Pylon Racing
Typical Models

The most important rules from the FAI sporting code (ask your local FAI representatives for a complete copy of the current rules):

  • Battery pack: 7 Sub-C type NiCd cells, in 1997: max. weight: 425 g.
  • Weight: 1.25 kg (max.).
  • Wing Loading: 7.5 kg/m (max.).
  • Typical Values for a F5D Model:

  • Wing Span: 1.0 m
  • Wing Area: 0.13 m
  • Engine: 350 W
  • Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Airfoils: MH 30, MH 32, MH 33, MH 43

  • A typical F5D pylon racing model (1996).

    Kits of F5D models


    Manufacturer Model wing span
    wing area
    Simprop Edago 980 0.147 MH 43
    Raz Faz 800 0.071 MH 43
    Graupner Race Rat 1000 ? ?
    Mini Viper 770 ? ?
    Shark 900 0.09 MH 43

    see also: News from Nuremberg 1997: Graupner Shark pylon racer

    Last update of this page: 10.1.1997

    Last modification of this page: 21.05.18

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