1G, Brian in F1H and Lee Hines in E-36 all of whom prevailed in their respective flyoffs that followed the regular rounds.

James Rhoades from Salt Lake City who also stuck around after the SAM Champs also put up a perfect set in Vintage FAI Power with his oddly elegant, extra-long tail moment Jay Jackson model powered by an unusually strong K&B Green Head 15. Jack Murphy put up a couple excellent flights at the end of his string to top Lee Hines in catapult glider. We missed the local P-30 flyers, but heard they were off at an FAC meet that conflicted with our dates. I think F1J has probably run its course and may be dropped as we have had only two entries in the last seven years.

Attendance was down a bit this year, but as always the funds collected that exceed contest expenses will be contributed to the US Junior Team.

Hope to see you next year when we will celebrate the 20th edition of the Southwest FAI Challenge!

Bill Booth Jr.

F1A
Brian Van Nest 210 180 180 180 180 180 180 1290
Shlomi Rosenzweig 210 180 180 127 180 180 180 1237
Peter Brocks 184 180 180 150 180 180 180 1234
Don Zink 208 180 180 119 180 180 180 1227
Jim Parker 210 180 180 115 180 171 180 1216

F1B
Bill Booth 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 352 1672
Walt Ghio 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 340 1660
Jack Emery 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 305 1625
Mike Richardson 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 60 1380
Mike Achterberg 240 180 180 180 180 180 176 1316
Roger Morrell 240 180 180 180 175 180 180 1315
Blake Jensen 240 180 180 163 180 180 180 1303
Bob Piserchio 240 180 180 180 180 140 180 1280
Allan Ulm 240 180 180 105 132 180 97 1114
John Clapp 240 180 180 121 180 105DNF 1006

F1C
Randy Secor 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 225 1545
Henning Nyhegn 240 180 180 180 180 180 180 0 1320

F1P
Mike Fedor 180 140 180 176 180 0 0 856

F1Q
Jack Murphy 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 1260
Mike Pykelny 130 162 173 180 126 116 180 1067
Drake Hooke 127 141 148 130 180 138 180 1044

2015 Southwest FAI Challenge

F1G
Tiffaney O’Dell 120 120 120 120 120 180 780
Tom Ioerger 120 120 120 120 120 166 766
John Clapp 120 120 120 120 120 161 761
Bill Holt 120 120 120 120 120 159 759
Mike Richardson 120 120 120 120 120 157 757
Peter Brocks 120 120 120 120 120 136 736
Alan Petersen 120 120 120 120 120 117 717
Mike Pykelny 120 120 115 120 120 595

F1H
Brian Van Nest 120 120 120 120 120 180 240 1020
Jim Parker 120 120 120 120 120 180 199 979
Blake Jensen 120 0 120 120 120 180 480

E-36
Lee Hines 120 120 120 120 68 548
Drake Hooke 120 120 120 120 57 537
Jack Murphy 120 120 120 107 467

Vintage FAI Power
James Rhoades 180 180 180 180 180 900

Catapult Glider
Jack Murphy -41 44 -32 -37 60 88 192
Lee Hines 73 -41 42 -36 -41 49 164

F1G Espresso Flyoff
Tiffaney O’Dell 267
John Clapp 229
Peter Brocks 205
Allan Petersen 159
Mike Richardson 108

F1H Espresso Flyoff
Brian Van Nest 212
Jim Parker 145
Blake Jensen 134

eurofly pictures and results

From: Bernhard Schwendemann

Hello Roger,

the results and pictures of the eurofly 2015 in SUI you can find on the
webpage of our magazin Thermiksense:

<http://www.thermiksense.de/images/stories/ergebnisse/2015/Ranglisten%20Euro
fly%202015.pdf>
http://www.thermiksense.de/images/stories/ergebnisse/2015/Ranglisten%20Eurof
ly%202015.pdf

<http://www.thermiksense.de/index.php/wettbewerbe/825-fotogalerie-wc-eurofly
-bern.html>
http://www.thermiksense.de/index.php/wettbewerbe/825-fotogalerie-wc-eurofly-
bern.html

Best regards
Bernhard


Remembering Bill Davis

From: Bob Gutai

Sorry to hear about Bill passing. Marie and I just loved the time we were able to spend both with him and Inky. Just super folks to be around. And Inky made some of the best salsa I’ve ever had for the Sierra Cups up there in Sacramento.
RIP, old friend.
Bob & Marie Gutai

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From: Bernard Guest

Hi Roger, could you stick the following in the next SEN?

For Sale: 1. Electronic 6 panel F1B with VP AA front end (Stephanchuck version), Black magic timer.
2. Full Walston tracking system including 16channel receiver. 4 Walston bugs (two small and two large) and two Ken Bauer bugs (these plug into electronic timer or into a rechargeable battery).
3. Ken Bauer RDT system: transmitter, charger, three stand alone receivers and three electronic timer receivers.
4. Pelican Case outfitted for F1B.

contact Bernard Guest at bguest@ucalgary.ca for details.

thermals to all

F1C proposal

we got a F1C proposal but it requires a lot of formatting so will be held over until the next issue.

………………

Roger Morrell