Invitation for VSM flying during HEC finale in Panensky Tynec/ CZE

Dear free flight friends!

the great HEC series will have as highpoint of the season a HEC finale with last HEC contest for qualifying for the HEC  Fly off on October, 29th in Panensky Tynec/ CZE.

We are expecting in total more than 30 F1H  competitors, so please come and be part of this challenging and exciting contest. The actual total HEC ranking is saved under http://www.creasus.de/ikarus/HECresults.pdf, where you also find the contest bulletin under  Infos HEC final  and the qualification status for the FLY OFF under  qualification Finale 2017

VSM sunrise flying is a good way for you to collect experience for the thermal free time of 1st round and/ or evening or HEC Fly Off. In Panensky Tynec it is also possible to fly these 3-5 flights in the evening after sunset or after sunrise in the morning, due it is late in the year, but dead air must be there. Another possibility is to fly two models, then retrieve both, so you can save time or find your individual own way … be inventive!

So you are all invited to make 3 – 5 flights during the 2 HEC finale days in Panensky Tynec/ CZE according your own timetable

  • on Saturday after Czech Champs between 16″00 and 18″00 or
  • on Sunday morning before HEC contest at 7”00 – 9”00

and trim your models for the Finale FLY OFF!

If you reach the fly off and your model doesn’t show the best glide or is stalling, you know what you have missed: “… a VSM session before! If you want to place in the TOP TEN of this HEC finale you need to test the performance of your model in calm air. Additional VSM information you find in the VSM Blog under http://vsmsunrise.org/blog/ and infos of this VSM  VSM2017 Info Panensky Tynec 1017

Come and fly with us a VSM sunrise contest. Bring your F1H model with you and enjoy the glance of HEC with us !

I wish you a successful time at the HEC finale and will be happy to receive your VSM results from the great VSM contest of Panensky Tynec !

Ansgar  Nüttgens

VSM Coordinator

VSM 1704 the glance of sunrise freeflight

Invitation for VSM flying during the World Championships in Szentes

Dear free flight friends!

A World Championships is a great competition, which requires a lot of preparation and takes all of your energy to save your best performance for the contest day. To support your national team’s success is of course a main Goal. I know that the objective of a free flight contest is to find and launch a model into a thermal. In the old days having seven maxes for sure guaranteed you a place on page 1 of the contest results. Today with the technical evolution you can see models flying in calm air and getting 3-4 times better results than the standard MAX. The competitions became much fiercer and to be successful it is necessary to make a lot of practice for long, unlimited flights to the ground as test for a final fly offs in dead air.

VSM sunrise flying is a good way for you to start training in the mornings, when the temperature is pleasant and with the sunrise you will enjoy a brilliant and memorable adventure. To take part in VSM, you don’t have to go out so early at 5”30 AM. It is possible to fly one flight on different mornings around 7.00 o’clock, when the official WorldCup and World Championships starts. Another possibility is to fly two different models, then retrieve both by walking 1 time downwind, so you can have four flights on two different mornings or you find another individual own way … be inventive ! So you are all invited to fly during the World Championship days in Szentes/ Hungary according your own timetable, have 3-5 flights and trim your models for the World Champs FLY OFF! But of course all other, who are not there, can fly at home also VSM during this week also.

If you reach the fly off and your model does not show the best glide or is stalling, you know what you have missed: “… a VSM session the days before!!!
If you want to place in the TOP TEN of this World Championships you need to test the performance of your model in calm air.
More Infos you find on http://vsmsunrise.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/VSM2017-Invitation-HUN-Szentes-0817.pdf

On August, 6th from 5”30 to 7”30 a VSM sunrise contest will be held before the SZENTES HEC CUP – more info of this F1H contest you find on http://www.faif1abc.com/wp-content/uploads/SzentesHECcup-1.pdf

I wish you a successfull preparing  time happy to receive your VSM results from the great sunrise of SZENTES !

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Ansgar
HEC coordinator

 

04/17 – VSM report from Sunrise contest in Welzheim/ Germany

Sunday morning 6 o’clock in Welzheim:
5°C, no cloud in the sky, the almost full moon just goes under and it is nearly calm. A 2m thick layer of soil fog draws over the flying terrain, where the 43th sunrise flying took place. Frank Adametz has prepared as first his new F1A model FA29, which is still on the way of best trimming. Due it was still dawning and the layer of fog looks a little mysterious, Frank put the Flash LED quick on his model and then he “catapult” it to over 90 m height. And it was really so calm, that his LDA model was landing after 6 min 5sec nearly at same place where he started.

