Vintage Radio Control Society SCALE JUDGING
PHILOSOPHY and AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENTS
The intent of this category is not to encourage or reward museum quality planes but
to reward reasonable reproductions of vintage scale designs. Therefore, the judging shall be done
as “Standoff Scale” and all judging shall be performed at a distance of 10 ft. from the model.
A member may enter multiple models but must be the builder of each model.
All entries must complete a two-minute flight before static judging.
All entries must be accompanied by the plans from which model was constructed
for use by the judges to determine degree of conformance to original design.
Aircraft Requirements: Scale
1. A contestant may enter as many models as he or she wishes, although the contestant must be the builder of each model.
2. All scale entries must be accompanied by the plans from which model was constructed. This is required for the judges to determine the degree of conformance to original design.
3. All scale entries must complete a two-minute flight prior to static judging. No flight scores are awarded, and no consideration for performance should affect to static score. The only requirement in flight is to cross the two-minute mark.
a. A score of 0-25 points shall be awarded for overall Outline.
b. A score of 0-30 points shall be awarded for overall Finish, Color and Markings.
c. A score of 0-30 points shall be awarded for overall Craftsmanship.
d. A score of 0-15 points shall be awarded for Vintage Fidelity.
5. The judges will consider all aspects of the model’s presentation, and the degree to which it conforms to the submitted design plans or kit plans. Judging is based on the following criteria:
a. Original planform and airfoils must be maintained. 0-15 points to be judged under Outline.
b. Original control-surface outlines and hinge-line locations must be maintained. 0-5 points to be judged under Outline.
c. Correct scale must be maintained: No increase or decrease in size is permitted. 0-5 points to be judged under Outline.
d. Original materials and construction as shown on the submitted plans and/or documentation must be followed. However, modern adhesives may be used. 0-5 points to be judged under Craftsmanship.
e. Judges should consider accuracy of joints that can be seen, accuracy of alignment,neat solder work on wire landing gears, clean application of window celluloid or canopies, and all and all other visible items.0-25 points to be judged under craftsmanship.
f. Correct scheme, with original covering materials and methods, colors and layout as shown on the submitted plans and/or documentation. 0-30 points to be judged under Finish, Color and Markings.
g. Engine must be similar in size and type to the original shown on the submitted plans and/or documentation. Higher point scores will be given for an engine of the same manufacturer, displacement and type as flown on the original model airplane.
0-5 points to be judged under Vintage Fidelity.
h. Use of vintage mechanical components in the control system (pushrods, clevises,control horns, hinges, keepers and similar accessories) that duplicate the type shown on the submitted plans is recommended. 0-5 points to be judged under Vintage Fidelity.
i. Points should be awarded for overall conformance to the original design by incorporating features, such as the installation of throttle control on a control line engine, operating flaps via throttle response, operating wheel brake via elevator response, adjustable ailerons, trim tabs and/or any other suitable feature(s) of the original design. 0-5 points to be judged under Vintage Fidelity.
(Note: if no such special features are shown or suggested on the submitted plans or documentation, the maximum of 5 points may still be awarded at the judges’ discretion.)
j. At the judges’ discretion, Bonus Points may be awarded for entries with two, three or more engines/motors, and for pusher configurations. One point for each additional engine/motor and one point for a pusher configuration may be added to the total score. Maximum number of allowable Bonus Points in this section is 4.
k. At the judges’ discretion, Bonus Points may be awarded for entries that are tail less, or have two, three or more wings. One point for a tail less configuration, and one point for each additional wing may be added to the total score. Judges please note that any two-piece wing, such as those used in mid-wing designs or those that plug into a fixed center section, shall be considered as one wing. No Bonus Points may be awarded for stabilizers, sub-wings, landing gear spreaders or the first wing.
Maximum number of Bonus Points in this section is 4.
6. Any RC system within current AMA/FCC guidelines is permitted for use.
7. The pilot’s AMA number should be on or inside the scale model. No downgrade should be made for a visible AMA number in place of an official registration number. All pilots should affix the airplane’s name and design year on the model where it is visible and easily read. A minimum of 1/2-inch characters on a sheet of paper taped to the model may be used for this vital information about the airplane, which is required for both judging and general interest
Maximum Total Points: 100 (not including up to 8 possible Bonus Points)