Hong Kong F3F League 2011 November
November 13, 2011
The 11th league of 2011 was held in High Junk Peak on November 13. The
competition started at about 8:30am and end at 5:15pm. 24 pilots joined.
The north-easterly was about 3 to 4 m/s in the morning. It was
weak but the competition was still able to run, though it was a big
contrast to the pilots who had just returned from the Typhoon race!
Nevertheless, when Clement finished with 55.72 sec in round 1, he may
not realize that it was already the best time of the day!
Wind was getting weaker and in round 2 there were many re-filghts,
making the competition progressed slowly. After many reflights for the
bad condition, Stanley launched his model with the transmitter power
switch still at the "OFF" position! Fortunately it only costed
him a DNF.
His model landed nicely on the bush, suffering only a very minor damage.
In the mid of round 3 the wind finally dropped to zero. When everyone
was wondering if the competition had to be called off, the wind was
back after 30 minutes but blowing from south-east! Chan Kwok Wai
suggested changing to a newly found SE slope at the other side of High
Junk Peak. All agreed.
The new south-east flying site was at the other side of High Junk Peak,
facing the Clear Water Bay. The scene there is fantastic. It is sure a
good site for scale flying! The ridge is straight for F3F track set up.
However, due to the trees on the slope (one of the arguable policies of
the HK government), there is not much space to accomodate the pilots.
The pilot has to control his model at base B if he don't want to take
the risk to walk to the landing area by the dangerous trail.
Round 3 was restarted at the new south east flying site. Wind was not
too weak in the beginning. At round 4, however, the wind speed was
again. Fortunately the competition was able to complete with 4 rounds
before the wind condition was too bad. The winners were Kenneth Chan
(Champion), Au Chi Fai (First runner up) and Chan Kwok Wai (Second
runner up). Clement Tsang was the fastest with his 55.72sec made in
Round 1. We also have a new site record: High Junk Peak south-east
Cheung Wan Kin (58.39sec).