Jutland Heath Cup and Norwegian Cup 2023
Norwegian Cup was the second contest, so everybody knew the field, but was also a bit tired. Again we had sun an a nice temperature to the long walks. We started with 2 rounds with 3 minutes max in 3-4 m/s, then a 2½ minut round in 5-6 m/s. Round 4 with 2 minutes in 7-8 m/s, and models getting longer and longer out.
But of course the windy conditions gave another challenge than the nice stabile weather at JHC. From the morning Atle desided to have 1 hour rounds with 30 minutes breaks between, giving us time to retrieve. A lot of us used the simple way and found perfect downwind to ease the retrieving. With wind continue to rice Atle called off and desided to have flyoff monday morning. 5 in F1A was trough and 2 in F1B.
Early in the sunset on a nice morning where there was no douth it was Norwegian Cup. It was so cold we where talking about snow and renting gloves out. Wind was 2-3 m/s and it looked as death air on the models gliding. Jes flew 8.07 in F1A and Mike 7.12 in F1B to win.
After retrieving there was pricegiving on the field and goodbyes before we went back to our accommodation and bed at 07.00.
Jutland Heath Cup had again light wind from west, so we used the same starting site as last year. Already from first round it was clear that it was the day where the timer should work to bring the model down. But with more than 2 kilometers across there was enough space and a calculation about walking or driving around. Well not everything went up, it was more tricky, so only 4 went to flyoff in F1A, 2 in F1B. The F1Q flyers made the best job with 5 in flyoff.
This year we had 90 minuttes rounds, to help those flying two classes. The weather was sunny, but not to warm, making it a really nice day on the moor. We had some visitors, most special a man that had been flying back in the 60's. He saw a big difference to what he remembered.
Saturday evening there was flyoff in JHC. Erik made the best launch and that made the difference in F1A. In F1B Mike made the best climp and took the win. F1Q was a battle between Marcel and Tom, where we for a long period could follow both models in binocular. Its always fun to be able to compare models directly. Marcel got the best air and made the max to win.