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May 09, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Dayton Ohio - DARTS - 1 Day HLG contest - Sunday May 13, 2012

The Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers (DARTS) will be hosting a 1 Day HLG Contest on Sunday May 13, 2012

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: 1-Day Hand Launch Glider Contest - F3K tasks
When: Sunday May 13, 2012
Pilot's meeting at 9:00 AM
First round starts sometime after the pilots meeting
Where: Club Field, Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, OH
Event details: F3K tasks will be flown
Entry Fee: $10
Awards: Plaques through 4th place
Contest Director: Bob Massmann

At this point this contest is history, all information about this meet including the results and pictures has been placed on the DARTS' webpage for this event below

Comments by others remain in this thread and can be still found on the last pages of this thread

PS, Our annual 2-Day HLG Contest had to be rescheduled due to conflicts. At this point it looks like it will be in the September or October time frame. Basically it will have to occur after the F3K team selectiion contest that is on Sept 1-3, 2012. That, plus a few scheduling issues locally at our field, translates into mid or more than likely late September will be the earliest date that will work. We will get the word out as soon as it's scheduled

Last edited by Jumpin Joe; May 15, 2012 at 02:42 PM.
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May 09, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Dang, that was short notice. I probably missed an earlier mention.

Anyway folks, this is a fun place to fly!

May 09, 2012, 02:33 PM
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I can't make it either

I went last year... fun folks, challenging field, and Jumpin Joe's chilli was awesome

Although there was frost on the ground and just a little bit of wind
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May 09, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, sorry you can not make it

As a matter of record, you came to the Columbus Ohio meet 2 years ago, in October of 2010. Yes, it was cold, and I did make some chili.

I don't believe we seen you at a DARTS HLG contest in Dayton.

So to be clear, this meet is in Dayton. The DARTS have a long history of HLG being one of the clubs that promoted the event in the javelin launch days

The DARTS field is a very nice field to fly, has lots of facilities including a pavilion and flush restrooms. However, challenging is not a word I would use to describe it. While there are some aspects that one might consider challenging, I would probably chose the "fun" word that GT used it describe it. I have included a picture of the field in my post above.

Maybe you can come to the DARTS 2-Day meet if it gets scheduled in the fall. If you do, I promise to make chili for you and all who come!

May 09, 2012, 05:20 PM
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I'll be at the two day... can't do Mother's day.
May 09, 2012, 05:40 PM
Same here, was really Jonesn' to go but Mom's day trumps flying. Hope to make the fall event!
May 09, 2012, 05:57 PM
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OOPS sorry

My details are apparently as fuzzy as my hair
May 09, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Nathan Schmoekel
OOPS sorry

My details are apparently as fuzzy as my hair
You are thinking of the one I came to. You gave me some hand warmer packs that were much appreciated. The chilli was good. The contest was called when the speaker system blew off the table!
May 10, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Taking care of the mom thing on saturday when the resterants are not packed .
Alex is comming with me and i talked Bruce Davidson to make the trip.
See you sunday
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May 10, 2012, 10:56 AM
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ya'll Sunday!

Haven't seen Bruce Davidson in ages that should be a treat!
May 12, 2012, 07:50 AM
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I am bring the score cards, I have attached a digital copy of them in my post #1. See you all Sunday!
May 12, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I just made a timing file for us and I will bring my sound system. See ya in the morning.

May 12, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Thanks Bruce, I appreciate you coming and bringing the sound!

have a good drive
May 13, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Damp Fun!

It was Mother's Day.
It was light rain for half the day.

But it was a ton of fun. And, I now have airplane envy.

Two Polaris's, Blasters, a Fling, and my Topsky Disser.

Thanks DARTS for a fun contest as always.
May 14, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Results have been re-calculated using the standard F3K scoring practice of one throw out round after 7 rounds. On the field results did not include this throw out round.

Final results are as follows:

1 Gavin Trussell
2 Joe Mekina
3 Bruce Davidson
4 Rick Waitulionis
5 Barney Bauer
6 Jerry Shape
7 Chip Willis
8 Albert Salas

detailed results are attached

Our apologies for not using the throw out round in the on-field calculations and awards, especially to Gavin who was awarded the 2nd place trophy when the standard throw out round was not used. I'll make sure Gavin gets the 1st place award next time I see him. There were no other changes to the placing order

I'll update this post later today with a narrative on the days flying by both myself and the CD: Bob Massmann

The short version of the narrative is it turned out to be a very flyable day, with light drizzle at times. We got in 7 rounds with only a couple of rain delays, The wind was out to the east and many of us sloped the treeline to the west. It's always fun to slope that treeline!

Later today, I'll also be posting these results, the narrative and pictures taken by Chip an myself to the club website later. I will post here in this thread when this happens and provide a direct link to these postings

Thanks to Bob Massman for CDing the event and Bruce Davidson for binging the sound system. And of course thanks to all the contestants who flew!
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