Event Report – Munro June 2019

Back on June 29 – 30, the VMPRA held a pylon race meet at Barry Murphy’s pylon racing field at Munto in Victoria. Due to the F3D world championships not being long after this date, we raced F3T & Q500 only for this event.

The intention was to fly 12 rounds of each class over the weekend. The weather had a different idea. Conditions were very windy and flying stopped for a while on several occasions.
By the end of the event, 8 rounds of Q500 and 3 rounds of F3T were completed.

Below are the results and championship standings for this event

If anybody has any photos they would like to contribute to the gallery and/or would like to add an event report, please email them to my usual address email or the below.

Results

Class – F3T 

Places:
1st John Schmidli
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Brian Steele

Fastest Time: 67.10 Andrew Davies
No. of competitors: 8

Class – Q500

Places:
1st John Schmidli
2nd Allan Swift
3rd Jim Orenshaw

Fastest Time: 96.78 Allan Swift - Note: Q500 Class racing was a non-compliant race. Not all pylons were observed. The fastest time will not be recorded.
No. of competitors: 9

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Season Championship

This was the final race event for the 2018/2019 Seasons Championship, so below are the final top 3 positions for each class. The 1st place getters will receive their Seasons Champion trophies at the Cohuna AGM.

FA1

Congratulations goes to Daniel Arapakis for winning his 3rd Season Championship for FA1.

1st – Daniel Arapakis
2nd – Leigh Hocken
3rd – Andrew Davies

 

 

 

 

 

F400/F3T

There was no change in the top 3 positions post the Munro race. A big congratulations goes out to Andrew Davies. This is also his 3rd Championship win in the last 4 seasons.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Gary Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

Q500

Again there was no change in the top 3 positions post the Munro race. A big congratulations goes out to Jim Orenshaw. This is his 4th season championship in 4 years.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – Allan Swift
3rd – John Schmidli

 

 

 

 

 

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Fastest Times for the season.

Through-out the season we keep a record of the fastest race times for the season. This is an informal competition but everybody loves to win the fastest time for an event. I’ve only just become aware that it is now becoming commonly known as the “Red Box”, named after how the fastest time is indicated on the results table. Here are the fastest times for the year.

Next Race

Cohuna – FA1, F3T & Q500  plus our AGM. Sept 14-15, 2019

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Report  – John Schmidli

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Event Report – Warrnambool, May 2019

Below are the results and championship standings for the recent Warrnambool event

If anybody has any photos they would like to contribute to the gallery and/or would like to add an event report, please email them to my usual address email or the below.

Further to this, for future events, I’m needing contributions in the form of an event report and photos, as I need to pull back for doing this.

Daniel & Andrew all set for the world champs in August.

Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Glenn Matthews
3rd Leigh Hocken

Fastest Time: 57.52 Leigh Hocken
No. of competitors: 5

Class – F3T 

Places:
1st Brian Steele
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Glenn Matthews

Fastest Time: 68.91 Jim Orenshaw
No. of competitors: 7

Class – Q500

Places:
1st Jim Orenshaw
2nd John Schmidli
3rd Allan Swift

Fastest Time: 93.83 John Schmidli
No. of competitors: 5

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Season Championship

FA1

This was the final round of F3D for the 2018/2019 season championship.
So a big congratulations go to Daniel Arapakis. This is the 3rd time he has won a season championship.

1st – Daniel Arapakis
2nd – Leigh Hocken
3rd – Andrew Davies

F400/F3T

No change for 1st and 2nd positions, but Gary Davidson has popped back in 3rd place again.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Gary Davidson

Q500

No change for the top 3 positions.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – Allan Swift
3rd – John Schmidli

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Next Race

Munro F3T & Q500 only. June 29-30, 2019

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Report  – John Schmidli

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Event Report – Munro Feb, 2019

Below are the results and championship standings for the Munro/VMPRA Trophy event which had been re-scheduled from what was to have been the Camperdown race from earlier in the year.

If anybody has any photos they would like to contribute to the gallery and/or would like to add an event report, please email them to my usual address email or the below.

