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Old Sep 16, 2010, 03:59 PM
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Hi Laurent

Thanks, corrected it in the 3 lists (Radical-1 Shooter +1 and looking good for the Freestylers ).

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 04:10 AM
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Wow, there were three 13.xs speed runs at the Eurotour in Lünen.

List updated.

Shooter passed now Radical (#of sub 14s runs) and Hurricane V and Tool2010 made it into the list

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Craig Goodrum did 13.25 the past weekend at the SA Nats with his Ceres!
Michelle did an un-official 13.66!

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Super cool Gert!

Congrats to Craig and Michelle!

I added Craig, I assume Michelle's run was in practice.

Can you indicate the flying field?

Rudolf Schaub (Team member 1999) always tells me how crazy the lift in South Africa is!

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 11:20 PM
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Reto
It was at the BERG club at Krugersdorp, North of Johannesburg.
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Old Oct 09, 2010, 06:52 AM
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Reto,

Some earlier WC best speeds for you. They were picked off un-sorted lists from a mixture of official results and daily news bulletins, so if I missed a faster time, apologies in advance.

1995 14.83 Denis Duchesne <Ellipse ( 1 or 2 ? )> Romania
1993 15.62 Nic Wright <Electra EV-1> Israel
1991 16.3 Joakim Stahl <?> Holland
1989 17.5 Rienhard Liese <Epsilon> France

It would be interesting to know the best times from even earlier WC's ?? The 'old' winch rules applied up to and including 1987.

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Old Oct 09, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Wow.. off-topic, but.... Nic, you were partly responsible for getting me hooked on r/c soaring after seeing a fantastic talk and demo you gave at the Trent Club in Nottingham about 20 years ago (I was only in my mid-teens at the time).

Great to see you on RCGroups!
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Old Oct 09, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Retro,

Keeping the UK theme...

2002 14.90 Steve Haley - Estrella - UK
2004 14.12 Steve Haley - Estrella - UK
2008 13.86 Steve Haley - Radical - UK record

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Old Oct 09, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Nic, same for me too, watched a demo at Leek and you got me hooked, Im sure Ian Webb and Ivan Bradbury would like me to extend a hello to you, again sorry for being of topic,

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Hi Nic
Great to have you on rcgroups and thanks for the information!
My older flying buddies keep telling me about your excellent flying skills.

I would be pleased to learn more about your Electra.
If you have information about Electra and F3B in the 80ies-90ies, please add some here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1315244

@Steve: will add the 2008 flight (where was it flown?). I wanted to make the cut at 14s speed run (as there are so many 14.xx runs nowadays). The list would grow out of bounds. But I make an exception for historic flights (pre 2000).

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Reto,

1993 15.62 Nic Wright <Electra EV-1> Israel
This is a 'blast from the past' but I was one of the people who got to witness your 15.62 run at the WC in Isreal and what I remember (and that got people talking) was the way you flew your final A-B leg about one meter off the ground (below the wind and haulin' a$$) and then popped up for an F3F style turn bouncing off the headwind at B to again get right on the deck for a fast finish. Everybody's face looked like Awesome!

Although, I think I was more impressed with the inverted/outside speed run on one of the practice days -- not so much to the delight of your TM at the time (Stu Blanchard) as I recall.

Great to see you and Steve on RC Groups, Nic!

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Old Oct 12, 2010, 10:36 AM
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This is a 'blast from the past' but I was one of the people who got to witness your 15.62 run at the WC in Isreal and what I remember (and that got people talking) was the way you flew your final A-B leg about one meter off the ground (below the wind and haulin' a$$) and then popped up for an F3F style turn bouncing off the headwind at B to again get right on the deck for a fast finish.
http://www.youtube.com/v/Cgj2FO-5BGc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB

Steve, The quality isn't great but it was 17 years ago ( what a good memory you have ! ). Chatter, blasphemy and expletives are courtesy of Steve Macken. Nice to hear from you and thanks for the kind comments, Nic
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Wowww

Didn't know they had video back then! :0).

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kindest regards

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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Hello Nic

This is really a great video document of a great speed run. Thank you so much for sharing!

Best regards,
Reto
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Nic,

Nice one, I was there to see it...was 14 at the time, it really left an impression.

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