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  1. Inversion Air
  2. 2001 Russian Team Uniform
  3. SEN Opportunity
  5. FAA Requirement to Register Model Aircraft
  6. While on the subject of R/C model aircraft

Inversion air
From: gilbert morris
Hi Roger,
I think too little attention is paid to surface inversions and there are
misconceptions that they provide lift like a thermal. There is a good short
article at <>
about this. Model airplanes are susceptible to inversions much like small
particle pesticides.

Gil Morris

2001 Russian team uniform
From:John Clapp
I have a new, never worn, red, white, and blue Russian uniform for sale.
I take a large to extra large and it fits me.
$45.00 at Lost Hills. Please advise.   John Clapp

SEN Opportunity
SEN is looking for an (unpaid, but infinitely rewarded) Social Media Correspondent to help report on the Fab Feb events.  Must be at Fab Feb! know about social media and able to take and post photos from the field.  Reply to this SEN

Hi, This is the Ol’ Leeper, announcing there will be $100 added to be split between the top 3 BTV WEST fliers, 2-11-2018!
So the rules are same as prior years: 12″ CLG of any design weighing a minimum of 10 grams & using AMA rule launcher/rubber.
Any flight that scores 2 minutes advances to the next round/heat, so I suggest you make several, or use DTs!

Contact me at:  949-885-6346

FAA Requirement to Register Model Aircraft
The latest issue of the AMA’s magazine, Model Aviation clarified this situation.  The previous FAA requirement register model aircraft over 250 grams had been contested and suspended as the result of a court case.  This suspension has in turn been overturned so the requirement is back in place.
The requirement applies drones and model aircraft over 250 grams in weight.

BUT it is further clarifies that it applies to only to controllable  R/C aircraft and that Free Flight and Control Line aircraft are exempt, as are R/C aircraft that are flown exclusively indoors.  An RDT unit does not count as controllable for this purpose.

Model Aviation has a Q&A section that goes over a number of finer points and you should read this if you are concerned.

While on the subject of R/C model aircraft
We should point out that the Fab Feb is both a Free Flight contest and an AMA sanctioned event.  What this means with respect the Free Flight part is that R/C aircraft and that includes drones must never be flown over or near the flight lines. In general they must be flown with respect to the AMA safety rules which means that must not be flown over or near people, vehicles or camping areas.

We do understand that R/C aircraft, including drones with cameras have proved useful in finding lost Free Flight models.  But they still must be flown in manner in accordance with AMA Model Flying Safety Rules.