24, 25, 26 October 2014, Taiwan

Organizer: Taiwan RC Slope Glider Association
FAI 2014 F3F World Cup competition

Last updated Feb. 18, 2014
 



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News:

    *  Pilot list - URL link
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    *  Bulletin 1 - URL link
    *  Registration Entry Form - URL link




Introduction:

      Longpan, Kenting, which is located at the southern tip of Taiwan, is a huge area of lawn & hanging cliff that is about 100 meters above sea level. Each October, with the seasonal north-easterly wind at the speed between 10-22 m/s, F3F comp at the site became a must. Many pilots from Hong Kong and Taiwan have flown sub 30"rounds during these comps here. And we got a first sub-25"flight in Oct. 2013.




The Contest:

      The contest will be conducted according to FAI rules for F3F slope soaring
      FAI Sport Code, Section 4, Volume F3 Radio Control Soaring Model Aircraft 2014 edition
      Each pilot is allowed to register three models for the contest. The organizer will try to run as many rounds as possible. If more than three rounds were flown the lowest round score of each competitor will be discarded and the others added to obtain the final score which will determine his position in the final classification. If more than fourteen rounds were flown, the two lowest round scores will be discarded. The awards are for individuals. There will be an award for the best run and team awards.




Contest Director:




Schedule:
     

   Thursday October 23th -

      15:00 ~ 17:00 Processing and registration
      19:00 ~ 21:30 Processing and registration
      21:30 ~ 22:00 Team Manager Briefing
     

   Friday October 24th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing
      08:00 ~ 17:00    Day 1, Round
     

   Saturday October 25th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing
      08:00 ~ 17:00    Day 2, Round
     

   Sunday October 26th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing
      08:00 ~ 17:00    Day 3, Round
      19:00 ~ 21:00    Prize Giving




Official Language:

      English / Chinese




Radio Frequencies:

      72.00 ~ 72.99 MHz
      2.4G (Recommend)




Registration:

      Due to the availability of time for competition, the number of contestants is limited to 60. Maximum contestants of each country are:
      Hong Kong : 15
      Korea : 10
      Singapore : 6
      Taiwan : 15
      Others : 14
     
      Entry Fee:
      Competition fee: US$65 or Euro 50 , This covers participation to the competition access to the flight contest field, souvenirs and insurance
      Banquet fee (Optional): US$40 or Euro 30 , This covers participation to the Banquet in the evening of 26th October 2014
     
      Registration will start from January 1, 2014 to June 15, 2014.
     
      Registration is only confirmed by successful full payment of competition fee to the following bank account.
      Bank: The Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan
      Branch: Business Department
      Swift Code: SCSBTWTP
      Account Name: Michael Wei-Te Lee
      Account Number: 02203000504362




Teams Awards:

      Each team consists of 3 competitors. Team members do not have to come from the same country. Each competitor can only belong to one team. You do not have to fly as a team, but if you would like to, please include the team name in the registration form.




The Slope: Longpan, Kenting

      Longpan, Kenting is a huge area of grassland & hanging cliff that stretches to the horizon. On its east side is the Pacific Ocean. This area is made of coral reef cliff, and there are limestone caves underneath the red topsoil. It's the best place for you to enjoy the sunrise, the sunset, the afterglow and the starry night sky.
      The venue of the contest is Longpan, Kenting which is located at the southern tip of Taiwan. The flying site is 100 meters above sea level with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. For more information, please see Google Maps or Google Street View
Kenting Longpan coordinates: ( 21°55'40.99" N , 120°50'45.13" E ) or ( 21.928053 N , 120.845869 E )












The Weather:

      According to Taiwan Central Weather Bureau meteorological record, the average temperature in October at Kenting is 25 degree Celsius and the average wind speed is 10~20 m/s northeast, the most favorable condition for F3F.




The Prizes:

      Trophies, special prizes sponsored by r/c manufacturers.
      Champion: To be announced
      1st Runner-up: To be announced
      2nd Runner-up: To be announced
      Best Run: To be announced
      Team Award: To be announced (Three men team)




History:

      The new world record 24.58" by Mr.O ( VIDEO - Link )
  

          




Accommodation:

      We recommend overseas pilots to stay in this hotel for logistics reason. We have arranged group discount for pilots.
      Kenting Hooyai Hotel ( Chinese web page / English web page )
      Address: No. 1180, Heng Kong Rd., Heng-chun, Pingtung County, Taiwan
      TEL: (886-8) 8896589
      FAX: (886-8) 8892404
      Double Twin for 2, NT$2,000/night, breakfast included.
      Order form
      Email: agina@hooyai.com.tw
      How to get there? ( Google Map )




Transportation

      It will be a lot easier to use a rental car during your stay here. We have pre-arranged a rental car deal with Car-Plus for all pilots.
      CARPLUS Introduction
      Please contact:
      Ms. Yu-Ting Yang
      TEL: +886-7-802-2148
      FAX: +886-7-806-6648
      Cell: +886-972691677
      Email: siaogang@car-plus.com.tw
      Using this form: Carplus Car Rental Form.
     
From Taipei International Airport (TPE)
     
      TPE Airport - Taiwan High Speed Rail - Rental Car - Hotel
  1. Please take the shuttle service between TPE airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taoyuan Station.
    http://gccil.linc.hinet.net/download/airportToHighSpeedRail.pdf
  2. Take Taiwan High Speed Rail from Taoyuan Station to Zouying Station. The trip is about 100 minutes.
    http://www5.thsrc.com.tw/en/ticket/tic_time_search.asp
  3. Find Car-Plus kiosk within Zouying Station to pick up your rental car.
    http://www.car-plus.com.tw/ugC_Branch_Detail.asp?hidBranchCatID=2&hidBranchID=21
  4. Drive to Kenting Hooyai Hotel. Trip is 105 KM.
  5. How to get there: Google Map.
      TPE Airport - Rental Car - Hotel
  1. Please take the shuttle service between TPE airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taoyuan Station.
    http://gccil.linc.hinet.net/download/airportToHighSpeedRail.pdf
  2. Find Car-Plus kiosk within Taoyuan Station to pick up your rental car.
    http://www.car-plus.com.tw/ugC_Branch_Detail.asp?hidBranchCatID=2&hidBranchID=6
  3. Drive to Kenting Hooyai Hotel. Trip is 427 KM.
  4. How to get there: Google Map.
From Kaohsiung International Airport.(KHH)
     
      The route from Kaohsiung International Airport to the hotel is about 96 kilometers or 60 miles,
      the trip takes about 2.5 hours.
      There's no direct bus in between. The options for pilots are:
  1. Rental car (Recommend) - Location , As detailed above.
  2. Taxi is about NT$3,500 (US$125), fits only 2 with gliders and other personal belongings.
  3. How to get there? ( Google Map )




Documentation:

   *  Bulletin 1 - URL link
   *  Registration Entry Form - URL link




Contact:

      If you have any question please contact
      Steve Chang : stevegigijoe@yahoo.com.tw
      Michael Lee : lee.wtm@gmail.com