Tiny Gliders Postal Contest 2003

FINAL RESULTS
Congratulations to everyone for a wonderful demonstration of how well these little things fly


This contest is for 6" and 8" Free Flight Hand Launch (HLG) and Catapult Launched (CLG) Gliders.


Rules

6" Hand Launch Glider
Place
Contestant
Country
Flight  1
Flight  2
Flight  3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Total score
Model
1
Kevin Moseley
GB
36.4
29.7
18.2
61.1
58.98
125.08
Top Gun 6"
2
Kevin Moseley
GB
41.94
17.6
33.7
38.4
41.11
113.21
Top Gun 6"
3
Kevin Moseley
GB
19.7
33.33
22.64
52.7
60.02
108.67
Top Gun 6"
4
Kevin Moseley
GB
1.45
29.36
22.6
49.0
47.62
99.58
Top Gun 6"
5
Kevin Moseley
GB
28.7
12.01
16.7
27.48
39.6
72.6
Top Gun 6"
6
Lionel Smith
SA
16.63
23.84
26.81
10.21
65.85
67.28
Golden Apple Honey 6"
7
Alan Smith
SA
16.67
22.33
24.47
22.05
20.26
64.64
Golden Apple Honey
8
Joshua Finn
USA
25.0
22.2
18.8
19.1
24.8
66.1
Gale Force
9
Lionel Smith
SA
17.09
39.50
22.61
18.36
22.27
63.24
Golden Apple Honey 6"
10
Kevin Moseley
GB
18.2
16.4
21.4
26.9
12.0
56.0
Lets Roll 6"
11
Joshua Finn
USA
17.7
16.5
20.8
21.6
11.0
55.0
Gale Force
12
Rob Romash
 
17.4
18.4
18.3
18.2
18.0
54.9
Indoor
13
Kevin Moseley
GB
19.0
4.2
17.34
21.6
12.8
49.14
Lets Roll 6"
14
Kevin Moseley
GB
16.9
12.1
20.0
16.4
14.3
47.6
Lets Roll 6"
15
Lionel Smoth
SA
21.70
25.50
17.00
17.20
8.70
46.90
Golden Apple Honey 6"
15
Kevin Moseley
GB
12.7
26.3
24.7
9.5
3.7
46.9
Lets Roll 6"
17
Rich Meyer
USA
1
16.4
14.5
17.9
12.0
42.9
Oldenkamp
18
Kevin Moseley
GB
17.6
12.9
18.5
10.2
7.8
40.7
 Lets Roll 6"
19
Chris Doughty
 
9.3
15.38
11.47
7.74
13.63
34.4
Mini Sting
20
Jeff Row
USA
14
13
7
10
11
34.0
Sunrise
20
Andy Mitas
USA
11
12
4
11
12
34.0
Mini Sting
22
Kevin Moseley
GB
12.4
16.7
21.4
4.7
4.9
34.0
Lets Roll 6"
23
Joshua Finn
USA
9.5
10.4
11
11.2
7.1
30.9
WW (JO'S)
24
Doug Foster
NZ
13.0
9.8
9.9
6.7
6.7
26.4
Mini Mini
25
John Riese
PRC
2.62
5.68
4.81
1.60
6.04
13.11
Top Gun 6"
26
Phillip Jones
SA
1.48
3.44
1.14
5.26
3.61
8.53
Golden AH- 6 years old

 
 

