National Free Flight Society

SEN 2104

Table of Contents – SEN 2104

  1. Top Dude in 16 ?
  2. Frank Heeb remembered
  3. F1B and Rubber for sale
  4. SCAT Annual
  5. More FF related CIAM proposals

Who will be Top Dude in 16 ?

2015 FF Dude Awards -The best over the 3 Fab Feb Events top 10 shown

For the Fab Feb events the Top Dude awards are for the best score over the 3 events. Here are the top 10 in AB and C from last year.

The winners; Ivan, Alex and Reinhard have entered again this year – are you ready to beat them ?

F1A Dude Awards

Ivan Bezak 120
Roland Koglot 90
Per Findahl 89
Jama Danier 59
Lauri Malila 50
Aviv Balassiano 49
Enes Pecenkovic 47
Jim Parker 47
Jes Nyhegn 44
Mike McKeever 41

F1B Dude Award

Name Points
Alex Andriukov 117
Evgeny Gorban 75
Blake Jensen 61
Igor Vivchar 57
Tom Vaccarro 55
Russell Peers 46
Dag Edvard Larsen 41
Mike Woolner 41
Michael Siefert 40
Walt Ghio 35

F1C Dude Awards

Name Points
Reinhard Truppe 99
Alexander Vyazov 88
Artem Babenko 88
Charlie Stiles 72
Roy Summersby 71
Jeff Ellington 56
Alan Jack 51
Don Chesson 47
Ron McBurnett 41
Evgeny Verbitsky 40

Frank Heeb Remembered

From: Marty Richardson

Frank and I shared two things, we were both engineers at W.P.A.F.B and we were avid model airplane enthusiasts. We spent many years together building and flying in competitions and practicing with or models. Frank mentored me and passed along many of his successful model designs which I built and flew.
He will be greatly missed by his many friends and fellow model aviation hobbyists, myself especially.

Models and rubber for sale

From: Marty Schroedter

I am selling two Vivchar 180mm mechanical timer models with DPR and VP. Both
are in excellent condition and both are asymmetrical wings. I also have a
new Vivchar asymmetrical wing for $175.
I am selling a 10 lb. unopened box of 1/16 May ’09 rubber for $200. I will
be at Lost Hills for the Fab Feb week or contact me at
If I don’t sell these items during the week I will repost and will be
willing to ship.
Marty Schroedter


March 12 & 13, Reserve March 14, 2016 at Lost Hills Field, CA


NEW for 2016: F1S

FAI Events:

**Saturday, March 12: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q F1P

Seven a7a8af6076240877782e46ef76efa85b one hour rounds start @ 8AM with extended max times

F1A and P: 240 sec, F1B and Q: 240 sec, F1C: 300 sec

Remaining round maxes are 180 sec.

Flyoff times will be posted

**Sunday, (Daylight Savings Change!) March 13: F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S

Tie Breaker flight to the ground. F1G 7:45- 7:55; F1H 8:00-8:10; F1J &S 8:15-8:25

Standard Five 2007-03-16 01:03:55 rounds 45 minute long starting @ 9AM, 120 sec maxes.

2 FO flights starting 45 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted.

If tied at end of standard and two FO rounds, tie breaker flight will determine the winner

2015 Perpetual Trophy Winners: F1A- Rene Limberger, F1B- Blake Jensen, F1C (from2014, Jeff Ellington),

F1G- Mike Richardson, F1H- Brian VanNest , F1J- Glenn Schneider

Saturday: Hand Launch Glider, E-36, ½ A Nostalgia, Classic Towline Glider 8AM-5PM

Sunday: Catapult Glider, P30, ABC Nostalgia Gas, 8AM-4PM

Other Events: Sat 8AM – 5PM and Sunday 8AM-4PM

Vintage FAI Power, 2010 Ghio rules, 5 flts,180 sec maxes (may enter multiple eras and days)

Nostalgia Wakefield, Sat 8AM – 5PM and Sunday 8AM – 4PM (may enter both days)

Entry Fees:

FAI events: FIA,B,C,G,H,J,P,Q ; $25 first event, $10 for second

Other events: $15 for first event, $5/each added non-FAI event

All-In Fee of $45 to fly your little hearts out!

AMA age Juniors: HLG & P-30 free, Other events $5, or All-In Fee of $10


Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places

Perpetual trophies for F1A,B,C,G,H,J and Nos-Wake winners receive a perpetual trophy (if it shows up at the field!)

Due to low entry levels; F1J, P, Vintage FAI Power, Classic Towline and Nostalgia events 2nd and 3rd place awards will be sent post-contest.

Junior Hi-Time Glider, Rubber and Power Trophies

$100 to the top 20 Something F1ABC flyer


AMA & Lost Hills Field Assn memberships are required

FAI events run to the 2016 FAI rules except as noted herein

Protest in addition to $30 requires equipment needed for model processing

Q flyers to measure, calculate and monitor one another’s motor runs

No Moto-flapping

Contest Directors

Jim Parker

25018 Wintergreen Ct. Stevenson Ranch, CA 91318 [818]404-3834,

Assistant CD, Lee Hines

CIAM FF PROPOSALS – From Free Flight News

Research by Ian Kaynes
I have now found some additional general rule proposals which
have an effect on free flight. Like the proposals listed in FFn
last month, wait for these to be confirmed by inclusion in the
CIAM Plenary meeting agenda when this is published.

Junior Age

Poland propose to raise the junior age from 18 to 21.
“Reasons” are stated to be that:
1 There are no juniors in some classes: eg. F4C, F4G,
2 There are not enough juniors in classes: eg. F2C, F2B,
F2A, F3P, F3C, F3N ….
3 Some CIAM classes are very difficult. Juniors of the age
18 and less need to gain experience and time for building
and practice theirs models of aircraft at a good level.
The Control Technical Committee have proposed to raise the
junior age from 18 to 25 just for control line, in order to retain
the junior flyers, who it states are not competitive in senior CL
between ages 18 and 25 and so give up at that stage).

CIAM proposals

Canada propose a change to the schedule for CIAM proposals,
inspired by FF interest. This would change the date for
proposals due from 15 November back to 31 July. CIAM to
distribute proposals to NACs who distribute them to interest
groups and receive feedback which is sent back to NACs and
then back to CIAM by 15 November. Gives more chance to
voice opinions about proposed changes.

Championship eligibility

USA propose changes to the rules for changing events from
provisional to official and for eligibility for Championships.
For the event status A.15.1 the numbers of participants in
provisional events is reduced from 50 to 40. For championship
eligibility A.16.1 change from a requirement of six member
countries per contest to six member countries competing
worldwide in a calendar year.
The stated reasons for this are that there are more F1Q fliers
competing in USA than currently reported numbers suggest
because they are reluctant to buy FAI licences (for which
AMA charges a very high fee) The changes would make the
transition for F1Q rules from provisional to official more
realistic to achieve. (IK: The present eligibility rules were set
by CIAM in order to slow the proliferation of new
championship events)

On a related topic, Slovakia propose to change the A.16.2
moratorium on introduction of new classes so that it does not
apply to popular classes which have at least 300 competitors in
World Cup, giving F5J as an example.

FF launch positions

Belgium propose extending B.9.1 to require “The starting poles
for F1C shall be at least 50 m separated from the starting poles
of other FF classes except for the powered classes F1P, F1J
and F1Q” for safety reasons. In contrast to the wording the
reasons state that the location of the F1P, F1J and F1Q starting
poles is left to the judgement of the contest organiser.

Roger Morrell