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Old 10-03-2007, 02:49 PM
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Would my Super Skybolt arf or my Seagull Extra 260 (63" wingspan) qualify to fly in IMAC sportsman or above?
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skybolt, no. extra 260, yes.
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If the Super Skybolt is within 10% of scale, it'd be legal (2nd one down): http://www.execulink.com/~gca/sub/aircraft.htm

Same deal for the 260 of course, although I've never seen or heard of the scale deviation being checked or protested at a contest.

You posted the wingspan... there is no rule in IMAC regarding the size of the aircraft (although it's a common misconception).

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:02 AM
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I posted the wingspan to show which extra it was . So by 10%, I assume if my model's wingspan is 10% or more than the size of the full scale it qualifies?
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So by 10%, I assume if my model's wingspan is 10% or more than the size of the full scale it qualifies?

No... the wingspan determines the scale of the model, say 27%. Now once the scale is set, all other dimensions such as length, height, stab span, wing chord, etc must also be 27% of the full scale, +/-10% deviation. So, say the length should be 54" to be perfectly scale, the length can vary plus/minus 5.4" (10% of 54" )... so the length can be anywhere from 48.6" to 59.4" and still be "within 10% of scale".

That being said though, I've never seen that checked or enforced except at the TOC.
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Okay, so my skybolt IS legal. The full scale steen skybolt has an upper wingspan of 24'. The model is 57". The model would only need roughly 2.4' or 28" to be 10% scale. So assuming all the other dimensions are with 10% of the wingspan scale (roughly 1/5 scale) it would be legal.

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Would my Super Skybolt arf or my Seagull Extra 260 (63" wingspan) qualify to fly in IMAC sportsman or above?

Both legal and can fly in any imac class.

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