6" Catapult Launch Glider
Place
Contestant
Country
Flight  1
Flight  2
Flight  3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Total score
Model
1
Doug Foster
NZ
48
124
38
53
62
163
Mini Lunchbox?
2
Neil McLeod
Aus
53
41
58
31
43
147
Mini Sting 6"
3
Doug Foster
NZ
53
63
23
36
56
145
Mini Lunchbox
4
Jim Moseley
Can
40
41
50
51
46
137
?
5
Doug Foster
NZ
38
15
48
224
38
124
Mini Lunchbox
6
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
39
53
31
36
48
123
Top Gun
7
Kevin Moseley
GB
49.7
28.42
36.79
41.94
38.74
117.62
Top Gun 6" CLG
8
Kevin Moseley
GB
27.28
29.40
42.99
43.45
56.41
115.3
Top Gun 6" CLG
9
Neil McLeod
Aus
33
25
41
37
42
111
Mini Sting 6" CLG
10
Kevin Moseley
GB
62.74
39.76
21.6
37.48
30.6
107.84
Top Gun 6" CLG
11
Neil McLeod
Aus
24
115
59
18
24
107
6" Mini Sting
12
Sean O'Connor
Aus
48
30
24
41
18
105
?
13
Jacob Longacre
USA
41
18
36
38
16
92
Mini String (F)
14
Billy Stiltner
USA
25
32
33
33
21
90
Phantom 22
 15
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
32
27
22
26
33
85
Kiri 6" B
16
Chaemaine Smith
SA
42.49
15.48
25.89
56.05
16.25
84.63
Golden Apple Honey
17
Neil McLeod
Aus
26
22
14
43
36
84
Mini Sting 6" CLG
18
Billy Stiltner
USA
20
26
28
26
28
80
Round Tipper
19
Jim Moseley
Can
22
23
24
31
34
78
?
20
Charmaine Smith
SA
25.17
25.61
21.06
38.85
23.70
74.48
Golden Apple Honey
21
Charmaine Smith
SA
24.18
19.55
22.86
24.47
25.41
71.51
Golden apple Honey 6"
22
Doug Foster
NZ
22
31
16
27
22
71
Mini Lunchbox
23
Doug Foster
NZ
24.2
29.7
47.7
15.6
16.3
70.2
Easy Mini 
24
Doug Foster
NZ
47
5
17
117
0
69
Mini-Mini
25
Neil McLeod
Aus
17
22
24
20
30
66
6" Mini Sting
26
Billy Stiltner
USA
24.0
19
5
40.0
20
63
Phantom 22
27
Billy Stiltner
USA
20
22
15
24
20
62
LetsRoll 6"
28
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
17
21
20
22
20
61
Mini Sting
29
Charmaine Smith
SA
19.90
20.56
19.92
14.03
19.27
59.09
Golden Apple Honey 6"
30
Charmaine Smith
SA
2.39
12.90
17.64
26.28
26.54
56.82
Golden Apple Honey 6"
31
Charmaine Smith
SA
15.57
23.54
15.87
18.70
19.98
54.55
Golden Apple Honey 6"
32
Neil Dennis
 
10
15
18
20
22
53
Lunchbox (F)
33
Charmaine Smith
SA
21.12
19.98
10.77
20.59
10.27
51.34
Golden Apple Honey 6"
34
Billy Stiltner
USA
19
10
31
11
15
45
Tipper
35
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
15
13
14
13
14
41
Stringless Wonder
36
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
11
11
14
16
13
38
Foam Wing
37
Billy Stiltner
USA
15
11
10
12
13
36.0
WW (JO'S)
38
Billy Stiltner
USA
17
10
5
12
12
34.0
Round Tipper

 

 

8" Hand Launch Glider

Place
Contestant
Country
Flight  1
Flight  2
Flight  3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Total score
Model
1
Kevin Moseley
GB
46.9
52.6
61.3
55.6
49.47
157.67
Top Gun 8"
2
Kevin Moseley
GB
54.2
36.7
51.7
68.4
47.6
153.3
Lets Roll 
3
Kevin Moseley
GB
56.28
49.4
44.7
39.8
57.42
150.38
Lets Roll
4
Kevin Moseley
GB
27.4
36.8
42.42
53.8
58.7
133.02
Golden Apple Honey
5
Kevin Moseley
GB
42.6
48.7
36.2
47.4
32.9
126.2
?
6
Kevin Moseley
GB
17.5
34.8
51.4
59.5
36.78
122.99
Lets Roll 
7
Kevin Moseley
GB
38.4
44.8
7.1
39.2
49.6
122.4
Lets Roll 
8
Rich Meyer
USA
28
32
63
53
34
119
Lets Roll
9
Kevin Moseley
GB
26.7
36.4
42.9
36.7
42.4
115.5
Lets Roll
10
Rob Romash
 
35.6
37.8
37.6
36.7
34.6
109.9
I
11
Rich Meyer
USA
108
35
34
29
40
109
?
12
Kevin Moseley
GB
52.9
37.5
45.5
24.8
24.0
107.8
Golden Apple Honey 
13
Kevin Moseley
GB
32.2
14.6
33.7
41.8
46.0
107.7
Lets Roll
14
Kevin Moseley
GB
36.6
42.2
40.4
19.85
29.7
106.7
Lets Roll
15
Kevin Moseley
GB
26.4
38.7
42.8
16.0
39.7
104.8
?
16
Kevin Moseley
GB
26.5
41.0
29.5
28.72
57.4
99.22
Golden Apple Honey
17
Kevin Moseley
GB
41.0
33.8
14.7
42.8
16.0
90.8
Tarka
18
Danny Maslowicz
Aus
12
48
30
40
20
90
"Bitza" 
19
Kevin Moseley
GB
36.7
19.4
12.8
29.5
49.6
85.6
Lets Roll
20
Robert Romash
 
