The ninth match for the
2009 Hong Kong F3F league was held
successfully on Sunday,
in Ma On Shan east-facing
slope. Although, the weather forecast
predicted easterly wind, it won't pick up until 11:00am. So, our CD
called for late start at 11:00am. Most pilots arrived before 11am and
found out that the wind was indeed easterly but rather weak. By the tine
of 11:50am, it reached the magnitude just sufficient to kick off the
day was cloudy and wet with occasion sunshine. A total of 14 pilots
joined the race. The first round was really slow with a few re-flights.
Ah Wing took the first round using his brand new Vikos. It seems that
Vikos is highly competitive in weak and moderate wind condition. The
wind improved a bit in the second round and some pilots were already
anxious to add ballast. But wait, it's not yet! Some regretted that
after their flights. We even seen some spectacular low-flying recovering
missions! Fortunately no major incidents happened. The wind finally
started to pick up after 2:30pm in the third round. Stanley took this
opportunity to get the first sub sixty to win the third round. The wind
was the strongest at about 6 to 7 m/s at 3:30pm and Ah Mak took the
forth round with a 50.06s which granted him the speedy man title.
The wind died down a bit afterward but consistent well above 4 m/s for
us to run the contest smoothly. Ah Pong, although well behind in the
first 4 rounds, suddenly seemed to be charged up and got a 51.77s run in
the fifth round which was well ahead of the others, this enabled him to
jump from the seventh position to the third. Stanley performed
consistently good to grab round 6 and 7 to win the championship. Ah Mak
got the 1st runner up and Ah Pong defended and got his 2nd runner up.
Donny, Air Con. Wai and Ah Wing all did very well in the competition and
only marginally lose to Ah Pong by a few marks, well done! Fat Fai was
the worst bad luck guy of the day. His Skorpion seemed to be not so
happy after the turns and started to go wild a few times. He crashed his
Skorpion two times and was out of action, poor guy! Congratulation
to all winners!
summary of the score table is shown below,
for details, please check the score sheet.