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What is "Multi Launch" ?

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Airwave

I see this popping up from time to time, and *cof* am far too lazy to go read any rules on it.but would like to know, What is Multi Launch ? please keep it simple, I r a Glider pilot . . . 

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Austin

Its a contest where F3J, Open, F3k, DLG, Electric powered models all compete in the same contest at the same time.

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Airwave

That sounds clever, How does a chap with a Blaster compete against a proper "4M competition sailplane" (Red, obviously) ?

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Austin

The chap with the Blaster gets four launches in each slot and all 4 flights can be added together, the chap with the red 4m gets one.

There are lots of other things involved so Ill post the actual scoring rules.9. Scoringa) For gliders, other than hand launched gliders, timing of the flight starts from when the model leaves the towline OR when the slot period of 10 minutes commences, whichever comes later.B) For electric models, timing of the flight starts from when the power is cut to the motor or when the slot period of 10 minutes commences, whichever comes later. Note timing is from motor off, NOT from when the model is first launched.c) For hand launched gliders, timing of the flight starts from when the model leaves the launcher’s hand or when the slot period of 10 minutes commences, whichever comes later.d) One point is awarded for each second of flight time.e) Timing of the flight stops when any part of the model touches the ground or touches any object or person on the ground.f) For models, other than hand launched gliders, only the final attempt at a flight counts for scoring. For hand launched gliders, four launches are allowed in each 10 minute slot period and the flight times from these four attempts are cumulative to give the final flight score for such gliders. For these hand launched gliders a 2 second bonus will be added to the flight time of their second, third and fourth flights. This is to recognise the time lost in a landing and a re-launch.g) A penalty of 30 points will be deducted from the flight score for overflying the end of the 10 minute slot time. In addition no landing bonus points are awarded if the model over-flys the 10 minute slot period. If the over-fly exceeds one minute a zero score will be recorded. 47h) The landing target will be a graduated circle giving bonus points which get added to the flight score.

The measurement is made from the nose of the model to the centre of the landing target. Nose within 2.5 metres – 50 points, within 5 metres – 40 points, within 7.5 metres – 30 points, within 10 metres – 20 points, within 12.5 metres – 10 points. Further away than 12.5 metres results in no added bonus points for the landing.

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EssexBOF

Tried to find the rules for ML as to whether there is a fly off or not as some comps do not have one whilst others do. Confused!

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