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WMAA Progressive Foamy Mid Week Comp

2011-2012 Foamy Mid Week Comp
7-Aug 12-Aug 12-Oct 8-Feb 11-Apr 13-Jun Total Place
Harry Wright 1 2 14 1 1 1 20 1
Wrenford Brown 3 2 2 2 3 14 26 2
Ken Beidham 2 3 14 3 2 2 26 2
Graeme Wilson 14 3 3 4 5 14 43 3
Jim Stafford 6 5 1 14 14 3 43 4
Percy Wright 14 4# 14 3# 14 14 56 5
Grant Rivett 4 3 14 14 14 14 63 #
Russel Wiltshire 5 14 14 14 3 14 64 6
Robbie 14 6# 14 14 14 14 70 #
Terry O'Connor 14 14 14 4 14 14 74 7
Max Wright 14 14 14 5 14 14 75 8
John ? 14 6 14 14 14 14 76 9
Gary Smith 7 14 14 14 14 14 77 10
Neville Austin 14 14 14 14 14 14 84 11

Foamy Comp

Foamy Fly Off

Yep, it happened again, the fly off that is!  Mind you, it was held in a gusty south-easterly, with occasional spots of rain, but it did happen.  Needless to say, thermals were really difficult to find.

Results:

1.  Harry Wright

2.  Wrenford Brown

3.  Ken Beidham, Percy Wright

4.  Graeme Wilson

5.  Max Wright

Things that happened:

Summer in Melbourne, freezing!!!  We lit the fire to keep warm, but weeds from the pit area were added in bulk.  Visibility was zero for a while, talk about dense smoke!  Wind direction was really obvious…….
Max scored big for the best distance, around 0.6km when his Radian was recovered from the swamp.  Had a fly away, but came out OK.
Subarus, Frank and Graeme make a top search and find team for fly away recovery.  Subys can really move when necessary, particularly down wind.
Ken and Wrenford’s Radians scored many close encounters on launches.  Welcome back to the pack, Ken!
Yep, Ken had his new Radian, almost standard.  His previous model died when the huge (non-standard) prop’s torque reaction tore the nose off the plane.  Crashed…….!  We await a new HUGER prop on the new one so he can hassle Harry for the best height on launch.
Jim was a great one eyed photographer and video man.  Had a vision issue with an eye, so couldn’t fly, but sure made up for it with his camera.  Thanks Jim!
Harry continues to blow everyone away with his excellent launch height.  We took a vote and agreed to nail one of his feet to the ground in the pits so others have a chance.
 Percy showed us how well a small non-foam electric glider can climb.  His equal third position has been awarded just because.
Graeme ran into a ‘bump’ again.  It’s called a thermal, Graeme.  It was really tiny, and useless, but!
Frank was the whistle blower again – he gave us what seemed to be really long climb times and thus height into pretty strong winds.  Made for real concentration to squeeze out best glide performance.  Thanks Frank.
Was nice to have a couple of spectators – they were pretty well entertained!

Next Foamy Fly Off is scheduled for 14 March, 10.30am start.