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01/15/2008 at 6:11 am #40777AnonymousInactive
Vintage FAI Power….name clarification, website and status as of Jan 13, 2008
Guys first, lets get the name for this newly merging event straight…it is Vintage FAI Power NOT Nostalgia FAI Power
Now that I got that out of the way, let me elaborate a bit about this emerging event that is the brainchild of Walt Ghio.
The name Vintage FAI Power was carefully chosen to not cause any confusion with the NFFS Nostalgia Gas event. For one thing, the dates are completely different. The Vintage FAI Power event is for models in the 1951-1979 time frame.
We also carefully did not call it Classic FAI Power, so as to not confuse it with the AMA Classic Gas events which have no dates, but yet another set of rules.
But like fine wine, or a fine vintage automobile, the name “Vintage” hopefully implies a certain level of goodness. Hopefully this event title will imply the same for the FAI Power models in the time frames of the event.
The link below should shed a lot of light on the emerging Vintage FAI Power event. This website was stood-up to promote FAI Power in general, both past, present and future.
Currently the Vintage section of the website is the only part with any appreciable content. The majority of the content is this Vintage FAI Power section of the website was provided by Walt Ghio and indeed I’d like to thank him for helping me find the right words for the website to help promote his emerging Vintage event. The Modern FAI eras will be completed at a later date as time permits.
The future of the site: Eventually, I would like to actively solicit for more material. Not only for the Vintage era, but also for the Modern FAI Power eras. However, after the initial stand-up of the website, I quite simply need a break.
I also need to develop a set of standards for submittal. For example, I will only use high resolution pictures (no cell-phone pictures, nor ones with reduced resolution). For example, for pictures submitted for consideration to be used on the site, I need the highest resolution pictures you have. In addition to the pictures themselves, I also need addition information like the name of modeler, name of model, date taken, photographer, location, etc. This information helps me properly incorporate them into the site. For scanned plans I need similar information, and need to specify a minimal standard for resolution (300 dpi looks to be the answer right now for typical magazine 3-views). I am in the final stages of developing this standard. The main purpose of having a standard for submittal is make sure all of the information on the website is of high quality. Heck, if we are going to do things, let’s do them right! Having standards for submittal also very much makes things easier for me as the webmaster. Walt and I found this to be crucial when he fed me most of the information that is currently on the site. Once we standardized some of these things between us, things got a lot easier. This will be even more crucial when I start receiving information from others from (hopefully) all over the world. My hope is that eventually I will get lots of really neat information, pictures, plans, etc., maybe even some never before published plans and pictures?
So, stand by, I’d say relax for a couple of weeks, not only do I need a break at present, I also have quite a bit of back log of stuff at present that is ready to put on the site.
I will post the active solicitation for more stuff in a couple of weeks, so start thinking about what you have that may be of interest to others. Not to worry, when I do post the active solicitation for more material, I will put it on the site in a way that it can easily be found, probably right on the home page with lots of neon that can not be missed. I am very much looking forward to receiving more information for consideration to post.
In light of the above clarification, hopefully, this is the start of this new and properly titled thread where the lively exchange of Vintage FAI Power rhetoric can continue.
So how about we post there?
me01/16/2008 at 8:13 pm #45224AnonymousInactive
Are there any requirements to verify whether a design was flown as an FAI design, or was actually built by someone as a FAI design.
Case in hand would be Dick Mathis Head Hunter from 1967. The article talks about building it as a FAI capable design but I have not way to know whether it was actually flown as a FAI design. Your Thoughts…
George01/17/2008 at 12:38 pm #45225Dean McGinnesParticipant
We could throw convention to the winds and actually ask Dick. 😯 He is still active. 🙂01/17/2008 at 3:47 pm #45226AnonymousInactive
True… But I don’t know him or where he is now… Any help?01/17/2008 at 6:48 pm #45227JIM MOSELEYParticipant
FR’s daughter, Lex, would pass on any questions email@example.com/05/2008 at 8:59 pm #45228AnonymousInactive
We seemed to lose a few posts in the Server shift, but no biggy, I guess.
faipower.com has a few updates that people might enjoy, including some new pics – even a couple of me.
I really like the look of Cherney’s Orbiteer, and there a few good pics of it. But man, does it look short on the little 3-view – not even 2 1/2 wing chords of moment arm. It looks pretty short in the pics, too, but then again Bob Cherney might be very tall.
Anyone got other details/memories etc?
John05/13/2008 at 4:15 pm #45229AnonymousInactive
Well, we’ve not heard much on the Vintage FAI power front for a while, have we.
My own plans to head south to California at the end of the month for Big Al’s Shootout have been laid waste by pressure at work. My little shop is littered with bits of G15 waiting patiently to be re-assembled and test run, and there are 2 models needing no more than 4 or 5 hours each to finish them.
I guess there’ll be another chance in the Autumn.
John05/13/2008 at 7:29 pm #45230AnonymousInactive
We’ll be holding a round of the vintage FAI in September (13th & 14th) here in Oregon. A couple of folks often venture this far south from up your way…
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