IMPORTANT! This contest
has been postponed More details
to follow later.
to May 16, 2009.
has been postponed
More details to follow later.
Individual Event Tips
1/2A Parachute Duration
1/2A Boost Glide
B Eggloft Duration
Please use the links above to find out information on contest flying and tips for doing the events.
The Contest is open to anyone who wants to compete, whether an NAR member or not.
Entry fees are $2 for Junior fliers, and $5 for Senior fliers.
The Contest Event Tips were originally created for NARAM-46 which had 1/2A Copter, A Boost Glide, and B Eggloft Duration.
The tips have been modifed slightly. Some unique reference to NARAM-46 might remain.
Do not be overwhelmed by the information. It is there for you to make use of to the extent that you want to.
The VERY basics are these:
1/2A Parachute Duration - The model has to be flown using a 1/2A type engine. The modle has to stay in one piece, no parts can fall free. Two flights allowed, the scoring is that BOTH flight times are added together. ONE of the flghts has to be returned. Two models allowed.
B Eggloft Duration - The model has to stay attached, so the capsule and main body need to come down together on the same shock cord. The objective is to fly the model with egg for as long as you can, and get it back without breaking the egg. Scoring is the best single flight out of two allowed. Two models allowed.
1/2A Helicopter Duration - The model has to come down on one piece, no parts can be dropped. It needs to use helicopter recovery or autorotation recovery. Two flights allowed, the scoring is that BOTH flight times are added together. ONE of the flghts has to be returned. Two models allowed.
1/2A Boost Glide Duration - The model can come down in more than one part (such as using a Pop-pod), the glider part is timed. Take note that an engine can not be ejected by itself, so if the design kicks an engine the engine needs to have a streamer. Two flights allowed, the scoring is that BOTH flight times are added together. ONE of the flghts has to be returned. Two models allowed.
The events chosen for the contest are relatively low power, 1/2A for Parachute, 1/2A for Copter, 1/2A for Boost Glide, and B For Eggloft Duration. And whatever engine you want for Sport Scale (up to G power). The low power was chosen so that there would be little chance of models flying away or being lost.
For more info, use the above links.
Last Updated 11/12/2008