170409AltimeterChart Frank Adametz        VSM 1704 the glance of sunrise freeflight

This flight had a sinking rate of 0,25 m/ sec. All other flights this morning were really sunrise flights in still air glide down to earth without thermal influence. With 333,7 sec  as VSM average time Frank Adametz take over the lead in VSM category LDA.  Take a view on  http://vsmsunrise.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/VSM-performance.pdf , where you find the actual VSM performance list as also the VSM categories in F1H and F1A under  http://www.vsmsunrise.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VSMcategories2017.pdf

In F1B enjoyed 3 competitors this lovely morning and demonstrated with 3 flights over 5 minutes also the high performance of a modern F1B. Thomas Wiesiolek could take with 282,7 sec now the lead of VSM in F1B.  Followers are invited to improve this performance.

Due the weather conditions had shown up calm air several days before, it was a pity that no more competitors especially in F1A had shown up. Such a stabile sunrise weather is not to receive every day. But 9 participants and 5 helpers were enjoying this sunrise event and like every year a 2nd breakfast was offered after the contest in the nature friend house of Welzheim. This sunrise contest  is a classical  event in the German Freeflight calendar and willbe organized since 43 years by Bernhard Schwendemann. Of course not every year the weather was so perfect like this year, but it is every year a new challenge and great happening.

Start your own Sunrise Event in your country with your friends and make your experience with the glance of sunrise freeflight ! 

More impressions of this 43th SUNRISE contest you will find on: www.thermiksense.de/index.php/wettbewerbe/988-wettbewerbsergebisse-2017.html

Fabulous F1H Team Challenge 2017

 

Hi F1H competitor at Lost Hills,

you are all invited to take part at  this new Team Event FABULOUS F1H Team Challenge in Lost Hills.
2017 Invitation to Fabulous F1H Team Challenge.

What is HTC ? 

- see What is HTC 

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Team set up: 

- National team existing of 3 F1H flyer (proposal see my ranking list down!)
- If not 3 of a country available, mixed teams are also possible

Your to do:

- Confirm your team according the proposal or change it and inform Chris Edge before1st round of IKE!
– Go 3 times out to IKE Winter classic, Max Men and anytime to a VSM session, fly and win!
– please record yourself according  the VSM rules your VSM flight and give the results to Chris Edge!
– if coming home,  please fill in the starcard  VSM17startcard master and send to  VSM coordinator !

Rules:

- basic ranking are best 2 out of 3 following Lost Hills events:  IKE Winter classic, Max Men and VSM
– independent of overtime in round 1 will be counted the 5 flights with Max time 120 sec = 600 sec!
– as tiebreaker VSM results according the VSM rules will be taken
– IKE 1st round Champagne FLY OFF to the ground can be taken additionally as 1 flight for VSM session,
if the VSM premise are fulfilled: flying in dead, calm air without thermal assistance !
This means: When model climb or stay same height longer time and the time is out of
   standard flying time, this fligth cannot be used for VSM !

Ranking list :

- in added file  Fabulous F1H Team Challenge   will be the  results after IKE winter classic !

Coordinator in Lost Hills will be Chris Edge and Gary Madelin !

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by WhatsApp under +49 176 43635730 or send a mail to

Ansgar Nüttgens
FabulousF1HteamChallenge@cool.ms  or 
 vsmfreeflight@gmail.com

 

 

VSM Invitation for Fabulous February 2017

Dear participants of Fabulous February,

You are all invited to fly during the FABULOUS February week in Lost Hills a VSM sunrise session in your way – please make at one morning or on different days after sunrise in calm conditions without thermal minimum 3 maximum 5 flights for measuring the “only gliding mode” perfromance of your model. You can do it on contest free days as also on contest day, by using test flight before the contest as VSM flight in case of altimeter usage and RDT after 3 min (version 3: VSM AltiSim). In the class F1G, H, S you can also use the champagne Flyoff of the IKE Winter Classic  at 8″00 with “timing to the ground” as one flight and the 2 other to reach the minimum of 3  make as test flights before IKE and MAXMEN – to be or not be in the VSM Performance list is the now question and a so a must for you. Select your way to do it !!!

Additional feature for more fascination are the new VSM categories in F1A similar to the since 3 years in F1H existing HEC ( F1H EURO CHALLENGE  http://www.creasus.de/ikarus/HECoverview.pdf  ) categories  – read more under  VSMcategories2017 and find your field of activity in the actual performance ranking.

Nothing is as good, that it can’t be improved again – that is also with your models:
Trim your model for best gliding mode, it will help to win the next Fly off
– Be sure, you will enjoy the early morning flying after a beautiful sunrise

There are 3 types of VSM ranking, which are described as overview in VSM2017variant :

  1. VSM time” – which model has the longest flight   -> flying to the ground
  2. VSM sinking rate” – which model has the best gliding rate sec/ m  -> flying to the ground
  3. VSM AltiSim” as test mode with RDT after 3 min

If you like to take part in this VSM series, there is no need of registration anywhere.

