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2002 WSMC

Photos from the 14th World Space Modeling Championships in Sazena, Czech Republic

Held October 15-19, 2002.

Photos by George Gassaway

 

 

LINKS:
USA Spacemodeling Main page 
Jame's Duffy's 2002 WSMC Photo Page

DragoPerc's 2002 WSMC Photos Page 1  Page 2

2002 WSMC RESULTS by Steffen Mieleh

2002 WSMC Official Website

George's Shuttle video by Ross Hironaka

George's main Web Page

Click on thumbnails to see larger photos

 

 

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Team's Arrival in Downtown Prague on Friday, Oct 11th. Left the next day for the WSMC hotel in the town of Kralupy

Dave O'Bryan sorting out the Delta motors for testing.

Practicing at the field late afternoon Sunday, Oct 13. OK, it was not THIS cold most of the time.

Alex Bruccoleri and Andy Tomasch were among those who did some practice flying.

 

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Front: Alex Bruccoleri, Ben Reynolds, Gib Reynolds, Fritz Langford, Sam Clark, & Abby Clark.

Middle: Ellis Langford, Kevin Kuczek, Tom Campbell, Tony Reynolds, & Andy Tomasch

 

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Back: Ed Pearson (Manager), Mark Petrovich, Chad Ring, Phil Barnes, James Duffy, Dave O'Bryan, Dr. Bob Kreutz, Jay Marsh, Bob Biedron, George Gassaway, & John Langford (Junior Team manager)

Jay Marsh, Lila Schmaker, and Ross Hironaka were among those stocking up on supplies at a "Plus" grocery store.

Scale models were turned in on Monday morning, Oct 14th

 

S5 Scale Altitude Team -
Juniors - Abby Clark, Ellis Langford, & Fritz Langford.
Seniors - Tom Campbell, James Duffy, & Dr. Bob Kreutz

 

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S7 Scale Team
Juniors - Ellis Langford, Fritz Langford, & Alex Bruccoleri
Seniors - Tom Campbell, Bob Biedron, & George Gassaway

Ellis Langford went on to take Bronze in S7, and the Junior team won Bronze as well!

 

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Bob Biedron & Jay Marsh look over some of the S7 models

Bob Biedron looks at Alexander Levykh's Soyuz.

Levykh's Soyuz was in 1st place in Static, but had a cato & was unable to make a qualified flight. It took 4th on static points alone (Catos count).

Notice the extreme detailing.

 

 

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Detailing on a top Polish Saturn-IB model

Detailing on Bob Biedron's Ariane

Arnis Baca's Soyuz was 2nd place in static. Unfortunately it crashed and DQ'ed.

More S7 models, plus S5 models

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US Team S5 Junior models in center,
Senior Team Bumper-Wacs at right.

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Team walks to the opening ceremonies

Hotel Sport in background

Bridges across one of the rivers that flooded many areas of the Czech Republic, including Kralupy

Ceremonies held in an auditorium in Kralupy

 

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Day one dawns at the Sazena airfield.
The airfield is used for full-sized sailplanes

Overview of launch area.

Jay Marsh, Kevin Kuczek, and Dave O'Bryan flying S6 (Streamer)

A Slovenian S1 (Altitude) model

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Tony Reynolds gets his S1 model ready for launch as Chad Ring looks on.

S8-P model check-in. Phil Barnes (right) looks at two models using flaperons. Phil was 4th in the WSMC event, but WON the World Cup event on Saturday.

S8-P landing area. Two models really ARE stuck nose-first into the ground, no Photoshop tricks.

A pilot in a futile run to turn in his transmitter before the 12 minute flying window ends. He was DQ'ed.

 

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Junior Team manager John Langford talking to Ellis Langford, Fritz Langford, and Abby Clark during S5 (Scale Altitude)

Senior S5 team getting ready to fly.
(l-r) James Duffy, Mark Petrovich*, Tom Campbell, Jay Marsh*, & Dr. Bob Kreutz
 (* - helpers)

Tom Campbell's Bumper-Wac used B6-0 staged to a Delta B2. Launched from a Piston-Tower

Tom's Bumper-Wac during boost. Wind was from left to right, model straightened up to about vertical at staging.

 

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Kevin Kuczek took the

Silver medal in S9!

 

Spanish S9 Copter model, using split chord blades.

Slovenian S9 model which used 6 skinny chord blades.

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Tom Campbell and Jay Marsh prep Tom's Saturn-IB.

Tomwith his Saturn-IB.
George preparing Shuttle for Flight
Shuttle Flight Video by Ross Hironaka

Judging scores for George's Shuttle
Judging scores for Tom's Saturn-IB
Static Scores for S7
 

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