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More from Russia
From Ron Felix

Hi Roger,

Since Ismet Yurtseven left Nartkala before F1C took place, and thus would not have obtained this information, I thought I would send you the results from this event.   The spread sheet is from the organizers recent posting on their Russian website.  I translated this, and then copied this onto a Microsoft Word Document using the tables function.  Hopefully, you can easily deal with this for publication.

Next, three other items of interest:

Andrew Ridges is not a real person – the name is a Russian/English machine translation of Andrei Khrebtov!  For your information, he is a very notable F1B flyer – having been part of the development team for one of the first feathering DPR front ends, and later its manufacture.

During the event, Sergey Makarov made a video of the Naloev Cup F1C event.  This you can see on DropBox at the following link to watch the event, and get a sense of the field.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5m471x70avs8er/%D0%9A%D1%83%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%BA%20%D0%97.%D0%90.%D0%9D%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B0%202019%2C%20F1C.mp4?dl=0
Following up on your questions of who goes to Nalchik (capital city of the Kabardino Balkaria Republic) for the Elbrus and Naloev Cup competitions, I have met, seen, or heard of the following sportsmen:   Jari Valo – Finland, Valentin Savov – Bulgaria, Albert Banin – Khazakstan, and on this visit, Artur Khudoyan – Armenia.

Following up on who goes there, let me offer you the following.  My first trip to a Russian competition was in Suzdal, north of Vladimir City, almost three years ago – (a half completed plan of Laddie Horak’s).  At that event, I was told that I was the very first American to fly free flight on Russian soil, and furthermore, the very first Westerner – that is to their knowledge.  (Note:  In discussions with Peter Allnutt, he told me that quite some time ago, maybe a generation back, he took part in a competition in Russia that was held in Orel).

My planning for the first trip began at Suzdal, when I was told of the Nalchik competitions (held in Nartkala/Kahun), which were described as “paradise” by one glider flyer from Ulan Ude – Ron, you have to go there!  My trip to Nalchik this time was my third.   I can say that these are very top level competitions – excellent organization with a fifty (50) year history of competitions being held there and very well run by the Naloev family and their team), along with excellent amenities.  The field is large, very good, and you can retrieve by compass fairly easily for most flights if you choose.  There is open ground in many directions that allows 3km + retrievals, for the six, eight and longer rounds when needed.  In addition, there are very many top level competitors to fly against.  Last but not least, the organizers, competitors, and the people in Nalchik and Nartkala are very hospitable, kind, and generous in many ways.  I cannot say enough about all of them.

In summary, very nice people, excellent organization, excellent field, spectacular scenery on clear days, challenging but not overly difficult weather – and very many top level competitors to compete against.

F1C Results

Participant              Rank          Team, Region        Round                                       Sum
Place                      FAI
1     2     3     4     5     6     7
1    Mikhaylenko, Alexa  162     MCMK  Tartarstan                     240   180   180   180   240   360   443    1823
2    Savukhin, Sergey    706      MC   Moscow Region                  240   180   180   180   240   360   425    1805
3    Vyazov, Alenander   2810    MCMK  Moscow                         240   180   180   180   240 360     385    1765
4    Kydryashov, Oleg   1883A    KMC   Moscow Region                  240   180   180   180   240   360   381    1761
5    Nazarov, Alexander   66      MC   Moscow Region                  240   180   180   180   240   360   378    1758
6    Talanov, Alexey     1392     MC   Ivanov Region                  240   180   180   180   240   360   370    1750
7    Mushtukov, Valenti  1546     MC   St. Petersburg                 240   180   180   180   240   360   361    1741
8    Mesheryakov, Alexe  264A    KMC   Kabardino Balkaria Rep.        240   180   180   180   240   360   357    1737
9    Yakovenko, Leonid   938     MCMK  Irkut Region                   240   180   180   180   240   360   351    1731
10   Drozdov, Alexander  1555     MC   Yaroslavl Region               240   180   180   180   240   360   342    1722
11   Lykeynov,  Vitaly   336A     MC   Volgograd Region               240   180   180   180   240   360   342    1722
12   Ivanov, Vladimir I  235A    KMC   Stavpopol Area                 240   180   180   180   240   360   302    1682
13   Chuchukalov, Leoni  555A     MC   Buratya                        240   180   180   180   240   360   239    1619
14   Kaichuk, Artur      937     MCMK  Irkut Region                   240   180   180   180   240   284          1304
15   Kyznetzov, Oleg     263A    KMC   Perm Area                      240   180   180   180   240   180          1200
16   Rekhin, Nikolai     166     MCMK  Perem Area                     240   180   180   180   214                 994
17   Savkhina, Larisa    546A    MCMK  Moscow Area                    240   180   180   180   197                 977
18   Nekrasov, Alexei    1314     MC   Samara Region                  240   119   180   180   240                 959
19   Ardeev, Sergey      6737    KMC   Rostov Area                    240   180   115   180   235                 950
20   Karpov, Alexey      294      MC   Moscow Region                  240   180   180   180   150                 930
21   Morozov, Alexander  1990     MC   Krasnodar Area                 240   180   180   122   183                 905
22   Perchuk, Yuri       816     MCMK  Leningrad Region                26   165   180   180   240                 791
23   Leecenkov, Victor   592A    KMC   Moscow Region                  240   180   101   180     0                 701
24   Galaktinov, Leonid  1562     MC   Leningrad Region                26   126   180   137   116                 585
25   Klimakova, Elizabe 1255A    KMC   Stavropol Area                 125     8     0     0     0                 133
26   Pershin, Vladimir    4      KMC   Moscow Region                    0    35     0     0     0                  35
27   Kantiev, Zaor       1859     2    Kabardino Balkaria Rep.          0     0     0     0     0                   0
28   Khodynov, Sergey    2846     MC   Moscow Region                    0     0     0     0     0                   0

Note:  KMC = Candiate, Master of Sport; MC = Master of Sport; MCMK = Master of Sport, International Class, 3MC = Very Highest Level, Master of Sport

DT Fly off

From: Gil Morris

The DT flyoff is , I suppose, okay for the present. But don’t get too
comfortable with it. I expect the next big thing to be tailess flying
wings.These birds can turn on a dime and thermal efficiently in small
circles whereas the present breed of FAI models circle efficiently only
when flying nearly straight, resisting thermals.  DTing will be by
parachute.

Local So Cal news

Lost Hills flash
Grass— just about all brown— seeds, seeds, seeds as we knew would happen— it did rain last week but it did not green up the grass. Taking your gaiters for the San Valeers next weekend

Perris Update
Free Flight launch area – grass mowed, organized by SCAMPS, thanks. Rest of the field over grown and/or over mulched.  Tracker or GPS strongly advised for airplane that flys any distance.  Hal Cover’s drone find-your-airplane has worked well. Now people want  Hal to upgrade the drone to make it a flying crane to bring the model back after it find it .

SAD NEWS.CHARLIE PRIMBS Passes On
From Roger Willis FAC

I received a call from Jo Primbs that Charlie had passed away last week. Many of you, in Southern California , knew Charlie as an avid free flight flyer and a very kind and giving person. Charley had a wonderful background in aviation and was always available to answer difficult trimming questions. He helped many of us when we were newbies. Jo has planned a Memorial Service for Charlie at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside on Saturday, May 11th at 9:30AM.Our deepest condolences to Jo and all of his family…..

Roger Willis