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Old Feb 01, 2011, 10:32 AM
GordySoar@aol.com
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Fwd: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History

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In the early 80's there was run on the west coast a "2-meter World Cup"
contest. It resembled todays F3b. I liked the format so we scheduled a
similar contest. We had a pretty good turnout also. The task per round was a
thermal flight, a max distance flight by flying laps between pylons, and two
speed laps around the same course. We flew three rounds. If I remember right
Don Harris won our first contest with a Gentle Lady . This was against
Sagitta 600s, Drifter 2s, RO-8s and other planes I can't remember now. We did
it again another year but with a change which made the pilots think. What
ever ballast you put in at the beginning of a round stayed in the whole
round. So do you put in ballast to fly faster in the speed run or leave it out
to optimized the thermal task. It created some soul searching.

On 1/31/2011 6:36 PM, _GordySoar@aol.com_ (mailto:GordySoar@aol.com)
wrote:
Two minute precision flights!
Sounded like you guys had fun!
Gordy


In a message dated 1/31/2011 3:53:52 P.M. Central Standard Time,
_j.forney@insightbb.com_ (mailto:j.forney@insightbb.com) writes:

Laps - a lap was once across the field, say from the fence to the road. A
flyer had a working time to get the laps. There would be someone at the
fence and road with a flag which was waved when the sailplane crossed that
part of the course.

----- Original Message -----
From: _nex12go@aol.com_ (mailto:nex12go@aol.com)
Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 15:47
Subject: Re: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History
To: _soaring@louisvillesoaring.org_ (mailto:soaring@louisvillesoaring.org)


> Some good turnouts. These were strictly sailplanes?
> Curious about the laps John tell us more about that segment if
> you can John.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Forney _<j.forney@insightbb.com>_

(mailto:j.forney@insightbb.com)

> To: soaring _<soaring@louisvillesoaring.org>_

(mailto:soaring@louisvillesoaring.org)

> Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 2:57 pm
> Subject: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History
>
>
> I found some papers from contests from the last century so I
> thought I'd share....
> The "FIRST ANNUAL MID-AMERICA SOARING
> CHAMPIONSHIPS" Lexington, KY July

24, 1977

> Hosted by:
> LEXINGTON MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB
> Classes flown:

Winner

> Two Minute Precision, Class
> A and Class B, Standard - 23
> flyers M.
> Burke - Louisville
> Two Minute Precision, Class
> C, Unlimited - 16
> flyers G. James - Kokomo
> Fifteen Minute Precicion
> Duration, Standard - 23
> flyers D. Mullins - Louisville
> Fifteen Minute Precision
> Duration, Unlimited - 16
> flyers Me
>
> I believe Class A was 2 meter, Class B was 100" and Class C was
> Unlimited wingspans
> 12 flyers were from out of state. One name I recognize is
> Don Harris, I believe he's a double LSF V
> Jay will recognize that name too.
>
> Another paper is
> the "1978 "Boots" Brunch Memorial Trophy Summary
> 5 contests were flown from June to October. 13
> flyers And the best three scores were used.
> Dick Weidner was the Winner.
>
> The last sheet covers a fun fly. 16 flyers split into 2
> teams. The tasks were:
> 10 minute duration 2 minute precision w/100 pt landing

Distance (Laps)

> I believe this was called "Triathlon" at the time.. In the
> write up, an entry fee was collected with the winning team
> splitting the pot. The late Ray Dills supplied prizes.
>
>
>
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Old Feb 01, 2011, 11:17 AM
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RE: Fwd: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History

I went to the one in Las Vegas,

Would have done better if my timer would have stopped the watch when I came
thru the gat instead of when I landed.



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From: ewilson1@bellsouth.net
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Sent: 2/1/2011 9:56:56 A.M. Central Standard Time
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In the early 80's there was run on the west coast a "2-meter World Cup"
contest. It resembled todays F3b. I liked the format so we scheduled a
similar contest. We had a pretty good turnout also. The task per round was a
thermal flight, a max distance flight by flying laps between pylons, and two
speed laps around the same course. We flew three rounds. If I remember right
Don Harris won our first contest with a Gentle Lady . This was against
Sagitta 600s, Drifter 2s, RO-8s and other planes I can't remember now. We
did it again another year but with a change which made the pilots think.
What ever ballast you put in at the beginning of a round stayed in the whole
round. So do you put in ballast to fly faster in the speed run or leave it
out to optimized the thermal task. It created some soul searching.

On 1/31/2011 6:36 PM, GordySoar@aol.com wrote:

Two minute precision flights!

Sounded like you guys had fun!

Gordy



In a message dated 1/31/2011 3:53:52 P.M. Central Standard Time,
j.forney@insightbb.com writes:

Laps - a lap was once across the field, say from the fence to the road. A
flyer had a working time to get the laps. There would be someone at the
fence and road with a flag which was waved when the sailplane crossed that
part of the course.

----- Original Message -----
From: nex12go@aol.com
Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 15:47
Subject: Re: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History
To: soaring@louisvillesoaring.org


> Some good turnouts. These were strictly sailplanes?
> Curious about the laps John tell us more about that segment if
> you can John.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Forney <mailto:j.forney@insightbb.com>

<j.forney@insightbb.com>

> To: soaring <mailto:soaring@louisvillesoaring.org>

<soaring@louisvillesoaring.org>

> Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 2:57 pm
> Subject: [LASS Soaring] Some soaring History
>
>
> I found some papers from contests from the last century so I
> thought I'd share....
> The "FIRST ANNUAL MID-AMERICA SOARING
> CHAMPIONSHIPS" Lexington, KY July 24,

1977

> Hosted by:
> LEXINGTON MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB
> Classes flown:

Winner

> Two Minute Precision, Class
> A and Class B, Standard - 23
> flyers M.
> Burke - Louisville
> Two Minute Precision, Class
> C, Unlimited - 16
> flyers G. James - Kokomo
> Fifteen Minute Precicion
> Duration, Standard - 23
> flyers D. Mullins - Louisville
> Fifteen Minute Precision
> Duration, Unlimited - 16
> flyers Me
>
> I believe Class A was 2 meter, Class B was 100" and Class C was
> Unlimited wingspans
> 12 flyers were from out of state. One name I recognize is
> Don Harris, I believe he's a double LSF V
> Jay will recognize that name too.
>
> Another paper is
> the "1978 "Boots" Brunch Memorial Trophy Summary
> 5 contests were flown from June to October. 13
> flyers And the best three scores were used.
> Dick Weidner was the Winner.
>
> The last sheet covers a fun fly. 16 flyers split into 2
> teams. The tasks were:
> 10 minute duration 2 minute precision w/100 pt

landing Distance (Laps)

> I believe this was called "Triathlon" at the time.. In the
> write up, an entry fee was collected with the winning team
> splitting the pot. The late Ray Dills supplied prizes.
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> oaring mailing list
> oaring@louisvillesoaring.org
> ttp://lists.louisvillesoaring.org/mailman/listinfo/soaring
>
>


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