F3Q - Radio Controlled Aero Tow Gliders
F3Q is a two task contest for 'scale like' aero tow gliders.
Each round comprises a duration task and a speed task.
Unlike F3B, where worst task scores are discarded, with F3Q the
worst round score is discarded.
The rules for F3Q are FAI provisional rules (at 5 November 2016).
- Unlimited number of pilots. Up to 99 rounds can be drawn.
- Creates an optimised draw that avoids frequency and/or team clashes.
- Pilots can be 'retired' and a re-draw made with the remaining pilots for later rounds.
- Pilots can be moved between groups, and even rounds, for re-flights.
- Whole groups can be re-flown.
- New re-flight groups can be 'built' with selected pilots.
- Keeps track of each pilot's best score for each round (if pilot is re-flown)
- Deducts up to five worst Round scores at predetermined rounds flown.
- Deducts penalties from the final score.
- Provides a comprehensive suite of reports. All reports can be previewed, printed
- Score cards (for the duration task) can be printed from the Reports menu.
Championship reports can be produced in two different ways.
- Multiple competitions can be selected into a Competition Series (see Main Menu → Competition Series).
The Competition Series report can then be produced.
- The rounds flown from multiple competitions can be merged into a single competition file (see Main Menu → Merge).
The standard competition reports apply to the merged competition.
Expand F3Q on the side menu to work through these features.
Basic competition setup for F3Q
- Select both the Duration and Speed tasks
- Select 'Random' from the Lane Options.
This creates the Duration launch order when the Draw is done.
- Under Scoring Options
- Select 'Drop worst Round scores'.
- Select the round numbers at which drop scores will take effect.
- Under Scoring Rules
- Key in the 'Duration target time'.
- Select the 'Landing bonus' table.