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Day 2 and 3 Report – Results

Day 2 was quite like the first day of the competition, with wind that started blowing correctly by 11h30 and let us validate the second group of the Round 4. We managed to validate 2 more rounds after that, and one could not be finished by 5 pilots. At the end of that second day, 6 valid rounds, fog and rain that let us leave the slope by 5PM so we could get ourselves clean before the Banquet at the restaurant ‘La Margueria’ in Tende.

This Dinner was also hosting the lottery from the French F3F World Championship Team. A live feed broadcasted the draw while pilots were enjoying Fresh made Socca.

Last day of the competition permitted another 3 last rounds from 11.30 to 2PM. The organizing team and judges decided to stop the competition, as the rain was clearly visible in front of the slope, not letting any more valid round to be made.

All planes were packed while the judges put away the equipment and computed the results.

An error actually was made while typing the results for Sebastien Lanes on round 8, who did a 43 and not a 48sec. Complete results are available on F3XVault.

Winner for this 2018 Edition is Pierre Rondel, followed by Sebastien Lanes and Matthieu Mervelet (all members of the French WorldChamp Team). Team Ranking goes down to MMP, AL LANes Team and Styria. Prize distribution was made under showers comparable to the one in Moscow for the World Cup finals…. I have to admit I was totally soaked!

Many thanks to all the Sponsors for this competition: BlueBird Servos, Lindinger, Region PACA, Restaurant La Margueria, Hotel du Centre, the city of Tende.

Very Special Thanks to the judges, my great small team of pilots and friends who spent their days without flying, always there, motivated, concentrated and devoted to the pleasure of the competitors.Eric, Paul, Manu, Etienne: Without you, nothing could be done! You are the BEST!

Day 1 report

First day of competition started with registration of the 30 pilots at 9am until 10.
Light south wind was blowing, unsuffiscient for race.
It died and turned north for a few minutes, and then back south (weather was still unstable).
We eventually could start the competition at 12:00 with 5m/s.
The wind grew up to 9m/s with bursts of 11m/s.

Flights were mostly in the 43-45sec. only one safety line was crossed on round 2 by Mortz Haensli as he entered the race behind the CD and judge on base B.
At 3:00 we had managed to validate 3 rounds and were already half way through the fourth round.
Rain drops started popping, and by 3:15 the organizers were obliged to stop the race, only 5 pilots from the end of the round.
The storm lasted too long and we had to cancel the second group scores (group scoring of half the pilots was announced before the round).
We tried running again but after a few pilots rain and fog appeared again.
The day was announced over at 6:00, with 3,5 rounds validated.

Results are recorded in F3xvault.

The competition will start tomorrow…. At 9AM!

Plenty of pilots already there today in Great conditions until the storm and rain and fortunately started.

Get ready tomorrow morning we will be there at 9 a.m. for registration until 10. No more flights will be possible then and we will start the competition as soon as possible.

Biggest worry is the rain this weekend, so we will try to launch rounds as early as possible.

I know I said meeting at 10 to some people today, but please be there before to guarantee a great competition.

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!

 

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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

EDIT:

you can pay once logged on f3xvault, by typing this address: http://www.f3xvault.com/?action=event&function=event_register&event_id=897

 

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
41 12   DALL’AVA HERVE

 

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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Results of the 2015 Edition

…And so we did it!
25 rounds, 30 pilots, 750 flights in three days!
best time 28.48sec by Matthieu Mervelet (round 21 on the third day).

Podium is the following:
1/ Sebastien Lanes (FRA)
2/ Matthieu Mervelet (FRA)
3/ Pierre Rondel (FRA)

Team Ranking:
1/ AL LANes Team (S. Lanes, P. Lanes, A. Cohen)
2/ Schwaben (T. Folkers, T. Reik, A. Barnitzke)
3/ Arm-Mar-Ric (A. Hirtzitz, M. Meissner, R. Ruijsink)

sorry once again for the pb with the results, we have managed with this competition to show our spreadsheet has errors when doing more than 20 rounds. Thanks for all the friends who typed them back on various sites and spreadsheets to double/triple check.
full results accessible there:
http://www.f3xvault.com/?action=event&function=event_view&event_id=556

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