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2018 DARTS F3RES Contest

SUNDAY July 15, 2018

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

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: 2018 DARTS F3RES Contest
When: Sunday July 15, 2018
            Pilot's meeting 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: F3RES, Seeded Man-on-Man
       Bungee launches of any two meter or less RES (Gentle Lady and Vista qualify).
       The club will provide 4 matched high starts with a 9 lb. pull line designated.
       Launches will be done from in front of the designated launch line.
       The contest will be scored seeded man-on-man.
       A nine minute window start, two minute warning and ending horn will be given.
       The maximum flight will be 6 minutes.
       Flight time ends for any aircraft in the air at 9 minutes.
       Re-flights are allowed within the 9 minute window however only the last flight will be counted for scoring.
       Crossed lines are to be expected and are the responsibility of the team if a re-launch is desired.
       Landing points will be added to the score however to obtain landing points all aircraft must land
         before 9 minutes or the 30 second grace period.
       A special F3RES landing tape will be used that rewards landings that are closest to the pin.
       The landing tape will be located close to the launch line.
       Teams will be arranged for each pilot to help with timing and relaunching duties
       The timer will have two stopwatches and will be responsible for timing the flight as well as informing
         the pilot of the remaining flight window.
       Relaunches are allowed and are the responsibility of the team.
       This format generates the need for strategy and teamwork with social interactions augmenting the fun
         of the experience.
       Entry fee: none
Contest Director: Norm Poti


8 pilots flew 7 rounds in 2 groups.


2016 DARTS F3RES Results Summary

place   pilot score    percentage
1   Poti, Norm 6392.53 100.00
2   Huntsman, Jeff 6108.14 95.55
3   Brinson, Mike 5618.49 87.89
4   Hoelcher, Bill 5359.09 83.83
5   Shape, Jerry 4838.24 75.69
6   Boice, Tom 4443.85 69.52
7   Groves, Mark 3689.73 57.72
8   Youngen, Ted 3323.40 51.99


Here is some useful output from the ESL scoring program we use:

Round by Round Results - PLACE ORDER - PDF format
Round by Round Results - PLACE ORDER - XPS format

Round by Round Results - GROUP ORDER - PDF format
Round by Round Results - GROUP ORDER - XPS format

Pilot Report Cards - PDF format
Pilot Report Cards - XPS format

For reference, here is the raw .ESLScore file from the contest.
This is the file that contains all the data for the ESL Scoring program which was used to score the contest. .

ESL SCORE data file


thanks to Norm Poti for prviding the group shot with airplanes