Mid Ohio Soaring Society (MOSS)

2012  ALES #1    Saturday, April 21, 2012   -   Results

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This was the first of 5 MOSS sponsored Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) contests for 2012
Click HERE for info on the other events

Location: Ohio Willow Wood plant; 15441 Scioto Darby Road, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143

Rain was forecast for the morning until about 10 AM, so the pilots meeting was delayed until 10:30 AM with intentions of flying soon after. Mother nature dealt us rain, then mist with a low ceiling until about 12:30 when the rain and mist stopped and we began flying

At that point condition were very flyable. Temps were in the low 60's depending on which weather station's historical data one believes. For those of us who flew, it seemed a bit colder as many of us were wet from the mist hat preceded our flying.  Winds were basically out of the North. Again, depending on which weather station one consulted, the winds were in the range of 8-12 mph.  The good news was that the winds were very steady and did not change direction.

Here is an summary of results: see below for the detailed results

place name points normalized model(s)
1 Gavin Trussell 5170.00 1000.00 E Supra
2 Gilbert Perez 4368.99 845.07 Cumulus
3 Don Harris 4340.73 839.60 Radian and Astro Flight Challenger
4 Joe Mekina 4000.65 773.82 Ava and a Helium, Tim Horton's Edition
5 Mark Groves 3949.42 763.91 Radian Pro
6 Bill Hoelcher 3774.29 730.04 Radian
7 Greg Bell 3435.04 664.42 Easy Glider
8 Jay Watkins 226.19 43.75 Radian (only flew one round due to plane problems)

Joe also took home the Most Spectacular Landing (MSL) award (see the pictures below, they tell the story)

A good time was had by all

thanks to all who participated and helped

Lots of great soaring in less than ideal conditions

Greg

Detailed Results from the WinSoar scoring program:

2012-04-21-moss-ales-1-results.pdf
2012-04-21-moss-ales-1-round-scores.pdf

Pictures from the event:

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Greg, the Contest Director, receiving payoff money from Gilbert. Just kidding, it was his $5 entry fee
event: MOSS 2012 ALES #1
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Gavin getting with his commando hat getting ready to do battle
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Mark with his highly stickered Radian Pro
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Gavin with his 96 ounce E-Supra, on this day, he pretty much ruled the sky and went where he wanted
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Bill with his Radian is thinking heavily before a round
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Smiling Greg with good form about to launch his Easy Glider
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Don with Astro Flight Challenger from yesteryear, updated with a brushless motor, Don flew well taking 3rd
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Another shot of Mark's sticker airplane, a Radian Pro
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Joe's E-Ava after a vertical landing
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The motor of Joe's E-Ava was buried such that it required digging out with a tire iron. Ouch!
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Greg presents Don with the 3rd place award
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Greg presents Gilbert with the 2nd place award
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Greg presents Gavin with the 1st place award
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The group shot, left to right: Joe, Greg, Jay, Gilbert, Bill, Don, Gavin and Mark
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