Prima 2002


This page covers the 2002 Prima contest activities. As announced last year we again ran a couple events in 2002 plus a postal contest for those who couldn't make the trip.

The events were duly run, 6 entries, at Sculthorpe in conjunction with the Stonehenge Cup, 1 less than 2001, 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.

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

All the photographs were taken at Sculthorpe on 15th September

The photographers were Bryan Spooner, Mike Evatt and Phil Roughton. Phil is taking over the running of the Stonehenge in 2003. Gerry LeVey the organiser of the Stonehenge Cup is threatening to enter the Prima event in 2003.

RESULTS SEPTEMBER 15TH

Place

Name

1

2

3

Total

1

Pat Turnbull

120

120

120

360

2

John Whitby

120

110

117

337

3

Daniel Billam (jnr.)

120

69

120

309

4

Glynn Turnbull

120

120

65

305

5

David Beales

110

99

41

250

6

Barry Halford

50

42

120

212

The Prima event was held at Sculthorpe on 15/09/02. The event was held at the same time as the Stonehenge Cup. The weather was reasonable, much less wind than in 2002.

The event was run by Geoff Kent with technical assistance by Mr. Prima, Igor Vivchar himself. This year Pat Turnbull beat husband Glynn to win the event. Glynn was doing well and looked as if he would push things to a fly off, however this was not to be as the model spun in on the glide from a height that should have been sufficient for a max. Junior Daniel Billam was going well, but a premature D/T on his second flight put pay to his chances. Barry Halford had a horrible day, the first and second flights saw the prop fold on the wing when the Montreal prop stop failed to engage. Igor took things apart and sorted with the result that the last flight had a perfect fold and a max. The pictures include Barry and Igor working on the rebuild.

RESULTS OCTOBER 20TH

Place

Name

1

2

3

Total

1

David Beales

97

120

114

331

2

Pat Turnbull

120

91

83

294

3

Glynn Turnbull

120

120

14

254

Report and results from David Beales

The competition was flown in breezy conditions and the occasional spells of drizzle in conjunction with the Croydon wakefield event at Middle Wallop. Pat Turnbull again beat husband Glynn who is now making a habit of spoiling his last round flight. David Beales got his act together, this time, making a considerable improvement to the scores made at Sculthorpe a few weeks earlier.

THE POSTAL CONTEST

The photos below were provided by the sole competitor Lennart Hansson.

Place

Name

Country

1

2

3

4

5

Total

1

Lennart Hansson

Sweden

120

120

120

120

120

600

Lennart Hansson writes. "On October 1st my wife and I were were out to our flying field in Revinge, were several big contests have taken place. The weather was good, calm and overcast, so the conditions and possibilities for good flying were to be used. No fly-off was made as it was too dark. The timekeeper was Berit Hansson". Others including Bengt Stibner (Sweden) had hoped to fly however weather and other activities precluded any activity.