Prima 2001


This page covers the 2001 Prima contest activities. As announced last year we ran a couple events in 2001 plus a postal contest for those who felt left out in the cold.

The events were duly run but despite lots of pre-contest interest the entries were a little disappointing. However all who flew had fun so thank you to them. Also thanks to Geoff Kent who ran things on the field. Plus a special thanks to Igor Vivchar who is the brains behind the model.

When you read the reports below you will see that the Prima leads the way with the first 30 gram event even before the rules change!

Below you will find the results and a selection of photographs.

All the photographs were taken at Sculthorpe on 16th September

The photographers were Bryan Spooner, Mike Evatt and myself. Special thanks to Bryan who helped me sort out out my first attempt at photo presentation using thumb nails.

RESULTS SEPTEMBER 16TH

Place

Name

1

2

3

Total

1

Ron Sabey

89

120

85

294

2

Glynn Turnbull

63

120

91

274

3

Pat Turnbull

94

75

102

271

4

Daniel Billam (jnr.)

120

61

64

245

5

David Beales

120

108

0

228

6

John Whitby

56

95

48

199

7

Derek May

0

0

0

0

The Prima event was held at Sculthorpe on 17/09/01. The event was held at the same time as the Stonehenge Cup. The day was spoiled by very strong winds, however the promised rain showers failed to show up.

The event was run by Geoff Kent with technical assistance by Mr. Prima, Igor Vivchar himself. I was scrutineer, as I choose to view the models on "stand off" basis I was totally "unaware" of some of the extras (VIT and instant start etc.) employed by family Turnbull! In the photos above you will see Igor's quizzical look whilst examining Glynn's model. Junior Daniel Billam frightened the professionals with a first round max. David Beales kept the tension up by crashing twice in the last round, when he could have won with a half decent flight. Pat nearly beat husband Glynn but her last flight was out of sight behind the airfield control tower.

RESULTS OCTOBER 21ST

Place

Name

1

2

3

Total

1

Geoff Kent

150

130

112

392

2

Derek Ridley

142

133

113

388

Report and results from Geoff Kent

The competition was flown in windy conditions with the models landing off the airfield an in the trees, making life difficult, Derek repeatedly DT'd early and Geoff had difficulty with Montreal stop when flying with 30 gram motors. (note 30 gram motors!)

THE POSTAL CONTEST

Despite several inquiries and much interest no entries were received. Perhaps we can do better in 2002?