14 July, 2010

Unlimited Scale Model Flying Competition

On the 11th July 2010 we held the Traplet sponsored Unlimited Scale Flying Competition at our field. The weather was dry but the wind was stronger than we hoped for or expected. There were some other snags too but all the same the event went ahead and was very successful.  The judge, Phil Kent, made it clear from the outset that though this was a competition it was just as much about enjoying ourselves as anything else. The friendliness of the visiting pilots contributed greatly to the pleasure and they were certainly a calming influence on those of us that were new to performing in this way.
There were 11 entries, which is about average for these events and certainly a good number given the conditions. As anticipated the more experienced pilots scored the highest but we were prepared for that with the Dave Cruickshank awards for the highest scoring participants new to scale flying competition.
Thanks to all those involved in competing, spectating and organising. A good time was has by all. Ultimately the greatest appreciation & applause should  go posthumously to Dave Cruickshank as it was he that set out to bring the event to SCRCS and it would not have happened without his involvement. Well done Dave.
Results as follows:
1st place Richard Thomas,  Stuka.
2nd place Collin Terry, Lil Toot
3rd place Graham Green,  extra 260
Dave Cruickshank Memorial Award Winners:
1st place  Martin Coles,  Spitfire
2nd place Pete Daniel,  Extra
3rd place Mike Amphlett,  Spitfire

A report on this event is also in the Best In Scale pages of the October 2010 issues of Radio Control Model World.