For the first time in 2018, the Alice Springs Masters Games will feature Model Aircraft Flying. Aeromodellers from all over the country (and some from abroad) will compete in scale aerobatics, gliding and vintage old timers over a week of competition. Registrations are open (age 35+), so put 13-20 October 2018 in your calendar and come and experience flying in Central Australia as part of the biggest Masters Games in the country.
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Scale aerobatic aircraft will be flown in the IMAC (International Miniature Aerobatic Club) classes. If you are new to IMAC, there is a Basic category that anyone can enter. Visit the Australian Scale Aerobatics Association for more details.
The gliding competition will be run under international F5J rules, with powered gliders using using electric motors to climb to a pre-determined height within 30 seconds and then attempting to find naturally occurring thermals to extend their flight to 10 minutes. There are two categories of competition and a Radian or Easy Glider will see you in with a chance of a medal.
Vintage Old Timer competitions for both internal combustion and electric power will be held, with Texaco and Duration events for both types, while Gordon Burford and 1/2A Texaco will be held for I.C. and electric respectively. All events will be held under MAAA Section 5 rules, however both Texaco events will allow “Old Timer” models (up to December 1942) to compete alongside the “Antique” (up to December 1938) models.
Feel free to PM me for more information or visit the website above. On site camping facilities are available.