Toronto Free Flight


North American Cup 2017

by on Dec.12, 2016, under Uncategorized

The Toronto Free Flight Group
Presents the 2017
North American Cup
An FAI World & America’s Cup & Team Championship

Dates: Wednesday, February 15th 2017 with Thursday February 16th as reserve day
Place: Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills, CA USA
Events: Individual F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q & 3 Person Team F1A, B & C (Teams can be mixed nationalities)
Entry Fees: $30.00 for F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q – Team entry included in fee
Juniors free all events!

AMA liaison CD: Brian Van Nest
Co-Organizer: Peter Allnutt: 527 Philippine St, Taft CA USA +1(661) 763-5039
Organizer: Tony Mathews: 2 Tralee Street, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6Z 2X4 +1(289) 316-2990

Wednesday February 15th
F1A/B/C/Q Round 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Rnd 1: 240 sec max F1A/B/C 180 sec max F1Q
Round 2 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Round 3 10:00 am – 11:00 pm 180 sec all other rounds
Round 4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Round 5 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

F1A/B/C Fly-offs start earliest 3:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. Latest (weather permitting – or Sunrise Thursday morning)
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place F1A, F1B & F1C & F1Q. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Teams.
Medals for top Junior in each event also! Champagne and snacks will be available Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Final awards ceremony will be after the final flyoffs.
(Sunrise for Feb 15th – 6:45 am Sunset – 5:41 pm)

Deviations from the FAI sporting code and special instructions:
Competitors MUST provide their own timekeepers. Fly-off Max times and start time will be decided on the day by the Jury depending on the weather.
Team scores will be decided by the total time of the 3 contestants including flyoff times (ie: not as per the sporting code).

Note: A Starting “area” will be utilized without pole positions (depending on entry numbers)

Link to the pre entry form (Cut and paste it into your browser):

Entry fees to be paid on the field before Feb 15th (someone will be available to take entries on the field on Tuesday Feb 14th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm) Note: it will be possible to pay for as many Fab Feb competitions as desired on the field starting Feb 10th 2017

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Paul Roberts

by on Apr.08, 2011, under Uncategorized

Those of you who knew Paul Roberts may not have heard that he passed away in Hamilton on Monday 4 April.
His obituary was published in the Hamilton Spectator today (7 April).

Visitation will be in Hamilton, but there will be a short outdoor service and interment at 11:30 am at the Westminster Cemetery and Mausoleum at 5830 Bathurst Street in Toronto, on Monday 11 April. (The Westminster Cemetery is on the west side of Bathurst Street, just north of Finch. It would be advisable to plan on arriving about 11:00 am).

I don’t have E-mail addresses for many of Paul’s friends and colleagues in model aviation, so please pass the word along to anyone you know who knew and flew with Paul.

Roy Bourke

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R(C)DT Rules

by on Sep.05, 2010, under Uncategorized

For all those in doubt, here are the rules for an unsuccessful flight from the FAI Sporting Code. Please pay special attention to clause “3.1.5f”:

3.1.5. Definition of an Unsuccessful Attempt
An attempt is classed as unsuccessful if the model is launched and at least one of the following events occurs. If this happens on the first attempt then the competitor is entitled to a second attempt.
a) The model returns to the ground without release of the cable.
b) The moment of release of the cable cannot properly be established by the timekeepers.
c) When a part of the model becomes detached during the launch or during the flight time.
d) It is apparent to the timekeepers that the competitor has lost contact with the cable and the competitor or his team manager chose to declare an attempt.
e) It is apparent to the timekeepers that the competitor has lost contact with the cable and the cable is controlled by a person other than the competitor himself.
f) The duration of the flight is less than 20 seconds and the flight was not terminated by dethermalising.

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Armband for RCDT

by on Sep.28, 2009, under Uncategorized


For all those of you out there that are using remote DT – here‘s a nifty armband that may help you out!!! I know it’s used for IPods, but times change…


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