The tenth F3F competition for
the Year 2007 was held
a week earlier from the scheduled day partly because there was a DLG
contest in Shenzhen that weekend. The wind was forecasted to be from
northwest, so we were a bit worry because we do not have a suitable
slope for northwest wind. Luckily, one day prior to the contest, we went
up to Robin's Nest which is a mountain range near the border with China
in Shataukwok. There is a well maintained paved concrete road leading up
to the hill top. On top there is a big communication antenna, further up
by walk to the east side, there is a wonderful grassy slope suitable for
wind coming from southeast. The landing would be flat top head wind
landing as we have in Ma On Shan. There are also good south and
southwest slopes suitable for F3F with a bit more difficult for landing.
Finally, nearby the communication antenna, there is a slope suitable for
northwest wind, perfect, we can hold a contest there, but the landing
area is much more challenging and there are scattered rocks around.
The race was started at about 10:30am with 11 pilots. Due to the
difficulty in landing, some pilots preferred not to fight using their
expensive arsenal and chose to use foamy or inexpensive 60" moldy. The
speed of running the contest was really slow and many pilots had to have
many re-tries during landing. Even though, some models were badly
damaged. Ah Pong's Demo plunged into a hard rock accidentally. Fat Fai's
Aris preferred to crash land to the road's chain bar at the back side.
Angus's Skorpion dived into the bush after a push-hard turn. Finally,
six rounds of contest were completed. The winner of the day is Fat Fai,
followed by Angus and Ah Kin. The best speed award went to Angus with a
55.19s round 3.
Congratulation to the winners. Here is the
for the race. For details, please check the
Prepare for the race.
The background mountain range is Robin's Nest
(Hung Fai Leng). This slope is very convenient because it is just by the
Landing area is between the pilot area and base A. Basically, there are
soft grass to cushion landing but also a few big rocks to avoid.