Spot Landing rules

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60.1 Scope

Spot Landing Competition comprises three events open to single-staged entries. The purpose of this competition is to land the entry so that the tip of its nose cone is closest to a predetermined spot on the ground.

60.2 Control

The entry may not be remotely controlled or remotely guided.

60.3 Recovery

Each entry must comply fully with the provisions of Rule 3.5.

60.4 Separation

An entry must not separate into two or more unattached pieces.

60.5 Number of Flights

Each entry shall be allowed only one official flight. No practice flights may be made.

60.6 Scoring

Spot Landing Competition shall be scored as follows: the distance between the tip of the nose cone (or motor nozzle if the model has no nose cone) of the model and the target spot shall be measured by the officials. If the tip of the nose cone lands more than 50 meters from the spot, the model shall not place, but shall receive flight points; otherwise, the model shall be given a score equal to its distance in meters. The contestant achieving the smallest score shall be the winner.

60.7 Classes

Spot Landing Competition shall be divided into three classes:

60.7.1 Parachute Spot Landing

Each entry must fully and completely deploy a parachute, with dimensions no less than 15 centimeters square or 15 centimeters in diameter for recovery purposes. Rule 11.9 does not apply to Parachute Spot Landing.

60.7.2 Streamer Spot Landing

Each entry must fully and completely deploy a streamer with dimensions not less than 25 millimeters by 300 millimeters. Rule 11.9 does not apply to Streamer Spot Landing

60.7.3 Open Spot Landing

Any type of recovery device allowed.

60.8 Non-Return

Any model that cannot be returned to the officials shall be scored as if it had landed over 50 meters from the spot.

Weighting Factor 4