As I understand the process, eliminating a proposal at this stage indicates that the Contest Board considers a proposal unworhty of any further discussion or consideration at their level.
That is to say while the CB is willing to consider proposals that affect
the legal weight for AMA classes, they will not even consider a proposal that increases
the weight for AMA classes. I would like to see a justification of that position.
Same goes for the arming plug. There are two proposals- the NSRCA proposal which is similar to the FAI current position and the other similar to the original NSRCA proposal that met with opposition but did pass on the NSRCA rules survey. Looks like more pre-judgement to me. Of course the CB may have discussed all these proposals ad nauseum before taking the vote.
If any of the safety proposals pass, you cannot ignore them like we all do the weight rule at a local contest. If you do and there is an incident, your liability exposure as a club and a CD just went way up. After all, you, as a CD, bent the SAFETY rules and exposed your competitors to increased risk UNNECESSARILY. Or so the legal battle will go.
Relative to safety, at our contest this weekend, we checked failsafe operation. 5 planes out of 14 did not stop the prop(motor) or non-rolling idle(engine).