Competition Category F3B

Competition Category F3B

What is F3B?

The FAI has divided model flying into classes and grouped them under the F register. The 3 stands for the fact that the model aircraft are remote-controlled and the B for the fact that they are not powered, i.e. they are gliders. Behind the designation F3B are comprehensive regulations, which are only briefly described here: glider models suitable for use in the F3B class have wingspans of around three metres and a mass of around two kilograms. Such models are partly produced in small series and can be purchased, or they are built by the pilots themselves using state-of-the-art materials. Three different flight tasks must be completed with one and the same model, namely time, distance and speed flight. The first two tasks are flown in groups. In speed flight, one takes off after the other. These three tasks denote one round.

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Start – a dynamic feat of strength. The glider models are started on electric winches. These winches are limited in power to ensure equality of opportunity. The high-launch ropes are made of polyamide and have a diameter of between 1.0 and 1.4 millimetres. Depending on wind, weather and technology, the heights achieved are between 200 and 350 metres. The models are subjected to 30 times the acceleration due to gravity when they are released.

Duration – performance in direct comparison. Up to ten pilots must complete a ten-minute time flight with a final target landing within a twelve-minute time frame. Deviations from the target time as well as an inaccurate landing will result in points being deducted. The best pilot in the group receives 1000 points, the others proportionally less.

Distance – Exciting races. A 150-metre course must be flown through as many times as possible within four minutes. Groups of up to five pilots have seven minutes to make tactical decisions. Acoustic and optical signals indicate to the pilots that a route has been flown through.
Here, too, the best group receives 1000 points.

Speed – Pure nerve. In this task, the 150-metre course must be flown through four times as fast as possible. This task must be completed within a time frame of four minutes. The world record (link: http://www.f3b.de/uploads/Speed-Weberschock-12.93s-019.wmv) is 12.93 seconds, which corresponds to an average speed of 180 km/h. The best pilot will receive the coveted prize.
Here, the best flier receives the coveted 1000 points.

Text: Hans-Peter Gölz (translated by CONTEST)

F3B Events

F3B results

Preliminary CONTEST results F3B 2019

rankname, first namenationjuniorresult
1Herrig, AndreasGER300,00
2Böhlen, AndreasSUI295,50
3Thomas, FrankGER295,28

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4Krischke JohannesGER294,51
5Weberschock,
Martin
GER294,51
6Fiedler ChristianGER292,20
7Huggler, NiklausSUI290,54
8Smits, JeroenNED289,42
9Sarter, ChristophGER289,21
10Besemer SteffenGER289,15
11Edenhofer HelmutGER288,62
12Neuman, MathiasGER288,50
13Kuebler, ThomasSUI283,18
14Fusek PetrCZE280,85
15Donker Duyvis,
Frits
NED279,34
16Zwingli,
Hansruedi
SUI279,26
17Schlottman, BjornGER275,40
18Pinoteau,
Christian
FRA274,54
19Hoppe SteffenGER273,79
20Becker MarkusGER273,49
21Ros, BenNED271,06
22Merzhäuser,
Thomas
GER269,63
23Vreugdenhil,
Frans
NED269,57
24Böhlen, PaulSUI267,95
25Gourdet, JulienFRA266,54
26Hansen JanDEN265,34
27Lüthi, HeinzSUI264,72
28Cherepanov, OlegRUS261,05
29Potin, LaurentFRA259,78
30Fraisse,
Jean-Michel
FRA254,50
31Buchert, JensGER197,99
32Hubbertz, PeterGER197,41
33Schorb, ThomasGER192,62
34Hortzitz ArminGER189,65
35Molter, MarcBEL189,17
36Behensky MichelCZE187,19
37Medard, PatrickFRA187,13
38Ståhl, JoakimSWE185,68
39Köberlein GerhardGER184,84
40Giere, ThomasGER184,42
41Günther
Lucas
GER182,45
42Lazinka, RobertGER181,21
43Ober GuntherGER180,59
44Geesing, OlafSUI178,70
45Averwerser, RalfGER178,55
46Marek PavelCZE177,95
47Heijne, ErikNED175,77
48Krogh SørenDEN175,12
49Johansson PatrikSWE173,48
50Ober AndreasGER173,32
51Thuinemann,
Christian
GER168,06
52Coulomb, SylvainFRA167,94
53Schlaffke-Mowinkel,
U
GER166,63
54Skinner JohnUSA166,21
55Schaub, RudolfSUI166,12
56Becker, Goran
(Junior)
GERX164,27
56Gruber ThomasGER162,79
58Fellendorf DennisGER161,77
59Pinoteau, PascalFRA159,88
60Grüssing HaraldGER156,02
61Flöter LutzGER154,87
62Au HolgerGER151,88
63Roth, GeorgSUI133,02
64Weinlaender,
Ralph
GER128,85
65Ten Holt, JorisNED99,26
66Rossmann HansAUT99,21
67Hoffmann PeterAUT97,91
68Peruch NikolasSUI97,38
69Wanner MarkusGER96,72
70Duchesne, DenisBEL96,63
71Kiesling ThomasUSA95,94
72Timmermans, JanBEL95,94
73Splanemann,
Markus
GER95,69
74Kullack TimUSA95,57
75Averwerser, KaiGER94,71
76Sporer, StefanAUT94,26
77Hinsch KarlGER94,00
78Zimmermann,
Florian
SUI93,88
79Krischke ReinholdGER93,75
80Aichholzer,
Günther
AUT93,71
81Kohout JanCZE93,55
82Safonov RomanRUS93,39
83Jakob, PeterGER93,12
84Lachowski MichaelUSA92,78
85Rieger, ChristianGER92,59
86Scholz, ClausGER92,26
87Cordova
Bernhardt, An
CHL92,11
88Shuji KawamuraJPN91,44
89Kazuya ShingaiJPN91,36
90Rasmussen, JohnDEN90,99
91Bachler, HerbertAUT90,70
92Hofmann RolandSUI90,60
93Krampl, HaraldGER90,44
94Tuma JiriCZE90,40
95Kirch MichaelSUI90,01
96Jensen JesperDEN89,90
97Naoto SakuraiJPN89,50
98Gronau, HelmutAUT88,93
99Leeb, FriedrichGER86,68
100Giere, WolfgangGER86,30
101Singer JosefGER86,20
102Sterl, ChristophGER85,98
103Schneider,
Karl-Heinz
GER85,78
104Iff, HanspeterSUI84,51
105Priegelmeir
Walter
GER84,49
106Peters, SebastianBELX84,22
107Cooke ThomasUSA84,21
108Teterin SergeiRUS83,81
109Mikihiro FujimeJPN82,87
110Zyga LeszekUSA82,69
111Safarik PavelUSA81,84
112Sørensen, Niels
Norm
DEN81,77
113Drzymala WojciechPOL81,12
114Lobov OlegRUS80,10
115Tunker, HolgardGER80,06
116Mestermann PascalGERX78,39
117Petersen, BoDEN78,31
118Wustrau, AchimGER77,94
119Naotsugu YoshidaJPN76,83
120Permyakov PavelRUS75,53
121Petersen, RegnarDEN75,47
122Badura MilanCZE72,75
123Shchegolev AlexeyRUS72,49
124Morawski
Arkadiusz
POL72,25
125Jerx IngoGER71,03
126Badurova IvaCZE70,60
127Skarwecki MichaelPOL70,40
128Sorensen Niels
Norma
DEN69,09
129Matthiesen FinnDEN68,94
130Lagrue, PhilippeFRA68,08
131Jensen KeldDEN67,84
132Landsmann
Heinz-Dirk
GER34,33

