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2018 DARTS Field Sailplane Contests

These are the 2018 DARTS contests held at the DARTS field, Twin Towers Park, Fairborn, Ohio
The exception is the OVSS Fall Roundup which will be held in Muncie, Indiana on October 6-7, 2018

All contests will be "mixed launch" (allowing the electric powered gliders to fly with the winch launch sailplanes). This of course does not include the pure Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) contests scheduled for June 9-10 and September22-23, 2018 which are by definition for electric launched models only. Also the F3RES contest of July 15 is for high start launched F5RES models only.

Real time altitude sensing devices (varios) are permited for all contests
with the exceptions of the MOSS ALES #3 and MOSS ALES #5
scheduled for June 9 and September 22, 2018,
and the 4 OVSS contests scheduled for August 11-12 and October 6-7, 2018.
These exceptions are noted in the detailed schedule below.

Most contests start mid morning, with equipment set up at 9:00 AM, then a pilots meeeting at 9:30 AM with the first round starting shortly there after. The exceptions are the 4 OVSS contests scheduled for August 11-12 and October 6-7, 2018 which start an hour earlier as noted below

No Fly dates: No sailplane flying on these dates as other non-sailplane activities are scheduled.
May 18, 19, 26       June 15, 16, 17,23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
July 1       Aug 3, 4, 5, 24, 25, 26       Sep 7, 8, 9       Oct 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

This schedule info is current as of 5-16-2018.
The results are current as of 5-20-2018 and include the DARTS May Club Contest.



day / date event CD
April . .
Sunday
April 22, 2018
DARTS April Club Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Winch Masters please set up winches so they are ready to go by 9:30 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
Norm Poti

results
May . .
Sunday
May 20, 2018

DARTS May Club Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Winch Masters please set up winches so they are ready to go by 9:30 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
Jerry Shape

results
June . .
Saturday
June 9, 2018
MOSS ALES #3 Contest
Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), 150 meter cutoff
location: DARTS field, Fairborn, OH
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local MOSS rule)
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, round 1 starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
MOSS

results
Sunday
June 10, 2018
DARTS June 10 ALES Contest
Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), 150 meter cutoff
location: DARTS field, Fairborn, OH
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, round 1 starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
DARTS

results
July . .
Saturday
July 7, 2018
DARTS RES Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, winch launced Rudder Elevator Spoiler (RES) models
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) with RES models 150 meter cutoff
AMA rules, TBD min maxes
25 foot landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point per 3 inches
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 9:00 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $20 per day or $30 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Ken Davidson

results
Sunday
July 8, 2018
DARTS Woody Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, winch launced Woody models
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) with woody models, 100 meter cutoff
TBD min maxes
25 foot landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point per 3 inches
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 9:00 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $20 per day or $30 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Ken Davidson

results
Sunday
July 15, 2018
DARTS F3RES Contest
F5RES rules
The club will provide 4 matched high starts and have them in place by 9:30 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
TBD

contest restults
August . .
Saturday
August 11, 2018
DARTS Unlimited OVSS - Saturday Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Electric launch sailplanes to emulate winch launches in terms of starting point
Electric launch sailplanes time starts at end of motor run
AMA rules, TBD min maxes, 100 inch landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point / inch
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local rule)
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 8:00 AM
Pilots meeting 8:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $25 per day or $40 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Norm Poti

results
Sunday
August 12, 2018
DARTS Unlimited OVSS - Sunday Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Electric launch sailplanes to emulate winch launches in terms of starting point
Electric launch sailplanes time starts at end of motor run
AMA rules, TBD min maxes, 100 inch landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point / inch
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local rule)
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 8:00 AM
Pilots meeting 8:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $25 per day or $40 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Jerry Shape

results
September . .
Saturday
September 22, 2018
MOSS ALES #5 Contest
Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), 150 meter cutoff
location: DARTS field, Fairborn, OH
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local MOSS rule)
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, round 1 starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
MOSS

results
Sunday
September 23, 2018
DARTS September 23 ALES Contest
Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES), 150 meter cutoff
location: DARTS field, Fairborn, OH
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, round 1 starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
DARTS

results
October . .
Saturday
October 6, 2018
OVSS Fall Roundup - Saturday Contest (Muncie)
location: Muncie, Indiana, AMA Flying site
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Electric launch sailplanes to emulate winch launches in terms of starting point
Electric launch sailplanes time starts at end of motor run

AMA rules, TBD min maxes, 100 inch landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point / inch
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local rule)
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 8:00 AM
Pilots meeting 8:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $25 per day or $40 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Norm Poti

results
Sunday
October 7, 2018
OVSS Fall Roundup- Sunday Contest (Muncie)
location: Muncie, Indiana, AMA Flying site
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Electric launch sailplanes to emulate winch launches in terms of starting point
Electric launch sailplanes time starts at end of motor run
AMA rules, TBD min maxes, 100 inch landing tapes, 100 points max, 1 point / inch
Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
no real time altitude sensing devices permitted (varios) (local rule)
Winchmasters please have winches in place by 8:00 AM
Pilots meeting 8:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
entry fee: $25 per day or $40 for both days
Hot Dog lunch provided
CD
Jerry Shape

results
Sunday
October 21, 2018
DARTS October Club Contest
AMA Thermal Duration, Class D - Unlimited
and Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)
Mixed Launch, Winch and electric launched sailplanes fly together
Altitude limiters for ALES sailplanes set to 150 meters
Winch Masters please set up winches so they are ready to go by 9:30 AM
Pilots meeting 9:30 AM, first round starts shortly there after
no entry fee, Hot Dog lunch provided, suggested donation $10
CD
Ken Davidson

results
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