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Oct 31, 2011, 07:05 PM
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Last X5J SOR F5J for 2011 Nov13th/14th SignUp


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 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

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
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Nov 01, 2011, 05:22 AM
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I will try to fly if time and the weather cooperate . I'll be flying my High Aspect with a Hacker B40/9L 4.4:1 with a 3S Neu XP3600.
Good flights to all!
-Eric
Nov 03, 2011, 11:43 PM
Just plain ridiculous. Sir.
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Count me in! Maybe allegro for SOR/f5j or maybe paragon for f5j
Nov 06, 2011, 09:25 PM
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AVA F in F5J.

All the best,

Luis
Nov 10, 2011, 11:26 AM
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The weekend forecast does not look good, but if the weather man is wrong, I'll fly SOR
with my od#14.

Mike
Nov 10, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Pike Superior E for F5J FAI

Hope everyone can make it out for the weekend.

The Best Soaring

Robert
Nov 10, 2011, 12:29 PM
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I'm in again for November, but the forecast for the weekend looks very bad - windy and rainy (same basic problem mentioned by Mike for northern Indiana).

I hope to fly both the X5J (unlimited) and F5J format, using my usual planes.

FF
Nov 11, 2011, 12:25 PM
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F5J/Unlimited with AH Castor

Good weather to everyone,
Jan
Nov 12, 2011, 10:54 AM
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F5J

12th November, 2:00-3:30 pm, blue sky, wind 4-6 m/s, 3 C.

1st: 9:57, FAI height 133 m, landing 1 m = 581
2nd: 9:58, 117 m, 1 m = 590
3rd: 9:59, 85 m, 3 m = 597

Total 1768 points.

I "cheated" - there was a lot of buzzards around, it was enough to wait for them to start circling nearby. So this time it was easy (except the chill)

Same luck to you, guys,
Jan
Nov 12, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Good for you Jan, and it is not cheating.
Nov 13, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Wow, 54 degree's but winds of 15, with gust to 26mph.

What did I learn, run a Height Limiter with your logger, because going over 200m kills your score.

Rounds for FAI F5J

1. 470 + 00 -229(243m) = 241

2. 540 + 45 -232(244m) = 353

3. 348 + 20 -262(254m) = 106

Total 700


Hope you had a great weekend, I will post scores on Monday.

The Best Soaring

Robert
Nov 13, 2011, 02:08 PM
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F5J

596 -77 (154m) 45 = 564
590 -89 (178m) 0 = 501
564 -79 (158m) 0 = 485

Total 1550 points.

All the best,

Luis
Nov 13, 2011, 04:47 PM
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No flying for me this weekend. There has been a howling wind here for the past two days. I would have flown my high-wind plane, but it is not in flying condition at the moment.

FF
Nov 14, 2011, 05:17 AM
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No flying for me either, the wind was been howling here all weekend.
Regards,
-Eric
Nov 14, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Final Standing for FAI F5J November

1. 1768 Dingo II
2. 1550 Luis Moya
3. 700 Rburson

Thank you Gentlement to taking the time to fly this event. Hope eveyone has a great December.

The Best

Robert


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