The AMPRA Champs have been run for another year, this time at the excellent site at Munro Victoria that has been set up by Barry Murphy and Ian Rickard.

We had almost perfect weather for this time of year, icy mornings to start with, clear blue skies and extremely still conditions prevailed.

We had a good turnout of Victorian competitors and one from interstate (Ranjit Phelan) with a large contingency camping out at the field which is becoming a popular thing to do at a lot of the country locations. It was a shame that not more interstate competitors could make it to the event.

The catering at this event was fantastic with a huge variety of food throughout the day including breakfast.
Saturday we raced 4 rounds of F400, 4 Rounds of Q500 and 2 rounds of FA1.
Sunday, 3 rounds of Q500 and the remaining 7 rounds of FA1.
Monday we finished 2 rounds of Q500 and 5 rounds of F400


In FA1, the he fastest time was Ranjit Phelan with 56.51s. Terry O’Connor’s plane went in, going around pylon 3 and Beau Murphy hit a pylon.

In F400, James Hurley raced his new KD Racer and Daniel Arapakis flew F400 for the first time with his Terry O’Connor built aircraft. His best time and 2nd race ever in this class was 72.36s.
Fastest time was flown by Andrew Davies with 68.74s.

In Q500, there were 10 entries – the largest number seen at a 3-class event in the last 4 years. Really great to see more interest in this class and this has really raised the game with closer levels of competition.
The fastest time was Ian Haigh with 95.19s. This was achieved with his spare aircraft after the mysterious mid-air disintegration of his Viper.

AMPRA 2013 Q500 Results

 
  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Round  6 Round  7 Round  8 Round  9 Total
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C  
Daniel Arapakis 95.52 102.00 1 96.18 98.61 200.00 3 200.00 DNF 106.94 1 97.36 96.27 692.9
Ian Haigh 108.44 1 98.69 97.22 100.42 100.95 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 95.19 95.44 696.4
John Schmidli 97.49 95.46 200.00 DNF 98.99 110.98 1 98.94 106.21 1 104.60 1 109.12 1 710.8
Jim Orenshaw 96.74 93.90 108.72 1 109.35 1 104.82 200.00 DNF 107.77 1 108.65 1 98.39 719.0
James Hurley 106.94 101.09 103.59 103.13 106.52 103.40 107.76 1 100.70 114.04 1 725.4
Matt Carter 113.65 114.76 116.24 126.13 116.47 1 106.18 109.38 108.50 108.52 777.2
Vernon Gibson 118.82 1 108.28 112.78 1 117.47 1 105.58 102.23 200.00 DNF 200.00 2 116.81 1 782.0
Marcus Guss 119.28 117.25 123.77 116.29 200.00 DNF 112.12 112.64 116.72 116.66 811.0
David Axon 120.39 200.00 DNF 123.59 107.46 116.18 124.37 119.45 118.45 200.00 2 829.9
Ian Rickard 116.39   123.63   200.00 DNF 117.32   132.23   122.82   119.61   129.61   123.43   852.8

 AMPRA 2011 FA1 Results

  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Round  6 Round  7 Round  8 Round  9 Total
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C  
Beau Murphy 69.19 1 61.61 66.33 1 58.30 200.00 DNF 58.61 59.14 59.99 200.00 2 433.2
Gary Davidson 72.85 78.08 1 70.08 200.00 DNF 68.71 70.56 200.00 DNF 63.76 68.21 492.3
Vernon Gibson 200.00 DNF 78.50 86.56 1 71.15 69.20 67.99 69.70 67.16 72.11 495.8
Ranjit Phelan 200.00 2 59.31 56.68 56.51 200.00 DNF 63.53 1 58.92 200.00 DNF 58.18 553.1
Terry O'Connor 69.91 69.72 70.59 1 65.52 71.28 1 68.81 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 615.8
Glenn Matthews 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 68.16 66.49 200.00 DNF 67.29 200.00 DNF 65.66 65.19 732.8
Brian Steele 73.95 200.00 2 200.00 2 68.61 200.00 2 200.00 3 68.57 67.00 64.35 742.5
Jim Orenshaw 200.00 DNF 81.56 1 72.36 79.09 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 1033.0
Tom Wetherill 200.00 DNF 74.70 69.47 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 1144.2
Andrew Davies 200.00 DNF 74.10   200.00 DNF 75.20 1 200.00 DNF 200.00 DNF 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 200.00 dns 1149.3

 AMPRA 2011 F400 Results

  Round  1 Round  2 Round  3 Round  4 Round  5 Round  6 Round  7 Round  8 Round  9 Total
  Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C Score C  
Glenn Matthews 79.88 70.20 71.67 73.29 74.59 70.05 74.57 75.42 1 200.00 DNF 509.8
Tom Wetherill 72.04 77.69 1 200.00 3 74.90 74.93 72.56 74.07 81.97 1 74.16 520.4
Andrew Davies 75.27 200.00 DNF 87.66 82.84 80.77 1 72.03 75.53 1 70.37 68.74 525.5
Jim Orenshaw 75.60 73.85 86.37 1 76.29 84.10 200.00 5 75.80 200.00 2 79.89 551.9
Marcus Guss 84.35 82.71 86.74 86.49 1 200.00 DNF 83.46 80.53 77.96 79.88 575.4
James Hurley 89.62 1 200.00 3 85.68 82.04 83.71 85.41 89.60 1 79.25 200.00 DNF 595.3
Terry O'Connor 200.00 2 75.87 200.00 DNF 78.64 71.51 72.53 70.92 200.00 DNF 78.75 1 648.2
Gary Davidson 200.00 5 73.45 79.97 1 200.00 2 79.90 1 71.15 77.22 1 200.00 DNF 71.25 652.9
Vernon Gibson 200.00 7 80.34 1 80.96 1 200.00 2 200.00 2 200.00 2 81.16 1 84.35 1 200.00 DNF 926.8
Daniel Arapakis 200.00   200.00   200.00   200.00   76.24 1 72.36   200.00 3 79.60 1 200.00 DNF 1028.2