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FAI joins the International Drone Sports Conference in Korea!

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As part of its announcement for driving global drone sports, FAI is attending the International Drone Sports Conference in Pyeongchang, Korea, together with Korean Federation for Aeromodelling, Kama, which is a Member of FAI.

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FAI takes important steps for global drone sports

drone pilotAs the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.

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FAI Meet NAA and AMA modellers in Muncie, USA

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A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.

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Europe Air Sports (EAS) & FAI - Response to EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

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Model flying is an activity which is as old as manned aviation itself. Many of the aviation pioneers developed their designs on the basis of tests conducted using models and model aircraft remain an important element of aerospace education.

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1st FAI International Drone Conference and Expo announced for 2017

drones smallFAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety.

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CIAM Flyer (5-2016) - Flying the little machine, of course by hand

ciam flyer05-2016Competing in F2B is difficult
Imagine manually controlling a flying object travelling at 23 metres per second at 1.5 metres above ground, manoeuvring through a complex pattern as the “Square Eight”. Try to maintain the described track within a tolerance of +/- 30 cm and here is what you get: Control Line Aerobatics.

Considering that it takes the flying of another 13 similar manoeuvres to complete an official flight at contests, it becomes obvious why competing in F2B is difficult and therefore remains a fascinating challenge for those preferring to go the extra mile.

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The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv (UKR) were a full success!

Jan sebesta_croppedThe 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine, concluded on Sunday with Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic winning the scale (S7) model competition. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with its lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it performed flawlessly, separating into five parts on cue, and returning to the ground with streamers and parachutes slowing its descent.

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Final results of the 2016 FAI S World Championship for Space Models

JudgeJan Sebesta from the Czech Republic (CZE) has won the scale (S7) model competition in the 2016  FAI S World Championship for Space Models. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with it’s lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it preformed flawlessly, separating into five on cue, and returning to the ground with streamers and parachutes slowing it’s descent.

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How to build a winning S3A rocket

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The S3A category tests rocket’s ability to stay in the air for as long as possible. With a fixed amount of power from the solid fuel engine, lightness is key to get the highest altitude. Most rockets weigh just a few grams.

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Saturday results at the 2016 FAI S World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine

Saturday results_It was close contest at the 2016 FAI S World Championship for Space Models as the under 18s went head to head in the scale altitude (S5B) rocket category. Michal Bobrowski from Poland flew the highest flight with his 1:4.5 scale replica of the American Arcas rocket reaching 361m. Bobrowski said “I chose it for it’s simplicity. It’s a single stage rocket and the design is very aerodynamic.”

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The Juniors at the 2016 FAI S World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine

learning to_make_rockets“Yesterday was stressful,” says 11 year old Ashley Van Milligan. “My engine wasn’t lighting and you only have a limited amount of time.” Van Milligan is one of six under 18s competing with the American team, and one of 65 from 11 countries.

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