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May 14, 2018, 01:00 AM
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May 14, 2018, 08:17 AM
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Jul 01, 2018, 03:22 PM
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SVSS F5J- Saturday July 7


Reminder we have our next F5J at Davis this coming Sat. Pilots meeting 9:30, first flight immediately after. $15 per pilot. Please bring your own water and snacks. This will be a self-timed contest, meaning that every pilot will fly every round in a single group. Each of us will write down our times from the contest timer audio along with our landings and start heights. Lots of flights this way.

This will be a Share-the-Air day so winch and electric fun flying is welcome too. If needed we can set up the F5J landing tapes on the eastern side of the LZ grass.

Chris
Jul 02, 2018, 10:48 AM
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Jul 02, 2018, 07:22 PM
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Soaring conditions today were quite good (and not as hot as Sunday). However by mid day the wildfire smoke rolled in and reduced seeing conditions. Will be at the field again on Wed--fingers crossed it will have improved.
Jul 08, 2018, 01:25 PM
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July F5J contest results


Thanks to all who came out. It was a beautiful day for flying: sunny and light breezes if not a bit hot after mid day. Details in the July newsletter coming out soon.

Results:
Chris Bajorek - 5661
Bill Curry - 4810
Jerry Molnar - 4386
Lou Fox - 4335
Don McCullough - 4233


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Aug 28, 2018, 11:33 PM
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August 25 F5J Results


See results below with congrats to Aric W. for #1 and Jerry Molnar for #2.

Conditions were awesome. This was the first-ever time that both ALES and F5J were combined: 2 groups flew ALES and 1 group flew F5J. Sandy did a great job juggling both scoring systems on his laptop. Throughout this maiden voyage new ideas were discussed so next time it will go even smoother.

Look for more contest coverage in the Aug newsletter.
Aug 29, 2018, 12:07 AM
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Loved the double format! Weird how I ended up in 2nd as my average launch height was higher than most.
Aug 29, 2018, 12:15 AM
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Also notice a different pilot won each round. I kind of like that.
Sep 06, 2018, 02:10 PM
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Local F5J contests at SBSS (Sun Sept 16, Sun Oct 14)


Just a heads up that our neighbor club South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is starting to host their own F5J contests. Info is here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...y-F5J-Contests

I know SVSS only has a handful of F5J enthusiasts but if you can make it to their Hollister park it will definitely be worth your time. I'll be going down on Sat before each event. The SBSS crew are pretty excited about starting up their own F5J thing.

FYI I have no plans to run any more SVSS F5J events this year unless I get specific requests.

Chris


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