Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Altimeter Update – Important Corners and Paint BOM, not really Perris Update Altimeter Update From: Ian Kaynes Roger Re your item about altimeters, I will update you on the CIAM situation. When the new rule for altimeters as a back-up source of flight time information. It was mandated by the CIAM President that devices must […]

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JIS Screws Altimeter Data Processing URL Corrected Dukie’s Comment JIS Screws … and more From FB – Jim, Mike and Norm Jim Parker Learned about screw heads from you tube video about Honda 90 carb rebuild. Japanese use JIS head, looks like a Phillips. Identified by a single dot recess on the head. Explains why […]

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Bike for Sale Altimeters I C second Place Bike for Sale From:Merry Smith Norm Smith is selling his 1981 Honda 125XL.  Its original owner was Roger Simpson, one of our late flyers.  The license is current and we can deliver it to Lost Hills if desired.  The sale price is $500. Contact us at 209-274-2841 […]

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Contest report – Wilbur & Orville, September 9-10th, Wawayanda NY 2017 Tangent Classic FAI Contest report – Wilbur & Orville, September 9-10th, Wawayanda NY From: Oliver Cai We had a little late start on Saturday with winds coming from NNW which put us close to the entrance of the field. Winds were averaging around 6mph […]

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Those Magnificent men and their flying machines Nelson Engine Parts for Tone Epilogue on the Integration Found at Perris Those Magnificent men and their flying machines From:Stuart Darmon Hi Roger, your spirited defense of the originality and multi-ethnicity of the modern FAI model put me in mind of a scene from the 1960’s British movie […]

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  The Book of Integration Challenges Hungarian Photos Fab Feb 2018   The Book of Integration Challenges Chapter 1 – it’s the way today Keeping up with stuff.  One thing about FAI FF is everything keeps on changing and it is hard enough to keep up with what’s going for those who are involved on […]

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USA FAI FF Jr Team Selection Standings F1G Eurochallenge Icarex for Sale On Spot Checking America’s Cup September USA FAI FF Jr Team Selection Standings This the first 2018 Jr Team Selection Standing report. The Jr team selection program can be found on the NFFS web site, https://freeflight.org/competition/juniors/  The core of the selection process is counting […]

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Magical Devices SEN 2240 Well, Dino still likes SEN From the Wood House In the Press Magical Devices SEN 2240 From: Gavin Manion Hi Roger, Perhaps it’s just too silly to comment that ALL systems using servos are Closed Loop Systems. A moment’s thought suggests a number of possible uses for an altimeter in a […]

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  Automated DTs and the logical consequences An un published article   Automated DTs and the logical consequences From: Chris Edge Lord Darmon of that Ilk mentions ‘altimeter auto-abort’ in his recent excellent text. Of course their use in a contest is illegal as they use closed-loop control (altimeter) to DT without flyer intervention. I […]