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FAI has now ratified the following class F (Aeromodelling) records: =================================================================== Claim Number 5705 : Sub-class : F-2C (Control Line Circular Flight - Team Racing Models) Type of record: N° 57 (Speed in Circular Flight over 100 laps) Performance : 3mn 14,1s Aeromodellers : Sergei ANDREEV and Sergei SOBKO (Russia) Event : 1998 World Championships Place : Kiev (Ukraine) Date : 26 August 1998 Previous record : 3mn 15s (H. STRANIAK & J. FISCHER, Austria - 24 October 1994) ==================================================================== Claim Number 5706 : Sub-class : F-2C (Control Line Circular Flight - Team Racing Models) Type of record: N° 58 (Speed in Circular Flight over 200 laps) Performance : 6mn 37.5s Aeromodellers : Sergei ANDREEV and Sergei SOBKO (Russia) Event : 1998 World Championships Place : Kiev (Ukraine) Date : 27 August 1998 Previous record : 6mn 42s (V. BARKOV & V. SURAEV, USSR - 11 August 1988) ==================================================================== FAI congratulates the aeromodellers on their splendid achievements.
J.KRASNORUTSKY Cup 4-7/06/1999 MOSCOW F2C Results S/F S/F F 1 ANDREEV - SOBKO RUS 3:45.1 3:22.0 3:16.4 3:19.4 3:14.5 6:35. 2 SHABASHOV - MASKALEV RUS 3:16.2 0 3:21. 3:18.4 6:45. 3 MARET - PERRET FRA 3:25. 4:00. 3:17.8 3:20. 3:19.6 7:11. 4 AVERIN - MARTCHENKO RUS 3:31. 3:43. 3:27. 3:25.2 3:21.8 5 KRATZ - ISMAGILOV RUS 3:31.7 3:21.2 3:17. 3:32.2 3:21.8 6 SOURKOV - BALEZIN RUS 3:20. 3:46.6 3:24. 3:22. 7 BESSMERTNI - FOULITKA UKR 3:29.3 3:37.2 4:02. 3:26. 8 KOUDACHOV - KOUTZNETZOV RUS 3.45.5 3:42.2 3:23. 4:04.5 3:32. 9 ANOUFRIEV - KACHTANOV RUS 3:41. 3:48.8 3:23.9 3:37.8 0 10 ZOURALIEV - SOSNOVSKI UKR 3:30.8 3:48.3 3:37.4 11 EFAROV - KOUDRAITSEV RUS 0 3:33:4 3:31.4 12 KOULAKOVKIN - KOKHANUK RUS 3:33. 0 0 13 PROKHOROV - SIDOROV RUS 3:37. 3:41. 0 14 BARANIK - FEDOROV RUS 0 3:49. 4:35.8 15 MARTCHENKO - MARTCHENKO RUS 3:51. 3:49.2 4:20.4 16 CHICHOV - SEMENKO RUS 4:17.7 4:06.9 4:03.4 17 TSUGULIEV - PEREDERI RUS 0 0 4:18.5 F2A Results 1 KOSTIN RUS 293,16 285,90 288,00 2 ISLES GBR 293,16 282,50 283,40 3 KALININ RUS 282,50 281,40 0,00 4 KIREEV RUS 268,00 0,00 0,00
COMBAT CUP of S.Petersburg Russia 29-30th May 1999 ROUNDS No. NAME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PLACE ========================================================================= 11.BELIAEV ANDREY 24V 27V 33V 7V 8V 30V 4L --- 4V 1 +338+258+356+432+372+110+440 +540 04.ARIFOV VADIM 23V 1V 31V 15V 11L 27V 29V 30V 11L 2 +430+584+352+440+390+410+376+166+340 30.KURAKSA EVGENY 10V 26V 5V 25V 33V 11L 9V 4L 3 09.BELIAEV