Aeromodelling

Flying models are usually what is meant by the term aeromodelling. Most flying model aircraft can be placed in one of three groups:

  • Free flight (F/F) model aircraft fly without any attachment to the ground.
  • Control line (C/L) model aircraft use cables (usually two) leading from the wing to the pilot. A variation of this system is the Round-the-pole flying (RTP) model.
  • Radio-controlled aircraft have a transmitter operated by the pilot on the ground, sending signals to a receiver in the craft.

Useful links:

Article about aeromodelling from Wikipedia

Control line model overview

Competitions

F2 - Control Line Competitions for control line aircraft are held in various classes. These include speed, precision aerobatics (AKA stunt), team racing, combat, naval carrier, and scale.

Precision aerobatics consists of flying a fixed sequence of maneuvers which are judged by a panel of judges for accuracy and precision. The event was originally dubbed "stunt" and current participants refer to it that way informally. Factors such as height of the maneuver bottoms, shapes, corner radius, and other factors are considered.

Resources about sports activities:

International Aeromodelling Commission of FAI / Control Line model

P.A.M.P.A.-Precision Aerobatics Model Pilot Association