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2018 亚太F3K手掷模型滑翔机公开赛

2018年亚太地区 F3K 公开赛在新加坡举办,中国代表选手,汤志高、唐豪、吴宇辉参赛(队员选拔方法为群内公开投票由QQ群主吴宇辉发起)。

本次比赛汇集了新西兰、澳大利亚、中国、日本、泰国、新加坡、中国香港、中国台湾等队伍,其中新西兰队是2015年世界锦标赛团体冠军,实力超群。

比赛采用2018年Fai国际规则

公开赛比赛时间为8月24-26日共三天,
预赛15轮,最后选出12位选手进入决赛(上图为进入决赛的所有中国选手),
本次比赛设有团体成绩,每个国家选择3位选手作为正式队员。

预赛成绩表链接Asia Pacific F3K Open 2018

决赛成绩表 2018APO FLY-OFF

中国队成绩

本次亚太地区F3K公开赛在三天的预赛中,中国选手汤志高、唐豪、吴宇辉表现出色,预赛名次分别为4/7/8,团体总分39242力克老牌强队澳大利亚队,夺得团体第二名。在随后的决赛里,选手汤志高获得个人第三,钱元彬、唐豪、尹伟明、吴宇辉分获4/5/9/12名,并且中国队是所有进决赛选手最多的国家!

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2018 亚太公开赛 个人 Top3

1. 冠军 
Joe Wurts来自于新西兰,JW是第一届F3K世锦赛的冠军得主,获得过F3J/F3K/F3B等世锦赛滑翔机项目共22块奖牌,使用的战机是snipe2也是其亲手设计的现今全球最热门机型。
2. 亚军 
Marcus Stent 是澳大利亚队最顶尖滑翔机选手,曾经多次参加世锦赛获得好成绩,也是澳洲多次全国冠军得主!
3. 季军 
中国选手汤志高,来自江苏昆山,全国比赛F3K项目冠军,并且多次代表中国参加世锦赛,也是《志高飞翔滑翔机教程》的作者。

预赛成绩    决赛成绩

JOE WURTS REPORT 1

Asia Pacific Open F3K contest report

This past weekend was the Asia Pacific Open F3K event, the third APO. This contest is a team event for the Asian and Pacific countries, held this year in Singapore and hosted by the Soaring Association of Singapore. They did an outstanding job in organizing and running the event. Getting used to the weather was a bit difficult for those of us that came from the southern hemisphere winter, the 32C and higher temps, with the high humidity took a while to get used to!

Why am I posting this on the Snipe2 thread? Well, the New Zealand team flew Snipe2 aircraft. All of us had the same evaluation in regards to the improved launch height of the Snipe2, as well as the benign handling and good flight performance. We flew a total of 15 preliminary rounds, and the three NZ team members finished 1, 2, 3, with a rather good point margin. See the preliminary round scores http://f3xvault.com/?action=event&fu…&event_id=1326 One thing to note here is that we had a very wide variety of conditions during the three days of preliminary rounds, with some rounds having zero lift and zero wind, some rounds with very active lift, and some rounds with very punishing winds and horrific sink due to the outflow from a nearby thunderstorm. We had the rather full range of flying conditions during the contest, and we were all quite happy that we had a plane that could deliver excellent performance throughout the full range of conditions. It was clear that some of the aircraft were optimized for performance for only a subset of full range of conditions that we experienced in the preliminary rounds.

