South Bay Soaring Society August Thermal Contest - RC Groups
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Aug 15, 2017, 06:30 PM
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South Bay Soaring Society August Thermal Contest


WHAT: South Bay Soaring Society August Thermal Contest

When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 (Rain Date: Sept. 3)

WHERE: Brigantino Field, Hollister, CA

Pilots meeting is 9:15 so we are going to be starting to set up by 8:30.

NOTE: If you need transportation to the back of the field where we will be flying, please let us know since only 4 vehicles are permitted inside the fence. We will try provide a shuttle, if needed.

ROUNDS: 4

CLASSES: OPEN (expert (e), sportsman (s), fledgling (f))

RES (e,s,f)

Nostalgia/Nostalgia Like (e.g. Vista) limited to 3 functions

Electric Thermal Duration (ETD)

COST: $10.00 per class (correct change appreciated)

For LSF compatibility: All pilots will fly the same tasks (5, 9,12 and 14 min) in order. Pilots will be broken into groups without regard for class. Each group will fly MoM style. We will use a fly one-time one mode of operation.

DIRECTIONS: Take 101 south past Gilroy to Hwy 156. Take 156 East toward Hollister. When 156 turns Northward, follow signs toward Hollister (right turn). Field is on the right about 1 mile further on.
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Aug 28, 2017, 05:22 PM
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Results


Strange day. Clear- warm to hot. Very few and somewhat weak thermals made getting maxes a work out often requiring working more than one thermal. Possible not a great enough temperature differential between the air attempting to rise and the ambient air over the field. Also had reports of thermals topping out at fairly low altitudes - inversion layer? I did notice that there seemed to be an inversion over the Santa Clara valley on my way home.
Well, here are the results:
OPEN EXPERT:
1. Rich Spicer
2. Richard Trask
3. Don Mc Cullough

RES EXPERT:
1. Bob Brown

RES SPORTSMAN:
1. Peter Rasmussem

Season Championship Standings:


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