Revised Version of the 2017 edition of the Sporting Code Volume F3 – FPV Racing published

technical notices

Please be advised that a Revised Version of the 2017 edition of the Sporting Code Volume F3 – FPV Racing has been published.

This will provide essential revised rules for the 2017 World Cups.

The Revised Version can be downloaded from the Documents page.

CIAM Technical Secretary
 26 March 2017

Hat-trick: World's best indoor radio-controlled aerobatic pilot wins FAI World Championships for a record third time

Gernot BruckmannGernot Bruckmann (left), a professional radio-controlled aeromodel pilot from Austria, won gold at the 2017 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft in France, when it finished at the weekend. The win came after a close-fought week-long competition that was held at the Rotonde Gymnasium in Strasbourg between 19-25 February 2017.


Women with wings: Meet Drone Pilot GaYeon Mo

IMGL0659-copyMeet 17-year-old Korean drone pilot GaYeon Mo, whose years of Taekwondo and Wushu training showed her she could take on the boys and win!


CIAM Flyer (1-2017): Formula 1 was Yesterday Today is all about Drone Racing

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Drone pilot Vincent Delcommene outraces the competition to win the first ever FPV Racing World Cup

Vincent DelcommeneCongratulations Vincent Delcommene (also known as VINCBEE): the first FPV Racing World Cup champion.


CIAM Flyer (6-2016) - Short Climb, Long Glide

CIAM Flyer_6-2016_sIn recent years, electric flying has seen the totally unspectacular emergence of a new electric glider class (F5J). It is characterised by its large (maximum span of 4 m) but very lightweight RC glider models (800 to 1500 g) equipped with relatively small electric motors (approx. 500 W).


FAI takes the lead in the rise of the drone sports

Example 151021_FT_Drone.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2The FAI, World Air Sports Federation, is putting itself at the centre of the international discussions about drones and drone sports as they happen around the world.


FAI joins the International Drone Sports Conference in Korea!

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As part of its announcement for driving global drone sports, FAI is attending the International Drone Sports Conference in Pyeongchang, Korea, together with Korean Federation for Aeromodelling, Kama, which is a Member of FAI.


FAI takes important steps for global drone sports

drone pilotAs the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.


FAI Meet NAA and AMA modellers in Muncie, USA

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A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.


Europe Air Sports (EAS) & FAI - Response to EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

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Model flying is an activity which is as old as manned aviation itself. Many of the aviation pioneers developed their designs on the basis of tests conducted using models and model aircraft remain an important element of aerospace education.