That a change to the rules for Open and 100S competitions can be agreed by a straightforward majority at an AGM
A requirement was put in place requiring a 2/3 majority for such rule changes. This was applicable in a period where there was serious instability in such rules and this is no longer the case. A simple majority applies to ELG and Multi-launch rules so applying to all class rules simplifies and makes for consistency.
Committee Proposal Two
That in the Multilaunch rules the following text is inserted in the appropriate place: “Where a competitor enters two classes of model at an event, only one score, the highest, will be used to calculate the Multilaunch League Score.”
Committee Proposal Three
That in the Open and 100S rules, words be added such that when computing the final round scores the CD may, at his discretion, drop a round score after 4 rounds. An announcement as to whether a score will be dropped or not will be made at the pilots briefing prior to the first round
Most thermal soaring competitions use a dropped score, E soaring, F5J and Multilaunch after 4 rounds, F3J after 7 rounds and there is no mention of a difference between a 1 or 2 day competition. In some circumstances, like the Winter series, where it is a monthly competition league with no fly offs and a dropped round, it may be better not to have a dropped score, thus the caveat of giving the CD the required discretion.
Members Proposal One
That the launch settings for Electric models used in Multilaunch events, be raised from the current 150 metres to 175 metres.
To even up the launch heights so as they are more in line to winch launched moulded models that now predominate.
Proposed Brian Austin Barcs 230, Seconded Peter Mitchell Barcs 1568, R Potts Barcs 807 & Peter Hindle Barcs 228