CIAM F5 proposal 2017 [1 Attachment]
The German proposal seems like a good idea and with airframe size it would be a good idea to open it up to F5B size airframes but my preference would be to completely do away with the class as a FAI class in a attempt to increase F5B numbers. Beginners classes should be a local comp thing as we do and not a FAI class. The section about the limiter needs work and a little bit of thought.
The energy consumption of the motor shall not exceed 900 Watt x min. An electronic device shall limit (or at least monitor) the energy consumption.
The wording "or at least monitor" suggests an energy sensor can be fitted and monitor energy but this then needs a additional section of ruling regarding checking energy used after the flight by the time keeper and then what penalty to be applied if over the 900W/min limit?
If it is intended as a beginners class then is a limiter really a good idea? No problem in my mind but I do remember some experienced pilots not wanting a limiter in F5B and F5J due to not being able to restart the motor when landing their glider.
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