Please see our new section covering getting started and lots of information about the Sportsman Class. More to come.
The VPA is now using the Notauscore judging system as part of an Australia wide project by the APA. The Notauscore system uses custom made Notaumatic input terminals which allow the the judges to enter scores directly. The Notaumatics prompt the judge with a description of each manoeuvre and the judge can enter the score without taking his eyes of the competitor's model. The scores are sent directly to the Raspberry processor by wifi. The system is preloaded with information about all of the pilots, flight schedules, possible scores, and all of the rules for calculating the results. Score sheets and progressive results can be viewed on line by logging into the local Notauscore wifi network. At the end of the competition the Competition Director can, at the press of a button, produce the final results for the whole competition including promotions and retainers. Some photos of the hardware are shown below.
Indoor flying has been suspended due to the loss of our venue at Miele's carpark warehouse. We are looking for a new venue hopefully with high clearance and nominal cost. Suggestions welcome.
Noticed the change that now makes us look different from our Talking RC Aerobatics partner site?
We had been looking for a while - and then Bill Bloodworth had a great idea just before flying started on the first day of the Bendigo State Champs - lets get a different type of group photo. And we were in luck, our resident guru photographer Darren Tilnak was on hand with camera, and happy to help out even though he was also first up flying! Thanks guys - excellent outcome.
A few behind the scenes shots of what happens when the professionals are at work.