IMAC at the MFNZ 2015 Nationals – Waharoa

Been meaning to get this report up on the website for ages, and Mikey has just revamped the NZRCAA webpage, making it soooo much easier, so here we go.

Actually I was hoping I could scour my Facebook pages for a report of what we got up to, but obviously I was having way to much fun at the time, I never posted anything. Easy to remember this event though, such a massive success.

The MFNZ Nats were held at Waharoa for the very first time ever. The nats ran for 5 days, and it was scorching hot, with little wind. Did I mention how hot it was. Bloody hot. No wind either. Too hot ? Nope. ok, maybe after 5 days it was. You get the idea, the weather was superb.

IMAC was run over the first two days, 19 pilots made up the field.

Basic was won by young James Farrow from Kapitit, flying his QQ Yak 54. Not far behind, and catching up with every round, was Lyndon Perry from Hamilton. Unfortunately Lyndon suffered from “practise too much and rx battery go flat” syndrome only a few days before the nats, and his Extra succumbed to newton’s law of gravity … to so flew his trusty pattern model in Basic.

Sportsman was a bit of a one horse race, with Baldrick sweeping the field flying his PBG 260 the “Spruce Goose”. John Danks flying a borrowed model (John Knox’s CARF Extra with DA70 up front), managed to just pip Grant Domigan into 2nd place. Grant flew his CARF 3m 260, the Taxi Scheme. Ross Heald with his PBG 260 and John Butler rounded out the sportsman class.

Intermediate. The race for first place was close here, right up until the last rounds with Adam Butler aka “Lurch” giving Jarrod Briggs aka “Grommet” a run for his money. Lurch flying his PBG 260, vs Grommet flying his Grandads PBG 260, and Ewan Galloway flying the Slick, with the Fox now well and truly sorted. It was down to the wire, both guys winning about the same number of known rounds, the final round of unknown would sort it. Grommet made a bit of a mistake in his, it was almost Lurches for the taking, but some loss of control for a few scarey moments, caused Lurch to make an emergency landing halfway through his sequence. Lucky he got it down in one piece. JB’s model to the rescue, but it was not too be for Lurch this time, Grommet taking the round and sealing the deal.

Advanced. Again here we saw a pretty close fight for the win, with Andrew Palmer flying the old “Memphis Belle” ex Bogan PBG 260, into the top podium spot, ahead of John Knox with his Carf Yak 55. Known rounds were pretty close, but you gotta get those unknowns, especially when they both count, and this is what saw Andrew nab the trophy. Dave Wilkins with his Raven was 3rd, followed by Mikey Wilson who finally leaned out his motor, and had more power than we’ve ever seen before from his Aeroworks Extra 300.

Unlimited. Its been a very long time since we’ve had 3 guys flying Unlimited at the nats, allowing me to officially put my name on the trophy for the first time in maybe something like 5 or 6 years at a guess. So huge thanks to Ted (John Rodgers), who after some arm twisting, agreed to fly Unlimited. Of course Ditcho, aka Steve Gene, now living in Whakatane, jumped at the chance of flying my Raven in Unlimited when I rang him up a week before the nats to say, get your butt over here. So Ditcho and I both flew my “Bogan Built Wings” EG Raven, DA200 up front, while Ted flew his Ultimate Biplane, DLE 222.  Things were quite close between Ditcho and Ted for the first few rounds, but pretty soon Ditcho started landing the snaps on the Raven, and he managed to get the edge over Ted.

Over the two days, we just melted in the sun. The wind hardly blew, it was quite unusual for a Nats. 4 rounds of Known, 2 Unknowns, it was all over. There was probably time for more rounds, but everyone was ready for cold beer. We had our own mini prize giving in the Gliding Club, and the boys managed to make lots of brown frothy liquid evaporate, to try and off set the heat of the days flying. The Pilot Brewery “Avgas” was a hit.

Ok, on with some pics !

I snapped a few of these myself, but many have been nabbed off the MFNZ Facebook Page. So look here for even more photos and reports from the 2015 Nats MFNZ Page.

 

Wow that was easy ! This new editor has a great “paste pics into a gallery” feature. Mikey, you rock. Click the pics for a bigger view.

What are the scores … George Doors … well we flew so many rounds, that they don’t all fit on the screen in the new editor !!! So here they are attached in a PDF that you can open and view. The results are also pasted in below, but I don’t think you can see all the columns. Mikey ?

