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A Reminder and the Guidelines for the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume Space Models General Revision

An idea of the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume SPACE MODELS general revision was thoroughly discussed at the 16th World Spacemodelling Championships (WSMCh) in Baikonur in 2006 based on a project of Vladimir Minakov (Russia). There were two official changes of the rules since than, but a complete revision should be prepared for 2012.

At the 18th WSMCh 2010 held in Irig (Serbia) were given proposals to make the rules shorter, easier to understand and supported by more drawings that are more illustrative than verbal descriptions.

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Current CIAM Class List

A revised list of the current Aeromodelling classes, including Space Modelling, appears here. Updated 29th April 2011.

Current CIAM Class List

A revised list of the current Aeromodelling classes, including Space Modelling, appears here. Updated 29th April 2011.

2011 Space Models World Cup Instructions

1. FAI SPORTING CODE – FAI Sporting Code, Part 4, Volumes ABR and SM, Edition January 1, 2011 shall be used to organize and conduct Space Models World Cup Events in 2011. They can be downloaded from: http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/documents/sc4.

2. SPACE MODELS COMPETITION CLASSES, according the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume SM, Annex 3 are: S4A, S6A, S7, S8E/P and S9A. Usually after World Cup classes at the same contest are scheduled some other classes like S3A or S1B as Open International – Non World Cup events.

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CIAM Flyer 01-2011 : Gliding Needs Altitude - Three ways of launching a model glider plane to gain altitude

The first model aeroplanes were free flight models and as such were not equipped with RC systems. At close inspection, the methods for launching them were much the same as those used today.


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Technical Notice | F4 Scale

A revised version of the 2011 edition of the F4 Scale Code was published on 25 January.

Click here to access the Documents page to download the revised version.

Technical Notice | F3 Soaring

A revised version of the 2011 edition of the F3 Soaring Code was published on 18 January.

Click here to access the Documents page to download the revised version.

CIAM Flyer 06-2010 : The Microcopter – An Exotic Member of the Model Aircraft Family

The mechanical system of the microcopter is ingeniously simple: absolutely nothing rotates apart from the rotors! Therefore a light crash on grass usually means only the propellers have to be replaced.

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CIAM Championships : call for bid applications

Click here to browse the list of the bids open for the CIAM World and Continental Championships (2012-2015).

Hauk gives a last Aeromusicals performance before bowing out of talent show

Czech Aeromusicals pilot Martin Hauk made his exit from Czech and Slovakian talent show “Talentmania” in the final last Sunday.

2010 Space Models World Cup - Preliminary Results after all Scheduled Contests

There were scheduled 24 Space Models World Cup events on the FAI Contest Calendar 2010 - Space Models. In these events participated competitors from 25 countries from America, Asia and Europe: USA, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.Organizers were 16 countries in America, Asia and Europe.

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