Thermal Duration/mixed - Tasks, Rounds, pop off, line breaks and Times
to be announced at the Pilots Meeting.
Landing Task - 100 point graduated spot
landing, details to be announced at the Pilots meeting.
Contest will be
flown random Man-on-Man format, using a golf cart to retrieve lines.
Unlimited means that
a pilot can fly a winch-launched model at a contest, an electric-launched
model, or a combination of the two. Instead of being separated by launch type,
pilots will compete in the existing classes of Sportsman, Novice, or Expert. A
pilot in the Sportsman or Expert class can have an Xplorer as his primary plane
and a Radian as his backup.
If you used to fly
ESL but stopped because you didn’t want to deal with the winch anymore, this
will allow you to compete against your friends again. If you are a new
sailplane pilot you can start small with a simple electric foamy.
All classes for the
SKSS ESL mixed contest are unlimited with regards to method of launch.
A. Pilots are
allowed to have two planes per class. Pilots can fly any type of plane in the
event and the pilot is classified by skill level, not wingspan, like 2-meter,
open class, standard class, etc. Back- up plane is also pilots' choice.
B. Any class may be
flown with a winch-launched model, an electric-launched model, or a mixture of
both. During a contest pilots are allowed to switch between different launch
C. Electric models
are required to have an altitude-limiting device if their power is likely to
exceed a certain amount as determined by the CD. The CD may require a timed cut
off for models without a limiting device. All other models will have a 30 second
cut-off. It is strongly recommended that electric models be fitted with a
D. The limiting
device cutoffs for all contests are 3
Unlimited - Expert, Sportsman mugs to 3rd place. Novice plaques to 3rd place. Mugs for best two day performance, Sportsman/Expert.
The BEST BARBEQUE in the ESL will be available at field both days at a nominal charge. The food will be worth the trip to the contest! No rounds starting after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Novice fee $5 each day. Park fees due at time of registration.
No-fly zone strictly enforced during the ESL TD contest, no exceptions. Rules for No-fly zone will be reviewed at the pilots meeting.