There are several classes of CL Racing, but the idea is the same for all: finish the designated number of laps before the competition. Those who turn in the fastest preliminary heats advance to longer feature races. Two or more entries fly at the same time. This is a team event, with each team consisting of a pilot and one or two people serving as a pit crew. Upon the “go” signal, the pit crew starts the engine and releases the aircraft. One or more pit stops for fuel are required in each race. Many of the aircraft are equipped with shutoffs, so the pilots can land whenever the team decides. Other elaborate equipment is designed to speed up the mandatory pit stops. Watch for quick landings and fast restarts. There are many classes of CL Racing, including Mouse Race, Goodyear (Scale), Rat Race, Slow Rat Race, and FAI Team Race, in which participants compete at a world-class level.
AMA looks forward to hosting a fun and safe Nats this year at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC)! Today, we have new developments to announce for Nats 2020.
After careful deliberation, the AMA Executive Council has agreed to not cancel the 2020 Outdoor Nats. This decision is aligned with state and federal guidelines for events concerning COVID-19.
The 2020 AMA Nats will take place to the extent that individual Nats organizers plan and conduct their respective events. Additional safety measures will be in place to protect our members, staff, and community. Nats participants and visitors to the International Aeromdeling Center will have limited access to AMA facilities and should anticipate a scaled-back Nats experience.
Do you ever wonder how particular Nats events work and what preparation goes into the aircraft being flown? Now you can find out with our summer series, Nats Demystified. How do Control Line pilots keep the lines untangled?
Do you ever wonder how particular Nats events work and what preparation goes into the aircraft being flown? Now you can find out with our summer series, Nats Demystified. First up, how do Control Line handles work?