Fabulous F1H Team Challenge (FHTC) 2018 in Lost Hills/ CA

Hi F1H competitor at Lost Hills,

you are all invited to take part at  this new Team Event FABULOUS F1H Team Challenge in Lost Hills.

 

                                           Fab2018F1Hteam

 

Team set up: 

- National team existing of 3 F1H flyer (proposal see my ranking list down!)
- If not 3 of a country available, mixed teams are also possible

Your to do:

- Confirm your team according the proposal or change it and inform coordinator before 1st round of IKE!
– Go 3 times out to IKE Winter classic, Max Men and anytime to a VSM session, fly and win!
– please record yourself according  the VSM rules your VSM flight and give the results to Mike Mc Keever / Alfredo Banos!
– if coming home,  please fill in the startcard  VSM Startcard F1H Fabulous Febr 2018  and send to  VSM coordinator !

Rules:

- basic ranking are best 2 out of 3 following Lost Hills events:  IKE Winter classic, Max Men and VSM
– independent of overtime in round 1 will be counted the 5 flights with Max time 120 sec = 600 sec!
– as tiebreaker VSM results according the VSM rules will be taken
– IKE 1st round Champagne FLY OFF to the ground can be taken additionally as 1 flight for VSM session  if the VSM premise are fulfilled: flying in dead, calm air without thermal assistance !
   This means: When model climb or stay same height longer time and the time is out of  standard flying time, this fligth cannot be used for VSM !

Ranking list :

- in added file  FHTC results 2018  will be published the results !

Coordinator in Lost Hills will be  Mike Mc Keever and Alfredo Banos !

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by WhatsApp under +49 176 43635730 or send a mail to

Ansgar Nüttgens
FabulousF1HteamChallenge@cool.ms  or 
 vsmfreeflight@gmail.com

 

Fabulous F1H Team Challenge 2017

 

Hi F1H competitor at Lost Hills,

you are all invited to take part at  this new Team Event FABULOUS F1H Team Challenge in Lost Hills.
2017 Invitation to Fabulous F1H Team Challenge.

What is HTC ? 

- see What is HTC 

Fab2017F1Hteam

Team set up: 

- National team existing of 3 F1H flyer (proposal see my ranking list down!)
- If not 3 of a country available, mixed teams are also possible

Your to do:

- Confirm your team according the proposal or change it and inform Chris Edge before1st round of IKE!
– Go 3 times out to IKE Winter classic, Max Men and anytime to a VSM session, fly and win!
– please record yourself according  the VSM rules your VSM flight and give the results to Chris Edge!
– if coming home,  please fill in the starcard  VSM17startcard master and send to  VSM coordinator !

Rules:

- basic ranking are best 2 out of 3 following Lost Hills events:  IKE Winter classic, Max Men and VSM
– independent of overtime in round 1 will be counted the 5 flights with Max time 120 sec = 600 sec!
– as tiebreaker VSM results according the VSM rules will be taken
– IKE 1st round Champagne FLY OFF to the ground can be taken additionally as 1 flight for VSM session,
if the VSM premise are fulfilled: flying in dead, calm air without thermal assistance !
This means: When model climb or stay same height longer time and the time is out of
   standard flying time, this fligth cannot be used for VSM !

Ranking list :

- in added file  Fabulous F1H Team Challenge   will be the  results after IKE winter classic !

Coordinator in Lost Hills will be Chris Edge and Gary Madelin !

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by WhatsApp under +49 176 43635730 or send a mail to

Ansgar Nüttgens
FabulousF1HteamChallenge@cool.ms  or 
 vsmfreeflight@gmail.com

 

 

VSM is still alive and is waiting on your participation in 2017

Dear Freeflight community,

I like to give you some new information and request you, to try once a time in your life, to fly your freeflight model at  sunrise in “glide to ground mode” to measure the performance . The way of silent flights in this freeflight series VSM will bring you in a new dimension of inner satisfaction and happiness.

The Dutch rule proposal for CIAM meeting in spring to use altimeter as  proof in case of uncorrect timekeeping in fly off give you now the chance to test it, due in VSM since 2 years is possible to fly with altimeter your VSM session alone as also shorten the time by D/T after 3 minutes and taking advantage by the help of altimeter. So you can make your experiences with the usage of altimeter by flying VSM and testing, how all this happen in practise.

By sending the graph to me, you take part in 2 ranking – VSM time and VSM sinking rate.
There are 3 types of VSM ranking:

  1. VSM time” – which model has the longest flight   -> flying to the ground
  2. VSM sinking rate” – which model has the best gliding rate sec/ m  -> flying to the ground
  3. VSM AltiSim” as test mode with RDT after 3 min

Following regulations make you the VSM life easier

  • by having the possibility to fly at any day during contest weekends, you can fly your 3-5 fligths on several days
  • by flying in F1A now also like in F1H in different categories with nearly same starting height as start of flight compare your performance with equals
    so you measure your performance with same and not only with the top scorer, where you have no chance to reach :-)
  • you find the definition and explanation of the categories in F1H and F1A under  VSMcategories2017  and see  your field of activity in the actual ranking.

