2009 Hong Kong F3F
League - Match 11 High Junk
November 15, 2009
The eleventh match for the
2009 Hong Kong F3F league was held successfully on Sunday, 15November 2009
in the northeast facing slope of High Junk Peak. The
weather forecast is moderate northeasterly wind with occasional rain
patches. A total of 21 pilots gathered in Tai Au Mum road car park in
the early morning. They started the demanding hike up at 9 am and
gradually arrived there. After the course was setup, the race was
officially started at 10:30am Wind was straight to the slope with speed
measured at average 7 m/s. In the first round, Fat Fai broke the 2009
best speed record held so far at 48s for a long time, and everybody
cheered up! But we all knew that this record won't hold for long.
Just a minute later it was broken again by Donny with a 44.12s! Donny
enjoyed this best speed title for a longer period until Ah Pong broke
the record again with a 43.21s. The heat contest continued in the second
round with a new record by Angus at 40.91s despite Johnson and Ah Mak
got the same closed time of 42.81s. In the third round, pilots struggled
and found very difficult to break this barrier. Not until Stanley flew
his Freestyler with a stunning 34.65s, then they believed the slope in
High Junk Peak is really capable of sub forties! This is not only the
HJP slope record but also a new speed record for Hong Kong! The
contest was immediately heated up after Stanley's record flight. Due to
more difficult landing in High Junk Peak, many gliders were damaged,
this forced many pilots to give up the contest or rush to repair their
gliders on site. Kenneth's NYX was damaged on landing and was
forced to hike down to the car park to get some emergency repair kit - a
lot of exercise for him! A few small rain patches started coming
in in the middle of round 4 and many pilots' run seemed to be slowed
down. Stanley smashed his Freestyler into the tree during a highspeed
turn! The debris scattered a wide area which took him a long time to
recover. The rain was getting more heavy at 2 pm when round 4 was
completed, so the contest was called off and all pilots quickly packed
up and descended down the hill. Round 4 was won by Johnson with a 44.55s
and after the timings were entered and score sheet was generated. The
result was announced in the foothill shop. The champion is Johnson.
Stanley is the 1st runner-up, Angus is the 2nd runner-up. The second,
third, and forth places are very tight with only few marks difference.
to all winners!
summary of the score table is shown below,
for details, please check the score sheet.
Ah Mak is confident to get good result in High Junk
Ah Pong was testing the equipment while other pilots
were having free flights tuning their gliders to optimal conditions
There were so many hikers passing the High Junk Peak
and our landing zoom, that mean we had to wait for them to pass through
before we can land our plane after the run. This slowed down the contest
Fat Fai was helping to launch Stanley's Freestyler
Lee Man is helping his son to launch
Eric crashed his plane in the first round and
borrowed Kenneth's NYX to fly. Unfortunately, the servo was damaged in a
hard landing, a quick repair was needed.
Oh! Kenneth's NYX was damaged on landing - a quick
fix was on the way
What strategy did Ah Pong think about before the run?
Stanley and Fat Fai are now good teammate
The 2nd runner-up prize went to Angus
The 1st runner-up prize went to Stanley
Johnson is the champion today, congratulation!
A new HK best speed record of 34.65s for Stanley. Ah
So also got the best speed for flying 60" moldy.