Slope Combat Contest, Man-on-Man and BBQ Night
6 December 2009

A slope combat contest for the year 2009 was successfully held in Clearwater Bay flying site on Sunday 6 December 2009. The wind was moderate to strong easterly, so it was certainly a good day for combat. A total of 8 pilots joined the contest. There were many spectators and visitors to watch the contest with lot of applauses. Three rounds of contest were conducted. The total scores from all these rounds were used to determine the ranking.

The contest was started at about 2:00pm after all pilots have arrived. The wind was consistently good through out the whole contest. By the time at 3:20pm, three rounds were completed. The champion who took the title of the most merciful killer was Eric Wong with a score of 168 and 8 knock downs! Eric was indeed a serious killer for a long time! His record showed that he got more than 5 hits in each minute, just amazing! Next on the line was Kenneth who didn't look like a serious killer at all. But the true is that he killed so mercifully sometimes can even suppress Eric. The third place went to Uncle Chan whom was the last year champion. Perhaps he is getting a bit old and not so merciful as the younger guys any more. Finally, the booby prize went to Fat Pang, who, despite of working hard to avoid being a mountain goat, was still an easy prey for the killers!

Each winner got a beautiful trophy and the champion also got a prize sponsored by Windrider R.S.B. Aviation Co. Ltd. Thanks the boss of Windrider, Mr. Lou Tsz Ming, for his generosity. Thank you for your participation and of course our sponsor.  Below is the score table for the slope combat.


An Man On Man race for 48" EPP wings was also conducted after the slope combat. This race was actually a re-scheduled Man on Man race because of poor weather last year. A total of 7 pilots participated in the contest. Before the race, there were some disagreements from fellow pilots about the EPP planes that were allowed for the race. We all knew that a Bat definitely runs faster than a Bee. But since the rule doesn't limit the types of planes used provided that they are EPP and smaller than 48", so we agreed to let the Bat join the race although this may be disadvantageous to pilots flying Bee or other slower planes. After 7 rounds of intense contest, the champion is Uncle Chan who indeed flew a Bat. The 1st runner-up is Lee Man and the 2nd runner-up is "Doctor". Congratulation to the winners who each got a beautiful trophy and the champion also got a prize sponsored by  Windrider R.S.B. Aviation Co. Ltd. Below is the score table for the MoM race.


HKRCSS also organized a BBQ get together night after the contest. The venue is Flower BBQ ground in Tai Po Tsai in Sai Kung. Over 40 fellow r/c pilots together with their families attended this wonderful event. The kids were as happier as their parents because they were given each a toy gun for their own style of gunship combat!  Good food and friendly discussion marked the enjoyable faces of our fellow pilots after a day of intensive killing, cheers!

Wow! The wind condition is wonderful for slope combat today. All enthusiastic pilots are ready for the combat

Master Leung is our contest director today

Ready! One, two, three, launch!

Pilots are concentrating on the killing field

See how tense the competition is

Fly closer together to get more hits

The relaxing side from one of the contesting pilots - Fat Pang

Time is running out, CD is raising his hand for the final count down

Intense fighting is going on there

Chasing each others in the the killing field

Oh! a hit-and-fell pilot rushed down for a quick recovery

Stanley's Bee was knocked out of action after its control linkage was broken in mid air

Another round of intense killing

Pilots are concentrating in the killing field

Ah Chung and Master Leung help timing the flight

Who will be the king of combat?

Thanks for the help as a judge by this beautiful lady

Slope combat is in progress

Law Wah and his wife pay a visit to Clearwater Bay to show their support

Man on Man contest afterward. Allan is launching his Bee

Kenneth is waiting for his turn in the Man on Man race

Master Leung also join the Man on Man race flying a Bee

Uncle Chan (left) got the 2nd runner-up prize in slope combat

Kenneth (left) got a 1st runner-up prize loosing only a few marks to the champion

The most merciful killer today is Eric! His record of kill is 5 knock downs

Fat Pang got the booby prize, but he has left earlier so Uncle Chan (left) is helping to collect the trophy

A group photo for the slope combat winners

"Doctor" did very well in Man on Man race and got the 2nd runner-up prize

Lee Man got the 1st runner-up prize for the Man on Man race

Uncle Chan is the Man on Man champion today

Congratulation to the winners

A group photo after the contests, cheers!