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IMPORTANT: Covid-19

As per the recent BMFA updates, limited model flying is permitted from Wednesday 13th May.

NMFC members may fly at West Row and Rowley Mile; the availability of the Snailwell site will be advised later.

If you intend to fly at West Row, please ensure you adhere to the committee's temporary safety rules (pdf).

Please note

There is racing at the Rowley Mile on Thursday 4th June , Friday 5th June and Saturday 6th June, behind closed doors.

All public access is forbidden for all 3 days.

Scale Day

West Row

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.  

'K' Factors:

RTF    0%

ARTF    5%

Kit    10%

Plan    20%

Scratch    25%


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.



 

 

Scale Day Results & Photos

There was a reasonable turnout for this year’s Scale Day, held at West Row on Sunday 30th June.  The weather was bright and sunny but it was also very windy and rather than risk models, it was decided that the result would be based on static scores only. 

The results table is shown below.

The results table is shown below.

Pos

Model

Owner

Score

1

Minimoa

Eric Papworth

70.4

2

Sopwith Swallow

Paul Hart

69.3

3

Me 109

Yik Chung

66.1

4

Catalina

Ted Newman

61.0

5

Alpha Jet

Yik Chung

60.9

6

Spitfire MkIX

Steve Rolph

60.5

7

Stearman PT-17

Ted Newman

60.0

8

CAP 232

Peter Rand

59.8

9

Tiger Moth

Ted Newman

59.0

10

P51D Mustang

Paul Hart

56.7

11

Antonov AN2

Peter Loxham

56.5

12=

Piper J3 Cub

Ian Sewell

53.5

Globe Swift

Ian Sewell

53.5

14=

Pilatus PC-9

Ian Sewell

52.5

Tiger Moth

Paul Hart

52.5

16=

Sopwith Camel

Ian Hatton

48.3

Tiger Moth

Peter Loxham

48.3

18

P51D Mustang

Steve Rolph

47.0

19

Carbon Cub

Steve Rolph

43.0