Fabulous VSM sunrise flying in Lost Hills

 

Hi all,

fly and enjoy VSM during the Fabulous February days in Lost Hills, USA on Feb, 9 – 19th 2018

official sunrise will be around 6”45 a.m.,  in calm condition with flying to ground mode

you can make your starts on one and/ or different morning during this Fabulous February week  and can use also trimming test flights as VSM

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Come out, trim your model for best sink mode to be ready for next Fly Off and enjoy the glance of sunrise flying!

more Infos under  VSM2018 Invitation USA Fabulous February and in this Blog

Ansgar
VSM coordinator

Fabulous F1H Team Challenge (FHTC) 2018 in Lost Hills/ CA

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.

 

                                           Fab2018F1Hteam

 

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 coordinator before 1st 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 Mike Mc Keever / Alfredo Banos!
– if coming home,  please fill in the startcard  VSM Startcard F1H Fabulous Febr 2018  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  FHTC results 2018  will be published the results !

Coordinator in Lost Hills will be  Mike Mc Keever and Alfredo Banos !

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 2018

Dear freeflight friends around the globe,

you are invited to fly a VSM sunrise session  in 2018 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” performance 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) – 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 the form with a nice picture, if you have, and with the graph in case of Altimeter use ( read http://vsmsunrise.org/blog/conditions-for-altimeter-use-in-vsm/ )

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: Walt Ghio, Jim Parker, Brian van Nest, Mike Mc Keever, Tony Matthews, Leslie Farkas, Per Findahl, Gary Madelin

Best VSM flights during the upcoming year

Ansgar Nüttgens
vsmfreeflight@gmail.com 

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

LH Sunrise RogerMorell Febr16

 

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

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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

 

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 

Fab2017F1Hteam

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 :-)

LH Sunrise RogerMorell Febr16

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

Invitation to VSM Sunrise flying in Mongolia during World Champs

Hi Freeflight friends,

you are welcome to fly VSM Sunrise in remembrance of VICTOR STAMOV  from July, 21th - August,2nd, 2015  in Mongolia

There is an area of at least 7km by 5km of short smooth grass and therfore ideal for VSM flying.  It is your free choice to select the day, when you will go out at Sunrise (will be around 6:15).

Trim your model with best sinking mode as preparation  to the Fly Offs at the World Championships & Worldcups. More infos  you find under  VSM2015InvitationMongolia

If you have a F1H model, take it with you and fly at the Mogolia CUP  www.creasus.de/ikarus/HEC2015mongolia.pdf

Ansgar
VSM coordinator

Invitation to VSM at Fabulous February in Lost Hills/ California

Dear participants of Fabulous February,

You are welcome to fly at Lost Hills on any free contest day at sunrise with us 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 this silent flights in remembrance and honor of Victor Stamov

You shouldn’t miss this great moment of dawning before such splendid artistic sunrise. Your calm silent flights afterwards will enjoy you in totally relaxed moment in the wonderful nature. Be sure: The overwhelming feeling of this emotional moment to fly at sunrise will be much higher than the feeling of sleeping longer and to guard your mattress – try yourself and “Wake up … fly VSM without thermal and afterwards you will be happy!”

NEW rule feature makes VSM flying more enjoyable for all:
After making in last half year experiences and receiving feedback, the VSM rules will be modified and made easier to fly a result in shorter time without big effort.

Argument:   “Too hard to fly 5 flights in 2 hours after sunrise”
Modifikation 1:  It is also possible to come with only 3 flights in the scoring
                 new: make minimum 3, maximum 5 unlimited flights..
Argument: “Too difficult to find somebody as timekeeper in the morning”
Modifikation 2: Using altimeter as timekeeper is from now on possible

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact following VSM promoter in Lost Hills: Brian van Nest, Roger Morell, Leslie Farkas, Tony Mathews    
Following European VSM Country coordinator will be also in Lost Hills and promote this VSM: Per Findahl, Gary Madelin, Roland Koglot, Robert Lesko

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), pay your starting fee of 2US$, receive a starting card and fly free at any morning in Lost Hills your VSM session. In a group of 5-6 flyers, helping and timing each other is this e very effektive training for the surely great upcoming Fly off’s of these Fabulous February World Cup events

Wishing you great moments in Lost Hills
Ansgar Nüttgens
VSM Coordinator

Appendix : Invitation   20150204 Invitation_VSM flying USA Fabulous February