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Mar 22, 2018, 08:58 AM
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Yes, Mike we'd need some altitude recording device. I'd be open to allowing those with FrSky or other means to use their telemetry if they can't get a CAM F5J or Altis. You'd just need to record the cutoff as specified in the rules (alt at so many sec after motor cutoff with a 30 sec max run time).
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Mar 22, 2018, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mikejr83
Yes, Mike we'd need some altitude recording device. I'd be open to allowing those with FrSky or other means to use their telemetry if they can't get a CAM F5J or Altis. You'd just need to record the cutoff as specified in the rules (alt at so many sec after motor cutoff with a 30 sec max run time).
If you're going to go that far, you could also really fudge it and just use the standard CAM at 150m and call the logged altitude 150m (or set it at 100m and count it as 100m if you wat to stop lower). Kind of pushing things, but doing that can only count against the participant.

Soaring USA has the CAM 5J that Mike mentioned.
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Mar 22, 2018, 12:17 PM
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Part of the task in a F5J launch is estimating your height. I'm getting an Altis V4+ because it will do ALES or F5J.
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Mar 23, 2018, 12:00 AM
400' is a bad winch launch.
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As a contest director myself I can assure you that you could never adequately prepare for a contest like that in two and a half weeks, nor could you recruit enough participants. I looked over the rules and it appears that you'd have to bend quite a few of them.

If you really want to do this, I suggest you go for a more realistic date like Sunday, May 20, 2018, the day after FSS #3A ALES at Christmas.
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Mar 24, 2018, 07:20 AM
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F5J sounds good
Mar 24, 2018, 09:24 AM
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I'm going to order my Altis on Monday. Anyone else want me to pick one up?
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Mar 24, 2018, 03:49 PM
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Mar 24, 2018, 07:55 PM
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Not hijacking, continuing the fun.

I'm also down for making ALES a two day event! MORE FLYING!!!
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Mar 24, 2018, 08:24 PM
400' is a bad winch launch.
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Not hijacking, continuing the fun.

I'm also down for making ALES a two day event! MORE FLYING!!!
That sounds like a much better idea that trying to organize an F5B contest. If Don doesn't want to run a two-day event then you can step up on Sundays.

I'd be in for future 2-day ALES contests but it's too late for me to change my plans for the April 7 weekend.
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Mar 25, 2018, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys for the great input, all are good ideas and are certainly doable, to show respect to Don and keep this thread about FSS 2a, we should move the discussion to this thread:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ral-Discussion
Thanks
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Mar 25, 2018, 06:20 PM
400' is a bad winch launch.
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I am ready!

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Mar 31, 2018, 02:36 PM
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Any idea what time tasks we will flying ?
Mar 31, 2018, 02:38 PM
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I will have a F5j cam for sale. I went the Atlis v4+ route.
Mar 31, 2018, 07:29 PM
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Any idea what time tasks we will flying ?
Don usually does 7 rounds at minutes each, and then a 15 min flyoff where everybody flies, winner gets a “special” prize
Mar 31, 2018, 07:49 PM
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Thanks Raed


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