SEN 2127

Table of Contents - SEN 2127

  1. AMA Rule Change
  2. Bear
  3. Moose
  4. SCAT Annual corrections
  5. Model Asset Database

AMA Rule change OFF 17-2

From: Ross Jahnke
The AMA rule proposal, OFF 17-2, requiring AMA numbers seems both obvious
but not well conceived. This was my response to my district representative
on the subject.

What is the rationale? Is there significant evidence of non-compliance?
Isn't there already a rule about AMA number size and location? Why the
right hand wing only? What about scale models and indoor models?
Superficially, exempting rotary wing models seems logical, but who can read
an AMA number when the model is in flight anyway? Its when its at rest that
the number needs to be legible. I put my name, cell phone and e-mail on my
models. You're much more likely to get your model back if they can call you
while you're still at the field, the address is useless information.

This would be my recommendation for an amended proposal:

"Require AMA number on the top of the wing and and owners name and contact
information on the exterior of all outdoor FF models.  Exception - scale


Ross Jahnke
Professor of Art

Editors's comments - it seems that specifing the right wing is not really needed. Otherwise it appears to be in line with the current FAA thinking.
As you say Ross it sensible to put your mobile phone number on the model as it greatly increases the chances of getting the model back while still at the flying site.

It is not clear if the current - no masking tape - rule would remain in effect. 

Bear Cup

1. Tambet Lepp, EST +360 +540 
2. Robert Hellgren, SWE +360 +517 
3. Per Findahl, SWE +360 +514 

1. Maxim Solodov, RUS 
2. Janne Isotalo, FIN 
3. Ari Kutvonen, FIN 

1. Kaarle Kuukka, FIN 
2. Juri Roots, EST 
3. Raimond Naaber, EST 

1. Jukka Juslin, FIN 
2. Ossi Kilpelainen, FIN

Swedish Moose Cup 2016

Unofficial results

1. Mikhail Kosonozhkin, RUS +360
2. Olli-Matti Karhunen, FIN +319
3. Valery Poljaev, RUS +214

1. Janne Isotalo, FIN +240
2. Maxim Solodov, RUS +220
3. Bror Eimar, SWE +195

1. Juri Roots, EST total 210

1. Jukka Juslin, FIN 990
2. Ossi Kilpelainen, FIN 688
3. Petri Pitkanen, FIN 451

SCAT Annual Corrections

From: Jim Parker

SCAT Annual Score correction,

Mark this up to my fat fingers or the perils of Excel, please note these corrections:
F1A, Mike McKeever's winning flyoff flight time was 276 sec.
Nir Shitrit dropped just one flight, his total was 1262 sec moving him one position up to 5th and pushing me down to 6th.

Did I mention we had GOOD weather?


Thermals,  JIM

editors comment .... Jim, I heard that you had GOOD weather 

Model Airplane Asset Register Database

The Model Airplane Asset Register Database is designed for a serious Hobbyist who would like to keep track of his model collection and to track his models performance in Events. Also,  to keep Event information, Weather reports, Pictures,  Videos, links, Clubs, people and other Information pertaining to the Events , Model collection or to the Hobby in General.

Its quite a simple Stand-alone MicroSoft Database which runs on Windows 7 or higher- no third Party Software required.

Next Version includes automatic Calendar reminders, better Event weather recording and more Reports.

See for a Flyer and more information

Kind Regards,
William Damerell.

Roger Morrell