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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »

... make it easier for everyone to get a clear idea of what Dime Scale presently is.

I think the FARs are easier to understand...

LOL  Roll Eyes Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

I know right? It wasn't always quite as involved. Unfortunately as it is with most sets of rules, more people get involved, more people need more clarification, the clarification needs clarification, and so on, and so on....
Actually, As involved as it all is, I think that Dave Mitchell has done a great job of making everything cleaner with regards to the present set of rules.

Keep laughing, it's the only thing that makes it easier!  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2013, 02:06:56 PM »

Steve, George, and active FAC members,

Was perusing the online 2012-13 FAC rules and noticed that the descriptions for non-judged classes have changed.

The 2006 rules have "FAC" as a prefix to most of the classes originated by FAC, such as FAC Embryo Endurance, FAC Dime Scale, etc.

The new rules have the "FAC" prefix only for the judged Scale Events. The other classes have discontinued "FAC" in their descriptions.

Just wondering what the reason was for the change....anyone know?

Thanks  Smiley ,


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« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2013, 11:21:58 PM »

Gee I was born in 1950 and found the .05 and .10 cent kits when my father baught me a comet f4f to build around the age of 7 in 1957 ,
and never heard of the FAC untill I came to thies forums a few years ago !
 I took the dimeflyer handle because that was what most of the kit and plans I built were labled and all of them were 16" planes ?
  I never found any with shorter WS or with up to 20" WS and still haven't seen one yet ?
Shoild I maybe change my handle because I don't know any other way to describe my rubber powered planes or even most of the
electric planes I have schratch built or kit planes let alone the plans I have altered from original scales to be 16" WS ?
I only have built larger RC planes up to as big as the AMA call a model plane except a B17 of very large sice many moons ago,
with 4 brigs 5hp 4cycle engines on it that took two pilots to fly with RC equipment -I should give my cousin a lot of credit for
the $s put in and hard work in the building process - he and the plane are long gone and not even any pictures are left as
they were lost in an house fire a long time ago .
George
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2013, 09:36:50 PM »

That's too bad about the B-17. Must have been spectacular.

Keep the dimeflyer handle. It's great.  And you're allowed to fly other things too.

As far as the 20 inch "dime scale" models go, if you look on page 5 of the 1941 Comet catalog, you'll see a bunch of them:
http://parmodels.com/Comet%20Catalogs/1941%20Comet%20Catalog.pdf

15 inches was a common size as well:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4272
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3947

I think some of these smaller models are usually considered dime scale:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=536
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=281
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3964

Many of these are smaller than 16 inches:
http://www.easybuiltmodels.com/browse.htm#dime
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3833
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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2013, 11:46:15 PM »

Steve, George, and active FAC members,

Was perusing the online 2012-13 FAC rules and noticed that the descriptions for non-judged classes have changed.

The 2006 rules have "FAC" as a prefix to most of the classes originated by FAC, such as FAC Embryo Endurance, FAC Dime Scale, etc.

The new rules have the "FAC" prefix only for the judged Scale Events. The other classes have discontinued "FAC" in their descriptions.

Just wondering what the reason was for the change....anyone know?

Thanks  Smiley ,


Jim (6aw6)

Hi Jim,

The FAC prefix on many of the event names was dropped merely as a way to trim things up a bit.  One of the biggest complaints I heard when I took on the job of editing the 2012-2013 FAC rule book was that the dang thing was too long.  You pick the low hanging fruit first..... Grin

Dave Mitchell


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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2013, 11:53:29 AM »

Hi Dave, thanks very much for your explanation. Makes perfect sense  Smiley .

Just a thought, but it may be in the best interests of members here at HPA and other forums to use the "FAC" prefix for describing models in new posts featuring builds that are made to FAC rules specs. For instance, building a profile or or non-FAC NoCal model with a 18" WS won't help someone if they want to fly it in FAC contests. Also, the FAC prefix would have newbies asking about FAC....what it is, the reasons for the build rules, etc. Free PR, sort of  Smiley .

Jim (6aw6)   
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