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Feb 07, 2011, 05:48 AM
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I just checked the 1985 wc at Waikerie SA and see I got best time at WC of 18.7s. it was considered really fast at the time!!!

Dave Dyer
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Feb 12, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Hello Dave

What plane were you using in Waikerie? Would you mind sharing some more details and stories from back then?

I am glad to see that so many pilots from the early F3B days reply to this thread.

Please check also this thread, many nice stories and pictures about F3B worlds are collected there:

@US F3B team & Co: it is about time to get the world record back to the states, go Gator and go Cal Valley!

Mar 02, 2011, 09:19 AM
Jody Miller
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Hey Reto,
Does Kyle's 13.39 at the Gator get posted???
Mar 02, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Hi Jody

Yes off course, thanks for reminding me. And the 13.95s as well.

It is about time to bring the World record back to the US and it is looking good.

Mar 03, 2011, 10:09 AM
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I remember that run because I independently timed some of the runs with my stopwatch just for fun. I got 13.41, which was amazingly close to the official time of 13.39.
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Dec 24, 2011, 11:22 AM
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Hi Gents

I am a bit out of the loop updating the list, so if someone has more results, please post.

There were two notable 12.xxs runs this year, one by Hansi Gölz with the Target and Daniale Amici (who dominated the Oktoberfestpokal, the biggest F3B contest of the world) with the Freestyler.

Sorted by time:

12.68s, Pasi Väisänen, Radical, June 2008, Sweden

12.72s, Gavin Botha, SP1, April 13 2003, Eloy, USA

12.73s, Hans Peter Gölz , Target, July 2011, Winterthur, Switzerland

12.82s, Daniele Amici, Freestyler 3, September 2011, Munich, Germany

12.93s, Martin Weberschock, Radical, April 2008, Kirchheim, Germany

12.96s, Tim Kullack, Radical February 2011, Perth, Australia


complete list and updated plane list in the first post of this thread.

Merry Xmas and go fast in 2012!
Feb 12, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Another Aussie breaks 14s in competition...twice

13.54 John Skinner, Fosa, February 2012, Melbourne, Australia
13.88 John Skinner, Fosa, February 2012, Melbourne, Australia

John flew them in the Victorian F3B State Championships held last weekend. Speed results attached.

Last edited by Machineman; Feb 13, 2012 at 03:15 AM.
Feb 13, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Thanks fo the info Marcus.
15 sec to the Dude is not too shabby either ;0)
What were you flying?

Theo flying a Fosa?
Mike Rae flying Kernit-green Furio (fingers crossed) ?

Hugh flying ex-Boagy's Superior with a housebrick attached?
Feb 13, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Great to see Gerry get amonst it with a 15 and 16!
Go Gerry!!!!
Er ... what I mean is ... it doesn't really surprise me!
Very experienced pilot etc
Feb 13, 2012, 03:15 AM
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Planes flown in the Vic State F3B titles

John Fosa, Mike FS4, Gerry Shooter/FS3, Jim Fosa, Marcus Machine (OD molded home built), Brad Tomahawk, Theo Espada R, David Tracer, Tim Supra, Hugh Supra.
Thanks Chris, 15.00 is my new Personal Best
Feb 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Nice flying John! That is impressive winning each round. Not a bad average speed either!

Feb 14, 2012, 02:16 AM
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John makes the kitchen sink work!

Mar 07, 2012, 10:35 PM
Ricky Windsock
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Three pilots break into 13's at the Gator

So at the Gator on March 3rd in Round 4 Tom Kiesling flew a 13.34 with a Fosa and Mike Lachowski with a Shooter a 13.92.
In Round 6 David Klein flew his Freestyler to a 13.53.
Great flying and clearly with a clean, tight run we have good enough air in Florida for a W/R .... maybe next time at Gator 2013.
Last edited by aussief3b; Mar 08, 2012 at 09:23 AM. Reason: Correction
Mar 08, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Hi Gordon
I will update the list. Mike flew a Shooter though. If Dave would not have flown long or cut in some killer air, he would have got the WR. It was great flying though.
Mar 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
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News today from OZ - Jeroen Smits from Netherlands went 12.6 with a Bodis Fosa. Not yet sure if it's a 12.60 or what just yet. Sounds like ya'll got some fast air down there....

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