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Sep 30, 2011, 04:29 AM
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X5J and FAI F5J October 8th & 9th Sign-Up


TO ENTER, please post to this thread your ship and power train information, before the days of the contest. During the day of the contest post your scores.
You may fly any or all of the classes below. In general, all classes use flight time - motor time and up to 30 points for landing.

The goal has been to minimize the rules to stress a Unlimited nature for these events, so everyone with an electric sailplane will have an airframe and motor that will meet the rule requirements.


TASK: Fly three 10minutes rounds unlimited and 5 minute rounds in SOR, using only thermal updrafts with an electric motor powered sailplane.

X5J eXtreme UNLIMITED rules:
1. Any airframe, motor, battery, ESC, and prop maybe used.
2. Flight time has motor run time subtracted from it.
3. 30point landing tape, in 1 meter increments worth 3pts/m

X5J eXtreme SOR rules:

1. Any airframe, battery, ESC, prop, motor with 28mm diameter and 17mm
magnet bell length or less.
2. Flight time has motor run time subtracted from it.
3. 30 point landing tape, in 1 meter increments worth 3 pts/m.

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General Rules:

1. Any part of the airframe maybe used to determine max. landing points.
2. Round motor and flight times to closest second.
3. Motor must be running at launch.
4. Each second of flight time is one point, seconds greater than 10minutes are subtracted.
5. First and additional motor runs, one point per second, loss of landing points on second motor run.



FAI F5J generalized

TASK: Fly three 10minutes rounds, using only thermal updrafts with an electric motor powered sailplane.


1. Any airframe, battery, ESC, prop, motor maybe used. To FAI limits.
2. 10:00 minute window, with flight points starting on launch. Over flying window 0 landing points.
3. A device to record flight starting height, after a 30s or less motor run, at the beginning of the window. To establish starting height fly level for 10s after motor run.
4. .5pts subtracted for each meter of starting height, 3pts subtracted for each meter above 200M, from possible 10minute flight time ((600pts or number of flight seconds) - (starting height(.5 or/and 3))).
5. Same landing tape but 5pts per meter with 50pt possible. Landing points will just be added on since you are not flying in a group to normalize scores.

This event is to establish a general data base and look at different recorded flights to see if there are any concerns on determining starting height.

If you look at these rules you can fly any e sailplane with a logger.

Example: flight time 9:58 seconds, starting height from logger 156M,, 1.5m from end of tape.
598-(156*.5) + 45 = 565pts

This is the same event as X5J just using starting height as the negative value instead of motor run time.



Hope you can joins us for the fun.

The Best Soaring

Robert
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Oct 01, 2011, 04:57 AM
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Hello Robert,
Count me in as long as the weather cooperates. I'll be flying my HighAspect again. Hopefully I'll have time to do both the X5J Unlimited and the F5J events.
Good flights to all,
-Eric
Oct 02, 2011, 04:23 AM
turn, turn, turn.
I'll try as well...Topaz S...repaired stab...the usual toned down F5B power train.
I'll try flying both styles.
Oct 02, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenny Sharp
I'll try as well...Topaz S...repaired stab...the usual toned down F5B power train.
I'll try flying both styles.
Nice to see that you got your Topaz out of that tree and back in flying order. I once lost a plane in the woods around my field for five weeks before I finally found it.

In any case, Iím in again for October. I hope that the weather is as beautiful as it was today.

As usual, I'll fly an Art Hobby e-sailplane in the "unlimited" category of the X5J. I will also put-in some FAI F5J flights as well.

FF
Oct 03, 2011, 02:20 AM
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I'm in for x5j unlimited and f5j FAI
Pulsar 3200, xtail, mvvs 46 sport, 3s 2650mAH nanotech, 60a esc.

Right after the National Spanish Championship in Seville. I still have to recover from 42 Celsius degrees Congratts to Richard https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=109682 for being the Champion

Good flights!
Oct 03, 2011, 10:25 AM
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In


FAI F5J, with AVA F Neu 1506, TP 2S 1750 MA.

All the best,

Luis
Oct 03, 2011, 04:07 PM
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For X5J extreme unlimited and F5J FAI
SUPRA, Hyperion GS3025-10, Aeronaut 14x8, LiPo 3S Turnigy 3300 mAh 45C-90C, ESC TMM 60 Amp

Best regards from Spain
Oct 03, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Another friend from the Spanish Team


Francisco Hernandez:
Pulsar 3.600, motor Hyperion GS3025-10, batt. 3s 2.200 Mah, 70A esc.
Avia Topmodel 2.500, motor Hacker A60 Gearbox 4.4:1, batt. 2s 4.000 Mah, 40A esc.

X5J Unlimited and F5J-FAI

Regards, Javier.
Oct 04, 2011, 10:46 PM
Just plain ridiculous. Sir.
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F5j and/or unl would be e paragon. 035 astro, gearbox, 16 x 8

sOR would be allegro lite, a20 20.
Oct 05, 2011, 07:53 AM
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On my way home from vacation on the 8th. I hope to fly SOR on the 9th.

Mike
Oct 07, 2011, 11:47 AM
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The weather forecast is pretty bad but they might be wrong . If my hopes come true I will try F5J and SOR with my new 2m plane.

Jan
Oct 07, 2011, 03:48 PM
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F5J Electron We are having Indian summer in the Midwest with perfect weather. Full sun 70 during the days and 50's at night, usually good and strong thermals with temperature difference.

Hope everyone has great weather for the weekend.

The Best

Robert
Oct 09, 2011, 06:35 AM
turn, turn, turn.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forest Flyer
Nice to see that you got your Topaz out of that tree and back in flying order. I once lost a plane in the woods around my field for five weeks before I finally found it.

In any case, Iím in again for October. I hope that the weather is as beautiful as it was today.

As usual, I'll fly an Art Hobby e-sailplane in the "unlimited" category of the X5J. I will also put-in some FAI F5J flights as well.

FF
Thanks... Good to have it back.

Not sure if I'm gonna get any flights in.
I worked all day yesterday and I'm working today.
I am a slave to my schedule.... but it's cool.
Oct 09, 2011, 08:49 AM
Just plain ridiculous. Sir.
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Flew the Allegro in SOR yesterday. Man, I'm terrible. Should have been able to put up a 900+ easily.

Flight 1: 4:57 - 33 run (multiple) - 0 land = 264
Flight 2: 5:31 - 25 run - 0 land (short, really?) = 244
Flight 3: 5:15 - 30 run - 6 land (really???) = 261
Total score : 769

Ryan
Oct 09, 2011, 09:59 AM
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X5J-SOR

LS model Virus 2m, TG 2826-1650, 10x6, 2S1550, 580 g, 130 W

1. 4:58, motor 18, landing 4.5 m = 298
2. 4:57, motor 13, landing 30 cm = 314
3. 4:59, motor 13, landing 80 cm = 316

Total 928 points.

The rain stopped just for the afternoon, even sun briefly appeared. Quite windy but active air so I made the time comfortably. I am still getting used to the model, it has been her third outing.

Strong thermals to everyone,
Jan


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