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7 Comments on RCP 2021-010
After flying 1/2A HD in NRC for a couple of years, I was genuinely surprised at how high the same models were going on A motors this year. As much as I would personally love to see more B-HD flown, I think that its inclusion would be a detriment to the NRC's "all fields" approach to flying.
I agree with adding more events options to the NRC. NRC is not only for kids and to say that only a couple events is enough to keep kids of any age interested is short sided. More options for events and to learn and enjoy should be a no brainer.
Again, I respectfully disagree with Dan's premise, "it is clear more variety is needed."
The evidence supporting this claims is...?
And I disagree with "...it should not be too much harder for recovery than A engine class" as well as... "In addition, it adds another 18mm event which will add variety and interest in NRC and NAR Competition."
"Should not be too much harder" and that adding an 18mm H/D event will add "interest" to NRC competition is just conjecture on his part.
The NRC and the events that constitute it are intended to allow younger members, particularly those from 7 -15, access to competition based on low-cost motors and simple airframes (all of which fly well on small fields) and to incentivize youth contest involvement through the immediate feedback provided by the Scoreboard.
IMO, the need for more variety is being expressed by the existing C and T members all of whom are not the target market of the NRC. If competitors want to fly events outside the current NRC list, there is nothing to stop them. But what is being sought here is the convenience of flying events that our adult competitors find more stimulating AND getting NRC credit for it. I will not support this RCP.
Inclusion of 5 NS Helicopter duration, would be supported for small field flying. With the no return rule, and relatively small size of the model, it would likely pose no safety issues within a municipality, and easily flown in a small field, park setting.