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Jan 15, 2017, 10:13 AM
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F5J in Vegas 2017


Update 2/7/17 -- Hotel and other information now available in this thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ert-Vegas-2017

I'm happy to announce the first annual F5J in Vegas contest on April 23/24 2017. Chris Bajorek and Lenny Keer will be the co-CD's for the event.
The flying site will be on a sod farm near the California/Nevada border, just outside Las Vegas. Yes, we will be flying on a huge grass field in the desert!
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7945.../data=!3m1!1e3

The very popular F3J in the Desert contest will be held on Friday and Saturday, with our F5J event following on Sunday and Monday at the same site.
Jim Monaco is the overall organizer for both events, so you don't want to miss out!

F5J entries will be limited to a maximum of 48 pilots and may fill up quickly. The flying site is approximately 30 minutes from Primm, NV and 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip.
We're looking into securing a block of rooms at one of the Primm hotels -- stay tuned for more info on that.
We are planning to complete the qualification rounds around 1:00PM on Monday, followed by 3 flyoff rounds, and hope to finish up by about 3:00PM, so people can get on the road home.

Registration will open at 7:00PM Mountain time on Monday January 16th at www.f3xevents.com.

(Pilot roster is now full, but there may be some cancellations. You can get on a waiting list by visiting the registration page)

The F3J registration will be open at the same time, so be sure you register for the proper event!
Entry fee will be $45 and AMA membership is required. A "rules and processes" document can be found on the registration site that defines how the contest will be run.
This event will be flown using standard FAI F5J rules, except that motor restarts will be permitted and will result in a zero score for that round.

Lots of good F5J information can be found at www.f5j-usa.com/ including rules explanation and a link to the current FAI rules.
The F5J in Vegas contest will be part of the F5J-USA Tour (http://www.f5j-usa.com/f5j-usa-tour-information/) as well as the international F5J Intertour (http://www.trnavaf3j.sk/cms/news.php).

There will be a free webinar soon that details the F5J rules and strategies, that should be very useful for anybody new to F5J competition.
The webinar will be announced in this thread when it has been scheduled.

Each model flown must be equipped with an approved F5J logging altimeter. A list of currently approved altimeters is shown below:

FAI F5J approved altimeter list:
Altis v3
Altis v4+
Altis v4
Altis Micro
CAMF5J
Grk Elec Altmr2
Mvario2_JetiBox
RCE #2Basic
RCE Multi 2
SM Unilog 2


Thanks,
Lenny Keer
Last edited by Lenny970; Feb 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM.
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Jan 15, 2017, 10:18 AM
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Lenny I plan to be there
Jan 15, 2017, 11:18 PM
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Does my Topaz ALES qualifies for this event? If not, I'll be out to watch or lend a hand.

Mike
Jan 16, 2017, 02:13 AM
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Hi Mike,

You are welcome to come fly in the event. Like Bill said in the F5J USA Tour thread all you need is an approved F5J altimeter. The Altis V4 and CAMf5j are both popular: compare their features to see which one is best for you. You can check the f5j-usa Suppliers page for a list of altimeter sellers.

Chris B.
Jan 16, 2017, 07:55 PM
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What about this CAM?
Jan 16, 2017, 08:31 PM
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That is the ALES CAM unit. It is programmable for a given altitude to shut off. That is not legal in F5J. I use that for ALES, for F5J is use the CAM F5J unit. Simple plug in swap, and F5J legal.

The key is that the shut off altitude cannot be programmed.

http://www.soaringcircuits.com/
Jan 16, 2017, 09:51 PM
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35 entries in the first few minutes, not bad! Fair warning, I'm bringing the 2016 F5J World Cup winner, the 2016 F5J Euro Tour winner, and the 2016 F5J Intertour winner. They all happen to be the same person.

This should be an awesome contest, can't wait!
Jan 17, 2017, 01:33 AM
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Quick link: Current pilot's list
Jan 17, 2017, 09:35 AM
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Just a few slots left now. If you're planning to register don't delay!

Great to see the overwhelming response. This is the year that F5J really takes off in the US!


Lenny
Jan 17, 2017, 11:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent-AV8R
That is the ALES CAM unit. It is programmable for a given altitude to shut off. That is not legal in F5J. I use that for ALES, for F5J is use the CAM F5J unit. Simple plug in swap, and F5J legal.

The key is that the shut off altitude cannot be programmed.

http://www.soaringcircuits.com/
Thanks, purchased from Soaring USA this morning and signed up for my first event. Is there any tutorials on how the events are run or just show up and go with the flow?

Mike
Jan 17, 2017, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LVSloper
Thanks, purchased from Soaring USA this morning and signed up for my first event. Is there any tutorials on how the events are run or just show up and go with the flow?

Mike
http://www.f5j-usa.com/f5j-primer/

http://www.f5j-usa.com/f5j-primer/un...-start-height/

http://www.f5j-usa.com/

Plus they will do a good job of explaining the flow at the contest. And lots of people will be more than happy to help and answer questions
Jan 17, 2017, 11:31 AM
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Thanks Bill. A reminder we will also be hosting a webinar on F5J rules before too long so stay tuned.
Chris
Jan 17, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Thanks Bill. A reminder we will also be hosting a webinar on F5J rules before too long so stay tuned.
Chris
Great, definetly tuning in.
Jan 17, 2017, 02:30 PM
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What's the cutoff for the F5J...I heard 48 pilots.

I still know a couple of AZ pilot's who aren't registered and I think will but if only 48 slots are available... it's up getting close.

-Ed
Jan 17, 2017, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by elac2az
What's the cutoff for the F5J...I heard 48 pilots. -Ed
Correct. At 44 now, open for 4 more, then we will start a waiting list.


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