  • You go, whenever you want, in the first 2 hours of a morning after sunrise out to the field and
  • fly yourself or as best set up in a group of 5-6 flyers helping and timing each other.
  • It is also a very effective training for great upcoming Fly off’s of these Fabulous February World Cup events.
  • In case of flying with altimeter, please recalibrate before and save the graphs of all flights.

After coming home, you download the VSM startcard, fill in and mail me th form with a nice picture, if you have, and  with the graph in case of Altimeter use ( read

That’s all, YOU have to do and YOU receive a place in the VSM performance list. It is not important to win in VSM – please read www.vsmsunrise.org/Content/presentations/WhyVSM.pdf

Under VSM performance  you find all flown sessions. More infos see in the VSM BLOG http://vsmsunrise.org/blog/

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by mail or following VSM promotor in Lost Hills: Walt Ghio, Jim Parker, Brian van Nest, Tony Matthews, Leslie Farkas, Per Findahl, Gary Madelin

Best VSM flights in Lost Hills and during the upcoming year

Ansgar Nüttgens
vsmfreeflight@gmail.com 

:-) Enjoy the glance of a sunrise in Lost Hills :-)

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VSM is still alive and is waiting on your participation in 2017

Dear Freeflight community,

I like to give you some new information and request you, to try once a time in your life, to fly your freeflight model at  sunrise in “glide to ground mode” to measure the performance . The way of silent flights in this freeflight series VSM will bring you in a new dimension of inner satisfaction and happiness.

The Dutch rule proposal for CIAM meeting in spring to use altimeter as  proof in case of uncorrect timekeeping in fly off give you now the chance to test it, due in VSM since 2 years is possible to fly with altimeter your VSM session alone as also shorten the time by D/T after 3 minutes and taking advantage by the help of altimeter. So you can make your experiences with the usage of altimeter by flying VSM and testing, how all this happen in practise.

By sending the graph to me, you take part in 2 ranking – VSM time and VSM sinking rate.
There are 3 types of VSM ranking:

  1. VSM time” – which model has the longest flight   -> flying to the ground
  2. VSM sinking rate” – which model has the best gliding rate sec/ m  -> flying to the ground
  3. VSM AltiSim” as test mode with RDT after 3 min

Following regulations make you the VSM life easier

  • by having the possibility to fly at any day during contest weekends, you can fly your 3-5 fligths on several days
  • by flying in F1A now also like in F1H in different categories with nearly same starting height as start of flight compare your performance with equals
    so you measure your performance with same and not only with the top scorer, where you have no chance to reach :-)
  • you find the definition and explanation of the categories in F1H and F1A under  VSMcategories2017  and see  your field of activity in the actual ranking.

In F1A classic around 280 sec, F1A LDA around 300 sec and with F1A Flapper over 400 sec are the top scorer and you can try your best.  It doesn’t mus be always: “The winner takes it all !”- therefore exist no places in VSM  – you are all winner by making new experiences and having fun during this morning adventure.

You can find in the actual VSM performance  of all flown results also examples of  the rules and some background.

Have a nice VSM flying session in 2017

Ansgar

:-)  here you can see photos with memories of my different morning sessions in Germany –
isn’t that not a wonderful view  and a reason to stand up early and let your mattress alone at home ?

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VSM 2016 season is running and 50th VSM flight is done … do you are the next ?

Dear VSM friends,

1. actual list of VSM performance

you will find the actual list of all flown VSM sessions in this VSM Blog  under this link:  VSM performance

2. Opening of 2016 season

Gary Madelin flew with  207,3 sec best time in F1H  and Per Findahl with 423,3 sec 2nd best result and great sinking rate of  0,248m/ sec at Fabolous February in Lost Hills ( see the list ).
Last Weekend I went out with the 78 years old german Veteran Wolfgang Schweidler for VSM Season opening flying in Europe. We decide to fly with straigt tow F1H models with short 25m line to have  a real comparision in sinking rate. You don’t need to have  a starting height of 100- 120m  to measure this – with 50 or 25m tow up, you have the same result and much more fun by stressfree flying and enjoying more the sunrise and nature around. You can’t imagine, we were only 2 , due other friends are not coming, but it was such  magnificant and challenging  like  5 Flyoffs. We both  had sooo much pleasure and fun this morning by gliding down from 25m in neutral air and observing every second in near view with open eyes and heart. A meeting with the shooting tenant  and open words from him: you can do , what you want and I do what  I want- eto each his own make this morning to an excellent Motivation happening, that freeflight  is not only : “Higher, longer, further !!” . There is something other in the air, where you can inhale –

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Wolfgang flew from 25m height  64 sec  as average time with a sinking rate of 0,392 m/ sec, whereas I flew  with an 40 years old Junior kit from Graupner  (I won the German Junior Champs in 1976 with this model; my first time maxout with  5 maxes) 62,3 sec  as average  with an sinking rate of 0,373 m/sec.   So Wolfgang flew the 50th VSM  session in total !

