RETROPLANE – Participation’s criteria
For a smooth handling of the RETROPLANE meeting, number and duration of flights, frequency management, conviviality, custom prizes, sponsored prizes ... The pilot limit has been fixed to 60 entries.
Following the large number of entries and in order to make a qualitative selection, the following criteria must absolutely be respected to participate, this, in order to give a chance for everyone, and mostly the highly motivated and dynamic builders.
Important information about registration:
At registration, all gliders must be completed and ready to fly, please do not register a work in progress. all gliders must be completed prior to registration. We have noticed that 9 out of 10 participants who register unfinished gliders cancel, this results in people who wish to participate and who have a finished glider being unable to do so.
The participant must have builded himself his glider, start to finish
The models too simple, requiring only some work hours, with bad finishing can be refused by the organizer after checking photos
The wing span should be at least 3m or a 1/4 scale model
What models can take part ?
- Scale models which have been constructed in wood and fabric or tube and fabric, steel, with a varnished wood or painted fabric finish according to plans or kit which themselves reproduce gliders in wood, tubes and fabric or steel.
In the spirit of quality, gliders must:
- Have a fully set cockpit, instrument panel, flying yoke(s) and various interior components.
For the traditional fuselage exhibition on the Friday:
What models cannot take part?
- Scale model that reproduce a glider with fibreglass fuselage and/or composite material wings
For safety reasons, limited flying and landing zones, large number of gliders and public on site, the weight limit for all the gliders has been fixed to 20Kgs (44Lbs)
Models that seem too simple, needing only a few hours of work, with basic/bad finishing, can be refused by the event organiser based on photo evidence.
Gliders turn over:
No more than 3 participations with the same glider. For example, a glider who has participated in 2007 will be able to participate in 2008 and 2009, but in 2010 the participant is required to submit a new glider. The goal is to keep the emulation and dynamism of the construction and not get tired of seeing for 5, 10 years ... The same gliders.
In a quality spirit, it is highly desirable:
- To have an scale cockpit, control panels, control yokes, handles
These criteria are intended to move the meeting forward and to stay in the spirit of the traditional construction you can find on the forum and to submit models increasingly beautiful and original.