Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Aeronautical Society Indoor Model Aviation Challenge -- John Monk

The Aeronautical Society of South Africa has kindly given permission to post thei report on the BLOG:

It was decided in 2008 that the Society organize an aeronautical event as a challenge to its members and other aeronautical enthusiasts to participate in which after some careful thought resulted in a challenge involving model aircraft. The event was intended as a fun competition to encourage interest in both aviation and aeronautics amongst learners and students although there was no age limit. It took place in the 28 Squadron hangar at Waterkloof Air Force Base on the 18th September 2009.

The competition was split into two parts, free flight glider competition and an indoor radio controlled model aircraft competition. Both competitions had two prime objectives, and that was to demonstrate designs that could operate at two extremes of the flight envelope. For the gliders it was to demonstrate flight distance and also endurance, thus the combination of flying the furthest and also the longest would win the day. Similarly the radio control models had to demonstrate the fastest possible flight over a racecourse pattern and then do the same as slow as possible, all with no airframe changes being allowed other than trim.... more here,

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