Neues Jahr, neue Regeln - Der Sporting Code Version 2017

Zur Übersicht sind hier die Änderungen zusammengefasst.
Achtung, es sind nicht alle Regeländerungen erwähnt, sondern nur jene, die die in Deutschland geflogene Kategorien betreffen.
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Absatz 1.1 - Definition Raketenmodell

kurz zusammengefasst - komplette Neudefinition
NEU 2017

Model rocket or rocket glider - a model that rises into the air without the use of aerodynamic lift forces to overcome the gravitational forces set in motion by a rocket engine (s) using a vertical or near vertical free-ballistic flight by the force of the thrust rocket engine a cone with an angle of 60°, oriented vertically on the launching device, comprising a device for safe return to the ground in a position that allows its reuse and constructed primarily of non-metallic materials.
Bisher 2016

“Space Model” means an aeromodel that ascends into the air without the use of aerodynamic lifting forces against gravity; that is propelled by means of a space model engine; that includes a device for returning it safely to the ground in a condition to fly again; and that is made of substantially nonmetallic parts.
Absatz 4.1 - Weltmeisterschaftsklassen

kurz zusammengefasst - WM-Veranstalter kann nun je Kategorie a)-h) Klassen und den geflogenen Triebwerksimpuls aus der Liste auswählen. So könnte nun auch S2 statt S1, S11 statt S7 und S6/P statt klassisch S6 geflogen werden.
NEU 2017

The following event categories are recognised as World Championships for Space Models:

a) altitude models – S1, S2, or S2/P
b) parachute duration models – S3
c) boost glider duration models – S4
d) scale altitude models – S5
e) streamer duration models – S6 or S6/P
f) scale – S7 or S11
g) rocket glider duration and precision landing models – S8
h) gyrocopter duration models – S9

The events and total impulse classes shall be selected by the contest organiser. One event is required for each category. Different events and total impulse classes may be selected for Senior and Junior classes.
Bisher 2016

The following events are recognised (2001) as World Championships for Space Models:

i) W/CH for Senior classes:
a) altitude models – S1B
b) parachute duration models – S3A
c) boost glider duration models – S4A
d) scale altitude models – S5C
e) streamer duration models – S6A
f) scale – S7
g) rocket glider duration and precision landing models – S8E/P
h) gyrocopter duration models – S9A

ii. W/CH for Junior classes:
a) altitude models S1A
b) parachute duration models – S3A
c) boost glider duration models – S4A
d) scale altitude models – S5B
e) streamer duration models – S6A
f) scale – S7
g) rocket glider duration models – S8D
h) gyrocopter duration models – S9A
Absatz 4.8 - Zeitnahme und Wertung

kurz zusammengefasst - Die Regeln stehen nun angepasst an unsere Klassen direkt im Regelwerk statt nur als Verweis
NEU 2017

4.8.5.
a) Each team shall have the right to provide a timekeeper for the following classes of World and Continental Championships: S3, S4, S6, S8, S9, S10; with the organiser to be responsible for providing lodging and food only. Teams must nominate only skilled timekeepers and the timekeepers must bring binoculars, watches and tripods for their own use. The organiser must use these timekeepers as a priority, before allocating duties timekeepers of the host nation or other timekeepers.
b) Competitors may act as timekeepers.
4.8.6. The timekeepers must familiarise themselves with the colour and shape of the model in order to recognise it during the flight.
4.8.7. The flight is considered ended when the model touches the surface of the earth, encounters an obstacle which definitely terminates its flight or when it definitely disappears from the timekeeper’s sight. If the model disappears behind some obstacles or in clouds, the timekeepers are to wait for ten seconds; should the model not reappear, timing will cease and the ten seconds will be subtracted from the flight time.
4.8.8.
a) The flights must be timed by two timekeepers during the first seven rounds and, in the fly-off, each flight must be timed by at least three timekeepers – the additional timekeepers preferably to be picked among the competitors – with quartz controlled electronic stopwatches with digital readout recording to at least 1/100th of a second.
b) All timekeepers must be equipped with binoculars.
4.8.9. The timekeepers must remain within a circle of 10 metres radius during the flights and time the flights independently of each other.
4.8.10. The time recorded is the mean of the times registered by the timekeepers, rounded to the nearest whole number of seconds to the resulting mean time (0.5 second rounded up to the second above) unless the difference between the times registered shows evidence of an error in the timing, in which case the organiser will determine, with the FAI Jury, which time will be registered as the official time or what action should be taken.
4.8.11. Instructions for using binoculars:
a) The binoculars must have a magnification of at least 7. At World and European Championships on each starting position at least one of the binocular will be mounted on a tripod.
b) The timekeeper will adjust the binoculars before timing, so as to suit his eyesight. To do this the focus will first be adjusted with the centre knob, and then by separate adjustment of the adjustable eyepiece. The distance between the eyepieces will be adjusted so as to give a circular field of view. Note: Binoculars with no central focusing device will be adjusted by altering each eyepiece in turn.
c) After adjustment and scale, readings will be noted. This should simplify readjustment if needed.
d) The timekeepers must not use the binoculars whilst the model is being launched. Use of the binoculars is suggested after about one minute of flight.
e) Use of the binoculars must not be left until too late in the flight, when there is a risk of not finding the model with the binoculars.
Absatz 4.9.2.1 und Annex 2.5b2- elektr. Höhenmessung

kurz zusammengefasst - Ein neues komplexes Regelwerk für die Verwenung von elektronischen Höhenmessern wurde eingeführt und ausgelagert.
NEU 2017

