Frankston Club had a glorious day to hold their monthly competition
day on Sunday 11th November. The enthusiastic crowd were treated to
warm sunshine, slight breezes and a freshly cut, well prepared
Events listed for the day were Combined Speed, Aussie A Team Race,
Simple Rat Race and Triathlon. There is always plenty of space for
sports flying and quite a lot of that went on as well.
The Speed guys made good use of the concrete circle and a variety of
models took to the air during the days' proceedings. Noel Wake had
the misfortune to have a propeller and hand incident and had to go
for medical treatment.
Aussie A Team Race took place in the morning. This event uses the
same rules as Vintage A T/R but also allows the inclusion of modern
plain bearing glow engines.
quick break for a BBQ snag, a drink and a natter then it was time
for Simple Rat Race. The condensed rules for this event are
Unrestricted model design. Plain bearing unmodified engine. 5-minute
heats and a ten-minute final.
The final was closely contested until a pitting incident handicapped
a couple of the teams and the Bailey/Roberts team went on to claim
The Triathlon did not happen due to lack of time and potential
entrants having to leave and do other things.
Sports flying with ½ A combat models, F2D wings, Stunters and
various racers and trainer models continued for a while.
The December competition day on Dec 9th will make full use of the
concrete circle so the grass will be available for others to indulge
in their pleasures.