There will be two pylon races at the HEF, schedule to be confirmed later.
I believe the Unlimited race is on Saturday and the Warbird race will be Sunday.
Let me go over a few quick details.
As far as kinds of airplanes allowed
- For the unlimited class, you can enter anything... Anything that meets the overall event rules, that is. Aircraft that exceed 16oz in total weight with battery, and/or the max motor size will be ineligible, even if the event CD has granted permission for them to fly at the event in general. So you can enter any kind of flying machine that you want as long as it isn't too big.
As far as what will happen
- For the warbird class: we only want to see models of piston-engine propeller warbirds from the WWII era in general. So, no jets or flying wings. Size limitation is the same as mentioned in the previous paragraph, so no large planes.
- There will be two pylons marking the course. The pylons indicate where you need to turn. The pylons will be relatively short because we don't need to hit the pylons.
- We will have heats of no more than 6 planes (probably 4) which will launch straight out (hand launch or ground launch, pilot choice), then turn around pylon 2 and when the models cross the start/finish line in front of the pilots, we will begin counting at zero. The reason is for flightline safety.
- There will be 6 laps. Each pilot will be provide a counter who will count off the laps. The winners in each round will advance to semi-finals, then finals.
- Winner will get a nice prize.