WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by chris williams » 29 Jun 2019, 15:52

A quick clarification on the 'Scale Only' rule


The rule applies between 10:30 am and 3.30 pm. Sport flying is of course welcome, both before and after those times...

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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by chris williams » 30 Jun 2019, 21:30

A truly cracking day at WS today, with another very high turnout. Many thanks to all those who attended, and I hope we can do it again before the year is out
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Post by AndyD » 06 Jul 2019, 20:49

Great day. Just got around to sorting out images on my camera. Here are some of the photos I took on 30th June.
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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by chris williams » 19 Jul 2019, 15:06

Wow! Can we believe it? One of best-looking forecasts we've seen in ages...This Sunday's Scale Fly In is ON!

Just a reminder: flying is limited to scale models only between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 pee em (This does, of course, include PSS)
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Post by chris williams » 19 Jul 2019, 21:18

Addendum...those of you who have attended three events this year? Don't forget to claim your free WS beanie hat!

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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by Ray Watts » 21 Jul 2019, 18:55

Well, after the morning's unforecast rain, what an epic day that turned out to be. Cheers for the good call Chris.
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It's always calmer indoors :D

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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by AndyD » 21 Jul 2019, 20:29

A wet start but still a brilliant day. Thanks Chris and others. The bacon butty and cake was good. :)
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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by Trevor » 21 Jul 2019, 20:57

Yes, the afternoon certainly made up for the disappointing morning. And three micro Wolf maiden flights in one day has to be some sort of record!

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Post by chris williams » 21 Jul 2019, 22:21

What a cracking day, despite the Trumpian forecast! A big thanks to the 40+ participants: we haven't seen numbers like that since the last century when scale soaring came of age at White Sheet.

I'll hand over to Dave Bradfield, the Official Scorekeeper for the highlights of the day...

Report on scale Day 21st July 2019

Over 40 fliers attended what was promised to be a balmy day at White Sheet bowl.

After a few flights, the character building drizzle set in for an hour. Once that test was passed, the conditions were perfect, so good in fact that a “7 up” limit was introduced.
Impressive models abounded with some truly fantastic flights made in the booming lift.

As a light-hearted aside to the flying, the newly formed judging panel were in evidence, searching for, amongst others:

Worst looking scale pilot
Best looking pilot
Abysmal launch
Land-out
Pit overfly
Arboreal landing
Best hoon
Midair

Some keen contenders for all categories, and after much deliberation, the results are:


Worst launch – Barry Cole with reversed rudder
Best hoon – Graham Hill
Worst looking pilot – Graham Hill wins this with a “ruff” pilot
Land out – Midweek tried hard, but Geof Crew aces it with two successful landings in the back field, narrowly avoiding an early bath for his glider in the cattle trough

A few tries for the pit overfly and landing award, with Pat Treacle teasing us many times, but Barry Cole wins for his overfly and landing combo. Noted that Bob Cook, previous winner, didn’t enter for this award at this event

Potential biggest thingy-up, Bradders with a maiden of the ex CW Bergfalke. Some may say that a safe landing to the right of the pits was a cop-out, and they’d be right!
Most Landing Attempts – CW on the pretext of videoing. Must remember that one for another day
No takers for the arboreal landing, and fortunately, no mid-airs, despite some promising attempts.

White Sheet Beanies were handed out to the lucky people who had attended three events.


On a final note, this event would not be the same without the superb catering provided by Mike Bleathman, and we were again fortunate to partake in some cake supplied by Mrs Mike.
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Re: WHITE SHEET SCALE 2019

Post by chris williams » 22 Jul 2019, 08:43

Here are some pics of one of the very best days we have seen at the 'Sheet in many a year. One of the highlights was the maidening of not just one, but three Micro Wolfs...
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