BMFA Indoor Scale Nationals, 25th April 2004 - Part 2



Peter Fostrick brought this newly finished photo reconnaisance Spitfire to enter in the pistachio class. He soon had it trimmed and flying nicely up near the roof. Best flight was 49 seconds - not bad first time out!






Another impressive new model was this BAT FK 26 airliner by Kevin Wallace, entered in the CO2/Electric class. Although it put in one excellent flight between sessions, it unfortunately refused to co-operate when the judges were watching (typical!) Hopefully it will be fully sorted in time for Interscale.






Mike Harvard entered this 8 inch span Piper Vagabond in pistachio scale. Best flight was an impressive 42 seconds.






Fine flying Peanut scale Alco Sportplane by John Hovell. Best time was 46 seconds, and the model finished 8th overall.






Peter Smart gave this foam Curtiss C3, of Schneider Trophy fame, a couple of flights during the day, though it was not entered in any of the classes. Looked good in the air, though the power surge and torque at the start makes it very difficult to launch. The technique, according to Peter, is lots of speed and angled up at least 45 degrees, otherwise it just dorks straight in.




Here are a collection of flying shots grabbed from video shot on the day:








Peter Iliffe brought along his stunning new Albatros D.III to show us, which he hopes to finish in time for Interscale. It will be CO2 powered using a Gasparin GM 120. It should be in a museum showcase really. Peter has really pulled out all the stops on this one. For example, the fuselage formers are all the correct shape on the inside (as well as the outside) as the full size aircraft. The structure is exact scale and the fuselage is covered with panels just the same shape as the original. Before he stained it, you could practically see through some on the balsa panels, but this construction has resulted in a very strong and torsion resistant fuselage which is also very light.



Peter has not counted the hours, but I understand it represents about 6 months of his life so far!



Nice, eh? Almost a shame to cover all that fine workmanship up.





COMPLETE RESULTS

PEANUT SCALE

Name Model Type Best two flights (sec) Flying place Static score Static place Total Overall place
Mike Hadland Bucker Jungmann 133.0 1 129.0 3 4 1
David Prior D.H.Hornet Moth 93.0 3 130.0 2 5 2
Divs Masters SE5a 88.0 5 135.0 1 6 3
Richard Crossley Aichi D3A1 Val 102.0 2 110 7 9 4
Mike Stuart D.H.83 Fox Moth 81.0 7 118.0 5 12 5
Peter Boys Waco VKS-7 66.0 11 123.5 4 15 6
Chris Strachan Granger Archaeopteryx 70 9 105.0 8 17 7
John Hovell Alco Sportplane 92.0 4 67.0 14 18 8
Nick Peppiatt Teft Contestor 80.0 8 88.0 10 18 9
Vibes Masters Lacey M.10 83.0 6 69.0 13 19 10
Lindsey Smith Voisin Canard 36.0 14 115.0 6 20 11
Reg Boor P-47 Thunderbolt 52.0 12 89.0 9 21 12
Barry Pursglove Tupolev ANT-2 41.0 13 83.0 11 24 13
Bryan Stichbury Samolot HL2 67.0 10 55.0 15 25 14
Mike Havard Davis DA-2A - 15 78 12 27 15


PISTACHIO SCALE

Name Model Type Best two flights (sec) Flying place Static score Static place Total Overall place
Richard Crossley Polikarpov I-16 105.0 3 56.0 1 4 1
Nick Peppiatt Lippisch Storch 139.0 1 46.0 4 5 2
Peter Smart ASK 14 119.0 2 36.0 6 8 3
Reg Boor Microplane Veloz 46.0 8 56.0 1 9 4
Chris Strachan Witman Special 78.0 6 53.0 3 9 5
Peter Fostrick Spitfire PR.X 95.0 4 40.0 5 9 6
Mike Harvard Piper Vagabond 80.0 5 34.0 7 12 7
Bryan Stichbury Messerschmitt M20b 58.0 7 20.0 8 15 8


RUBBER

Name Model Type Best Flying Score Static Score Total Position
Mike Stuart Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk 994.0 1192.5 2186.5 1
Richard Crossley Lockheed L188 Electra 1219.2 922.0 2141.2 2
Mike Hadland Waco SRE 1160.0.0 877.0 2037.0 3
Divs Masters SE5a 925.0 1111.0 2036.0 4
Chris Strachan Dixon Special 1146.0 865.0 2011.0 5
Andy Sephton Lacey M.10 1104.5 642.0 1746.5 6
Reg Boor Junkers JU 87 889.0 842.0 1731.0 7
Vibes Masters Lacey M.10 880.0 636.0 1516.0 8
Lindsey Smith Cosmic Wind 1028.0 472.0 1500 9
Phil Siddall 1909 Avro Triplane - 974.0 974.0 10
Derek Knight Avro 560 - 904.0 904.0 11


ELECTRIC/C02

Name Model Type Best Flying Score Static Score Total Position
Peter Smart Messerschmitt Me 323 1366.8 884.0 2250.8 1
Derek Knight D.H.82 Tiger Moth 1104.5 1118.0 2222.5 2
Peter Iliffe D.F.W. B 1 1055.0 946.0 2001.0 3
Dave Causer Sopwith Camel 1027.0 954.5 1981.5 4
Divs Masters SE5a 863.0 957.0 1820.0 5
Lawrence Marks Kitfox Lite 729.0 799.0 1528.0 6
Andy Sephton Blackburn Monoplane? 1021.0 - 1021.0 7
Kevin Wallace BAT FK26 - 769.0 769.0 8
Barry Pursglove Hovey Wing Ding 2 - 0.0 412.0 9






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