SEN 2300 3 May 2017
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Table of Contents – SEN 2300
- Motors and more motors
- Which one first ?
- Who's Altimeter is that ?
Motors and more motors
Regarding the rule change to allow F1B flyers to wind one motor before the flyoff starts.
I have no problem with this but in my opinion the rule needs extra clarification.
1, It says that we can wind ONE motor before the flyoff starts.
What if I do not 'like' this motor, can I discard it and wind another?
2, How long before can I wind my extra motor, is the one that I wound 'earlier' included? I have been winding them all day.
3, Who checks how many motors I have?
Sorry to be pedantic but during those frantic seven minutes a 'hidden' extra wound motor could be very useful.
Of course I would not stoop to this sort of behavior but then again.............
Which one first ?
reading this new rule is interesting...
What if the flyer winds and breaks the motor? Is he then allowed to wind another 'first motor" before the round? I can imagine it being interpreted differently by organisers in different jurisdictions.
c) The organiser will establish a 7 minute period during which all fly-off competitors must launch their model. Competitors may wind one rubber motor before the start of the 7 minute period.
Who's Altimeter is that ?
In practice, how will a jury confirm if an altimeter trace is from a particular competitor's model ? The unscrupulous could easily swap an altimeter in order to help a fellow competitor gain an advantage and similarly a protest could nullify a legitimate altimeter flight.
Editor’s note : I think I have had enough of this Sheriffing stuff.