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.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:05
The 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.
Saturday, 03 May 2014 11:32
Urgent 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".