F3B Tourmanager

Thomas Schorb, was born on 28.01.1964 and is a graduate engineer in surveying in real life. He lives near Karlsruhe/Germany and leads the Modellfluggruppe Pfinztal e.V. there. Furthermore he is vice chairman of GPS-Triangle, member of the LOGO-Team and IG F3B Switzerland. He has been doing model flying since 1979. He has been doing competition model flying in F3B since 1989, GPS Triangle SLS, 1:3 since 2016, GPS Triangle Sport since 2018 and F3G since 2019.

His greatest achievements in the past:
2001 1st place F3B contest / pre-competition to the F3B World Championship in Chrudim, CZE, Team manager of the Swiss national team at the World Championships 1999 and 2003 to 2017 with several podium places in the individual and team rankings
2004 German Champion Large Glider DMFV
2004 12th place annual ranking F3B Contest
2009 1st place F3B Contest Arnhem, NED
2010 3rd place German Championship F3B
2012 2nd place German Championship F3B
2012 7th place annual ranking F3B Contest
2013 3rd place German Championship F3B
2013 9th place annual ranking F3B Contest
2019 7th place annual ranking GPS Triangle Sport Class Contest.

His goals are: The promotion of model aviation on an international level, exchange with like-minded people, fun and enjoyment of the competitions.

Thomas Schorb

F3B Links

www.f3b.be  Die belgische F3B-Szene im Internet
www.f3b.de  Die deutsche F3B-Szene im Internet
www.rc-network.de  Die deutsche Modellflugszene im Internet
www.f3b-fin.blogspot.fi  Die finnische F3B-Szene im Internet
www.f3b.nl  Die niederländische F3B-Szene im Internet
www.f3b.it   Die italienische F3B-Szene im Internet
www.f3b.no  Die norwegische Modellflugszene im Internet
www.f3b.at  Die österreichische F3B-Szene im Internet
www.modellsegelflyg.se  Die schwedische Modellflugszene im Internet
www.vueloavelafontefria.org  Die spanische Modellflugszene im Internet
www.modellflug.ch  Die schweizer Modellflugszene im Internet
www.f3x.org  Die tschechische F3B-Szene im Internet
http://f3news.big-forum.net/forum: Die Französiche Modellsegelflugszene im Internet. Alles über F3X (Nur Segel…..)

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