In F1A classic around 280 sec, F1A LDA around 300 sec and with F1A Flapper over 400 sec are the top scorer and you can try your best.  It doesn’t mus be always: “The winner takes it all !”- therefore exist no places in VSM  – you are all winner by making new experiences and having fun during this morning adventure.

You can find in the actual VSM performance  of all flown results also examples of  the rules and some background.

Have a nice VSM flying session in 2017

Ansgar

:-)  here you can see photos with memories of my different morning sessions in Germany –
isn’t that not a wonderful view  and a reason to stand up early and let your mattress alone at home ?

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Current VSM performance with all 48 flown sessions

Dear all interested VSM Flyer,

you  will find the actual list of all flown VSM sessions in this VSM Blog in future under this link:  VSM performance.

Highlight will be for sure  following 2 flights:

  • Jama Danier reports in VSM JamaDanier 20150705 from his VSM sunrise flying in July 2015, where he reached 424 sec with 0,225 m/sec sinkingrate. He flew the 1st VSM AltiSim with RDT and Altimeter.
  • Roland Koglot flew on Oct, 24th VSM with Altimeter to the ground and reached 443 sec average with 0,236 m/sec sinkingrate. Please see the document under Roland Koglot VSM flights 20151024 .

We decided, to change the process of data collection to an easier process by mailing now following excel form to me (VSMfreeflight (at) gmail.com )

Please use from now on after having flown any VSM session this excel file Download VSM startcard

The Website will be no longer used as online data entering tool, but there will be installed soon a link to this file inVSM Blog.

Ansgar
VSM coordinator

 

 

a comparision of VSM with usual day contest

Dear friends,

Here you find a comparison –  VSM Flying and normal standard contest  VSM flying benefits

please take not every word litteraly, but see more the great line and new challenges in a new adventure with honorable background and please see the great benefit of trimming your model in best sinking rate, due  at the next contest you Need  this model at the flyoff , to be 1 sec in front of the 2nd for winning.

Everyone of you will decide himself by testing minimum once a time VSM sunrise flying !  If this VSM format isn’t suitable to you, don’t cry and be quiet!
But I’m sure, if you start a VSM Session you will love it and repeat it again !

So you have only to wake up, let your mattress alone, go out to any flying field and fly VSM at sunrise dawning starts
Ansgar

VSM 2015 with NEW rule features more enjoyable for all

Hi all ,

after making experiences with VSM flying and receiving feedback, the VSM rules will be modified and made easier to fly a result in shorter time without big effort.

New VSM feature 2015 are

  1. make minimum 3, maximum 5 unlimited flights
  2. Using altimeter as timekeeper substitute
  3. VSM AltiSim as test with RDT after 3 min
  4. VSM50 - in glider classes F1A50/ F1H50 straight tow with shorter line (40 or 30 or 25m) + launch without acceleration à calculation of flown time proportional to 50m

 If you are missing motivation to fly VSM, read page 2  in this added document   VSM2015new

Wake up and fly long … without thermal !
Enjoy your VSM flights and be happy :)

 Ansgar
VSM coordinator

introduction into VSM 2015 – mission and goals

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VSM was founded in July 2014  in remembrance of Victor Stamov (UKR)

  • to measure performance of freeflight models in only “glide down modewithout thermal assistance as
    • flown time [in sec]
    • sinking rate [flown time to the ground in sec/ launch height in m]
  • to find a new way of modern timekeeping by using altimeter as proof of flown time to help to reduce timekeeper problems
  • to combine the sunrise event at the very beginning of a completion day to enrich the experience and enjoy our wonderful freeflight sport with both old and new friends alike

Why VSM? www.vsmsunrise.org/Content/presentations/WhyVSM.pdf

Shaping the future: “looking for new adventures“
Having fun together and great moments at sunrise flying

It is up to you to enjoy freeflight in a new Dimension!

NEW in VSM 2015: flying by using altimeter in Freeflight

Altimeter is a modern technical part, which will be used by more and more friends in freeflight models. Due to the problem of performance surplus and therefore more and more sight problems in timing at Fly offs with long flights, it is time to start some more tests also in FF to develop this benefit to us for the future! To make some more experiences. I request your attention on the following usage in VSM and appreciate your assistance by taking part in VSM!
To solve the problem, that it is too difficult to find somebody as timekeeper in the morning, we allow from 2015 on the usage of altimeter as timekeeper. In case of using altimeter as “timekeeper” please upload the graph online and add the height and altimeter type in online entering process on the VSM website.

