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F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:21:03 AM »
Went to this event yesterday.
Slick operation but, for me, boring.
Planes flying miles away, I don't know what I was expecting but dots in the sky wasn't on the menu.
Beautifully made models and so quiet but I'm not sure if it was because of the distance involved or the engineering, oh and they were all electric which is a turn off for me as well.
High point of the hour I spent there was talking to a Finnish modeller who had been to all the comps in europe in the last 3 weeks, what dedication.
Not for me I'm afraid (F3A ie). At least I know what it is now, though.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 09:24:38 AM by British Victory »
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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 12:37:00 PM »
Went to this event yesterday.
Slick operation but, for me, boring.
Planes flying miles away, I don't know what I was expecting but dots in the sky wasn't on the menu.
Beautifully made models and so quiet but I'm not sure if it was because of the distance involved or the engineering, oh and they were all electric which is a turn off for me as well.
High point of the hour I spent there was talking to a Finnish modeller who had been to all the comps in europe in the last 3 weeks, what dedication.
Not for me I'm afraid (F3A ie). At least I know what it is now, though.
PLEASE don't let PDR know - I believe him to be a closet F3A aficionado
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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 13:01:09 PM »
My F3A spectating days ended when I discovered the exciting, sensual and event-packed delights of watching paint dry.

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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 15:43:15 PM »
Went to this event yesterday.
Slick operation but, for me, boring.
Planes flying miles away, I don't know what I was expecting but dots in the sky wasn't on the menu.
Beautifully made models and so quiet but I'm not sure if it was because of the distance involved or the engineering, oh and they were all electric which is a turn off for me as well.
High point of the hour I spent there was talking to a Finnish modeller who had been to all the comps in europe in the last 3 weeks, what dedication.
Not for me I'm afraid (F3A ie). At least I know what it is now, though.

You think that's boring? Try watching F1E (Magnet) ...The soporific factor of watching them carry a coffin to the slope edge, unload a spindly looking thing with two fins, waiting for two hours for the perfect moment is only bettered by the hilarity when they go looking for it and carry it back trying to negotiate a 45 degree fern covered slope that is 3/4 mile long. They start off on their hunting expedition weighing about 12 stone and return having lost five and stripped down to their underwear because of the heat.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 21:43:06 PM by SteveBB »
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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 17:02:11 PM »
When I used to do F3C ( helicopters ) it was worse, 90% of the contestants only did the hovering
figures and then the 'landing' while the spectators were 50 metres away asking the club members
 " When will they start ? " :-X
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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 07:08:31 AM »
I once went to the Nats determined to see a bit of everything. Sat down to watch the F3a and after the third flight gave up. THEN went to the scale line...."whats he doing now?" - " Oh, this is his Straight and Level flight"...If you need somewhere to doze off the couple of pints you had in the beer tent, thats the place.

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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 14:20:28 PM »
I once went to the Nats determined to see a bit of everything. Sat down to watch the F3a and after the third flight gave up. THEN went to the scale line...."whats he doing now?" - " Oh, this is his Straight and Level flight"...If you need somewhere to doze off the couple of pints you had in the beer tent, thats the place.

Speaking of the NATS:

At the risk of being flamed. Prop hanging. Why? And so what? Buy a helicopter.  :ev
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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 20:27:32 PM »
Speaking of the NATS:

At the risk of being flamed. Prop hanging. Why? And so what? Buy a helicopter.  :ev
I'm with you on that. Buy a helicopter and go fly it somewhere away from me.

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Re: F3A World Cup Woodchurch.
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 10:26:10 AM »
I'm with you on that. Buy a helicopter and go fly it somewhere away from me.

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