It was a great VSM moment in honoring Victors great sportsman- and friendships.  Thank you soo much !!!

Ansgar
VSM coordinator

 

VSM Invitation for Fabulous February 2016 in Lost Hills

Dear participants of Fabulous February,

You are welcome to fly at Lost Hills on any free contest day at sunrise your VSM session.

- Trim your model for best gliding mode, it will help to win the next Fly off
- Be sure, you will enjoy the early morning flying after a beautiful sunrise
– You make these silent flights in remembrance and honor of Victor Stamov

  1. Go out on any free morning, when you don’t fly Worldcup contests
  2. Make minimum 3, maximum 5 flights.
  3. As additional relief you can make these VSM flights on different mornings
  4. You can fly different variants
    1. Flying to the ground with timekeeper
    2. Flying to the ground with Altimeter
    3. Flying and RDT after 3 min with Altimeter
  5. In case of flying with altimeter, save the graphs of all flights
  6. After coming home, you download the VSM startcard, fill in and mail with the graph to me

There are 3 types to fly VSM:

  1. “VSM time” – which model has the longest flight   -> flying to the ground
  2. “VSM sinking rate” – which model has the best gliding rate sec/ m  -> flying to the ground
  3.  ”VSM AltiSim” as test mode with RDT after 3 min

If you like to fly VSM and honor Victor Stamov, come to the registration of  KIWI CUP (Roger Morell) or NORTH AMERIKA  CUP (Tony Matthews),  receive a starting card and fly free at any morning. In a group of 5-6 flyers helping and timing each other is a very effective training for great upcoming Fly off’s of these Fabulous February World Cup events. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact following VSM promoter in Lost Hills:  Brian van Nest, Jim Parker, Leslie Farkas, Per Findahl, Gary Madelin, Roland Koglot, Robert Lesko

Best flights with no thermal in VSM
Ansgar Nüttgens

Current VSM performance with all 48 flown sessions

Dear all interested VSM Flyer,

you  will find the actual list of all flown VSM sessions in this VSM Blog in future under this link:  VSM performance.

Highlight will be for sure  following 2 flights:

  • Jama Danier reports in VSM JamaDanier 20150705 from his VSM sunrise flying in July 2015, where he reached 424 sec with 0,225 m/sec sinkingrate. He flew the 1st VSM AltiSim with RDT and Altimeter.
  • Roland Koglot flew on Oct, 24th VSM with Altimeter to the ground and reached 443 sec average with 0,236 m/sec sinkingrate. Please see the document under Roland Koglot VSM flights 20151024 .

We decided, to change the process of data collection to an easier process by mailing now following excel form to me (VSMfreeflight (at) gmail.com )

Please use from now on after having flown any VSM session this excel file Download VSM startcard

The Website will be no longer used as online data entering tool, but there will be installed soon a link to this file inVSM Blog.

Ansgar
VSM coordinator

 

 

Roland Koglot flew a great VSM session with 443 sec in average

The World CUP winner Roland  Koglot  waited  in last autumn for the “right” weather and went out on Oct,24th  2015 on his training field in Gorizia / Italy. I t was 5 degrees  at the start at 5.50 AM.

He flew 4 great flights , flight 1-3 with his  2,32 m ribs flapper model  and the 4th with his  2,34m carbon flapper model.

item Data Parameter unit flight VSM result
1 2 3 4 5
Name Roland Koglot flying time sec 451 493 444 435 0 443,3
flown Gorizia/ Italy height m 102,1 103,3 99,7 111,7  
Date 24.10.15 sinking rate m/sec 0,23 0,21 0,22 0,26 0 0,236

After the  VSM rules, the best (493 sec) and worsest ( 0 sec) will be deleted as outlier and from the rest 3 the average will be build.  So 443 sec  is his VSM result and until now the highest.

Due Roland flew with Altimeter, the sinking rate could also calculated in same way and the result  0,236 m/sec  goes into the list of VSM sinkingrate.

More infos you see on Roland Koglot VSM flights 20151024

 

thanks Roland for the proof, that this VSM works and is very challanging.

Ansgar