National Free Flight Society

SEN 2092

Table of Contents – SEN 2092

  1. North American WCup corrected
  2. Flying LiPos
  3. Fab Feb Summary – update with MM F1S

after additional proof reading by Squire Allnutt a few errors were found so here is the corrected version …

The Toronto Free Flight Group

Presents the 2016

North American Cup

An FAI World & America’s Cup & Team Championship

Dates: Wednesday, February 10th 2016 with Thursday February 11th as reserve day

Place: Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills, CA USA

Events: Individual F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q & 3 Person Team F1A, B & C (Teams can be mixed nationalities)

Entry Fees: $30.00 for F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q – Team entry included in fee

Juniors free all events!

AMA liaison CD: Brian Van Nest

Co-Organizer: Peter Allnutt: 527 Philippine St, Taft CA USA (661) 763-5039

Organizer: Tony Mathews: 2 Tralee Street, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6Z 2X4

E-mail: tmathewscom

Wednesday February 10th

F1A/B/C/Q Round 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rnd 1: 240 sec max F1A/,B/C 180 sec max F1Q

Round 2 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Round 3 10:00 am – 11:00 pm 180 sec all other rounds

Round 4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Round 5 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Round 6 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Round 7 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

F1A/B/C Fly-offs 3:30 pm – asap (weather permitting – or Sunrise Thursday morning)

Trophies and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place F1A, F1B & F1C & F1Q. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Teams.

Medals for top Junior in each event also! Champagne and snacks will be available Wednesday evening. Final awards ceremony will be after the final flyoffs.

(Sunrise for Feb 10th – 6:51 am Sunset – 5:34 pm)

Deviations from the FAI sporting code and special instructions:

Competitors MUST provide their own timekeepers. Two timekeepers per competitor are required for the flyoffs. Fly-off times will be decided on the day depending on the weather.

Team scores will be decided by the total time of the 3 contestants including flyoff times (ie: not as per the sporting code).

Note: A Starting “area” will be utilized without pole positions (depending on entry numbers).Please online entries or e-mail advance entries to Tony Mathews tmathews180 prior to Feb 08th.

Entry fees to be paid on the field by Feb 10th (someone will be available to take entries on the field on Tuesday Feb 9th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm) please do not send money.

Lipos and air travel

From: Teppo Sarpila

About Li-batteries and airtravel

I consulated Finavia ( the Airport-operator in Finland ) and Lufthansa on last October due to my planed trip to Eurofly. I had several LiPo batteries with me for my F1Q. I got answer from Finavia with a 20 min telephone call and Lufthansa answered with e-mail. Both answers were the same.
Aircraft passenger can take with him/her several Li-batteries. Batteries energy should calculate together. For ex. I had 10 battery packs of 3S 550mAh batteries. Lets calculate 10 X 12,4 V x 0,550 Ah is 68,2 Wh. You can use also the nominal voltage 11,1V.
Person can take with him batteries ( I think, also Laptop and handy have to calculate with) up to 100 Wh without extra permission. If energy is between 100 and 160 Wh You have to get pemmission from air carrier. More than 160Wh is not aloud.
The poles of batteries should be isolated and packed into hand lugages so that they are safe and easy to chek.
Yours Teppo Sarpila

2016 Fab Feb @ Lost Hills Summary

Enter online at

SAT 6 Feb

Kiwi World Cup F1 ABCPQ

AMA Events

SUN 7 Feb

Ike FAI Mini Events F1HGSJ(if you enter before)

Even More AMA Events

Mon 8 Feb

Kiwi World Cup F1E

Kiwi Reserve day

North American Entries on Field

Tues 9

Ladies Tea Party (exact time subject to Change depending of flying schedule)*

Wed 10

North American World Cup F1ABCQ

Thurs 11

Cal Cup F1E World Cup

MaxMen Entries on Field

Fri 12 Feb

Maxmen F1A World Cup

MaxMen F1Q World Cup

Sat 13

MaxMen F1BCP World Cup

Sun 14

Maxmen F1GHJS Mini Events

Mon 15 – Presidents Day Public Holiday in the USA

MaxMen Reserve day

Roger Morrell