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2016 DARTS Rudder Elevator Spoiler (RES) Contest

Saturday July 9, 2016

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

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: 2016 DARTS Rudder Elevator Spoiler (RES) Contest
When: Saturday July 9, 2016
            Winch Masters to have winches in place by 9:00 AM
            Pilot's at 9:30 AM
            First round started after pilot's meeting
Where: Club Field, Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, OH
Why: To have fun!
Event Type: Club Contest, Seeded Man-on-Man Thermal Duration
                     25 foot landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point per 3 inches
8 min maxes
Entry fee: none
Contest Director: Albie Salas

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The day was forecast to be windy in the 15-20 mph range, not exactly ideal for RES as most RES planes are hard to land in high winds.

10 flyers showed to try and defy the forecast and in the end only 7 finished the 7 rounds that were flown. 8 minute maxes were chosen and that decision turned out to be a wise one considering the winds to come.

Round 1 was flown in 3 groups and got off to a surprisingly great start with good air and light winds, 5 of the flyers made the time of 8 min plus or minus a bit, while the eventual winner (Norm Poti) got into some really bad air and only made 2 min 35 sec.

After the normal settling of the first couple of rounds ken Davidson was in the lead only to let it slip away with a couple of land outs, more than likely the result of the higher afternoon winds.

Mark Groves flew an excellent contest scoring well in all rounds except round 5, this earned him 2nd place.

Norm Poti either won or came close to winning all the remaining rounds, scoring well and edged out Mark Groves for 1st place.

Thanks to the following:
Albie Salas for performing the contest director duties for the day.
The winchmansters for bringing the winches.
Mark Groves for cooking the hot dogs.
All the contestants who flew.

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2016 DARTS RES Results Summary

place   pilot score    percentage
1   Poti, Norm 6494.69 100.00
2   Groves, Mark 6376.74 98.18
3   Andersen, Barry 5777.69 88.96
4   Davidson, Ken 4797.59 73.87
5   Malcolm, Skye 4568.84 70.35
6   Wrinkle, David 4038.59 62.18
7   Boice, Tom 3374.91 51.96
8   Berlin, Johnny 3086.52 47.52
9   Trussell, Gavin 2915.89 44.90
10   Mekina, Joe 1067.00 16.43


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Here are the direct outputs with more details from the computerized ESL scoring program.

Standings as of round 1 - place order
Standings as of round 2 - place order
Standings as of round 3 - place order
Standings as of round 4 - place order
Standings as of round 5 - place order
Standings as of round 6 - place order
Standings as of round 7 - place order - FINAL RESULTS


Standings as of round 1 - group order
Standings as of round 2 - group order
Standings as of round 3 - group order
Standings as of round 4 - group order
Standings as of round 5 - group order
Standings as of round 6 - group order
Standings as of round 7 - group order

Pilot Report Cards

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