After a few years in Stockholm, the 2013 Swedish indoor champs took place in "Kombihallen" in Malmö.
Many classes to fit in during a single day of flying made things a bit hectic, but competition directors Anders Sellman and Bengt Stibner made sure everything ran smoothly.
The number of entries were lower than in the previous Stockholm competitions, but most classes could at least sport four or five competitors.
In F1D and F1L, it was no surprise to see Romblad taking the top places, he is in a class of his own.
The smaller classes had another double winner, as Jan-Erik Andersson placed first both in A6 and Ministick.
A few models got stuck in the lighting armatures, but I think all of them were sucessfully retrieved.
In scale, we saw a number of models with an age-span ranging from "not new" to "old antique", that have been trimmed and tried out thoroughly over the years.
The only new model was Peter Comét's Nesmith Cougar, neatly covered in painted condenser paper. It still lacked a lot of detailing, which explains the low static score, but the flights were high and trouble-free.
The results in both peanut and pistachio had the three top placers tying for the same score, an unfortunate consequence of the rules combined with the small number
of competitors. The final ranking was determined by the highest static score.
To speed up the competition, the number of entries were limited to one model per class and person.
Interesting two-engined NoCal by Tolkstam. It was not flown this time
The winning (yet again) NoCal; Birgit Törnkvist's Wittman Racer
Johan Wallin's ASJA Viking peanut performed beautifully
Another photo of the Viking peanut
Hartstein's Lacey next to Comet's Nesmith Cougar
Lars Tolkstam loading the rubber into his Cub peanut
Anders Sellman with his winning Santos-Dumont peanut
Johan and Lars discussing new projects
Sellman's Santos-Dumont peanut next to Törnkvist's Lacey pistachio
Close-up of Sellman's Santos-Dumont 14bis
Tycho Andersson starting his Bostonian
Thomas Johansson's Bostonian. Out of the four Bostonian fliers, three had built this design by Thomas, which was inspired by the Korda Wakefield