Please remember that you are now allowed to compete on any day, but you are only allowed one attempt - which you have to decide whilst the clock is running on during the first flight. Clubs scores will now be calculated using the 4 highest scoring club members during the course of the month, whilst all the other rules (5 consecutive flights,...) remain the same as 2007.
These rules are available for download from http://www.southernsoaringclub.org.za/MGA-rules-08-Postals.PDF
The event is open to all SAMAA pilots rated (or who have formally requested a GLIDER rating prior to the event) with at least a GLIDER solo. There is no entry fee but only Scale Gliders will be permitted (no zagi's, PSS, F3F, etc) & pre-entry is necessary to Mike May or via the MGASA forum.
Please be advised that strict SAMAA & MGA safety rules will be enforced.
So why not come along & watch, or better yet, fly alongside the teams - to see if you can better the top F3J pilots in SA.
Please forward all entries to me before 10h00 on Thursday 17 Jan for matrixing. Entry is free, but if we get sufficient demand Marti may be able provide catering....
- SAMAA to produce a small (A5) sheet providing safety information for the purchase of radio equipment (Tx, Rx, servos, engines/motors, kits & ARF's), which LHS' distribute in all purchases
- Legislation to be requested that requires certification of RC pilots, licensing of Tx's, and criminalising similar "negligent" flying activities (this begs the questions of the "negligence" & the reasonable person argument, but I am not qualified to comment on law matters...)
- Individuals all to immediately purchase 2.4Ghz sets that do away with the "fixed" frequency issues
Or perhaps we need to implement a more radical field based frequency control mechanism the ... :-)
- Evan's first slot max, out flying everyone with his OD Emoyeni, but flew into himself on landing
- BJ servo's burnout just prior to the first slot, he repaired these & then lost the stabs of his Shongololo during a deep zoom (fortunately there was virtually no damage to the model due in part to the long grass & very soft ground)
- Volney catching a massive thermal downwind, then flying back again for no reason other that to just keep the model in sight
- Chris comfortably sitting under the gazebo, probably munching on a long piece of grass , whilst maxing out his slot
- The ribbing after Piet "stabbed" into the soft ground for a near perfect spot & the fin a good foot or two off the ground
1 Tladi; Simon (Junior) MMS 4894.11288 (100.0 %) R1:1000.00 R2:1000.00 R5:997.24 R6:996.13 R3:900.74 (R4:569.16)
2 Shaw; Evan BER 4870.15484 (99.5 %) R1:1000.00 R3:1000.00 R5:994.65 R6:976.78 R2:898.72 (R4:394.38)
3 Klintworth; Volney SGC 4825.84925 (98.6 %) R5:1000.00 R4:991.81 R3:975.50 R6:962.48 R2:896.06 (R1:530.10)
4 Carnall; Paul ETB 4743.27955 (96.9 %) R6:1000.00 R2:1000.00 R4:997.84 R5:959.94 R1:785.49 (R3:770.61)
5 Lessem; Ian MMS 4731.47251 (96.7 %) R3:1000.00 R5:993.49 R2:978.99 R6:884.50 R1:874.49 (R4:849.40)
6 Klintworth; Conrad (Junior) SGC 4730.32617 (96.6 %) R1:1000.00 R4:1000.00 R5:1000.00 R6:960.44 R3:769.88 (R2:655.85)
7 Bruwer; Johan TRM 4712.89917 (96.3 %) R5:997.09 R6:987.88 R2:941.01 R4:919.42 R1:867.50 (R3:405.04)
8 Liebenberg; Dion ETB 4709.8659 (96.2 %) R6:1000.00 R5:999.43 R3:976.23 R2:969.05 R4:765.15 (R1:613.22)
10 Rheeders; Piet BER 4486.38747 (91.7 %) R3:1000.00 R6:1000.00 R4:996.26 R5:869.31 R1:620.81 (R2:401.51)
11 Marusich; Derek (2M) BER 4485.11081 (91.6 %) R2:994.12 R5:969.67 R3:908.12 R6:897.67 R1:715.53 (R4:677.69)
12 King; Rudi SGC 4427.3717 (90.5 %) R4:991.81 R3:976.95 R6:950.27 R2:828.67 R5:679.68 (R1:535.95)
13 Weber; Herman ETB 4310.11183 (88.1 %) R4:998.56 R6:985.43 R5:872.02 R1:730.24 R2:723.87 (R3:275.36)
14 Brink; Lionel MMS 4036.13287 (82.5 %) R2:1000.00 R4:1000.00 R5:803.75 R3:713.69 R1:518.69 (R6:378.27)
15 May; Mike BER 3803.44422 (77.7 %) R4:1000.00 R3:979.66 R5:968.53 R2:495.72 R1:359.53 (R6:306.28)
16 Moore, Peter ETB 3728.06055 (76.2 %) R5:1000.00 R4:852.50 R6:728.11 R1:603.57 R2:543.89 (R3:527.07)
17 Liebenberg; Stephen (Junior) ETB 3157.57468 (64.5 %) R6:971.57 R2:804.32 R3:583.07 R1:426.42 R4:372.19 (R5:317.63)
18 Prahm; Gordon (RES100) BER 2586.85318 (52.9 %) R6:686.87 R5:639.63 R3:537.68 R4:413.22 R2:309.45 (R1:288.07)
19 Davies; Robert MMS 186.09498 (3.8 %) R1:186.09 R2:0.00 R3:0.00 R4:0.00 R5:0.00 (R6:0.00)
The club scores are comprised of the top 3 scoring pilots in Open class:
1 SGC 1,000 (100.0%) Volney, Conrad, Johan
2 BERG 970 (97.0%) Evan, Piet Derek
3 ETB 965 (96.5%) Paul, Dion, Herman
4 MMS 957 (95.7%) Simon, Ian, Lionel
Congratulations to the winners, participants & everyone who made the event so enjoyable.
We ended 2007 on an amazing high, with one of the most succesful HTL seasons ever. It was an extremely close contest the entire year, but one I am sure everyone enjoyed. This year will see a small change to the overall league structure which was debated during Nov 2007; provisionally 8 regular league contests are scheduled, and the best 5 of these events will count towards the overall league results. Please notice that any cancelled events or non-participation will automatically be counted as a throwaway. Finally, the 2008 league will not include Postals nor the results from the RC Gliding Nationals. I am confident that this will result in an even closer contest - with "down to the wire" finals.
The first 2008 HTL event is scheduled for Sunday 13 January 2008 at ETB. Based on a brief discussion with ETB, this event will allow 3 pilots per team, matrixed & using winches to launch for the three classes (Open, RES100, or 2M). If you wish to enter more than one class - YOU will be responsible for ensuring support from a FULL team for each class entered. A small fee will be levied per class entered - ETB will confirm costs, starting times, lunch, field logistics, etc.
Please send your entries (team, name, club, class, primary & alternate frequency) to me before 10h00 on Thursday, 10 January 2007 - I will not be publishing the entry list prior to this. Please provide the alternate frequency - having only a single frequency makes it pointless to matrix.