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2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models Get a Logo

white logoThe Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine and their sponsor, Noosphere Ventures USA inc, have presented the new logo of the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models which will take place in Ukraine.

The logo captures the dynamic nature at the heart of space-modelling along with the singleness of purpose that drives every rocketry enthusiast to reach for the stars.

As the organisers said, the logo’s coloured lines represent the variety of rockets' classes used in competitions and the slogan, “Overcoming gravity” epitomises the goals of this particularly challenging aeronautical sport.

After all, that is why space modellers do it: to overcome one law of physics through the scientific application of others.

The Ukrainian flag represents the honour of the country hosting the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models.

It is hoped that this logo will become a memorable symbol for the world of spacemodelling and will be a good sign of successful Championships next year in Ukraine.

(Article by the Organising Committee of the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models)

CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new

ciam-flyer-control-line-electricIn most modelling disciplines where models have lately been propelled with combustion engines – be it model cars, model boats or, of course, model aircraft – there is now an electric alternative. The emergence of brushless motors powered by lithium-polymer batteries has, no doubt, been a turning point in the development of propulsion motors in aeromodelling.

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F2A & F2C Documents

technical noticesImportant documents have been uploaded to the F2 page.  They include working drawings to manufacture an F2A Speed pylon and a number of information documents relating to F2C and noise.

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.Ryan-CampbellAerobatics pilot Aude Lemordant,
Breitling Youngster Award recipient Ryan Campbell and Dr. John Grubbström

The ceremony took place last night in Pattaya, Thailand, as part of the 108th FAI General Conference which is held today and tomorrow, and hosted by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT).

For the first time, live streaming allowed people from all around the world to be in the heart of the event. Judging from the amount of views and comments, this new feature was a complete success. For those who missed it, the replay of the whole ceremony can be watched on the FAI Youtube Channel.

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DAeC and DMFV Meet with FAI in Lausanne

aeromodelling2On 29 September 2014, the German Aeroclub (Deutscher Aero-Club - DAeC), the German Aeromodelling Association (Deutscher Modellflieger-Verband - DMFV) met with the FAI for an in-depth discussion in Lausanne. The objective of the meeting was to bring out common interests in aeromodelling at international level. It was agreed to continue developing the areas of constructive collaboration that had already been identified.

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Technical Notice – Bank Transfer Payments

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Technical Notice – Bank Transfer Payments

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CIAM Flyer (3-2014) - The Oldest Remote Control Method Combined with Modern Technology

CIAM Flyer 03-2014Gee Bee 1000 – the control line model with electric motor

The availability of very affordable R/C kits and/or ready-built models from robust EPP material make it possible to quickly and easily build simple electric-powered control line models.

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Safety Notice F2B Electric Powered Model Aircraft

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Safety Notice – F2B Electric Powered Model Aircraft

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.

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Urgent Technical Notices from 2014 Plenary Meeting

urgent technical noticesUrgent Technical Notices were generated at the 2014 CIAM Plenary Meeting. They deal with the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4 Aeromodelling under the volumes ABR (CIAM Internal Regulations, General Rules for International Contests), F3 Soaring (F3F), F4 Scale, F5 Electric Flight, and Space Models. Download the document here Urgent Technical Notices 2014 Plenary Meeting and then scroll down and click on "Technical Notices".

Main decisions taken at the 2014 CIAM Annual Meeting

CIAM logoThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) was held on 11 and 12 April 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CIAM Bureau Members met a day earlier at the same location.

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