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  1. FAI events at the USFFC
  2. 16th SW FAI Challenge


FAI events at the United States Free Flight Championships


I will be running the FAI events this coming weekend.  For those who are planning on attending the FAI events at the USFFC this weekend we will be starting at 8 am on Saturday for F1ABCP with one hour rounds.  On Sunday we will start at 8 am for F1GHJQ with 45-minute rounds.


With the new field conditions we will be moving to keep the models from landing in the new orchard area.  One of the planned launch areas to us is south of the entry road.  If we have are normal southeast drift in the morning we will start flying in or normal location and then move to the east when drift changes to a southwest direction.  This will all be depending on the drift conditions.


I plan on flying Saturday so the desk will be vacant for a good part of the round.  I want to use self-service for reporting round times.


A porta potty will be positioned in the new east area also.


Thank you, Walt

OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2012

(Reserve Day October 29, 2012)





this event was made possible by the GENEROUS 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, P-30, E-36 and Vintage FAI Power

Saturday October 27th: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P, and F1Q

(7) One hour rounds commencing at 8:00AM for all events

Round 1: F1A, 210 Seconds, F1B and F1C, 240 Seconds, Rounds 2-7: 180 Seconds

F1P, 180 Seconds, All Rounds

F1Q will be flown in accordance with current FAI rules. Contestants may use an approved energy limiter or may compute the allowable motor run and post the value on the model. 180 seconds all rounds.


Saturday Fly Offs will begin no earlier than 3:30PM


Sunday October 28th: F1G, F1H, F1J, P-30, E-36 and Vintage FA1 Power

Tie-Breaker “Espresso Fly-Off” (No Max): F1G 7:15-7:25; F1H 7:30–7:40; F1J 7:45–7:55, Vintage FAI Power 8:00-8:10

(5) 45 Minute rounds commencing at 8:30AM

F1G, F1H and F1J, 120 Seconds, All Rounds

Vintage FAI Power, 180 Seconds, All Rounds

E-36 and P-30 8:00AM to 12:00PM, No Rounds, AMA Rules
Sunday Flyoffs

No earlier than 12:45PM (30 minutes after close of Round 5) flyoffs will begin. For F1G, F1H and F1J, the first flyoff round Max will be 180 seconds. The second flyoff Max, if required, will be 240 seconds.  

Vintage FAI Power Flyoffs will use the same engine runs, with a 240 second Max for the first flyoff and a 300 second Max for the second flyoff.

For all Sunday events, if a winner is not determined at the conclusion of two flyoff rounds, the Espresso Flyoff times will be used to determine final placing.


Perpetual Trophies to winners in F1A, F1B, F1C, F1G, F1H, F1J and FIQ

Glassware 1st through 3rd place for all events, including F1P, E-36, Vintage FAI Power and P-30. Cups to the Winners of “Espresso Fly-Offs”.


Entry Fee: $30 for first event entry, $10 for each additional event entry. $10 for P-30 and E-36. No entry fee for Juniors or Espresso Flyoff

Contest Director:

Bill Booth Jr.                                              Bob Beecroft

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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.

.Roger Morrell