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  1. Nelson head that fits a Rossi 15
  2. About the Russia Report
  3. THE NEW 2018 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT
  4. F1C Audio tachometer wanted
  5. NFFS MOdel of the Year
  6. 69th Annual Inter-City Meet
  7. 5th Annual Broderson FAI Challenge

Nelson head that fits a Rossi 15
From:Dick  Myers
Hi all,
Does any power flyer have an old Nelson head that fits a Rossi 15 or have the specifications for that item.
Want to try one of my Rossi’s with Nelson plugs. Was told they are good. Have the blank but don’t want to screw it up without proper instructions. After we measure, it will be returned. Or purchased.
Thanks Dick Myers
dickbarb@comcast.net

About the Russia Report
From Alberto Dona

Where can we see the complete Russia Contests Results..?

Alberto

Editor’s comment

My understanding is that at this event the scores were only shown in Cyrillic so Ismet did not include them.  In general some organizers are more pro-active than others  in making the results generally available on a web site, on FB etc.  I think some people underestimate the interest is seeing the results of World Cup events worldwide.  These days when people complain about the reduced participation it is a pity that more are not more proactive is getting the results out.

Also we note the very strong domestic participation the Russian World Cup events, probably there are more active FAI Free Flighters than any other country but we see only a few in international events.  It is a pity that more do not take part in events outside Russia and as Ismet said that more international people do not take part in these events.

The organizer of a World Cup event  must submit the results to Ian Kaynes for inclusion in the overall World Cup scores and Ian publishes all results on his web site. And they have to be in roman characters so can be read without  help of Google translator.

This year’s scores are at
http://www.freeflightnews.org.uk/wcup/WC18/WCP18F1.HTM
and the overall status can be found at
http:// http://www.freeflightnews.org.uk/wcup/wcupmast.htm
This site in Serbia also has a good set of results
https://model.wings.rs/

We publish in SEN any results that are sent to us.

THE NEW 2018 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT
For thirty-four years these Reports have included papers covering the widest possible range of free-flight topics. Have a look at what this year’s Report covers and order yours now.

F1D Prop Selection for Slanic 2017 European Championships – Tony Hebb; The Power Egg – John Emmett; Use and Abuse of GPS Model Trackers – Chris Edge; Designing for BMFA Scale Competitions – Andy Sephton; Generating Youngsters’ Interest in Aeromodelling – John Jacomb; Experience with Making Carbon/Foam “Moulded” Wings – Alan Jack; A Rubber Stranding Device – Russell Peers; Small Field Flying – John Ashmole; A Last Hurrah for the Outsize Open Glider – Stuart Darmon; All in a Day’s Retrieving – Mike Woolner; Why FAI? –  Stuart Darmon; A Simplified Description of Electric Drives for Free Flight Models – Alan Jack

Price to the US or anywhere outside Europe is £16; in the UK it’s £10.00 including postage and to the rest of Europe it’s £14. Cheques should be payable to ‘BMFA F/F Team Support Fund’ in pounds sterling, drawn on a bank with a UK branch; you may also order by credit card, which is a lot easier (and cheaper).

Copies are available from:         Martin Dilly
20, Links Road,
West Wickham,
Kent,
BR4 OQW

or by  phone or fax to: (44) + (0)20-8777-5533, or by e-mail to martindilly20@gmail.com .

F1C Audio tachometer wanted
From:Shayne McDonald

Hello Roger

Just a quick enquiry for your next SEN news if possible.

Wanted , 2 x F1C audio tachometers , preferably Aeroboss style manufacturer however any product would be considered.

For use in F1C category , delivery would be to Australia , I can be readily contacted via email at.

shayne7@live.com.au

Anything considered , providing units are audio tach and not optical tach.

Regards
Shayne McDonald

NFFS Model of the Year Nominations
From:Ross Jahnke
Dear Free Flight Community:

The NFFS Model of the Year Committee has received very few nominations this
year. If there was a spectacular model of any kind, indoor, outdoor, or
scale that has not already won the Model of the Year award, please forward
a simple nomination to me ASAP. A plan, a photo or two and some written
justification are all I need right now. If the committee selects the model
I will contact the nominee for the remaining information required for
publication.

To prevent duplication these are this years nominees:
Bret Sanborn’s 2018 WC F1D
Don Slusarczyk’s  indoor autogyro record set in AMA cat I, II, and III in
2017
Volodymyr Sychovy’s Flapper/Folder F1C World Cup #1 in 2014, and #2 in 2017
Tapio Linkosalo’s “Puzzle” F1S
Gizmo Geezer P-30 front end
Omari Sirkis “Model #2” F1Q

ross.jahnke@nicholls.edu

Detroit Balsa Bugs
69th Annual Inter-City Meet
June 16th & 17th, 2018
AMA Field – Muncie, Indiana

America’s Cup and National Cup

Saturday, June 16

FAI
(JSO Combined)        F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q/F1P
7 – 1 ½  hour rounds, ½ hr. overlap starting at 8:00 a.m.
3 min. max., weather permitting
F1Q/F1P are combined

Sunday, June 17

FAI                F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S
5 – 1 hour rounds, no overlap starting at 8:00 a.m.
2 min. max., weather permitting.  The first round will have a ½ hour launch window beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Unlimited flight, 2 min. max.   If you max out, the first round time over 2 minutes will be counted.

