SEN 1246 - 21 Sept 2008
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Table of contents - SEN 1246 - 21 Sept 2008
- It's the Dessert
- South West FAI Challenge
- Write to Don B
- Indoor World record
- USA F1E Team Selection
- Radio D/T Oddments
All About October, Appetizer & Dessert
From: Bill Booth
For those of you who crave more than the three course meal of Livotto, Sierra Cup and The Finals, don't forget the San Diego Orbiteers have a full slate of FAI events scheduled at the Dual Club Annual next weekend, September 27 & 28 at Lost Hills and a gourmet dessert, the Southwest FAI Challenge Americas Cup event at El Dorado Dry Lake in Boulder City, Nevada on October 25 & 26. The flier for the Dual Club meet was linked in SEN 1245 (9/14/08). The flier for Boulder City will be out soon.
Bill Booth Jr.
SOUTHWEST FAI CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2008
BOULDER CITY, NEVADA
SPONSORED BY THE SAN DIEGO ORBITEERS
AN AMERICAS CUP EVENT
AMA SANCTION #08-1956
CONTINUATION OF THIS EVENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE ENTHUSIASTIC EFFORTS OF JILL ROWLAND-LAGAN, CEO OF THE BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. PLEASE PATRONIZE BOULDER CITY MOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES AND TELL THEM WHY YOU ARE THERE.
For Classes: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1G, F1H, F1J, F1P, F1Q (Light) AND P-30
Saturday October 25th: F1A, F1B, F1C and F1P
(7) One hour rounds commencing at 8:00AM
Round 1: F1A, 210 Seconds, F1B and F1C, 240 Seconds, F1P, 180 Seconds
Rounds 2-7: 180 Seconds
Saturday Fly Offs will begin at 4:30PM (weather permitting)
Sunday October 26th: F1G, F1H, F1J, F1Q (Light) and P-30
Tie-Breaker “Espresso Fly-Off”(No Max): F1G 7:30-7:40; F1H 7:45–7:55; F1J 8:00–8:10; F1Q 8:15–8:25
(5) 45 Minute rounds commencing at 8:30AM
All Rounds: 120 Seconds
F1Q (Light): 20 Second Motor Run, 120 Second Max, All Rounds
P-30 8:00AM to 12:00PM, No Rounds
Sunday Mini-Event Flyoffs
No later than 12:30PM (45 minutes after close of Round 5), any required flyoffs will begin. The first flyoff round Max will be 180 seconds for all events. The second flyoff Max, if required, will be 240 seconds. If a winner is not determined at the conclusion of these two flyoff rounds, the Expresso Flyoff times will be used to determine final placing.
Note: F1Q flyoffs will follow this same format except all flyoff flights will be limited to a 15 second motor run.
***There will be NO timers provided. Please find someone to fly and time with you.***
Perpetual Trophies to winners in F1A, F1B, F1C, F1G, F1H and F1J
Glassware 1st through 3rd place for all events, including P-30 and winners of Espresso Flyoffs
Entry Fee: $25 for first F1 event entry, $10 for each additional F1 event entry
P-30 $5, no entry fee for Juniors or Espresso Flyoff
Bill Booth Jr. Bob Beecroft
5092 Nighthawk Way 3488 Linda Vista Terrace
Oceanside, CA 92056 Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 842-1079 (760) 723-2499
Directions to El Dorado Dry Lake:
On Hwy 95 approximately 7 miles south of Hwy 93. Access through the Desert Tortoise fence is on the west side of Highway 95 on the north edge of where the power lines cross the highway. The flying area is to the west, approximately in the middle of the lake bed. In the early morning, the field is approximately 35 minutes drive time from the Las Vegas “Strip”. Camping on the field is permitted.
Write to Don B
From: Richard Blackam
You are probably not aware that my father is pretty ill with his
cancer battle (which has been going on for a few years now). He
probably wouldn't mind that I mention it. Perhaps you could make a
note in SEN. I know he's made many friends on his FF trips around the
world so If anyone would like to email him their good wishes, his
treatment in hospital but will get messages eventually.
Indoor world record
Aki, we need pix and an article for the NFFS Digest, please.
To: Lee Hines
Did you see this: 1:42 glider flight indoors?
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:57 am (PDT)We, Ishii and Danjo, had a record trial at Odate Jukai Dome in Odate, Akita
on 10 Sep.
The dome is 46.8m high ceiling.
Good flying, Aki
Sub-class :F1N (Indoor Glider)
Category: F1: Free flight
Type of record : N118-d: Duration (ceiling over 30m)
Course/location : Akita (Japan)
Performance : 1 min 41.2 sec
Modelflyer : Mitsuru ISHII (Japan)
Sub-class :F1M (Indoor Aeroplane, extensible motor)
Category: F1: Free flight
Type of record : N117-d: Duration (ceiling over 30m)
Course/location : Akita (Japan)
Performance : 21 min 57 s
Modelflyer : Akihiro DANJO (Japan)
F1E Team Selection Contest
Tom Ioerger* 100 100 100 97.92 100 87.50 100 685.42
From: Don Zink
I was kind of shocked at the level of comment on this along w the strident words. It strikes me that...
The rules are the rules; if its legal you can do it and its ethical. If its not, you can't and its not. If you don't like the rules, try to change them.
However, the playing field is generally very level, so if you don't win, maybe one should look elsewhere other than rules changes? And, please be mindful that the quest for more rules of a parsing nature will only have a detrimental effect on participation as the formula is tightened to rule out increasing numbers of people.
I also don't get the preoccupation with preventing "cheaters." Free societies and free associations (like the Free World and FAI Free Flight contests) rely almost completely on personal restraint to prevent law-breaking and cheating. Our law enforcement is designed to catch people AFTER a crime has been committed rather than PREVENT crimes from being committed. And free flight contests depends largely on the honor system that invites willing people to have some good competition and willingly use a given set of accepted rules. Emphasis on the WILLING.
The bottom line is that there are plenty of very smart people flying FAI free flight. If they wanted to cheat, I'm sure they could figure out a way to do it and they will always be one step ahead of the rules-makers.
And I suppose in this tight community, we would all very quickly know who they are. Further, given our nature to tribalize into smaller groups combined with the speed of communications would not be shocked to see the offending parties ostracized, etc.
I realize that all involved in FAI free flight are not from this more western culture but my guess is that the same dynamic will still be in effect. It just might take a little longer for offending parties to "get it." But they would eventually.
So, if you don't want to use rcdt, don't. If you do, do it. Burt have a good time competing either way because I'm not sure how RCDT would stop that.
End of soap box.
Because of travel, Finals prep and other stuff we are behind with SEN .. our applogies