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Mar 07, 2013, 04:25 AM
Roman Vojtech
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F3B Worlds next time? CANCELED!


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Mar 07, 2013, 05:06 AM
F3B
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it's not april yet..........
Mar 07, 2013, 06:28 AM
F3B and F3K
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Nooo!

F3B is the soaring class that requires most diverse flying skills and thus in my opinion is the best competition format to determine the world's best soaring pilot.

That would be really bad if no more F3B worlds would be hold.

Reto
Mar 07, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Hi all,

I'm shocked and sad to read this text proposal to the CIAM...
I agree with you Reto about F3B, even if I'm also concerned about F3F .

Pierre
Mar 07, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Really? F3B is the ultimate in RC soaring competition. It combines all of the elements of a true soaring pilot. It is the equivalent to Formula 1 of RC soaring. It takes the best of the best to compete at that level. All of the airframe advancement of our sport come from F3B.
Last edited by Daryl Perkins; Mar 09, 2013 at 07:34 AM.
Mar 07, 2013, 08:54 AM
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Please, just make sure that your delegates at the CIAM (in each country) vote against this proposal !

Unfortunately, the proposal comes from my country, and I really want to apologize about this.

French Soaring representatives (F3K, F3F, F3B, F3J) just discovered this text today ( a big thank you Roman !) and of course we have never been informed or consulted about it. This is an unilateral proposal coming from the president of the french aeromodelling federation...

Pierre
Last edited by prondel; Mar 07, 2013 at 09:47 AM.
Mar 07, 2013, 09:25 AM
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It is just a pity that french pilots have discovered this text from our NAC leader without any discussion with the involved F3x members...
(we discovered it this morning with Roman's link !!!)

Then it is just a proposal... hopefully they need a common agreement !

Let's talk !
Mar 07, 2013, 09:38 AM
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F3b


I've never flown any F3B as I started sailplanes late in life, BUT I've always loved to compete. There is no better measure of a sailplaner's skills yet devised.......and it would be a great loss to no longer hold World Championships for this event. Hopefully this does not come to pass.

Bruce
Mar 07, 2013, 10:20 AM
LSF303-AMA Fellow
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Looks like more countries than just the US of A are looking to cut costs on the world competition stage ...
Mar 07, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Today, I am ashamed to be French.
Mar 07, 2013, 01:22 PM
dare to thermal
Pierre,

may be we should send Mr. Bruno Delor some mails....
IMO it´s unbelievable it make´s me angry!

Bernd

ps. if i were 30 years younger i would start one of these sh*storms
Mar 07, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Bernd,

Vote against this proposal at the CIAM plenary meeting in april will be enough !

Pierre
Mar 07, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I have to agree with DP. I have never flown the event, but was the Contest Director for the most recent US team select. These pilots are superbly sharp and the performance these guys derive from the aircraft is nothing short of awesome. I can only say that if we do not support the continuation of these disciplines of competition, we will all lose out on not only the competitive aspect, but also in the drive to advance the sport and technology which we enjoy today. Advances in airframe design, transmitter capability, servo design, support equipment, materials and adhesives...all the product of competition moving us forward. If you value what we have, make sure your voice is heard. And then, help to keep it by getting more people to fly these events with us. Numbers speak.
Mar 07, 2013, 04:14 PM
LSF303-AMA Fellow
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I would suggest all US pilots let Terry Edmonds (US Soaring CIAM Rep) and Bob Brown (AMA President) know their feelings on this issue.
Mar 07, 2013, 04:21 PM
Everything's A Compromise
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I've been addicted to F3B since 1985 (WC Australia)
I can't imagine life without a WC every 2 years.

I've already sent my proposal rejection letter to my club secretary to be forwarded to the relevant Federal representative here in Australia.

David


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