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LASS Speed 400 F5J Contest!

LASS Speed 400 F5J Contest!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Next Sunday, August 7th, we’re hosting Kentucky’s first-ever Speed 400 F5J Electric Sailplane contest! We’ll be holding this at Sun Valley Park in the South End of Louisville. Registration starts at 10 AM, contest starts at 11 AM! A suggested $10 donation would be appreciated.

You can get more info and the official rules here: LASS 2005 F5J Speed 400 Electric Sailplane Contest

For more information, contact Ed Wilson.

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LASS Speed 400 F5J Rules Draft!

LASS Speed 400 F5J Rules Draft!

Hey all — after a couple of weeks of discussion and revision, the LASS “F5J Crew” has completed the first public draft of our Speed 400 F5J Competition Rules. You can download the PDF of the rules here: LASS Speed 400 F5J Competition Rules, and that document is currently housed in our “Downloads” section. Also, click the “Read More” link below to just see the text-only version of the rules.

As Ed stated in his last President’s Log, the LASS F5J competition will be on August 7, 2005. In between now and then, we will hopefully have some “practice” contests to really test out the contest structure that we have proposed. So — make sure you have something Speed 400-powered to fly by August! (The Goldberg Endurance 400 Ed reviewed is a great example).

Finally, credit must be given to Perry Benningfield for really getting the ball rolling on doing an electric sailplane competition! He, along with me (Ben Wilson), Brian Kopke and LASS freshman David Gruneisen all contributed to this draft in one way or another.

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F5x / Speed 400 Class Competition

F5x / Speed 400 Class Competition

Lately, thanks to the spurring by Perry Benningfield, interest in Speed 400 electric sailplanes has been on the rise here at LASS. During our last club meeting we bounced around more ideas for a contest format for Speed 400-class powered sailplanes. It would seem that as long as we don’t get too terribly restrictive on the rules, we should have a fairly well-attended contest come this August.

Brian Kopke pitched in a did some research into the subject, and he has found some pretty good info regarding F5b/speed 400 contest structures and limitations. For your reading pleasure, I submit these links:

So, in short, find yourself a Speed 400 motor, a 7 cell battery pack and plane that can tote it, and get it ready!

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