FAI Free Flight World Cup 2021


Report of the FAI Jury on 15th Trofeo Citta di Capannori 2021

Last update of this page: 13 October 2021
Competition15^ TROFEO CITTA’ DI CAPANNORI – Padule di Bientina, Capannori (LU) October 09-10, 2021.
FAI Jury members

1. Jean Luc Bodin (FRA)

2. Umberto Fabbianelli (ITA)

3. Didier Chevenard (FRA)
Contest directors: Fabrizio Ceccarini on October 9 and Giorgio Venuti on October 10

Advance information

Bulletins in Italian and English languages sent 1,5 months before competition date. List of competitors provided a week before contest.

Schedule of competition

Day1: October 09, 2021: F1A and F1C classes;
Day 2: October 10, 2021: F1B and F1Q classes.

Duration of rounds

55 minutes in exception added 15 minutes at the first round on 9/10 due to wind and longer time for tracking models.

Breaks between rounds

5 minutes

Maximum durations in each round

F1A, F1C: 180, 150, 120, 120 Incompleted for strong wind over 9 m/sec. F.O. F1C: the day after: one competitor withdrawn, winner nominated after a simplified and shorted flight.
F1B,F1Q: 240, 180,180,150,120 Fly-off: F1B: 60 sec. DT timed up to ground. Very windy.

Interruptions and delays

Day 1: in the morning start-up at 8,30 AM due to delay in registration poles positioning due to strong wind- No time breaks.
Day2 start-up at 8,00 morning light, half an hour break at 12,00 due to increased wind, to allow recovering models and lunch.

Weather and visibility

Day 1: clear sky but high wind speed started at about 4 m/sec and burst increased up to more than 7-8 m/sec and over 10-11 m/sec frequent burst. At 1 PM with a wind over 9 m/sec for more than 20 sec the contest has been stopped after the 4th launch.
Day 2 : clear sky, low wind early morning, quickly increased at 10-11 AM up to 5 m/sec and burst over 7-8 m/sec.

Flight line - changes of position

During both days both poles line has not been moved. Direction ENE/NE

Number of starting poles

Day 1: F1A: nr. 2 + F1C: nr.1; Day 2 : F1B: nr. 4 + F1Q: nr.1.

Number of competitors per pole

Three or four of the same country where was possible.

Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

In the F1B class the F.O. conducted with a flight time of 60 sec on timer or DT checked by timekeepers up to ground landing due to high wind to avoid losses of aircrafts. Agreed by competitors done at 5PM. With wind over 4 m/sec.

Observations on timekeeping

None. Timekeeping at poles provided by the organiser and additionally by the competitors when needed.

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

Completed on both days. The F1C prizing on day 2 after F1B fly-off at the field results provided unofficially replicated by mail to all participants.
Included prizing to Juniors F1B even if limited to two participants only.

Any incident or accident




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