SEN 2469 Cat watches the elephant while, counting electrons, observing the Euro Champs and planning for an endless 2019 October
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Cat watches the elephant while, counting electrons, observing the Euro Champs and planning for an endless 2019 October
- The cat walks around the elephant in the corner
- 2019 FAI Free Flight World Championships Schedule.
- Euro Champs Observation
- Electronic Approvals
The cat walks around the elephant in the corner
From: Martin Dilly
Leslie and Ron both make good points regarding the organization of contests and the problem of fly-offs, but together with most of the others who have expressed opinions, all seem to be pussy-footing round what is surely the real problem. Today’s models, flown the way they currently are, have far too much performance to be flown on most of the sites available to us. This, surely, is the main reason that DT fly-offs are sometimes resorted to, to nobody’s satisfaction.
At the risk of repeating myself, should we not now be urgently looking at means of reducing the height these models reach before the glide starts? Doing this without making existing airframes obsolete is important, but surely not beyond the combined brainpower of the free-flight community.
Martin Dilly, 24 times British team manager, F1A flyer till too clapped-out to continue a few years ago, but still capable of rational thought.
2019 FAI Free Flight World Championships Schedule.
From : 2019 World Champs Committee
Please see below the calendar of events for October 2019 in Lost Hills. There will be one World Cup Contest before and one after the World Championships. Greater details will be provided on the AMA website later in October 2018. We will publish the link here and on the FAI Website. The first bulletin is not scheduled to be published until December 2019 per FAI rules.
Regarding hotels, we are not making arrangements for team accommodations. There are many hotels within 30-40 min drive of the Lost Hills field. Please keep in mind most hotels will not be accepting reservations more than one year in advance.
Euro Champs Observation
From: Michael Achterberg
Euro Champs. Congratulations to Albert Bulatov on winning in F1b. Also, interesting to see that they flew 7 rounds. Only 20 flyers out of 75 in F1b maxed out. Good thing it wasn't 5 round contest, as there were 23 missed maxes in the last in the last 2 rounds. Once again this points out one of the best ways to cut down on huge flyoff numbers and how important it is to fly 7 round contests.Why we ever went to 5 rounds have never understood. Maybe we should rethink that one???
Dino – Active F1B Sportsman, sometime F1C sportsman
Extracted from Euro Champs results
Number of maximum in each round 55 59 50 47 57 51 49
Number of full scores up to each round 55 41 31 24 22 19 16
Number of maximum in each round 66 55 57 59 56 51 53
Number of full scores up to each round 66 49 41 34 29 24 20
Number of maximum in each round 31 38 38 41 36 40 37
Number of full scores up to each round 31 28 25 25 24 23 22
At the recent CIAM meeting a Free Flight rules change was approved to use Altimeters as timing devises/help under certain circumstances. This was passed but the CIAM president asked why we (the FF community) had not gone to the CIAM EDIC Working Group for advice/approval. This group approves electronic “rules enforcing” devices for other aeromodelling disciplines e.g F5 altitude limited soaring. It is my understanding that in the future any electronic devices used in Free Flight Competition for official time of flights or motor runs would need to be approved by this group. This would not affect electronic timers or tracking devices that were not involved in providing direct input to the official scoring/time keeping.
I understand that the FFTSC has subsequently had a positive interaction with this group.