Now, the flyoff rounds… Shortly after the preliminary rounds completed, the wind started to pick up a bit, and the lift got a bit more scarce. The contest director held a fun, and also very competitive, event prior to the start of the flyoffs. He declared an all up last down event for all pilots that were not in the flyoffs, with beer as a prize for the top three pilots. This event showed the brutality of the punishing sink on the field, as the first launch sorted out the pilots. The initial idea was that if a pilot landed before the end of the 3 minute slot, they would be finished with the event continuing until there was only three pilots left. Well, nobody even got close to three minutes! I think the best of the pilots made it to just over 2 minutes with most less than one minute. The wind was only a small factor as it was maybe 4-5 m/s. Shortly after this, the flyoffs started, with 3×3:20. I had marked some air in the one minute flight test period prior to the start. So, I launched and headed to where I thought it would drift. Turned out that I was completely wrong, and did a 40 second flight! Fortunately, that was my only real mistake for the entire six rounds of the flyoffs, and ended up finishing with over 500 pts margin over the 2nd placed pilot. Scores are here: http://f3xvault.com/?action=event&fu…&event_id=1342 I ended up dropping just over 100 points in the six round flyoff, with the second place pilot dropping more than 600 points and the third place pilot down around 1k points. Brutal conditions, with some big lift, a lot of big sink, and even the occasional eagle that really didn’t like Snipe2 aircraft. On the 2:30 flight of the big ladder, an eagle locked onto my plane and tried to attack for almost a full minute. I used up a lot of altitude trying to run from the eagle, then decided to go on offense as defense just wasn’t working. It took a while, but I finally pulled a few looping attacks that got the eagle to consider easier prey… fortunately I had really hooked up well in a strong thermal so I had enough excess energy to do this!

I credit the large performance range of the Snipe2 as well as the excellent launch for my performance in the flyoffs. The Snipe2 allowed me to range very far away when needed to get away from sink and into good air, and also allowed me to hang in the very light air when that was necessary. This contest wasn’t at all about fluffy air and turnaround performance, but instead about performance in very challenging conditions. Thanks Vladimir!

JOE WURTS REPORT 2

RC4D,

I have a HM light and a HM regular (206g and 231g weights).

I flew the light when the conditions were flat and little wind. We had a couple of times where there was no wind and zero lift. One slot seemed to be general light sink as the best flight time of all of the 12 pilots in the slot for 3×3:20 was 2:48. There was just nothing to work, launch high, maybe do a circle or two when you think you have something, but mostly fly in minimum sink. I dropped a few seconds in total to the winner in that slot as I fumbled the first throw, and the young/athletic winner of the slot can seriously outlaunch me! He was also flying a Snipe…

In the very windy and turbulent conditions from the thunderstorm outflow, I flew at 350g total, with 120g ballast. My ballast selection currently goes up to 160g, and I may make a 200g for extreme conditions.

The flyoffs had around 5-6 m/s winds, and I flew with with 24g, 42g, and 60g of ballast in the 231g plane. The ballast was changed to match the task and the conditions at the time. I tend to fly lighter for shorter duration tasks, such as for the 5×2 I flew with 24g and the 3×3:20 I had 60g, but thought I was too heavy. The last three rounds I flew with 42g. The ballast wasn’t only for the wind, but was needed for penetration through the very strong sink that we had. One needed to punch out through sustained sink in order to get to the good air that was sometimes quite far away. The pilots that didn’t do this got punished severely at various times.

Kev had only a light Snipe2 (201g), and he flew it with up to 100g of ballast in it if I remember correctly.

There is no perfect flying weight, and different people like to be lighter or heavier. It depends on the flying style. My experience is that a small variation in ballast doesn’t make a critical difference. We do a bit of practice where one pilot goes light, and another pilot goes heavy as compared to what we think the optimum is. Sometimes the increased weight can help and sometimes it hurts.

2018 亚太公开赛 团体 Top3

1. 冠军 
新西兰队,老牌国际强队,在2015年克罗地亚F3K世锦赛上获得团体冠军,实力超群,获得团体冠军也是毫无争议。
2. 亚军 
中国队,我们国家首次在区域性比赛中实现团体与个人奖牌的突破,希望能够越来越强!
3. 季军 
澳大利亚队,拥有多位实力超群的选手,是上一届亚太公开赛的亚军得主,本次比赛发挥欠佳,预赛中多次出现飞机故障。

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2018亚太公开赛图库

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