New South Wales State Championships - 2011
11th / 12thJune at Whalan Park

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Photos courtesy of Margaret Battam, Ray Fairall,
John Hallowell, Warren Leadbeatter, Phil Poole, Les Spaltman
 

 
 
 
 

BENDIX

 
 

It was a wet and windy 2011 NSW State Championships. Despite the damp conditions, it didn’t stop those that came to fly from getting into the spirit of all the events and that meant some close competition in the racing circle.

Bendix was first away and a definite highlight was a new record heat time of 3.15.25 by Mark & Trent McDermott. With the Nelson .36 on full song and keeping up the good form in the final, they grabbed first place ahead of Tony Bonello and Andrew Heath with the yellow Nemesis of John and Murray finishing third.

 

Although it was the fastest model, the Nemesis suffered from shut-off adjustment and landing problems that will need to be worked on in the coming months.

John Hallowell
AUS 1984.

 
 
    rd 1 rd 2 final
1. McDermott/McDermott 3.15.25 (rec.)   7.51.37
2. Bonello/Heath DNF   8.10.24
3. Hallowell/M. Wilson 3.32.02   8.57.10
4. Justic/Owen 5.35.72    38 laps (W/D)
 
 

 

 
 
Tony Bonello/Andrew Heath | Trent/Mark McDermott | John Hallowell/Murray Wilson
 
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VINTAGE  A

 
 

Next up was Vintage A. It really was touch and go as to whether this racing would go ahead or not. There was talk of postponement to the October weekend in Albury. Can't blame those that thought the rainy weather was going to stop the event being run... It was almost miraculous the way it cleared up enough to get the racing happening!

The Macca's, Mark and Trent McDermott posted the fasted heat time of 3.16.53 followed by John Hallowell and Murray Wilson on 3.18.78 and Hugh Simons & Grant Potter on 3.19.37. Pre race favourites (and reigning National Champs) Steve Rothwell & Chris Sculley along with Richard Justic & Andy Kerr had some problems with range and did not make it through to the top three positions.

 

The final was won by Hallowell/Wilson in 6.40.28 from the Maccas and Simons/Potter who both retired at the halfway mark with broken models. The clingy couch grass proved unforgiving for the Vintage A's. The winning Elliptical used an R250 which unloaded nicely on a Graupner 7x7.

John Hallowell
AUS 1984.

 
 
    rd 1 rd 2 final
1. Hallowell/M. Wilson 3.36.10 3.18.78 6.40.28
2. McDermott/McDermott 3.20.35 3.16.53 DNF 88 laps
3. Simons/Potter DNF 39 laps 3.19.37 DNF 77 laps
4. Justic/Kerr 3.42.16 3.38.40  
5. Rothwell/Sculley 3.45.09 3.41.40  
 
 

 

 
 
Grant Potter/Hugh Simons | Murray Wilson/John Hallowell | Mark/Trent McDermott
 
 
 
 

CLASSIC  B

 
 

There was just enough daylight left to decide who would be NSW Classic B champ for 2011. Mark Godfrey had already headed home by the time the race was due to start. Hope he can make it to Albury in October along with John Goodwin and the other NSW bods who have Classic B models.

The Hallowell/M.Wilson Streak recorded the fasted heat time of 2.58.86. Grant Potter was deputising for Steve Rothwell who was giving his sore foot a rest. With Chris Sculley’s whirlwind flick on target, they posted a smart 3.02.46. Justic/Owen were next on 3.04.92 and the McDermott’s were just tenths of a second behind with 3.05.57. For the first time in a long while, the men from Macca’s Racing team were unable to qualify in the top three. It is bound to make them even more determined next time. Yet again, and certainly as expected, there was super close racing in the Classic B circle.

It was time for the final. As it was about to start, Richard Justic pointed to the moon that was shining in the sky overhead… It would give us a bit more light, he suggested!