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Beau Murphy
2nd Leigh Hocken
3rd Barry Murphy

Fastest Time: 56.93 Leigh Hocken
No. of competitors: 5

Class – F3T 

Places:
1st Beau Murphy
2nd Andrew Davies
3rd Barry Murphy

Fastest Time: Non-compliant race. Not all pylons were observed therefore fastest time will not be recorded.
No. of competitors: 10

Class – Q500

Places:
1st Mick Kellet
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Allan Swift

Fastest Time: 95.58 John Schmidli
No. of competitors: 9

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Season Championship

FA1

No change for the lead position but both Leigh Hocken and Beau Murphy moved up into 2nd and 3rd positions respectively displacing Andrew Davies down into 4th position.

1st – Daniel Arapakis
2nd – Leigh Hocken
3rd – Beau Murphy

F400/F3T

No change for 1st and 2nd positions, but Barry Murphy has popped up fro 5th to 3rd position. displacing Garry Davidson.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Barry Murphy

Q500

No change for the top 3 positions.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – Allan Swift
3rd – John Schmidli

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Next Race

Warrnambool February 30-31, 2019

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Report  – John Schmidli

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Event Report – Warrnambool Dec, 2018

Below are the results and championship standings for the last event for 2018 which was held at Warrnambool. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend and therefore there are no photos or report.

Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Leigh Hocken
3rd Glenn Matthews

Fastest Time: 58.32
No. of competitors: 8

Class – F3T (For the first time for the VMPRA)

Places:
1st Andrew Davies
2nd Brian Steele
3rd Jim Orenshaw

Fastest Time: 68.19
No. of competitors: 7

Class – Q500

Places:
1st Jim Orenshaw
2nd Allan Swift
3rd Mike Kellet

Fastest Time: 96.49
No. of competitors: 4

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Season Championship

FA1

1st – Daniel Arapakis
2nd – Andrew Davies
3rd – Leigh Hocken

F400/F3T

This season championship will be a combination of F400 & F3T. As of the November 2018 Munro event, all future races will be to the F3T rules.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Gary Davidson

Q500

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – Allan Swift
3rd – John Schmidli

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Next Race

Camperdown February 2-3, 2019

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Event Report – Munro November 2018

Here are the results from the event run on November 10-11, 2018 at Barry Murphy’s Munro pylon racing field.

The last Formula 400 race for the VMPRA

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Beau Murphy
2nd Daniel Arapakis
3rd Glenn Matthews

Fastest Time: 57.93
No. of competitors: 6

Class – F400 (For the last time ever)

Places:
1st Beau Murphy
2nd Barry Murphy
3rd Glenn Matthews

Fastest Time: 61.82
No. of competitors: 9

Class – Q500

Places:
1st David Chippindall
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Allan Swift

Fastest Time: 91.91 – Not recorded (no one on pylon #3).
No. of competitors: 8

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Season Championship

FA1

Andrew Davies remains at the top position but Beau Murphy moved from 5th to 2nd position and Daniel Arapakis moved from 4th to 3rd.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Beau Murphy
3rd – Daniel Arapakis

F400/F3T

This season championship will be a combination of F400 & F3T. As of the November Munro event, all future races will be to the F3T rules.

1st – Beau Murphy
2nd – Barry Murphy
3rd – Glenn Matthews

Q500

The top 2 positions swapped with Jim Orenshaw now leading.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – John Schmidli
3rd – Allan Swift

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Next Race

Warnambool December 8-9, 2018

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Cohuna – 2018 VMAA State Championships

It’s was great going back to the home of pylon racing in Victoria, 41 years from the first pylon event at this great club. We held the VMAA State Championship on this weekend which included the 2nd F3D Australian Team Trial for next years World Championships in Queensland, Australia.

The Cohuna club always provides a full compliment of helps which is absolutely necessary for running the team trials on the 10 lap course. What a great job all the helpers did. Thanks to the Cohuna Club.

We started with 2 rounds of Q500 after a little delay getting the timing system sorted. Once the Q500 races finished, it was into the half an hour of flight testing for the F3D and then 5 rounds were run in nice sunny and warm conditions. later in the day, F400 ran 3 rounds before running out of time.

Sunday started with the remaining 3 rounds of F3D followed by Q500 and the F400 after lunch. 

