THE 1996 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CONTROL LINE AEROMODELS
July 22-28, Norrköping, Sweden
BULLETIN No. 2
April 19, 1996
[Corrections included April 30.]
This is Bulletin No. 2 with the latest updates about the 1996 Control
Line World Championships and information on how to make the Final
Because distribution of this bulletin is two days late, the closing
date for returning the enclosed Final Entry Form and payment has been
postponed to May 24.
Special attention should be given to a correction of the junior
definition which was given in Bulletin No. 1, and to a number of rule
changes which will be in effect already at the 1996 World
Enclosed are: [not here on the WWW]
- Final Entry Form - 4 pages
- Norrköping Tourist Information
- Hotel Leaflets
Junior Rule - A Correction
The CIAM Bureau has issued a correction to Bulletin No. 1 concerning
the age classification of a junior competitor. The age limit should be
18 (eighteen), not 19 (nineteen), as was stated.
Quoted from the Minutes of the March 27 Bureau meeting:
The meeting required that the Organisers of the 1996 F2A, F2B, F2C and
F2D World Championships immediately issue a correction to the
"IMPORTANT" note in its Bulletin No. 1 dated the 7th February, the
correction to read:
"The CIAM Bureau has drawn attention to the erroneous advice given in
Bulletin No. 1 regarding Rule B.3.4. of the Sporting Code. The
sentence must read: 'A competitor is considered to be a junior up to
and including the calendar year in which he attains the age of 18.'"
We regret that confusion at the January CIAM Bureau meeting caused us
to give invalid information on this important issue.
The CIAM Plenary Meeting decided on a number of rule changes and
clarifications that will be in effect from June 1, 1996, and therefore
apply to the 1996 World Championships. The changes will be briefly
mentioned here, but we suggest that you obtain the text issued later
4.2.4: For models weighing 2 kilograms or more (or having an engine
capacity over 10 cc from 1997), the maximum pull is changed to 30
kilograms. (This means that a model weighing 1999 grams is pulled to
20 kilograms, and one extra gram raises the pull test to 30
4.2.12: Points between 0 and 10 are awarded in increments of .5, also
in open internationals.
4.2.14d: The three best juniors are entitled to fly three final
126.96.36.199 "take-off" replaced by "release of the model".
4.3.5b: Pull test increased to 30 times model weight.
4.3.5b1: If stranded lines are used, they shall have at least three
strands. All strands shall be of equal diameter and the combination
shall have a minimum width of .34 mm with no minus tolerance allowed.
Measuring tool surface width should be between 5 and 8 mm.
4.3.7d and n: replace "on the ground" with "as close to the ground as
defined by the F2C jury".
4.3.10a: Number of qualification flights increased to three.
4.3.10h: Junior finals decided as described in our Bulletin No. 1.
4.4.4: The pilot must always wear protective headgear.
4.4.15x: added: "if one or both opponents are guilty of either a)
causing line tangles; or b) a 'sawing' action on the line(s); he/they
may be disqualified at the discretion of the circle marshal.
4.4.16: added: Junior final tournament to resolve the top three
decided as described in our Bulletin No. 1.
F2B Judges' guide clarified: "Judges' position: The panel of judges
shall be placed according to the pilot's direction given prior to the
start of the flight. They shall remain in this position even if the
The Town of Norrköping invites all participants to the Opening
Ceremony to be held on the evening of July 23 in the Louis de Geer
Hall in central Norrköping. The Hall, a former paper mill that has
been converted into a concert hall, faces the Strömmen River falls,
and is located in one of Sweden's earliest industrial areas which
contains many preserved 17th century buildings.
The following officials have been appointed:
Contest Director: Robert Sundström (SMFF President)
Assistant Contest Dir: Ulf Larsson
Contest Treasurer: Bo Modigh (SMFF Treasurer)
Site Manager: Bo Hallgren
Circle Marshals F2A: Bengt-Åke Fällgren
F2B: Thorbjörn Odsjö
F2C: Gösta Bengtsar
F2D: Stefan Karlsson
Processing Director: Ulf Larsson
Results Manager: Bengt Lindgren
A detailed map of the contest site will be included in Bulletin No. 3.
On site facilities include premises for model servicing and safe
overnight storage. Medical care will be available.
