Pylon Racing
Typical Models

The most important rules from the FAI sporting code (ask your local FAI representatives for a complete copy of the current rules):

  • Battery pack: 7 Sub-C type NiCd cells, in 1997: max. weight: 425 g.
  • Weight: 1.25 kg (max.).
  • Wing Loading: 7.5 kg/m (max.).
  • Typical Values for a F5D Model:

  • Wing Span: 1.0 m
  • Wing Area: 0.13 m
  • Engine: 350 W
  • Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Airfoils: MH 30, MH 32, MH 33, MH 43

  • A typical F5D pylon racing model (1996).

    Kits of F5D models

     

    Manufacturer Model wing span
    [m]
    wing area
    [m]
    Airfoil
    Simprop Edago 980 0.147 MH 43
    Raz Faz 800 0.071 MH 43
    Graupner Race Rat 1000 ? ?
    Mini Viper 770 ? ?
    Shark 900 0.09 MH 43

    see also: News from Nuremberg 1997: Graupner Shark pylon racer

    Last update of this page: 10.1.1997

    Last modification of this page: 08.09.03

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