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Offline Peter Germann

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Airplanes Beauty Contest at FAI F2B World Championships?
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:55:12 AM »
As from August 2nd 2017 on, the following subject is open for discussion on the Yahoo F2B Working Group:

Respecting the traditional “beautiful airplanes” aspect of control line aerobatics in FAI by introducing a perpetual FAI trophy for the builder & flyer of the most beautiful own-built F2B airplane participating in a World Championship.

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The art of control-line aerobatics is a unique combination of design, building and flying skills. The degree of expertise required to participate in c/l stunt is both quite demanding and at the same time highly motivating for those being part of the community. In order to recognise and award the substantial efforts required, I suggest the implementation of a perpetual FAI “F2B Concours d’élégance” trophy:

•   To be awarded to registered W/C participants competing with own-built and officially processed models at F2B World Championships only.
•   One model per competitor may be registered for the “Concours d’élégance”
•   “Own-built” declared by self-declaration* at time of processing
•   Registered models participating to be marked with ”F2B Concours d’élégance / year” label
•   Registered models must be flown in at least two official rounds prior to static contest display.
•   Voted by a jury consisting of the members of the FAI Jury and of  the registered F2B competitors
•   Trophy and certificate to be awarded at the closing banquet
•   Trophy to be donated by the members of the F2B Working Group
•   Trophy handling, certificates and “Concours d’élégance” labels provided by CIAM, Lausanne

* “self-declaration” as per AMA Control Line Precision Aerobatics, 2016 issue, page 1, Article 2.1. Builder of Model. (Prior approval of AMA required.)

F2B Concours d’élégance” rule proposal to be drafted by the F2B Working Group and to be submitted to the F2 S/C for integration into the FAI Sporting Code

Discussing potential rule changes for the FAI F2B class the F2B Working Group is an  international group of Control Line Aerobatics experts on the Internet. The Group supplements the rules defining work of the national delegates with CIAM/FAI. While it is not an official organisation of FAI/CIAM, the Group reports to the Chairman of the FAI/CIAM F2 Control Line Subcommittee. Anyone may apply for Group membership and contribute to the common cause of C/L Aerobatics. Other language posts/comments/suggestions are welcome. Discussion records/files may be published (see attach, page 40) on the Internet. The Group invites individuals worldwide to join by applying for membership, following instructions given on this website.

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« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 12:12:57 AM by Peter Germann »
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Offline Steve Helmick

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Re: Airplanes Beauty Contest at FAI F2B World Championships?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 04:38:34 PM »
A step in the correct direction! Bravo!  H^^ Steve
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Re: Airplanes Beauty Contest at FAI F2B World Championships?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 08:31:49 PM »
I salute you!
And concur.  A great step to reward those that work so hard and build beautiful airplanes beyond those that buy them built by others.  The skill required to do this is far above the relatively simple physical prowess to fly one well, and should be rewarded!

Bravo!   H^^

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Re: Airplanes Beauty Contest at FAI F2B World Championships?
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Re: Airplanes Beauty Contest at FAI F2B World Championships?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:50:52 PM »
They should require that only models that place in the top 50% (or some other level) qualify for the award.  This would preclude the use of "beauty-only" entries.
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