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The Swedish Indoor Championships 2004

For the second year in a row, the Swedish indoor championshps took place in the "Kombihall" in Malmö, a very nice hall with a quite clean ceiling.


F1D was won by Jonas Romblad, with Pontan in second place. Hans Karlsson had built his first true FID model (he competed last year with an F1L), and trimmed it out sucessfully.

PlacingCompetitor2 best flights (sec)Sum of 2 best flights (sec)
1Jonas Romblad167016713341
2Sven Pontan127713122589
3Hans Karlsson98510342019


Jonas Romblad was as usual in a class of his own, with myself in second place. A surprise third was newcomer David Holmström, who flew his own design model into third place.

Hartstein F1L

Andrea´s F1L in flight

PlacingCompetitor2 best flights (sec)Sum of 2 best flights (sec)
1Jonas Romblad8629681830
2Andrea Hartstein6807471427
3David Holmström6206761296
4Kalle Westerblad5815931174
5Georg Törnkvist5195661085
6Sven Pontan425534959
7Bengt Stibner471485956
8Lars Eriksson468394862


Hans Karlsson won this class in close competition with Bengt Stibner, while Pontan didn't really have time to trim his model. Hans had an interesting built-up propeller covered by extremely thin balsa shawings (F1M rules stipulate an all-balsa propeller).

PlacingCompetitor2 best flights (sec)Sum of 2 best flights (sec)
1Hans Karlsson382322704
2Bengt Stibner459225684
3Sven Pontan189166355


Won by Scanian Kalle Westerblad, well known for his regular indoor contributions to Modellflygnytt, the "official" Swedish model flying magazine.

No.Competitor2 best flights (sec)Sum of 2 best flights (sec)
1Kalle Westerblad427389816
2Georg Törnkvist341315656
3Lars Eriksson297290587
4David Holmström280236516
5Nicholas Anton225232457
6Andrea Hartstein220-220

F4F - Peanut

The peanut class had a disappointing entry of only three persons, five models. Andrea won with the Drzewiecki, but the prize for the most remarkable model must go to Lars Tolkstam and his Fike. Its wing had been severely damaged during transport, and although Lars repaired it as well as could be done, it still looked very tatty. In spite of this, it got the highest duration, and finished second. Pontan was third with his old Contester.

Fike E peanut

Tolkstam's Fike E flew over 100 seconds with its wing like this!

PlacingCompetitorPlane2 best flights (s)Sum of 2 best flights (s)Flight rankScale pointsScale rankTotal ranking
1Andrea HartsteinDrzewiecki Canard6978147254.013
2Lars TolkstamFike E100103203140.545
-Andrea HartsteinHandley-Page Sayers5064114448.526
3Sven PontanTefft Contester4656102547.538
-Lars TolkstamPiper Cub6970139336.558


PlaceCompetitorSingle best flight (s)
1Thomas Johansson116
2Tyko Andersson103
3Birgit Törnkvist92
4Ingvar Persson88


Birgit has been the perennial winner in this class with her Wittman Racer, but this year she was pushed into second place by Lars Tolkstam's Heinkel.

PlaceCompetitorSingle best flight (s)
1Lars Tolkstam182
2Birgit Törnkvist180
3Tyko Andersson122
4Thomas Johansson118

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