Posted by Adi Kochav
Posted on 6/11/2018
IMAC ITALIAN CUP 2018
As a personal view, Ive been to a world class IMAC Championship by definition !
IMAC Italy made an IMAC event that really embedded their place with the top end contest world wide.
Nicola Visentin from http://www.flybestmodel.com/ let me fly his H9 Extra 300 with a GP 123 that he covered just for that event for the IMAC sequences and Mel Nipcow and his father Daniel from Switzerland, let me fly their AJ Lazer for the freestyle.
With the lads from the UK team Tom and David it was awesome to be with like always.
Here is something from Manrico.
Scores : http://www.mini-iac.org/Event-Results/PID/663
More on FG website : https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/showthread.php?t=229378#post2741510
Three days of intense competition, from the 1st to the 3rd of June, at Caorle, near Venice, on an 800 mt. grass runway made available by Alicaorle. This has been the largest IMAC competition in Europe for the year 2018: 55 pilots from 16 Countries were present, including representations from IMAC Turkey, India and Israel.
We have been flying on two simultaneous flight lines, a distance of about 500 mt. has been placed between the two juries stands. In three days 330 flights have been concluded by 11 pilots in Sportsman, 19 Intermediate, 11 Advanced and 14 Unlimited, of which 18 have also flown Freestyle. Each precision pilot has flown four know flights with one drop and two unknown flight with one drop. The Freestyle pilots made two flights of which one has been dropped.
The most important innovation of this competition has been the introduction of Noutamatic, an innovative technology enabling the judge to score each flight maneuver by pressing a button on a box connected in WiFi to the central scoring system. With his eyes always focused on the airplane, the judge can deduct half a point or add half a point by pressing the dedicated buttons. When satisfied with the score, he has to press another button to validate. At this point, through an earphone system, the box describes to the judge the next maneuver on schedule. This system eliminates the job of the scribe and also the very annoying job of imputing the data manually, in addition, no paper is necessary to write and communicate information.
In Europe IMAC has been positioned as an Aerobatic Flight School, organizing competitions to enable each pilot to assess his competence and make plans for improvement. This learning culture contributes creating a very friendly atmosphere among pilots during competitions and a sense of family among all the participants including friends and relatives.
In the end, we had a ruffle that has been highly appreciated by everybody, especially because of the presence, among other very interesting objects, of three DA engines gently donated by Desert Aircraft, the producer of the most desired airplane engines in the world.
In general, we assisted to a significantly high level of precision flight quality and this has made the event quite interesting for anyone who loves this practice.
In Europe, IMAC has become the category of reference for all the semi-scale pilots, overcoming the importance of F3M and the European Acro Cup. During 2018, new stand along IMAC organizations have been created in Spain, France, Czech Republic, Turkey, and India. In 2019 Switzerland and probably Germany will be initialized. At that point, we will be able to say that IMAC flys from the UK to India and from Finland to Israel or maybe South Africa. Our concept of Europe is much broader and inclusive than the current political idea of Europe.
At the end of the competition, the date of the first IMAC Europe Championship has been announced. This will take place from the 26th to the 29th of August 2020 at San Giovanni Rotondo, in Italy. This four days of competition, called the “EUROPEANS”, will involve 120 pilots. It will take place on four simultaneous flight lines designed on a huge plain in front of the Gargano Mountains, two hours south of Rome and fifteen minutes from the Adriatic sea.
You are all invited,
Manrico ARD Europe