27.51
27.35
27.00
26.80
26.46
81.5
I
21
Alan Cohen
 
27.7
27.4
26.8
26.8
26.3
81.0
I
22
Rich Meyer's Girl *
USA
169
14
21
37
19
77
?
23
Paul LeChance
 
29
8
17
28
28
73
Raptor 8" #1
24
Paul LeChance
 
13.13
18.6
22.45
23.23
22.34
63.39
Raptor EX
25
Rich Meyer
   USA
9.4
19.2
22.1
31.1
20.2
61.5
Oldenkamp
26
Rich Meyer's Girl *
USA
20
26
3
16
43
62
?
26
Rich Meyer's Boy*
USA
21
41
-
-
-
62
2 flights only
28
Kevin Moseley
GB
22.65
12.30
16.21
21.39
28.67
60.25
Tarka
29
Jerry Combs
USA
19.7
19.9
19.7
19.6
21.9
59.3
OD indoor
30
John Richards
Can
21.42
17.74
18.30
17.65
12.09
53.69
Sweepette 8"
31
Alan Smith
SA
15.00
23.54
19.26
19.40
14.07
53.66
Lets Roll
32
Paul LeChance
USA
20.75
17.4
16.68
18.88
9.56
52.96
Mini Raptor
33
Shawn Herbst
 
24.75
14.39
14.27
19.37
18.2
52.16
Lets Roll
34
Paul LeChance
USA
16
19
21
14
7
49
Raptor8 #2
35
Joshua Finn
USA
15
15.9
16.4
14.5
19.5
47.3
OD Mini-8
36
Shawn Herbst
 
37.15
14.23
16.08
12.0
14.02
44.33
Lets Roll
37
Joshua Finn
USA
9.5
14.4
15.2
14.2
7.1
38.1
Easy Mini
38
Kevin Moseley
GB
8.67
13.48
8.36
19.42
15.20
37.35
Tarka
39
Doug Foster
NZ
15
10
13
12
12
37
?
40
John Richards
Can
15.04
9.93
12.34
12.75
10.54
35.63
Sweepette 8"
41
Boris Miller
USA
8.0
22.6
11.3
2.2
14.4
33.7
?
42
Kevin Moseley
GB
11.07
9.80
12.72
16.42
7.69
33.59
Tarka
43
Jeremy Smith
 
8.6
8.5
11.5
9.9
5.8
27.0
?

* Rich Meyer met some keen young fliers -names not yet known - star performers! Watch for more.
 
 


8" Catapault Launch Glider
Place
Contestant
Country
Flight  1
Flight  2
Flight  3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Total score
Model
1
Brad Glass
USA
48
152
63
15
352
263
Sotich
2
Brad Glass
USA
25
51
119
36
92
189
Stretched Sotich
3
Jerry Combs
USA
37.6
51.2
61.0
74.2
53.6
165.8
Let it Roll
4
Kevin Moseley
GB
62.2
47.8
59.98
54.4
49.7
164.08
Lets Roll
5
Jim Moseley
Can
76
63
46
53
39
162
?
6
Kevin Moseley
GB
62.6
57.38
37.37
42.98
59.99
160.35
Top Gun 8" CLG
7
Brad Glass
USA
45
75
28
32
138
152
Sotich
8
Doug Foster
NZ
102
51
30
35
63
149
Lunchbox
9
Sean O'Connor
Aus
40
75
56
31
48
144
?
10
Kevin Moseley
GB
68.2
60.3
42.0
16.4
36.9
139.2
Lets Roll
11
Jim Moseley
Can
38
41
46
47
51
134
Braggart
12
Jerry Combs
USA
27.6
64.8
37.4
45.9
49.6
132.9
Let it Roll
13
Kevin Moseley
GB
58.4
38.7
49.5
36.7
44.2
132.4
Lets Roll
14
Jim Moseley
Can
25
41
42
52
38
121
?
15
Neil McLeod
Aus
23
34
42
55
44
120
Lets Roll
16
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
23
58
29
31
78
118
Sotich (mod)
17
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
49
41
26
28
41
110
Kiri delta
18
Kevin Moseley
GB
42.6
40.7
28.10
29.3
39.48
109.48
Lets Roll
19
Kevin Moseley
GB
28.7
42.5
46.8
36.9
29.2
108.6
Lets Roll
20
Doug Foster
NZ
31
36
43
29
227
108
?
21
Neil McLeod
Aus
29
30
39
55
38
107
Mini Sting 8"
22
Kevin Moseley
GB
6.3
28.9
36.8
47.42
39.75
105.45
Lets Roll
23
Jim Moseley
Can
57
14
32
29
44
105
Braggart
24
Jacob Longacre
USA
52
37
16
22
44
103
Lunchbox
25
Brad Glass
USA
49
26
38
37
24
101
Lets Roll
26
LeRoy Bidgood
USA
36.0
39.6
32.4
29.1
32.4
100.8
?
27
Stan Pearson
 
