Racing

Racing

BRODAK RACING RULES: Foxberg 2008

OBJECTIVE:

A.  To provide a racing event which is attractive to both sport flyers and experienced  competitors.
B.  Will equalize the "equipment factor".
C.  Serve as an entry level event.
D.  Is simple to do.
E.  Provide spectator appeal through close racing speeds and colorful, realistic models.
     AMA Control Line Racing Unified Rules apply to this event except as amended below.

THE PLANE:
 
A. Must be a stock Goldberg "Shoestring", "Cosmic Wind", or "Buster" built
     from either a kit or as a direct copy of a kit. Brodak's ,Buster , Shoesting, Cosmic Wind,  Lightning Streak, Flite Streak

     or  RSM's Miss Sarah" and the Top Flite ARF Flite Streak are permissible.
B. Defective kit parts may be replaced.
C. Construction changes which serve to strengthen the structure are allowed.
D. Changes which alter the shape of the model or lighten the structure are not allowed.
E. Leadouts must exit the wing tip at the location shown on the plan.
F. Landing gear must exit the fuselage at the location shown on the plan.
    Aluminum landing gear may be substituted.
G. The method of attaching the gear is optional.
H. Two main wheels are at least one and one half inches (1-1/2") are required. Wheels must be commercially available.
I. The model should be painted to resemble a racer. A canopy outline is required.
J. Internal line connectors or anything else which is intended to obtain a distinct advantage or

    which violates the spirit of the event will not be allowed.

FUEL TANK:

A. Fuel tanks will be a commercially available, 2oz. plastic tank, such as a Dubro or Sullivan SS-#2.
B. Fast fills are prohibited.
C. The fuel tank may not be pressurized other than bending 1/8 inch o.d. vents into the slipstream. It may be a uniflow system.
D. The tank must be mounted ahead of the wing leading edge and on the outboard side of the fuselage.
E. The tank must be filled through an 1/8 inch o.d. tube. A jet fill attachment is allowable.

THE ENGINE:

A. Must be a stock Fox 35 stunt or Brodak 25 or OS LA 25.
B. Head and backplate screws may be replaced with socket head screws.
C. The needle valve assembly may be replaced. It may not be smaller than the
Fox unit.
D. An engine disassembly and inspection may be ordered after the race by the
    C.D. to check for infractions of the rules.

GENERAL:

A. Hot gloves, hot fingers, and electrical, spring, or mechanical starters of any kind are prohibited.
B. Shut-offs may be installed on the model, but they may not be used during the race.
C. No safety thongs or hats are to be used during a race.
D. The use of Sullivan Pylon brand/type line connectors is recommended.
E. Lines must be .015 minimum stranded. Line length is 60' +/- 6" measured from the center of the plane to the

    center of the handle.

F. Pull test will be 35 pounds.
G. The race will consist of 100 lap heat races with two pit stops required.
     The feature will be 200 laps with three (3) pit stops required.
H. In the event that a contestant completes the required number of laps
      before making the minimum number of pit stops, timing will continue until
      the contestant has completed one full lap following the last required pit stop 

I. Fuel will contain no more than 10% (by volume) nitro-methane and minimum 24 % oil (by volume) with  the remaining  being methanol and will be supplied by the contestest management
J. Planes will be required to rise off ground (ROG). No hand launching.

K. All Pit Personel must wear approved helmets
 HAVE  FUN  Fly safely

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BRODAK RACING RULES: Clown 2008

AMA Control Line Racing Unified Rules apply to this event except as amended
below.

THE PLANE:
A. Must be a PDQ "Flying Clown", Brodak "Flying Clown" or "Circus Prince" or
     a faithful replica.
B. The landing gear must have one 2" wheel or two 1" wheels (dual wheels
     must be spaced 5" apart, and the landing gear must remain on the aircraft
     for the entire race.

FUEL TANK:
A. Fuel tank must not exceed one fluid ounce.
B. Fuel tank must be externally mounted in front of the leading edge, and on
     the outboard side of the fuselage.
C. Fuel will contain no more than 10% (by volume) nitro-methane and have a minimum 20 % oil (by volume)

   with  the  remaining being methanol.  and  will be supplied by the contest management

D. Shut-offs may be installed on the model, but they may not be used during the race
E. Jet fills are permitted.

THE ENGINE:
 A. The only engine we are permitting this year is a stock OS LA 15 with no internal modifications.

B.  Legal modifications will be : replacing the back plate with a metal one
                                                   : replacing the r/c carburetor with the venturi of your choice
                                                   : install the needle valve of your choice
                                                   : install head shims
                                         
GENERAL:
A. Hot gloves, hot fingers, and electrical, spring, or mechanical starters
     of any kind are prohibited.
B. No safety thongs or hats are to be used during a race.
C. Lines must be .015 minimum stranded. Line length is 52' +/- 6" measured
     from the center of the plane to; the center of the handle.
D. Pull test will be 25 pounds.
E.  Two heat races shall be flown by each contestant with a maximum of three flyers up per heat.                                                                                                                                                                                           

     Highest lap count places you in the finals.
F. Heats shall be 7 1/2 minutes  Finals shall be 15  minutes
G. Race begins after a 2 minute countdown, with all engines stopped for at
    least the last 30 seconds of the countdown.
H. Hand launching is permitted.
I. All AMA safety rules shall apply with the C.D and E.D. having the ultimate say as
    to eligibility of aircraft and engines.

 J. HAVE FUN  Fly safely!

 K. All Pit Personel must wear approved helmets.