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Apr 04, 2017, 07:55 AM
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2017 USA National F3K Championship


Come be a part of the 2017 USA National F3K Championship!

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 22nd and 23rd, 2017

Where: AMA National Headquarters, 5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302 As usual, we will fly on site 4.

Registration is open to all AMA members via mail and must be postmarked by July 8, 2017.

Entry forms are found here

Pilot's meeting both days at 8:30am and first flights immediately thereafter.

Task List: TBD - see below for last year's tasks

Roster: TBD - to be posted the week of the event along with start list (groupings)

Who's in?

Tom Siler
Columbus, OH
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Apr 04, 2017, 07:55 AM
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Hold for last year's task list


1 "H" - 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Best 4 flights, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 max in any order, 10:00 window
2 "B" - Last 2 x 4:00 Last 2 flights, 4:00 max, 10:00 window
3 "D" - Ladder +15 sec Increasing times - 0:30, 0:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, in 10:00 window
4 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00 Best 5 flights, 2:00 max, 10:00 window
5 "C" - All up 3 x 3:00 All up, 3 flights, 3:00 max
6 "J" - Last 3 x 3:00 Last 3 flights, 3:00 max, 10:00 window
7 "M" - Big Ladder Increasing times - 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 max in 10:00 window
8 "A" - Last 5:00 in 7:00 Last flight, 5:00 max, 7:00 window
9 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00 Best 5 flights, 2:00 max, 10:00 window
10 "F" - Best 3 of 6 Best 3 flights, 3:00 max, 6 launches only, 10:00 window
11 "I" - Best 3 x 200s Best 3 flights, 200s (3:20) max, 10:00 window
12 "E" - Poker Poker, 5 self nominated targets, 10:00 window
13 "H" - 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Best 4 flights, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 max in any order, 10:00 window
14 "B" - Last 2 x 4:00 Last 2 flights, 4:00 max, 10:00 window
15 "D" - Ladder +15 sec Increasing times - 0:30, 0:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, in 10:00 window
16 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00 Best 5 flights, 2:00 max, 10:00 window

We will do something similar this year as well... but probably with some tweaks.
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Apr 04, 2017, 07:56 AM
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Format and Accommodations


Contest format and schedule

Friday, July 21

8am-12pm Field Maintenance (grass cutting and tent setup) - Flying is permitted but may be interrupted by on field activities.

12pm - 2pm Open Flying and Practice - Big Timer and sound system will likely be available for some round practice.

2pm - 4pm Unofficial 1m National Championship and "alternate task" competition - We will alternate flight groups between 1m and 1.5m with non-F3K tasks (such as 1-3-6)

5pm - dusk Open Flying and Campground banter

Saturday July 22nd

8am Sign-In

8:30am Pilots Meeting

9am - 5pm Competition rounds - No round will begin after 5pm. I expect four or five flight groups, ending flying activities most likely around 6pm

Sunday July 23rd

8:30am Brief Pilots Meeting

8:40am - 2pm Competition rounds - No round will begin after 2pm. Comptition rounds will end around 3:00 with a small pause for charging / scoring recap / finals prep

3:00 - 4:00 - Flyoff Rounds - Four rounds of flying with no breaks other than prep time. Timers and pilots be prepared for an hour of straight flying. If you have a small battery, bring a spare that can be field swapped and have it charged.

4:15 - Awards
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Apr 04, 2017, 09:00 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Tom, very glad to hear that you are doing it again!
Like what I see on your plan!
I will be there (unless family vacation plans interfere, hope not).
Apr 04, 2017, 09:57 AM
Mike M.
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There is a bit of a schedule conflict with the USA F3K team being at the WC in Ukraine at this time (July 18 - 31)...
Apr 04, 2017, 10:03 AM
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Yeah Mike. There always is. I missed NATs a few years ago when I was traveling with the F3J team.... but then again I think I was gone for most of a month.

FAI events aren't considered for conflicts unfortunately.
Apr 04, 2017, 11:48 AM
Mike M.
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Weird that this happens. Oh well...
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Apr 04, 2017, 12:04 PM
Barney Fife, Vigilante
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We will miss you. Good luck at the WC.
Apr 04, 2017, 01:07 PM
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Don't worry. I will be showing up with my "world beater 6000" to avenge such a grievous scheduling conflict and will dedicate the utter domination in the name of the weary F3K team representing us overseas.
Apr 05, 2017, 12:16 PM
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I'm hoping to be there again. Hope to bring my daughter again but she is starting to do more and more school extracurricular activities and I worry that may start to impact stuff like this. Also hope to have a friend or two enter as well.


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Apr 05, 2017, 01:05 PM
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I think my son will be back this year Ryan. He may even be flinging 1.5m stuff by then. My 10 year old daughter is starting to play with the hand me downs... maybe she'll be up to an Elf for NATs.

Tom
Apr 06, 2017, 05:01 PM
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Still no on-line registration for the Nats... Oh well, I'll be there. If you need any help, Tom, let me know.
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Apr 06, 2017, 08:35 PM
Bob Olson
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I will be there Thursday through at least Monday. Tom: you're the greatest for doing this again! Actually, 7/20 through 7/31!
May 07, 2017, 11:56 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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I am still hoping to come. Have not sent my registration yet...
May 07, 2017, 12:17 PM
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I am planning on being there as well. Hopefully i will be able to confirm soon. July 8 is the latest to sign up?


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