Sunday, November 11, 2007

F3A World Champs update -- Marc Wolffe

We have now finished with the practicing and set up of our models and everything is going well.

We were located at a full size Glider club in a small town called Diamante, about 65km outside Sante Fe (1 1/2 hour drive!) During the course of the 4 days practice, the whole team, along with helpers were offered a trip in both a glider and a beautifully original Piper J3 Cub.

On the last day of practice, both Carel and Ian had some motor problems with Ian's motor coming loose on his #1 aircraft, and Carel having a loose magnet in his motor. Carel's motor was quickly replaced , but our helpers, Gerrie and Johan quickly got stuck int Ian's plane and got it sorted out.

We have just come from the official registration, and model processing where we have all been successful. Carel made the 5kg weight limit easily with his ultra light battery pack,while Ian also got through with a couple of grams to spare. O n the other hand we got quite a shock when both my models scraped through on 5,000kg each!

Team South Africa's official 1/2 hour practice session at the Sauce Viejo Airfield had to be forfeited however, as it began raining, and continued for about two hours. (Four other teams were also affected) We will wait and see if we get an opportunity tomorrow.

More news to follow shortly...

Carel, Ian and Marc.

Team F3A South Africa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Karl, Ian and Marc.
This is Amram Leshed from Israel.
I wish you all the best and best luck at WC07. I am currently at JNB and spent the whole weekend at the SA TOC. Hoep to see you soon.
Amram Leshed
F3A Israel

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