2013 F3F Nationals - S. Wales
8 - 9 June 2013
Sun and Fun at the F3F Nats
We had it all with the Nats - great weather on both days, a fine turnout and (mostly) fast conditions off the Wrecker. And for a bit of entertainment afterwards, we found ourselves on the route of a charity ride with hundreds of cyclists panting past our parking area.
The only fly in the ointment was the wind which shifted East during Sunday afternoon. A round was lost and the competition was eventually abandoned as it was too late to move to the Crest. Also there were a few damaged models.
- Joel West winning in style, using good old-fashioned bank and yank
- Joel's sizzling 29.77 (the only sub-30 to be flown)
- Fab weather at last
- Jonathan Wells flying his Needle with a pre-production FrSky Taranis with OpenTx
It was noticeable that in the climbout, most flyers are now actively 'pumping' for height rather than just thermal seeking.
1 J West 9565.03 2 M Newnham 9258.30 3 M Redsell 9082.52 4 M Abbotts 8965.73 5 P Upton 8948.36 6 M Evans 8828.10 7 G Dakin 8814.82 8 R Bago 8686.53 9 J Phillips 8648.37 10 J Wells 8567.77
Full results plus spreadsheet are here
Tom Forman's splendid video