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Sep 17, 2014, 12:37 PM
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Phoenix Arizona ALES/F3K/F5J/TD Events


The purpose of this thread is to list ongoing weekly ALES, F3K, F5J and TD events at Elliot Bowl including contest details, start times, and pilot rosters.

Current Arizona Soaring Calendar:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar...fphx@gmail.com

EVEFPHX Google Groups:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/evefphx

EVEFPHX Web Page:
http://www.evefphx.net/

USA F5J Contests and Information
http://www.f5j-usa.com/
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Sep 17, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Sept - 20th 2014 ALES at Elliot Bowl

ALES rules with 100-meter launch height. Please preset your CAMs to 1-beep and Altis controllers for a 100-meter cut-off.

Pilot's meeting at 08:00 AM with a $5 entry fee.

Hope to see you at what is hopefully the "End of summer" ALES event.

-Lee

Elliot Bowl 20-Sep-2014 Results

Interesting weather including rain with no clouds overhead.
We switched from 100-meter launches to 150-meter launches for rounds 4, 5, and 6. The results include 1-drop.

1 - Charlie Morris - 4998.5
2 - Steve Willcox - 4961.5
3 - Ed - LaCroix - 4669.4
4 - Scott Todd - 4645.3
5 - Dan - Vester - 4604.6
6 - Lee Wolfe - 4422.9
7 - John Armstrong - 4197.9
8 - Iain Glithero - 3961.8
9 - Philip Brister - 3752
10 - Randy West - 3592.5
11 - Steve Jr. Willcox - 2846.2
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Sep 17, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Elliot Bowl F3K Oct 4th 8AM

Active thread:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2242503

Results
Last edited by RotorCycle; Oct 08, 2014 at 01:46 PM. Reason: Added results
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Elliot Bowl ALES Oct 11th

08:30 AM pilot's meeting with first launch at 09:00 AM. East field with parking lot.

We will have a 100-meter launch height so set your CAM and Altis units.

Flight windows will be from 6-10 minutes as the day progresses.

RESULTS

1 - Steve Wilcox 4993
2 - Charlie Morris 4971
3 - John Armstrong 4916
4 - Vern Poehls 4763
5 - Lee Wolfe 4741
6 - Ed LaCroix 4641
7 - Randy West 4594
8 - Iain Glithero 4510
9 - Jim Velleman 3328 (did not fly round 6)
10 - Jerry Bunger 3022
11 - Scott Todd 2710
12 - Darwin Barrie 2502 (did not fly round 6)
13 - Brad Juntunen 1887
Last edited by RotorCycle; Oct 11, 2014 at 07:22 PM.
Oct 11, 2014, 07:31 PM
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Elliot Bowl F5J Oct 18th

08:30 AM pilot's meeting with first flight at shortly after. 6-rounds with 1-drop. East field with parking lot.

10-min flight windows with standard F5J launch height deductions. Must launch on time (everyone together at buzzer), and land on time. Late landings receive 0 landing points. ALES flyers with a CAM unit - please come! Set your units for a 100 or 150 meter cut-off, and report this launch height on your scorecard each round.

Pilots
Ed LaCroix
Scott Todd
John Armstrong
Lee Wolfe
Charlie Morris
Iain Glithero
Philip Brister
Jerry Bunger
Steve Willcox
Steve Willcox Jr.
Dan Vester
Brad Juntunen
Larry Jolly

RESULTS

1 Jolly, Larry 4949.2
2 Willcox, Steve 4844.9
3 Todd, Scott 4786.7
4 Wolfe, Lee 4764
5 Morris, Charlie 4676.3
6 West, Randy 4415.8
7 Vester, Dan 4187.5
8 Brister, Philip 4135.2
9 Glithero, Iain 4073
10 Willcox, Jr 3812
11 Armstrong, John 3664.8
12 Juntunen, Brad 3548.7
13 LaCroix, Ed 2570.6
14 Bunger, Jerry 1669.9
Last edited by RotorCycle; Oct 18, 2014 at 09:10 PM. Reason: Added Pilots
Oct 15, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Larry,

