MORLEY CLUB COMPETITION GUIDE – Jan 2012.
1. MORLEY CLUB COMPETITIONS.
All competitions run by Morley Club at Church Fenton (excluding Centralised & Area Centralised) where classes are normally run to five flights can be run to three flights at the CD’s discretion, maximums to be set by the CD on the day but will not exceed BMFA maximums for the class of model flown.
It will be up to individuals, if requested, to prove that their model is eligible as laid down in the BMFA FF rulebook for the class being flown eg. Vintage, Classic etc.
(Because Church Fenton has restricted availability, after full size flying or evenings, 3 flights could allow a competitor to enter another event and also possibly increase the number entering normal 5 flight classes).
2. NORTHERN MINI VINTAGE LEAGUE.
Morley Club will run the ‘Northern Mini Vintage League’; there will be no allowances’.
The club will nominate 6 events during the year where the scores will count towards league points.
Points will be awarded as previously done - .25 points for each full 15 seconds flown in the rounds with a maximum of 6 points and .25 points awarded for each full 15 seconds flown in the fly-off up to a maximum of 4 points, a total of 10 points can be gained at each event.
Should maxes have to be reduced because of site conditions, all flights that max in the rounds will have the difference between the new max and 2 minutes added to their flight time for point calculations.
The points from the individual’s best five (four if fewer than six events are flown) events in the year will be use to determine the winner.
If only one person ‘maxes out’ then they will be given the opportunity to fly off in order to gain more league points.
3. VINTAGE, PANNETT & KAY
Vintage will be for ANY vintage model as defined in the BMFA F/F rule book.
Pannet will be for combined power models EXCLUDING VINTAGE POWER MODELS.
Kay will be for combined glider models EXCLUDING VINTAGE GLIDER MODELS.
The ‘Combined Rubber/Power/Glider’ will be as the current BMFA rules for combined classes.
(The above is to remove the confusion that has existed as to which models are eligible. The combined classes do include FAI classes – F1A & F1C F1Q)
4. UNDER 25”
(Rules as published in Sam 35 rules for 2011).
Published/kitted Pre 1951
Maximum wing span 25”
8” Freewheeling prop regardless of what is shown on plan
2 Wheel undercarriage with separate legs
5. BRITISH POWER
(Rules as per Tony Cordes/Dave Clarkson NAFF News no 41 & 50)
Engines to be British mass-produced plain bearing diesels with maximum capacity of 1.5 cc. MVVS 1.5 cc engines are allowed – rule update NAFF News 50.
No restrictions concerning model design, materials or covering whether it is a published plan, kit or original design.
NOT allowed are A/R, VIT, Engine brakes, Pressurised fuel supply.
ALLOWED are drag flaps, Turbulators, D/T, Model location system.
Normal contest to be 10 sec. Max motor run, 120 sec maximum flight time, 5 flights.
CD at his/her discretion to suit flying conditions or contest site can reduce times to
8 sec motor run with 90 sec max
6 sec motor run with 60 sec max
3 or 4 flights.
6. MIDI VINTAGE.
For Rubber model only.
Normal BMFA rules for Vintage models to apply.
Span to be over 34” - plan view.
Under 190 sq. inch wing area - plan view.
7. BMFA CLASSES.
Where an event includes classes as listed in the FF rulebook then these will be run to the BMFA rules with the exception that the number of flights allowed and maximums are at the discretion of the CD.
Usually run on a Wednesday evening in June.
Any scale model is eligible – there is no static judging.
Competitors are allowed four flights and these are judged on:-
1. Take off (models can be hand launched sacrificing take off marks)
2. Transition (flight pattern from power on to power off).
3 Landing approach – to be judged up to just before model touches ground).
4. Realism in flight.
A trophy is awarded to the overall winner.
9. MIDSUMMER MADNESS.
Held on a Wednesday evening in June. The CD (usually Colin Foster) determines how many rounds are to be flown.
Any model can enter.
The winner is the one with the highest aggregate score over the four rounds.
Any model landing outside the airfield scores a zero for that flight.
Usually run by Rodney Mosley on a Wednesday evening.
Any model can be used to enter.
Three flights are allowed and the flyer with the aggregate score for the three flights nearest to the target time is the winner.
The third flight has to be above a time set by the CD.
Any model landing off the airfield scores zero but the flight can be repeated.
11. ONE MODEL COMPETITION.
Held each year for Inchworm, Senator & Dixielander. The rules for each of the classes are as the BMFA rules with the ‘Morley’ exceptions.
The Trophy awarded rotates each year between the three classes (2011 Senator, 2012 Dixielander, 2013 Inchworm).
A ' Ruby' CLG class can be flown but will not be eligible for the 'One Model' Trophy.
12. ‘RUBY’ CLG.
Open to models built to either Ruby Mk I or Ruby Mk II plans (copies available from Allan Kelly).
Catapult to be as BMFA Rule – max 2 gram rubber and 6” catapult stick.
Five flights allowed, all to be recorded, and best three flights to count.
13. MORLEY ‘HEATH COMMON’ EVENT.
Classes normally flown are: -
Silent Midi Vintage.
British Power/1/2A Combined.
14. R D T.
Radio DT will be allowed from January 2012 as per rules published by the BMFA F/F Tech. Committee.
Mainly – 2.4 GHz frequency recommended or other legal frequency (BUT NOT 27, 35 or 40 MHz ) .
Limited to control a non-reversible action over either ic engine/electric motor cut and/or to operate a dethermaliser.