2012 FAI Scale World Championship Results
forwarded to us by Stan Alexander
F4C Results. These are also .pdf files that will open up in a new window
F4G Results. These are also .pdf files that will open up in a new window
F4H Results. These are also .pdf files that will open up in a new window
What is the CIAM?
Click to find out what the CIAM is and what it stands for.
FAI Sporting Code
Click here to have access to the FAI Sporting code.
F4H Sport Scale FAI Class
It's official - F4H Sport Scale class in FAI has been passed as an official rulebook event beginning on 01/01/2014. The class that was proposed by the USA in 2008 and passed has made the status as a World Championship class as well.
Now there are two official RC FAI Scale classes at World Championships the more rigid F4C class and the much simplier F4H sport scale class, which has become very popular in Europe.
Also there is a proposal for the 2014 F4 Scale World Championships to be held in France, the bid has been submitted to the CIAM.
Synopsis of FAI Class F4 Scale
The FAI/CIAM Scale classes involves the art of illusion, that is to create and build a model of a full size aircraft and to fly this model in a manner that to the best of the modellers ability illustrates the way the full size aircraft flew. This require research int the history of the original, craftsmanship in both technical drawings and in building the model and further precision in controlling the model while going through the manoeuvres typically for the full size aircraft.
The size of the scale model varies a great deal, the main governing rule is that of the maximum allowed weight, and at present this weight limit is 15 Kg for radio-controlled models and 6 Kg (7kg for multi-engined) on line-controlled models .
The Scale competition is composed of two parts, the first part is the Judging of the quality of the model’s outline or look-alike compared with the full size aircraft, and also the craftsmanship in the building and finishing of the model. The model is scrutinised by a panel of three judges, giving scores from 0 to 10. Each competitor has to declare any parts of the model he have bought ready made and the judges will adjust their score accordingly.
The second part of the competition is of course the flying of the model. The flying is done in three rounds. In international competition today we have mainly two different classes for flying, one is where the pilot is controlling the model by two or more wires from a handle to the model and the model flies around him in a circle and we call this class Control-Line Scale. The Pilot controls the altitude, attitude and engine through his handle. The other scale class controls the model through a remote radio control system and these models have the same control and manoeuvrability as the full size aircraft.
Both classes have to fly a certain set of compulsory manoeuvres and a set of manoeuvres of their own choice. This is done in front of five judges and the aim is to present the model behaving as close to the full size aircraft as possible.
The final placing in the competition are determined by a combination of the building and flying skills, that is the sum of the static score and the average of the two best flying rounds are added to make the final score.
AMA "FAI White Book" available as a .pdf
Online now is what refer to as the AMA's "White Book". This 24 page booklet covers the AMA's procedures governing the sponsorship of FAI Teams.
- Criteria for Establishing/Sponsoring/Funding FAI teams
- AMA responsibilities
- Team Selection Contest details
- Team Funding
- World Championship Team responsibilities
Click here to download.
2008 Scale FAI Championship Results.
This just in! We have the results for the 2008 World Scale Championships, plus a few photos as well.
Individual results in F4B class
Team results in F4B class
Individual results in F4C class
Team results in F4C class
Several photo galleries of the 2008 World Champs: Click here
2007 USA FAI F4B gallery online!
Online now is a new photo gallery taken during this year's 2007 USA FAI F4B Championsips in Muncie, Indiana. Clicking the link below will bring up the gallery in a new window.
Mark Lanterman photos
2006 World Championships galleries online!
Online now are new photo galleries taken during this year's 2006 World Championships in Sweden. Clicking the links below will bring up the gallery in a new window.
Stan Alexander photos
Dale Campbell photos
Petter Jensen photos