Tri-Club Challenge between: Trumbull Indian Ledge / Shelton White Hill Eagles / Connecticut Model Airplane Club

With the goal of promoting our hobby, a club building project, and friendly inter –club completion we would propose the Tri-Club Challenge.    The premise would be to have a three event club contest series during the 2013 season.  The club with the highest point total would be awarded the Tri-Club cup at the Holiday Party and would enjoy the bragging rights for the next season.

Format:

1)      Each club hosts a 1 day glider event at their field

2)      People would fly gliders (You can build them this winter)

3)      Goal is to keep them aloft for a predetermined amount of time and land as close to a 100 foot long stripe in the middle of the runway.

4)      Points are given for each second of flight and closeness to the landing tape.

5)      People win places 1 thru x and club points are determined by the home club for each pilot.

6)      The club with the least amount of points wins the Tri-Club challenge and bragging rights. (Points are determined by Places - First = 1, Second = 2, Third = 3, etc.)


The Two Events:

1)      Limited Motor Run

Gliders are recommended, but any aircraft you can turn the engine off after 30 seconds would be legal to fly.  Launch times are assigned to all participants and they must have a timer.  Goal is to climb out during the 30 second engine run, turn of the motor and fly for x amount of time and land as close as possible to the landing tape in the middle of the runway.

 2)      Thermal Duration

Gliders must be launched with a high start.  Launch times are assigned to all participants and they must have a timer.  Goal is to launch from the high start, fly for x amount of time and land as close as possible to the landing tape in the middle of the runway.

Recommended Types of Gliders for the events:

1)      Any motor glider for the limited motor run.  Brushless motors perform better!   (ex. Calypso, Thunder Tiger, ST Models, ETC)

2)      Thermal Duration Glider needs to be launched with a high Start.  Look at the Goldberg Gentle Lady ARF and the Fling ARF.


We will not have a builder of the model rule so people can fly ARF, ARC, and your buddies plane if he/she will let you!  The goal is for a fun reason to get the clubs together during the summer!

 

OK, for the hard core number crunchers here is the detailed event info.

 The format would be as follows:

1)       Three Events – One day event to be held at each club with lunch afterwards.

2)      Contest  Guidelines - The event will be a glider contest with two events held and three rounds flown for each event..

a.       Limited Motor Run Thermal Duration – Pilot & Timer - (Three Flights min)

                                                               i.      Motor run of 30 seconds -  Time slots for launch.

                                                             ii.      Attempt to stay aloft for 8 to 20 minutes. (Determined by  conditions)

                                                            iii.      Land as close to the landing tape as possible.  (100 ft tape in middle of runway)

b.      Thermal Duration – Pilot & Timer - (Three Flights min)

                                                               i.      High Start Launch – Time slots for launches.

                                                             ii.      Attempt to stay aloft for x (7-15 min) amount of time.  (Determined by  conditions)

                                                            iii.      Land as close to the landing tape as possible.  (100 ft tape in middle of runway)

3)      Valid Aircraft

a.       Any airplane is allowed to enter the limited motor run event provided the engine can be turned off after the 30 second engine run.  Gliders are recommended.

b.      Thermal Duration entries must be launched via high start.

4)      Contest Point Tally

a.       Each club can enter as many people into each event as they want.

b.      Pilots must choose a “home” club for scoring purposes.

c.       Pilots will be allowed three flights in each event.  The best two flight point totals will count toward the final results with one round dropped.

d.      Points will be tabulated as follows:

                                                               i.      1 point for each second of flight from motor cutoff or high start release. (ie – if the flight time is 10 minutes your best flight score would be 600 points.)

                                                             ii.      -1 point for each second of flight over the time limit. (ie – You were supposed to land after 10 minutes, but flew for 11 minutes your score would be 600 points minus 60 points for a 540 point total.)

                                                            iii.      100 points if you land on the runway tape.  Subtract one point for each inch the nose of the aircraft is away from the tape.  (ie - you land 4 feet from the tape your landing score will be 100 – 48 inches for a landing score of 52 points!)

5)      Season Results

a.       Each event will award places for the pilots with the highest scores for three combined flights and places will be given out from first to x.

b.      Places will be added up for the top three pilots for each club in both events and the total will count toward season points. (ie – Club One – 1,5,6 place for event one and 3,4,9 for event two = 28 points toward contest points) 

c.       Ties would not be broken!

 

Scoring Sheet for Event:_______________                                                       Flight Number :  1  / 2   /  3

Flight Time Goal is _____ minutes today.

 

Pilot name:_____________________________________      Event:  Motor Run / Thermal Duration

Flight Time:   _____  minutes  ______  seconds                                                

Landing Measurement:  _______ feet _________ inches  - measured from center line to the glider nose

Scoring Sheet for Event:_______________                                                       Flight Number :  1  / 2   /  3

Flight Time Goal is _____ minutes today.

 

Pilot name:_____________________________________      Event:  Motor Run / Thermal Duration

Flight Time:   _____  minutes  ______  seconds                                                

Landing Measurement:  _______ feet _________ inches  - measured from center line to the glider nose

Scoring Sheet for Event:_______________                                                       Flight Number :  1  / 2   /  3

Flight Time Goal is _____ minutes today.

 

Pilot name:_____________________________________      Event:  Motor Run / Thermal Duration

Flight Time:   _____  minutes  ______  seconds                                                

Landing Measurement:  _______ feet _________ inches  - measured from center line to the glider nose

Scoring Sheet for Event:_______________                                                       Flight Number :  1  / 2   /  3

Flight Time Goal is _____ minutes today.

 

Pilot name:_____________________________________      Event:  Motor Run / Thermal Duration

Flight Time:   _____  minutes  ______  seconds                                                

Landing Measurement:  _______ feet _________ inches  - measured from center line to the glider nose

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