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New - 2015 Australian Masters Bulletin #2 and Entry Form here.
The APA committee recently discussed the application of the relegation rules for the 2014 season. Prior to the 2014 season, members were advised that the F3A relegation score was to be 385. Unfortunately the APA Competition Rules stated that the F3A retention score was the same as that required for Expert promotion. This is 355. This was not noticed and updated until late in 2014.
As such, the committee have decided that 355 will be the score used for relegation for 2014.
Note: This does not affect the relegations that occurred at the end of the 2013 season, which were correct according to the rules and schedules at the time. For 2015, the F3A retention score is 385.
December APA newsletter now published in members section. Another benefit of APA membership.
World Championships 2015 Team
At the recent APA Championships the team trial was conducted for the 2015 F3A World Championships to be held in Switzerland.
The successful members of the Team are as follows:
1. Bill Bloodworth
2. Glenn Orchard
3. Dennis Travassaros
Reserve Team Member (if required) Russell Edwards. Woohoo Russell!
Bulletin number 1 here.
New - Membership application form has been updated for upcoming renewals and new members. Note: To further encourage Junior membership and participation, your committee has decided to reduce Junior membership to $10 and eliminate the joining fee for Juniors.
IMPORTANT: Rules Clarification for Advanced, Expert & F3A (P-15 & F-15) here.
Think you have what it takes to be an international judge? We're looking for people that are interested. More information here.
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.