There are 2 separate features for altimeter usage, which will be calculated, if you enter the optional data like height, altimeter type and upload the graph :
1. “VSM high and fly” – which model has the best gliding rate sec/ m   flying to the ground
If you upload your altimeter graph you take part in this new interesting “VSM high and fly” like automatically all models towed up with 50 m, but no start with gaining height, defined here in VSM as innovative category  F1A-50 or F1H-50 details on page www.vsmsunrise.org/Content/presentations/VSMclasses.pdf

2. new in 2015: ”VSM AltiSim” as test mode with RDT after 3 min
As a special offer to all, who like to participate in VSM, but hasn’t in near home distance a flying field for long flights to the ground and to reach more experience with altimeter usage, it will be also possible to d/t after 3 min and to take from the send graph the notional time by extrapolation of the position 10 sec after highest to the point at 180 sec by prolongation this line to the ground level.
Don’t cry and test it – it is for all the same and therefore comparable!

More basis info you find on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/VSMsunrise and on VSM website www.vsmsunrise.org.

You need always something new!  Shaping the future: looking for new adventures.“
„ but the air will change to wind and wind let ships sailing … without this spirit Columbus never have explored Amerika !

Let‘s go, start and support a new idea !
If you don’t like it, be silent in remembrance and respect it !
It is clear, that not every has same opinion on that !

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in our eyes he is still flying …

 

The organizer of Izet Kurtalic, Mirsad Kapetanovic,  has designed and let build a great monument in remembrance of Victor Stamov , which was standing at this year WC contest in Bosanski Petrovac (BIH)  at the place of pole 6, where Victor died – the model on the line –  in round 6 of World CUP contest in last year.

VS Monument front Bosanska 2014VS Monument Mirsad Ansgar 2014VS Monument back Bosanski 2014

This monument show’s impressive the small world of freeflight:

in our eyes he is still flying …  no words can better tell us, that our life is not endless …

Invitation to Victor Stamov memorial ( VSM) – new worldwild Sunrise freeflight series

 VSM – Victor Stamov Memorial – an innovative freeflight Challenge

All Freeflight friends around the globe are invited to take part in this new developed freeflight postal event in remembrance of the great Ukrainian sportsman Victor Stamov, who died last year.

VSM is not taking place as usual day contest with thermal picking to fly a Max, where you have to drive to a World Cup far away to a flying field to compare with the best, but in VSM everybody decide individually, when, where and how often he fly in the morning straight after the sunrise in dead air without thermal assistance, to measure only glide performance of your model and in case of available altimeter, also the glide rate. VSM will be a self running contest with online registration and online results/ data entering and you can be fly several times between July, 1st 2014 and June, 30th 2015. More details:  www.vsmsunrise.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/VSMsunrise/

  • You go out alone or with friends together with a timekeeper at any morning to any field and make 5 (minimum 4) unlimited flights in dead, calm air to the ground beginning at sunrise until latest 2 hours after sunrise.Also special sunrise contests are possible and can be offered separate or the day before / after other contests.
  • highest and lowest time will be cancelled and average of remaining 3 will be the result
  • in case of only 4 flights, the not flown flight will be cancelled as 0 of lowest time
  • for the best 10, minimum 10% flyers the average of 2 results flown on different field, otherwise best results will be taken in the total ranking
  • You can fly in „normal“ classes F1A, B, C, Q, G, H, P-30 or in innovative VSM classes with usual models, but small restrictions to fly also on smaller fields with lower performance.
  • F1A-50 or F1H-50 –> launch with 50m line without gaining height by acceleration
  • F1B-E -> rubber models without variable pitch propeller
  • F1Q-3 -> start of a F1Q model with energy of max 3 Joule/ sec (regular 5 Joule/sec)
  • Online registration, enter flying results and mandatory data + some on volunteer basis
  • Transfer of VSM fee 2€ in European SEPA states by bank transfer (cost you no extra fee) or 2,5€ by PAYPAL (incl. PAYPAL fee at receiver side!)

Results and ranking will be found online underwww.vsmsunrise.org/Results

Until now freeflight friends in 30 countries around the world has committed to help as VSM country coordinator – see www.vsmsunrise.org/Content/presentations/VSMorganisation.pdf .

This VSM series is coordinated also with Liudmila Stamova and she supports VSM. Thanks to all helper, especially Shlomi Rosenzweig (USA) for building this online website www.vsmsunrise.org.

In case of queries please ask your friends or your country coordinator, as last step fill in the contact form under www.vsmsunrise.org/Contact, if queries relate to registration/ entering results or data.

 So wake up early and go out for VSM flying – that the new way of freeflight!

 Fly long … but without thermal!