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Old May 04, 2014, 06:00 AM
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f3a book ?

does anyone know where i could order a book on F3A flying

Preferibly in the UK !

thanks for any help
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Old May 04, 2014, 10:23 PM
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Er, not sure what you mean by that.

What do you want this book to tell you?
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Old May 05, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Not sure what could be suitable for You but maybe check in this document and see if it helps:

FAI Sporting Code
Section 4 – Aeromodelling
Volume F3
Radio Control Aerobatics
2014 Edition
Effective 1st January 2014
Revised 1st March 2014


Link to this document:
http://www.fai.org/downloads/ciam/SC...erobatics_2014

Could be a good starting point for description of the F3A manoeuvres?
At least it give the F3A rules etc.

/Bo
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Old May 07, 2014, 07:39 AM
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Hi,

Maybe check at http://www.gbrcaa.org/
There is a forum there also You can try.

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Old May 16, 2014, 06:17 PM
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Don't know of any books.

Flying Models Magazine has a monthly Pattern/F3A article written by Dave Lockhart. Very much worth the read.

Dave's predecessor at that magazine was the incomparable Dean Pappas. His articles are also quite worthy. I learned a lot from them before I even flew RC - it's what made me understand that Pattern was the type of flying I wanted to do.
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Old May 17, 2014, 04:19 AM
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Hi,

Also close linked to the actual flying of F3A manoeuvres is trimming the plane.

I know at least of two good sources on that subject:

1) Peter Goldsmith (multiple Australian national champion in F3A, competing several times in World championship reaching finals and also competed several times in Tournament of Champions). He has 8 step trimming guide to follow in sequence.
http://www.freewebs.com/scrcflyers/P...0Procedure.pdf
Two PDF files also here in this thread:
http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=32733

I believe there is also iPhone and Andriod apps for the mobile based on Peter Goldsmith trimming guide.

2) Bryan Herbert (has reached the US Nationals F3A finals several times and has designed many successful F3A planes, has been Manager for the US F3A World Championships Team).
His trimming method named Triangualation Trimming Method is today regarded as a good guide to follow for trimming airplanes.
http://www.hebertcompetitiondesigns....px?Type=5&ID=4

A good trimmed plane will reduce workload so You do not need to "chase" the plane and "guard" it whole time and compensate for a poorly trimmed plane when flying F3A manoeuvres.
I'm in process of trimming in my new Sebart MythoS Pro and I'm trying to follow above trimming guides as good as I can and have understanding to.

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