F5J

Competition Category F5J

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About F5J

In the F5J competition class, the aim is to fly a remote-controlled glider with an electric motor for 10 minutes from as low a take-off altitude as possible and then aim for a spot landing.

The running time of the motor is limited to a maximum of 30 seconds. The take-off altitude is measured by a technical device in the glider and sanctioned with a point deduction.

The combination of the flight time, the accuracy of the landing and the deduction for the take-off altitude achieved results in the score for the respective flight.

Depending on the weather conditions and the skill of the pilot, this task is sometimes mastered from a starting altitude of less than 10 metres and sometimes more than 200 m are not enough

The pilots‘ goal is to find and use even the smallest updrafts (thermals), otherwise the specified flight duration of 10 minutes cannot be achieved.

F5J planes usually have a wingspan between 3.5 and 4 metres. They are mostly made of carbon fibre, which allows a flying weight of starting at 1,000 grams (12 g/dm² is the FAI limit). However, wooden planes are also sometimes used.

Within a few years, F5J has become one of the most popular competition classes. In 2019, over 500 pilots took part in 26 competitions of CONTEST Eurotour F5J in many European countries.

In 2018, the first European Championship took place in Dupnitsa Bulgaria, in 2019 the first World Championship in Trnava, Slovakia.

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Information for and from pilots (… come later …)

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Beginner

Advanced and Juniors

Experts and Professionals

Information for organizers and those who would like to become organizers in the future (… come later …)

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Invitation to the F5J CONTEST Eurotour…

…come and take part in one of the many CONTEST Eurotour competitions in Europe. It is an honor and an outstanding flying achievement to win one of these competitions. Each winner receives one of the much sought-after wing trophies. In addition, the overall annual winner receives a challenge cup and the 12 best placed in the overall annual ranking receive CONTEST Eurotour T-shirts. The best Junior receives a special prize. And at the end of the season, non-cash prizes from the sponsors will be raffled off among all participants. So everyone has the chance to win something. Come and join in.

Every year the F5J Challenge Cup is passed on from the previous winner to the current winner.

The winners of the previous annual CONTEST Eurotour and thus the Challenge Cup are:

2023 ITA Tommaso Bebi

2022 ITA Paolo Rota

2021 — (corona pandemic)

2020 — (corona pandemic)

2019 CRO Arijan Hucaljuk

2018 CZE Radek Malčík

2017 SLO Primož Rižner

2016 CZE Petr Malčík

2015 SLO Primož Rižner

2014 CZE Vlastimil Vostřel

2013 SLO Primož Rižner

2012 GER Stefan Eder

This year at the F5J World Cup 2024 in Turin, Italy, the trophy was passed from the winner of the 2022 annual round Paolo Rota to the current winner of the 2023 annual round Tommaso Bebi. The cup will therefore remain firmly in Italian hands for another year.

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Short version: Contains only the explanation of the application of the new evaluation system without explanations on the background. The PDF file is sufficient for understanding. Using the Excel file, concrete numerical values can be calculated for competitions with different numbers of participants in order to see how the new points system behaves.

And here is the associated Excel file for the short version:

Long version: In addition to explaining the application of the new evaluation system, this version also contains information on the background, alternative scoring systems considered and considerations that led to the new evaluation system.

And here is the associated Excel file for the long version

Attention: Unfortunately the Apsia Spring Cup F5J competition (11+12.05.2024) in Portugal had to be canceled. Fortunately, Portugal had registered a total of 3 FAI World Cup competitions for 2024. The organizers have thankfully agreed that the Open Pikuinhas F5J / Troféu Ibérico competition will now be included as a two day competition in the CONTEST Eurotour as a replacement for the canceled one. You can find the new date and other dates in the current calendar.

Upcoming CONTEST Eurotour Events

Anstehende Veranstaltungen

To all pilots. Please enter the competitions “exactly” with the name that you officially have on your FAI license and please always include your FAI ID. In the tables here we will only use the names and data of your licenses officially stored in the FAI database. Without this, it becomes difficult, especially within families, to distinguish who actually flew and to whom the points must be allocated. Please do not use nicknames or name abbreviations. So if there are errors on the licenses themselves, you will have to have them corrected by your NAC yourself for next year.

Many thanks for your help.

