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Openscale 2009, Brno-Medlánky, May 30-31 2009

This year Openscale should bring many foreign modellers and opening the scale of models for the contest. While the first expectation was not fullfilled, after passionate discussions all the models presented for static examination were accepted for the contest, regardless the scale.

Rapier Summit 2009 was flown in the short moment without rain (photo by Felda)

Rapier Summit 2009

One week in advance it was clear that contrary to previous year the weather will simply be bad. And really, with Saturday afternoon exception it was raining all the time and arrival to Medlanky airfield was depressing. On the contrary the Saturday afternoon "window" was great. Rapier Summit (contest of models powered by Rapier rocket motors) was planned for the morning. When around noon the rain weakened for a moment, the only braves Adam Jeník and Martin Huk accompanied by Rapier motor producer Dr. Zikmund and several umbrella holders started their models Martin XB-51 and MiG-15. Adam's twin powered Martin, recovered from last year burnout, showed great first flight, unfortunatelly the only one. Further attempts were just short flights ending with crashes and sequential destruction of both models.

Winners of Schneider Cup fly-off, Lubomír Koutný (center), Petr Mikulášek (left) and Pavel Vysočan (right) (photo by Koutný)

Winners of Schneider Cup fly-off

At the same time the static points awarding took place in U křivé vrtule restaurant in Medlanky Aeroclub building. When statics was done in the afternoon, the miracle happened - the clouds broke up, even the sun appeared and contest flight could start. At the beginning the fly-off contest of Schneider flying boats models took place. All modellers dusted off their old peanuts and after three rounds the winner was known - Lubomír Koutný followed by Petr Mikulášek and Pavel Vysočan. Two Saturday rounds of miniscale flights brought very good results. Similarly to the previous years the models with good static results also shown nice flying abilities, so the favouries role was approved by Antonín Alfery with twin F7F Tigercat, Lubomír Koutný with both P-63 Kingcobra and MiG DIS and Dušan Garba with Ta-152C. MiG I-224 by Pavel Stráník performed imposing flight, unfortunatelly the model kept the similarity with the real high ceiling fighter and in strong thermic it flew away and was lost on its first flight. Pavel Stráník's brand new Arado Ar-66 also showed good flight results. Nice flights were performed by Jiří Heřmánek with Arsenal VG-39 and Tomáš Heinl with his PAC-750XL. Others were not so succesfull, we expected more from Petr Mikulášek and his new Reggiane Re-2006, Adamu Jeník had problems with trimming flights of his new, beautiful and not fully finished Vought Vindicator. This holds for several other new models, Miles Magister by Jiří Merta and Arsenal VG-39 by Standa Černý deserve better trimming, same as beautiful Skyraider by Bernard Guest. Bernard at least amused the audience with the flight of his monstrous Northrop YB-49 flying wing, that showed wild air dances, however some of the flights were surprisingly good. In junior category the members of Salesian Model Junior Club led by Lubomír Koutný were flying five simple Dornier Komet models. One level up is Albert Stehlík from the same club, who was flying very well with nice Arsenal VG-39 and he also had new Bf-109C, that was not trimmed yet. The victory in the junior category slipped from him away by the smallest possible point difference, when Antonín Křižka jun. with Avia BH.1 Exp. model by his father scored just a bit more.

The winner of Openscale 2009, Antonín Alfery with Grumman F7F Tigercat (photo by Koutný)

The winner of Openscale 2009

Cup awarding by MČ Brno-Žabovřesky city mayer (photo by Koutný)

Awards

On Sunday morning there were still two contest rounds awaiting, but the weather was bad again – cold, wind and gray cloudy sky, with occasional rain. In these conditions the fight for the first place was performed between Antonín Alfery and Dušan Garba. They both improved Saturday's results, and finally the victory belongs to Tonda Alfery with Tigercat, Dušan Garba with Ta-152C took second place in front of Lubomír Koutný. Pavel Stráník had to "finish his cup of bitterness", when after Saturday loss of his MiG he lost on Sunday his Arado, that mid-air collided with Arsenal by Stanislav Černý. With respect to worsening weather there was no chance nor will for improving the results and modellers moved to U křivé vrtule restaurant, where results were announced and cups were awarded by the Brno - Medlánky city mayoress.

[Felda]

Results of Openscale 2009 in PDF format (22kB) (Czech only, but selfexplanatory).

Rapier Summit 2009

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English Electric Lig...

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Two jets from Adam J...

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The first flight of ...

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Typical view on Rapi...

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Martin XB-51 ready f...

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... and just before ...

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Here we can see the ...

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Inner bones of Marti...

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The very first fligh...

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Dr.Zikmund assists d...

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... which ended up w...

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Martin Huk and Adam ...

Miniscale static points awarding

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Miniscale static poi...

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Adam Jeník observes ...

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Bernard Guest observ...

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Detail of the cockpi...

Photographs from Saturday afternoon

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Bücker Bü-131 by Jiř...

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... and ascending ra...

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Foreign modellers on...

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Beautiful Douglas Sk...

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MiG DIS by Lubomír K...

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The same model takin...

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Bell P-63 Kingcobra ...

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Tank Ta-152C by Duša...

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Spinks Akromaster by...

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Arado Ar-66C by Pave...

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Arado flew great on ...

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Reggiane Re-2006 by ...

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Petr spent the whole...

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Adam Jeník trimming ...

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Vindicator was flown...

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Final dive bombing

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New Miles Magister b...

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Jirka's Magister suc...

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Another new model, A...

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The same Arsenal dur...

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Praga E-114 by Anton...

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PAC-750XL by Tomáš H...

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Even the help of Ant...

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Grumman F7F Tigercat...

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... but right afterw...

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Yound modellers of S...

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One of Komets built ...

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Messerschmitt Bf-109...

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Albert Stehlík prepa...

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Albert's Arsenal not...

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Antonín Křižka jun. ...

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Little Tony won the ...

Photographs from Sunday dull sky

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Well performed groun...

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Sunday morning was n...

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Wildly looking take ...

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The nose of Antonin ...

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Spinks Akromaster ta...

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It looks like a good...

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One of young modelle...

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Nice take off

Miniscales to be seen but not participating in the contests

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Kawasaki KI-61 Hien ...

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Twin of previous mod...

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Miles Magister by Ma...

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Martin's Magister wa...

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Beta Major by Robert...

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Beta Major by Robert...

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Robert Pajas brought...

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Not driven by rubber...

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Detail view...

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... and the proof th...

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Non-traditional part...

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And this is not a mi...

and finally few photos of the winner

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Nice flight shot of ...

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Tigercat belongs to ...

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Winning Grumman F7F ...

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Winning Grumman F7F ...

[Felda, Ruja]