SLAVA 16V 8V 25V 27L 3V 29V 30L 4 29.BAZULIN DIMA 1V 20V 13V 28V 7V 9L 4L 5 27.MIKE WILLCOX USA 28L 11V 15V 9V 21V 4L 6 +328+324+300+440+258+400 07.BOLSHAKOVA SVETA 18V 26V 28V 11L 29L 7 08.MICHNEV ANDREY 2V 9D 16V 12V 11L 8 03.TRIFONOV IGOR 31L 19V 17V 22V 9L 9 33.CHUKOV SERGEY 22V 14V 11L 21V 30D 10 21.ANTONOV SERGEY 6V 24V 10V 33L 27L 11 12.BELIAEV SERGEY 17V 23V 22L 8L 12 15.IVASHKIN ALEXANDER 19V 18V 27L 4L 13 22.KOLOSOV SERGEY 22L 6V 12V 3L 14 25.JARI VALO FIN 20V 13V 9L 30L 15 28.AKBASHEV VALERY 27V 32V 7L 29L 16 31.VARFOLOMEEV DIMA 3V 16L 4L 17 17.SNITKO VITALY 12L 5V 3L 18 16.NEKHAY VIKTOR 9L 31V 8L 19 13.BELIAEV ALEXEY 32V 25L 29L 20 10.JAKOVLEV ALEXANDER 30L 2V 21L 21 05.KISELEV BORIS 14V 17L 30L 22 01.TERBET BORIS 29L 4L 23 02.KRAPIVIN ALEXANDER 8L 10L 24 06.NARKEVICH PAVEL 21L 22L 25 14.SMELKOV MICHAEL 5L 33L 26 18.BULCHIK YURY 7L 15L 27 19.TURKEVICH ALEXANDER 15L 3L 28 20.GUSEV ALEXANDER 25L 29L 29 23.BOLSHAKOV ANDREY 4L 12L 30 24.OBREZKOV IGOR 11L 21L 31 26.LAURA LEYNO FIN 30L 7D 32 32.TURLO ALEXANDER 13L 28L 33
The Russian representative, Evgeny Yakovlev, during the official training on day 12 while executing the second square loop, destroys his model in the air due to a structural failure or material fatigue in the inserts of the outer wing. He used take apart wings in halves using the mentioned device. The fuselage splits in two halves thanks to a device similar to that used in the wings. The model of 1700 grams of total weight, used a "Discovery Retro" engine in prototype state, and not available for sale yet, made by Yuri Yatsenko. The running of the engine , and specially the 4-2-4 transition was simply perfect. The crash let us look in detail it:s excellent construction, curiously, it doesn:t used any composite material, except some ultralight fiberglass in the front of the fuselage. All the hardware of the model (horns, bellcrank, etc) was hand made, of exquisite workmanship. The finish of the plane, quite simple, was perfect, showing as a curious fact the wing (C-Tube construction) covered in painted mylar.
In fifth place, was Roberto Rodríguez from Córdoba with his Bananna II and ST.51, Mauro Fernández,who showed up after a long lay off flying the Mandinga II,nicknamed by friends like "the light blue", model that:s flying since 1986 and fighting. This time with a ST.46. In third place was Sergio Vitale from Rosario, with a Cardinal and ST.51. Also with Cardinal and ST.51 in second place Claudio C. Chacon from Rafaela. And thanks to a smooth performance,took the first place Gabriel Cismondi from Rosario,with his Giulia II using a Jet-GMA.50 piped. Congratulations Gabriel, and greetings to all participants.
