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2012 DARTS Unlimited OVSS Contests
(2) one-day stand alone contests
 

Saturday and Sunday August 18-19, 2012

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

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: Unlimited OVSS Contests
When:  Saturday and Sunday  August 18-19, 2012
             Winch Masters show at 8:00 AM
             Pilot's meeting at 8:30 AM
             First round starts at 9:00 AM

Where: Club Field, Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, OH
Type:  AMA Class D - Unlimited Thermal Duration Contest, OVSS
Event details: AMA rules
                        100 inch landing tape, 100 points max,  1 point per inch
                        Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
                        Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
Entry Fee: $20 per day or $30 for both
Awards: Plaques through 3rd place
Contest Director: Norman Poti (Saturday), Jerry Shape (Sunday)

2012 DARTS Unlimited OVSS Contest     Saturday, August 18,  2012   -   Results 

Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers

The Saturday morning group shot: Albert Salas, Dave Campbell, Jerry Shape, Mark Groves, Mike Johnson, Norm Poti, Steve Bailey, Steve Bailey (behind wing), Marc Gellart, Glauco Lago and Ken Rice

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There are some really cool launch sequences in the above video that were taken by Dan Meyer with his GoPro camera.
Thanks Dan!

Note: the above video is a low definition presentation of the high definition pictures that can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails below

I am in the process of making a high definition video similar to this one, but it will be a while till I get the time to complete it
Please check back later!


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you will have to change the viewing definition to 720p by clicking on the 5th tool from the right at the bottom on YouTube
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Saturday's CD's Report:

Saturday morning cool temperatures and a crystal blue sky greeted 14 pilots as day one of the DARTS OVSS Contest commenced.  Headquarters and winches were set up on the south side of the field.  The pilots list was entered into Winsoar, which generated 3 flight groups, and the first round of 10 minute tasks began. 

The buoyant morning resulted in many pilots accomplishing the task during the first 4 rounds. 

Round #5 the air got tough with only the middle flight group able to fly the required 10 minutes.   In the top flight group Jerry Shape’s flight of 9:41 separated him from the rest and provided a lead that held the rest of the day. 

Round #7‘s excitement was provided by Dave Rice when the nose of his Mantis departed the rest of the plane just prior to the zoom.  A search party was unable to locate the nose in the weeds to the north of the launch area. 

By 4:00 o’clock eight rounds had been completed and final placing’s had been solidified.  Contestants gathered shortly thereafter and plaques were awarded to the top 5 places.   

Jerry Shape, who took off work this Saturday, made it worthwhile by topping the field with his new Aspire.  Ron Mong placed second flying his new Tragi.  Mike Johnston and Glauco Lago made a long journey to Dayton and were rewarded with 3rd and 5th places respectively.  Steve Baily in his first year of sailplaning, and Dave Campbell who came out of retirement both flew well and ended up in the middle of the pack. 

As the official activities ended some contestants packed for home while others got extra flying with winched or electric powered sailplanes.  As the sun set on an outstanding day of soaring contestants dispersed to get a late dinner and recharge batteries in preparation for day 2.     

Norman Poti - CD


Saturday's highlights:

Gpod weather prevailed, with light winds out of the North

14 contestants from Ohio and several surrounding states made up the pilot's list

We got in what was said to be a record of 8 rounds for a DARTS OVSS contest.  We flew 10 minute maxes

Good flying was done by all with many flight groups making time. 

Jerry Shape prevailed as the winner by making time and getting good landing points consistently

A good time was had by all

Summary of results for Saturday: see below for the detailed results

place pilot score normalized score 
1 Jerry Shape 8,544.66 1000.00
2 Marc Gellart 8,175.35 956.78
3 Mike Johnson 8,101.15 948.10
4 Ron Mong 8,071.69 944.65
5 Glauco Lago 7,905.85 925.24
6 Steve Bailey 7,755.75 907.67
7 Norman Poti 7,738.15 905.61
8 Chip Willis 7,676.63 898.41
9 Dave Campbell 7,111.77 832.31
10 Dan Meyer 6,077.05 711.21
11 Albert Salas 5,400.98 632.09
12 Ken Rice 3,984.79 466.35
13 Mark Groves 2,917.41 341.43
14 David Rice 2,156.78 252.41

Detailed Results from the WinSoar scoring program:

Saturday:
2012-08-18-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-results-final-saturday.pdf
2012-08-18-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-round-scores-saturday.pdf  

Pictures from the event:

Thanks to Joe M  for taking the pictures. 

