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12-01-2007 02:09 AM  9 years agoPost 1
busyflyin

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Scale bodies are cool! But, I don't want to spend all of my time detailing it like Dr. Tim. I love the graceful flight of an aircraft smoothly flying the old barn stormer manuvers... immelmans, rolls, loops, inverted, stall turns, etc. Translational decents, smooth lift-offs, slow piros... they all look great when flown smoothly and in control. Anyone can bore holes in the sky... I want to see smooth flight. Has anyone thought about a new event called sport scale and the heli requirements would be a scale body, but can be painted in any design, as long as the scale body was modeled after a full scale heli. The flying event would be the old school barn storming, or back in the day, it was called pattern flying. What about it guys?

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12-01-2007 02:23 AM  9 years agoPost 2
ErichF

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Although not usually flown with scale birds, AMA/FAI flying may also satisfy your desire for smooth, deliberate control of a helicopter. Pattern for helicopters is alive and well. Pop into the F3C/AMA Contest forum sometime and ask around.

As for Sport Scale, there is such a class for airplanes, but I don't know if the rules include helicopters. Look at the AMA website for Competition Regulations.

Erich

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12-01-2007 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Peter Wales

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I have had a number of people suggest this in various different formats. Also team scale has been suggested.

Personally, I dont like the idea, the present rules are written so that you can enter a Funkey pre painted fuse with a ARF Shuttle inside in any contest upto and including the Nats. Needless to say, you wont win, but you may do some good at a local competition. They were written with a simple flight schedule to encourage more people to enter competitions but generally that hasn't worked.

If you think there is a demand for a sport scale class, all you have to do is to write some rules and present them to the AMA competition department.

If they think there is a demand they will implement the idea. Your problem will come when a model is very scale but has no documentation. Just where do the points go.

I wish you the best of luck in that endeavour. Having written a comprehensive set of rules and been through months of arguments over them, I dont envy you your task.

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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