Saturday the 13th, model verification and arrangements for the first heat, line pull test, 5 minutes to start, which give time to some training flights where the lines of the Goddio/Giay model broke passing near two timekeeper at a speed of 200KM/H. This makes that judges and timekeepers go away and start their functions outside the perimetral protection fence. After changing the model that were completely destroyed the heat starts and is won by Mary/Mary who also makes the best time of the championships 3:24"37, against to the untested model of Goddio/Giay that only scores 4:33"20. Second heat;: Here is Wieck/Brietzke who shows its quality and put a time of 3:26"14 followed by Senson/Rodrigues with 3:51"51 and Minetti / Perren who couldn:t complete all the laps. Third Heat: Here the Brazilians Mary/Mary flies with the calm of the knowledge of their excellent times. Completed the heat Minetti/Perren and Goddio Giay these ones with a third model from Russia that is very unstable. It started with Goddio/Giay leading and slowly taking some advantage, followed by the Brazilians and with a deficient model Minetti/Perren, during the laps, the leading model looses power and isn:t catched by the pitman, and the heat ended without any change in times. Fifth heat :Between Mary/Mary, Wieck/Brietzke and Minetti / Perren, the last ones are who surprisingly marks an incredible 3:27"19. Sixth heat: Goddio / Giay still have a theoretical possibility to improve their time, the model running 18" - 18"20,but in the first pit the model showed it:s instability, slips away of the pitman hands and that was the end. In the case of Senson/Rodrigues the cronos never show less than 19"50 so they had little chance. Unfortunately the equipment didn:t give a chance to this team who in the SouthAmerican championships of 1997 marked 3:24"32. Final to 200 laps. Instant start for the 3 teams and showing the Brazilian team running away from the local team, but in a few laps the Wieck/Brietzke start to heat up to much so they have to land to fix that , so the second place is in doubt. To the middle of the race Wieck/Brietzke have recovered the second place, but the engine still have heat troubles so the local team still have chances but in the pit the model slips away, losing the last Argentinean hope. The first World Cup in America, leaves us with Mary/Mary from Brazil in the first position, Wieck/Brietzke also from Brazil in second, third Minetti/Perren from Argentina, fourth Senson/Rodrigues from Brazil and fifth Goddio/Giay from Argentina.
The Argentinean delegation were integrated by Gabriel Cismondi and Sergio Vitale, both from Rosario as pilot and mechanic respectively, who got a monumental debut, considering that their opponents weren:t precisely rookies. As a matter of fact, Gabriel had to fight against Sergei Kolossov in one of the rounds. Also, Argentina were represented by two Ukrainians, residents in Rafaela, Volodymir Grechko and Valeri Bashtanar, both of them experienced pilots and champions in their country. All models look the same. They are simple flying wings with eight 3mm balsa ribs, trailing edges in pine, leading edges preformed in foam and covering in mylar. They are very solid and resists direct impacts against the ground. Most of the wrecks are due to direct hits between models in flight. The props are made in fiberglass and resin with reinforcements in kevlar and carbon. Engines are from different brands, but all of them of Russian made of the highest quality in workmanship and parts. They are constructed in very limited series and only the best are used in competence. With a displacement of 2.5 cm3, with an average of 29.000 r.p.m, burning fuel made of 10% nitro, 20% castor oil and 70% methanol. To relate each of the combats (totaling 18) would be impossible. Just say that all of them make an incredible show with a feverish rythm that kept the adrenaline high in pilots and mechanics at a 20 degree in Richter scale, without forgetting the 35° C that warmed up all the event. In one word: OUTSTANDING.
Goes with this lines a special greetings to all who in some way collaborated to the organization of this event.
Claudio Cesar Chacon.
The Australian Nationals are still in progress as I write this to you. F2C was contested on January 1 and 2. You would imagine that the conditions were hot and dry with several thousand flies as close spectators. Packing for such conditions included sun-block (SPF30+),insect repellant, hat, shorts, light T-shirts and the usual summer requirements. WRONG! Rain was been the dominant weather together with low cloud bases and temperature in the low 20C region. The nat:s was centred in Toowoomba about 140Km west of Brisbane. With an elevation of about 700M AMSL the cloud was at ground level the last few mornings. The hard surface was at Oakey Army Aviation centre about 30Km west north-west of Toowoomba. The elevation at Oakey is lower at 400M AMSL and as such we had slightly better weather than Toowoomba. Light rain was falling during most of the heats and got heavier in time for the semis. Unanimous agreement and common sense allowed the semis and final to be flown on 2 January. Light rain was falling that day as well but didn:t effect the racing too much.
