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.
Monday, 08 August 2016 14:33
Everyone is talking about innovation. In politics and for the economy, innovation is seen as a
Monday, 04 July 2016 15:06
A revised version of the 2016 edition of the Volume EDIC has been published. Two sections have been added: F5D Energy Limiter and F5B REAL-TECT System. The Volume can be downloaded from the Documents page.
CIAM Technical Secretary
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:21
At the recent FAI meetings of the FAI Executive Board, Commission Presidents and representatives from NACs, at Heraklion Crete, a proposal from CIAM, the FAI Aeromodelling Commission, was presented and discussed. This proposal was to establish and implement a common FAI strategy for the drones.
Monday, 20 June 2016 09:45
Technical Notice – Rules Effective 1st May 2016
The 2016 CIAM Plenary Meeting approved the early implementation of rules contained in the following Sporting Code Volume: F4 Scale. These rules have been amended with the addition of Rule 6.9.5 (F4H Static Judging). The amended rules can be downloaded from the Technical Notices on the Documents Page.
Thursday, 16 June 2016 22:11
Ten years ago Toomas Mardna set a world record for aeromodelling that still stands today: a 111km out-and-return flight with a piston-motor seaplane, flying along the banks of Lake Maardu in Estonia.
If you want to bag a distance world record in aeromodelling it can help if you get up early, when the wind is calm and the sky is clear.
For Toomas Mardna exactly ten years ago on Friday 17 June 2006, 'early' meant a pre-dawn start. Together with co-pilot Juri Laidna the pair were aiming to set a world record out-and-return flight with a model Mardna had designed and built himself.
Mardna was well-known in Estonia and the international aeromodelling scene. A member of the Estonian Aerosports Federation his FAI Sporting Licence number was EST0002 – he was in at the very beginning.