WMF 2016 summer competition
This year it was decided at the AGM to have a different format for the summer competitions as the previous format was becoming a little stale.
Ian Walker suggested we run a series of club record attempts that could be attempted on the official summer third Tuesday evening competition night, or at other times if individuals so wish. This should enable more people to take part if they are unable to attend on the official competition nights.
There will eight different tasks and two different classes of model, all
of which can be attempted at any time, many being able to be run at the same
time as others. Please rally round and assist with time keeping and equipment.
There will eight different tasks and two different classes of model, all of which can be attempted at any time, many being able to be run at the same time as others. Please rally round and assist with time keeping and equipment.
All attempts must be carried out at the WMF club flying site.
All attempts must be witnessed by at least one other club member / timekeeper.
The club has purchased a few easy to use stop watches to enable accurate timekeeping on the timed tasks which are stored in the sideboard draw.
A record attempt must be “called” before any flight begins.
claiming a new record a ‘record slip’ should be filled in and passed on to
Dave Barker or Ian Walker. Members are encouraged to keep and beat their own
times / scores even if they don’t beat the current club record.
Record slips and a score board will be kept in the hanger for all new records and then transferred to the club website when appropriate. We will try to have the website up to date just before the third Tuesday of each month.
entrant must be the owner and pilot of the model.
In any dispute (which we hope there won`t be) the Contest Director`s decision is final.
The window for any attempt will run from 19th April – 20th Sept.
Trophies will be awarded at the end of the year ( format to be decided )
All models must be electric powered of any design with or without undercarriages,
( helpers are allowed for launching and retrieval of models )
There will be two classes,
Class A models with a total max motor power of no more than 300 watts.
Class B models with a total max motor power greater than 300 watts.
Power outputs can be checked if competitors are unsure of the motor power of their models. There will also be a few spot checks to ensure competitors are not under or over stating their power levels.
eight different tasks.
There may need to be a little tweaking of the above tasks but hopefully they give enough scope for pilots to use a vast variety of models and also allow a little personal interpretation of how the tasks could be executed to gain the maximum benefit.
Safety will always be paramount therefore any unsafe actions will be stopped when necessary.
There’s still time to build a dedicated model and get in some practice. Lets have the biggest entry list to date .
Verified results should be sent to Ian Newton as soon as possible for publishing on the web pages
Dave Barker / Ian Walker
Last modified: April 20, 2016