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Feb 25, 2019, 09:40 PM
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Montague 2019 gps triangle racing nationals


Dean Gradwell has announced he will be hosting The 2019 U.S. GPS Triangle Racing Nationals. Dean's event will be held at his fantastic facility in Northern California located near Montague, California. The competition will be June 2,3,4 and 5, 2019. June 1st will be a practice day. Dean's facility includes an 80 acre private flying field. Dinners and pilots meetings will be held at Dean's large hangar located 1 mile from the flying field. The entry form is attached below. Please send in your entry form as soon as possible, but no later than May 15
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May 02, 2019, 06:02 PM
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My registration form was just emailed! Can't wait to fly with you guys again.

Mike
May 07, 2019, 07:36 PM
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The cut off date will be Monday May 20th for entering. Many reasons for this so please respond.
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May 10, 2019, 05:39 PM
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This is going to be so fun.

Guys, this is the only competition of it's kind in the US. GPS triangle soaring combines the fun of flying very cool, scale sailplanes with very realistic and exciting competition. 30 minute flights while working lift and trying to go as fast as you can around a 1.5 mile long triangular course.

I hope you all give it a try one day. Even if you don't compete against others, with the equipment on board and the screen at your transmitter, you can challenge yourself to see just how well you can work the conditions to fly 30 minutes worth of laps on a fun fly day.

There are 3 official classes: Scale, SLS, and Sport. The Scale and SLS class both fly the 500meter course which is about 1.5 miles around. The sport class flies a 400 meter course and has lower start height. Both the SLS Class and the Sport class are Self Launched with motors in the nose or retractable up and go's.

I hope you all consider giving it a try.

Mike
May 28, 2019, 06:08 PM
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I'm getting excited, and Pete G is driving westward right about now I believe. Can't wait to see everyone.

Mike
Jun 12, 2019, 09:44 AM
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Any results, pics?
Jun 12, 2019, 09:12 PM
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Any results, pics?
Hi Asher

The results and pictures are posted on the USA GPS Triangle Racing Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/7497...?ref=bookmarks

The results were:

SCALE CLASS

1st - 8658 - John Ellias

2nd - 8635 -Mike Smith

3rd - 7873 - Rick Shelby

4th - 7000 - Peter Goldsmith

5th - 4366 - Tom Watson

6th - 2949 - Philippe Stamph

SLS CLASS

1st - 5967 - Rick Shelby

2nd - 5839 - Dean Gradwell

3rd - 3404 - John Ellias

4th - 2232 - Philippe Stamph

SPORTS CLASS

1st - 5750 - Peter Goldsmith

2nd - 2509 - Philippe Stamph

3rd - 1718 - Bruce Devisser

4th - Mac Powell

Unregistered Sports Class pilots were Greg Gradwell, Scott Marnoch

SPEED CUP WINNERS

SCALE CLASS - 51 seconds - John Ellias

Sports Class - 73 seconds - Scott Marnoch
Jun 13, 2019, 08:40 AM
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Thanks, John, and congratulations!
Jun 13, 2019, 06:14 PM
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Congrats to all, one day I'll get there!!

To bad one has to have an account to view the photos.

Joe

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Hi Asher

The results and pictures are posted on the USA GPS Triangle Racing Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/7497...?ref=bookmarks

The results were:

SCALE CLASS

1st - 8658 - John Ellias

2nd - 8635 -Mike Smith

3rd - 7873 - Rick Shelby

4th - 7000 - Peter Goldsmith

5th - 4366 - Tom Watson

6th - 2949 - Philippe Stamph

SLS CLASS

1st - 5967 - Rick Shelby

2nd - 5839 - Dean Gradwell

3rd - 3404 - John Ellias

4th - 2232 - Philippe Stamph

SPORTS CLASS

1st - 5750 - Peter Goldsmith

2nd - 2509 - Philippe Stamph

3rd - 1718 - Bruce Devisser

4th - Mac Powell

Unregistered Sports Class pilots were Greg Gradwell, Scott Marnoch

SPEED CUP WINNERS

SCALE CLASS - 51 seconds - John Ellias

Sports Class - 73 seconds - Scott Marnoch
Jun 13, 2019, 06:23 PM
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pictures


hi
I am not on Facebook can some one post some pictures please?

thanks
Jun 14, 2019, 04:04 AM
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Here they are!
I am sure everyone had a good time but the guys holding the empty mugs would look a lot happier if they were at least half full. ;>)

Thank You for posting the photos!

Joe
Jun 16, 2019, 03:17 PM
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Looks like the weather sucked... up, that is.
Thanks for posting photos and results here, this way, we don’t have to fiddle with facebook.
Congratulations!


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