Topic: Multiclass Comp 2010

“Out of the Blue”, March 2010

The March issue of “Out of the Blue”, the club newsletter, is here (PDF, 145 kB).

A brief report on summer operations; dates for  working bees and AGM. Thanks Greg!

Multi Class Day 7

Results Day 7

15M – John BUCHANAN Kingaroy SC ASG 29 time of 3:00:44 at a speed of 108.3 km/h Distance 326.3km

Standard – Michael DURRANT Geelong GC LS8t time of 2:58:45 at a speed of 105.1 km/h Distance 315.3 km

18M – Bruce TAYLOR Lake Keepit SC Ventus 2cx time of 3:03:12 at a speed of 107.8 Distance 329.2km

Open – David JANSEN Kingaroy SC ASG 29E time of 3:01:07 at a speed of 111.0 Distance 335km

Task Day 7 for 15M – 6th competition day for Standard 18M and Open

15M

AusScore;, Task time: 03:00:00
Start – Galga – Meribah – Taldra – Wunkar – Overland Corner – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 186.9km/444.7km (297.0km)

Standard

AusScore;, Task time: 03:00:00
Start – Galga – Meribah – Taldra – Wunkar – Overland Corner – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 186.9km/444.7km (297.0km)

18M

AusScore;, Task time: 03:00:00
Start – Galga – Peebinga – Taldra – Wunkar – Overland Corner – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 213.1km/495.1km (331.5km)

Open

AusScore;, Task time: 03:00:00
Start – Galga – Peebinga – Taldra – Wunkar – Overland Corner – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 213.1km/495.1km (331.5km)

Weather was cool for the last three days of the comp with convection around the 4,000ft. AAT tasks have been set and the pilots are all a bit apprehensive as the scores are close.

Multi Class Day 6

Results Day 6

15M – Ian MCCALLUM Bathhurst SC Ventus C time of 3:05 at a speed of 159 km/h Distance 492.3km

Standard – Peter TEMPLE Adelaide SC LS8 time of 2:30 at a speed of 165.5 km/h Distance 416 km

18M – Lars ZANDER Darling Downs SC Ventus 2cx time of 2:48 at a speed of 168.2 Distance 471.6km

Open – Gerrit KURSTJENS Darling Downs SC Nimbus 4T time of 3:07 at a speed of 161.3 Distance 556.9km

Task Day 6 for 15M – 5th competition day for Standard 18M and Open

15M
Start – Pinnaroo – Hattah – Waikerie Finish Task length: 497.3km

Standard
Start – Swan Reach – Peebinga – Lake Cullulleraine – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 425.3km

18M
Start – Pinnaroo – Hattah – Waikerie Finish Task length: 497.3km

Open
Start – Pinnaroo – Annuello – Carwarp – Waikerie Finish
Task length: 599.6km

Absolutely another amazing day with some of the fastest times ever recorded at an Australian Nationals competition.

The next two days were rest days for the pilots. A very blustery and hot northerly wind preceded a cool strong Southerly change. The organising committee continued on with restocking and preparations for the rest of the comp.

Multi Class Day 5

Saturday 8th January 2010
Results Day 5
Open Class – Eric HEINONEN Finland ASG 29 2hrs:45 at a speed of 157.9km/h Distance 436.6km

18 meter class – Bruce TAYLOR Lake Keepit SC Ventus 2cx 3hrs:05at a speed of 162.3km/h Distance 502.9km

Standard Class – Peter TEMPLE Adelaide SC  LS8  3hrs:09 at a speed of 148.1km/h Distance 468.7km

15 Meter Class – Lisa TROTTER Kingaroy SC ASW 20  3hrs:07 at a speed of 147.8km/h Distance 461.9km

Task Day 5

Standard and 15 Meter

Waikerie Finish/start – Meribah 95.3km – Karawinna 85.4km – Morgan 189.9km – Maggea 60.6km Waikerie Finish 32.6km Total: 463.9km

18 meter

Waikerie Finish – Alawoona 75.4km – Lake Cullulleraine 112.0km – The Gums 211.8km – Maggea 95.1km – Waikerie Finish Total: 527.0km

Open Class

Waikerie Finish – Meribah 95.3km – Karawinna 85.4km – Morgan 189.9km – Maggea 60.6km – Waikerie Finish 32.6km Total: 463.9km

Typical Waikerie day lift  to 14 thousand feet and Q bases reported around 13,500 ft.  Open Class pilots managed to convince the organising committee to change to the B task which was the same as Std/15M leaving the 18M to do the long task on their own. The main reason was the predictions for the day were not as good as the fantastic day before and the late launch of the Open class their thinking was they may run into a sea breeze or the day may end early. Neither happened and the Open class were way under tasked. Allowing the pilots to really get up and race with some amazing speeds. The speeds posted on the scores are handicapped and a speed off the stick of 177kph average was recorded. Again we are calling this day 5 but only the 15M has flown 5 days.

Multi Class Day 4

Friday 8th January 2010
Results Day 4
Open Class – David JANSEN Kingaroy SC ASG 29E 4hrs:35 at a speed of 126.5km/h Distance 580.9km

18 meter class – Lars ZEHNDER Darling Downs SC Ventus 2cx 4hrs:42 at a speed of 122.9km/h Distance 578.0km

Standard Class – Peter TROTTER Kingaroy LS 8 4hrs:11 at a speed of 123.5km/h Distance 517.8km

15 meter class – John BUCHANAN Kingaroy SC ASG 29 3hrs:55 at a speed of 129.1km/h Distance 507.2km

Task Day 4.

Open – 18 Meter

Waikerie Finish/ Start – Pinnaroo 143.8km – Lindsay River 129.0km – Mount Mary 144.5km – Wanbi 108.3km – Woolpunda 63.1km Total: 605.9km

Standard – 15 Meter

Waikerie Finish/ Start – Peebinga 116.0km – Paringa 84.2km – Mount Mary 123.4km – Wanbi 108.3km – Woolpunda 63.1km – Waikerie Finish 17.2km Total: 512.3km

Most pilots thought this was a tough day as the thermal heights and predictions were not consistent over the entire task area. Tasks today were long however most pilots achieved good speeds and the day did not finish until after 19:00.