European championships 2008
Location : Italy
Weather : 30 deg C, next to no wind i.e. Close to perfect conditions
I'm just back from a wonderful week in Italy. The contest site was just like a dream with an excellent runway, a beautiful park with plenty of shadow, and a wonderful restaurant and relaxation area. In addition to this the organization was flawless, in total an impressive event.
I was lucky enough to perform well during the event and was able to copy my previous best result at an European Championship with an 11th place. While this is a very good result for me it's slightly annoying to again miss out the few points needed to reach a position in the finals, but then again I could just as easily ended several positions down.
Out of the 69 pilots :
10 flew Integral, 9 flew Beryll, 4 flew Leviosa, 4 flew Oxalys, 3 flew Amethyst, 3 flew Prestige, the rest of the models present was used by 2 or less pilots.
45 flew electric (65%), out of these 37 used a Hacker (14 the 13XL, 22 the 14XL and one prototype), 7 a Plettenberg (30-10 Evo) and 1 an AXI 5350
24 used IC-engine, out of these 20 used YS, 4 used OS. Two used an YS 170 CDI
44 flew with Futaba, 11 with JR, 10 with Graupner (JR), 2 with Robbe(Futaba), 1 with Multiplex and 1 with Spectrum radio.
38 radios transmitted on 2.4GHz
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