Current leaders (13.05.2024):

Senior:

  1. Place ITA Alessandro Aramini
  2. Place CZE Luděk Novotný
  3. Place ITA Emanuele Filippo Rodenghi

Junior:

  1. Place GER Lukas Dietrich
  2. Place GRE Christos  Ntanavaras
  3. Place ITA Fillippo De Luca

The following table can only be meaningfully read on a computer screen. The display is simply too small on a cell phone.

Results reports from the last competitions 2024

08 – GER 4th Osnabrücker Friedensreiter Cup

06 – SUI MILITKY CUP 2024

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If available, the following PDF files contain the CONTEST evaluation as well as the raw data, images and links with further information about the individual competitions.

25 – GRE Lamaia open 2024 F5j

24 – GER Eibenwaldpokal

23 – ITA Coppa F5J ITALIA

22 b – POR Open Pikuinhas F5J / Troféu Ibérico

22 – SVK F5J Litteam Cup

21 – ROU World Cup F5J ”ROMANIA 100”

20 – AUT F5J Tirol Trophy

19 – SVK F5J Cassovia Cup 2024

18 – FRA Loire Valley Trophy F5J

17 – CZE Stanislav Perkovic Memorial

16 – GBR BARCS INTERGLIDE 2024

15 – NED Holland Glide Dutch Eurotour F5J 2024

14 – POR Trofeu Ricardo – Lima Porto Cup 2024

13 – HUN F5J Korona Cup

12 – MKD NORTH MACEDONIA F5J WORLD CUP 2024

11 – LAT Nakotne Cup F5J 2024

10 – CZE 13th Samba Cup F5J

09 – AUT 9th Sonnenland Cup F5J Oberpullendorf

08 – GER 4th Osnabrücker Friedensreiter Cup

06 – SUI MILITKY CUP 2024

05 – ESP GliderKeeper F5J Masters Escalona 2024

04 – BUL F5J Bulgaria CUP

03 – ITA Coppa VOLI F5J

02 – HUN 12th F5J Tisza Cup

01 – GRE Larisa F5J Meeting 2024

F5J CONTEST Eurotour results archive

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2023

The senior winners are:

  1. Place ITA Tommaso Bebi
  2. Place SVK Marko Gala
  3. Place CZE Radek Malčík

The junior winners are:

  1. Place GER Lukas Dietrich
  2. Place CZE Jaroslav Vostřel (jun.)
  3. Place ITA Filippo De Luca

Follow the link for some more information.

F5J: Tommaso Bebi winner of Eurotour 2023 – CONTEST Eurotour (contest-eurotour.com)

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2022

The senior winners are:

  1. Place ITA Paolo Rota
  2. Place CZE Radek Malčík
  3. Place SLO Primož Rižner

The junior winners are:

  1. Place ITA Alessandro Aramini
  2. Place GER Lukas Dietrich
  3. Place CZE Jaroslav Vostřel (jun.)

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F5J Paolo Rota and Alessandro Aramini win CONTEST Eurotour FJ – CONTEST Eurotour (contest-eurotour.com)

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2021

Due to the small number of competitions in 2021 due to the CORONA pandemic and the travel restrictions still in place in various European countries, there was no annual ranking at the CONTEST Eurotour.

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2020

No competitions and results due to the CORONA pandemic.

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2019

The senior winners are:

  1. Place CRO Arijan Hucaljuk
  2. Place SLO Primož Rižner
  3. Place GER Timo Drust

The junior winners are:

  1. Place FRA Adrien Gallet
  2. Place CZE Jaroslav Vostřel (jun.)
  3. Place SLO David Gergič Štravs

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2018

The senior winners are:

  1. Place CZE Radek Malčík
  2. Place GER Sebastian Manhardt
  3. Place SLO Primož Rižner

The junior winners are:

  1. Place FRA Adrien Gallet
  2. Place CZE Luboš Pospisil jun.
  3. Place SLO David Stravs Gergic,

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*F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2017 (comming later)

The senior winners are:

  1. Place SLO Primož Rižner
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The junior winners are:

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2016

The senior winners are:

  1. Place CZE Petr Malčík
  2. Place SLO Primož Rižner
  3. Place CZE Vlastimil Vostřel

The junior winners are:

