Free Flight Trial Dates
for the Central Area.
Flown at Rayners Farm, Gladstone Road, Carterton.
Approx 0800 start.
|Month||Date ||Rain Date
|January|| 25th || 26th
|February|| 8th || 9th
|March|| 21st || 22nd
|April|| 25th || 26th
|May|| 23rd || 24th
|June|| 6th || 7th
|July|| 4th || 5th
|October|| 24th || 25th
|November|| 21st || 22nd
|December|| 12th || 13th
selection F1D – World Champs 2020
process is specific to the F1D World Championships, Slanic,
Romania, 17-20 March 2020.
To be eligible for selection for the
NZ team the following criteria will apply
Be a current member
of the NZMAA/MFNZ, resident in New Zealand, and approved by
Have a current FAI
competition license and be approved by the FAI.
Have achieved the
required Performance Standard below
Team places will be
awarded on the basis of the total of the best 6 flight times
made that meet the Performance Standard below.
of these Trials Scores “resident” New Zealand citizens will
have first option on team places (resident is defined as
someone living in New Zealand 185 days or more in the
calendar year in which the trials are held.)
The year of 2019 is divided up into
three time periods
1. May 1st to June 30th
2. July 1st to August
3. September 1st to
flight times are required from each time period.
Times must be a
minimum of eight minutes thirty seconds or above .
A total of six times
are required to be eligible for a team place.
times may count.
Flights must comply with the FAI
rules for F1D.
Flight times are to be
submitted to the FF Sig within one week.
Either by email
Or by post to David Ackery, 19
Willcott St, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
Please contact David Ackery,
Dave Jackson (Northern) or Bill Long (Southern) for more
information and Trials dates and locations
In the last issue of MFW
there was a proposal to update the NZ rules for Indoor Hand
The votes are now in - results
are 18 in favor, and zero against. So with that resounding
approval we can declare the proposed change has been
successful and will now come into effect with 1) this
publication here, and 2) approval by Council, which I expect
will follow without any problem.
effect of the change is to align the construction methods
with the international class F1N which allows materials
apart from balsa, so now you may use carbon fuselages and
foam flaps. You can build from plans published overseas with
confidence that it will be valid and comply in NZ.
find current designs on the internet in several ways
1) Youtube, search “F1N”
2) Google - search “F1N Plans”
If you need some plans of current
designs I can email you some, contact me at
you want a kit, try here,
http://jhaerospace.com/shop/page/3/ look for Cats’s
and flying these models is not a given, they take good
skills and attentive work to build well, and then careful
trimming is required to release the full performance. If you
have any questions or need advice on building and flying
please contact me and I will try to help.
Sec FF SIG
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