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2012 DARTS RES Contest  

Sunday July 15, 2012

Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, Ohio
 
Sponsored by the DARTS (Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers)

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: RES Contest
When:  Sunday  July 15, 2012
             Winch Masters show at 9:00 AM
             Pilot's meeting at 9:30 AM
             First round starts at 10:00 AM
Where: Club Field, Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, OH
Type:  RES = Rudder Elevator and Spoiler only
Event details: AMA flight rules
                        25 foot landing tape, 100 points max,  1 point per 3 inches
                        Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
                        Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
Entry Fee: $10
Awards: Plaques through 3rd place
Contest Director: Dave Rice

2012  DARTS RES Contest    Sunday, July 15,  2012   -   Results 

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The group shot of pilots: In this case no one took a posed group shot, so I figured I would use this picture as the group shot!
Here are the winner's posing with Jerry's airplane: Skye Malcom - 2nd, Jerry Shape - 1st and Norm Poti - 3rd

CD's Report:

With thunder storms passing to both the north and south of us we managed to get in 7 rounds of RES competition. We flew man-on-man normalized scoring with 100 point landing. The first 3 rounds were 7 minute tasks and the remainder were 10 minute tasks. The winches were aligned to the southwest  and we did stagger the launching though most of the time the wind was right down winch lines and it could be a close call which end to start launching from. Since we had 6 operational winches we allowed immediate re-launch on pop-offs and line breaks. The only important out of bounds line was the road and everyone made it back.  

Everyone that started the contest finished and we had scores for everyone in all the rounds. Due to a series of most unfortunate events we did have some excitement. Don Harris and Norm Poti had to share Norm’s transmitter. Skye Malcom on his first launch of the day re-kitted his Oly II and had to switch to his back up aircraft. Dan Meyers had some kind of radio/wind demon like gremlin attacking his plane way out over the houses but he got it back ok. Bill Holcher’s Sailaire decided it didn’t like the rising wind conditions and started bucking like a bronco at the starting gate. Ken Rice’s crazy bee buzz sound while launching his Allegro, which started in the Woody contest, also came back in the RES. Jerry Shape brought it to my attention that during launch that my Gnome’s elevator was twisted over about 45 degrees which at first I  thought was some kind of psychological warfare Jedi mind trick to distract me, but in fact my fin/rudder assembly had loosened from several of my flapless landings. Go figure.  

I will let you read the attached round by round to know how the competition went but I will say this Jerry Shape’s 719 point lead over 2nd place is very impressive.

Congratulations Jerry Shape, Skye Malcom and Norm Poti!  

Thanks to everyone for participating and helping,

Thanks to Skye I have updated the final score recap below with the correct aircraft names

I would like to mention some extra effort. Bob Massmann drove up with his crew and helped shag lines.

Al Salas, our newest club member and our latest winch master, has essentially learned winch launch and man-on-man competition while on the job during contests.

Dan Meyers stayed after the contest to help break down Ken Rice’s CD headquarters while we could hear thunder in the distance. This is not the first time Dan has volunteered after the contest.

Also, I want to mention Jim Martin who helped during the Saturday RES contest with shagging lines, timing, and general aircraft dynamics education.

The longest driving contestant for the weekend was Ray Hayes who flew in the Woody contest on Saturday

Thanks for coming Ray

 Final Scores:

7296     Jerry Shape         Psycho (Some kind of grave digging equipment.)
6577     Skye Malcom      Oly II, Victory C
6490     Norm Poti            Oculus 15
6152     Bill Hoelcher        Sailaire, Sagitta
6041     Don Harris          Oly II S
5870     Dan Meyer          Topaz
5818     David Rice          Gnome
5755     Al Salas               Gemini (originally built by Bob Rawe deceased DARTS member)
5250     Ken Rice             Allegro  

Thanks,   Dave Rice CD

Summary of results: see below for the detailed results

place pilot score normalized score
1 Jerry Shape 7,296.90 1000.00
2 Skye Malcom 6,577.84 901.46
3 Norman Poti 6,490.18 889.44
4 Bill Hoelcher 6,152.99 843.23
5 Don Harris 6,041.79 827.99
6 Dan Meyer 5,870.22 804.48
7 David Rice 5,818.53 797.40
8 Albert Salas 5,755.49 788.76
9 Ken Rice 5,250.52 719.55

Detailed Results from the WinSoar scoring program:

2012-07-15-darts-res-contest-results-final.pdf
2012-07-15-darts-res-round-scores-final.pdf

Pictures from the event:

Thanks to Norm Poti and Skye Malcom for taking the group pictures and the pictures of the winners

Clicking on a thumbnail brings up a full-size image (without the caption) suitable for downloading and printing.

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"Crash" Skye Malcom did it on the first launch of the day! Rumor has it this was the result of a pop-off?
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-001.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
revise info
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Skye's remains laid out, not to fear, must have been a good thing, Skye went on to take 2nd place with his backup model
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-002.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Dave Rice mans the scoring table, while Bill Hoelcher's back is taking up part of the picture frame
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-003.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Ken Rice mans the scoring table Don Harris looks on and it looks like Dave Rice is going to go fly. A couple of high tech RES planes in the foreground
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-004.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Don Harris looks on as Dan Meyer prepares his Ava while Skye seems to be looking for 4-leaf clovers
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-005.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Skye show his version of relaxing in a chair, must have been working, he is all smiles
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-006.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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The RES fleet taking up some shade
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-007.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Another view of the RES fleet with Dan Meyer looking on
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-008.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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These RES sailplanes are taking after their pilots, relaxing between rounds
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-009.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Bill Hoelcher looks at the camera. He looks serious!
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-010.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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The winners pose again, this time with Jerry's airplane: Skye Malcom - 2nd, Jerry Shape - 1st and Norm Poti - 3rd
event: DARTS RES Contest
picture: 2012-07-15-011.jpg
location: Fairborn, OH
date: 07-15-2012
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Pre Contest Info:

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Here are the finished plaques that will be awarded:
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