F5J in Hawaii – August 2017

Details were recently announced for this F5J USA Tour event:

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Steve and Michelle Manganelli and Steve Neu of Neumotors are pleased to announce the 3rd Hawaiian Open Cup for FAI-F5B Motor Gliders- Multi Task and the 1 st  ever Hawaiian Open Cup for FAI-F5J Motor Gliders-Thermal Duration.

Invitation : The Hawaiian Open Cups are open to all International competitors having FAI affiliation.  US Residents should be members of AMA.

Site Location : The world famous Kualoa Ranch, town of Kahaluu, Island of Oahu, State of Hawaii, USA.  This is the location where many tropical themed movies have been filmed including Jurassic Park/World, Kong-Skull Island and several others.  Take a look at the site here: http://www.kualoa.com/ .  Take a virtual tour of the breathtaking site here : https://youtu.be/SiXYz4JVhSI . Keep the time stamp on while watching, the area depicted between 1:32 and 1:35 is where we will be flying.

Competition Dates : August 10 through 12, 2017. The afternoon of the 9 th  will be the setup day and practice flying in the afternoon may be allowed, but not guaranteed at this time. Airport : Honolulu International (HNL)

Awards : Trophy/Plaques, Polynesian Theme

Scheduled Rounds : Total of (5); (2)  August 10 and 11, (1) August 12. We could have more or less depending on number of entrants and weather; the site access period is fixed.

Radio Frequency : 2.4 Ghz spread spectrum transmitters are required.  There will be no frequency control performed by contest organizers.

Contest Rules : Per  FAI Sporting Code Section 4- Aeromodelling, Volume F5, 2017 Edition dated 19 December, 2016 with following specifications for F-5B :

•  Real time telemetry as used in the 2016 F-5B Lugo Italy World Championships will be supplied by Organizers and used per paragraph No other energy limiter in the model is needed.

•  Watt-Minutes in excess of 1750 will be counted and scored per paragraphs c) and d)

•  Organization of Starts shall be per Mode A, paragraph f).

Lodging/Accommodation : The windward shore contest site is a modest drive (25 miles/47 minutes) from Hawaii’s famous tourist destination Waikiki Beach and Honolulu which has numerous hotels. It is also approximately (19 miles/37 minutes) miles from the North Shore resorts such as Turtle Bay http://www.turtlebayresort.com/. The town of Kailua (15.3 miles/32 minutes) is probably the nearest location for AIR B&B type accommodations.

Slope Soaring Party :  Following the Competition, the Pilots, their supporters  and contest organizers will be the guests of Mr. Barron Gus at his home and private slope soaring site high above Kailua Town. Libations and Hors D’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of our sponsor. The slope site is a ridge with rotors/sink on the backside, landing a little tight, so plan to bring a foamy slope beater, not your composite masterpiece.

Advance Entry Fee (through August 1, 2017) : 200€/$215 USD payable through the NeuMotors Store, link here : http://neumotors.cartloom.com/shop/item/137740

Late Entry Fee (on the Field) : $250 USD

Contest Director F-5J (Hawaii)

Joe Nave
Cell Phone (808) 394-6387