Sunday, 11 April 2021

Welsh Open F3F 2021

Organising competitions this year is difficult but we have now made some decisions about the Welsh Open. 
As things stand the competition will go ahead on 17 to 19 September 2021. As usual it will be generously sponsored by MKS and T9 HobbySport - thanks guys! We don’t know what Covid rules will be in place at the time of the event, so we will need to be flexible. Some key points competitors need to know: 
  • Entry will open on 1 May at 10:00 am British Summer Time here 
  • Everyone who applies will be put on a list, with those who apply first at the top of the list. 
  • Nearer the event, when we know what Covid rules will apply, we will declare the maximum pilot capacity and take those at the top of the list first. 
  • All pilots will be responsible for meeting the legal travel obligations of their own country and the UK. 
  • It seems likely travel restrictions will result in some pilots needing to drop out. If that is the case we will go to the next person on the list and offer them a place. 
  • We won’t collect an entry fee until we have certainty about who will be flying.

Hopefully I’ll see you there! 

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Samba Pike WR history

The original Samba Pike was a great plane but we thought lower drag, thinner tips could get more out of it for F3F. 

Samba built the most amazing set of foam tip panels to test the theory.

At that point it didn’t have a name, but during an F3F event in Wales I broke the world record with it and hence the Pike WR was born!

The original prototype is on its way back to Samba for safe keeping and hopefully display.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Welsh Open 2020

Well we did it!

For the 26th year on the trot the gods have smiled upon us and we got the race in.

We had to restrict the field due to local restrictions, and wider travel restrictions made attendance difficult too.

Ironically we had some great weather and fast times, so with the reduced headcount we flew 23 rounds! It was a great event, and good fun, and safe, but my over-riding memory will be the absent friends and competitors who would have made it an even richer competition.

As it turned out Peter Gunning was brilliant and kicked all our asses, he was untouchable! 

You can see my snaps here photos.


Saturday, 22 February 2020

Welsh Open 2020 entry details

The 2020 Welsh Open F3F will be held on 11, 12 & 13 September

Entry will open at 12:00 on Saturday, 14 March and close at 12:00 on 9 August. The entry page will appear here at 12:00 on 14 March.

Entry is limited to 55 pilots. We will hold a reserve list if we have more than 55 pilots.
We need to cover the expenses of land usage, trophies and so on; the entry fee is €45.  Due to the uncertainty created by Covid 19 we are not setting a deadline for payment just yet.

Full details are here.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Jeti snapflap

Quick video to help Jeti users set up snapflap so that you can adjust it in flight.