Monthly Archives: July 2020

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USA Team Selection Update USA 2020 Finals are Postponed From: William Booth Good Evening Everyone, It probably does not come as a great surprise that the Free Flight Team Selection Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 Finals.  Free Flight by its very nature is pretty well geared to social distancing and the logistics of […]

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Tip Launch Glider Experiments So how many milli-amp hours you really have? Tip Launch Glider Experiments From:Ken Bauer Recently Paul Love started studying his TLG launches by making slow motion videos.  This started an email discussion between Paul, Stan Buddenbohm, Kurt Krempetz and myself.  I have also done many TLG experiments over the years and […]

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Tanget Contest Flash Tangent contest flash: Our AMA and double FAI contests are scheduled for August 21-23 in beautiful Tangent Oregon . The WMC has a list of Covid guidelines for the field and we ask all who attend to follow these protocols. The NW FAI Challenge will be run the same as is has […]

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More on the Summer Contest FAI Contests  – Detroit at Muncie More on the Summer Contest From:Fred Terzian Additional Comments on Walt’s Summer Contest + Henry Feistal’s 27 minute-plus Flight! Walt ran a great contest considering the high temperatures that may have changed the outcome of a larger turnout. Flying was very low key and […]

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Skyscraper’s Annual 2020 Summer Contest – Lost Hills Skyscraper’s Annual 2020 From: Aram The Skyscraper’s Annual was originally scheduled for June 27-28 and the consensus on Saturday June 27th was to postpone it by two weeks due to the wind that weekend. Almost two weeks later, tropical storm Fay marched through the region raining buckets […]

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Thermiksense 2/2020 Rescheduled* Skyscraper’s Annual Thermiksense 2/2020 From:Bernhard Schwendemann Issue 2/2020 of the German Free Flight Magazine is just coming from the printers shop. For the content please see here:   https://www.thermiksense.de/aktuelle-ausgabe/ We have e.g.: The Flapper FA31 of Frank Adametz Two F1A of Yuri Grushkovskiy A contribution by Per Findahl „What to be done […]

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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 […]