Monday, 24 March 2014

day 2

  Day 2 of the Champion of Champions race was another challenging one, the Ice cream slope was it’s usual variable self but full ballast seemed to be the order of the day again. My second best time of the day came from a flight with no climb out at all as the lift timed it’s entry to the slope with my own.  My own flying had too many wait for the buzzer moments to really maximise the air and climb the placings. 
Dave couldn't get help fly the Merlin- fast!

  Those EM pilots with a plan clearly out flew the rest of us to be honest.  Pilots who really knew where the course was regardless of the conditions and carried the energy through turn after turn could blast their way through the patches of weak lift and really milk the good air.  The Sultan of Smooth Simon Thornton was my pick of the day for doing this, he Fosa, Extreme, Freestyler,  Ceres White model with orange spots looked as if it was on rails- very fast rails!

  It was great to see Dave Wright of T9 making up the 4th pilot to fly a Willow model this weekend, after picking up his Merlin on Saturday he was racing it straight away and putting in some excellent runs,  I can’t think of many other model you could do that with.

  Abbo's Caldera consistently ripped up thhe edge all weekend- showiing it's aerobatic genes!
  There’s really no where to hide with a competition design to have the best pilots flying the fastest models for the most rounds possible.   My own lack of racing was exposed but you can’t argue that the top pilots were there this weekend.  Well done Martin for keeping the race going in the face of those throwing bricks and vowing never to come again (they did!).
  After 2 days of tough racing Mark Redsall came out a deserved winner- See you nnext year Mark!

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