The event was a great success with Andrew Arapakis and Andrew Davies CDing for the weekend plus Allan Swift running the timing systems with help from Daniel Arapakis. Great job everybody

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Leigh Hocken
2nd Beau Murphy
3rd Ranjit Phelan

Fastest Time: 55.90 – Leigh Hocken
No. of competitors: 10
10 Lap Course

Results

Class – F400
This was a clean sweep from Team Jacobsen.

Places:
1st Shaun Jacobsen
2nd Jarrod Jacobsen
3rd Tom Jacobsen

Fastest Time: 63.66 – Shaun Jacobsen
No. of competitors: 8
10 Lap Course

Class – Q500
This was a smaller field than usual but it was great having Robin Gray back flying pylon.

Places:
1st Jim Orenshaw
2nd John Schmidli
3rd Allan Swift

Fastest Time: 90.13 – Jim Orenshaw
No. of competitors: 4
10 Lap Course

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Season Championship

This was only the second event for this new championship season. Being an VMAA Championships and a F3D team selection trial, it was a 10 lap course with a good amount of cut judges. We done Cohuna club!

FA1

Leigh Hocken jumps up from 8th to 2nd position after this convincing win.

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Leigh Hocken
3rd – Barry Murphy

F400

1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Gary Davidson

Q500

1st – John Schmidli
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Allan Swift

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Next Race

The very next race is at the Westernport Club where there’ll be a Sports & Q500 race on Oct 14. There is always a great turn out at this event and a heap of fun had.

The next 2 day/3 class event is being held on Nov 10-11 at Munro.

There have been quite a few changes to the calendar of late so make sure you have them all in your diary so as to not miss out.

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Event Report and Photos  – John Schmidli

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Event Report – Bendigo 2018

Back on August 4th-5th, the VMPRA headed to Bendigo to go racing. We ended up with better numbers than we first thought would be in attendance and the weather was quite good. Thanks to the Bendigo Club for hosting this event and for providing a field that was in such great condition.

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Results

It was unfortunate that pylon #2 was not manned all weekend so no fastest time will be recorded for this event.

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Andrew Davies
3rd Barry Murphy

No. of competitors: 9

Results

Class – F400

Places:
1st Jim Orenshaw
2nd Andrew Davies
3rd Brian Steele

No. of competitors: 6

Class – Q500

Places:
1st Tom Allen
2nd Tom Wetherill
3rd John Schmidli

No. of competitors: 7

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Season Championship

This is the start of the new 2018-2019 Championship Season after last season’s trophies were presented at the AGM at Bendigo.

The 2017-2018 Champions Jim Orenshaw (Q500), Leigh Hocken (FA1) & Brian Steele (F400).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next Race

The next event is the VIC State Championships being held at Cohuna on September 8th – 9th. This will also be a selection event for the 2019 F3D world championships Australian team.

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Event Report – AMPRA – Munro June 2018

Back on the weekend of June 9-11, the AMPRA Championships where held in Victoria at Barry Murphy’s pylon racing field at Munro about 3 hours east of Melbourne.
This event was also the first of the Australian F3D team select for the 2019 World Championships to be held in Queensland.

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st – Beau Murphy
2nd – Christopher Callow
3rd – Tyler Mees

Fastest Time: 54.74 – Beau Murphy (10 Lap Course).
No. of competitors: 18

Results

Class – F400

Places:
1st – Andrew Davies
2nd – Jarrod Jacobsen
3rd – Brian Steele

Fastest Time: 67.33 – Andrew Davies (10 Lap Course).
No. of competitors: 13

Class – Q500

Places:
1st – David Chippindall
2nd – Jim Orenshaw
3rd – Stephen Wilkin

Fastest Time: 92.22 – Jim Orenshaw (10 Lap Course).

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Season Championship

As of the end of AMPRA, the 2017-2018 Season Championship has been completed and below are the final results. Congratulations to the winners.

