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Model Airplane Combat - A Thrilling Experience

Mar 28, 2008
You have been flying model airplanes for sometime now and have mastered how to fly many of these models. You have also learnt how to make many complicated maneuvers and now you feel that you are a master of your game. Now, the question is what to do next? You need not worry. You can start flying you model airplane again, and keep making the same moves, which by now seem to be old. But, that is life. Keep moving!

Well, its time you discover something new. What about model airplane combat? Yes, you can discover a new thrilling experience of taking part in a model airplane combat. This is one of the oldest sports in the model airplane world. The sport is even more popular these days, since the spirit of competition is growing more and more and flyers want to continually prove their superiority in flying these planes. So, better planes are made for such combats and competitions are being organized even on the international level. There are two main bodies that organize these competitions. They are the National Sports Combat Club (NSCC) and the Radio Control Combat Association (RCCA).

The contestants in this combat sport try cutting a long streamer tied on the rear of their opponent's plane and their opponents try to do the same. They have to cut these streamers using their propellers or wings. There are various categories, which have been created to make the sport more interesting. These categories are mostly based on the material used to make certain model planes and the types of planes involved. All these models fly together and involve themselves in midair battle, to prove to the opponents, who is the real master of the game. Some of these include Slow Survivable Combat (SSC), Open Classes, and Scale categories. You can't compete with someone, unless one is from the same category as yours. There are other rules, which must be followed, which also involve aspects like the engine size, the weight of the plane, the shape of the fuselage, the propeller size and so on.

The rules are not actually meant to test the superiority of the plane, but to test the skill of the pilot. The pilots gain points for various achievements. The obvious one is of course cutting the streamer of the opponent. But, this will also depend on the remaining length of the streamer after the planes land down. If your opponent has a shorter streamer, then it's better for you. The way you cut the streamer also matters. The more you engage your opponent, the more you get points. If you are not aggressive, while in the air, points are deducted. There are also some safety guidelines, which should not be crossed over, for which you may end up losing points. All these rules make the game more interesting. So, stretch your wings and conquer the skies!
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