Model Aircraft Flying
For the first time, Aeromodelling will feature at the 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games. IMAC, Electric Gliders and Vintage Old Timers will all be catered for over a week of flying fun!
Scale aerobatic aircraft will be flown in the IMAC (International Miniature Aerobatic Club) classes. This involves scale aerobatic models flying schedules to replicate the aerobatics of full size aircraft. These large models (often up to 50% scale with 200cc engines) and their highly skilled pilots are an amazing spectacle and are scored on their flying precision and scale. IMAC pilots in Australia are members of the Australian Scale Aerobatics Association and compete in events all over the country and internationally (www.scaleaeros.com.au).
The gliding competition will be run under international F5J rules. Gliders up to 4m wingspan compete in this class, using electric motors to climb to a pre-determined height within 30 seconds and then attempting to find naturally occurring thermals to extend their flight to 10 minutes. Pilots are scored on achieving as close as possible to a 10 minute flight, with bonus points awarded for landing accuracy.
Vintage Old Timer competitions are part of a world wide community dedicated to building and flying models dating back to the 1930’s, a time often referred to as ‘the golden ear of model aviation’. Both internal combustion and electric power will be catered for. Texaco and Duration events will be held for both types, while Gordon Burford and 1/2A Texaco will be held for I.C. and electric respectively. All events will be held under MAAA Section 5 rules, however both Texaco events will allow “Old Timer” models (up to December 1942) to compete alongside the “Antique” (up to December 1938) models.
All competitors must be financial MAAA members.
A limited number of unpowered camping sites will be available at the flying field. Please contact Stephen Henderson for bookings.
Canteen facilities will be available at the field on each day of the event. Drinks, snacks and hot food will be available.
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- Sunday 14: Runway 1 IMAC Practise, Runway 2 Glider F5j and Old Timers Practise
- Monday 15: Runway 1 IMAC Practise, Runway 2 Glider F5j Competition
- Tuesday 16: Runway 1 IMAC Practise, Runway 2 Old Timers Competition
- Wednesday 17: Runway 1 IMAC Competition, Runway 2 Glider F5j Competition
- Thursday 18: Runway 1 IMAC Competition, Runway 2 Old Timers Competition
- Friday 19: Runway 1 IMAC Competition, Runway 2 Glider F5j Competition
- Saturday 20: Runway 1 Contingency Day, Runway 2 Old Timers Competition
35 Men & Women
- 35 - 49
Peddler Field, Undoolya Road (Approximatley 4.5km out of Alice Springs)