A New Fun Event for Small Fields – 50% Old Timer

Here is an idea that a few of us have been tossing around.  It won’t be an official FAC event (or even an official proposed event) unless the ground swell on this is popular.  That is:  Half Scale Old Timers.  Here are some basic guidelines:

Small Field HSOT/OSOT

A fun event for small fields – Half Scale Old Timers (HSOT) and Originally Small Old Timers (OSOT)

HSOT: Any Old Timer (Cabin or Stick) reduced to 50% span
– must have enclosed motors
– Maximum span is 18″
– If your Original was greater than 36″ span, reduce it until it is 18″ or less
– Maintain outlines and proportions
– Ribs and Sticks may be reduced in quantity, if desired.
– if you reduce 2-Bits, they need to be 13″ or less (50%) – not 18″
– props and rubber is your choice.

OSOT: Originally Small Old Timers
– must have enclosed motors (Phantom Flash and the like are not eligible)
– Original Old Timers with 18″ span or less
– built per plan, no reduction or enlargement
– no stick or rib modifications – per plan
– building per plan allows their eligibility in OT Stick, OT Fuse or 2-Bit

Total of Three Flights (TOTF)
– max time is CD’s discretion

The aim of this is to create and Old Timer Fun Event for small fields.  Note: Old Timers were built to fly and these will probably still fly away!  These will build to Dimer size or Embryo size (to give an idea of accuracy or performance).

Peanut-sized Flea

Pacific Ace Jr (OSOT)

Half Gollywock

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3 Comments

  1. Love it George! Guess I have a head start.

  2. It’s just a fun event – lots of plans and kits are already available. Now you can shrink down your favorite old-timer. These are fun builds.

  3. Bob Clemens

    Great idea. I believe it will catch on.

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