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02-12-2006 02:52 PM  12 years agoPost 1
yapjy

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Hi,
What can the caller do or cannot do?

For example, I find that it's great help if my caller can advise me on the wind direction, my position above the cones, when to start the manoveur and whisper quietly into my ears what to look out for.

Haha, so, can a caller do this in a competition?

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02-12-2006 05:41 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Henrik Engert

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Yes, I would think so. This is what it says in the "Sporting Code" for F3C:
Each competitor is allowed only one mechanic/caller. The mechanic/caller must announce the start,
finish and name or number of each manoeuvre, and should inform the pilot of wind direction, remaining
flight time, proximity to prohibited areas and intrusions into the flight area. Team managers may observe
the flight from a position 5m behind the judges and away from the start circle. Team managers may
serve as mechanic/caller if no separate person is available for this task.
Does not say it is against to rule to give advice on the placement etc.

The most important thing for the caller is to remember to call the manouver I know that, since I forgot to call a manouver in one competition for my friend. I felt so bad since he did not get any points on the manouver... I will never forget to call the manouver ever again.

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02-12-2006 06:29 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Shortman

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Yep, the Caller advises the pilot on the upcoming manuevers, wind, etc., and if the pilot wants, he can have his buddy give him some input on how the manuevers are looking althought by then its probably to late.

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02-12-2006 06:55 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Krister T

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The only thing you can be informed about from the caller is as it is stated in the sporting code.

#The name, start and finish of the manoeuvre.
#The wind direction.
#Remaining flight time.
#Proximity to prohibited areas and intrusions into the flight area.

You are not allowed to have the caller informing, how you are doing your manuvers.

You can have help from your caller when you decide which way you are going to do your hovering manoeuvres, the flight manoeuvres and finally the autorotation.

Krister

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02-13-2006 12:06 PM  12 years agoPost 5
GM1

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Tallahassee, Florida US

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Caller
Effectively, a caller may assist as an extra pair of eyes and a voice. He may cheerlead but not coach. From what I understand, he may also call switch positions, like remember to kill the motor for the auto.He may NOT call cones.
Gordie

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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02-14-2006 02:42 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Henrik Engert

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Does it state that he can't call cones? Or should the sporting code be interpreted as "if it's not there, then you can't call it"?

I am going to attend the "Judge" course in April here in Sweden, so I will probably learn much more about the Sporting Code etc...

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03-25-2006 12:22 PM  12 years agoPost 7
w.pasman

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I know that, since I forgot to call a manouver in one competition for my friend. I felt so bad since he did not get any points on the manouver...
As far as I know the flyer himself is allowed to remind the caller about calling. Maybe the flyer himself is even allowed to call his maneuver?

How about corrections by the flyer, if the caller makes a mistake, for instance forgets a word like "backwards" "pirouetting" "left" or so?

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03-25-2006 01:39 PM  12 years agoPost 8
airdodger

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Johnston USA

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So he could call great every time you are over a cone, but not say you are over the cone. Chris

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03-25-2006 03:21 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Henrik Engert

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As far as I know the flyer himself is allowed to remind the caller about calling. Maybe the flyer himself is even allowed to call his maneuver?
Yes, he could have called his own manouver, I think so.

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