Monday, December 30, 2013

Gyro, the following ...

It seems that USA and Czech Republic officially proposed a rule change to be discuss and vote during april 2014 CIAM plenary meeting. the proposal is the following:

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5.8.2. Characteristics of Radio Controlled Slope Gliders 
  • Maximum surface area ..................................... 150 dm2 
  • Maximum flying mass . ....................................... 5 kg 
  • Loading .............................................................. less than 75 g/dm2 

The use of any onboard-sensed data to automatically move the control surfaces or to modify the aircraft geometry is prohibited. 

Minimum radius of fuselage nose 7.5 mm in all orientations (see template below). 

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Although the general rules state the model must be directly controlled by the competitor, this addition makes the rules absolutely clear gyros and other types of on board automation are not permitted in F3F. 

to be continued ...

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