Hong Kong F3F Open
2-4 November, 200

Full Report is Here

The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society

The Contest
The contest will be conducted according to FAI rules for F3F slope soaring. Each pilot is allowed to register three models for the contest. The organizer will try to run as many rounds as possible. If more than three rounds were flown the lowest round score of each competitor will be discarded and the others added to obtain the final score which will determine his position in the final classification. If more than fourteen rounds were flown, the two lowest round scores will be discarded. The award is for individuals. There will be a team award and an award for the best run.

2 November 2007 (Friday)
Practice and half day competition
      Pilot briefing: 8:30am
      Training: 9:30am to 11:30pm
      Contest: 12:00pm to 17:30pm

3 November 2007 (Saturday)
Full day competition
      Pilot briefing: 8:00am
      Contest: 9:00am to 17:30pm

4 November 2007 (Sunday)
Full day competition
      Pilot briefing: 8:00am
      Contest: 9:00am to 17:00pm
      Banquet and Award Presentation: 19:30pm

Contest Director:  Kenny Ma

Please meet at the BBQ ground car park shown in this map for pilot briefing each morning.


The Slope
The venue of the contest is Ma On Shan east slope which is located in the northeastern part of Hong Kong territory. The flying site is 340m high with a spectacular view of the charming area of Sai Kung countryside. The slope can be accessed by a 20-minute easy hike. For more information, please see the description.

Please note that there is a backup slope in Fei Ngo Shan for southerly wind. More information is in here. Note that we have a few more slopes around the territory for different wind directions, details will be given if needed.

The Weather
According to Hong Kong Observatory meteorological record, the average temperature in early November is 22C and the average wind speed is 30km per hour easterly, the most favorable condition for F3F.


The Prizes

Trophies, special prizes sponsored by r/c manufacturers.

Champion: To be announced
1st Runner-up: To be announced
2nd Runner-up: To be announced
Best Run: To be announced
Team Award: To be announced


Due to the availability of time for competition, the number of contestants is limited to 40. Please see the current Pilot Entry List.

Deadline: 30 September 2007
HK$240 (or US$30)
(This fee includes a T-shirt, three lunch boxes for the 3-day event and
      local transport from Hotel to the flying site)

HK$320 (or US$40).
         19:30pm, 4 November 2007

For registration, click HK F3F Open Registration


Nearby hotels:
Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin (recommended)
Royal Park Hotel, Shatin

Horizon Suite Hotel, Ma On Shan

Travel Arrangement
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the largest and most modern in the world.  There are more than 40 airlines from around the world that fly into the airport at Chek Lap Kok.  Carriers to Hong Kong include:  Asiana, British Airways, Canadian, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Continental, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic

Useful links:
HKSAR - Immigration Department
Discover HongKong


Social Functions

2 November 2007 (Friday)
Time: 19:00-22:00pm
BBQ dinner (with additional cost of HK$12
0) in a wonderful setting in Tai Po Country Club. A F3F flight simulator competition will be arranged before and during the BBQ.

3 November 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 20:30-22:30pm
After a quick dinner, visit Kowloon Peak to see the beautiful night scene of Hong Kong City and fly r/c planes equipped with light emitters. A night EPP combat may be conducted!

4 November 2007 (Sunday)
Time: 19:30-22:30pm
Banquet and award presentation.


Smart Model



Useful Links
For more information, please contact the organizer at HKRCSS.

Pilot Entry List