Preliminary entries indicate that we will have the largest Control
Line World Championships ever! In F2C, the twelve team semi-finals
rule will take effect for the first time! (Divide figures below by two
to get number of teams.) Unfortunately, junior entries in F2A are only
four, which is too few to give this category World Championships
status. F2C has five, which is just enough. We therefore urge you to
do your best to find juniors to enter in F2A and F2C. The entries are
presented below with countries listed in order of receipt of the
Com- Sup- To- Ho- Dor- Cam- Stays
TM A,jr B,jr C,jr D,jr pet. por. tal tel mit. ping x-day
Israel 1 3 4 4 4 3
Japan 1 1 3 5 4 9 9
Russia 1 3 1 3 1 6 2 3 1 21 5 26 26
China 2 3 4 4 3 16 2 18 18 18
South Africa 1 3 4 2 6 6 6
Switzerland 1 3 4 1 9 8 17 15 2
Australia 1 2 6 3 12 4 16 16
Italy 2 3 3 6 3 17 10 27 27 27
Denmark 1 3 1 3 8 8 16 16
United Kingdom 2 3 3 6 4 1 19 16 35 20 10 4 10
USA 2 3 3 6 3 1 18 25 43 45 45
Belarus 1 3 1 3 1 9 5 14 8 6
Brazil 2 2 3 6 3 16 6 22 22
Norway 1 1 2 3 3
Finland 2 1 3 1 3 10 3 13 6 4 3 2
New Zealand 1 1 2 1 5 3 8 6 2 8
Canada 1 3 3 4 3 14 1 15 15 5
Czech Republic 1 2 3 4 3 1 14 14 14
Portugal 2 4 6 2 8 4 4 3
Belgium 1 1 3 2 7 1 8 2 3 2
Spain 1 3 3 6 3 1 17 2 19 19
Germany 1 3 3 6 3 1 17 22 39 5 11 23
Hungary 3 3 6 1 7 7
Austria 2 3 4 3 12 12 5 7
France 2 3 1 3 1 6 2 1 1 20 8 28 18 3 6 17
Netherlands 1 2 2 6 3 14 1 15
Latvia 1 3 1 5 5 5
Kazakhstan 1 3 4 4 4
Poland 1 3 1 3 1 6 2 3 1 21 2 23 23
Ukraine 1 3 1 3 1 6 2 3 1 21 21 21
Sweden 2 3 3 1 6 3 1 18 10 28 10 18 12
TOTAL: 31 32 54 4 79 8 106 8 68 12 371 153 524 272 145 90 139
Early arrivals are possible from July 15, when lodging and some
practice areas on site will be available. Meals are not provided by
the organisers until dinner on July 22. The last meal included in the
package is breakfast on July 28. Additional meals are available until
breakfast on July 30. Transportation service is available from July 22
to July 29.
With the preliminary entries much above expectations, we cannot be
certain that all guests can be lodged in the primary hotel, Scandic
Norra. We have rooms in another hotel in central Norrköping, Scandic
City, at the same price. The standard is at least equal. There is,
however, no free car parking at this hotel. (A price indication is
45-100 kr per day.) Therefore we will first relocate those complete
national teams that have no cars. We will provide transportation from
both hotels as necessary. Leaflets describing the hotels are enclosed.
If you have preference for a certain hotel, please specify in the Final
Entry Form. Two-bed room is the normal accommodation. Three bed rooms
(and three-bed with an extra bed) are available for families, for
odd-numbered national group members as an alternative to a more
expensive single bed room, or for people preferring to save cost. In
the latter two cases, advance payment for two-bed room should be made.
If a three-bed room is available, the excess will be refunded.
We have been able to determine that the majority of dormitory rooms
have door locks, and we will offer these at no extra cost. They will
be allocated in the order of payment. You will be notified if no
lockable room could be allocated. There are two keys for each room.
The rooms are about 3.5 x 5.5 metres. There are four beds, four steel
closets of size .3 x .6 x 2 metres and a table with four chairs.
Remember that bed sheet of your own must be provided. The dormitory
houses have lounges and space for model servicing and storage. Rooms
will be shared only with fellow countrymen. We also recommend that you
bring a padlock for the closet.
The food package has been separated into breakfast, lunch and dinner
packages to provide maximum flexibility. Any special requirements for
food, such as vegetarian, should be noted on the Final Entry Form.
Meals for extra days should be booked and paid for upon arrival.
The banquet will be held in a ballroom restaurant. You will be served
a two dish Swedish speciality dinner with half a bottle of wine (or
suitable alternative table drink) and coffee. A local Big Band called
"Aircraft" will provide musical entertainment.
