FAI Free Flight World Cup 2017


Report of the FAI Jury on North American Cup 2017

Last update of this page: 1 March 2017
Competition 2017 North American Cup for FAI Free Flight - Feb 15th, 2017 Lost Hills CA
FAI Jury members

1. Henning Nyhegn, DEN

2. Phil Mitchell,  AUS

3. Walt Ghio, USA

Advance information

Listed on the SCAT web page and Facebook (FreeFlight group)

Schedule of competition

Listed on the SCAT web page

Duration of rounds

One hour

Breaks between rounds

No break between rounds

Maximum durations in each round

First round for F1A,B,C 240 seconds and 180 seconds for F1Q.  For the next 3 rounds flight time was 180 seconds. The 5th round was 240 seconds. 5 rounds were flown.

Interruptions and delays

No interruptions or delays

Weather and visibility

Excellent weather conditions for February. 1 to 3 m/s wind and temperature of 25C. Flyoff weather was excellent with 2-3 m/s wind and excellent visibility.

Flight line - changes of position

Each competitor selected a location on the flight line and flew the contest from this position.

Number of starting poles

No starting poles

Number of competitors per pole

Not required.

Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Deviations from the Sporting Code were: the lack of stating poles. 5 rounds were used rather than 7 (see above). Flyoff was 8 minute max for F1A followed by 10 minute maximum. F1B and F1C had a single flyoff of 10 minutes. A team competition was provided for each event except F1Q.

Observations on timekeeping

No issues with timekeeping

Prize-giving and issue of results - confirm organisers provide results with full names, nationalities and number of juniors

 Full results provided. Electronic results published on SCAT electronic web page and on Facebook Free Flight Group.

Any incident or accident

Frederic Aberlenc (FRA) had an issue with his timekeeper in the 8 minute flyoff losing sight of his model in the sun while very high. A subsequent check of his altimeter and the distance that the model had travelled suggested that a max should be awarded.


No protests

[Results of North American Cup] - [FF World Cup rules 2017] - [FF World Cup report 2017] - [FF World Cup results 2017]

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