Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:19
The Electronic Devices in Competition Working Group, recently established by CIAM, now has its own webpage EDIC WG & Electronic Device Approvals well as its own volume of the Sporting Code (first issue 2014) Sporting Codes. The webpage will carry the issued letters of approval for various electronic devices used in competition and well as a status list of all approved devices.
CIAM Technical Secretary, 26 Feb 14
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:59
Electronic devices used in competitions for scoring purposes need to be manufactured under specific technical specifications. Such devices need to be checked for compliance with the specifications and be approved for official use in competitions.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:51
The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:47
Around the era of 1950 some single engine fighter planes were fitted with two contra-rotating coaxial propellers in order to compensate the serious troubles caused by the assymetrical forces of their extremely powerful piston engines, normally swinging just one huge propeller. Mostly the late production Spitfires, determined to operate from aircraft carriers, were powered that way and are a nice example for this development.
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 23:44
A revised version of the 2014 edition of the F5 Electric Model Aircraft volume of the Sporting Code has been published. It can be downloaded from the Documents page.
CIAM Technical Secretary
Monday, 27 January 2014 13:38
The FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) and CONTEST, the German company organising the CONTEST-Eurotour series of aeromodelling events, have agreed to closely work together for the good of aeromodelling by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:56
The FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:18
The FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.
This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.
Friday, 15 November 2013 09:48
Electric Pylon Racing is a discipline involving some of the highest speeds in areomodelling. These days, times of around 60 seconds for ten circuits around a triangular course of 400 m, corresponding to speeds of 300 km/h and more, are not unusual.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:49
The F3P 2014-2015 Manoeuvre descriptions & schedules are available on the F3 Aerobatics page ahead of the publication of the 2014 edition of the Sporting Code. Please be aware that these are considered "unofficial" until publshed in the Sporting Code effective 1st January 2014.
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:52
The realisation that hobby and career can benefit each other is not new. Aeromodelling as a highly technical hobby and demanding sport presents a particularly large number of synergies with career and work. Many remarkable examples can be found in the technical trades and professions, one of which is CNC operator, Rogers.