24th Worldwide Postal Competition, 2015-2016, Final Results, Including 2016 Sky Bunny Contest

 

There were entries in 19 of the 25 events. That means there were 6 events with no entries. There are 20 contestants. Nine entered a single event, seven entered 2 events, two entered 4 events, one entered 6 events and one entered 7 events. This is more participation than we often see at club small field events, so it is worth doing again. I may try to promote it more.

I have posted the  announcement of the 25th World Wide Postal Competition, 2016-2017 on EndlessLift.

The rules for the 24th Worldwide Postal Competition

The rules for the 2016 International Sky Bunny Postal Contest

Sky Bunny – Score is highest time, any number of flights.

Sky Bunny – Junior
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Ali Ozdemir USA 79 87 55 87
2 Miranda Terzin USA 22 22
3 Kaeden Terzian USA 20 20

Note – These times were entered in the 20″ Rubber category, but they were the only youth times reported for the Sky Bunny, which is semi independent of the WW Postal this year, so I will allow the times to be reported in both events.

Sky Bunny – Adult
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Ronnie Espolt USA 174
2 Ates Gurcan USA 123
Sky Bunny – Old Fart Class
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Richard Davison USA 67

20” Rubber – For any published/kitted outdoor designs not exceeding 20”/51cm span . Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

20” Rubber
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Score Plane
1 David Aronstein 60 60 60 90 120 150 125 665 39% Schmaedig Twin Pusher
2 Hope Finn USA 60 60 60 90 120 145 535 Phantom Flash
3 David Aronstein 60 60 60 90 120 93 483 Finn Mini-10
4 Allen Shields 40 58 48 24 26 34 230 Bigcat
5 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 60 60 180
6 Joshua Finn USA 60 57 60 177 Clearview ROG
7 Ali Ozdemir USA 60 60 55 175 Sky Bunny
8 Jordan Bautista USA 26 12 14 52
9 Miranda Terzian USA 22 22 Sky Bunny
10 Kaeden Terzian USA 20 20 Sky Bunny
11 Truman Cross USA 19 19

25” Rubber – Any published/kitted models up to 25”/63.5cm span. Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

25” Rubber
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Haoyang Wang USA 60 60 60 180

30” Vintage/Oldtimer – For designs pre-1951, not exceeding 30”/76cm. Three flights to a 90 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

30” Vintage/Old Timer
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 David Aronstein 90 90 90 120 27 417 Farthing Lightweight
2 Joshua Finn USA 90 90 90 116 386 Farthing Lightweight
3 David Aronstein 79 90 88 257 Obarski Tandem
4 Allen Shields 58 37 31 126 Comet Sparky

42” Vintage/Oldtimer – For designs pre-1951, with spans greater than 30”/76cm but not exceeding 42”/107cm. Three flights to a 120 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

No entries.

P-30 Rubber – Standard P-30 rules. Three flights to 120 second maximum followed by 60 second increments thereafter. No gears or movable surfaces, other than for d/t operation.

P-30
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 P. Squires NZ 120 120 120 180 127 667 Polecat X
2 Jim Moseley CA 120 120 120 148 508 Souper 30 Mod.
3 C. Murphy NZ 109 120 110 339 Rubicon
4 G. Lovejoy NZ 97 120 120 337 Crackerbox
5 Jim Moseley CA 60 60 87 327 Original
6 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 60 60 180
7 Truman Cross USA 60 60 60 180
8 Manuel Cisneros USA 49 60 60 169
9 Allen Shields 39 48 50 137

Freewheel Rubber – Any published/kitted outdoor design with a freewheeling propeller is eligible, wing span not exceeding 36”/91cm. Three flights to 90 second maximum followed by 30 second increments.

No entries.

Unlimited Rubber – Any rubber model with wingspan not exceeding 42”/107cm. No auto surfaces. Three flights to a 120 second maximum, followed by 60 second increments thereafter.

No entries.

KK “Senator” – A one-design class for this popular design. Three flights to 120 second maximum, followed by 60 second increments thereafter.

KK Senator
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Craig Limber 120 120 120 175 535
2 Jim Moseley 120 120

Cloud Tramp – Any version of the Cloud Tramp design as published, 8” prop (plastic OK), any type of prop bearing. Five flights, no maximum; longest and shortest will be discarded and balance totaled for score.

