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Competition Rules

FAI F3F rules
Competition is based on FAI Sporting Code Radio Control Soaring 2016 Edition. The rules can be downloaded at the FAI web site here. (Copy)

Local rules
1, Launch failure
Whether the failure is caused by the pilot or the launcher, the pilot will get a 0 mark.

2, Landing failure
Landing failure means the model landed outside of the assigned landing zone. Unless landing in the landing zone becomes impossible or it could cause a safety issue due to circumstances that are out of the control of the competitor, duly witnessed by the official judges, landing failure will result in a 0 mark (DNF). Model crashed during a landing will not be considered as a landing failure, as long as it crashed in the landing zone.

3, Re-flight procedure
No airborne reflight is allowed. All re-flight must be carried out after a proper landing according to the instruction of the Contest Director (CD). If the landing failed, the re-flight will be cancelled and result in a 0 mark (DNF).

4, Flight interruption
If the flight cannot be carried out or due to safety issues, duly witnessed by the official judges, the CD can interrupt the flight before the competitor finished the timed flight. If the cause of the interruption is non-avoidable, the competitor is eligible for a re-flight. Otherwise he will get a 0 mark (DNF).

Some examples, but not limited to:
a, The condition is too weak that the flight in progress is obviously not possible to continue.
b, The flying area is not clear or the model is damaged that could cause a safety issue.
c, Timing errors that must do a re-flight.

5, Announcement of a re-flight
If the competitor is eligible for a re-flight (due to wind condition or judge error, see 5.8.5, Volume F3 Radio control soaring, Section 4 of FAI sporting code), he/she will be acknowledged by the CD the reflight option. The competitor has to decide immediately if he would accept the re-flight or not.

If the wind-conditions or judge errors could cause an advantage to the result, the result will be discard and the competitor must carry out a re-flight. (Usually in this case the CD can interrupt the flight before it is completed.)

Some examples, but not limited to:
a, Wind speed too low - Competitor can choose to do a re-flight or not.
b, Wind speed too high - Must do a re-flight.
c, Finish line late buzzer - Competitor can choose to do a re-flight or not.
d, Finish line early buzzer - Must do a re-flight.

Time records made in un-favourable conditions to the competitors (for example, a and c above) are counted.

Take off and landing zones
All take off and landing must be carried out at the designated take off and landing zones. Failure to do so will result in a DNS or DNF.

Details of the take off and landing zones of each flying site will be provided later.

Pilots are entitled to file a complaint or to lodge a protest. Protest fee is HK$500. If the protest is upheld the deposit is to be returned.


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