Entry Fees:
* $20.00 for Large FAI events, $10.00 for Small, $10.00 for each additional FAI event.
* $10.00 for AMA and Nostalgia, includes first event.  Additional events at $3.00 each.  Junior/Senior flat entry fee of $3.00 includes one or all events.
* $30.00 max covers all events.
* Valid AMA License required.
* Trophies awarded to Third in large FAI events and F1G.  All other events, glassware for first, Certificates for second and third place.  Scored as all separate events for National Cup points.
* With combined gas events, ¼ A, ½ A, A, B and C Nos. and Classic Power modelers can fly one or all for National Cup Points, the single highest time will determine placing.   National Cup scoring kept for each event, even if combined.  All scores will be kept separate.

Miscellaneous:
* All official flights must be made between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.  FAI flyoffs will start as soon as practicable.  All persons in the flyoff MUST provide timers for pool in order to fly.
* AMA/Nos. flights and flyoffs will be flown in accordance with Cat. III rules.
* Scores must be posted after each flight.  Flights not posted will be voided.
* There will be no pen for HLG or CLG.
* FAI Events run per CIAM and America’s Cup Rules.  AMA/NFFS events will be run per AMA/NFFS rules.
* Teams of two in F1A, B & C will receive additional team awards.  Teams must be identified before the start of the first round.  Those not registering will be randomly assigned
* Max flights may be adjusted so as to minimize off-site landings.

Contest Management:
* Contest Director:    Bill Shailor, 2317 Clawson, Royal Oak, MI  48073
248-398-3786
* Assistant CD:    Paul Crowley, 32604 Tecla, Warren, MI  48093
586-294-1236

FAI Inter-City Advance Entry

Name:  _______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:  __________________________ City:  ________________________  State  ________   Zip:  __________

Phone:  (______) ____________________    D/O/B: (J,S Only)______________  AMA No:  __________________

Junior _______          Senior ________       Open __________

Circle the events you wish to enter:

F1A        F1G        ¼ A Nos        ½ A Nos.        Moffett        A,B,C Nos.
F1B        F1H        Mulvihill        P30            Nos. Wake/Unlim    F1P

F1C        F1J        1/2A Classic Power    Catapult        A/B and C/D Classic Power

F1Q                E-36            HLG

Fees:  FAI

Large:         __________    x $20.00 = ___________

Additional:    __________    x $10.00 = ___________

Small:        __________    x $10.00 = ___________

Additional:    __________    x $10.00 = ___________

AMA/NFFS Nostalgia

First Event……………………………………$10.00

Additional –    ___________ x $3.00 =  ____________

TOTAL:  ____________

-OR-    $30.00 Max covers all Senior and Open events.

$3.00 Flat Junior Fee, includes all events.

Payment

Please make checks payable to the Detroit Balsa Bugs, Inc.  Return entry fee and this form to Paul Crowley, 32604 Tecla, Warren, MI  48093
.

Detroit Balsa Bugs

5th Annual Broderson FAI Challenge

August 25th & 26th, 2018
AMA Field – Muncie, Indiana
America’s Cup

Saturday, August 25, 2018

F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P, F1Q – (JSO Combined)

7 – 1 ½ hour rounds, ½ hr. overlap starting at 8:00 a.m.
3 min. max., weather permitting

Sunday, August 26, 2018
F1G – (Junior) (Senior Open)
F1H, F1J, F1S – (JSO Combined)

5 – 1 hour rounds, no overlap starting at 8:00 a.m.
2 min. max., weather permitting.
The first round will have a ½ hour launch window beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Unlimited flight, to the ground.   If you max out, the first round time over 2 minutes will be counted.

Entry Fees:
* $20.00 for Large FAI events, $10.00 for Small.
* Junior flat entry fee of $3.00 includes one or all events.
* $25.00 max covers all events.
* Valid AMA License required.
* Trophies awarded to third in F1B and F1G.  All other events, glassware for first and certificates for second and third place.  Scored as all separate events for America’s Cup points.
* F1P, F1J and F1H are combined for awards.

Miscellaneous:
* All official flights must be made between 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.  FAI flyoffs will start as soon as practicable.  All persons in the flyoff MUST provide timers for pool in order to fly.
* Scores must be posted after each flight.  Flights not posted will be voided.
* F1C flyers are to provide their own fuel.
* FAI Events run per CIAM and America’s Cup Rules.
* Max flights may be adjusted so as to minimize off-site landings.

Contest Management:
Greg Simon, 4228 Hough Road, Dryden, MI  48428 – 248-396-2743    skyking77@sbcglobal.net