Cloud Tramp
  1 2 3 4 5 Score
1 Jim Moseley CA 147 147
2 Jim Norfolk CA 20 25 25 30 35 80

Jim Moseley made the required number of flights, but recorded only the final score. Since Jim is the maker of the rule and flew accordingly, I have accepted his final score. I prefer that all flight times be recorded and reported.

Towline Glider – Any glider, straight tow only with no moving surfaces other than autorudder. Maximum towline length 164’/50 metres. Equivalent high start launch systems permissible. Three flights to 90 second maximum followed by 60 second increments.

Towline Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 C. Murphy NZ 90 90 90 270

No entries.

Small Towline Glider – Any glider to a maximum span of 40”/101.5cm, straight tow with no moving surfaces other than autorudder. Maximum towline length 164’/50 metres. Equivalent high-start launch systems permissible. Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 60 second increments.

Small Towline Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Jim Moseley CA 60 60 51 171 Mini ‘Walkin’ Shoes

6″ Tiny Hand Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 6”/15.2 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Multiple entries permissible.

6” Tiny Hand Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn USA 16 15 20 16 14 15 96 Carbonette 6

6″ Tiny Catapult Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 6”/15.2 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

6” Tiny Catapult Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Joshua Finn USA 53 60 52 60 60 59 344
2 Manuel Cisneros USA 17 36 29 24 48 30 184
3 Ben Tarcher USA 22 11 21 20 22 17 178
4 Fred Terzian USA 29 27 24 12 28 18 138
5 Fred Terzian USA 22 23 23 50 30 22 170
6 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 60 6 126
7 Ben Tarcher USA 17 23 23 14 13 17 107
8 Ben Tarcher USA 60 6 66

8″ Tiny Hand Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 8”/20.3 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Multiple entries permissible.

8” Tiny Hand Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn USA 23 15 21 29 16 25 129 Carbonette 8L

8″ Tiny Catapult Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 8”/20.3 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

8” Tiny Catapult Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn USA 55 60 60 60 60 60 355 Carbonette 8L
2 Hope Finn USA 50 48 45 57 60 57 317 Carbonette 8S

Catapult/Handlaunch Glider (small) – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 12”/30.5 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments ereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

Catapult/Handlaunch Glider (small)
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Jim Moseley CA 60 23 83 Original

Catapult/Handlaunch Glider (large) – For any glider larger than 12”/30.5cms. Rules as above.

Catapult/Handlaunched Glider (large)
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 G. Lovejoy NZ 60 60 51 60 60 60 351 Scalded Cat
2 P. Squires NZ 43 59 53 51 55 48 309 Neo 18-4
3 Fred Terzian USA 11 22 29 30 28 42 162
4 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 60 17 137
5 Manuel Cisneros USA 33 12 22 18 21 23 129
6 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 60 5 125
7 Haoyang Wang USA 60 50 110
8 Ben Tarcher USA 60 43 103
9 Manuel Cisneros USA 60 6 66
10 Allen Shields 4 5 5 3 3 4 24

Tip-launch Glider – For any size of wingtip-launch glider. Folding wings and R/C are not permissible. Six flights to a 60 second maximum, increasing by 30 second increments thereafter.

Tip Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn USA 41 47 38 50 42 38 256 Amalgam

Peanut Scale – Any type, any period, 13″ maximum wingspan or 9″ maximum length. Total highest three of six flights for score.

No entries.

Dimescale – Any type, any period, 16″ maximum wingspan, no scale or bonus points. Total highest three of six flights for score.

No entries.

Phantom Flash – Per kit or plan, plastic or wood prop. May be hand launched. Total highest three of six flights for score.

Phantom Flash
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Stephen Wrigley USA 65 84 84 84 89 45 257

One thought on “24th Worldwide Postal Competition, 2015-2016, Final Results, Including 2016 Sky Bunny Contest

  1. Hi some results for you

    P30
    P Squires NZ 120/ 120/ 120/ 180/ 127. Polecat X
    C Murphy NZ 109/ 120/ 110. Rubicon
    G Lovejoy NZ 97/ 120 / 120 Crackerbox

    Towline glider
    C
    Murphy 93/ 90/ 90

    Catapult glider (large 12″+span)
    G Lovejoy 60/ 60/ 51/ 60/ 60/ 60/ scalded cat
    P Squires 43/ 59/ 53/ 51/ 55/ 48 neo 18-4

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