COMPETITION ABC 2018
The ABC is registered as a 2018 F3A WORLD CUP EVENT
This contest will run according to the FAI SPORTING CODE Section 4 –
Aeromodelling, Volume F3 Radio Control Aerobatics, 2018 Edition CLASS
F3A – AEROBATIC POWER MODEL AIRCRAFT
LOCATION :HOURTIN-MEDOC CLUB / CARTIGNAC GPS N45,211312 – W001,069510
ORGANIZATION :SAINT LAURENT MEDOC CLUB/ HOURTIN-MEDOC CLUB
DIRECTOR OF THE EVENT :VEYRINE Jacques – SAINT LAURENT MEDOC CLUB PRESIDENT
CONTEST DIRECTOR :DELTEIL Jean Paul
PIGNOT Pierre President FRA
8 INTERNATIONAL FAI JUDGES
2 FRENCH FAI JUDGES
Thursday Free practice flights
Registration starting at 02.00 pm
Friday 07.00 am Start of competition
Flights 1 & ½ 2 P-19
Saturday 07.00 am Start of competition
Flights ½ 2 & 3 P-19
Sunday 08.00 am Start of competition
Flight 4 F-19
12.00 am Prize Awarding
To be qualified as competitor, each pilot must possess a valid FAI sporting licence according
to the FAI rules. The sporting licence will only be considered issued and valid if the holder is
listed on the FAI Sporting Licence database.
The number of competitors is limited to 50 pilots.
to be paid with the registration. The registration will be validated only after receiving
the payment. In the event a registered competitor couldn’t participate for a valid reason, or
can be replace by another competitor on the std-by list, the entry fee would be reimbursed.
According to the text published in the Sporting Code 2018, rounds will be organized in the
combination Three rounds of P-Schedule with the best two flights plus one round of
All competitors will fly 3 rounds of P-19.
The top 20 competitors after preliminary ranking will fly 1 round of F-19.
The organizer preserves the right to adapt the number of pilots according to the weather
The starting order will be drawn.
The scores for all rounds, P-schedule and F-Schedule, will be computed using the Tarasov-
Bauer-Long (TBL) statistical averaging scoring system, then will be normalized by the new
system taking in account the average of the top half of the ranking (1000 points awarded to
the average score) Volume F3 Radio Control Aerobatics 2018 5.1.9.e
In the event of adverse weather conditions where no further flying is possible, the preliminary
classification will be determined as follows:
One round/flight completed by each competitor: round/flight to count
Two rounds/flights completed by each competitor: best round/flight to count
Three rounds/flights completed by each competitor: best two rounds/flights to count.
This will give the preliminary ranking
When all preliminary rounds will be completed, then the top 20 competitors of this preliminary
ranking will fly one round of F-19 Schedule.
For this top 20 competitors the total of the scores of the best two flights of P-19 schedule
and the score of the flight of F-19 schedule will count for the final ranking.