SEN1310 - 1 June
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Table of Contents - SEN 1310
- 3 for Q
- can'f rean SEN XXXX
- Coiupes for sale
- FF Electronics Update
- Vintgae Power Survet Results
3 for Q?
Roger, The altitude limitation device seems again to be a big burden on the CD - the burden of owning a laptop and software for model processing. We should expect no more of the CD than a gram scale and a tape measure. I was at the Pensacola contest last weekend and all record keeping was done with pen and paper (and a pocket calculator). Why are we not also discussing the 3 minute max, also a simple and logical next step? This is an F1 event and there is not a larger electric class so why not treat Q like A,B, & C? 90 gram battery, 10 second engine run, 3 minute max - do we really need more? Ross
SEN 1303 - cant read all?
FFElectronics - Aeris RDT system update
Roger, my Aeris RDT receivers (both stand-alone and host-timer versions) have now reduced size and weight. Updated details available on my website http://www.ffelectronics.com and manuals available for download at http://www.ffelectronics.com/downloads.htm Thanks Massimo
Vintage FAI Power Survey Results
Recently, I asked SEN readers for their opinions on three questions related to the Vintage FAI Event. The survey was presented twice in SEN, and the second time produced nearly twice as many responses as did the first time. So, there must be some message there. At any rate, the results were as follows:
Number of respondents - 31*
1. Do you have any interest in the Vintage FAI Event?.
Yes - 26 No - 5
2. If the Vintage FAI event were held at local free flight meets across the country and at the US Nats, would you enter and fly in it?
Yes - 25 No - 6
3. Would you have any interest in serving on a NFFS committee to assist with formalizing the Vintage FAI Event rules? If so, please provide your name.
Yes - 11 No - 14
(I am withholding the names of potential volunteers pending further developments).
A few comments:
•A survey of NFFS members indicates that about 65% of us have email addresses. Not all are readers of SEN, I am sure. A more widely distributed survey to all members would provide a larger number of responses, but the proportion of yes to no votes would very likely be unchanged.
•It was enjoyable to read comments from people who have their original vintage models still in the attic or other location, and those who reminisced about their exploits back in the day.
•Several of the no voters expressed concern about the proliferation of events currently on the free flight schedule; noting that adding another event will exacerbate this problem.
The results of this survey have been sent to Bob Mattes for his information, as he requested. He has now asked Walt Ghio and I to form a subcommittee to discuss, promolgate, and propose a set of rules that can be used for a two year provisional period..