F3 Model Helicopter
The models which are used in the helicopter model flight are single-rotor purpose models which are optimized depending upon division for a certain requirement. The models are powered with a piston engine but more and more with electric drive which has clear advantages in the competition categories.
F3C-FAI / Precision aerobatics, two mandatory programs, worldwide Uniform
Highest level, flown at World, European and Swiss Championships as well as National Team eliminations. Flights are scored by 3 to 5 judges trained and experienced in the international standard with scores between 0 and 10 in half points. Flags, circles and lines will be placed on the ground to help the judges evaluate the precision. 10 minutes flight time. Preliminary and final flights with different programs.
F3C-Swiss-Cup / Beginner programs in 2 levels, only mandatory programs
National program as preparation for FAI class in 2 levels, Newcomer for newcomers, Promotion for advanced newcomers. Every year 3 competitions are flown in the two levels. On the ground the same markings as FAI.
F3N / 3D aerobatics program, only mandatory, not yet standardized worldwide
Program under construction for 3D flight maneuvers. Markings on the ground are different from the F3C programs. Will be standardized internationally in the next 1 to 2 years. Models are optimized differently than in F3C classes. More information can be found under www.f3-heli.ch or www.f3c.ch