F2C 52nd. Australian Nationals 1&2 January 1999 Best Semi Final 1. P.Cameron/R.Fitzgerald 3:32.6 7:00.8 Mazniak 2. R.Justic/R.Owen 3:32.2 168 laps Chaika 3. G.Wilson/P.Stein 3:35.1 158 laps Cyclon 4. G.Potter/D.Bailey 3:36.3 Mazniak 5. M.Ellins/K.Baddock 3:47.8 Chaika 6. J.Stivey/R.Morrow 4:17.1 Vorobiev Best Heat 7. V.Kromin/D.Prior 3:59.9 Vorobiev 8. G.Pretty/P.VanMeurs 4:20.9 Vorobiev 9. G.Potter/R.Harvey 4:30.6 Cyclon 10.K.Hunting/J.Hunting 5:19.7 11.J.Scott/R.Scott 5:28.9 12.Sutherland/T.Burfien DNFRegards, Paul Cameron
Loet Wakkerman:s page got a Report about Combat Being Disturbed by a War. (Isn:t that impossible?? Well, not at a new event in Senftenberg, Germany) He also has Engines for Sale to Collectors
Australian Nationals 1998 from Keith Baddock.
Grand Prix of Luxemburg from Jean-Paul Perret
Regarding the silencer outlet rule interpretation that was mentioned in ======================================================================= the Kiev Bulletin 3, and has led to discussions: ================================================ For an example of a current design that may be implicated, have a look at the Cyclon muffler at: http://www.algonet.se/~ehnwall/cycl_c.jpg BULLETIN TEXT----------------------------------------------------------- 3. Jury F2D recommends paying attention to RULE 4.4.5 specifying the silencer, particularly the circular outlet total area. The outlet is considered to be the rearmost part of the exhaust system! This is where the dimension is taken. Pilots are reminded to fit the appropriate exhaust system. MY VIEWS---------------------------------------------------------------- There needs to be a further clarification here, since if taken literally, the above rule interpretation requires that the radius or taper of the outlet hole rear end must be infinitely small, which is impossible. Some allowance for a distance between the rearmost point and the 8 mm restriction is necessary, otherwise a great majority of the current mufflers will become outruled. I have notifed Bengt-Olof Samuelsson of the CIAM C/L Subcommittee about this, and he has started activities to resolve the matter. Within a week there should be a further clarification, which I shall give you by e-mail. I suggest any activities to change the mufflers are stopped until then! Send your comments to me or anyone in the C/L subcommittee. Their names and e-mail addresses can be found at: http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/committees/f2/f2_members.html Regards, Goran
Mike, Just in case you haven:t heard yet---here are the final results from today:s flyoff. Walker 1114.75 Werwage 1110.75 Fitzgerald 1108 Fancher 1108 Urtnowski 1091.25 It was a close race for the top four and went to the last score before we had a winner. David Fitz had an unfortunate engine run on his last flight otherwise it would have been a closer race between Walker and Fitz. It was a good thing his engine quit during his level laps! That:s it for now. Shareen
Radfeld, 14. June, 1998 Organizer: MBG RADFELD F2B 1. Igor Burger Istro Politana SLK 2. Jiri Vejmola Lutin CZE 3. Peter Germann MG Breitenbach SUI 4. Alexander Schrek Dubravka SLK 5. Jan Stano Dobravka SLK 6. Bajer Zdeno Istro Politana SLK 7. Franz Wenczel MBC Günselsdorf AUT 8. Erhard Weinmann SFNBC Eferding AUT 9. Walter Weinseisen MBG Radfeld AUT 10. Raldomil Dobrovolny Brünn CZE 11. Peter Kapuscinsky Pardubice CZE 12. Hugo Borer MG Breitenbach SUI 13. Jan Skrabalek Istro Politana SLK 14. Michael Binner MFC Schw. berg GER 15. Klaus Steinbauer FMBC Vienna AUT 16. Franz Ecker ASKÖ-FFK-Phönix AUT Beginner 1. David Weinseisen MGB Radfeld AUT 2. Felix Strässler MG Breitenbach SUI 3. Heinz Strässler MG Breitenbach SUI 4. Peter Klar AUT Judges F2B Georg Biber Franz Oberhuber Werner Striberny
I:ve just heard from Jean-Paul Perret that the 2000 W/C in France will take place August 12 - 19. [ NOT! See correction above! ]
Also, Switzerland was given the year 2000 scale W/C with the swiss C/L committee handling the F4B part of the event.
