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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:02 pm 

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The Summer postal series will start in May and run for six months until October. The rules are the same as in previous series with one exception. 2M models are now allowed 40 instead of 30 seconds to reach 200M. Even if a 2M model is used in the Open class the 40 second allowance applies. Overseas entries are encouraged.

This is a good time to encourage club members with height limiting switches (or arrange a borrowing system) to try eSoaring. Paul Newell will be monitoring the site and if you need any advice or help post a request and he will contact you.

2 Classes will be run – Open and 2 metre. Entry is free.
2 metre models may be flown in either event but a single set of scores cannot be submitted for both classes. In the same month, a second set of scores can be submitted for the other class.

The competition will run from May 1st 2011 through to October 31st 2011 (6 rounds), and pilots may fly AT ANY TIME during the month.

Please express interest in taking part by adding your name to the separate topic headed HEIGHT LIMITED POSTAL ENTRIES - SUMMER 2011. Please ensure that you provide your email address, your location and your REAL name.

WORLD WIDE entries are welcome. (Irrespective of season in your country!)

All results should be sent directly to Ian Cowe – email , and must be headed HEIGHT LIMITED SCORES – OPEN or HEIGHT LIMITED SCORES – 2 METRE. Results may also be posted to the current monthly thread. The latest time for submission is 10pm on the last day of each month. (Local time.)

Rules summary.

The height limiter switch should be set to 200 metres.

No entry fee is required. Entrants are permitted ONE attempt per class per calendar month. 3 consecutive flights must be made within a 3-hour time slot and only 1 attempt at each flight is allowed.

A NAMED timekeeper, who can be anybody capable of operating a stopwatch, should time each flight! However, log of the 3 flights will be accepted as an alternative.

Flight time is measured from the moment the model leaves the hands of the launcher under the pull of the electric drive system. Motor run time must not be more than 30 seconds for the flight to count. Each flight is to a 10 minute maximum, and the actual flight time in seconds is taken as the score for that flight. Flights in excess of 10 minutes will be penalised by the deduction of 1 point per second of excess flight time up to 10 minutes 30 seconds. Flights in excess of 10 minutes 30 seconds will score zero.

A landing bonus will be allocated by measuring the distance from a fixed landing spot to the nose of the model in “normal” paces of not more than 1 metre. The number of paces (metres) that the model’s nose is from the “spot” is then deducted from 51 to provide the landing bonus figure. (e.g. a landing 10 metres from the spot gains a landing bonus of 51 – 10 = 40 points). Any landing more than 50 metres from the spot scores ZERO landing bonus, but the flight time stands.

After 3 rounds have been completed each competitor’s lowest score will be dropped. This means that only the best 5 from 6 possible scores will count at the close of the competition.

Once you have started you must complete all 3 flights, without any non-competition flights in-between. You may however alternate your flights with other flyers during the 3-hour window.

Ian Cowe & Mike Proctor

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