Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kenting Lungpan F3F 2013 Taiwan Photos and videos

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Kenting Lungpan F3F 2013 Taiwan

After the Typhoon race we went straight to Taiwan for the Kenting Lungpan F3F race. It was also part of the FAI world cup series. Race diary :

Oct 22-23 Practice day

Kenting Lungpun is the slope f3f paradise, we had 15-20ms wind the whole day yesterday. Amazing place to fly.
Landing was exciting with gust of winds blowing ur glider off balance every few seconds. My cyril got flipped 2m off the ground n suffered a broken neck. Frank Pace went too low on a turn and went to the bushes below. Repair work started after dinner.

It was all good for today. Wind slowed down abit, we are happy no repairs needed for today n we can relax abit.

Jeff with his freestyler 3
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Frank Pace back in action today
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Sponsored by Taiwan beer

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Oct 24 Race day 1

Unbelievably the wind today came from the back of the slope. First time ever for competition here. The typhoon up north in Japan is creating havoc,

Cant fly today so we did more photo shooting and ATVing. Wind forecast tmr n sat to be back to normal 15-20ms

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Oct 25 Race day 2

Fantastic day today. 15-20ms busting 24ms wind. Coming to lungpun race is a race against oneself, conquering the fear, conquering the elements. 

Congratulations to 

-Mr O of tw for breaking the f3f world record again 25.14
- Francis for breaking his own pb 37.xx
- Jeff for breaking his own target n setting a sub 50 , 42.xx
- Frank for performing so well in his first race , with a sub 40 somemore, 39.xx

Me n Vincent have to work harder tmr.

Race day 2 results
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Oct 26 Race day 3

Last day of the race was another crazy day. Wind speed 18-20ms busting 23-24. Lots of crashes as the pilots were pushing to the limits to get their best.

Xiaohei Mr O of taiwan rewrote the world record again with a 24.58s flight. 

Kudos to the team for achieving their own targets. 

Jeff sub 50 n pb 41.72
Vincent pb 39.26
Frank for a great first f3f race n pb 37.84
Francis pb 34.32
Pang pb n sub 30, 29.99 

It was great to see our overseas friends every year, the slope camaraderie is amazing. Thanks for the company and till we meet again next year.

Full complete results

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Typhoon race 2013 Hongkong photos and videos

Typhoon race 2013 Hongkong Links to photos and videos

Typhoon Race 2013 Hongkong

This year's typhoon race is hosted by Hongkong, it was also part of the FAI F3F world cup series. The event attracted many pilots with some coming all the way from Europe. We arrived one day early for practice, unfortunately wind slowed down during the 3 race days. Still we had fun climbing up the mountains to the flying sites, spent the time catching up with old and new friends. 4 rounds was completed.

Full results

Below is race diary :

Oct 16 2013 Wed

Reached hotel had dinner with rest of the overseas pilots. Unpacked n charging. Tmr we climb Ma On Shan for practice. 

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Oct 17 Thursday Practice day.

30mins climb up the mountain was not too bad and we were greeted with 8m/s wind at yesterday's practice. Some minor scratches on landing , and small issue with Vincent's Frsky module, all fixed n ok for today's day 1 of race. Wind forecast is similar condition as yesterday's, dropping over next few days.

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Oct 18 Race day 1

Race day 1 started with strong but horrible cross wind 30-45 degrees. Very little lift resulting very slow times n some stalls. Francis flew a very smooth flight , Vincent had some troubles with his radio installation and lost radio signal with his stinger on the way to land. Luckily he managed to recover it with only a slight broken fuse. Red is his lucky colour. 

Wind dropped to below 3ms and we could only finish 1.5 rounds. Spent more time taking photos than flying.

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Oct 19 Race day 2

We moved to High junk peak for day 2. 45mins of climbing before we reach the top. Wind speed of ard 4-5ms in the morning before it dropped again to below 3. The typhoon last week sucked up all the wind . We could only finish just another 1round. One Good run for me , narrowly missing out on the fastest speed by 0.04s. However landing was tricky, came in hot and hit a tree on landing. Beer can repair n went up again for another flight. 

Hopefully we have enough wind today to finish Rd 4 for a official race.

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Oct 20 Race day 3

Last day of tr2013 we went back up high junk peak. Similar conditions 3-5ms winds in morning before dying off in the afternoon. Kim tae yeung of Korea flew a blistering 46s with split s style turns to clock the fastest speed of the competition.

we finished a total of 4.8 rounds before the contest director announced its over. Prize giving and banquet in the evening. A very well organised contest just no luck with wind.

Final Results TR2013 HK:

IndividualChampion: CHAN, Kenneth
1st Runner up: LANES, Philippe
2nd Runner up: PANG, Yong Wee
Fastest time: KIM, Tae Yeon

TeamChampion: TKO Eagle
1st Runner up: Europe
2nd Runner up: Team Germany

First leg is over, we head over to TW kenting for 2nd leg where we are joined by Frank n Jeff. Practice starts today.