The 2019 editions of the following documents are applicable:
- FAI Sporting Code Section 4 Aeromodelling - Volume F9 Drone Sport
- FAI Sporting Code Section 4 Aeromodelling - Volume CIAM general rules
- FAI General Section
- FAI Code of Ethics
AIRCRAFT MODEL REQUIREMENTS MULTIROTOR
- WEIGHT & SIZE: Each multirotor must have all the equipment necessary to flight and must not exceed 1kg with battery included. Maximum size must not pass over 330 mm distance between axes.
- MOTORS: Only electric motors are allowed with a maximum voltage of 25,5 volts (6S). The voltage must be checked before every flight.
- PROPELLERS: Maximum diameter: 6 inch (15.2 cm). Metal propellers are forbidden. Any propeller protection device is forbidden. A tolerance of 1% is going to be given either for weight, measures and battery voltage.
- BATTERIES: According to 2019 F9U rules, 6 cell batteries up to 4.25V per cell (total 25.5V) are allowed. Charge of the battery may be measured before each race.
RADIO CONTROL EQUIPMENT
The recommended frequency band is 2,4 GHz. Any 2.4 GHz radio control equipment may be used. Competitors may also be authorized to use other equipment, such as for example TBS Crossfire module (868 MHz and/or 433 MHz).
Competitors will be requested to mention the frequencies they will use prior race.
The video system is based on 5.8 GHz frequencies. The VTX should be a quality one, with 25mW output power. The power and the spread channel on the band could be measured ahead of each race.
Competitors must bring their own video receiver (googles) and antennas
Important: all videos (DVR) races will be saved automatically.
Note: Any competitor who does not respect the maximum emission power or other restriction for use of the video transmitters defined by the organiser may be disqualified from the contest.
LED LIGHT UNIT
LED lights unit are allowed, but are not mandatory.
ELECTRONIC TIMING SYSTEM
The organiser will use Immersion RF LapTimer.
- Fail-safe is mandatory
- Use of automatic piloting systems is forbidden.
- Crash recovery / Turtle mode are allowed.
Each model shall carry the national identification mark followed by the FAI Sporting Licence ID number (or the National FAI licence). The letters and numbers must be at least 6 mm high and appear at least once on each model
Any protest must be presented in writing and must be accompanied by a deposit fee of 50 Euros. The deposit is returned only if the protest is upheld.
FAI SPORTING LICENCE - FAI DRONE PERMISSION
Each competitor must possess a valid FAI Sporting License or FAI Drone permission.
The official languages will be English and French.
- Bruno DELOR (FRA)
- Frederic THEUREL (FRA)
- One jury members will be nominated from the competitors. An alternate jury member will also be nominated for the competitor jury member, to serve on the jury when considering any protest involving this competitor jury member.