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Old 05-06-2023, 06:20 AM
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Did this idea gain any traction within DARS?

Not very much.

We are an old club which (along with the other clubs in the region) has evolved out of serious competition; we have many "senior" members of the NAR who are builders.

There were two major cycles of substantial changes to the rules. IIRC, this was written around the time of the first set and many members held the opinion that "this spelled the final end" of Pink Book competition as we knew it.

That is why I never went "national" with the idea before.


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Old 05-06-2023, 09:37 AM
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So, the idea is to "scrap" rule 9.9 ( Modeler must construct his own model ) . . .

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Overall, I like this idea and I would support it . . . EXCEPT in the Craftsmanship Events ( Classic Model, Concept Scale, Plastic Model Conversion, Scale, Scale Altitude, Sport Scale ).

Yes, I said that too.

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I could see a few small rocket companies springing up, selling "RTF" or "ARF" competition models . . . Particularly in the Glider events, as long as they don't get "greedy" and charge $30-$50, for a model that uses $5 worth of parts .

Now, I fully expect to hear the "their time costs money and they need to charge for it" argument . . . Go down that path and this idea is doomed.

Frankly, we are attempting to attract KIDS to NAR Competition . . . So, having to shell out $200 - $300 for 5 or 6 pre-built, competition models that are likely to be lost on their first flight, is a "non-starter", for the most part !

Dave F.

The idea was not to open it up for commercial RTF though that would be legal but to allow borrowing or a gift from a mentor.


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