Hello glider fans,
The F3B worlds championship will be held 21-29 Sept in China. Its my privilege to be able to attend, instead of just going as a spectator, i wanted to be involved, learn and kick-start this discipline back in SG. Thanks to Roman Vojtech, the contest director, who linked me up with the organizer, i am able to be there as a volunteer. Will share some of my notes here so that the experience and knowledge get shared and we are able to progress to another level.
F3B is the pinnacle of FAI Sailplane model class, the Formula One of RC Soaring. The models are winch launched and required to compete in 3 demanding tasks:
A: Duration. Ten minutes thermal flight with precision spot landing.
B: Distance. Four minutes distance flight over 150 meter closed circuit (to get as many laps as possible.)
C: Speed. Flight over 4×150 meters, (to get fastest speed as possible)
official website http://www.f3b2011.com/
website of contest director - http://lomcovak.cz/wp_eng/