FAI Free Flight World Cup 2018


Report of the FAI Jury on North American Cup of Canada 2018

Last update of this page: 21 December 2018
Competition2018 North American Cup for FAI Free Flight - Feb 14th, 2018 Lost Hills CA
FAI Jury members

1. Walt Ghio, e-mail: f1bwalt@comcast.net

2. Jim Parker, e-mail: n89015@aol.com

3. Mike Roberts, e-mail: alkiview@comcast.net

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,Q was 240 seconds. For the next 3 rounds flight time was 180 seconds. The 5th round was 240 seconds for all classes. 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 approx 20C max. Flyoff weather was excellent with 2-3 m/s wind and excellent visibility. Morning flyoff Feb 15th was cool (5C at the start) with 0-1 m/s variable wind and excellent visibility.

Flight line - changes of position

The flight line location was located North West from the camping area to allow max utilization of the available space. For the morning flyoff (Feb 15th) the line was moved South East close to the eastern orchard to allow for the expected West wind direction.

Number of starting poles

Each competitor selected a location on the flight line and flew the contest from this position. No poles were used. Markers identified the area in which each event was constrained.

Number of competitors per pole

No poles were used.

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 #1 was 6 minute max for F1A,B and C followed by Flyoff #2, a 10 minute maximum Feb 15th morning. 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

On field results posted on large manual scoreboard. Full results provided. Electronic results published on SCAT electronic web page and on Facebook Free Flight Group.

Any incident or accident

Rene Limberger (USA - F1A) wished to show his altimeter result to settle a dispute with the timekeeper. However, Rene's timer does not meet the required specifications for Electronic Evidence of Flight Time (F1.2.7 Sporting code) for example the 2hz measuring frequency. And no request for electronic evidence was asked for in advance so no electronic "signature" was available. Rene's request was denied and the time keeper's result was utilized.


No protests

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