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MMM 14-Round Contest: Update and COVID-Prevention Guidelines Help ! MMM 14-Round Contest: Update and COVID-Prevention Guidelines From:Don DeLoach Fellow FAI, AMA, NFFS, and SAM Fliers: The annual MMM 14-Rounder contest is now just over one week away–July 11-12, in Denver, CO. As the nation continues to grapple with the COVID pandemic, we’re taking strong precautions […]

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Variable or Mixed pitch? Lost Talent 2020 Am Cup Cup Scores Variable or Mixed pitch? From: Dave Edmonson Gil Morris has used variable pitch in the past.  A 6″ propeller turning at 33,000 rpm, and a larger geared prop turning at whatever.  I am sure the two were not of the same pitch. I was […]

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CIAM FF News Walt’s Summer Contest SEN Email CIAM FF News Via Ian Kaynes and FFn CIAM CHAMPIONSHIPS The two Championships scheduled for 2022 with single bids from Romania have now been confirmed by the CIAM Bureau as awarded to Romania. The current list of confirmed Free Flight Championships is: March 22-25 2021 F1D World […]

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Variable Pitch Props Move your energy in the right direction Cylinders Variable Pitch Props From:DAVID BRAWN “I am surprised that the FFTSC/CIAM have not banned VP props for this class.” Surely if you think VP props should be banned on F1C then you should also support a ban on F1B/G? To have something allowed in […]

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Engine vibration A Dozen ? Balance One, six, twelve, … or the real elephant in the corner Engine vibration From:Klaus Salzer Low vibrations do not need 6 cylinders (though I agree, the sound would be great!) 2 Cylinders are enough for a nearly vibration free 2-cycle motor… if they are opposed, fire simultaneously, and they […]

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Need 6 cylinders to balance ? Wanted older F1A Electronic fuselages Updated Skyscraper Annual Schedule for June 27-28 Need 6 cylinders to balance ? From:Peter Martin I did wonder what Gil was angling at with his question on piston reversal.  Now I see that he’s talking about “engine balancing”.  So the answer to “Do these […]

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COVID and FF NFFS  on Nats and COVID What’s Happening now and Suggestions to CDs Spinning Newton Partying Newton Latest on MMM 14-Round Contest in Denver, July 11-12 COVID and FF Here is a comment from  Norm Furutani on FB that is starting point on what we are all trying to figure out. In flying FF, social […]

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Newton 1, 2, 3, and 4 Bike and more for sale Newton 1 From:Tony Robertson In answer to Gil Morris’s question, the answer is yes it takes energy to reverse the direction of the piston and connecting rod. If a body is moving in a straight line, an outside force is needed to change its […]

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Directions to Casino Cup Flying Field Newtonian Trivia for F1C Dad Directions to Casino Cup Flying Field From : Jack  Murphy Brian has asked for directions to the flying field as he is maybe arriving before I get there. I am writing this for general distribution through SEN. Nine miles south of the Wendover Strip […]

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The NFFS Sympo Link MMM 14 Round Contest The NFFS Sympo The NFFS Symposium is published during the summer.  You can be become a patron or order advancd copies – go to this link details. BECOME A SYMPOSIUM PATRON! https://freeflight.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Sympo.pdf MMM 14 Round Contest in Denver, July 11-12, 2020 From: Pete McQuade Fellow FAI, AMA, […]

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Casino Cup Update CIAM Update Robert Guilloteau TLGs for sale Casino Cup Update From: Murphy, Jack Roger, The big three Wendover Casinos have announced their re-opening on June 4-5. I hereby commit to holding the Casino Cup contest as planned on June 20-21. I realize many do not want to venture out due to COVID-19. […]

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Don Zink WTB; Czech Plastic Circle-tow/Zoom towhooks… Don Zink From: Vasily Beschasny With big sadness I have to inform FF community and RC people that we lost few hours ago another modeler, great man, friend, teacher, musician, successful businessman, father and grandpa Don Zink, F1A ,CA ,USA. Don had been in hospital for a short […]