Outdoor Rubber Plan
This is the third
year that the postal competition for models constructed
from a published plan has been held.
2015 saw a
record entry of 10 models all achieving qualifying
flights. While the increase in numbers is encouraging it
would be great to see entries from the rest of the country
as 2015 entries only came from the Auckland area.
To be held
The plan scale
competition is intended as an entry level to free flight
rubber scale and as such the competitor and model which
gains first place will not be eligible to gain first place
again in this competition. However this does not preclude
the competitor from entering again.
place should provide the incentive to move on to a class
such as Kit Scale or Outdoor Rubber Scale and thus
increase the participation in these classes and the
competition experience of the competitor.
With the Nationals
being held later in the year results gained at the
Nationals for your model can be used for the plan scale
scale postal competition must be one of the easiest scale
competitions to enter. A lot of time need not be spent on
detail, correct outlines, loads of documentation and
attending a scale competition to enter. You
can keep it simple and pick the time and place that best
The builder of
the model rule applies
person is required to time the model
competitor may send up to two qualifying entries per
Models must be
constructed as per the plan using the materials
specified and tissue covered.
propellers are allowed, but not feathering, folding
propellers or gearing.
To qualify for
an official flight, the model must be flown for a
minimum of 15 seconds
Each second of
flight time will be counted as 1 point.
of plan i.e. web site, kit or photo/scan of plan.
of the model and one clear side view photo of the
model for identification.
So why not give it a go,
if scratch building from a plan is not your thing there
are number of scale rubber kits available at a reasonable
Useful places to obtain
Flight and Control Line SIG has access to a wide
range of plans in PDF format on a CD or via email.
Mikes Model Page
website for a large number of plans from all
09 6368 439 (Auckland)
09 8284 892