|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
Listed on the SCAT web page and Facebook (FreeFlight group)
Schedule of competition
Listed on the SCAT web page
Duration of rounds
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
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.