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Old Dec 28, 2004, 02:11 PM
Jo
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Re: Confused by FAI records illustrated in RCSD... I thought Joe Wurts was cross country king?


The distance task in F3B is not considered a world record. BTW it is
at 35
legs (Espen Torp NOR)
35 legs x 150m = 5,25km

To get a distance world record takes lots of time and preperation.
There is no doubt that there are many others capable of making a new
record
in distance A to B or the record Goal and return (two separate
records).
BUT you cant just fly it and meassure afterwards just because you
had good
thermals that day.... The rules state a few things that needs
preperation
and good friends.

Links:
http://www.fai.org/
http://records.fai.org/models/
http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/documents/sc4.asp#www

Hilsen Jojo
www.grini.no

--- In soaring@yahoogroups.com, Jeff Steifel <jsteifel@p...> wrote:
> F3B requires that it be flown in 4 minutes. So getting 10km in 4

minutes
> is a difficult task. Without doing the math, I would assume you

had to
> have perfect air for all 4 minutes and be very heavy.
>
> Stuart A. Hall wrote:
>
> > I am looking at the new RCSD and have always been confused by

the
> > recorded FAI entries. I thought there would be plenty of fliers

who
> > could fly goal and return flights of 10km or more. So what is it

about
> > the F3B category, or FAI rules that makes the current record

only 7km?

> --
> Jeff Steifel





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Old Dec 29, 2004, 04:11 PM
Jonas Ekman
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Re: Confused by FAI records illustrated in RCSD... I thought Joe Wurts was cross country king?


Hi,

There are 7 differnt records when it comes to F3B (Glider), these
records does not have anything to do with the competition rules run
as F3B. Read more at:

http://records.fai.org/models/current.asp?id=194

More records...
Unofficial record for F3B comp Task B (Distance)are 34 (or 36 laps)
in the 150 m coarse, set by Espen Torp, Norway (if I'm not misstaken.)

Unofficial Record for F3B comp Task C (Speed) are 13,87 s for 4
laps, set by Pasi Väisänen, Sweden, during F3B comp 2003.

//Jonas Ekman, Sweden

ps. To whom I posted a simiular mail private...sorry.. it was ment
for the group!!



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