SEN 1190 - 8 March 2008
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- Nor Cal FF Champs
- Vintage A2, anyone ?
- Revised SCAT Annual Schedule
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AAA Category III AMA Sanctioned Contest
An *America’s Cup and ^National Cup Contest
AMA, NFFS Nostalgia, Classic & Special Events, + SAM Rules Apply
Entry Fee: One Event $15.00, Two or more Events $30.00. $5.00 discount
with proof of NFFS membership for two or more events. Field Fee: 2008
Waegell Card Holders Free, otherwise $5.00 per contestant. Jrs. $2 per
Contest Directors: Bill Vanderbeek, Dick Douglas, & Fred Terzian (FAI)
Join us for a $5.00 lunch at noon Saturday! ParticipantTrophy to all who “enter” $600+ in Prize Money + Dremel Scroll Saw
1-Design: Ron St. Jean’s RAMROD Medallion & Nostalgia Engines
Hydro-Star ROW Special Event: Nostalgia, Tee Dee .049-.051 Engines
Saturday Events Sunday Events
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*F1B Wakefield (seven rounds) *F1H Towline (five rounds)
*F1P (.060 Gas Power) F1K (CO2)
EITHER DAY--All Events must be completed on the same day
^Junior P-30 Rubber ^Classic Junior 1/2A Gas
1/4A Gas Mulvihill Rubber R.O.W.
^1/2A Gas ^Mulvihill Rubber
^A-B Gas ^Moffett Rubber
^C-D Gas ^P-30 Rubber
.020 Replica Old Time Hand Launch Glider
^Nostalgia Rubber ^Hand Launch Glider
^Nostalgia Wakefield ^Classic 1/2A Gas
^1/4A Gas Nostalgia ^Classic A-B Gas
^1/2A Gas Nostalgia A-B-C Ignition Old Timer
^A Gas Nostalgia A-B-C-D Gas R.O.W. Combined
^C Gas Nostalgia 8 Ounce Wakefield
Gollywock/Jabberwock E-30 (Electric)
1) Flight time max for all events except F1A, B, & C is 90 seconds.
2) Gas power events will have engine runs of 5, 6, or 7 seconds depending on event. Fly-off engine runs (except F1C) will be determined at that time.
3) Rubber events, except F1B will be three maxes of 90 seconds each. Flyoff flights will be 2 one-minute time targets to determine winner.
4) Classic Towline Glider events will use 35-meter (115 feet) towlines. A line gauge will be on the field.
5) Special rules will apply for ROW, Moffett, OCD Catapult, etc.
6) He-man glider rules:
All wood construction (no built up, tissue, carbon fiber, etc.) D.T. OK – Min. weight 1.5 oz (42.5 g) – Must have a name, prominently displayed on wing – 4 attempts, best 2 count – All flights before 9:30 a.m. - No use of thermal detecting “devices” – Time one, fly one.
FAI Events: One hour rounds beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.
Sunday. Mini Events will be flown near contest headquarters. One-hour
lunch break on Saturday. Fly-off flights TBD, depending on drift conditions
Bill Vanderbeek Fred Terzian Dick Douglas
Palo Alto, CA 94306 San Jose, CA 95129 San Jose, CA 95118
Marriott Courtyard Vagabond Inn The Venetian Court
10683 Whiterock Road 10713 Whiterock Road 11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova 95670 Rancho Cordova 95670 Rancho Cordova 95742
Waegell Field is located southeast of Mather AFB, near the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and Jackson Highway. From the Stockton area, it’s best to take Highway 99 north past Lodi and go northeast on Grant Line Road, just below the town of Elk Grove. Continue north on Grant Line Road until you cross an aqueduct then bear left at the signal light onto Sunrise Blvd. which heads due north. Cross Jackson Highway at the four-way signal lights and then, count approx. 14 telephone poles from the corner on the right hand side. After that you will see a gate leading towards a sheep shed and pen. This is Waegell Field.
Vintage A2, anyone ?
The fact that this rules lasted this long with very little change is proof of how good this rules were from the very begining.
The two more radical changes in the way we fly this models were the introduction of "circle tow" and the composite structures that allow the "bunt" launching of the model.This two events and the lifting of the "builder of the model"rule have produced models of great performance ,that are mass produced and available to any one interested in competing.
The observation is that all this models are very similar in shape and performance,no personality expression or aesthetical value.
Our intention is to bring back some of the beautifull ,elegant models of the past and fly them under the rules and form of the 50's and 60's.
I believe we can simplify this by setting a minimum of rules .
1)Nordic A2 size and weight.
3) No composites structure or reinforcements.
4) 50 meters tow line under 2 Kg tension.
Any one interested in this initiative ,please contact Lee Hines or Hector Diez.
If we see enough interest we will run a series of contests along with Walt Ghio's vintage F.A.I.power.
One incentive to build or revive one of this models is that they may be very competitive in the N.F.F.S. classic glider class or the Sanvaleers nostalgia glider contests.Again,we like to hear your opinions or sugestions and see how much interest (if any)this idea generates.
Ph. (661) 834 1063
Email : h10auto @ aol.com
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