F3A Finnish Championships 2/4 Oulu 29.-30.6.2002

Here are some pictures of the competition.
Equipment information.
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All packed...
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Kimmo Kaukoranta starting G-Trick.
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G-Trick is powered w YS 91 FZ.
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Jani Loikkanen and 92% Midas. Powered by OS 120 Surpass III
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Tommy Stenlund and Patriot. Powered by OS 140 RX FI.
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Johan Broström and Typhoon 2+2.
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Inge Norberg and Fashion Line.
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Erkko Saviaro and Typhoon 2+2.
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Juha Nissi and Super Desiree.
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Jussi Kakko and Lizard.
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Jussi has RC air combat background ;-)
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Lassi Nurila and Super Desiree.
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Jaakko Viertola and Typhoon 2000
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Mikko Eirola and SaphirE.
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All models lined up for scrutinising.
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Nice line of aerobatic model airplanes!
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Only waiting to be airborne.
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Kimmos spare plane Kyosho Majestic on the front.
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Swedish pilots' licenses are checked.
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Briefing by the competition director Esa Eirola (on left). Ville Salmi, Raimo Sällinen, Erkki Haapanen, (unknown person behind Erkki) and the third judge are listening carefully.
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The Nordic judges are consentrated in the manouvers performed.
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Markus Aaltonen is flying and Jaakko Viertola is calling.
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Another view of the competition flight line.
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Ville Salmi showed some 3D aerobatics with his Diamand No Limit.
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Jaakko Viertola helped in launching the plane.
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Ville Salmi prop hanging.
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Kimmo Kaukoranta and Markus Aaltonen made show flights with hovering Sirex Wasps.
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Prop hanging in the wind.
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Esa Eirolas show flight with Eureka.
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Juha Nissi has coupled two standard servos to drive the rudder.
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One standard servo for both elevator halves as well.
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Home made Hyde-style motor mount.
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OS 140 RX had some adjustment problems. The Swedes helped in adjusting the motor.
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Two real airplanes in the night sky...
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Performing some manouvers.
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And flying in formation.
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The first one is ultra light Kolibri and the second had no markings (register number) !!!
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Local outlaw home made EXPERIMENTAL Tiira II aircraft making a touchdown.
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The pilot has no flying license either...
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The "banquet" at Sanginjoki
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Food and beverages were served.
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The old classroom was full of aerobatic stories.
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Tiger Moth electric plane flying in the night sky.
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GWS Tiger Moth is very silent plane even in the middle of the night.
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After sauna some sausages were served besides the fireplace.
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Story telling. Raimo Sällinen in action!.
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All pilots were getting ready for next days flights.
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Sanginjoki old school house.
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is now owbed by the city of Oulu.
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Tuomas Tanska and Typhoon 2+2.
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Inge Norberg adjusting the badly behaving OS 140 RX in Juha Nissis Super Desiree.
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Markus Aaltonen and Montana flew both FAI and Nordic.
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Jussi Kettunen and Reel Beatrice.
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In case of instant rain the planes were ready to be covered in tight formation!
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Kimmo Kaukoranta and Kyosho G-Trick (renamed Genius).
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The Nordic medalists from left Johan Broström (2), Markus Aaltonen (1) and Jani Loikkanen (3).
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FAI medalists from left Inge Norberg (2), Tommy Stenlund (1) and Jens Poikelin (3). In the Finnish Championships 2/4 the winner was Tuomas Tanska. Jens Poikelin finished second and Jussi Kettunen third.
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On our way back home we had a nice break at Pihtipudas at 11 PM.
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The sun was setting in the west...
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And the Sirex Wasp was hanging on its propeller!
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What a relaxing view in the middle of the night!
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Calm water and Sirex Wasp.
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Getting lower.
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And even lower...
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And even the rudder in the water for a couple of times.
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The shoreline was full of trees, so the approach had to be made from the lakes side.
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Lots of fun looking at the plane!
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This is getting low!
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Just a second before the Wasp splashed in the water.
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The plane is back on the firm ground! No harm done to either plane nor pilot! PS. The water was really nice cold!

More pictures, text and results can be found at Tuomas Tanska's Oulu competition page.

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