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York Model Aircraft Society

York Model Aircraft Society

York Model Aircraft Society

YMAS - founded 1936 - BMFA Affiliated Club No. 0290

Competition Rules - 2018

Open Glider Competition Rules

  • ** New for 2018 Maxumun 30 second motor run or 175M which ever comes first
  • Electronic stabilisation is allowed.
  • five minutes allowed between flying slots” timed from the landing of the last model of the previous slot. Some adjustment can be made if agreed by next slot flyers.
  • Open class for all gliders with a 3M or less wing span
  • Flaps and camber adjustment are allowed
  • Spoilerons are allowed
  • No variometers allowed
  • 4 Rounds per competition, with best 3 to count.
  • Minimum of 3 pilots per slot.
  • Best 7 competitions to count for the final score.
  • 50 bonus points for a field landing, zero bonus points for a 'long grass' landing. Nil points for a 'crop' landing or in any other designated no-fly zone, ie carpark or pits area.
  • Target flight time of 8 minutes. 1 point deducted for each second over the target time. Target time and below, points awarded for actual flight time.
  • 1 minute launch time. Zero points for failure to launch inside this launch window.
  • Time to be measured to the nearest second. Tenths and Hundredths of seconds if shown, are ignored, i.e. no rounding.
  • Spread sheet calculations to be to 2 decimal places.
  • No telemetry allowed, other than signal strength, and battery voltage feedback.
  • Season to start Wednesday 2nd of May.

One Model Glider Competition Rules

  • ** New for 2018 Maxumun 30 second motor run or 175M which ever comes first
  • electronic stabilisation is allowed
  • only five minutes allowed between flying slots” timed from the landing of the last model of the previous slot. Some adjustment can be made if agreed by next slot flyers.
  • Class for Hobby King Phoenix 2000 gliders only.
  • Flaps and camber adjustment are allowed.
  • Spoilerons are allowed.
  • No variometers allowed.
  • Best 7 competitions to count for the final score.
  • 50 bonus points for a field landing, zero bonus points for a 'long grass' landing. Nil points for a 'crop' landing or in any other designated no-fly zone, ie carpark or pits area.
  • Target flight time of 8 minutes. 1 point deducted for each second over the target time. Target time and below, points awarded for actual flight time.
  • 1 minute launch time. Zero points for failure to launch inside this launch window.
  • Time to be measured to the nearest second. Tenths and Hundredths of seconds if shown, are ignored, i.e. no rounding.
  • Spread sheet calculations to be to 2 decimal places.
  • Each evening will consist of a minimum of 4 rounds.
  • Each round will consist of one or more heats.
  • For each competitor the best 3 rounds out of 4 will count.
  • Scores will be out of 1000 per heat.
  • No telemetry allowed, other than signal strength, and battery voltage feedback.
  • Season to start Sunday the 7th of May.