South Elmsall - 8th January 2012
CD: Matt Hoyland Judges: Peter Cappleman, Steve Dunning. Flyer judges: Andy Whitehead, Adam Lomax, Dave Kirk. Score recorder: Steve Hunt. We would like to thank or competition sponsors for their generous support. Horizon Hobbies for the Beast, Taxi and Gee Bee Racer for first place in each schedule. Flying Dog for second prizes of carbon accessories, and MyHobbyStore Media for third prizes of yearly subscriptions to their RCM&E magazine. Fourteen pilots with helpers and supporters gathered at the first GBRCAA F3P league competition at the Sports Centre Minsthorpe, South Elmsall. It was good to see some visitors giving their support. These competitions would probably not have happened if it had not been for Andy Whitehead’s enthusiasm to hold the EIM at Bradford over the last three years. This is the first GBRCAA competition which we hope will be repeated and in the future with similar competitions run to the same rules spreading around the country to establish a healthy league table. I would also like to thank Optipower and Electricwingman for sponsoring our league trophies. Five rounds were flown by all pilots but rounds one and two were combined to save time(as were round 3 and 4). After each schedule models was landed, to get landing points and for each pilot to compose themselves before taking off for the second schedule. Each schedule was scored separately. There was good competition in each schedule and generally the flying was to a high standard. It was obvious a lot of practice had preceded the event and only one pilot couldn’t decide which way the wind was blowing. The hall is only available on Sunday between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm so some slick organisation helped to make it a relaxing day with the maximum schedules being flown. Our finishing time also gave our ‘long distance’ competitors time to get home at a reasonable time.