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Old Sep 02, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Eric Wierman 's 2012 F5B World Championship thread

Greetings fellow Race Fans!

This is the spot I plan to update with items that may be of interest regarding the leading edge of model sport air racing known as F5B, during the World Championship being held in Romania, September 16-21, 2012.

For the announcement details, you can click here: http://www.frmd.ro/Fai%20Events/2012...ulletin1_1.pdf



For a description of the racing event and what we actually do in a race, you can click here:
http://www.f5b.co.uk/?q=node/77

For a look at some of the racing models, you can click here:
http://www.f5b.de/modelle.html

Many pilots will blog the event and I will add those links as I learn of them, so you'll be able see all those pictures and stories as well.

USA's 2012 F5B Team consists of our top 3 National Pilots, as decided during the 2011 US National in San Diego. 1) Lenny Keer, 2) Steve Neu and 3) Jeff Kessamen.

I will try to include content here that applies to a wide range of interested hobbyists and seasoned racers alike.

Fair WARNING: subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences, thread will likely take tangents at any given moment. :-)

Hope you enjoy "the ride".

Eric Wierman
US F5B Race Team Manager

- Team USA greatly appreciates the support of NeuMotors, Castle Creations, our Russian comrade Sergey, and Paul from Radio Carbon Art.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 11:48 PM
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For those interested in seeing what F5B racing is all about, here are some informative links.

A World Championship Race.
European Championship for Electric Model Aircraft 2009 (4 min 38 sec)



A Race plane test, onboard cam. This plane does 0-170+ in about 3 seconds, is powered by high tech batteries advanced electronics gadgetry and is controlled via computerized radio transmitters (aka, big boy toys)
Riding a Avionik on test flight rear view! (3 min 39 sec)



A "hot liner" as many refer to them, this one a full on F5B racer. What it actually represents is the top of the performance and technology pyramid for high performance modeling, attempting to design a plane that flies slow, flies fast, flies with precision, accelerates with minimum delay, and flies / maneuvers with ultimate efficiency. Many great minds have dedicated countless hours developing the technology, and this video is just plain shows it all off in an intriguing kind of style.
Raketenwurm 4 F5B (2 min 59 sec)
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Dear Mr. Lenny Keer,

As special project manager tasked with designing, sourcing and delivering the team's gear this year, might you be so kind as to share with us some pictures, as well as mentioning those whom supported your design efforts??

And for the rest reading this, in case you are interested to see what one of the competitors is up to, check these links out.

Team Japan's Keniche recently did a similar project with very cool results.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...1786655&type=1

Most of what the Japanese Team does is actually very cool.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...1786655&type=1

This is Ken, at the 2008 World Championship. A true Ambassador of our sport!
http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...and%20Coke.jpg
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Dear Team Germany,

Rumor has it that the "B" team is being sent to Romania this year.

We are very sorry to hear that the venerable, and notorious, Guntmar is not going to be present representing you. ( So, maybe the rest of us mere mortals have a chance.....:-) )

Being that you guys have the only track on the planet capable enough for the fastest car, and produce the "ultimate driving machine", perhaps you'd also like to add some spice to this thread with a picture of your team shirt, and what the significance actually Is, regarding all those bloody stars?
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Will Radio Carbon Art produce an f5b feature?
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Well, I can't exactly say...but I can say that your artwork, plus Paul's, has resulted in something pretty nice already. Of course, if you'd read your texts messages today, you would already know what I am blabbing about ;-) , as well as the offer to make a special delivery,

I could only imagine what the two Of you could produce! That would surely R O C K!!
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Rumor has it that the "B" team is being sent to Romania this year.

We are very sorry to hear that the venerable, and notorious, Guntmar is not going to be present representing you. ( So, maybe the rest of us mere mortals have a chance.....:-) )
Wolf (two times world champion) Norbert (one of the originals in Electric flight) and Christian (won at least one of the Eurotours I attended) will not be walkovers I can assure you Eric. So some "second teams" might be difficult to beat.
Not the UK team, though. They had to draft in their OAP tea-boy as a pilot.
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Dear Team Germany,

Rumor has it that the "B" team is being sent to Romania this year.

We are very sorry to hear that the venerable, and notorious, Guntmar is not going to be present representing you. ( So, maybe the rest of us mere mortals have a chance.....:-) )

Being that you guys have the only track on the planet capable enough for the fastest car, and produce the "ultimate driving machine", perhaps you'd also like to add some spice to this thread with a picture of your team shirt, and what the significance actually Is, regarding all those bloody stars?
"A B-TEAM"' , i`ve seen them flew at multiple Eurotours an cannot subscibe
this. These ar REAL title candidates in mine pov.

Gr Frank

www.f5b.nl
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 05:41 AM
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So how do we recognise Mr Wierman at the WC?
How about the USA teamshirt and a pic of Eric himself?

Will be nice to meet you there and get a face to the name
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 05:44 AM
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Thanks Eric.

I'll be checking this thread frequently and good luck.

Say, any word about F5D?

Tim
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For competitors travelling by air, useful information re transporting the batteries via hand luggage can be found here, under the 'pdf' link.

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/d...batteries.aspx

The relevant bits are on pages 10 and 11, fourth paragraph, the sixth paragraph including points (a) and (b), and the last paragraph on page 10.

and a summary in...

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/d...engerFlyer.jpg

Mark.
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Blogs and links

Heiko Greiner has put together a really great website, and he always has lots of cool stuff there. In this link, you can see how an F5B folding prop is made.

http://www.f5b.de/propelleraufbau.html
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Thanks Mark, that's really usefull, finding it was on my to-do list

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Old Sep 03, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Germany's B team

.....impossible for the A team to exist without the sly, cunning and quite devious Guntmar. The evidence is overwhelming...
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Wolf (two times world champion) Norbert (one of the originals in Electric flight) and Christian (won at least one of the Eurotours I attended) will not be walkovers I can assure you Eric. So some "second teams" might be difficult to beat.
Not the UK team, though. They had to draft in their OAP tea-boy as a pilot.
Good to hear that you will be there George!.
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