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  1. Charging ahead, or not at the moment
  2. EDIC certified altimeter for Free Flight
  3. Announcement for SEN:  MMM 14-Round Contest

Charging ahead, or not at the moment

Would you please publish this?

Does any one know if some one took over Bob Selman Designs RC LLC ? If so who?
Next question, I’m looking for a US source for a Didel Bicha – dual Lipo charger Model 2007.
This is a small charger powered by four AA batteries that can charge two 3.7 V  Lipos at the same time.


On FaceBook EDIC certified altimeter for Free Flight

Posted by Allard van Wallene

Preview of ‘All-Tee’, an EDIC certified altimeter for Free Flight. Small and light. Bluetooth integrated. Pre- programmed with FAI ID number. Compliant with Sporting Code Altimeter fly off rules. A first batch of 200 units are almost ready. Due to world wide shortage on semiconductors, FF sportsmen with a valid FAI-ID will have priority with a maximum of 2 units per FAI-ID. Price: 59 Euro/unit excl. shipping.
First come first served!
Send email with pre-order to All-Tee (at) (replace “(at)” by “@” )
Weight: 0.9 gram
Dimensions: 9 x 20 x 6 mm
Water resistant (sensor is sealed)
Resolution: 10 cm
Flight recording memory: 3,5 hours (5 measurements per second)
Max altitude memory with 3 colored leds to fast view max altitude
Push button integrated to set zero altitude, show max altitude or clear memory.
Bluetooth integrated to send data to Android app with full graph analysis.
Auto start and landing detection
1S and 2S LiPo compatible (low battery alarm integrated)
No start-up or temperature drift, plug and play.

Editor’s comment

If I’m not mistaken the is the first EDIC – that means FAI/CIAM certified electronic device for use in competition – for Free Flight.

Announcement for SEN:  MMM 14-Round Contest

Fellow FAI, AMA, NFFS, and SAM Fliers,

Come join us for the MMM’s 42nd Annual 14-Rounder, Fri-Sun, July 9-11, 2021 in Denver, CO.  It’s a great time of the year to get away from the summer heat and enjoy flying on a 22,000-acre field with a fabulous view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  Warm days, cool nights, and friendly competition.  We’ll have a large slate of FAI, AMA, NFFS, and SAM events.  It’s a 3-day Free Flight festival!  We hope to have food service available for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. For more details and to register, please see the announcement attached to this e-mail. Note the early-registration discount if your registration is received or postmarked no later than June 30,2021.

We sure hope to see you in July.  FreeFlight Forever!

Pete McQuade and John McGrath

Editor’s Note The MMM have a nice PDF flyer , complete with photos etc But we can’t include it because of the formatting rule.  However here are the details in simpler form.


42nd MMM 14 Rounder

July 9-11 2021
Denver , CO

Come fly with us at the largest and most beautiful flying site in North America. Within the 14-R are the
Centennial and Columbine Cups, separate 7-round FAI competitions. Traditional MMM perpetual silver trophies for F1A-B-C and perpetual silver cups for F1G-H-J-S will be awarded based on combined performance over the regular rounds in both competitions. (Ties will be broken with flyoffs.)

Only eight MMM Master Sportsmen have earned Blue Jackets. since 1980. Earn one by flying a perfect fourteen 180-second maxes over the two days in F1A-B-C-P-Q, or Legacy F1A-B-C.

Legacy FAI events.

Bring out your old FAI models! (Placings and awards separate from “modern” FAI events.) Flown as Legacy ABC Combo, F1A(L)- B(L)-C(L). And Legacy GHJ Combo, F1G(L), F1H(L), F1J(L).

The event rules:
F1A(L): Current FAI rules except no bunt allowed.
F1B(L): 40g motor/190g min, no DPR or VIW; OR 35g motor/ 200g min, no DPR OR 50g max motor, 8 oz. min. gross weight, and vintage 1957-1964 Wakefield design. F1C(L): NFFS Vintage FAI rules. (see <>).
F1G(L): No DPR and no variable geometry.
F1H(L): Current F1H rules except no bunt; OR 5.08 oz min., no circle tow, no bunt. F1J(L): 7-sec engine run, no bunt.

AMA/NFFS/SAM events: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No rounds. In combined events, fly any/all events you wish; we will use your best single event score
for awards purposes. HLG/CLG will use launch pen.
Saturday, July 10: CLG, P-30, Fast Gas Combo*, OT Rubber Combo, E-36, E-Nos. Combo
Sunday, July 11: HLG, Classic Towline, Slow Gas Combo**, Sm./Lg. Nos. Rub. Combo, Mulvihill/Moffet, A/B Electric Combo.
* AMA Gas: 1/2A, 1/2A Classic, A, B, AB Classic, C, D and/or CD Classic.
** Nostalgia: 1/4A, Early 1/2A, 1/2A, A, B, C and/or MMM SLOP.

Contest Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., weather dependent. Flyoffs 5:30 p.m. each day.
Tentative Rounds schedule: 8:00 a.m. start; first 4 rounds Saturday and Sunday are 90 minutes; final 3 rounds each day 60 minutes.

Accommodations: Check the MMM website for hotel details. Primitive RV and tent
camping is allowed on the site for a flat fee of $25 (as per the Colorado State Land Board). No hookups are provided. No dumping is allowed. There is a porta-potty on site.

CDs: Pete McQuade, , 719-522-1239 & John McGrath, , 719-963-9227.

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Detach, fill out, and mail or email to: Pete McQuade, 2610 Kenton Green Ct. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Name                                                     Country                     AMA#                                                                Entry Fees enclosed $
Entry fees: $20 for first event, $10 per each additional event. $50 maximum forunlimited events, or $40 if postmarked by 6/30/21. Check payable to MMM, or use PayPal (see PayPal instructions on MMM website). If using PayPal we still need an entry form mailed or emailed. All FAI Juniors, and past World Champions shall pay no entry fees.
Circle events entered:

Centennial & Columbine Cups (14-Rounder): F1A F1B F1C F1G F1H F1J F1P F1Q F1S F1ABC(L) Combo F1HGJ(L) Combo

AMA/SAM/NFFS: HLG CLG Classic Towline     P-30 OT Rubber Sm./Lg. Combo Nos. Rubber Sm. /Lg. Combo Mulvihill/Moffett E-36 Elec. A Elec. B Nostalgia Power: 1/2A Elec. ABC Elec. 1/4A Early 1/2A 1/2A A B C AMA Gas: 1/2A Classic AB Classic CD Classic 1/2A A B C D MMM: SLOP