Monday, 09 March 2015 15:14
The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:58
To All F2C Fliers
As you all know, new rules to control noise in F2C were introduced in January of this year. One of the principles of these new rules is that initially only the venturi needs to be changed on the engines, however the rules did not make clear what to do about the supplementary fuel jet fitted on most engines.
This issue has been discussed with Rob Fitzgerald, the F2C Working Group Chairman and Kevin Dodd the CIAM Technical Secretary and the following clarification has been agreed.
The rule states:
4.3.4 c) Any interconnecting chamber between the air intake and the induction port of the motor shall have a maximum volume of 1,25 cm3. No leakage is allowed between the venturi and the crankcase.
The following is the clarification relating to the above rule:
The use of a single, round supplementary fuel jet with a maximum diameter of 0.4mm between the venturi and the induction port of the engine is permissible to allow the use of engines and fuel systems designed prior to 01/01/2015.
This clarification, which is effective immediately, has the overwhelming agreement of the F2 Subcommittee.
F2 Subcommittee Chairman
3rd March 2015
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:19
Catapult Gliders is a brilliant class to start a flying career with and the class can also give the expert flyer lots of fun. Simple, cheap and quick models to build and flying is spectacular.
Friday, 26 December 2014 14:01
Whenever aeromodellers appear in public, they encounter an appreciative audience. Air shows outdoors, in a stadium or an indoor arena, are among the most important communication instruments. While championships are more likely to be of interest to insiders, the variety presented at an air show can inspire a broader audience. During the colder seasons, during extended periods of strong winds, rain or snow, exhibitions of model aircraft in large indoor spaces will always draw crowds.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:12
FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:49
The 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.
CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:13
In 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.
Friday, 17 October 2014 04:51
The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.
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.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:37
On 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.
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:20
Gee 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.