The competition took place from may 22-24 and was kind of cold at 10 degrees or so, but at least there was no rain over the entire three days duration. This year:s event was perfectly organized by the austrian c/l subcommitee in memory of the unforgettable Hans Niederwimmer, a great personality and the founder of the Salzburg contest, who passed away last year. It was good to see the flame being carried on and the memory of Hans was honored by 96 participants from many european countries.
F2A saw 12 entries with Peter Gruendler from Germany taking the win with 285.2 km/h. 2nd. went Sergio Tomelleri, Italy, with 283.9 and 3rd was Tomasz Rachwal, Poland with 283.0 km/h.
The F2B trophy went to Serge Delabarde from France, who was best of 44 contestants. 2nd place was won by Attila Morotz from Hungary and 3rd went to fellow countryman Andras Juhasz. Serge Delabarde, the winner, flies a Kolesnikov design fully take-apartable airplane with a dedicated russian stunt engine in it. (yours truly managed to make it to 9th, trying to master a Norm Whittle design Sultan-SL with a PA.61 piped motor ).
F2C Team-Race went to Pennisi / Rossi from Italy with a best qualification heat of 3.22 and a final time of 6.50. The winning team was followed by Gilbert / Gilbert, France (7.04) and Magli / Pirazzini, Italy, recording a final time of 7.32. 20 Teams have been in the race.
The contest is now renamed into " Hans Niederwimmer Gedaechntisfliegen" and is held bi-annually, next time over the third weekend in may 2000. International Flyers are welcome to participate, of course.
Peter Germann, Switzerland
Results of Second Coupe Internationale du Sud-ouest, Ste Eulalie, Bordeaux, France
Our club, the Ladysmith MAC of New South Wales, Australia is hosting a Phantom Speed postal comp this year. Details are:
Victorian State Championships
F2C Best Heat Final 1. G.Wilson/P.Stein 3:12.6 7:15.6 Cyclon 2. P.Cameron/R.Fitzgerald 3:30.8 8:34.6 Mazniak 3. A.Nugent/M.Ellins 3:31.7 DNF 38 Chaijka 4. G.Potter/D.Bailey 3:34.9 Mazniak 5. R.Justic/R.Owen 3:43.5 Chaijka 6. C.Ray/K.Baddock 4:08.4 Nazin 7. R.Milwain/R.Harvey 5:01.9 Nazin 8. K.Hunting/J.Hunting 5:27.2 CS F2A Best Time 1. R.Hiern 283.5 Irvine 2. R.Milwain 279.6 Profi 3. B.Houser 279.1 Zalp-K 4. G.Burgess 268.7 Irvine 5. R.Justic 266.3 Irvine 6. N.Wake 262.9 Irvine 7. J.Walker 240.9 Profi JnrThe Nationals were a week later held in Waikerie SA. Due to work commitments I was unable to attend, as such Rob flew with Dennis Prior;
Australian Nationals (no times as yet, placing only)
F2C F2A 1. G.Wilson/P.Stein 1. R.Hiern 2. R.Fitzgerald/D.Prior 2. B.Howser 3. R.Justic/R.Owen 3. R.Milwain
Here is a contest result for your information: N.W. Regionals, Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.A. May 23-25,1997 F2A Speed Flown on 17.69 m lines 1st Chris Sackett 175+mph (281 km/h) Zalp 2nd Naemura/Gibeault 173+mph (278 km/h) Zalp 3rd Jim Rhoades 166+mph (267 km/h) Profi Other than causing known props to be slower than expected, there were no adverse effects to flying on the new longer lines. Physically, all pilots noted that the models are much easier to keep up with & fly as good or even better than previous. Performance appears to be down at least 5 mph (8 km/h) from previous, also.
