MFNZ 69th Nationals @ Waharoa – IMAC

Waharoa Nats 2017 - Group Shot

The 69th Model Flying Nationals were recently held at Waharoa from 3rd to 7th Jan 2017.

An entire smorgasboard of aeromodelling on offer over 5 days, IMAC was on Day 1 and 2.

Here are some event reports, photos and results.

Day 1 … Raining. 3rd of Jan and it was as wet as an otter’s pocket. By midday the RC1 flightline was a sea of umbrella’s and a lot of standing around. The scaley’s had managed a few flights between showers during the morning, but low cloud meant there was no way we could get started with IMAC. As the day wore on, the rain eventually stopped, the clouds lifted slightly and by 2pm we managed to get a start in windy conditions. By 6pm more rain stopped the flying. Lucky to get in what we did that day. Day 2 … no Rain, even some sunshine, or was it the moon on fire ? The wind got up as the day went on and we finished at 6pm in strong winds, but nice and sunny.

Sportsman was taken out by Baldrick yet again. Ross Heald in second and young James Farrow slid into 3rd after Ryan Groves was unable to fly the unknown round due to motor problems. “Smokey Oakley” being the only guy to enter Basic made the move up to Sportsman and provided plenty of entertainment for the judges. Intermediate was a one horse race, Adam Butler being the only contestant. Advanced was won by John Knox, with John Rodgers not far behind. Mikey Wilson in 3rd won the final unknown round. Unlimited was won by Frazer Briggs with Stephen Greig not far behind. Jarrod Briggs in 3rd ahead of Andrew Palmer. All four in Unlimited flying DA 200cc.

Great to have a few spectators coming for a look during the day. We had 14 pilots with a total of 210 flights. Thanks to all the Judges and helpers, especially Max Briggs who punched in all the scores !!!

Some pics

Baldrick Squeegee’s his wings dry
Still Raining !!
Unlimited
Waharoa Nats 2017 – Group Shot

Click here for the full results: 2017_Waharoa_Nats_Results

2017 MFNZ Nats – IMAC – Contest Results


Sportsman

Final scores in Sportsman ranged from a low of 1,997.9 to a high of 6,000.0 (a range of 4,002.1)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1
1 Mike Briggs “Baldrick” 6,000.0 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 872.9
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Ross Heald 5,056.7 971.3 723.9 476.5
thrown
644.6
thrown
822.2 983.2 751.8 804.3
3 James Farrow 4,513.2 696.4 681.4 525.0
thrown
413.9
thrown
862.7 851.4 788.6 632.8
4 Ryan Groves 4,393.4 731.4 681.4
thrown
967.5 866.0 1,000.0 828.5 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
missing flight score(s)
5 John Butler “JB” 2,771.5 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
563.9 506.5 565.8 555.7 579.5 0.0
missing flight score(s)
6 Kerry Oakley “Smokey” 1,997.9 289.5 315.0 264.0 320.9 156.7
thrown
199.6
thrown
389.1 419.4

Intermediate

Rank Pilot Final Score Known
Round 1 Round 2 Round 4
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Adam Butler “Lurch” 4,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 0.0
thrown
missing figure score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing figure score(s)

Advanced

Final scores in Advanced ranged from a low of 5,021.1 to a high of 5,969.9 (a range of 948.8)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1
1 John Knox “Knoxy” 5,969.9 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 930.2
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 969.9
2 John Rodgers “Ted” 5,704.4 986.2 979.3 807.3
thrown
956.1 1,000.0 872.1 757.7
thrown
910.8
3 Mike Wilson “Mikey” 5,021.1 680.8
thrown
745.1 625.6
thrown
763.4 797.9 802.1 912.6 1,000.0

Unlimited

Final scores in Unlimited ranged from a low of 4,694.9 to a high of 6,000.0 (a range of 1,305.1)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2
1 Frazer Briggs “Bogan” 6,000.0 977.9
thrown
1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Stephen Greig “Huggy” 5,603.8 924.0 948.1 926.2 994.9 803.8
thrown
948.0 893.3
thrown
862.5
3 Jarrod Briggs “Grommet” 5,356.8 1,000.0 931.7 878.5 862.9 591.4
thrown
847.1 831.8
thrown
836.5
4 Andrew Palmer 4,694.9 914.4 734.9 862.8 614.8
thrown
800.8 872.3 664.7
thrown
509.7

Seniors

Final scores in Seniors ranged from a low of 1,997.9 to a high of 6,000.0 (a range of 4,002.1)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known Unknown
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1
Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1 Seq 2 Seq 1
1 Mike Briggs “Baldrick” 6,000.0 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
2 John Butler “JB” 2,853.9 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
563.9 506.5 648.2 555.7 579.5 0.0
missing flight score(s)
3 Kerry Oakley “Smokey” 1,997.9 289.5 315.0 264.0 320.9 179.5
thrown
199.6
thrown
389.1 419.4

Note: Flights without a scale pilot and panel installed are assessed a penalty.
In this report, no pilots were assessed the missing pilot/panel penalty.


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

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