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The Saturday morning group shot: Albert Salas, Dave Campbell, Jerry Shape, Mark Groves, Mike Johnson, Norm Poti, Steve Bailey, Steve Bailey (behind wing), Marc Gellart, Glauco Lago and Ken Rice
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The Saturday morning group shot, cropped
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Norm Poti orchestrates the launches. Ron Mong just off, Albert Salas timing, Mark Groves waiting to launch next
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Glauco Lago prepares to launch as Marc Gellart readies to time
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Ron Mong lining one up for landing
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Going nose down
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Bingo, right on the spot
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Mike Johnson on final approach
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closer to the destination
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headed down
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stuck on the spot
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Marc Gellart readies his Supra as Glauco Lago gets set to time him
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Mike Johnson prepares to time Steve Bailey who is set to launch. Chip Willis readies to time another pilot
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Ron Mong is set to time Jerry Shape who is preparing to launch
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Jerry is away for another great flight
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Albert Salas times as Norm Poti leans away from a launch
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Norm is away
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Dave Campbell prepares to launch his Supra
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Dave Campbell is away
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David Rice readies his Mantis
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Dave Rice is away for another swift launch
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Albert Salas readies
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Albert launches his floater
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Ken Rice puts the juice to a launch. His wings flexed on many launches but held together
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David Rice readies his Manta
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David Rice is in the air
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Albert Salas readies
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Albert launches his floater
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Jim Martin (timer) and David Rice take turns signing the time card
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Albert Salas back from another good flight
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Albert Salas back from another good flight
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Albert Salas back from another good flight
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Glauco Lago prepares to launch
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Glauco gets another one away with style
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Dan Meyer looks like a baseball hurler about to unleash a fastball!
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Mike Johnson on another landing sequence
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a bit closer
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even further yet
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touchdown
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Jerry Shape with his Aspire get ready to fly as he and Ron Mong contemplate the air. ? Is set to time
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Steve Bailey readies his Xplorer as Mike Johnson is set to time
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Dave Campbell off on another launch while Glauco Lago readies. Marc Gellart ready to time Glauco
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Jerry Shape scores well on a landing
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David Rice set to begin the tow of his Mantis
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David is away for another good flight
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Dan Meyer tensioning the winch moments before his launch
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Glauco Lago on a landing sequence
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Glauco noses in his model
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Glauco's model settles in for some landing points
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Mike Johnson about to launch
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Dan Meyer in a good form launch sequence, he is tensioning up the winch line in this photo
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Dan in the release mode
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Dan gets another one away in great style
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Norm Poti leans away as he tensions one up
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Norm letting his Supra move forward just prior to release
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Norm's Supra nose high and going up on the winch
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Jerry Shape is ready on Winch 1 as a good field of flyers prepare to fly with him
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Mike Johnson on yet another landing sequence. Steve Bailey times
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coming in
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a bit prior to touch down
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Mike settles in for a good landing score
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Ken Rice winding up for a launch
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Closer to the launch
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A bit more tension
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Ken launches!
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The sun glistening off the wings of Ken Rice's model
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Mike Johnson and his striped Pike Perfect
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Mike Johnson and his striped Pike Perfect
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Mike Johnson and his striped Pike Perfect
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Mike Johnson and his striped Pike Perfect
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Marc Gellart gets his Supra away with a zing
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Jerry Shape with his Aspire
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Jerry Shape with his Aspire
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Jerry Shape is in the air with his Aspire
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Jerry Shape is in the air with his Aspire, cropped for cover
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Mike Johnson on yet another landing sequence. Steve Bailey times
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Mike touches down
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Mike's model settles in
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Marc Gellart on approach with his Supra, Glauco Lago times
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coming down
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all lined up
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looking good
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Marc drops it in for a good landing score
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Jerry Shape lands as Norm Poti times
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Jerry nails another one
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Glauco Lago receives his 5th place award from Norm Poti
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Ron Mong - 4th place, Norm Poti gives Ron the handshake and plaque
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A smiling Mike Johnson gets his 3rd place plaque from Norm Poti
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Marc Gellart - 2nd place. Norm Poti does the award giving
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"Mr Ohio State", Jerry Shape gets his first place award from Norm Poti, the CD of the day
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Sunday:
2012-08-19-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-results-final-sunday.pdf
2012-08-19-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-round-scores-sunday.pdf

2012 DARTS Unlimited OVSS Contest     Sunday, August 19,  2012   -   Results 

Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers

Jerry Shape continued his winning ways on Sunday by again leading the pack.  Good flying Jerry!

Sunday's CD's Report:

I can't remember two better days  for a contest at DARTS.

The field was set up just like Saturday, launching to the North.

Turn out was not as good as we hoped but  that's the way it goes. Was great to see Bob Massmann back out and Ryan W from Indy. I know Dave W and Skye would have liked to have been there.

Task was my standard 13 minutes.. The idea of the 13 minutes is to make it a flying contest but for 4 rounds it look like a landing contest with lots of maxes round after round.

Going into the 5th round,  Ronnie had a slight lead over Marc and I was in 3rd a ways back. The first group got the first bad air of the day with the best time in the four min range.  There was talk about the top group having to fly in that bad air and it did hang around.  I was very lucky to come out on top and was able to out hang Ronnie by about 2-1/2 minutes.

Round 6 was back to the good  air with most making their times. I had won for the second day of the weekend.

A couple standout things on Sunday  were Bob Massmann's  flight were it seemed he was at 50 feet for 10 minutes and Albie getting sky high time after time with his poly plane. Last thing Joe M really did all the work this weekend. He set up the flight groups, scoring and took all those pictures and then put all that on the webpage. I was blown away with all he did. Thank you Joe  

Thanks to all that came out.

