Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers
 
DARTS April 2011 Club Contest - Results
Sunday April 3, 2011
DARTS Field, Fairborn, Ohio

We took John Schmoll’s advice and spaced the winches far apart and had a good simultaneous launch man-on-man contest in the face of rising winds. The task time was 5 minutes for the first three rounds and 8 minutes for the last two. We were a little rusty on the launches but lucky on the winch to wind direction placement and did ok. It takes a bit to readjust to not waiting for your turn to launch.

I want to thank Dave Wrinkle for bringing his winch to the field despite not feeling well at all. I want to thank Gavin and Skye for getting Don Harris’s winch to the field. I want to thank Ken Rice for attempting to get his winch to the field before vehicle breakdown stopped him.  Dan Meyer was the first person on the field Sunday morning with his personal winch--thanks Dan.

More thanks: Ken Davidson stayed for timing and launching flights after his plane went down. Alex Trussell for timing and launching a flight.  Roger Parrett came out and shagged lines. John Lueke for broken line repair.  Norm Poti for sharpening the pencils. Evert Wick came out to spectate. For everyone that crossed over the road and helped me hunt down my wayward Mantis THANK YOU.

Dave Wrinkle’s clip boards are working really good. We need a couple more solar powered calculators as I think we are down to just one or two in the box. They need to have a large display and be easy to read in bright sunlight like the ones we have. I will check the brand and how many we have left.

Congratulation Norm on your win and to Gavin for a very close second.   Dave Rice, CD

Final scores are list below:

place   contestant round 1 round 2 round 3 round 4 round 5  
    5 min task 5 min task 5 min task 8 min task 8 min task  
               
1 Norman Poti  2:56 5:20 3:30 5:09 4:52 flight time (min:sec)
    61    0 92 0  0 landing points
    1061     2006 2817 3817 4817 totals
               
2 Gavin Trussell 4:02 4:51 4:52 4:00 3:09  
    93 84 91 0 0  
    954 2038 3129 4129 4803  
               
3 John Lueke 4:06 5:26 3:43 2:33 4:53  
    21 0 82 0 71  
    1021 1946 3028 3665 4736  
               
4 Skye Malcom 4:41  5:04 5:17 3:27 2:57  
    0 0 64 0 0  
    1000 2000 3033 3895 4501  
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5 David Rice 3:31 3:07 3:04 2:17 Off Field  
    0 0 95 0 0  
    750 1392 2312 2782 2782  
               
6 Dan Meyer 2:16 3:05 0 :57 2:13 Withdrew  
    62 0 0 0 0  
    834            1469 1724 2181 2181  
               
7 Ken Davidson Withdrew