The Kumla indoor competition, March 2009
Sven pondering the flight of his new F1L
Sven had built a new F1L, the "Halltävlarn" design by Jonas Romblad. With this model, and with the help of skillful steering,
he achieved flights of over 10 minutes in this rather low ceiling hall. His main contender was David Holmström, also flying the Halltävlarn
design I believe. Magnus Candell had a new model too, but was having problems getting it trimmed, probably due to insufficient dihedral. Andrea flew her old
model, which simply hasn't the performance to be competitive. A new model is on the building board...
|Sven's new F1L box, a very neat construction holding several models||
|Magnus adjusting his F1L|
|No.||Competitor||Club||2 best flights (s)||Time of 2 best flights (s)|
|1||Sven Pontan||Team Tornado||575||630||1205|
|2||David Holmström||Linköpings MFK||482||542||1024|
|3||Mats Licke||Södertä:lje MFK||443||455||898|
|4||Andrea Hartstein||Red Baron||360||344||704|
|5||Magnus Candell||Södertä:lje MFK||243||190||433|
David had built a new model and won, much to his own surprise! Georg was close behind.
|No.||Competitor||Club||2 best flights (s)||Sum of two best flights (s)|
|1||David Holmström||Linköpings MFK||267||218||485|
|3||Sven Pontan||Team Tornado||161||177||338|
Some of the peanuts during the scale judging
It was very nice to see no less than four new participants in peanut! This made for a total of nine competitors, a larger number than usual.
And as an extra bonus, everyone got their models trimmed and flying! I believe all the newcomers used the Peck-Polymer kits, an excellent
introduction to indoor scale.
The low ceiling limited the performance a bit, and no flights over a minute
were made. The longest flight was 55 seconds by Andrea's Handley Page Sayers. This model also placed first, followed by Andrea's Lacey and Lars Tolkstam's
Piper Cub. The Piper Cub was incidentally the most popular model, no less than four were entered, all built from the Peck Polymer kit.
|No.||Competitor||Club||Plane||Sum of 2 best flights (s)||Flight ranking||Scale points||Scale ranking||Total ranking|
|1||Andrea Hartstein||Red Baron||H.P. Sayers||104||1||36.5||1||2|
|2||Andrea Hartstein||Red Baron||Lacey M10||100||3||34.5||3||6|
|3||Lars Tolkstam||MFK Nimbus||Piper J3 Cub||87||4||34.5||3||7|
|4||Sven Pontan||Team Tornado||Tefft Contester||102||2||33||5||7|
|5||Sven Olof Lindén||MFK Nimbus||Andreasson BA-4B||47||8||36||2||10|
|6||Adrian Henkel||Jordfräsarna||Piper J3 Cub||59||6||32||6||12|
|7||Lars Lindén||MFK Nimbus||Piper J3 Cub||58||7||32||6||13|
|8||Jan-Erik Larsson||Jordfräsarna||Lacey M10||86||5||28.5||8||13|
|9||Inge Ahlin||Mosquitos||Piper J3 Cub||41||9||28||9||18|
|10||Fredrik Pettersson||Jordfräsarna||Pietenpol Air Camper||30||10||26||10||20|
|Newcomer Adrian Henkel built this excellent Piper Cub|
|And yet another Cub! This is Lars Tolkstam's. ||
|A nice break from the yellow Cubs, this is Inge Ahlin's gray and red one
|Fredrik Pettersson loading his Aircamper|
Lars Tolkstam's new Udet Flamingo is an amazing model. In spite of having small wing area, and being built to highest scale standards, it
flies beautifully. Georg's BA-4 is also a very nice model, but he has not been able to trim it out for long flights yet.
|Placing||Competitor||Plane||Sum of 2 best flights (s)||Flight rank||Scale points||Scale rank||Total ranking|
|1||Lars Tolkstam||Udet U-12 Flamingo||83||1||30||1||2|
|2||Georg Törnkvist||Andreasson BA-4B||22||3||30||1||4|
|3||Sven Pontan||Lacey M10||32||2||15||3||5|
|4||Andrea Hartstein||Tupolev ANT-2||-||4||13||4||8|
|Georg Törnkvist's diminutive BA-4B pistachio.|
See the Photo album for more pictures of this model
|And smaller yet! A matchstick-sized Depron? Cessna, also by Georg.|
And finally, the Nocal class. As always! dominated by Birgit's Bonzo, even though Åsa Tolkstam was close behind with a Spitfire.
|Place||Competitor||Model||Single best flight (s)|
|1||Birgit Törnkvist||Wittman Bonzo||123|
|2||Åsa Tolkstam||Spitfire XIX||119|
|3||Sven Pontan||Piaggio Pegna PC7||79|
|4||Sven Olof Lindén||FW 190||67|
|5||Sven Olof Lindén||Lockheed Vega||49|
|6||Sven Olof Lindén||Mr Mulligan||42|