Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yes, we train

Saturday morning I drove to Pla de Vent field where I met with Javier, Dani and Alberto. All three wanted to test his pylon planes for Sunday club contest. It was a new nice day with light south wind that some times increased its strenght. We made lot of flights and I was trying to improve my launches. I tested my new settings in my second phase before zoom and the new position of the towhook. I still have a lot of work and also a lot of time before contests begans.

Some photos here.

We already have F3B 2011 Eurotour Calendar

2011 Calendar posted here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Next Events section updated.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


With no rest after last weekend contest we met in Pla de Vent field for more flights. Javier spend all day long to his new brand new Vampire and Dani & me we're trying to improve our launches with south light wind. Next weekend I hope to fly again, we have to prepare 2011 season!!!!!! We're not going to go to China but we would like to go as much eurotour contests as possible ;-)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Open Pla de Vent 2010

Sunday 31st of October met 9 pilots (including our French friends Sylvain Coulomb, Fabrice Estivals and Roland Henninot) for F3B Speed and Duration tasks Contest.

Wheather forecast all week long was very bad (rain and strong wind) but luckly rain just appeared one hour when we were setting winches, anyway very strong wind was with us all day long.

We made 6 rounds of Speed and Duration task (3 pilots for group) in a row with a short break for meal. Very early top pilots (French Team and Dani Portella) began to stand up and speed times improved all day. Best time was for Dani, 14,92 seconds (his new best personal time) but Fabrice Estivals was very steady with a final average of 16,23 seconds.

After that contest I realize I can fly speed tasks with full ballast with no fear and I have to prepare every flight before every launch to be sure about what I have to do to get best scores.

A very usefull contest to take decissions for next season and keep our friendship with our French neighbors. Personally I made some good flights but tactical mistakes in two duration tasks and a bad speed penalized me a lot. Now is time to fly, fly and fly again all Fall and Winter to prepare next season.

Alberto Portella Photos