Blue Max event rules 96

Guy Fawcett (
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 11:44:33 -0600 (MDT)

As requested these are the expanded and enhanced event rules comments would be

Offers to spread the word to US groups outlined by Doug is accepted. Go to it
Doug :-).

In answer to Thayer I had sent info on the electric event to both Goyer (R/C
Scale) and Atwood (MAN) with no response. Martin Irvine was going to mention
the Electric Event in the next coloumn of his in Electric Flight International.
Now with a new format I will approach both again to try and get a response.

Foreign Legionnaires of the Air..............Knights of the Sky
We need YOU, your AEROPLANES and your SKILL
Join us on the field of battle August 17th and 18th, ****1996***
The Aerodrome location for this event will be in the Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada area next year in order to allow time for preparation.
Form a squadron, form a flight or come as a lone wolf, but come,
to the first ever exclusivly World War One scale event in the Edmonton area.
The modeller who proves himself the most worthy of our praise will
be declared a Flying Ace and awarded the Pour le Merite.

***** In Pursuit of the BLUE MAX*******

We need the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service,
the Imperial German Air Service the French Aviation Militare the
Italian Air Service and any other participating airforce in the
first great air war. Your aircraft only has to meet one requirement
it must be a scale model of a full size man carrying aircraft that saw
some service with one of the warring parties engaged in fighting WWI during the
period 1914 to 1918.

The event will be anything you want it to be. On
Friday the 16th there will be a static display held at an
acrerage near Edmonton. If you choose to enter the
static judging fine if you just want to hang out with
other modeller's and show off your WWI creations that
will be fine too :-) come one and all. On the two flying
days we will have the three competition events on one
flight line and at the same time provide a flight line
strictly for fun flying just get your transmitter from the
inpound and fly.

The competition side will be composed of four events.
Any competitor has the choice of entering one or all of
the events. The brave soles who compete in all the
events and proves himself the most worthy of our
praise will be declared a Flying Ace and awarded the
Pour le Merite.

What follows are descriptions of all the proposed events that I plan
to include in this contest of skills.

Manufacturer's Competition.
In this event the contestant must be the Builder of the Model.
All static judging is preformed with the model located in the
center of a 10' circle and the score is out of 60 points evenly
divided into outline (20), colour and markings (20) and
craftsmanship (20). Once placed in the centre of the circle no
will touch the plane until judging is complete. After judging
is complete each aircraft must preform one demonstration flight
will be required to prove product viability and be eligible for
the award. The following is the format for the Judging Criteria
being applied.
Outline Major errors-----Some Errors--------Perfect
Top view 0 1 2 3 4 5
Side view 0 1 2 3 4 5
Front view 0 1 2 3 4 5
Comparison to photos 0 1 2 3 4 5
Colour and Markings
Number of Colours on
prototype 1 2 3 4 5+
Major errors-----Some Errors--------Perfect
Colour match accuracy 0 1 2 3 4 5
Marking positioning 0 1 2 3 4 5
Properly simulated
surface textures. 0 1 2 3 4 5
Details 0 1 2 3 4 5
Hiding model
requirements 0 1 2 3 4 5
Pristine-----Moderate use---Heavy use
Weathering 1 2 3 4 5
Simple-----Some Complexity---Complex
Prototype complexity 1 2 3 4 5

Pilot's Test
This event is a made up of judged flight routines. Flight scores
are out of 60 and consist 9 maneuvers and a realism in flight
scored out of 6. No mandatory maneuvers are required each option is
at the discretion of the pilot but no duplicates are allowed in one
routine. A minimum of three flights will be flown at the event and
all scores totalled (missing a flight will mean a substanial loss
of points).

Ground Support Mission
This event is designed to simulate a typical WWI mission being
composed of a take-off, a bomb run on a transportation cross roads,
a simulated attack against 5 observation balloons (tethered at a
height of 10' by balsa sticks) and a simulated emergency landing
in a small field after recieving ground fire.
Points will be awarded for the following;
-Balloon busting 5 balloons 1 point each
-Bomb drop 1 point for each impact within 10' circle.
-Spot landing. 1 point for touch down with 10' circle

Duel of Eagles
This is a team event for determining the best aerial dogfight
simulation. Teams will be made up of two or more pilots. All
pilots not participating in the Duel being fought will watch
every other fight and score the performance on a scale of 1 to 6.
The teams will then be awarded ranks on the basis of the greatest
number of points. Scoring will include consideration for special
effects (visual and audio), realism and originality.

Flying Ace
Award for the overall Flying Ace will be made to the pilot that
accumulates the lowest overall total for placing in all events.
A pilot may only fly one airplane per event but his rankings for
all airplanes flown will be counted.

Example: four 1st places would be a total of 4
A 1st, a 2nd and two 3rds would be a 9

Manufacturer's Competition Wall plaque with skeletal structure
of a WWI airplane.
Pilot's Test Set of RFC wings.
Ground Support Mission Wall plaque with protruding bomb.
Duel of Eagles Williams Brothers MG on display base.
Flying Ace The Pour le Merite Medal.

Any interested parties should contact me as soon as possible to guage the
interest in such an event and allow sufficent planning time for the level
of anticipated attendence.

Contest Director
Guy Fawcett
Royal Canadian Scale Air Force