Only 2 weeks until World Championship I have visited another great competition: Swiss Open Indoor Masters 2017 (SOIM 2017). Huge hall, great competitors and excellent organization. It was real pleasure to be here. For Your attention this short story in pictures and some video highlights of my flights.
Each second year FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) organizes World Championship for indoor aerobatics. First two championships were held in Germany, Coburg (2013) and Poland, Pruszkow (2015). As an unofficial ‘rule’ year before World Championship hosts organize a test event. It always attracts best European pilots, and this event can be called ‘Unofficial European Championship’. Next WC will be held in Strasbourg, France. So FAI and Aéro-Club de Brumath organized test event at February 20th and 21st, 2016. It became main F3P event this indoor flying season and attracted 48 pilots from thirteen countries from all over the Europe. This pictures and videos will give [...]
For years in F3P class people use 2 S lypo battery to power motor and servos. In last few years even smallest capacity 2S batteries become to heavy. We did allot of research and testing to find servos/receiver and controller that can work well with 1 S lypo battery. For motor unit option was clear, update had to be made for existing and proven Alexey Lantsov coaxial unit. After some hard work in workshop and testing in hall new AL 10-70 was born. This 10 g (including propellers) coaxial system can work efficiently with 1S lypo battery and provide good performance for light plane
Finally it is official, very first FAI F3P championship is here! I am writing this short article from Coburg, Germany. Each day I will try to upload set of pictures we made, here are the first ones, enjoy. Today (2013.02.02) was very first day and most of teams were here already. Competitions staff made very well organised practice, we looking forward for two more days of practice and then competition will start. Total 49 pilots will participate in this competition.
IITOP (International Indoor Tournament of Paris) became very known F3P competition in Europe. For the first time it was organized in 2010 . Since then every year it grows bigger and becomes better. After competitions in 2010 and 2011, the contest is now recognized internationally and it is a major event in the indoor acrobatic world. IITOP regroups the best F3P pilots in Europe. This competition is official FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) competition and contest was organized by the French club “Les Clayes du Ciel”. The contest was held in the town of “Les Clayes sous Bois“, about 40 km from Paris and 12 km [...]