======================================================================= 4-MAR-1997 From Alexander Kalmykov, RUS Open Championships of Russia F-2-D WORLD CUP Ekaterinburg,Russia 22 and 23 February 1997 Weather: 22 February temperature -10...-15 C, wind 3...6 m/s, no snow 23 February temperature -5...-7 C, wind 3...6 m/s, no snow R engine 1. Necheukhin Nikolay RUS Ekaterinburg W W W W L - W W W - W 8 NN 2. Gusev Alexander jun RUS Moscow W W W W W W W - L W L 8 Cyclon 3. Bazulin Dmitry RUS N.Tagil W W W W W W L W - L 7 Cyclon 4. Tupikin Alexander RUS Chelabinsk W W W W W L W L 6 - 5. Arifov Vadim RUS Novosibirsk W W W W W L W L 6 Buran 6. Kuraksa Evgeny RUS N.Tagil W W W L W W L 5 Cyclon 7. Krimushenko Alexander RUS S.Peterburg L W W W W W L 5 - 8. Faizov Boris RUS Ekaterinburg W L W W W W L 5 Demon 9. Vdovenko Andrey RUS N.Tagil W L W W W L 4 Cyclon 10.Antonov Evgeny RUS Moscow W W W L W L 4 Cyclon 11.Talantcev Stas RUS Ekaterinburg W W W W L L 4 Cyclon 12.Jakimov Michail jun RUS Berezniky W W W L L 3 Kozel 13.Tausenev Vladimir RUS Chelabinsk W W W L L 3 Demon 14.Ereklincev Pavel RUS Chelabinsk W L W W L 3 - 15.Vanslov Vadim RUS Chelabinsk W W L W L 3 - 16.Vedernikov Dmitry RUS Ekaterinburg L W W W L 3 Kozel 17.Kolmakov Vladimir RUS Tumen L W W W L 3 Kozel 18.Smirnov Anatoly jun RUS Manturovo L W W L 2 Kozel 19.Belyaev Andrey RUS S.Peterburg W L W L 2 - 20.Kolosov Sergey RUS Moscow L W W L 2 Cyclon 21.Turkevich Alexander jun RUS Moscow W L W L 2 Cyclon 22.Latyshev Arkady RUS Chelabinsk W L W - L 2 - 23.Kurylev Andrey RUS N.Novgorod W W L L 2 Buran 24.Korsukov Jury RUS Omsk W W L L 2 Kozel 25.Narkevich Pavel RUS Moscow L W W L 2 Kozel 26.Gusev Vladimir RUS Moscow L W W L 2 Gusev 27.Leshukov Vladimir RUS Ekaterinburg W W L L 2 Kozel 28.Baroha Dmitry RUS N.Tagil W L L 1 Kozel 29.Prohorov Alexey jun RUS Chelabinsk W L L 1 Demon 30.Suslov Vladimir jun RUS Chelabinsk L W L 1 Kozel 31.Chorny Stas UKR Kiev L W L 1 Profi 32.Milenin Igor UKR Kiev W L L 1 Profi 33.Bigeev Jury RUS Moscow W L L 1 Kozel 34.Kopnov Alexey jun RUS Samara W L L 1 - 35.Lebedev Dmitry RUS Omsk L W L 1 - 36.Polegakin Vacheslav RUS Novosibirsk L W L 1 Buran 37.Trifonov Igor RUS Moscow L W L 1 Kozel 38.Makarov Evgeny RUS Moscow L W L 1 Cyclon 39.Rublev Michail RUS Moscow W L L 1 Kozel 40.Efremov Ivan RUS Nefteugansk W L L 1 Buran 41.Posouznyh Alexander RUS Tumen W L L 1 Buran 42.Klochenko Denis RUS Zarechny L W L 1 Kozel 43.Mohov Evgeny RUS Zarechny W L L 1 Kozel 44.Zaharov Sergey RUS Igevsk L W L 1 - 45.Bekker Alexey jun RUS Manturovo L L 0 - 46.Zykov Ignat RUS Perm L L 0 NN 47.Ivanov Dmitry RUS Chelabinsk L L 0 NN 48.Shandursky Konstantin UKR Kiev L L 0 Profi 49.Obrezkov Igor KGS Kyrgizstan L L 0 Profi 50.Nesterov Vladimir RUS Samara L L 0 - 51.Loskutov Sergey RUS Samara L L 0 - 52.Dumalsky Vitaly jun RUS New Urengoy L L 0 Buran 53.Komarov Andrey RUS Tumen L L 0 Komarov 54.Davidov Anry RUS Novosibirsk L L 0 Buran 55.Degtjarev Alexander RUS Novosibirsk L L 0 Buran 56.Shibalova Svetlana RUS Moscow L L 0 - 57.Kozel Igor RUS Nefteugansk L L 0 Kozel 58.Surov Dmitry jun RUS Igevsk L L 0 - 59.Shishkin Vjacheslav RUS Tumen L L 0 Buran 60.Ponomarenko Dmitry jun RUS Ekaterinburg L L 0 - In the final Gusev lost because he got out to prepare his model without informing Necheukhin about it, but Gusev had made 2 cuts more and same flight time ! ======================================================================= 24-FEB-1997 From Keith Baddock, AUS Gossip: At a contest last week, Graeme Wilson and Paul Stein did the following times in F2C: H1: 3:17 H2: 3:19 (With a 5 flick second stop, about 4 secs lost) Final 6:41 I was very impressed to say the least. This would have to be the fastest Cyclon around I think. Do you know what the current world records are for Heat and Final Times? [G.O: 3:14.8 and 4:42 although Titov/Yugov did 6:39 at the :95 E/Ch. (Record claims can be made only for results at Continental and World Champs.)] ======================================================================= 6-FEB-1997 From Maris Dislers, AUS Results of Canberra Control Line Champs. held over 4th-8th January F2A Speed Robin Hiern Best time 13.06 275.7 km/h Graham Burgess " " 13.12 274.4 Rob Milwain " " 13.15 273.8 Nine entries F2B Aerobatics (Expert) Brian Eather Score 2009.5 B Gardiner 1923.5 Reg Towell 1914.75 12 entries F2B Aerobatics (Advanced) Dennis Percival Score 1547.75 S Bakac 1476.5 P Hogarth 1467 12 entries F2C Team Race Cameron/Fitzgerald Heat 3:28.54 Final 7:17.6 Prior/Kromin 3:24.51 7:29.57 Potter/Bailey 3:38.13 DNF 8 Entries F2D Combat J Scott Place 1 M Comiskey 2 G Potter 3 B Aldhamland 4 Also held:- Novice Aerobatics, Vintage Stunt, Combined Speed, Vintage T/R, ClassB T/R, HalfA T/R,Bendix, Goodyear, Mini Goodyear, 2.5cc Rat Racing. As you can see, there are many events in Australia to divert attention away from FAI classes. This is mainly because most competitors never compete internationally, so it is easier to be "king" of one of the local events instead. Also each State likes to place emphasis on their preferred events. This makes running a Nationals quite challenging! ======================================================================= 27-JAN-1997 From Bill Bell, NZL Asia Pacific Control Line Champs Unfortunately I had to pull out, but did succeed in putting in a slow 13.37 sec flight in Asia Pacific champs,that was held with the Trans Tasman competition in Whangarei last weekend. A lot of F2A, F2B and F2C and F2D flyers from around the world missed a very good meet. Only a full team from Australia, plus one stunt pilot from Singapore and a combat judge Pavel Klima, from the Czech republic attended. Very good flying conditions (hot) Next Asia pacific meet, we expect to be held in Singapore in 1999. I hope more people will attend this time...should be a ripper. F2A 1st Brian Howser 278.21 km/h kostin NZL 2nd Rob Milwaine 277.99 km/h hellmen special AUS 3rd Bill Bell 269.26 km/h cyclon NZL =======================================================================