Typhoon Race 2017 F3F World Cup

27, 28, 29 October 2017, Taiwan

Organizer: Taiwan RC Slope Glider Association

Registration deadline remaining

Sponsors

* Bulletin 1  (PDF)

News

The Contest

The contest will be conducted according to FAI rules for F3F slope soaring

 

FAI Sport Code, Section 4, Volume F3 Radio Control Soaring Model Aircraft 2017 edition (PDF)

 

Each pilot is allowed to register three models for the contest. A minimum of four (4) rounds must be flown for the competition to be valid. In this case the lowest round score of each competitor will be discarded. If more than fourteen rounds were flown, the two lowest round scores will be discarded. The remaining results are added to obtain the final score which will determine the position of the pilot in the final classification.

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Contest Director: Frank Kao

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Schedule:

      Thursday October 26th -

      08:00 ~ 17:00 Practice

      18:00 ~ 20:00 Processing and registration

      18:00 ~ 22:00 Model Certification

                   18:00 Taiwan pilots

                   19:00 HongKong pilots

                   20:00 Non-Asia pilots

                   21:00 Korea & Singapore pilots

      21:30 ~ 22:00 Team Manager Briefing

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      Friday October 27th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing

      08:00 ~ 17:00    Day 1, Round

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      Saturday October 28th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing

      08:00 ~ 17:00    Day 2, Round

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      Sunday October 29th -

      07:50 ~ 08:00    Pilot briefing

      08:00 ~ 15:00    Day 3, Round

      17:30 ~ 21:00    Prize Giving

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Official Language:

English / Chinese

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Radio Frequencies:

72.00 ~ 72.99 MHz  /  2.4G (Recommend)

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Official Language: English / Chinese

Registration

Due to the availability of time for competition, the number of contestants is limited to 70. Maximum contestants of each country are:

 

Hong Kong : 15

Korea : 15

Singapore : 5

Taiwan : 15

Others : 20

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Entry Fee:

CCompetition fee: US$65 , This covers participation to the competition access to the flight contest field, souvenirs and insurance

 

Banquet fee (Optional): US$40 , This covers participation to the Banquet in the evening of 29th October 2017

 

Fees are net amount. All bank charges shall be responsible by the payer. All fees are non-refundable.

 

Contestants of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore can be decided by each country's F3F association and register these contestants by group registration.

 

Other country's contestants (including above countries) that want to participate in this competition have to register via the official website.

 

Registration is only confirmed by successful payment of competition fee.

 

Registration start from  April 15, 11:00 PM (GMT+8), and end  May 15th 2017, 11:00  PM (GMT+8).

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May 16th, 2017

May 16th, 2017 will be the announcement of the official contestants list and the waiting list. If there are still vacancies from each group's reserved quota, the vacancies will be filled from the waiting list according to priority.

 

June 15th, 2017

June 15th, 2017 is the Deadline to transfer the competition fee. If the contestants do not successfully transfer the competition fee by June 15th, 2017, they will be cancelled from the official contestants list and filled from the waiting list.

 

June 22th, 2017

Waiting registration deadline (qualifications & conditions). Announce substituted pilots to be official contestants.

 

July 15th, 2017

Deadline for substituted contestants to transfer competition fee. If substituted contestants cannot successfully transfer the competition fee by July 15th, 2017, they will be cancelled from the contestants list. July 15th is the last day of registration. Registration is only confirmed by successful full payment of competition fee to the following bank account or by Paypal.

 

July 22th, 2017

Announcement, Final list of competitors TR 2017.

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Inward Remittance Information

Beneficiary A/C : 163540242605

Beneficiary Name : Taiwan RC Slope Glider Association

Beneficiary Bank : CTBC Bank CO., LTD. / Tun Nan Branch

SWIFT : CTCBTWTP 163

Bank ADD : No.68, Sec. 2, Tunhua South Rd., Taipei City 106, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Bank TEL : 886-2-23253616

 

Paypal : steve@gtek.com.tw

Teams Awards

Each team consists of 3 competitors. Team members do not have to come from the same country. Each competitor can only belong to one team. You do not have to fly as a team, but if you would like to, please include the team name in the registration form.

The Prizes

Trophies, special prizes sponsored by r/c manufacturers.

 

Champion:To be announced

1st Runner-up:To be announced

2nd Runner-up:To be announced

Best Run:To be announced

Team Award:To be announced (Three men team)

Longpan, Kenting, located at the southern tip of Taiwan, is a huge area of grassland and hanging cliff, 105 meters above sea level with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Every October, with the seasonal north-easterly wind, 10 to 20 meters per second, F3F competition at the site is a must for every F3F enthusiasts.

 

With an almost perfect slope and favorable wind condition, many competitors worldwide have clocked sub- 30seconds rounds in Longpan. Locally we achieved a sub-25 second round in October 2013.

 

Longpan, Kenting is a huge area of grassland & hanging cliff that stretches to the horizon. On its east side is the Pacific Ocean. This area is made of coral reef cliff, and there are limestone caves underneath the red topsoil. It's the best place for you to enjoy the sunrise, the sunset, the afterglow and the starry night sky.

 

The venue of the contest is Longpan, Kenting which is located at the southern tip of Taiwan. The flying site is 100 meters above sea level with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. For more information, please see Google Maps or Google Street View

Kenting Longpan coordinates: ( 21°55'40.99" N , 120°50'45.13" E ) or ( 21.928053 N , 120.845869 E )

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The Weather

According to Taiwan Central Weather Bureau meteorological record, the average temperature in October at Kenting is 25 degree Celsius and the average wind speed is 10~20 m/s northeast, the most favorable condition for F3F.

History

The new world record 24.58" by Mr.O

The Slope: Longpan, Kenting

Accommodation

We recommend overseas pilots to stay in this hotel for logistics reason. We have arranged group discount for pilots.

Kenting Hooyai Hotel

( Chinese web page / English web page )

Address: No. 1180, Heng Kong Rd., Heng-chun,

Pingtung County, Taiwan

TEL: (886-8) 8896589

FAX: (886-8) 8892404

Double Twin for 2, NT$2,000/night, breakfast  included.

(Order form)

Email: agina@hooyai.com.tw

How to get there?   ( Google Map )

 

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Transportation

It will be a lot easier to use a rental car during your stay here. We have pre-arranged a rental car deal with Car-Plus for all pilots.

       (CARPLUS Introduction)

Please contact:

Ms. Yu-Ting Yang

TEL: +886-7-802-2148

FAX: +886-7-806-6648

Cell: +886-972691677

Email: siaogang@car-plus.com.tw

Using this form: (Carplus Car Rental Form).

 

From Taipei International Airport (TPE)

TPE Airport - Rental Car - Hotel

1.Please take the shuttle service between TPE airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taoyuan Station.  (PDF)

2.Find Car-Plus kiosk within Taoyuan Station to pick up your rental car.

3.Drive to Kenting Hooyai Hotel. Trip is 427 KM.

4.How to get there: (Google Map).

 

From Kaohsiung International Airport.(KHH)

The route from Kaohsiung International Airport to the hotel is about 96 kilometers or 60 miles,

the trip takes about 2.5 hours.

There's no direct bus in between. The options for pilots are:

1.Rental car (Recommend) - (Location) , As detailed above.

2.Taxi is about NT$3,500 (US$125), fits only 2 with gliders and other personal belongings.

3.How to get there? (Google Map)

   If you have any question please contact

Steve Chang : stevegigijoe@yahoo.com.tw

Gordon Tseng : tkt08090@gmail.com

Jeff Tan : jeffttg@gmail.com

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