Electronic altitude measurements with an electronic altimeter shall use the new Sporting Code Volume EDIC – Electronic Devices in Competition – Section 2 - Technical Guidance Notes and Technical Specification for Altimeters Used in Space Modelling Competition V.1.0 for the documentation regarding specifications and guidance.
Absatz 4.10 - organisatorische Regeln für den Wettbewerbsveranstalter

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NEU 2017

The organiser must:
4.10.1. Provide a starting line divided in two sectors for seniors and juniors (if both classifications exist in an event). Each sector shall be composed of the launch boxes 5 x 7 metres marked by plastic, marking ribbon. The whole launching area shall be protected by marking ribbons of the access of non-authorised persons.
4.10.2. Provide for class S8:
a) for S8A - S8F a landing area in accordance with Volume S paragraph 11.2. and 11.5.c);
b) for S8E/P a landing line with landing circles in accordance with Volume S paragraph 11.7.5 and relevant subparagraphs. Refer also to CIAM General Rules C.16.2 Radio Control.
4.10.3. Provide an official clock (digital with big ciphers if possible) posted next to the score board for timing of the rounds.
4.10.4. Provide a public-address system (which may be a megaphone at the events with smaller participation) for countdown and to inform competitors.
4.10.5. Provide tent(s) for model preparation for flights by competitors and/or model repair in case of a bad weather. A separate tent shall be provided for computer centre with a printer for result calculations and for the FAI Jury.
4.10.6. Provide a light, dry and warm room large enough for static judging of scale models in classes S5 and S7 with necessary measuring equipment (for measurement of length, diameters, thickness and weight) and static judging forms according to Volume S Annex 1.
4.10.7. Provide at least two altitude measuring devices (theodolites) for altitude classes S1, S2 and S5 with proven qualified personnel and an appropriate radio communication system for data transfer from the tracking stations to the computer centre. In the case of electronic altitude measurements all electronic altimeters shall be impounded prior to the beginning of the competition and supervised by a special official qualified and equipped with the relevant devices to check and calibrate impounded equipment when necessary.
4.10.8.
a) Organisers of World and Continental Championships must provide a relevant protected area and calibrated engine tester(s) of a level of accuracy according to the Volume S paragraphs 3.12 and 3.13 to recheck samples of engines submitted for competition. An engine testing time-table shall be posted prior to the beginning of the testing and also distributed to the FAI Jury, engine testing officials and participating team managers.
b) Only Jury members, persons authorised by the organiser, engine-testing officials and the Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager with one competitor or helper ie two persons from the team whose engines are being tested may attend engine testing. A report of by the organiser after the completed engine testing shall confirm which engines shall be used in competitions.
c) The organiser also may issue a certificate with measurements and thrust-time curve upon a request of the relevant participating team.
d) NAC certificates issued in accordance with the Volume S paragraph 3.10 shall be accepted for Open International space modelling events on the CIAM Contest Calendar.
4.10.9. Organisers of World and Continental Championships must provide lockable plastic boxes with the names of the participating countries. After all the engines have been submitted for testing and samples tested, all the engine boxes shall be impounded in a separate, secure room. The boxes shall be guarded during transportation to the field by special official(s) and delivered to the timekeepers at the relevant launching box that shall control delivery of the engines to competitors.
Absatz 8 - S4 Regeln

kurz zusammengefasst - "gleitender Teil des Modells" wird ausgetauscht gegen "Modell", eine 2,4GHz 1-Kanal Fernsteuerung ist nun erlaubt zur Auslösung einer Thermikbrense
NEU 2017

8.1. DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION
This competition comprises a series of events open to any space model that ascends into the air without use of lifting surfaces which sustain the entry against gravity during that portion of flight when it is being subjected to or accelerated by thrust from its space model engine; and that returns to the ground in stable gliding flight supported by aerodynamic lifting surfaces which sustain the model against gravity. The intent of this competition is to provide a sporting competition for space models with gliding recovery. Space models that ascend into the air in a spiralling climb under rocket power in such a manner that they are supported during their rise by wings shall not be eligible for entry in this competition.

The model may use one channel of radio control to control a single function for dethermaliser. All models shall use spread spectrum 2.4 GHz radio systems to eliminate the need for transmitter impound.

Any model that qualifies as a flex-wing (Rogallo) rule 13.1.1 is not eligible for this event.
Bisher 2016

8.1. DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION
This competition comprises a series of events open to any free flight space model that ascends into the air without use of lifting surfaces which sustain the entry against gravity during that portion of flight when it is being subjected to or accelerated by thrust from its space model engine; and that returns its glider portion to the ground in stable gliding flight supported by aerodynamic lifting surfaces which sustain the portion against gravity. The intent of this competition is to provide a sporting competition for space models with gliding recovery. Space models that ascend into the air in a spiralling climb under rocket power in such a manner that they are supported during their rise by wings shall not be eligible for entry in this competition.

