Contest Report, 25th Worldwide Postal Competition, 2016-2017

This year we had five participants making eighteen entries in eleven events.

Where have all the flyers gone…

I have posted the announcement for the 26th Annual Worldwide Postal Competition 2017-2018.

EVENTS:

Sky Bunny – Flown per rules published here. Rule 4, about the contest dates, is amended to conform with the dates of this current World Wide Postal Competition.

No entries.

20” Rubber – For any published/kitted outdoor designs not exceeding 20”/51cm span . Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

20” Rubber
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score Plane
1 David Aronstein 60 60 60 90 120 150 180 210 930 Schmaedig Twin
2 Joshua Finn 60 60 60 90 76 346 Phantom Flash
3 Joshua Finn 60 60 60 180 Maxout IX
4 Hope Finn 34 60 94 Eaglet

 

25” Rubber – Any published/kitted models up to 25”/63.5cm span. Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

25” Rubber
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Jose Pereira 60 60 60 59 239 JADE
2 Joshua Finn 60 60 60 180 Ole Reliable

30” Vintage/Oldtimer – For designs pre-1951, not exceeding 30”/76cm. Three flights to a 90 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

30” Vintage/Old Timer
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 David Aronstein 90 90 90 120 150 160 700 Farthing Lightweight

42” Vintage/Oldtimer – For designs pre-1951, with spans greater than 30”/76cm but not exceeding 42”/107cm. Three flights to a 120 second maximum followed by 30 second increments thereafter.

No Entries.

P-30 Rubber – Standard P30 rules (page 18). Three flights to 120 second maximum followed by 60 second increments thereafter. (Note that this 60 second increment differs from the 30 second increment in the AMA rule.) No gears or movable surfaces, other than for d/t operation.

No entries.

Freewheel Rubber – Any published/kitted outdoor design with a freewheeling propeller is eligible, wing span not exceeding 36”/91cm. Three flights to 90 second maximum followed by 30 second increments.

No entries.

Unlimited Rubber – Any rubber model with wingspan not exceeding 42”/107cm. No auto surfaces. Three flights to a 120 second maximum, followed by 60 second increments thereafter.

No entries.

KK “Senator” – A one-design class for this popular design. Three flights to 120 second maximum, followed by 60 second increments thereafter.

No entries.

Cloud Tramp – Any version of the Cloud Tramp design as published, 8” prop (plastic OK), any type of prop bearing. Five flights, no maximum; longest and shortest will be discarded and balance totaled for score.

No entries.

Towline Glider – Any glider, straight tow only with no moving surfaces other than autorudder. Maximum towline length 164’/50 metres. Equivalent (164’/50 metres relaxed length) high-start launch systems permissible. Three flights to 90 second maximum followed by 60 second increments.

Towline Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Graham Percival 62 90 90 242 Lulu

Small Towline Glider – Any glider to a maximum span of 40”/101.5cm, straight tow with no moving surfaces other than autorudder. Maximum towline length 164’/50 metres. Equivalent (164’/50 metres relaxed length) high-start launch systems permissible. Three flights to 60 second maximum followed by 60 second increments.

Small Towline Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Graham Percival 60 46  30 136 Dab

6″ Tiny Hand Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 6”/15.2 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Multiple entries permissible.

No entries.

6″ Tiny Catapult Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 6”/15.2 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

6” Tiny Catapult Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1 Joshua Finn 50 52 45 57 61 53 318 Carbonette 6

8″ Tiny Hand Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 8”/20.3 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Multiple entries permissible.

8” Tiny Hand Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn 24 25 24 28 28 26 155 Carbonette 8

8″ Tiny Catapult Launched Glider – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 8”/20.3 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

8” Tiny Catapult Launched Glider
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Joshua Finn 67 69 61 52 62 73 384 Carbonette 8
2 Hope Finn 53 60 59 66 60 48 346 Carbonette 8
3 Graham Percival 21 28 33 20 34 27 163

Catapult/Handlaunch Glider (small) – For any glider with wingspan no greater than 12”/30.5 cm. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

No entries.

Catapult/Handlaunch Glider (large) – For any glider larger than 12”/30.5cms. Six flights, 60 second maximum (flights under ten seconds need not be reported). If six maximums scored, 30 second increments thereafter. Catapult – a 9” loop of ¼” flat rubber attached to a 6” handle. Multiple entries permissible.

Catapult/Handlaunched Glider (large)
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Jose Pereira 51 60 56 44 50 51 312 Zip-A-Doo
2 Graham Percival 41 30 60 51 30 44 256

Tip-launch Glider – For any size of wingtip-launch glider. Folding wings and R/C are not permissible. Six flights to a 60 second maximum, increasing by 30 second increments thereafter.

No entries.

Peanut Scale – Any type, any period, 13″ maximum wingspan or 9″ maximum length. Total highest three of six flights for score.

Peanut Scale
  1 2 3 4 5 6 Score Plane
1 Jose Pereira 55 40 53 61 60 54 176 Lacy

Dimescale – Any type, any period, 16″ maximum wingspan, no scale or bonus points. Total highest three of six flights for score.

No entries.

Phantom Flash – Per kit or plan, plastic or wood prop. May be hand launched. Total highest three of six flights for score.

Phantom Flash
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Score
1 Hope Finn 60 60 60 90 120 150 109 360

One thought on “Contest Report, 25th Worldwide Postal Competition, 2016-2017

  1. Dunno what the answer is. Remember back then they used to get nearly 400 entries in 1/2 A gas FF at the NATS? The AMLA had 500,000 members back in 1930!
    There were kits in every corner store, lots of great magazines , vacant spaces where you could fly, the excitement of seeing real aeroplanes flying around… every kid wanted to be pilot!

    Thanks to you and the folks that DID have the fun of participating in the REAL modeling!

    Uncle Bill

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