FAI Free Flight World Cup 2018


Report of the FAI Jury on Equinox Cup 2018

Last update of this page: 28 December 2018
CompetitionEquinox Cup
13/05/2018 Salisbury Plain, UK
FAI Jury members

1. Thomas Weimer, DEU

2. Didier Barberis, FRA

3. Peter Watson, GBR

Advance information

FAI web site, Free Flight News, Facebook, BMFA website

Schedule of competition

Start round 1 09.00, round 2 10.30, round 3 12.00, round 4 14:00, round 5 16:15; flyoffs from 19:30

Duration of rounds

Round 1 hr 15 minutes

Breaks between rounds

15 minutes

Maximum durations in each round

Round 1, 2, 4 and 5 180 seconds (3 minutes)
Round 3 240 seconds (4 minutes)
Flyoff round 1 120 seconds (2 minutes) DT flyoff
The strength and direction of the wind at flyoff time would have resulted in models flying into trees given an extended maximum time. For that reason a DT flyoff was held, this decision was reached after consultation with all flyers participating in the flyoff. The DT time was set for 120 seconds, with the final score being the time to the ground. For every second over 120 that the model DTed and penalty of 2x the number of seconds over 120 that the model DTed was applied.

Interruptions and delays

A 45 minutes hold was called between rounds 4 and 5 due to a change in wind direction.

Weather and visibility

Mainly sunny, good visibility, 10-18oC. Wind speed 2 m/s at first, increasing to 5/s at flyoff time

Flight line - changes of position


Number of starting poles

Flying from line

Number of competitors per pole


Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Competitors flying from the line instead of poles, with specific part identified for F1C and F1Q.

Observations on timekeeping

Timing by helpers and other competitors, 2x timekeepers assigned to each competitor for fly-offs

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

Prize giving held following flyoffs. Trophies, certificates and beer or sweets for top 3.
Results displayed on scoreboard with names, nationalities and junior identification

Any incident or accident




[Results of Equinox Cup]
[FF World Cup rules 2018] - [FF World Cup report 2018] - [FF World Cup results 2018]

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