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Types of Free Flight Models

 

This is a visual catalog of the broad variety of model types flown by free flight modelers. Most of the pictures are linked to larger ones.

This is a current work in progress. Please be patient as we compile the information.

     
 

AMA Power Classes

 
 

Class 1/2A: .000-.050 Cubic Inch Engine

Dan Berry with his 1/2A Spacer at the 2009 Nats.
Photo by Larry Kruse.

 

Class A: .051-.200 Cubic Inch

 
 

Class B: .201-.300 Cubic Inch

 
 

Class C: .301-.400 Cubic Inch Engine

Dan Berry with his 725 sq. in. Marval, with a Nelson .36 for power, at the 2009 Nats.
Photo by Larry Kruse.

 

Class D: .401-.670 Cubic Inch

 
     
 

Rubber Powered Models

 
 

Mulvihill

 
 

Big E

 
 

Dawn Unlimited

 
 

P-30

 
 

Ornithopter

 
 

Autogiro

 
 

Helicopter

 
 

Moffett

 
 

Bostonian

 
 

Rubber Speed

 
     
 

Electric Power

 
 

Class A

Six (6) nickel-cadium or nickel-metal-hydride cells or less.

 
 

Class B
Any number of cells of any rechargeable battery technology.

Jim Jenning's Mustang
This model has a 64" wing with 463 sq.in. of area and an N9 Airfoil. The stab is 122 sq. in. RTF (Rady to Fly) weight is 455g. It has a Axi 2212 on the nose. With the battery located on the CG (Center of Gravity) it can be flown with a variety of different power configurations.
It currently has a 1200mah 2 cell with a 10 X 8 prop Starlink timer, and a servo DT.

A variety of electric motors, props and a propeller hub

Electric Model
     
 

Rocket Power

 
     
 

CO2 Power

 
 

CO2 Unlimited

 
 

USA F1K CO2

 
     
 

Hand Launch Glider

 
     
 

Catapult Launch Glider

     
 

Scale Models

 
 

Peanut Scale

Bill Vanderbeek and one of his Peanut scale models

 

Rubber Scale

Don Deloach launches his Cessna CR-2 racer

  Power Scale  
     
 

Payload and Cargo

 
  Payload—Projected wingspan shall not exceed 36 inches.  
  Cargo— Projected wingspan shall not exceed 48 inches.  
     
 

FAI International Classes

 
 

F1A (Nordic, A-2 Glider)

Sergei Makarov with his F1A model

 

F1B/Wakefield (Rubber-Powered)

Rober Morrell launches his F1B (also known as Wakefield) model at the 2008 Sierra Cup.

 

F1C (0.15 Engine)

Austin Gunder & John Lorbiecki with their F1C models. 2009 NATS flyoff.

 

F1E (Slope Soaring Glider)

F1E models are launched into the wind and steered with a magnetic steering vane on the nose of the model.

 

F1G (Coupe d’Hiver)

Charlie Jones and his son, Kyle, launch his F1G (also known as Coupe) model at the 2004 Nats.

 

F1H (A1 Glider)

Dan Berry with his Lil Dip, A1 Glider, at the 2007 Nats.
Photo by Lee Hines.

 

F1J (1/2A Power)

Norm Poti with his F1J model at Lost Hills

 

F1K (CO2)

 
 

F1P (Small-Power)

Dave Rounsaville with his F1P model.

F1P
 

F1Q (Electric Power)

 

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