Scale Day

West Row

Sunday 11 June 2023 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 for spectators - friends and family are welcome.

Members are free to fly any models on the day – the Parish Council has been notified of the event so I.C. models which have a noise test certificate are permitted between 12:00 and 16:00

Event Format and Rules
  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. Club members (including the competitors) judge the 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:

    1. Entrant’s name

    2. Description of the model, for example:

      • Seagull AT-6 Texan

      • Dynam T28 Trojan

      • West Wings BAe Hawk

    3. 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 hand-built from raw materials which requires covering and the addition of servos, radio gear and a powertrain (if required)

  1. Entry cards must be completed and placed with the corresponding model, in the pits, by 13:00, at which point judging will begin.

  2. Each member (regardless of whether then are an entrant themselves) will be given a score sheet on which to record their scores:

    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). Note that the type of model should NOT be considered in the score this is taken into account when the scores from all judges are totalled (see below).

    Competitors may not score their own models.

    Judging will finish at 14:00 by which time score sheets must be passed to the event organiser.

  3. The event organiser will tally the scores and apply a ‘K’ factor (depending on the type of model) to the score totals:

    ‘K’ factors:

RTF 0% ARTF +5% Kit +10% Plan +20% Scratch +25%

7. The highest overall score takes the honours

A specimen Entry card and Score sheet are shown below.



 

 

Scale Day Results & Photos to Follow

 

A well-attended and enjoyable day despite the 30° temperatures at West Row.

A total of 19 models were put on display and subjected to the scrutiny of members - Eric Papworth's Fournier RF4 came out on top.

As ever, thanks go to Mike and Howard for the BBQ arrangements and to Lynden for the preparation and maintenance of the strip.

The wind was a bit gusty later in the afternoon but a few models made it into the air.

 

Name Model Adjusted Score Rank
Eric Papworth Fournier Rf4 123.2 1
Steven Rolph P47D Thunderbolt 118.8 2
David Dowling Sopwith Pup 117.7 3
Andrew Imrie Feisler Storch 113.3 4
Julian Bailey Freewing F15C 112.35 5
Paul Hart Tiger Moth 108.9 6
Steven Rolph Spitfire 108.9 6
Peter Rand EF Extra NG 105 8
Alex Robertson Spitfire 103.95 9
Ben Ponsonby Twin Otter 102.9 10
Ian Sewell Semi-scale Slingsby Skylark 102.3 11
Howard Reid Jodel 400-180 98.7 12
Alex Robertson ME109 97.65 13
Ben Ponsonby Beechcraft Bonanza 96.6 14
Ian Sewell Globe Swift 92.4 15
Alex Robertson DH Beaver 88.2 16
Julian Bailey Pitts Special 77 17
Giles Beale P47 Thunderbolt 73.5 18
Steven Rolph Carbon Cub 72 19