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Offline Richard Hirst

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #15 on: 16, August 2007, 03:47:21 PM »
Hi.

Does anybody know the the times for the TX testing on Saturday Morning..?

Thanks

Richard.

Offline Ashley Hoyland

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #16 on: 16, August 2007, 04:14:48 PM »
Hi Richard

Friday 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Saturday 7.00am to 9.00am and 6.00pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 7.30am to 8.00am.

F3A frequencies 59, 63, 65, 67 only + 2.4 GHZ

Standard 3" x 2" frequency flags must be used - no ribbons.

Early morning access for Tx check will be through the day gate.

Hope this is helpful.

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Ashley

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #17 on: 16, August 2007, 06:26:39 PM »
Hi Stuart,

Thanks for the info.

See you Saturday morning

Keith

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #18 on: 17, August 2007, 01:12:26 PM »
Hi stuart
dont suppose u could let in on how many people are flying in advanced ?

cheers

clint

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #19 on: 17, August 2007, 03:20:56 PM »
Hi Clint & all,
All Nats entrants listed below - subject to change & NOT in flight order (apart from Intermediate)
FAI group A fly 1st, then Masters, Advanced, Inter, Clubman & Group B FAI

FAI Group A -  Steven Currie  65, Malcolm Balfour 67, Matthew Hoyland 63,
Sam Wragg    65, David Balfour 67, Arthur Silsby 65, Garry Peacock 67

Masters - Tom Bootyman 59, Ashley Hoyland 65
   
Advanced  - Clinton Smith 67,  Peter Scoles 65, Steve Dunning 63, Alan Connelly 65,
Robbie Meek 59, Mike Binnersley 63,

Intermediate -  James Stephens 63
   
Clubman - Robert Rowland 65, Gavin Garlick 59

FAI Group B - Andrew Waterhouse 63, Keith Jackson 65, Brian Hoare 59, John Harrop 65, Robert Wasson 63, Brandon Ransley 65, Ken Moss 65, Richard Hirst 63,
Richard Christopher 65

regrds
Stuart

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #20 on: 18, August 2007, 02:09:55 AM »
cheers stuart

aslong as we all pray for good weather, it should go brill !

clint

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #21 on: 18, August 2007, 08:23:20 PM »
Hi Richard, Brandon & all,
Yes I'm well aware of implications of splitting FAI fliers ito groups. Whatever a CD does at the Nats upsets someone!
The reasons for this are several:
Firstly to give the FAI judges a decent break (as the Chief Judge asked for). I agree with Bob that asking the same judges to judge 16 flights in a row won't produce better results than giving them a decent break & then sitting down again refreshed. The alternative would require more short breaks & make the round longer  -something we can't afford to do time wise. I want to minimise "breaks" & keep flying to 6.00 pm. I want to start round 3 on Saturday if possible. This will provide a rotation in FAI & hopefully weather conditions will be averaged out  - if we achieve sufficient flights. If it rains & we don't complete 2 rounds on Saturday, then some classes will be flying on different days in the same round anyway.
The only way we will all be happy is for 3 days of fine weather & light winds & its not happened yet!
regrds Stuart


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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #22 on: 19, August 2007, 03:19:21 AM »
oh dear!

Offline Stuart Mellor

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #23 on: 20, August 2007, 11:07:41 PM »
Malcolm & David,

Nae problem,  I've put you in the same group.

regrds
Stuart
ps - will take my own poles this year

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #24 on: 20, August 2007, 11:34:05 PM »
Hi all,
Flight order will be available Friday evening. A copy will be available in the tent or, please ring my mobile number after 6.00 pm (number on info leaflet sent out to all competitors)
Order will be:
Group A FAI
Masters, Intermediate, Clubman
Group B FAI
Advanced.
This will ensure that the FAI judges can judge each FAI group with no stoppages & have a substantial break whilst flier-judges judge other classes. Along with flying until 6.00 pm & starting round 3 on Saturday (if weather permits) this should ensure that we achieve the maximum number of flights possible - above all, what competitors really want at the Nationals.

best regards
Stuart

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #25 on: 22, August 2007, 09:56:47 PM »
Weather looks awesome for the weekend 8)

Should be a cracking comp

Malc

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #26 on: 22, August 2007, 10:27:00 PM »
Be mindful of your teachings young padawan. Ready you are.

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #27 on: 23, August 2007, 10:33:15 AM »
you pure bloods crack me up :-* Good LUCK brothers :-*

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #28 on: 23, August 2007, 11:24:51 AM »
Amen to that pilgrim!

Best of luck to all competitors but especially the Scots in the form of Malcolm, David and the two Currie brothers. I hear another pilot is getting choppered in 1 min after pilots briefing starts. Rumour has it he flys Oxalys with a brand spanking new 170 and eats lipos for breakfast.

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Re: Nats 2007
« Reply #29 on: 23, August 2007, 07:25:06 PM »
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