Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:13
All beginnings are easy – but nevertheless potentially risky.
The new generation of ready-built model aeroplanes and helicopters – mostly made from foam materials – make aeromodelling easily accessible for everyone. While getting started is easy, a few safety issues must nevertheless be considered. These include insurance, legal regulations, handling of technology and flying itself.
Download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (05-2011) - Aeromodelling – How to Stay Safe in PDF format !
CIAM Flyer 04-2011: Quiet Emotions at the FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft F1D
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 11:53
This year, the European Championships in indoor flying were once more held in Belgrade. While flights in many model flying competition categories are getting increasingly faster, longer and higher, indoor free-flight is dominated by a real slow-down culture.
This does not at all mean that these models' competition flights are any less thrilling and attractive. On the contrary – the silently circling small aeroplanes with their slowly rotating propellers fascinate everyone.
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Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:11
Jean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 13:07
The Archaeopteryx Story - from Primeval Bird to a Glider Plane that can be Launched on Foot.
The flying capabilities of the Archaeopteryx – or primeval bird as it is also called – are disputed in modern palaeontology. Meantime, numerous fossils of bird-like dinosaurs have been discovered. Whether Archaeopteryx's flying attempts were only gliding flights or whether it could actually take off from the ground remains unclear.
What is certain, however, is that the glider "Archaeopteryx", built by two aeroplane designers, can be launched on foot from any slope or mountain, weighs only 50 kg and has excellent flight characteristics. Click to download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (03-2011) - And it does fly! The Archaeopteryx Story in PDF format !
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 17:22
Three spacemodellers shall receive the FAI Awards for their achievements in 2010. The FAI Antonov Aeromodelling Diploma shall receive Leszek Szwed (Poland) and Diplomas Paul Tissandier Nikola Cvjeticanin (Serbia) and Stanisa Petrovic (FYR Macedonia).
Sunday, 24 July 2011 08:44
Dr GERALD MICHAEL GREGOREK (U.S.A), much better known as JERRY, one of the real pioneers in space modelling shall celebrate soon his 80th birthday. During his 40 years career in space modelling Jerry was a NAC team member, NAC team manager and he holds many important positions at domestic and international level.
A Reminder and the Guidelines for the FAI Sporting Code, Section 4, Volume Space Models General Revision
Sunday, 10 July 2011 19:31
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.