CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new
In most modelling disciplines where models have lately been propelled with combustion engines – be it model cars, model boats or, of course, model aircraft – there is now an electric alternative. The emergence of brushless motors powered by lithium-polymer batteries has, no doubt, been a turning point in the development of propulsion motors in aeromodelling.
Class F2, Control Line Flying, has not been exempt from this trend. Many competitors in Class F2B, Aerobatics, have already converted to electric motors. In Class F2D, Combat – where two pilots fly simultaneously, each towing a ribbon with the goal of cutting the opponent's ribbon with their propeller piece by piece – competitions with electrically powered models are also already being held. And in Control Line Speed, the new class Control Line Electric Speed (F2G) was created two years ago. I would like to use the following story to raise the profileof this class.
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