21
23
49
41
33
97
Scalecraft Jacksnipe
28
Kevin Moseley
GB
56.4
37.14
42.9
16.93
12.7
96.97
Lets Roll
29
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
31
26
35
39
24
92
Tipper (F)
30
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
29
21
43
28
34
91
Kiri delta (F)
31
Neil Mcleod
Aus
24
25
31
32
33
88
Lets Roll
32
 Doug Foster
NZ
 34.7
28.3
29.3 
28.7 
25.5
86.3
Easy Mini #6
33
 Jerry Combs
USA
29.3
26.7
26.8
30.2
31.1
86.3
34
Kevin Moseley
GB
15.7
24.78
42.5
17.6
78.12
84.88
Lets Roll
35
Neil McLeod
Aus
20
29
33
8
33
82
Lets Roll
36
Kevin Moseley
GB
26.27
24.0
29.71
19.84
76.02
79.98
Lets Roll
37
Jun Katigbak
Philippines
26
29
35
21
29
84
Tipper (B)
38
Rolf Christophersen
 
16
33
65
29
19
81
Easy Mini 8"
39
Neil McLeod
Aus
61
24
27
6
25
76
Lets Roll
40
Brad Glass
USA
26
29
20
26
20
74
stretched Sotich
41
Neil McLeod
Aus
25
22
24
20
28
71
Lets Roll
42
Rolf Christophersen
 
19
15
22
25
17
58
Easy Mini 8"
43
Brad Glass
USA
18
24
19
16
13
53
Sotich design
44
Rolf Christophersen
 
 18
21 
13 
17 
17 
52
Easy Mini 8"
45
Doug Foster
NZ
18.0
14.8
15.3
29.7
13.7
48.1
Easy Mini #4
46
Billy Stiltner
USA
17
12
12
7
3
41
Easy Mini
47
Doug Foster
NZ
12.3
15.3
7.9
15.3
13.1
40.7
Ofungle (mod)
48
Brad Glass
USA
9
12
8
14
17
35.0
Sotich design
49
Derek Buckmaster
Aus
9
6.5
10
9.5
9.5
28
Scale CA-15 Kangaroo

I was a bit wary about adopting the five flight format with the highest and lowest score discarded.  However, it has proven quite effective, as the occasional thermal flight and  on the other hand, the inevitable spin in at 3 seconds do not skew the results.  I am sure we also take delight in acknowledging the performance of those who do get the big thermals.

The results of these four classes should give a reasonably good assessment of the relative differences of performance between 6" and 8" models and between HLG and CLG performance.
 

Scores shown in red italics are individual highest single flight scores in each class. (do not count in total scores)
 

Take a look at the latest high times.  Looks like we'll have to put a kilogram minimum weight on these models!!!
 
 

Abbreviations:
F - foam
B - balsa
WW - Whipper Whiz
I  - indoor
O- outdoor


Links to Plans

  Kevin Moseley's very latest 8" design- Golden Apple Honey
  And Now! the Golden Honey Apple 6" Plan

  Plans of Kevin Moseley's 8" HLG -       "Lets Roll"

Plans of Harley Michaelis Whipper Whiz and John O'Sullivan's Stretched Whipper Whiz

Derek Buckmaster's Scale  CA15 Kangaroo

Billy Stiltner's Round and Square Tippers

Jerry Combs  "Let It Roll "   8" ( based on Lets Roll)

Len Surtee's 6" Mini Sting (from Neil McLeod)




Neil McLeod's  6" Mini Sting



Christopher Moseley follows in his father's and Grandfather's footsteps as he demonstrates winning launch techniques



Jim Moseley's Braggart - This model was used to get 2nd place in Regular combined HLG/CLG in Geneseo this past weekend.



J
John Richard's 8" Sweepette - Penetrating the Nova Scotian Sky


Kevin Moseley's Latest Top Gun design - Simplicity and Efficiency



Lionel and Charmaine Smith from South Africa.


 
 
 





Kevin and Christopher Moseley with the latest 6" and 8" models, Lets Roll. Should be a good one!



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