MFNZ 69th Nationals @ Waharoa – RC Aerobatics

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.

RC Aerobatics started on Day 4 in stunning weather. 4 pilots in Sportsman. 5 in Advanced. 6 in F3A. The F3A event doubled as the NZ Team Ranking for the coming Trans Tasman and World Champs events later this year. With Pylon flying up the flightline, and a couple of key people needing to finish off their last races in the morning, it took a while to get started, kicking off with the Sportsman guys. We flew right through till 7pm on Day 4 in pretty good weather all day, windy as the afternoon wore on. Day 5 saw more Sportsman and Advanced flying, but as there had been a bit of an exodus the previous evening, we now had no one to judge F3A, so the contest was ended by midday.

Sportsman was won by Frank Winnips, followed by Chris Wong and Foster Watkins.

In Advanced Stephen Greig took the charge with Paul Tomlinson and Adam Butler in 2nd and 3rd.

F3A was a pretty close battle across the 4 rounds, with final results being Frazer Briggs, followed by Hamish Galloway and Andrew Palmer. .

Once again a fantastic end to a long week of flying on a magic site. From our end of the runway during the week, we have seen Scale, Control Line, Heli, Pylon, Rotor Cross and DLG Glider all in action !!!

Group shot of the Pattern flyers – 2017 Nats, Waharoa

 

 

Results

 

2017 Nats – RC Aerobatics – Contest Results

 


Sportsman

Final scores in Sportsman ranged from a low of 1,102.2 to a high of 4,000.0 (a range of 2,897.8)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1
1 Frank Winnips 4,000.0 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Chris Wong 2,854.8 709.0 579.8
thrown
763.8 725.2 656.8 539.8
thrown
3 Foster Watkinson 2,774.4 459.7
thrown
627.7 626.8
thrown
814.6 675.1 657.1
4 Les King 1,102.2 227.4 183.5 346.9 344.4 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)

Advanced

Final scores in Advanced ranged from a low of 2,781.2 to a high of 5,000.0 (a range of 2,218.8)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1
1 Stephen Greig 5,000.0 987.5
thrown
1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Paul Tomlinson 4,570.8 1,000.0 943.6 906.5 871.0 849.6 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
3 Adam Butler 4,464.8 913.7 909.5 878.2 849.3
thrown
821.4
thrown
884.9 878.4
4 Ron Stone 4,191.2 851.0 876.9 899.4 744.4
thrown
639.7
thrown
752.7 811.2
5 Gwynn Avenell 2,781.2 976.5 957.7 847.0 0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
thrown
missing flight score(s)
0.0
missing flight score(s)
0.0
missing flight score(s)

F3A

Final scores in F3A ranged from a low of 2,567.1 to a high of 3,000.0 (a range of 432.9)

Rank Pilot Final Score Known
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1 Seq 1
1 Frazer Briggs 3,000.0 1,000.0
thrown
1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0
2 Hamish Galloway 2,966.3 993.6 990.1 982.6 971.6
thrown
3 Andrew Palmer 2,921.5 996.0 964.4 939.3
thrown
961.1
4 James Danby 2,751.7 909.7 921.2 908.3
thrown
920.8
5 John Knox 2,704.5 864.2
thrown
896.9 923.4 884.2
6 Jarrod Briggs 2,567.1 874.6 713.4
thrown
871.9 820.6