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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Hi Devin,

lots of fun, even as I prove definitively that I am the worlds worst F3P flyer.
Only one guy in my way, and he is moving up

(One of the South Africans is also behind me, but he touched a beam during the top hat and lost the prop. He will certainly end up a lot higher)

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Are the flight orders posted any where?
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Hi Devin,

lots of fun, even as I prove definitively that I am the worlds worst F3P flyer.
Only one guy in my way, and he is moving up

(One of the South Africans is also behind me, but he touched a beam during the top hat and lost the prop. He will certainly end up a lot higher)

Pat MacKenzie
One of the top 50 in the World though Pat that all that matters
Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Are the flight orders posted any where?
Hi Dave,
if you mean results so far, they are here:

http://www.indoorwm.de/results

If you mean the order for the next rounds, don't think they are putting that online.

Donatas had an odd score in round one from one judge - a zero for his reversing roll. I don't know if that was a transcription error, or if it has been corrected for the posted results. The other judges all scored it normally.

The top flyers all look really strong, glad I am not judging. I was told by one of the guys near the top that the overall level of flying is higher than they have ever seen at a contest.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:10 PM
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One of the top 50 in the World though Pat that all that matters
By the same reasoning either me or (more likely) my team mate Xavier will be the best F3P pilot in all of the Americas

I know why there is no USA team here, but why no-one from the UK?
It was sort of explained to me, sounded similar to the US situation.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:11 PM
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WOW.. Onda-san's airplane has incredibly slow downline speed control. Did anyone happen to notice the props he's using? They've got lightening holes in them with a mylar covering or something.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Mylar on the back side of the prop.
The hub is also full of holes

All the Japanese planes look to be thin EPP, with carbon inlays to give them stiffness.

Xavier has posted a pretty good shot of one of them here

https://picasaweb.google.com/1099747...08144597645618

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:25 PM
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If you mean the order for the next rounds, don't think they are putting that online.
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Hi Pat,

the Austrian team put the starting orders for all rounds in their blog:

http://yesbo.de/2013f3pwm/

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:36 PM
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The props on some of the Japanese planes seem to be heavily modified GWS RS props. To my surprise (having seen Don's video), they seem to work reasonably well.

The planes also have some unique construction methods. I wonder how much they weigh...
Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:51 PM
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By the same reasoning either me or (more likely) my team mate Xavier will be the best F3P pilot in all of the Americas

I know why there is no USA team here, but why no-one from the UK?
It was sort of explained to me, sounded similar to the US situation.

Pat
No matter how good everyone is someone has to come first and someone last. Just being there and being competitive puts you amongst the best in the world.

Here in UK we are just finishing off our second season of F3P which included team selection. Hopefully Team GB will be seen outside 'This Sceptred Isle' soon.

One of the big issues always being cost. The good pilots are all young and broke whilst those of us who can afford it can't fly.

Dave
Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:44 PM
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I'd love to get my hands on some of those props for sure! Seems like decent props are something we're sorely lacking over here in the USA.
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thanks for the updates Donatas. Good luck!

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Top Twenty ...


1. Gernot Bruckmann AUT
2. Nicolas Pietu FRA
3. Tetsuo Onda JPN
4. Donatas Pauzuolis LTU
5. Fabien Turpaud FRA
6. Derk van der Vecht NED
7. Markus Zolitsch GER
8. Iiro Lehto FIN
9. Theo Catros FRA (Junior)
10. Janne Lappi FIN
11. Takuya Takahashi JPN (Junior)
12. Julien Hecht FRA
13. Roberto Antolin Mateos ESP
14. Karl-Ernst Overdick GER (Junior)
15. Christoph Lausberg GER
16. Patrick Hofmaier AUT
17. Marek Plichta CZE (Junior)
18. Dennis Horn GER
19. Filippo Materazzi ITA
20. Mattia Zeni ITA (Junior)

The best 10 pilots continue Friday with three rounds F3P-AF.

Jürgen


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