Sunday, March 29, 2009

Typhoon race korea - Trip Cost

One more month to go, we are getting ready for the trip. Here's how the cost like:

Flight tickets :
SG to Seoul via Cathay - $580 (with extension in HK on the way back)
Seoul to Jeju via Asiana air - $181
Hotel :
USD67 (~SGD 102) per room per nite for twin sharing. So each person 6 nites (102 x 6)/2 = $306
Registration and banquet - USD70 ~ SGD $106

580+181+306+106 = $1170 per person, thats excluding meals and other expenditure.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Segar Aeromodelling Club

A few of us got together and formed Segar Aeromodelling Club at Zhenghua CC.

The CC has kindly reserved the street soccer court for our funfly. For now due to space constrains we are starting with electric helis, 250/450 size is great. 500 size prob ok for scale flying.

More details at

Monday, March 16, 2009

TR Korea 09 Competition site

The koreans put up some pics of the competition site.

Flying at the volcano! Flying is possible in every wind direction. View from top looks manificent. Looks like its possible to DS in the middle of the crater as well.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Team F3F Singapore

We have been flying slope for a few years now. Our only slope in Singapore is very gentle so the lift is not very strong, it is more suited for thermals. Hence we have been travelling to other parts in nearby regions (Sedili, phuket) to fly in stronger winds condition.

And this year, most of us have graduated into big composites. We luv the size and speed and want to find better conditions to really fly the planes out. It started with a innocent suggestion at sedili, "Hey maybe we can go to hongkong to try out F3F" as they good flyable conditions all year round. Then it so happens there is going to be a regional F3F race coming up in Korea in May. Ho Ho Ho. I decided to just do it, life is too short to think too much, grab hold of a few other crazy enough flying buddies and proposed to them that we send a team there.

After much discussions and persuasions, Team F3F Singapore is formed to take part in the upcoming Typhoon race in Korea. We hope to go there and do our best as well as make friends with fellow slope pilots from the region.

I hope by sharing our experiences here will encourage more fellow slopers to join us on the next trip.

What is F3F?
About typhoon race.

More details at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Short short season

This year's slope season has to be the shortest ever, winds suddenly stopped 3weeks ago and the directions went all haywire. And now it has been raining cats and dogs almost every day. Not just here, everywhere else in the world seems to be experiencing weird weather. Extreme weather weather patterns have hit Australia, USA, UK, China with cyclones, snow and heatwaves , I wonder if all these are due to the global warming.

Most of us have not had enough of sloping yet, although the weather does not look very promising for any more slope flying this season, deep down we hope the winds will come back.