All Freeflight friends around the globe are invited to take part in this new developed freeflight postal event in remembrance of the great Ukrainian sportsman Victor Stamov, who died last year.
VSM is not taking place as usual day contest with thermal picking to fly a Max, where you have to drive to a World Cup far away to a flying field to compare with the best, but in VSMeverybody decide individually, when, where and how often he fly in the morning straight after the sunrise in dead air without thermal assistance, to measure only glide performance of your model and in case of available altimeter, also the glide rate. VSM will be a self running contest with online registration and online results/ data entering and can be flown several timesbetween July, 1st 2014 and June, 30th 2015. More details you find under www.vsmsunrise.org or on Facebook.
You go out alone or with friends together with a timekeeper at any morning to any fled field and make 5 (minimum 4) unlimited flights in dead calm air to the ground beginning at sunrise until latest 2 hours after sunrise. Also special sunrise contests are possible and can be offered separate or the day before / after other contests.
The flight with the highest and the lowest time will be cancelled
the average of the remaining 3 flights will be calculated as final result
in case of only 4 flights, the not flown flight will be cancelled as 0 of lowest time
You can fly in „normal“ classesF1A, B, C, Q, G, H, P-30 or in innovative VSM classes with usual models, but small restrictions to fly also on smaller fields with lower performance.
F1A-50 or F1H-50 –> launch with 50m line without gaining height by acceleration
F1B-E -> rubber models without variable pitch propeller
F1Q-3 -> start of a F1Q model with energy of max 3 Joule/ sec (regular 5 Joule/sec)
Online registration, enter flying results and additional data (some are mandatory, some on volunteer basis) and transfer of VSM fee 2€ in European SEPA states by bank transfer (cost you no extra fee) or per PAYPAL by addition of 0,5€ fee per transfer to cover the cost.
Results and ranking will be found online under www.vsmsunrise.org/Results .
Until now freeflight friends in 30 countries around the world has committed to help as VSM country coordinator - list see www.vsmsunrise.org/Content/presentations/VSMorganisation.pdf .
This VSM series is coordinated also with Liudmila Stamova and she supports VSM. Thanks to all helper, especially Shlomi Rosenzweig (USA) for building this helping website www.vsmsunrise.org.
In case of queries please ask your friends or your country coordinator, as last step fill in the contact form under www.vsmsunrise.org/Contact, if queries relate to registration/ entering results data.
So wake up early and go out for VSM flying - that the new way of freeflight!