2010 BMFA League 7
24 October 2010
With Saturday's EPP60 race having to be abandoned because of rain, hopes were higher for the F3F competition the following day. It started well enough too - the sun was shining, the sky was blue and the views were fantastic. Unfortunately the wind was somewhat lacking both in speed and direction, leading to several periods of inactivity.
Nevertheless five rounds were completed under Jon Edison's expert direction. Paul Middleton flew superbly to notch his first win in a BMFA F3F event, Joel West was runner-up and Ronnie Lampe third. Fastest time of the day went to Joel with a 53.06.
There was lots of variety, with thirteen different models flown by twenty-one pilots. Paul Middleton flew a Vikos, both the pilot and model were handling the bases to perfection in the light conditions. Rich Bago was flying a Martinet (available from T9 Hobby Sport). Joel West and Martin Newnham were both flying Freestylers. Adam Richardson was flying his new and gorgeously decorated Vampire (unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of this).
With thanks to Jon Edison, and to the Huddersfield DMAC for organising in difficult conditions.
1 P Middleton Vikos 3873.37 2 J West Freestyler 3851.40 3 R Lampe Strega 3596.92 4 J Edison Extreme 3561.07 5 F Hulton New Sting 3556.79 6 S Thornton Ceres 3555.11 7 A Richardson Vampire 3549.30 8 M Newnham Freestyler 3544.81 9 R Bago Martinet 3490.63 10 T Shaw Vikos 3470.21 11 J Thornton Skorp 3462.42 12 C Landells Skorp 3443.11 13 M Abbotts Caldera 3404.14 14 J Philips Predator 3376.04 15 M Shellim Sting 3320.21 16 D Elam Sting 3274.24 17 M Walsh Extreme 3174.74 18 G Pilkington Strega 3045.31 19 A Scupham Strega 3010.92 20 M Treble Dragon 2961.24 21 E Lewis Acacia 2808.49
2010 BMFA Championship
1 J Phillips 1993.9 2 S Thornton 1990.5 3 J West 1961.2 4 M Newnham 1918.2 5 M Evans 1916.3 6 J Bennett 1915.9 7 M Abbotts 1903.9 8 M Walsh 1894.7 9 A Richardson 1847.5 10 F Hulton 1836.4Complete final rankings