Prima 2004


This page covers the 2004 Prima contest activities.

The event was duly run with 8 entries (6 recorded a score) at Sculthorpe in conjunction with the Stonehenge Cup. The 4th year! - time as well as the Prima flies. Thanks to Igor Vivchar who is the brains behind the model.

All the photographs were taken at Sculthorpe on 19th September

Below you will find the results and a selection of photographs. The pictures include both the models and an interested gallery.

RESULTS SEPTEMBER 19TH

Place

Name

1

2

3

Total

Fly off

1

Glynn Turnbull

120

120

120

360

194

2

Wim Feyth

120

120

120

360

167

3

Pat Turnbull

115

120

108

343

 

4

Pim Ruyter

120

100

120

340

 

5

John Whitby

109

43

64

216

 

6

Barry Halford

25

62

118

205

 

The Prima event was held at Sculthorpe on 19/09/03 at the same time as the Stonehenge Cup. The weather was warm and sunny with a stiff breeze.

The largest entry ever! David Beales pulled out early, the model having been badly knocked about flying in the Stonehenge Cup on the previous day. The stiff breeze ensured that life was not easy, Dougie Bartle in his first Prima event badly damaged the model on a miss launch. Both fly off contenders miss laid they models on long retrieves during the day. Pat Turnbull (3rd again) failed to beat her husband Glynn this year, her attempt was thwarted by damage induced by the breeze.

This year for the first time we had a flyoff. Wim Feyth managed to break 3 motors in the fly off period. He got in the air in the last 15 seconds. Glynn Turnbull came out winner with a nice steady flight in the better air.

There were no scores returned at the Croydon Wakefield or in the Postal event.

I have been asked a by a few of you if we would be running the event again. So it has been decided to repeat the exercise again this year.

There will be two events both run with other contests: -

1. May 2nd in conjunction with the Croydon Wakefield day at Middle Wallop

2. September 11th in conjunction with The Stonehenge Cup at Sculthorpe

These two events will be run to a 3 x 2 minute flights, in rounds, plus an unlimited fly off. It is hoped that Igor will be at the Stonehenge event to offer help and assistance.

If I am able I will be on hand to help.

In addition it has been decided to add a worldwide postal contest as well for those overseas who want to join in the fun. The postal will be to 5 x 2 minutes plus an unlimited fly off. The flights to be made on any single day in September or October. The results are to be sent in within 10 days of making the flights. The scores are to be signed off by your timekeeper.

You can fly the basic Prima, either built from the kit or the ready to fly model. There are Primas that have been improved, with the addition of upgrade parts, these models are eligible. What we ask is that the model is still following the basic Prima concept. If in doubt please ask. Take a look at Prima FAQs for one man's ideas.

If you want further details of the events or the model please contact me. I have the kits and the parts in stock. Contact Me