Thursday, April 30, 2009

Practice day 2

As usual our day started off with a team breakfast. This time is at the nearby ramen store.

The Hongkong team and Taiwan team arrived subsequently and we head off for lunch together before going to the competition site.

Lunch was stew beef soup.

This was the volcano we have to conquer today. Its over 150meter high and a 20mins climb up.
Debus for the climb

All ready for the trek up

Walk walk walk

Practice - Good winds today, it was free flight for all teams. We took turns to go up and did some practice. It was really an eye opener for us as we saw top class planes piloted by top class pilots.

View from top was magnificent. Slope heaven with so many slopes

Dennis getting ready

Siming setting up while HK team member looks on.

Weiyao and siming having a go.

Gliders galore

Miraj launching

Landing zone behind.

Group photo for the day

After a hard day, we went for dinner at a Korean restaurant. Ginseng Chicken!

Opening ceremony / Pilot Brief
At night back at the hotel, we had a opening ceremony and pilot brief. We were explained the rules and schedule. Each team then introduced themselves and went on to draw the numbers for the flight sequence

Before the brief we had a chance to see the Artist, a new F3F machine made in Korea by JK.
Mr. J K himself showing us the Artist

Hitec is one of the main sponsor for this year's Typhoon Race. Their latest brochure showed they latest telemetic 2.4G system

New 2 cell lipo compatible servos

Pilots brief

Opening address by Contest director Mr. Kim
Mr Kim preparing the flight draw

Hong Kong team

Korea team

Taiwan team

Singapore team

Group photo

Flight draw

This was our flight draw for tomorrow
Pang - 4
Dennis - 20
Siming - 22
Weiyao - 26

Tomorrow is D day, we headed back to have a early rest.

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