Any model that qualifies as a flex-wing (Rogallo) rule 13.1.1 is not eligible for this event.

Any model that qualifies as a radio controlled model rule 11.5 is not eligible for this event.
8.2 PURPOSE OF COMPETITION
[........] Each model will be timed from the instant of first motion on the launcher until the instant the model touches the ground.
8.2 PURPOSE OF COMPETITION
[........] Each model will be timed from the instant of first motion on the launcher until the instant the gliding top portion touches the ground.
Absatz 11.1.3 - S8 Nase

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NEU 2017

Radius of the nose must be a minimum of 5 mm in all orientations for S8D, S8E, S8E/P and S8F.
Absatz 11.7 - S8E/P Definition

kurz zusammengefasst - 2,4 GHz wird Pflicht
NEU 2017

The competition has only one subclass determined for models which comply with subclass S8E. Total impulse of engine(s) 20,01 to 40,00 is allowed.
The radio shall be able to operate at 2.4 GHz. Where the radio does not meet this requirement, the working bandwidth (Maximum 50 kHz) shall be specified by the competitor.
Bisher 2016

The competition has only one subclass determined for models which comply with subclass S8E. Total impulse of engine(s) 20,01 to 40,00 is allowed.
The radio shall be able to operate simultaneously with other equipment at 20 kHz spacing. Where the radio does not meet this requirement, the working bandwidth (Maximum 50 kHz) shall be specified by the competitor.
Absatz 11.7.4.6 - S8E/P Landepunkte

kurz zusammengefasst - Es gibt nun 1 Punkt je 10cm statt bisher 10 Punkte je 1m.
NEU 2017

Additional points will be awarded for landing:
When the nose of the rocket-glider comes to rest, the distance from the nose to the centre of the circle is measured. One (1) point is deducted from a maximum of 100 points for every 10 centimetres from the centre.
Bisher 2016

Additional points will be awarded for landing:
When the nose of the model comes to rest within one metre of the centre of the designated landing circle, 100 points will be given. 10 points are deducted from the maximum of 100 points for every further metre from the centre. If the nose of the model lands between marks it is the lower of the marks that counts.
Absatz 11.7.4.8 - S8E/P Rundenpunkte

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NEU 2017

The winner of a particular flight in the relating group receives a score of 1000 points. Other competitors receive points as follows: [...]
The corrected score shall be recorded (rounded) to one place after the decimal point.
Bisher 2016

The winner of a particular flight in the relating group receives a score of 1000 points. Other competitors receive points as follows: [...]
Absatz 11.7.4.9 - S8E/P Finalrunde

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NEU 2017

The five competitors with the highest scores after four starts qualify for the final round.
Bisher 2016

The five competitors with the highest scores after three starts qualify for the final round.
Absatz 11.7.4.11 - S8E/P Rundenzahl bei WM/EM

kurz zusammengefasst - Neue Regel - Bei WM/EM kann es nun bis zu 5 Hauptrunden geben sowie max. 2 Finalrunden.
NEU 2017

For Continental and World Championships, the number of initial rounds may be increased from three to five. The number of final rounds may be increased from one to two. The number of rounds shall be declared in the pre-contest bulletins.
Absatz 11.7.5.3 - S8E/P Arbeitszeit

kurz zusammengefasst - Nun nur noch 12 statt 14 Minuten Arbeitszeit, allerdings keine Senderabgabe mehr durch 2,4GHz Regel
NEU 2017

Each group of competitors has 12 minutes of working time to perform an official fight. In the case of the working time being exceeded (a delay in landing), the competitor will be disqualified for the round.
Bisher 2016

Each group of competitors has 14 minutes of working time to collect transmitters from the official, perform an official fight and return the transmitters to the official. In the case of the working time being exceeded (a delay in returning the transmitter to the official), the competitor will be disqualified for the round.
Absatz 11.7.5.4 - S8E/P Landekreise

kurz zusammengefasst - Mindestabstand der Landekreismittelpunkte nun 10 statt 5 Meter
NEU 2017

In normal situations the circles will overlap each other but the centres should never be closer than 10 metres apart as in the diagram above.
Bisher 2016

In normal situations the circles will overlap each other but the centres should never be closer than 5 metres apart. In normal practice, the circle centres should be 10 metres apart as in the diagram above
Annex 3.4 - Weltcup Punkte

kurz zusammengefasst - Die Weltcuppunkte werden nun auf eine Dezimalstelle gerundet, mindestens im Falle eines Gleichstandes, wahrscheinlich aber immer.
NEU 2017

In the event of a tie for any placing, all competitors with that placing receive the number of points appropriate to that placing. The corrected score shall be recorded (rounded) to one place after the decimal point.
Bisher 2016

In the event of a tie for any placing, all competitors with that placing receive the number of points appropriate to that placing, rounding up the score to the nearest whole number of points