 

Grant Potter and Chris Sculley had some bad luck as the fuel tubing parted company with the feed pipe on the opening lap, causing a sudden loss of power and pilot Grant some hectic moments in the middle.

Richard and Rob Owen got a good start and despite a slow second stop, they crossed over the line first flying a Rocket with a Lance Smith tuned OS25 FX. Their winning time was 6.54.82. After leading the race early, Murray Wilson and John Hallowell placed second with the Streak also with a Lance modified FX. As can be seen in the photo, it was getting quite dark when at the last pitstop, John lost sight of the line on the grass, clipped the battery box and removed the wing on the Streak. Murphy in action!

John Hallowell
AUS 1984.

 
 
    rd 1 rd 2 final
1. Justic/Owen 3.34.01 3.04.92 6.54.82
2. Hallowell/M.Wilson 2.58.86 DNS DNF 94 laps
3. Potter/Sculley 3.02.46 3.05.73 DNF 0 laps
4. McDermott/McDermott 3.05.57 3.10.01  
 
 

 

 
 
John Hallowell/Murray Wilson | Richard Justic/Robert Owen | Chris Sculley/Grant Potter
 
 
 
 

F2A  (1/2-10-2011 at Albury - Official Team Trial event)

 
 
Pos Name Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h  
1 Murray Wilson Profi 12.63 n/t 12.22 12.22 294.68  
2 Andrew Heath Profi 13.09 12.62 12.42 12.42 289.93  
3 Andy Kerr Profi 13.18 12.93 13.13 12.93 278.50  
4 Ian Gapps Profi 12.97 13.91 n/t 12.97 277.64  
 
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F2C  (1/2-10-2011 at Albury - Official Team Trial event)

 
 
Pos

Name

Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3  Rd 4  Final
1 R.Fitzgerald/M.Ellins dq 3:08.34 3:24.03 3:13.36 6:42.35
2 G.Potter/H.Simons 3:21.53 4:08.65 4:11.38 3:54.31 6:51.85
3 M.Poshkens/M.Wilson 3:15.31 6:07.97 dnf 34 3:12.54 7:22.88
4 G.Wilson/N.Baker 4:06.40 3:35.72 3:29.06 -  
 
 

 

 
   
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F2D  (Official Team Trial event)

 
 
    Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
1 Murray Wilson W W L B W W W
2 Bruce Bellis W W W W B L L
3 Richard Bellis W W W L L    
4 Tom Linwood L W L        
5= Mike Comiskey B L L        
5= Ryan Comiskey L L          
5= Trent McDermott L L          
 
     
 
Trent McDermott and Tom Linwood had a spectacular head on collision during their F2D bout.
Trent lost, Tom won. Here's a pic of Trent's model after the crash. Toms model had a broken leading edge
 
 
 
 

COMBINED SPEED (deferred to 10-7-2011 at SSME)

 
 
Pos Name Class Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 Ron Blombery Class 5   14.08 14.33 14.35 14.08 255.7 97.66%
2 Richard Justic Class 2   10.18 11.45 - 10.18 284.7 97.25%
3 Andy Kerr F2A   13.63 12.53 - 12.53 287.3 96.49%
4 Peter Chiltern Class 5   15.06 14.99 14.68 14.68 245.2 93.66%
5 Ron Blombery Class 2   11.01 - - 11.01 263.2 89.92%
6 Peter Chiltern Class 1   17.74 - - 17.74 202.9 76.89%
7 Peter Chiltern Midge   14.72 11.52 12.09 11.52 125.8 76.82%
 
     
 
 
 

VINTAGE  COMBAT

 
 
    Rd 1 Rep Flyoff Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 6
1 Tom Linwood W   W W W W
2 Richard Bellis W     W W L
3 Mike Comiskey W     W L W
4 Ryan Comiskey L W   W L L
5= Trent McDermott W     L    
5= Murray Wilson L W   L    
5= Robert Owen W     L    
5= Roy Somersby W     L    
5= Mark McDermott L W L      
10= Warren Leadbeatter L L        
10= Bruce Bellis L L        
10= Bob Fisher L L        
 