Here's the Google Map coordinates:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/33...s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Once on the Phoenix 202, exit on Elliot and go down about 1.2 miles. You'll see two large green basins, and it's the east basin with the parking lot.
Oct 16, 2014, 05:44 PM
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[QUOTE=RotorCycle;29662181]Elliot Bowl F5J Oct 18th


. Late landings receive 0 landing points.
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should it be minus 30 points for a late landing ??

looks like a great set of pilots for this week

Philip
Oct 16, 2014, 06:29 PM
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We have what is called a working time just like F3J. It starts at the launch buzzer and runs 10-mins with an audible countdown. The plane must be on the ground before the countdown reaches zero which signals the working time is over. If the plane is late landing, the flight duration counts but there are no landing points.

If the plane is over 1-min late then there are NO duration points or landing points.

So the pilot needs to listen to the loud speaker countdown so he can maximize the flight time and land before or at the buzzer. The time keeper must stop the clock when the plane touches OR the countdown signals zero (end of working time).
Oct 18, 2014, 09:04 PM
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Elliot Bowl 18-Oct-2014 F5J Results

What a fantastic day once we got going. It goes without saying we'll be on the west field throughout the winter and spring. Larry - it was good to see you! Philip - you are the lowest launch award winner - 59-meters.

We'll be making some improvements in the sound files which had too much background noise, and I'll be writing your heat numbers (1 or 2) on your scorecard beforehand so we don't have to repeat pilot names.

Thanks for the nice attendance we had today.

Files attached for your viewing pleasure.

1 Jolly, Larry 4949.2
2 Willcox, Steve 4844.9
3 Todd, Scott 4786.7
4 Wolfe, Lee 4764
5 Morris, Charlie 4676.3
6 West, Randy 4415.8
7 Vester, Dan 4187.5
8 Brister, Philip 4135.2
9 Glithero, Iain 4073
10 Willcox, Jr 3812
11 Armstrong, John 3664.8
12 Juntunen, Brad 3548.7
13 LaCroix, Ed 2570.6
14 Bunger, Jerry 1669.9
Oct 18, 2014, 10:05 PM
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Great contest today lads, F5J is the way to do it

congrats to Larry

do I get a special award because I had the lowest and the highest launch height ???

see you for the next one

Philip
Oct 19, 2014, 01:23 AM
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Thank You Lee, John and Dan! Congratulations Larry, Steve and Scott you guys flew awesomely!

Great weather for the contest. Some heats were gimmes, some were not.

If anyone from the valley is going to Prescott next weekend can you take a glider up there for Dan Vester? If so please let me know. Thank you,

Charlie
Oct 19, 2014, 08:57 AM
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Bear and I got back with No issues.. I want to thank all my friends for making yesterday such a great time. You guys have really opened my eyes to F5J, this is a very fun event and certainly has merit a a World Class. I am thankful for the ability to learn and compete with my buds as we become competent in this new quest. Many, many thanks for a friendly, well run contest.Special kudos to Philip for the handsome commerative glass. Elliot bowl is certainly an interesting site with periods of sporting air. The flying was almost as much fun as jawing in the pits.. Thank you to all, and I look forward to sharing some Arizona sky with you again soon. LJ and Bear
Oct 19, 2014, 02:09 PM
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Interesting how we all tactically fly the motor portion of the flight

Charlie - out front fast and low

Steve - safe turn downwind

myself - a watch-out I'm fast and turning, get out of my way !!!

Larry - flies whichever way straight into lift

got to love F5J with the launch height decision coming in to play as a huge tactical decision

let's have the next one

Philip
Oct 19, 2014, 02:11 PM
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Thought for the next contest

if we get a situation where no times are recorded - we should look at the Altis file on the computer - it has launch height and flight time - just have to remeber the landing score

just downloading my data from yesterday made me think of that

Philip
Oct 19, 2014, 03:30 PM
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Good idea ^

There's always a laptop there with the Altis software and a cable.