Hard ground but not hard enough for me.. Most
slided 3-4m because the ground was hard. I bounced first!
Nation television Denmark was there on the snowy Sunday.
Look HERE for TV movie
A bunch of more pictures
uploaded HERE - NEW
Report from Rune HERE
5.February 2006 - Winter F3J Denmark - Day 3
- Sunday is second day and a second competition. Two
competitions in two days is cool to do and makes it possible for
a "second chance". And guess what! My second chance was to win
again !-) Today we started in heavy snow but enough visual to
fly. The snow ended in round 2 I think and we had good flying
weather at -3 celcius. The wind came 90 degrees on the launch
line at 0-3m/s and there were very light thermals in the air. A
tiny bit of slope over some trees but mostly it was thermals
passing thru. The launches were crucial today and mostly I
waited 5-6 seconds so I could go out to one side and up against
the wind. My launches were (according to the logger) 202-220m
but in the last round when Jesper had 3x1000 like me I snapped
the 1,35mm line (I flew my Pike Giant all the time). It was
probably damaged because there were no or little wind around.
But I figured it was a thermal and in the relaunch I headed
downwind. It was ok and luckily nobody flew full time in that
round. On the way home I even found the core of the thermal. I
flew the time out and got my 4th 1000p. Jesper also won his last
round so the winner had to be the one with the longest flight.
Luckily I was the only one that had full time in one round (yes
there were some short rounds today) so I got the trophy. We have
no finals in this competition and no throw outs. But all wants
to win I can tell you! The other Norwegians placed nice today
with Aril at 6th, Rune 7th and Geir missed in the last round and
dropped to 16th. A big thanks to the organizers. As always a
VERY friendly and nice event with good food all days.
I think there will be full results at
4.February 2006 - Winter F3J Denmark - Day 2 prize giving
- Yippi!!!! Guess who won!!!! I think there will be full results
Pictures were taken by Jan Hansen...
I have uploaded "uncritical" a bunch of pictures HERE (we
have wlan at the youth hostel here in Aabenraa)
4.February 2006 - Winter F3J Denmark - Day 2
- Cold but lots of fun off course. We started with 5,4m/s
(according to Otto) and -3 celcius. But the wind died and we had
a lot of small thermals that some of us found. I should be happy
with the day and had launches of 255-260m though one was at 275m
(150m to turnaround). I used my Pike Giant all the day and was
happy with it (off course). 24 pilots was in action and I must
say there are some serious competition down here. The Danish
guys knows how to fly in the wind but the Germans are almost too
much for us. We might send them home for tomorrow.... ;-) We are
now waiting for dinner and price giving for day one. there are
two separate events. One today and one tomorrow. No throw out
and no finals. But the rules of F3J apply though we use winches.
I think I am at the podium but lost 23 seconds in round two I
think. We will see. 5 rounds were flown and we had a break for
soup and to heat up our bodies a bit. Good clothes are a key
here, yet with good clothes and a small trip to the turnaround
will make you too hot again. The friends I have in this event
are worth every hour in the car. They are all smiling and all
are keen to know about each other. The other Norwegian team
members are a bit "rusty" I think. They sometimes fly well but
sadly today was not the day. It might have something with
drinking yesterday (Aril and Rune) and Geir could not sleep
because of heavy snooring (Aril and Rune again...). He ended up
in the living room. I woke up a few times but finally fell to
sleep after a trip out... More updates later (maybe).
Only four of the flights because there were
3.February 2006 - Winter F3J Denmark - Day 1
- After 700km and one ferry we (me, Aril from Tromsų, Geir and
Rune from Porsgrunn) arrived in Aabenraa southern Denmark. It
was late night and with 3 of 4 people snoring I got up early for
a coffe and some good breakfast at a youth hostel that was great.
Foggy conditions but a few celcius at the field but we flew a
lot just zooming of at 100m and braking of at 120m... Lots of
small thermals so most of the pilots could fly long flights. I
think it is 25 competitors this year and from 5 different
countries. Geir started the day with repairs since he had not
flown or maybe done anything useful in months???? (have to kid
him a bit).