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SLOW COMBAT

 
 
    Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5
1 Les Spaltman          
2 Bob Fisher          
3 Paul Kenny          
 
     
 
Lachlan Fairall, Paul Kenny, Neil Holden, Bob Fisher, Les Spaltman (kneeling)
 
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F2B  Expert (NOT Team Trial event)

 
 
  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Average of
Best Two
1 Murray Howell Yatsenko Shark
Retro Discovery 60
987.97 1035.27 1010.10 1022.68
2 Mark Batty Sukhoi
OS 46 LA
950.67 964.00 987.93 975.97
3 Frank Battam Yatsenko Classic
Retro Discovery 60
0.00 959.70 930.00 944.85
4 James Batty Strega
Ro-Jett 76
910.00 944.07 936.10 940.08
5 Paul Turner Wind Wonder
Stalker 61
870.70 962.10 892.93 927.52
6 Reg Towell Sea Fury
Saito 72
927.17 892.00 915.47 921.32
7 Russell Bond Bandolero 8
Plettenburg electric
743.40 900.90 908.80 904.85
8 Bruce Hoffmann Firecracker
Electric
841.67 871.90 882.20 877.05
9 Tony Bonello Firecracker
ST 60
818.57 902.27 0.00 860.42
10 Andrew Heath Enigma
ST 60
721.73 829.33 0.00 775.53
11 Barry Frederickson   631.33 782.63 762.17 772.40
 
     
 

F2B  Advanced

 
 
  Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Average of
Best Two
1 Paul Allen Super Hawk
ST 46
834.20 841.25 872.05 856.65
2 Paul Kenny Caudron
ST 46
754.75 779.40 817.50 798.45
3 Robert Graham Genesis
ST 60
745.25 758.45 762.00 760.23
4 Greg Frail Firecracker
Rustler 60
591.00 743.00 746.00 744.50
5 Don Keyssecker Saturn
ST 51
695.80 699.25 660.40 697.53
6 Les Spaltman Caudron / ST 46
Legacy / OS 46 LA
590.40 623.50 0.00 606.95
7 Tony Clifford Sukhoi
OS 46 LA
614.80 0.00 574.25 594.53
 
     
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CLASSIC STUNT

 
 
  Rd 1 Rd 2   Best Flight
1 Reg Towell Thunderbird
ST 46
993 1030   1030
2 Paul Allen Oriental
Brodak 40
901 1011   1011
3 Barry Frederickson Skyscraper
ST 60
901 962   962
4 Steve Masterton Stampe Monitor
ST 46
930 -   930
5 Tony Clifford Oriental
OS 35 S
157 769   769
6 Don Keyssecker Kismet
OS 46 LA
300 760   760
7 Dennis Percival Nobler
OS 35 FP
637 -   637
 
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VINTAGE  STUNT 

 
 
  Static Rd 1 Rd 2 Final
Score
1 Paul Turner Wombat
Sabre 29
116 169.5 163.5 285.5
2 Don Keyssecker Lil Duper Zilch
K&B 29
114 148.5 163.5 277.5
3 Barry Frederickson All American
K&B 35
115 155.5 161.5 276.5
4 Tony Clifford Jamison Special
K&B 35
117 151.0 148.5 268.0
5 Peter Barclay Jamison Special
Atwood Triumph
123 120.0 115.0 243.0
6 Paul Kenny Dragon
Atwood Triumph
124 95.5 0.0 219.5
7 Frank Battam Jamison Special
Atwood Triumph
125 60.0 0.0 185.0
8 Dennis Percival Dragon
Anderson Spitfire
137 0.0 0.0 137.0
9 Denver Harvison Hot Rock
OS 25
101 0.0 0.0 101.0
10 K Paskiewicz Nobler
Fox 35
100 0.0 0.0 100.0
 
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