Click here for the results PDF

 

MFNZ NATS IMAC WAHAROA 2015

 

Contest Results

 

As of 3-Jun-2015 01:01

 


Basic

Final scores in Basic ranged from a low of 7,887.1 to a high of 7,989.7 (a range of 102.7)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 James Farrow 7,989.7 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 933.9
thrown
1,000.0 959.3
thrown
927.1
thrown
989.7 968.4
thrown
1,000.0
2 Lyndon Perry 7,887.1 718.3
thrown
867.4
thrown
905.6 997.2 984.2 1,000.0 898.3
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 894.0
thrown

Sportsman

Final scores in Sportsman ranged from a low of 5,582.0 to a high of 7,963.4 (a range of 2,381.3)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Mike Briggs 7,963.4 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 860.1
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 963.4
2 John Danks 7,431.4 892.8 881.6
thrown
950.0 946.1 944.7 981.0 840.2
thrown
908.4 867.2 941.1
3 Grant Domigan 7,404.0 784.4
thrown
893.2 971.9 1,000.0 952.1 953.0 988.4 863.4
thrown
645.4 1,000.0
4 Ross Heald 7,215.7 922.2 737.0
thrown
954.1 929.7 753.0
thrown
862.6 938.2 869.7 744.5 994.6
5 John Buttler 5,582.0 698.0 856.6 886.4 793.1 706.9 832.8 461.4
thrown
0.0
thrown
212.0 596.4

Intermediate

Final scores in Intermediate ranged from a low of 7,045.5 to a high of 7,925.9 (a range of 880.4)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Jarrod Briggs 7,925.9 1,000.0 936.2 1,000.0 989.6 1,000.0 1,000.0 901.2
thrown
896.3
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Adam Buttler 7,724.3 938.7 1,000.0 789.1
thrown
754.0
thrown
960.8 961.5 1,000.0 1,000.0 893.0 970.3
3 Ewan Galloway 7,045.5 707.9
thrown
778.8 623.1
thrown
1,000.0 974.7 968.5 898.8 799.9 730.0 894.8

Advanced

Final scores in Advanced ranged from a low of 6,314.8 to a high of 7,893.8 (a range of 1,578.9)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Andrew Palmer 7,893.8 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 820.8
thrown
979.8 938.5 861.6
thrown
975.4 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 John Knox 7,828.8 895.5
thrown
952.3 822.8
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 982.0 894.4
3 Dave Wilkins 6,850.0 928.0 [pp] 944.8 [pp] 754.7 [pp]
thrown
766.9 [pp] 760.3 [pp] 869.0 [pp] 852.5 [pp] 756.4 [pp]
thrown
899.0 [pp] 829.3 [pp]
4 Mikey Wilson 6,314.8 847.4 797.6 671.9
thrown
766.0 814.9 971.6 739.8 666.5
thrown
745.8 631.6

[pp] – “Missing scale pilot/panel” penalty was assessed.
 


Unlimited

Final scores in Unlimited ranged from a low of 6,527.8 to a high of 8,000.0 (a range of 1,472.2)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Frazer Briggs 8,000.0 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Steve Gene 6,719.3 783.2 756.1 841.8 781.9 979.4 968.2 631.6
thrown
704.2
thrown
885.2 723.5
3 John Rodgers 6,527.8 807.7 778.8 806.9 775.5 961.8 894.9 686.3
thrown
676.9
thrown
744.2 757.9

Seniors

Final scores in Seniors ranged from a low of 690.414 to a high of 1,000.000 (a range of 309.586)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Mike Briggs 1,000.000 0.717 0.753 0.649
thrown
0.571
thrown
0.756 0.738 0.676 0.709 0.727 0.645
2 Ewan Galloway 843.656 0.570 0.628 0.424
thrown
0.660 0.706 0.714 0.510 0.491
thrown
0.508 0.529
3 John Buttler 690.414 0.501 0.645 0.576 0.526 0.534 0.614 0.312
thrown
0.000
thrown
0.154 0.399

Note: Flights without a scale pilot and panel installed are assessed a penalty.


Report Parameters: Divisions=Basic,Sportsman,Intermediate,Advanced,Unlimited,Seniors; Knowns=Yes; Unknowns=Yes; Freestyle=No; Rounds=1-20

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