WMSS Woodcrafters 2010
Announcing the 2012 WMSS Woodcrafters contest. This will be it's 7th year and wow, if it's anything like the last several years, it going to be some serious fun. Once again Martin Doney will be the CD. The contest is for Woocrafters compliant sailplanes, must be hand built, cannot have a moulded d-tube wing contruction (AVA), no foam bagged or molded wings, but CAN have a molded fiberglass fuse (Sailaire).
There will be three events with awards:
Ray Hayes has made this event very popular and we want to help expand the Woodcrafters sport in Michigan. This is for anyone that enjoys building and flying balsa wood planes. Fly with your friends and new acquaintances in a relaxed setting. Start flying when you want to. No call up, no pressure. Lots of flying and fun with folks that love the smell of balsa wood and glue. Fiberglass fuses allowed, No molded D-tube construction (AKA AVA).
Pre Registration Not-Required, One Frequency Per Entry,
Tasks: (Borrowed from Ray Hayes Woodcrafters Rules)
Sailplane. No restrictions are imposed on the wing span. For woody's only with or without a glass fuse. No Molded D-Tube construction.
Task. Any number of attempts are allowed to produce your longest flight of the two day event. Landing within the designated 50 foot circle is required to qualify the flight. Scoring. One score card will be furnished daily to record all your flight times and posted during the coarse of the days.
The initial task time and the increment will be determined by the Event Director the day of the event. For example, first 'rung' three minutes with each ensuing 'rung' having a time two minutes greater than the previous rung.
As many attempts as needed are allowed to achieve a given rung. There is no penalty for making multiple attempts to achieve a particular rung. You may continue to fly as long as you like after your task time has been achieved, but there are no bonus points awarded for exceeding the task time.
There are no landing points, but the aircraft must land in on the field for a flight to count.
The winner will be the person that has the greatest time while attempting to achieve the next highest 'rung' on the ladder. For example, three people achieve a time of fifteen minutes. When attempting to achieve the next rung, pilot A gets 09:36, pilot B gets 12:12, and pilot C gets 07:06. Pilot B is the winner because he got the greatest time while attempting to climb to the next rung (for example, seventeen minutes).
We will have a master board available for scoring. It is the pilots responsibility to maintain his current level of ladder achievement.
Pre-registration is not required but will streamline the setup for the contest (no money due until day of the event). PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU PLAN ON BEING THERE. If your frequency choice is being used, the software will automatically assign your second choice or third choice as needed. Click Here To Register Online
Equipment: Winches with ball bearings and charger assisted, winch retrievers will be used. 250# line, line length 200 meters. If you want to launch using a Hi-Start we will have 2 meter and 3 meter hi-starts available or you are welcome to bring your favorite one.
Entry Fee: $10.00 per day payble the day of the contest. Without pre-registration we cannot guarantee an open frequency. Also, you must be prepared to fly on any open frequency. AMA Sanction Contest.
Start Time: 10 AM Sharp! - No new rounds after 4:00 PM Saturday or 3:00 PM Sunday, Per CD's Clock.
Saturday & Sunday:
Martin Doney (231) 898-3622 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun flying after the contest, for electric, handlaunch or any other number of classes? Directions and Map to flying Field Current contestant list Hotels and accommodation in Rockford, 5 miles south Hotels and accommodation in Cedar Springs and Sand Lake, 3 to 5 miles north Vacation info on Michigan's West Coast Camping on site: No facilities
Pilot information needed for pre-registration.
First frequency choice
Second frequency choice
Third frequency choice
Wood Crafters RC Soaring Contest 2011
June 18 & 19, 2011 - Cost $10 pay at the field
Thank you for registering for the WMSS Woodcrafters contest on June 16, 2012. The pilots meeting will be at 10:00 am. No new rounds after 4:00 PM, Per CD's Clock.
If you plan on camping at the field, please be sure to leave nothing behind.