Yeah, I agree!
I've been flying R/C more of late. This kind of flying could bring me back to C/L. There is something about a simple to build, and simple to fly scale airplane that would have a lot of appeal.
Scratch building wouldn't be too hard and just think of all of the varied rubber powered free flight scale kits that could be beefed up to take an .049.
Now If I could just find someone to launch for me at the local R/C club I might dabble in this event as well.