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Saturday evening, received the results of yesterdays club
competition earlier today but have only just had a chance to put them on web
John says:- "Despite the absence of several high-profile competitors, the 2019 series of events got off to a good start, despite the cold which made conditions uncomfortable for some. There was a flyoff in glider, and CT was won by a single second, so competition continues to be close. next round is on 7th May."
Earlier this week I listened to a Radio4 Extra program "Open Book - John Steinbeck Special", this was because Steinbeck was one of the first adult authors I read when moving on from Biggles in my early teens and I occasionally go back to his novels. The next day I received one of the mailings from "Vintage Wings of Canada", this was headed "John Steinbeck, 609 Squadron and the Legend of Billy de Goat", lots of interesting information, more about the goat and 609 Squadron than Steinbeck but certainly added something to the radio program.
If you wish to hear the "John Steinbeck Special" e-mail me and I
will send a .mp3 copy.
The first round of the Club Free Flight championships begins at 3.30 pm on Friday at Ferry, finishing at 7pm (prompt.)
Hope to have some photos by this evening.
Lots of flying apart from Sunday morning when there is a Buckminster Swap-Meet.
Click the logo for a .pdf download.
Worth a look at both to see why there is a change and read the tribute to John O'Donnell.
They have a "Wings of Yesteryear" section with photos and book covers. I was particularly taken with the mass launch by cap and bowler hatted wearing modellers from 1934. Click the picture for the whole page.
Juan also has a "Blogspot" which is well worth a look.
The winner has a little background so click the wheels for more details.
Last Friday evening PMFC meeting of the year at Peakirk tomorrow. There is a change of subject, it is now "Bring a Model Night".
A good mixture of the flying is shown with excellent shots of the quality scale models. Well worth reading the notes at the bottom of the video for a description of the models.
The start of the video shows the "Spot Landing" competition (held at the end of the session). Open to anyone, their model has to fly for 25 secs or more and the closest landing to the prize, which is placed on the floor, wins. This and the "flight accuracy" competition are organised by Brian L. The "accuracy" competition, usually in the 40 seconds range has reached the stage that Brian is now asking for two decimal places on the stop watch.....
Plenty of varied sport flying as well as the competitions and serious trimming make for a most enjoyable session.
Tony Beckett -
I was curious about the accuracy of these free stats programs,
so started them both on 29th May 2015 and will see if the results coincide.
ClustrMaps was first set up in October 2012, in March 2015 their
system stopped working but if you click the icon you will see the
results for that two and a half year period.