Tourist programmes will be offered on all days. The Norrköping Tourist
Office offers a ticket that gives access to many museums as well as
transport on trams and buses. Details may be found in the enclosed
tourist information. The Kolmården open air zoo with Swedish as well
as African wildlife and a big dolphinarium is a special treat.
An excursion tour is scheduled for July 28. The tour will be by ship for a
trip on Slätbaken Bay and into the St. Anna Archipelago, a multitude of
small rocky islands along the coast. The archipelago displays the uniquely
Swedish landscape. Lunch and coffee will be served on board. Buses will
depart at around 10:30 for transport to the ship waiting in Söderköping,
the tiny sister town of Norrköping. Since the ship has limited capacity,
make sure to book the tour on the Final Entry Form. The price including
lunch and coffee is 170 kr.
After the tour, seminars for each category will be arranged at
Bråvalla. The agenda will be settled during the competition. There
will be no extra fee for the seminars.
Currency Exchange Rates
Here is an indication of some exchange rates. For the actual rate,
consult a bank. 100 Swedish Kronor costs: 18.1 Swiss Francs; 14.8 US
Dollars; 22.3 German Marks; 9.8 British Pounds; 75.9 French Francs.
Some of you have received quotations for car rental rates from your
local agencies which seem to be excessive. There are, however, special
summer rates available. A problem, though, is that these prices are
not made public until the middle of May, and apply only to bookings
made from an office in Sweden. We have been able to receive an
indication that a compact car with manual transmission will cost
around 310 kr per day for periods over one week, including insurance
and unlimited distance. Airport tax of 94 kr is added. Petrol
(gasoline) costs around 8 kr per litre. Here are phone numbers to the
Stockholm Airport offices of four major car rental companies:
Avis: +46 59511500 Budget: +46 7978470
Europcar: +46 59360940 Hertz: +46 7979900
Fuel ingredients will be sold on site. This is done by a hobby shop
specialising in Control Line, 3F Hobbyservice, ensuring suitable
grades. We request that an advance order be indicated on the Final
Entry Form. Advance orders can be prepared in suitable containers.
- For F2A competitors .3 litres and for F2D competitors .5 litres of
official fuel will be provided for practice at no extra cost.
- Fuel for the contest flights is also free of charge.
- Additional F2A and F2D contest fuel quantities for practice will be
available for purchase.
- The oil for the contest fuel will be Castrol M.
- The purity of the methanol will be analysed and declared. (Vendor
specification is .03% water maximum.)
- In F2A extra care will be taken to keep the contest fuel at constant
temperature throughout the contest.
Price, Sold in/by
Items sold: kr per litre
Methanol 12 volume
Nitromethane 150 volume
Kerosene (Statoil Blå,
used by Swedish T/R teams) 18 volume
Diethyl Ether 100 ½ litre bottle
Diesel Ignition Improver II
(Ethyl Corporation) 220 volume
Castrol M (castor oil) 80 1 litre can
Castor oil, first pressing 65 1 litre bottle
ML 70 (synthetic oil) 100 1 litre bottle
Castrol MSSR (synthetic oil) 100 1 litre can
Aerosynth (synthetic oil) 120 1 litre can
F2A Contest Fuel 28 volume
F2D Contest Fuel 45 volume
Petrol (Naphtha) for cleaning 20 volume
- All oils are also sold in smaller quantities at about 15% extra
- The SMFF office is able to receive and store advance shipments of
- The shipment should have the fuel in carefully sealed metal cans
with adequate protection and outer packaging.
- Before anything is shipped, agreement should be made with the SMFF
office. Whether customs duty will be charged has to be resolved
prior to shipment.
- Weight and volume should be specified so that storage space can be
- Package weight should be limited to 25 kilograms.
- Freight should be paid for in full for delivery to the SMFF office
- SMFF may open the packaging to inspect the safety of the contents.
Anything that shows smell or other signs of leakage will be disposed
of! We will notify the sender in such a case.
- The SMFF delivery address is found below.
- All competitors and team managers must carry valid FAI licences and
- The F2D mechanics must be entered as such at registration, and also
must carry valid FAI licences. (They pay the helper entry fee.)
- F2A helpers should be registered as such, but need no FAI licence.
- Other helpers and supporters need no licence.
- Juniors must have a passport attesting that they are born on January
1, 1978 or later.
