Friday, June 29, 2007
Hope this will warm the harts of our neighbors north of the Jukskei river.We try to persuade this fellow to stay but by this morning he was found all melted away.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Tony's 2.5 meter Tsotsi .
Evan getting read to Fly (Standard 2 Meter Tsotsi )
Flying in Grand Style (Al Capone-Zimmie)
BERG PitsBDSALL(Barn Door Stops All) nothing is ever small on Mike's models Mike's 2.8 meter RES with Pathfinder fuse.
Mike relaxing while Evan is working out the score.
Evan's 2 Meter Tsotsi.
1st Evan Shaw 2083 - 2 met Tsotsi
2nd Piet Rheedres 2076 - 2,5 met Tsotsi
3rd Mike May 2009 - 2.8 met Own design (Built-up wing on Pathfinder fuselage)
4th Peter Eagle 1874 - 2 met Tsotsi (Borrowed from Evan)
5th Tony Roberts 1836 - 2,5 met Tsotsi (Rudder, Elevator only - No Spoilers)
Possible Max 2120. It can be seen from the results the scores were particularly high and as mentioned earlier a close fought battle ensued for the top spots. In the end it was the landing that separated the top three.
The Club Score is 4193 out of a possible 4240
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Craig waiting for the thermals
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Monday, June 11, 2007
A huge thanks must go to all you guys for offering up your time to help the F3B team with their practice. Distance is the one section of F3B where the teams does not get a lot of practice and needs other pilots to fly against.
Another big thanks must go the the long suffering "Base B" flagmen. Gordon, Heinrich & Tony. Here seen stocking up on some much needed sustenance before the next stint at Base B. Guys, without you F3B distance cannot happen. It is people like you that are willing to give of your time to help others that make all this possible. Thanks a million!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
This figure represents an average hit count of 400 over the last 10 months
and once again proved to us how useful and popular this tool has become.
I am not sure what attracts our visitors most but I presume that the construction articles by Mike and Evan must be on top of the popularity chart and then also the fact that we try and keep the BERG blog update at least once a week.
As a comparison to the SAMAA official Blog, they have attracted 17,287 hits over 27 months to average 640 Home page hits per month the BERG Blog’s 400 Home page hits is doing well. To Mike, Evan and Charl, thanks for your support and keep up the good work.
It will now be interesting to see if we can get to the 5000 hits mark in our first year.
Monday, June 04, 2007
The winch line was well spread out with 29 entrants in 10 teams. The 27 finishes are testament that the rules did not put to much strain on ones plane. The thermal condition were quite tough, but there was still plenty of lift about if you could find it and there were plenty of maxes recorded. It seemed that all of the the strong thermals would develop low down upwind, drift across the field quickly and finally break away on the downwind side of the field and take the models high and far back. The weather gods smiled on us for Sunday and we must be very thankful for what turned out to be a lovely day in the end.
Our CD for the event was Charl who run a tight schedule which allowed the comp to end at a decent enough time so the fly-off could happen when there was still some lift about. Thank you Charl!
The fly-off was contested by 7 pilots (below) who ended the event in the following order. 1st Paul, 2nd Izak, 3rd Conrad, 4th Craig, 5th Rodney, 6th Michelle, 7th Mark. Well done to all. The full results will be made available on the mgasa group.
The prize winners (above) from left to right, Lionel - Hard luck prize. (For a tree snatching his model from the air and then throwing it down onto the fence and destroying it.) Alan - 1st RES/100, Paul - 1st Open, Heinrich - 1st 2 Met, Peter Karner - Hard luck prize. (Breaking his Tsotsi on the first flight of the day.)
Below, Rodney and his timer Alan, provided us with some acrobatic Hop, Skip and Jumps on his landing in the fly-off. Quite a site to see the old man leaping into the air as his model passed under himself. Who said that we don't get any exercise when we fly?