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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Gator F3B

The Gator F3B is the next event on the horizon, March 1st thru March 3rd at the IRKS field check out all the details here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1677389
Gordon has been working hard promoting this event, he is getting great help from IRKS members, and at our Feb monthly meeting a few "Buzzards" have also volunteered to give a hand. Gordon would greatly appreciate more help, F3B is very competetive, pilots from Germany, Chile, and the Czech republic are attending this event, as well as "big names" from the US and local pilots.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Exciting news for Soaring in Central Florida

The Gator F3B event is growing every year and next week we will field 24 pilots with 4 locals, 2 from Nth Florida nd 7 pilots travelling from Chile and Germany and the CD Roman Vojtech coming from the Czech republic to CD this first World Cup event on the 2013 schedule.

Come on out and watch at the IRS field on Mar 1st, 2nd and 3rd as the fastest and most sophisticated RC Sailplanes in the world duke it out for the beautiful Carbon Fiber World Cup Trophy.

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Old Mar 03, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Record Breakikng Speed Run

Rumor has it that Mike Lachowski blasted the F3B sqeed record yesterday at the Gator!

I'm sure Gordon has the details.

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Old Mar 04, 2013, 06:20 AM
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Amazing air and some nice wind at the IRKS field yielded super launches and a whole rash of world class times in F3B speed on Saturday afternoon. Mike Lachowski flew his Shooter at blistering pace with tight turns to post an 11.98 sec speed run breaking the old world record of 12 68 by a huge .7 secs. There have only been 7 recorded runs in history under 13 seconds and now we had a Gator pilot under 12 for the first time ever. 30 minutes later David Klein managed to usurp Mikes run by steering his FreeStyler around the course in an amazing 11.90 seconds to set a new mark which may remain for many years.
The combination of strong wind for launching high combined with great thermals cycling every few minutes along with world class pilots culminated in an amazing weekend of fast times.
Simply amazing weekend of soaring finally won by David Klein. 2nd place was Armin Hortzitz from Germany and 3rd place was Mile Lachowski. Our own Dillon Graves flew extremely well and finished in 11th place. His personal best improved all weekend including his fastest speed of 14seconds.
It was the best Gator contest ever and thanks to all the helpers who came out and made such a success of the event.
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Congratulations Gordon on another successful Gator F3B, People are going to be talking about the Gator all over the world! I have the feeling next year it is going to be an even bigger event. This success was only possible with your effort and the efforts of those that helped you!
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