FxRES is on Bank holiday Thursday 2nd June
10:45 Pilots Briefing
11:00 to 15:00 competition window
Location: BMFA National Flying Centre, Sewstern Road, Buckminster, Grantham, NG33 5R
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Just to reiterate our FXRES objectives- we are looking to get a LOT of people flying FXRES in the UK, stimulate a self-sustaining regional competition scene, and have a long term goal is to see at least one each F3L and F5RES Nationals event which are run to the full rule book.

2021 has been good for F3RES and F5RES in the UK, so we have been  looking ahead to the 2022 flying season and have had some thoughts…


It’s clear that there is a lot of potential interest in owning and flying FXRES models (obviously),  but the average club pilots seems less inclined to travel large distances to try their first competitive event. We propose to run some “Traveler” events at different regional locations to help get the event closer to the pilots.

The format and rules for the day competition will remain as used at Shrewsbury event:

  • best total time from 6 flights out of 10, a 6 minute max,  plus the fly-off time if more than one pilot maxes out.  
  • 15/100 regulation bungees for F3RES
  • 30 seconds/100 metre altitude cut-off for F5RES
  • The rules are simple,  easy to understand and operate and are a gateway to the full on RES regulations for future adoption…..we just want to build numbers flying these brilliant models competitively

We’ll run a couple of Shrewsbury events, we have secured events at Aylesbury and at Wetlands near Retford, and there are 6 events planned over 3 weekends in the Buckminster 2022 Calendar for FXRES competitions. However we are looking for other “Traveller” sites in the North, Midlands or South and need peoples help to find sites we could use? Similarly if any Club or individual wants to run a qualifying event to FXRES rules then  please get in touch if you can help.


In parallel we’ll will run a National FXRES League where the pilots scores from all the agreed regional events will be included. We propose that league scoring for any event will be normalised to winning pilots total time…for example a winning pilot with say, 30 minutes total time will get 100 points, pilot with 15 minutes gets 50 points.The leader board will record scores from all qualifying events, and the best 5 performances will count.

Everyone who competes will see their name on the leader board which will be on line at the FXRES website. People will be able to climb up the table, or defend their position. We will have a National League Champion for both F3L and F5RES, so there’s an incentive to come and fly at several events, (and better still fly both classes at each event for the same entry fee)


If anyone wants to run a qualifying, one-off open competition as part of the traveller League then please get in touch via contact page on the website…. Martin and I cannot do it all!  Event will need to be open to all and operated as per agreed rules.  We had a brilliant day running the Shrewsbury event, and we’ve proved that the format allows organisers to fly as well.


Lawrence and Martin

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