The circular flight is a discipline of model aircraft , for which motorized aircraft are connected to cables. These cables, with a length of 15 to 20 meters are connected to a control handle that can control the aircraft.
The pilot controls only the ascent and descent of the aircraft and evolves on the whole of a half-sphere.
This device makes it possible to fly planes at extremely high speeds (up to 300 km / h 1 for speed planes).
Another advantage is to be able to fly less aerostable, or less aerodynamic shape models, making possible greater artistic freedoms of shapes than in non-captive flight. There are also much smaller models, for example a nano biplane of 12g and 18cm wingspan, flying at the end of a 2m cable.
We can start around the age of 7.
Circular Flight Techniques
The circular flight has for international designation all categories beginning with F2 :
- F2A speed category 1 st category to be codified, the goal is to achieve the best speed for 1km
- F2B category of acrobatics: program of imposed figures, noted by a jury
- F2C endurance race category over 100 laps. Considered as Formula 1 of the circular flight, three teams each consisting of a pilot and a mechanic fly simultaneously and must perform as quickly as possible 100 laps
- F2D combat category: 2 models are opposed. The cut of a paper ribbon hanging on each model determines the winner
- F2E diesel combat category: regulation similar to F2D, but with diesel engines
- F2F sister category of the F2C just as the models are simplified
See as well
- Aerial modelism
- Circular cars
- ( en ) Circular flight to the French Federation of Aero Modeling [ archive ]
Circular flight site All about model making [ archive ]
Notes and references
- ↑ ” World Records Aeromodelling , International Aeronautical Federation ” [ archive ] (accessed June 22, 2007 )