Topic: video

Vingtor Cup 2010

24 pilots came to do battle in the second Norwegian cup contest of the 2010 season. With the unexpected high turnout we could only manage three rounds for all three classes (F3A, Nordic 09 and Sport 07) but we had a great contest with sunny warm weather and a great social event on saturday.

Particularly positive was the fact that we had a lot of debutants this year, in all classes. In Nordic and sport in particular, many were either first timers in contests or had advanced from last year. Former Vingtor boss Audun Thinn has done a great job coaching juniors for many years and his protege Kristoffer Rosmo from Vingtor flew convincingly and came third in Sport.

It was my first ever contest in the F3A class and I came in 13 place (out of 14), barely managing to hold a fellow F3A debutant behind me on the scoreboard but hey – I’m flying F3A in contests! To be able to say that means I have finally reached the goal I set for myself more than 20 years ago. How about that. Fear not though, if you are a rookie, don’t fly at home like I did all those years. Come to a contest to see how it’s done and you could be in F3A in just a couple of years.

Here are pictures from the event and a small video I’ve stitched together.

Retro video: Jarlsberg Cup 2005

Here’s a short sequence showing some of the planes of the day. In 2005 I still flew the Calypso in the Nordic schedule. In the video you can see an Impulse, Temptation, Synergy 50 and many more.

Retro video: Giles 202 (2005)

Here’s Kjell Tore Pettersen flying his trusty old Giles 202 during the 2005 Jarlsberg cup contenst. (Sorry I did not film the entire sequence). The plane is most likely built from Gator R/C plans which were popular in the early 00’s. The Giles is pretty big and is equipped with retracts and an O.S. 1.40 RX and pipe which was pretty much what everybody ran back in those days. I can’t belive it’s been five years.

Indoor video

Yes we do indoor as well… Audun flies his Vrolet.

Top Star 110 video

Spigas 90 video

Løten Cup 2009

Fooling around with windows movie maker and windows sample music. Fun. pictures are from this summers Løten Cup, flying F3A, Nordic and a schedule we call Sport-07

OS 61 FX nostalgia

I sold the F3A Calypso and I had to run the engine just one last time. Freshly overhauled and with new bearings, it runs like nothing else matters. Beautiful. Love O.S.!
PS – I know I’m an idiot for holding the camera crooked AND holding the camera in the propwash at full throttle…

2009 nationals video

A great video by Audun Thinn from this years Norwegian F3A nationals. Vingtor R/C Club hosted the event and the contest boasted three days of perfect flying weather at Hvam, northeast of Oslo. A larger size video can be seen on Youtube.

Laser/OS 200 first flight video

This is a really nice video filmed by my friend Audun Thinn. It shows the first flight of the blue Lorenz Laser, powered by the OS 200 FS with an added Perry pump. The exhaust is a Hatori #824 pipe. The engine runs rough and rich and finally dies but the plane lands safely. The 200 failed to perform as hoped after break-in and was sold in July 2009, will be replaced very soon by a YS 1.60 DZ. A larger version of the video can be found on Youtube