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Scale Events at Whitesheet

The Popular Whitesheet Scale days are here again!

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2020 Scale Days at White Sheet Down

First a report from Chris Williams on 2019:

Obviously, as we all know, Brexit disturbed the Weather Gods to such an extent that they forgot to order the rain and sent only wind instead. With four less-than-perfect forecasts and one that was unbelievably good, it was of course the latter that saw the unexpected rain. Nevertheless, a record turnout on that day broke all the records for attendance, necessitating a 7-up rule to avoid the possibility of mid-airs. The downside of such numbers meant that we had to restrict the scale fly-in days to scale models only, for which I feel it necessary to apologise to those that do not fly scale models.

There was some epic fun during the season: vertical launches, tree perching, fuselages turning brown, and one inadvertent overflying of the pits that really frightened the horses!

I would like to nominate myself for the Person-Who-Forgot-To-Bring-The-Most- Glider-Parts this year: I doubt anyone can beat my tally…

Good to see that Geof Crew was awarded the prestigious “Launcher of the Year 2019” at the AGM – keep up the good work

With five of the six scheduled events run, this has to be some sort of record, and the great thing is, Bradders has chosen the dates for next year, so if normality returns I can dodge the blame. Let’s hope for his sake that this is not the case…

The Dates for 2020 are:

March 8th, reserve of 29th

April 12th, reserve of 19th

May 10th, reserve of 24th

June 14th, reserve of 28th

July 12th, reserve of 26th

August 9th, reserve of 16th

September 13th, reserve of 27th

That’s potentially 7 events!

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Scale Day 21st July 2019

Pits View 21072019

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Scale and Open Slopes Events

Here are a few images from our recent Scale and Open Slopes events.

Staedler CW
Mike Alpina 5001

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Correction on the advertised dates for F3f and Scale in March, 2019

Minor correction to March Dates

Please note that the dates for the first scale event of 2019 and the March backup F3f date have been ammended and are not as advertised on the club events poster that has been sent out.

Please check the dates on the calendar and F3f pages, before setting out for Whitesheet

The correct, revised dates are

March 10th – Winter league F3f

March 17th – Scale fly in

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Provisional Event Dates for 2019

Here are the provisional dates for 2019.  Further F3F Dates will be added in January. WSRFC – 2019 Event Calendar

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July Scale Day A Great Success!

Finally a Scale Day ran this year in fine weather – here are a few pictures from the event!

Photos – Alan Brocklehurst, Geoff Crewe, Chris Williams and Chris Lamming

 

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Photos from the Scale Day On May 4th

Scale day at Whitesheet draws large numbers

Despite the threat of rain, there was finally a chance for the Scale fly-in to run on May 4th.

Here are a few of the pictures

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Concorde flies at Whitesheet!

Pete Evans’ Concorde takes to the skies

Proving that it takes all sorts at Whitesheet and following on from the success of the Princess flight at the May Open Slopes event, Pete Evans’ brought a Concorde of all things to the Scale Event that ran last week. Here are a few snaps of it on launch

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Open Slopes ’17

Fly-in Event This Weekend (May 14th 2017)

Please come along to Whitesheet hill this Sunday and have a fly with like-minded pilots at the first of the 2017 social fly-ins.

All are welcome!

A weather call will be made on Saturday around noon, with the decision being posted both here and on BARCS: www.barcs.co.ukThe club has recently altered its rules with respect to power assist models – this means that only a gale or rain will prevent us from flying – just remember to pack an electric assisted model (motors are now permissible for altitude gain at the hill).

Please note that these events are taking the place this year from our usual competitions – the idea is just to get people together to enjoy the beautiful site.

The club and the hill looks forward to seeing you!

cheers,

Chris Lamming
WSRFC

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4/7/16 July Fly In a Great Success!

Scale fly-in photos from Sunday

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