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"Glider or F3B" is for the friends of the silent modelling
the equivalent to the discipline F3A of the engine driven airplanes.
Impressions at a competition, each team has one or to winches
to pull the airplanes on altitude.
Starting in the year 1972, more and more members began to be interested
into gliders. Very soon a few sailors started to build nice and very
performing models. Trying to find the best compromise between best
gliding capacity, speed and weight they built many models more or less
successful. To pull the models in the air they used first a strong
rubber band and later a engine driven winch.
F3J is a similar discipline to F3B but
with slightly different rules and
lighter models with a better gliding capacity.
After a few years of testing the pilots had ambitions to participate at
national and international competitions. The engine driven winch was
replaced by an electrical winch conform with the international rules.
From this time on, the F3B team started a regular training every Monday
and Saturday to be ready for the coming season. In 2001 the team
participated for the first time at the World Championships.