FA1

Just in the last event for the Season Championship, Leigh Hocken popped up into the winning position, Pushing Brian Steele down into 2nd place and Glenn Matthews remained in 3rd position

1st – Leigh Hocken
2nd – Brian Steele
3rd – Glenn Matthews

F400

The top 2 positions stayed the same for this last event but Jim Orenshaw has moved up into 3rd position, displacing Glenn Matthews,

1st – Brian Steele
2nd – Andrew Davies
3rd – Jim Orenshaw

Q500

The standings for Q500 didn’t change as a result of this event.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – John Schmidli
3rd – Gary Whitbourn

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Event Report – West Wyalong – MAAA Nationals

So VMPRA was off to the MAAA Nationals held in the New South Wales town of West Wyalong. We were to be providing the equipment and be running the event. Mick Dallmann from Queensland offered to be Contest Director for the weekend and did a fine job of it. It was great to see a good group on competitors down from Queensland and some from South Australia also.

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We were allocated an area on the secondary runway at the local airport which had a gravel runway. There was some test flying on Friday but due to the difficult take-off and landing conditions much time was spent on laying out sheets and matting to keep the dust down on the take-off position and on the runway for the planes that land wheels up.

At the nationals, the classes of Q500, F400, F3T, F3D & F5D were raced. This meant that racing of F400 & F3T ran late into the afternoon with the sun very low in the sky.

One of the highlights of the Nationals is being surrounded by lots of people that are interested in the various facets of aeromodeling and getting a chance to watch some of these other events. Hopefully the Nats can become a more regular part of the Australian aeromodeling scene and especially for pylon racers from all over Australia to come together.

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Daniel Arapakis
2nd Andrew Davies
3rd Barry Murphy

Fastest Time: 61.57 – Daniel Arapakis
No. of competitors: 7

Class – F400

Places:
1st Glenn Matthews
2nd Barry Murphy
3rd Gary Davidson

Fastest Time: 68.71 – Gary Davidson
No. of competitors: 10

Class – F3T

Places:
1st Steve Taylor
2nd Barry Murphy
3rd Danny Giles

Fastest Time: 68.79 – Andrew Davies
No. of competitors: 7

Class – Q500

Places:
1st David Wilkins
2nd Steve Taylor
3rd Marc Hamilton

Fastest Time: 96.39 – Jim Orenshaw
No. of competitors: 11

Class – F5D

Places:
1st Trevor Pearce
2nd Daniel Arapakis
3rd David Wilkins

Fastest Time: 60.10 – Jim Orenshaw
No. of competitors: 4


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Event Report – Warrnambool 2018

It was a rather smaller than usual group of us that turned up at Warrnambool for a weekend of pylon racing. The Saturday was a stunning sunny day with light winds. With the smaller number of participants and a great group of the local club members helping out, we got through 5 rounds of each class by the end of the day.

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Unfortunately, Sunday was not to be as kind to us. With only 3 rounds of each class left, Q500 started the day’s racing and during the first race, the wind picked up resulting in some damage to planes on landing. This and the fact that the NATs were only a couple of weeks later, meant that the plug was pulled on racing for Sunday.

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Results

Class – FA1

Places:
1st Leigh Hocken
2nd Tom Wetherill
3rd Glenn Matthews

Fastest Time: 56.66 – Leigh Hocken
No. of competitors: 5

Results

Class – F400

Places:
1st Brian Steele
2nd Glenn Matthews
3rd Andrew Davies

Fastest Time: 66.25 – Glenn matthews
No. of competitors: 6

Class – Q500

Places:
1st Tom Wetherill
2nd Jim Orenshaw
3rd Gary Davidson

Fastest Time: 94.21 – Tom Wetherill
No. of competitors: 6

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Season Championship

We now only have AMPRA left for this current season championship.

FA1

Brian Steele is in 1st place and Leigh Hocken continues his surge to the top being on equal points but in 2nd place due to events attended being less. Glenn Matthews has now dropped to 3rd place.

1st – Brian Steele
2nd – Leigh Hocken
3rd – Glenn Matthews

F400

No change at the top 3 positions for F400

1st – Brian Steele
2nd – Andrew Davies
3rd – Glenn Matthews

Q500

Again, no change for the Q500 championship standings.

1st – Jim Orenshaw
2nd – John Schmidli
3rd – Gary Whitbourn

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Next Race

The next event is at AMPRA on June 9-11 at Munro

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