Event Report – Munro, February 2024

On February 10th and 11th, the VMPRA kicked off its season with our inaugural competition of the year at Munro. The weather was superb throughout the weekend, allowing us to complete eight rounds of each class. It was a pleasure to welcome Andrew Wall, who made the impressive journey from Queensland to join us in the competition.

The return of Daniel Arapakis and Beau Murphy to racing after their work-related hiatus added to the excitement, especially in the F3D category. We were also thrilled to witness John Junge’s continued participation in Q500 racing and Ian Rickard’s comeback to the same class. Additionally, Tom Allen stepped up to the challenge by participating in F3D.

The weekend boasted a fantastic turnout with 9 competitors in F3D, 12 in F3T, and 9 in Q500. Andrew Wall showcased a 3D-printed E2K pylon racing model produced by Tony Singleton, with Daniel Arapakis providing a captivating demonstration of its flight capabilities.

Overall, it was an excellent weekend, thanks in large part to Barry Murphy’s fantastic field and Nerida Matthews for managing the timing system.

The next event is scheduled for March 2nd and 3rd in Warrnambool. We look forward to seeing you there!


Class – FA1

1st Beau Murphy
2nd Daniel Arapakis
3rd Andrew Wall

Fastest Time (Red Box): 58.90 Beau Murphy.
No. of competitors: 9

Class – F3T

1st Beau Murphy
2nd Andrew Wall
3rd Andrew Davies

Fastest Time (Red Box): 62.35 Andrew Wall.
No. of competitors: 12

Class – Q500

1st Jim Orenshaw
2nd John Schmidli
3rd Tony Eichstadt

Fastest Time (Red Box): 97.85 Jim Orenshaw
No. of competitors: 9

Season Championship

Being the season’s first race, the Championship standings are as per the race results. Stay tuned for the Season Championship standings once we have raced in Warrnambool.

Next Class Race – Warrnambool.

We’ll be back at Warrnambool on March 2-3.

A heap of new races has been added to the calendar, so make sure you put them in your diary. These are not to be missed.


Report  – John Schmidli.
Photos – John Schmidli.

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