National Free Flight Society

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  1. Good practices in Q
  2. Canada Cup
  3. Huron Cup
  4. Outrageous October
  5. Kotuku Cup


Good practices in Q

By Aram Schlosberg
In Q we rarely check anything. But some might doubt whether everyone else is strictly kosher (following the rules).
It is suggested that the model’s weight in grams be posted clearly on the model’s pod left side.
Before a model’s first flight and definitely in a flyoff, that the flyer display the budgeted energy of the energy limiter to the timer(s) before arming the model.
That in a case a flyer is given an overrun, or there is a question about the amount of energy used, that the model be returned without disconnecting its battery, so that the timer(s) could read the motor run and energy used off its energy limiter.
I also advocate that post flight verifications be performed on all podium positions.
Maybe these practices will avert the 1000 joule curse. ////


Canada Cup

June 29th. 2024

Zander Sod farm, New Tecumseth, Ontario,

Categories:    F1A – F1B – F1C

Contest schedule: F1A – F1B – F1C

June 29th..
Round 1.   8.00 AM  –  9.00 AM
Round 2.   9.00 AM  –  10.00 AM
Round 3.  10.00 AM  – 11.00 PM
Round 4. 11.00 PM  –  12.00 PM
Round 5. 12.00 PM  –  13.00 PM
Round 6. 13.00 PM  –  14.00 PM
Round 7. 14.00 PM  –  15.00 PM



Round 1 Max will be:                                   F1A 240 sec. 
                                                                       F1B 300 sec
                                                                       F1C 300 sec
All other rounds are 3 minute maxes.

Fly Offs:         18.00 PM on June 29th. based on weather conditions

Current FAI Sporting Codes Apply

Entry Fee:        $30.00 CAD / Event     Junior Entry Fee:    Free

Sod Farm location:
GPS co-ordinates: 44.124309,-79.811856
6114-6746 12th Line
New Tecumseth, ON L0G 1A0, Canada
Tottenham road and 12th side road are the main intersections
(The field is on 12th. side road, east of Tottenham road.

Leslie Farkas
21 Misty Moor Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada    L4C 6P9
Tel: (905) 886-6959  Fax:  (905) 886-3025
E-Mail :

Huron Cup

The Toronto Free Flight Group
Presents the 24th. Annual
Huron Cup
An Americas and World Cup FF Competition
Dates:             Sunday, June 30th. 2024
Place:             Zander Sod farm, New Tecumseth, Ontario, Canada (aprox 1 hr, 15 minutes North of Toronto)
Events:           F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q, F1G, F1H, F1J/P
Entry Fees:    $25.00 for F1A, F1B, F1C $10.00 for F1G, F1H, F1J/P
Juniors Free all events!

CD:                 Tony Mathews
9192 hwy 118, Box 4041, Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada
K0M1J0   Cell: +1 705-455-0185

Sunday June 30th.
F1A/B/C/Q      Round 1          8:00 am – 9:00 am                              3 minute maxes
Round 2          9:00 am – 10:00 am                            4 minutes for round 1 & 5
Round 3          10:00 am – 11:00 pm                          (weather permitting)
Round 4          11:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Round 5          12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

F1A/B/C/Q      Fly-offs           8:00 pm (weather permitting)- max to be announced
F1G/H/J/P       Round 1          1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Round 2          2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                              2 minute maxes
Round 3          3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Round 4          4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Round 5          5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Note: The 1st round max time could be extended (weather permitting) and the 5thround max time will depend on the weather. Max times will be announced before the start of each round.

F1G/H/J/P       Fly-offs           7:00 pm (weather permitting)

Sod Farm location:
GPS co-ordinates: 44.124309,-79.811856
6114-6746 12th Line
New Tecumseth, ON L0G 1A0, Canada
Tottenham road and 12th side road are the main intersections.


Outrageous October

Big month for Free Flight at Lost Hills, best weather ?!?!  The Sierra Cup starts on the 8 and Kotuku on the 9 with their F1E events on Holloway Hill. These are World Cup and USA Team Selection. They then continue onto the weekend with the  rest of the World Cup Events and associated Mini Events.  There is a gap of a day or two before the USA Team Selection Event start on the 15 October. They go on until the weekend. This will be the first year that F1Q is flown. It will be concurrent with F1C.  Details on the Kotuku are below and the other events will follow in due course.

Kotuku Cup




 Oct 9th  – 13th, 2024 at Lost Hills Field, CA.reserve Monday Oct 14th
Sponsored by Southern California Aero Team
Sanction No.

Tuesday, Oct 8th  SIERRA CUP “F1E” see separate flyer

Wednesday, Oct 9th  KOTUKU CUP F1E 5-50minute rounds-10 minute break
 starts at 10:00 am.  These F1E events are also a part of the US Team Selection for F1E

Thursday Oct 10th Sierra Cup Mini’s See separate flyer

Friday OCT 11th   F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S
One hour rounds starting at 8am
Flyoffs max and start time posted after last round.

Saturday, October 12th SIERRA CUP  See separate flyer

Sunday, Oct 13th  F1A,F1B,F1C,F1P,F1Q
Seven [7] one hour rounds start @ 8:00 AM with extended max times
F1A, F1B, F1C,  and F1Q -240 seconds 1st & 2nd ROUND
F1P is 180 all rounds
Remaining round maxes are 180 sec.
Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted.
This is a fly one time one and will be done from a flight line.

Entry Fees:
FAI events: FIA, B, C, Q & E; $35 each
$20 each for F1H, F1G, F1P, F1J, F1S

AMA age juniors: $5/event

Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H, S, Q, E, J , F1P (1st place only)
Junior Hi-Time Trophy F1A, F1B

AMA membership is mandatory.
FAI license mandatory for A,B,C,Q and E
FAI events run to the 2024 FAI rules.

Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from fields of trees.
No Moto-flapping.

Contest Director                           
Brian Van Nest
Cell 760-937-0177

Pre-registration requested via email, pay on field.
Events entered, AMA # and FAI License