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Electroglide Report for May 2024

It was a quick Electroglide contest last Saturday. We only had five contestants and a brief period of sun before the 10:00 start time. Thermal lift seemed to be in short supply; longer flights were mostly on wind lift.

First launch had us climb up, four Radians and one Conscendo looking for some lift. Bob Anson, (Radian), had the long flight at 2:48 minutes. Dennis LaBerge, (Radian), was next at 2:35 and picking up a 30-point landing. Neil Zhu, (Conscendo), was third at 2:11 minutes, also getting a 30-point landing.

Second launch had Bob and Jeff, (Radians), both getting the long flight at 2:49 minutes. Jeff picked up a 10-point landing. Dennis was second at 2:23 and getting a 20-point landing. Neil picked up another 30-point landing.

Third launch had Jeff with the long flight at 2:30. Neil was second at 2:16 minutes and a 20-point landing. Bob was third at 2:12 minutes and getting a 10-point landing.

Fourth and final launch had Jeff with the long flight at 4:54, finding some ridge lift above the gazebo and palm trees. Bob was second at 2:27 minutes and Dennis was third at 2:20 minutes. Neil picked up another 20-points on his landing.

Winners for the day:

Open Class:          Neil Zhu               179 total points

Radian Class:         Dennis LaBerge  128 total points

Bob Anson            73 total points

Jeff Struthers       72  total points

I would like to point out that Neil Zhu was awarded two “Lucky Dog” awards for making it back to the runway with the two shortest flight times; thereby doubling his time score.  He also scored two 30-point landings and two 20-point landings.

You don’t need a super light, floating glider to compete in the Electroglide. Just know your aircraft, get the best flight time you can and hit the target circles.

Next Electroglide is scheduled for June 15th. 10:00 first launch.

See you there,

Jeff Struthers