Jerry Shape CD

Sunday's highlights:

Good weather again was the order of the day with light winds out of the North

13 contestants from Ohio and several surrounding states made up the pilot's list

We flew 13 minute maxes and got in 6 rounds before the pre-announced ending time of 3:00 PM (after which no round would start)

Good flying was done by all with many flight groups making time. 

Jerry Shape prevailed again as the winner by making time and getting good landing points consistently. Jerry had a good weekend for sure!

2nd thru 5th places were earned by Ron Mong, Norm Poti, Marc Gellart and Ryan Woebkenberg respectively

David Rice flying a backup airplane (he lost the nose of his Mantis on a tow late in the day on Saturday) won his flight group by outscoring the others in his flight group in round 5..  Good job David.  A nice close to the contest for him.

A good time was had by all

Summary of results for Sunday: see below for the detailed results

place pilot score normalized score
1 Jerry Shape 6,389.32 1000.00
2 Ron Mong 6,099.93 954.71
3 Norman Poti 5,793.30 906.72
4 Marc Gellart 5,764.00 902.13
5 Ryan Woebkenberg 5,530.53 865.59
6 Dan Meyer 5,526.96 865.03
7 Chip Willis 5,472.22 856.46
8 Don Harris 5,452.64 853.40
9 Bob Massmann 5,441.56 851.66
10 Albert Salas 4,837.20 757.08
11 Steve Bailey 4,821.82 754.67
12 David Rice 3,522.77 551.35
13 John Lueke 3,398.84 531.96

Detailed Results from the WinSoar scoring program:

Sunday:
2012-08-19-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-results-final-sunday.pdf
2012-08-19-darts-unlimited-ovss-contest-round-scores-sunday.pdf
  

Pictures from the event:

Thanks to Joe M  for taking the pictures.

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Dan Meyer prepares to launch his model
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Dan gets it off nicely!
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Jerry Shape readies his Aspire. Marc Gellart times, Norm Poti officiates
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John Lueke tensions up prior to launch. Ryan Woebkenberg times
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John is away with a good nose high launch
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Albert Salas in another launch sequence
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Albert tensions up
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Albert is away
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Bob Massmann readies his sleek nose model for a tow
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Bob set to launch
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Albert Salas with model and his timer Norm Poti return from a flight
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Albert Salas with model and his timer Norm Poti return from a flight
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Norm Poti on a great approach
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coming in flaps down
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getting close
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touchdown
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Albert Salas readies
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Albert Salas is away
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Don Harris at winch 1 as the rest of the flight group fill the backdrop
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Don Harris tensions up his Mantis
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Don Harris at the moment of release
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Don Harris away with is Mantis
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Ron Mong readies. David Rice looks on. Sure is a lot of red in this picture!
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Ron is away with a good form launch
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Jerry Shape readies on the far winch, Norm Poti starts them as John Lueke times
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Dan Meyer winds up for another launch. Albert Salas times and Chip Willis is already flying
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getting ready to release
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Dan is away
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Jerry Shape uses body English to get this one in for landing points
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touchdown
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David Rice about to launch
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Chip Willis prepares to fly as Albert Salas launches for him
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Chip is away after Albert's throw
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Dan Meyer (timing) returns with Steve Bailey as he returns from the landing area
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Albert Salas set to crank up another one
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Albert's model is seeing blue sky!
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Ryan Woebkenberg tensions up the winch line prior to launch. Ron Mong times
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Ryan Woebkenberg is up and away
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Jerry Shape approaches with flaps down. Don Harris times
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Jerry touches down
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settling in for a good score
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Ron Mong approaches with flaps down. Ryan Woebkenberg times
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closer to the spot
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touchdown with flaps coming up
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Ron settle sin for a good score
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Mark Gellart leans into a landing with plenty of body English. John Lueke times, Norm Poti and Albert Salas in the background
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lined up and on target
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Marc settles in for a good score
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Norm Poti approaches flaps down. Albert Salas times
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flaps cleaned up and touchdown on the spot
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Jerry Shape presents Ryan Woebkenberg with the 5th place award
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Marc Gellart receives the 4th place award from Jerry Shape
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Jerry Shape presents the 3rd place award to Norm Poti
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Jerry Shape gives Ron Mong his 2nd place award. Lot's of smiling here! 
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Jerry Shape (the CD) is awarded the 1st place award by Norm Poti (Saturday's CD)
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2012  DARTS Unlimited OVSS Contests    Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19,  2012 - Pre-Contest Info 

Note the early start times above:
Winch Masters show at 8:00 AM to setup winches
Pilot's Meeting at 8:30 AM
First Round starts at 9:00 AM

The official Sunrise time for these days is 6:52 AM
The Civil Twilight or Dawn is about 30 minutes prior when ii is considered bright enough to conduct outdoor activities

Come on out early, get set up, socialize and do some test flying from your high start

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