More than 10 international teams took part in the first-ever radio-controlled gliding championships in Pretoria, South Africa.
More than 10 international teams took part in the first-ever radio-controlled gliding championships in Pretoria, South Africa. Competition among the teams was keen and the weather conditions were perfect.
SYNOPSIS: LeMon Payne of the United States launches his craft, and the big crowd on the last day of the contest saw the big American break a world record in the speed section of the competition.
The Austrians troop out to the launching site......
Dale Nutter of the United States launches his glider.... It was soon apparent that the USA would dominate the championships, leading for most of the four-day competition....Nutter makes a good run with his craft....and a well-executed landing.....
Switzerland's Gassman launches his sophisticated glider.... and watches the flight anxiously with his team-mates.....
Paolo Cassadei of Italy sets his glider off in flight.....
A young spectator watches the craft as it soars through the air, but Casadei and the Italian team finished well behind the winning Americans. Britain came a close second and Australia third.... Casedei produced a fine flight, but made a rather bumpy landing... paying the penalty of a broken tail.