Re: Western Front Rhinebeck

Guy Fawcett (
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 12:00:05 -0600 (MDT)

> FAI used to reward folks for selecting more "difficult" subjects both in
craftsmanship and flyability. They no longer do, I think. Too bad as I think
this helped to create a more "open" competition. Of course, the heavy metal
guys probably complained that the WWI guys had an unfair advantage :-0

FAI still awards these bonus points and the very thing you said about Heavy
Metal Pilots complaining about the unfairness is true.

I think that the thing that started this conversation though was not so much
changing the way the Masters works but by creating the western equivalent of a
contest oriented to WWI scale anf leave all the arguements about unfair period
advantages out of it.

Larry and I have kicked this competition horse to death repeatedly and still
haven't come close to really having any kind of solution that more then 10
people at a time would be happy with :-).

As to whether magazine coverage would create a bigger contingent of WWI it
might interest a few people but you'll just have to relize us WWI modellers are
eccentric :-)

Tally ho