2017   Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

2016   Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

2015   Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

2014    Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

2013    Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

2012    Miniglider 14-Day Duration Challenge

The only manufacturer of F3K models in the UK was Richard Swindells, with the excellent Bonus and Sabotage models, unfortunately these are no longer for sale. It was also Richard who ran the well used and popular Flyquiet bulletin board from 2007 until 2015. He still has a web presence at www.bowings.co.uk/.

You can get up to date with F3K in the UK via the BARCS Bulletin board

A brief check for UK suppliers of DLG models brought up the following, with Hyperflight having the biggest choice:-
http://www.hyperflight.co.uk
http://www.t9hobbysport.com/
http://www.sloughrc.com/
http://www.gliders.uk.com

For a useful, searchable list of F3K models see the "Planes" section of f3xvault.com.
Launching videos are useful, here are some:-
Marcus Stent - - - Pierre Meunier - - - Slow Motion Tests, Brazil
James Arner-1 - - - James Arner-2 - - - Ben

Challenge flights in the UK which have exceeded an hour.
Longest recorded is by Nick Chitty with a 1:36:12 on 14th June 2009 - - - FlyQuiet report

The first for an F3K model was Martin Godden with a 1:03:50 on 22nd July 2005 - - - Report
Martin also to flew to 927m/3034ft on 26th May 2005 at Retford - click for the trace.
This is the highest recorded F3K flight in the UK.

F3K 1:07:05 25th July 2012 Mike Fantham
Mosquito 1:01:44 25th July 2012 Mike Fantham
Have a look at the thread in FlyQuiet for Mikes description of these two flights.

Michael Stern 16th February 2013 with a 1:06:38 - - - FlyQuiet report
Simon Jones 1st March 2014 with a 1:05:48 - - - FlyQuiet report
Simon Jones 11th April 2014 with a 1:31:30 - - - FlyQuiet report
Simon Jones 2nd July 2014 with a 1:00:19 - - - FlyQuiet report
Nigel Sheffield 20th April 2015 with a 1:03:07 - - - FlyQuiet report
Alex Holswilder 23rd April 2015 with 1:00:10 - - - FlyQuiet report
Mike Fantham 11th August 2015 with 1:11:43 - - - FlyQuiet report
Simon Jones 1st September 2015 with 1:00:15 - - - BARCS Forum report
Simon Jones 11th February 2016 with 1:00:32 - - - BARCS Forum report
Simon Jones 29th February 2016 with 1:00:21 - - - BARCS Forum report
Michael Stern 18th September 2016 with 1:01:17 - - - BARCS Forum report
Mike Challinor 2nd April 2017 with 1:00:40 - - - BARCS Forum report

Simon Barker has the longest "out of sight" flight,
which was 20mins from a 42:03 flight on 19th June 2013. Click for the report in FlyQuiet
 

14 Day Duration Challenge - Results for 2017
 
Nine 9th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Barry Hearn 4th Jul 58:39 18th Jul
Phil Carter 4th Jul 37:28 18th Jul
Paul Gleeson 1st Jul 6:40 15th Jul
Eight 8th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Simon Barker 17th Jun 36:15 1st Jul
Phil Carter 17th Jun 2:52 1st Jul
Seven 7th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Jon 1st June 3:35 15th June
Six 6th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Simon Jones 19th May 30:01 2nd June  
  Eryk Jaszkim 14th May 6:56 28th May  
Five 5th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Dave 19th Apr 33:24 3rd May  
  Simon Jones 19th Apr 33:19 3rd May  
  Mike Challinor 17th Apr 30:57 1st May  
  Phil Carter 17th Apr 8:04 1st May  
Four 4th F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Mike Challinor 2nd Apr 1:00:40 16th Apr
Nikola A 2nd Apr 11:54 16th Apr
Tony Beckett 2nd Apr 10:04 16th Apr
Ian 2nd Apr 8:47 16th Apr
Tony Merritt 2nd Apr 6:18 16th Apr
Tony Merritt 30th Mar 3:59 13th Apr
Three 3rd F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Dave 15th Mar 35:26 29th Mar
Simon Thornton 11th Mar 34:35 -tm 21st Mar
Bruce Hudson 15th Mar 24:20 -tm 29th Mar
Dave 7th Mar 19:21 21st Mar
Mike Challinor 4th Mar 9:22 18th Mar
Tony Beckett 4th Mar 3:02 18th Mar
Ian 4th Mar 2:25 18th Mar
Two 2nd F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Richard Swindells 17th Feb 26:46 4th Mar  
  Michael Stern 17th Feb 17:17 4th Mar  
  Dave 17th Feb 12:00 4th Mar  
  Simon Jones 17th Feb 9:39 4th Mar  
  Dave 9th Feb 6:49 23rd Feb  
  Richard Swindells 8th Feb 5:11 22nd Feb  
  Tony Beckett 7th Feb 3:49 21st Feb  
  Simon Jones 7th Feb 3:01 21st Feb  
One 1st F3K 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Richard Swindells 18th Jan 17:51 1st Feb  
  Simon Jones 18th Jan 17:17 1st Feb  
  Simon Jones 5th Jan 12:49 19th Jan  
  Simon Jones 2nd Jan 4:52 16th Jan  
  Nikola A 2nd Jan 4:40 16th Jan  
  Tony Beckett 2nd Jan 2:08 16th Jan  



Nine 9th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Alan Perrin 7th Jul 13:07 21st Jul
Eight 8th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge Click for BARCS
Name Date Time Best Before
Phil Carter 20th Jun 18:35 4th Jul
Seven 7th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Alan Perrin 28th May 11:17 12th Jun  
  Phil Carter 31st May 07:01 12th Jun  
  Phil Carter 29th May 2:39 12th Jun  
Six 6th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Phil Carter 10th May 10:04 24th May  
  Phil Carter 7th May 2:52 21st May  
Five 5th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Phil Carter 19th Apr 13:08 3rd May  
Four 4th Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Phil Carter 28th Mar 19:03 11th Apr  
  Phil Carter 15th Mar 4:08 29th Mar  
  Jon Whitmore 15th Mar 3:36 29th Mar  
  Phil Carter 13th Mar 3:26 27th Mar  
  Jon Whitmore 7th Mar 1:55 21st Mar  
Three 3rd Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Phil Carter 20th Feb 3:05 6th Mar  
Two 2nd Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Jon Whitmore 6th Feb 2:51 20th Feb  
One 1st Mosquito 14 Day Duration Challenge       Click for BARCS
  Name Date Time Best Before  
  Phil Carter 20th Jan 2:41 3rd Feb  
  Alan Perrin 19th Jan 2:26 2nd Feb  
  Jonathan (Oxfordshire) 18th Jan 0:57 1st Feb  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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