Competitions

Club Awards for 2017

Awards for 2017 awarded at the club AGM in January 2018 Clubman of the Year - Mark Agate Most Improved Flyer - Dan Handley Presidents Trophy - Don Eades Chuck Glider Comp – Andy Palmer Fun Fly A Cert - John Wheeley Fun Fly B Cert – Steve Hastings/Mark Agate tied

Competitions coming up this year at PAM

Chuck Glider Competition 2018

We will once again be holding the chuck glider completion this year.  This popular event will be held on THURSDAY 12 JULY on the field behind the village hall at Buriton.  Its easy, build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh  with the other Lads.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins.  SIMPLES!  Its just bit of fun so if it doesn’t work no need to worry!

Club Build

At the meeting on 3rd May 2018, this years club models, the Mini Blitz, were brought along and judged by all the members present. Thirteen Mini Blitzes were presented, a very good turnout, and there were others from members that were unable to get to the meeting. The voting slips had three categories to be considered and the results were as follows: Most Original Design - Bob Hill Best Looking Model - Dan Handley/Tony Neil Least Likely To Fly - Bob Hill The test flights were on Sunday 6th May 2018, most of them flew well!

Fun Fly Competition

After a reasonable success with he competition with a few club members getting involved we will be carrying out the competition again this year.  Hopefully some of you will give it a go this year. Remember its just for fun. So the idea of this is a bit of club fun with each other and individually.  Its a great opportunity to improve those skills and tighten of your control!  So what have you got to lose.  This will run throughout the year until a close date is given, and there will be two categories for the A + B holders as we want to keep it as fair as possible! So the skills we aare looking at are all fun fly skills and here they are:

  • Most loops in 90 seconds
  • Most touch and go’s in 90 seconds
  • Spot landings, spot to be in centre of patch, and pilots are to stand by the wind sock.  Motor to be cut as soon as wheels hit the ground, natural inertia is ok.  Measurement is closest point of the aircraft to the spot (closest wins of course)
  • Most Spins from a 20 second climb
  • Climb and glide from a 20 second climb (from wheels leaving the ground at take off) NO GLIDERS
  • Shortest timed flight from take off (wheels rolling) , including a circuit and landing(wheels stopping) Crashes don’t count!

This can be done at any time and with any model (apart from the climb and glide), as long as you have a timer and a judge (which can be anyone) with you to witness the attempt.  You can have as many attempts as you want through out the year.  Email your results to Keith Evans who will keep the records.  Points win prizes and trophies will be given at the end of the year to members who achieve the best results in the fun fly disciplines within the A cert and B cert categories. HAPPY FLYING

Fun Fly Leader Board 2018

Positions to date:-

Category

Pilot

Time/Dist/Num

Touch ‘N’ Go

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

-

-

-

-

-

-

Loops

A

1: Mike Critchley

2: John Wheeley

3: Bob Hill

B

1: Andy Palmer

2: Mark Agate

3:

-

37

36

24

-

42

42

-

Spins

A

1: John Wheeley

2:

3:

B

1: Andy Palmer

2:

3:

-

15

-

-

-

21

-

-

Climb ‘N’ Glide

A

1: Bob Hill

2: Mike Critchley

3: Alan Wood

B

1: Mark Agate

2: Andy Palmer

3:

-

2:31

1.48

1:27

-

1:46

1:23

-

Shortest Flight

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1: Mark Agate

2:

3:

-

-

-

-

-

3.3 secs

-

-

Spot Landing

A

1: Bob Hill

2: Alan Wood

3: John Wheeley

B

1: Mark Agate

2: Steve Hastings

3: Andy Palmer

-

44 cms

48 cms

61 cms

-

11 cms

13.5 cms

15 cms