Final weekend before the Competition

Last Weekend, we had our national competition in the slopes of Tende. We managed to do 7 rounds on saturday (south slope, 8-10m/s) and 9 more rounds on sunday (north slope, 10-12m/s). Absolutely smooth, maybe even a bit too fast (only 12 pilots came, too bad for the missing ones). We even decided to end the competition on sunday at 2PM, we had enough to get 2 discards and ranking was pretty well set then.

So for the next few days, please don’t forget to charge your planes, wax your wings, collect all the ballast you have, and get a nice bottle of suncream + water!

We will be arriving on thursday to start the installation (free flights). Dont’ forget to be careful with people walking around there, especially around the landing area.

Meeting and registration will start on friday at 9AM, until 10AM. free flights will be possible until 10 AM. No more free flights after this time. We will start the competition as soon as possible, once all pilots registered and weather conditions sufficient (we could fly at 9AM last weekend…).

In case of marginal conditions, that obliges the round to be stopped, if more than half of the pilots have flown, we will generate a group scoring (half of the pilots) to save those few flights validated. This will only be the case to save the competition, ie. for the 4 first rounds. After 4 validated rounds, there will be no more group scoring option.

In case of a refly, the pilot will have to land his plane and get a new throw 5 pilots after him (ex: pilot is number 8, he will refly after pilot 13). If the round ends before then, we will wait for his return to do the refly, and not start any new round. Coming back from landing may not take more than 5 minutes. It will be considered as against sporting rules to waste time and wait 30 minutes for a refly, to cancel a round. Pilot will be disqualified if such beheavor happens.


That’s it for the little warmup/prebriefing info. Have a nice weekend and let’s get ready for some race!

ZEPSUS – New Sponsor!

We are very pleased to announce that the very well-known and reliable magnetic switchs “ZEPSUS” will support our event this year!

Many thanks for you guys at ZEPSUS, you do great products!



UPDATED: 90minutes later…

… registration is already full!!

unfortunately, there seem to be a problem with the f3xvault website and you cannot pay now that the limit is reached….

I am waiting for a solution, very soon hopefully


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Flying order for this Weekend + Weather

…..And we will be 41 pilots for a list of 40…..

Last minute participation of our buddies from Spain, could not refuse their participation as it has been a while we haven’t seen them.


below the flying order for this weekend. First pilot will be randomly picked on site.


Order Pilot
1 33   Vladimir Urban
2 45   Antek Kania
3 17   Siegfried Schedel
4 9   Miroslav Trsek
5 36   Rick Ruijsink
6 40   Stefan Fraundorfer
7 49   Robert Matthes
8 3   Rosemann Eberhard
9 2   Philippe Lanes
10 19   Tomas Winkler
11 54   Iñaki Elizondo
12 47   Thierry Platon
13 42   Armin Hortzitz
14 15   Arne Finkeldey
15 44   Bogusław Gryszko
16 37   Thomas Faure
17 18   Martin Kopp
18 51   Wolfgang Ebinger
19 1   Allan Cohen
20 32   Daniel Vltavský
21 8   Stefan Bernardy
22 48   Maximilian Steidle
23 21   Matthieu Mervelet
24 13   Martin Ulrich
25 53   Bernardo GOMEZ-MAYAN LOPEZ
26 52   Jacek Kurlenda
27 31   Martial FAURE
28 6   Pierre Rondel
29 41   Alfred SALMHOFER
30 39   Espen Torp
31 26   Johann Eckart
32 14   Tobias Reik
33 38   Stephane RICCOBONO
34 5   Julien Honor
35 20   krebs michael
36 16   Thorsten Folkers
37 4   Peter Würmli
38 50   Bjørn Andersen
39 7   Sebastien Lanes
40 43   Jerzy Mataczyno


Regarding weather, it was fairly pessimistic last week for friday but was better for the weekend, and now we can see some great forecast (wind speed is down the valley, much more on the slope).


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