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Dec 18, 2019, 06:59 PM
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FSS # 2 -3, Feb 1-2 2020, Christmas FL (Mixed launch TD)


Please join The Orlando Buzzards at our Florida Soaring Society (FSS )contests. This will be "Mixed launch" TD, where electric powered sailplanes can fly along with winched launched, provided that the altitude limiters are set to 150 meters, sailplanes launched up and in the general direction of the winch line with the timer starting at motor shut off.
Pilots meeting at 9:45 Saturday, 8:45 Sunday.
Field location:
(nearest address)1543 N Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709
Hwy 50 (Colonial Dr.) east of Orlando, turn left on N. Fort Christmas Rd, field is 1.5 miles on the right (directly across the street from Historical Fort Christmas, or go west on hwy 50 from hwy 95 for a little over 10 miles, turn right on N Fort Christmas Rd.

GPS Coordinates:

28°33’51″N (28.5642)
81° 01’16″W (-81.0210)

www.orlandobuzzards.org
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Dec 18, 2019, 07:16 PM
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75 meter rule in effect ???
Just curious
Dec 18, 2019, 07:56 PM
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I'm in. Gonna be a busy month!
Dec 19, 2019, 08:02 AM
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I will see about getting a range finder, and we would have to agree on a procedure.
We could use this contest as an experiment.
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Dec 19, 2019, 08:12 AM
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Try it if it works vote on it (FSS members in each club). If passed FSS should pay for it and have it available at each contest.
Dec 19, 2019, 09:02 AM
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From the AMA official rules for soaring, so we are measuring from the 100 point mark in the pilot selected tape.

2.5.2. An official flight resulting in a non-zero score is considered to have occurred when the model has come to rest at the end of the flight within 75 meters of the center marking of the landing tape for events that include a landing task. For those that do not include a landing task, it will be within 75 meters of the launch point.
Dec 19, 2019, 09:05 AM
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Should make things interesting for bottom feeders like myself
Dec 19, 2019, 09:41 AM
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John Kennedy keeps a laser finder with his gear if I remember. Jeff has one too.
Dec 19, 2019, 09:51 AM
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Would be nice to have more than one available at the field , a “medium” quality one is about $200, I think I can convince the club to buy one :-)
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Dec 19, 2019, 10:03 AM
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I'm sure I have 75m of mono I could spare
Dec 19, 2019, 12:09 PM
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A 75 meter landing tape perhaps?
Dec 19, 2019, 12:45 PM
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John Kennedy keeps a laser finder with his gear if I remember. Jeff has one too.
I'll ensure mine is in my flight box. Maybe some cones to mark the 75 meter limit behind the tapes? This way a pilot "scratching" can know he has to be between the cones and the tapes to even have a chance of being within this 75 meter limit.

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Dec 19, 2019, 12:49 PM
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I'll ensure mine is in my flight box. Maybe some cones to mark the 75 meter limit behind the tapes? This way a pilot "scratching" can know he has to be between the cones and the tapes to even have a chance of being within this 75 meter limit.

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Raed probably has enough "stuff" to carry around already
Dec 19, 2019, 01:39 PM
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My unit that I keep in my flight box reads out in yards (75 meters = 82 yards) and I plan on being there both days. We can keep it on the scoring table and timers for the concerned pilot can read from landing spot to where pilot at plane is straddling the nose; easy stuff!
Dec 19, 2019, 02:09 PM
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I'll ensure mine is in my flight box. Maybe some cones to mark the 75 meter limit behind the tapes? This way a pilot "scratching" can know he has to be between the cones and the tapes to even have a chance of being within this 75 meter limit.

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Cones would be a good idea for quick reference, one from the first landing tape, and another from the last tape. If the pilot thinks it is too close to call then the range finder comes into play.


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