RCU Forums - View Single Post - Scale Combat Wingspan rules?
View Single Post
Old 11-19-2009, 11:37 PM
  #1  
ddemu
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Shelley, ID
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Scale Combat Wingspan rules?

I'm just getting into combat flying. I'm looking at flying Open-B because ti will be faster & cheaper to start with, but prefer to fly scale and will work up to that.

I fully support AMA, but I'm wondering why the 40" minimum wingspan would be set for scale when there don't appear to be any kits of that size in existance?

Kit producers seem to be disappearing at a reat of several a year. I'm wondering why the AMA would adopt a rule that effectively pushes more kit manufactuers out of business as they likely will choose NOT to re-tool to the enlarged size planes.

I can understand allowing larger planes (+10%), but why impose a minimum wingspan that is larger than the 1/12 scale the event was instituted upon?