As Bengt-Olof notices, we cant change the rules this time, except for
so this will be the Danish proposals for this years meeting. 1: We find it most urgent that the rule against mechanics lying down inside the circle retrieving a model be changed before someone gets killed. Because that's what's it all about!!!!
2: The extra circle will make the pilots more conscious about their whereabouts.
Up for a debate!!
If a warning were given together with a time penalty. Teams would not take the dangerous whipping overtaking at say 90th. lap when they have only one warning, because the gain from it would be negative. As a jury you often see pilots with one or no warnings flying like maniacs during the last 15 laps, because we normally don't have time to disq them. It would make pilots fly cleaner.
The best two heats out of three counting for the semi finals, should be discussed once again to have it ready for the next rules change.
------------------------------------------- FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE FAI AEROMODELLING COMMISSION (CIAM) Date : 15-11-2000 Proposal submitted by : Royal Danish Aeroclub Sporting Code Section 4 Part C Class F2C Paragraph 4.3.2 4.3.2.b Page 59 Proposed alteration or addition: Team Race Site. 4.3.2 Change to: "A team race site must consist of three concentric circles, which shall be marked on the ground": 4.3.2.b Amend: "A third circle at radius 2,5 meter" Reason: Safety: To help pilots find the centre of the circle during racing. Paragraph 4.3.9.j Page 64 Proposed alteration or addition : Warnings - Eliminations 4.3.9.j Amend: If the mechanic steps into the flight circle with both feet. Or lies down inside the circle. Reason(s) : Reason Safety: There were two near fatal accidents at the year 2000 championships, where mechanics were close to (10-20 centimeter away) of being hit. Pilots have no way of avoiding / seeing mechanics being inside the circle. A prone mechanic has no chance of getting away from a model landing at 100-150 km/h. when inside the circle. It will be the organisers / rulemakers responsibility!