  1. Place GER Jan­ Niclas Weiss
  2. Place SLO Oskar Štempihar
  3. Place CRO Alen Tucman

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2015

The senior winners are:

  1. Place SLO Primož Rižner
  2. Place CZE Radek Malčík
  3. Place CZE Petr Malčík

The junior winners are:

  1. Place SVK Matúš Dudáš
  2. Place UKR Nikita, Kalashnikov
  3. Place GER Jan-Niclas Weiss

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F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2014

The senior winners are:

  1. Place CZE Vlastimil Vostřel
  2. Place SLO Primož Rižner
  3. Place SVK Juraj Adámek

The junior winners are:

  1. Place CZE Radek Malčík
  2. Place CZE Petr Malčík
  3. Place CZE Vojtech Valenta (jun.)

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*F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2013 (comming later)

The senior winners are:

  1. Place SLO Primož Rižner
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The junior winners are:

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*F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2012 (comming later)

The senior winners are:

  1. Place GER Stefan Eder
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The junior winners are:

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*F5J CONTEST Eurotour results 2011 (F5J was provisional competition class – comming later)

The senior winners are:

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The junior winners are:

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* Who can help with some missing old data ? Who copied these files onto their computer back then and can send them to tm.f5j@contest-modellsport.de ?

F5J Tourmanager (2024 – …… )

My name is Andreas Freundl, born in 1967 in Gehrden near Hanover / Northern Germany. I grew up there “in” my parents’ mechanical engineering business as the youngest of 4 children and my enthusiasm for technology was literally born in my cradle. The company was my playground and so I grew up between Lego bricks, machine tools, drawing boards for construction and electronic components for machine controls. As a child I learned to program with the first programmable calculators and computers available at the time. As a teenager, I built the first testing machine control with programmable logic controls and wrote measurement data acquisition software for testing machines in research. I later studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hanover. Today, as a degreed engineer, I lead the family business through the 2nd generation.

Andreas Freundl

I first got into model flying at the age of 13 at school through a model helicopter group and then found my way to model gliding through a school friend. Although I also built motorized aerobatic models and flew them in a few competitions, the silent gliding in the thermals with model gliders became my passion and so as a teenager I participated successfully in many competitions, including winning the German Youth Championship in 1984.

Because of my studies, job and later family, I didn’t get to fly again for many years, until my children were fascinated by finding my old models in the cellar of our house in 2012 and my wife said that I „have to“ go flying with my children now… My children quickly learned to fly and then took part in F5J competitions with me. As a German-Brazilian family, we founded the F5J Team Gerbrany and have since then taken part in many international F5J competitions on the CONTEST Eurotour. My children even took part alternating in the F5J European Championships 2018 in Bulgaria and the F5J World Championships 2019 in Slovakia and 2023 in Bulgaria for Germany and Brazil respectively. Hereby I took on a lot of organizational tasks for the national teams in the background, acted as a helper for my children and took on public relations work including of publishing several reports in Model aircraft magazines.

With the previous F5J CONTEST Tourmanager Uwe Weiß and his son Jan-Niclas, we flew many F5J competitions together. Now that Uwe is no longer actively participating in F5J competitions, he has asked me to take over his duties as F5J CONTEST Tourmanager. Since my family and I have always received support and encouragement from so many others in the F5J scene, it is an honor for me to take on this task and I also see it as my obligation to do my part in preserving and promoting this fascinating sport with its exciting competitions.

In order to realize this in the best possible way in the interests of everyone, I would be very happy to receive suggestions, ideas and criticism from the organizers and participating pilots.

Therefore I am available at any time via the contact email address tm.f5j@contest-modellsport.de.

Kind regards

Andreas Freundl

F5J Tourmanager (2018 – 2023)

Uwe Weiß started model flying in 1976. After a long break, he has been active again since 2008, and since 2015 was also been competing in the F5J class and recently also F5K. His goal is to have fun and to annoy the „big ones“ a little from time to time.

Uwe Weiß

Former F5J Tourmanager (1994/2011 – 2017)

As one of the original founders of the CONTEST Eurotour, Alexander Wunschheim was, among other things, F5J Tourmanager until 2017. (Note: The F5J competition class itself only exists from 2011)

Alexander Wunschheim

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