And I thought
3d was good, 'Artisitic Aerobatics' looks to be the next wave
in radio control model helicopter flying. F3C has (and continues)
to do a lot for the hobby, but I think 'Artistic Aerobatics' can
exceed F3C in the future. The basic rules are that the pilot selects
a 3 to 4 minute music piece, and then prepares a flight to fit
with the music, and that's about it. In 2005 the FAI World Air
Games are going to feature 'Artistic Aerobatics', with we expect
up to 8 national team members being allowed. This really opens
up the international competition scene and gives more pilots an
opportunity to represent their country.
intial resources to gather more information on Artistic Aerobatics.
As the situation evolves, more and more information will be available
Full set of
rules, in the minutes of the 2001 CIAM Plenary meeting. Including
a compulsory schedule.
A report on the first artistic
aerobatics competition. Mainly F3A, but including World Champion Christophe
Dedicated Email Exchange
list (includes famous pilots from over 30 different countries around the World).
The official FAI site on
Artistic Aerobatics, including Plane and Helicopter disciplines.
Control Helicopters, Learning, Beginners, Advanced,
3d, F3C, FAI, artistic aerobatics, hovering, competitions,
flips, loops, rolls, inverted, UK, USA, 3d masters,
Hirobo, Kalt, XL, X-Cell, OS, Robbe, JR Vigor, Bergen,
Curtis Youngblood, Jason Krause, Bob Johnston