Phew! what a scorcher

  • 9 January 2015
  • Jonathan Shorer

Well it's all over. We've all got boxes of stuff to unpack and probably models to repair.

Over the next few days, I'm going to republish all of the results so that you can see them:

By Day
By Event Number

And make them better to read. The process can get a bit frazzled by the end of a 16 hour day so next time we will get the tables generated to look better and be easier read.

Thanks for coming if you did and for looking at the site if you didn't make it to this years Nats. Start planning for 2016 right now!

Wow....Half way through and what a Nats its turning out to be!!

  • 5 January 2015
  • admin

It’s been a great couple of days and it shows on all with the weather for modelling perfect to say the least with record entries to date 163 competitors with 690 event entries. Sorry results were missed last night but very few came through to HQ as the Cd’s were either worn out or still competing. We have approx. 33% of the results on board now and there are very few events that appear unflyable. We will be uploading these tonight to both the facebook site and the Nats site. They are also located in paper form in the HQ office on the notice board.

Control Line report from the hard circles of New Plymouth

  • 3 January 2015
  • Jonathan Shorer

Nationals 2015 Control line report
We left Hamilton at 3-30pm Wednesday afternoon to travel to New Plymouth for the control line tarmac speed and racing events.
The weather had been great all week and about 30kms out of New Plymouth it started to rain. It was not looking good for our first day of the Nats but by the morning the rain was gone and the day just got better and better. We arrived at the flying site which was looking a million dollars and a big thank you needs to go to the New Plymouth guys who did the work.
Day 1 01.01.2015

Records will be broken

  • 29 December 2014
  • Jonathan Shorer

Registrations have closed now until noon on 2nd Jan 2015. We have 136 people registered and 550 event entries in the following categories:
Free Flight 87
Vintage 120
Control line 75
Soaring 116
FF&CL Scale 46
Pylon 30
Aerobatics 40
Scale 33
Helicopter 3
We have 52 camping sites booked and most of the bunkhouse filled so there should be a good buzz on the campsite. Only a few days to go.

National Championship Competition Rule changes.

  • 27 October 2014
  • admin

The number of events being staged at the National Championships has grown steadily over the years and now stands at around 90. In contrast, the number of members flying at the Championships is at best steady and generally much lower than 30 years ago. The result is that half of our events are contested by 5 or less competitors. One of the factors that may be contributing to low participation may be that the method of awarding of Championship points was devised 30 years ago and is geared towards events with more than 10 flyers.