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« on: June 13, 2008, 06:11:29 AM »

Where can I find the restrictions for the catapult for jet catapult scale?

I believe it is a 6" dowel with maximum 9" loop of 1/4" rubber. But where is this mentioned and in which rule book?
And to make sure: a 9" loop is made from 18" strip, right?

Attached is my first jet catapult scale model, an 8" wingspan fokker S.14
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 10:18:21 AM »

Fine looking Jet Cat Scale, it's good to see some fine examples of this activity.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 11:42:12 AM »

As this is an FAC event, FAC may well have their own rules regarding the catapult sizes.

The customary rules for 'regular' catapult glider are presently under review as they state, specifically, a loop made from an 18" length of 1/4" rubber strip. Therefore alternative loops of 1/8' and 3/16", etc are technically illegal although used frequently for smaller models ... but the review hopes to open up the regulation to any size rubber up to 1/4" in width.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 11:22:19 PM »

That is a very nice looking model ... very nicely finished and looks well-made, too. Please ... do tell us how it flies when you try it out?

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 11:13:57 PM »

`Wout,
`I just checked the 2008 FAC rule book and there is no mention of a catapult limitation so you can use what ever you want to get the bird up.

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