- The competitor must have model specification certificates for all
- The team must show a signed and stamped NAC team nomination.
Normally the Final Entry Form is sufficient.
- The team should bring a National Flag of the approximate size 1 x
1.5 metres, and an audio cassette with the National Anthem.
The organisers will have insurance covering third party damage and
medical care for people not covered by international treaties.
Fees and Payment
The fees are now given in Swedish Kronor, corresponding to the amounts
formerly given in Swiss Francs.
Obligatory Entry Fees (per person) SEK
- Competitors, Team Mgrs and Asst Team Mgrs 1380
- Junior Competitors 690
- Helpers, Supporters, Press and Independent Observers 275
For each additional competition category, add 50% of the entry fee.
Lodging (per person) 6 days additional
I, Hotel, includes breakfast
two-bed room (main alternative) 1910 315
single-bed room (optional) 3025 500
three-bed room (limited in number) 1545 255
II, Dormitory 495 80
III, Camping 110 20
Breakfast, Bråvalla 6 x 230 40
Lunch, Bråvalla 5 x 240 50
Dinner, Bråvalla or hotel 5 x 415 85
A few clarifications:
[Included April 30]
- Reigning World Champions pay the same fee as regular competitors.
- A competitor who is also a Team Manager pays only the single
- A competitor in two categories pays an entry fee of 150%, i.e. 2070
kr (for a senior).
- F2D mechanics pay as helpers.
The Bulletin No. 1 stated that meals for children under 12 are at a
reduced cost. There is no mention of this in the Bulletin No. 2,
however. The SMFF office will be able to give the figures to those who
ask in a short time. Those that pay the full price in advance will get
the overshoot refunded.
Terms of Payment:
- Payment of fees is to be made in advance.
- Payment received after May 24 and by June 24 will be assessed a 6%
penalty, and payments received after June 24 will be subject to a
12% penalty. The penalties apply only to the obligatory entry fees.
- Lodging will be allocated in order of full payment for the same. The
penalty for late payment could be a worse lodging alternative.
- If partial payment is received, it will be used for entry fees
- Any excess payment will be refunded upon registration. This does not
apply to cancellations.
Method of payment:
- Payment is to be made in Swedish Kronor.
- Payment in other currency is accepted only after a settlement on the
amount is made with the SMFF office.
- All bank costs must be paid by the sender.
- Use international check, transfer to the SMFF bank account or postal
- Account information is found below.
- The 1996 World Championships must be specified when paying.
- Receipt of all payments and entries will be acknowledged by the SMFF
office as soon as possible.
Receiver of payment:
Bank: Svenska Handelsbanken, Account no. 358 990 998
Postal Giro: Account no. 51 81 65-6
Final Entry Form Instructions
- Try to fill in the entry as completely as possible. This will
simplify procedures on arrival.
- Use legible print letters.
- Enter the names as you want them to appear in the results and on the
badges, surname first.
- Specify dates of arrival and departure with the July date numbers.
- Specify lodging using these codes: H - Hotel, any; HN - Hotel,
Scandic Norra; HC - Hotel, Scandic City; D - Dormitory; C - Camping;
For hotel, specify the preferred room size with a figure; 1, 2, 3 or
4 (4 is a three bed room with extra bed.)
- You may use small letters to designate the room allocation. Example:
Use code H3a for all persons to share the three bed room 'a', H3b
for the next room, 'b', and so on.
- Specify the age of children under 12 in the 'Note' column.
- For competitors that enter in two categories or as Team Manager,
enter lodging, food and so on only once. Make an explanatory note in
the second entry.
- To order breakfast etc, Enter a 'Y' (for 'yes') in the appropriate
- For supporters etc, use the first column to denominate F2D mechanics
and F2A helpers.
- Use the form on the last page to calculate the total payment.
Bulletin No. 3 is scheduled for June 10. It will contain detailed
travel and arrival information, detailed maps, local rules,
presentation of entries and any other necessary updates. A fourth
bulletin will be issued only if there are important changes.
Correspondence and Freight Delivery
All official correspondence should be sent to:
Box 100 22
S-600 10 NORRKÖPING
Tel: +46 11-132110
Facsimile: +46 11-169160
Freight should be sent to:
S-603 55 NORRKÖPING
SMFF and the 1996 World Championships Organising Committee,
Secretary, Organising Committee
Chairman, Organising Committee
President, SMFF, Contest Director