Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:13
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.
Monday, 10 October 2016 09:45
FAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:34
Competing in F2B is difficult
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.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:48
The 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.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 19:42
Jan 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.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 11:04
How to build a winning S3A rocket
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.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 21:12
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.”
Saturday, 27 August 2016 14:23
“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.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:10
Although this years World Championship for Space Models is being held in Lviv, Ukraine, anyone with an internet connection can follow the event.