Sunday 30th June 2019 12:00pm
This is a fun event and we encourage members to take part; it is an opportunity to bring out models which are not used regularly and, as such, it should also be an enjoyable event to watch as a spectator. Members are free to fly before and after the event.
1. The event is open to any club member with model(s) that resemble a full-size aircraft. There is no requirement for true scale fidelity – i.e. models will not be judged by measurement or comparison with a photograph. Indeed, the competitors themselves will judge each other’s models (see below).
2. Each entrant may enter a maximum of three models.
3. On arrival, each entrant must complete a uniquely numbered entry card for each model they wish to enter. The details required are:
A. Entrant’s name
B. Description of the model, for example:
Seagull AT-6 Texan
Dynam T28 Trojan
West Wings BAe Hawk
C. Build type, tick one of:
RTF (Ready to Fly)
A finished airframe which only requires the addition of radio gear to complete.
ARTF (Almost Ready to Fly)
A complete airframe which requires some assembly and the addition of servos, radio gear and a powertrain (if required)
Kit (Build from a commercial kit)
An airframe hand-built from pre-cut components which requires covering and the addition of servos, radio gear and a powertrain (if required)
Plan (Built from a plan)
An airframe hand-built from raw materials which requires covering and the addition of servos, radio gear and a powertrain (if required)
Scratch (A ‘scratch-built’ model)
An original airframe plan hand-built from raw materials which requires covering and the addition of servos, radio gear and a powertrain (if required)
4. Entry cards must be completed and placed with the corresponding model, in the pits, by 13:00, at which point static judging will begin.
Each entrant will be provided with a score sheet with spaces for a static score and a flying score against each numbered entry.
Scores are in the range 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Scoring is at the absolute discretion of individual judges (although they should attempt to apply the same criteria to each model). Competitors may not score their own models.
Note that the type of model should NOT be considered in the score – when the scores from all judges are totalled (see below).
Judges are encouraged to complete their static scoring before flying judging starts at approximately 13:30
5. If they wish, and weather conditions are suitable, entrants may also fly a ‘prototype’ routine lasting no more than 5 minutes including take-off and landing.
Entrants may nominate another pilot to fly the model if they wish.
The scoring system as the same as for static judging.
6. Score sheets should be handed in once flying judging is complete. The judges’ static scores for all model are collated and the ‘K’ factors listed below are added to produce an overall static score.
For Models which have also flown the ‘K’ factors will be added to the combined score to give an overall combined score.
The highest overall score in each of the static and combined categories takes the honours.
A specimen Entry card and Score sheet are shown below.