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Electric Model Flyers of Southern Ontario => Air Racing => Topic started by: C. Murray on November 17, 2010, 10:15:58 am

Title: GWS Formosa Time Trials
Post by: C. Murray on November 17, 2010, 10:15:58 am
GWS Formosa Time Trial Results... August 31, 2009

Three RC pilots participated in the Formosa time trials this evening. Each time trial consisted of a flying start and two laps. The pylons were 300 feet apart and located on the east side of the TEMAC flying field. All times were recorded to one tenth of a second. The RC pilots adhered to flight safety guidelines provided before the trials started.
Glenn Nikolaiko: First Trial 32.4 seconds for 2 laps with an average time of 16.4 seconds per lap.
Michael Rogozinsky: First Trial 25.8 seconds for two laps and an average time of 12.9 seconds per lap. Second Trial 26.4 seconds for two laps and an average time of 13.2 seconds per lap.
Isaac Murray: First Trial 39.2 seconds for two laps and an average of time 19.6 seconds per lap. Second Trial 33.8 seconds for two laps and an average time of 16.9 seconds per lap.

Special Recognition
Michael Rogozinsky - fastest lap. Glenn Nikolaiko - best pilot skill. Isaac Murray - lowest time for a stock GWS brushed motor. Brian Michez - Pylon Marshall. Rob Pike, Originator of Piker Class Racing, provided valuable input for the upcoming Demonstration Race Event Sunday September 6, 2009 .

Bring out your Formosa and get ready to race...



GWS Formosa Time Trials... continued September 1, 2009

Glenn Nikolaiko Second Time Trial 33.8 seconds for two laps with and average time of 16.9 seconds per lap.

The Flying Start
The race director explained the flying start for the first race practice. Three flyers selected pilot stations and prepared for the flying start. The slowest Formosa, based on time trials, launched first. The second fastest launched second and the fastest model launched third. All models flew around the the first pylon and headed towards the second pylon. At the second pylon, the Race Director said,"Get ready to race!" The slowest model acted as the pace plane and crossed the start line first. Then the Race Director called "Let's race!" After three laps of excitement, all racers landed safely.

The Results,
Michael Rogozinsky won the first race practice and Isaac Murray placed second. Glenn Nikolaiko did not finish do to a mechanical problem, but landed safely without a propeller. A discussion of the race practice followed the event with the idea to make the next practice more exciting and fun with a minimum of rules.

Let's get ready to practice Formosa racing again Wednesday September 2, 2009 at TEMAC.

Clair Murray