Lacolle International ALES Aug. 26-28 2016

LACOLLE INTERNATIONAL 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd annual MAAC sanctionned international electric soaring championship
LACOLLE, QUEBEC, CANADA

This is a three days program counting for three distinct ALES competitions + extras activities. There is a fourth chance to get LSF points with the overall three days points board, for this championship.

EVENTS

Friday AM UMS Class ALES day 1
Friday PM LSF eSAP accomplishments & Fun Fly
Saturday Open class ALES day 2
Sunday Open class ALES day 3

DAILY AWARDS

FRI – 1st place;

SAT and SUN: 1st to 3rd place experts, 1st and 2nd place sportsman.

Lacolle International grand champion award for best combined score for the three days.

There will be an exhibition fly-offs with the best four pilots for a special 15 minutes round Sunday launched to low altitude. Don’t miss this spectacular demonstration.

CLASSES & CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA FOR OPEN EVENTS:

 

EXPERT: (1) Working on LSF Level III, IV or V, or
(2) Previously placed in the top 3 in a contest with 10 or more pilots, or
(3) Volunteer to fly in Expert class.
SPORTSMAN: (1) All others

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND APPRECIATED and limited to 48 tickets.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER

Pilot signin is 30 minutes before each individual competition.

This event is hosted by the Arpents v’air club RC on our beautiful sod farm in Lacolle, QC Canada, minutes from the Canada-US border. We expect participation from Quebec, Ontario and the nearby states of NY, NJ, NH, Maine and Vermont. Perhaps other places?

Dry camping is possible on the site.

More info is available by clicking here.

 

Open Class (Sat & Sun)

All specifications and rules will be as per the usual « AMA event 631« .

UMS Class (Friday AM)

In UMS class all specifications and rules will be as per the usual « AMA event 631« , but with a few additionnal requirements.

UMS (Unusual Material Sailplane) class is a scratch build sailplane with unusual materials (packing tape, saran wrap, cardboard, whatever) and likely sparebox pieces. No size limit. Three or four rounds will be flown in the ALES format. Pure fun, nothing serious here! Task time and launch height will be negociated by the pilots at the meeting.

UMS class special requirements:
Wingspan : 1 to 4.0 meters
Weight : no limitations
Motorization: is not essential; electric, hand or bungee launches permitted
Materials: the implementation must show at least one functional design element not usually found in modern RC sailplanes. Be imaginative.
Decoration: the sailplane must show some creative art decoration: be creative! Hey, why not ask a 5-year old for help? 😉

It’s time to build !

Show your build on RCgroup event’s discussion thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2584639

LSF accomplishments and fun fly (Friday PM)

A full afternoon of LSF’s (League of Silent Flight) eSAP program flight accomplishments.

– Information on the eSAP program – Express registration – Precision landing tasks – Flight duration tasks – Cross country tasks
We have a safe 2 km straight course for goal-and-return tasks.

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