england championship 2003
|4899||guest||Johan BOSSUYT [BEL]||PAP 1400||ACTION 27|
|4130||guest||Vladimir MAKURIN [RUS]||GUCHIN||SILEX XS||RDM|
|3975||guest||Vadim BUKHTIYAROV [RUS]||132||EDEN II 28|
|3973||guest||Igor POTAPKIN [RUS]||MIRAJ||AKROBAT||CORSAIR M21|
|3762||guest||Dani MARTINEZ [ESP]||PAP 1500||ACTION L|
|3542||1||Michel CARNET [GBR]||ADVENTURE||EXPRESSO||SOLO 210|
|3468||guest||Alexander BOGDANOV [RUS]||FRESH BREEZE||SILEX|
|3432||guest||Zdenek ANDRLIK [CZE]||DAKR QUATRO||EASY FLY SHARON 25||SOLO 210|
|3330||2||Paul BAILEY [GBR]||BAILEY||SILEX||JPX 160|
|3217||3||Pascal CAMPBELL-JONES [GBR]||VORTEX||ACTION|
|3126||guest||Bart VAN DEN EECKHAUT [BEL]||PARABART SMN122||ACTION|
|2917||guest||Jean-yves LEBLICQ [BEL]||ADVENTURE||DYNASTY||SOLO|
|2682||4||Mike CAMPBELL-JONES [GBR]||VORTEX||ACTION||RADNE|
|5||Clive EAGLES [GBR]||2678|
|6||Karl HINZER [GBR]||2361|
|7||John KEMP [GBR]||2285|
|8||David HIGGS [GBR]||2129|
|9||Kevin TAYLOR [GBR]||1992|
|10||John CASTON [GBR]||
|11||Tim DEANE [GBR]||1757|
|12||Greg HITCHCOX [GBR]||1373|
|13||Brian PUSHMAN [GBR]||1227|
|GUEST||Nathalie DEMOORS [BEL]||1183|
|14||Andy PHILLIPS [GBR]||875|
|15||Robbie KELLY [GBR]||832|
|GUEST||Vladimir PROCEK [CZE]||611|
|16||Jansy KELLY [GBR]||559|
|17||Geoff SODEN [GBR]||481|
|18||Pat CHILTON [GBR]||0|
Vadim BUKHTIYAROV wrote :
Thanks for your congratulations!!!
TOP-80 did it's best!
There were very many things at the UK Championship. For example, Task 4 (Navigation precision & speed) was a real undertaking for me. When starting I lost my compass. I had already been in the air when it suddenly flown off. I started to kick it with my feet like in football trying to catch it, but it won and fell down in the grass.
During my struggle with compass my stop-watch stopped by its own. So I had nothing to do but fly my own route nearly in a blind manner relying only on my senses and a map, which and used very hard until it became a form of a globe.
Besides when I tried to mark a PPM I found out that my pencil had broken. So I had been nibbling it for 20 minutes until a piece of a slate pencil appeared!
At long last I flown back 10 minutes later. I was certainly 50% penalized and thus get 400 scores although I gained 800 scores.
The description of the Task 1 Richard Meredith-Hardy didn't place at his site, though there were some negative things. I flown 79 km. for 2,5 h. picking up the PPMs, whereas the winner of the Task and finally of the whole Championship the Belgian Johan Bossuyt flown 136 km. for only 1 h. You know that this simply cannot be!
In the Task "Fast-Slow" slow distance I went very well, but when I started the fast one I simply torn the accelerator! I should say that your accelerator construction is not very good, because the accelerator lines constantly rub about metallic tube...
Well, in other words there were very many things to tell about. The whole story about my adventures at the UK National Championship I'll write a bit later.
Best regards, Vadim.