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9th April. Latest on Relegation: A vote in favour of the relegation rule concluded on the 5th of April.
The new rule is: “An F3A pilot can only remain in the F3A class by achieving a competition result in the calendar year that is equal to the promotion score required to promote from Expert to F3A class.”
Note: The committee will further discuss relegation from Expert to Advance after feedback from the membership.
Self relegation is still an option for those pilots that wish to apply to the committee for self relegation.
News: Our new constitution has been approved as presented to the AGM March 2013. For a copy of the document go to the main menu and click on APA Constitution.
News: The National average has been amended to 452 and all results at competitions will be checked back to 1st January 2013 and all affected pilots will be notified including state Contest Directors.
AOC Team Trial: Approval has been granted by the MAAA for the APA to conduct the team trial for the next AOC to be held in Thailand.
It has been decided after consideration by the committee that due to pilots returning from South Africa that the trial will be conducted flying the current scheules P13 and F13. P and F will be flown at the trial.
Team trial venue will be the Twin Cities Model Club, NSW. October 5th and 6th. More details will follow once received from the Thailand organising committee.
Location of AOC will be Pattaya City Thailand May 11-17, please note the competition is still to be ratified by FAI-CIAM.
The reason for the early notification is that Thailand has chosen to run the competition in May which is much earlier than in the past becuase of better weather conditions in May.
Note: Victoria (VMAA) will host the Australian Naionals at Christmas 2013-2014, schedule P13 will be flown for the last time. P15 and F15 will commence immediatley after the Nationals.
The Australian Masters held at Parkes New South Wales has concluded and the winners were:
- Masters Matt Bailey
- F3A - FAI John Payne
- Expert Scott Kay
- Advance Jason Sparks
- Sportsman Gavin Fitzhenry
NSW Australian Nationals F3A Aerobatic Updates.
- Bulletin 2, HERE
- Entry forms, HERE
- NSW F3A Newsletter, HERE
It is still not to late to enter!!!
LATEST PROMOTIONS: Congratulations to the following pilots that have gained promotion points.
There are currently no new promotions.
Note: The APA rank our top FAI-F3A pilots as Masters, it is not a class but is a status of our top pilots in Australia.
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USE OF ELECTRIC MODELS IN COMPETITION
1. For electric powered models, the electric power circuit(s) must not be physically connected, before the competitor is instructed to start his 8- minutes flight time and must be physically disconnected right after landing.
This means simply that electric motors should not be connected to power until they are in the ready box and asked to do so by the line director
2. The propulsion system(s) must automatically shut-off or fully idle at the moment a R/C signal failure should occur. (closed throttle in failsafe)
And, this means that all fliers using electric models must have their failsafe programmed to cut the throttle to zero (including idle) if there is a break in transmission or severe interference.
All electric models flown at APA sanctioned events must have an external means of connection and disconnection of power.