2013 Combat rules:
F2D Judges Guide
F2E Rules (DieselCombat)
HTML version with links between
the Rules and the Judges Guide:
F2D Rules 2011 and Judges Guide 2011
World Cup Rules (2013)
FAI Sporting Code:
Section 4 - Aeromodelling
2013 Edition, Effective 1st January 2013
Volume F2 Control Line Model Aircraft:
Rules for all classes
Technical Regulations for Control Line Contests
World Cup Rules
Download: Volume F2, all clases
Principles and authority of FAI
Classifications and definitions
Control of sporting events
Complains, penalties, disqualifications, protests
Appeals to the FAI
Download: General Section
Section 4A - CIAM internal regulations
Section 4B - General rules for international contests
Section 4C - General regulations and rules for contests and records
Download: Volume ABR
Download: Statutes-2013 and
Code of Ethics (Version 1.0 - 2003)
All documents can also be downloaded from:
FAI Documents Page or
CIAM Documents Page
New! 21/5 2013
The 2013 F2D rules are now ariviable in Russian:
Official translation to Russian (pdf)
Rules for F2D in Russian (pdf)
A German version of the 2009 combat rules can be found at Fesselflug-Center or
A Russian version of the 2009 rules.
F2D-E Electric Powered Combat Model Aircraft:
Lothar Hentschel has published an artickel on electro combat and made a set of rules for the new class:
Control Line Team
Rules for F2D-E (pdf)
General CL Model Flying:
Problems with "Fly by Wire" and a informal draft proposal for a new definition of "Control Line Model Flying"
A introduction to the problems with "fly by wire"
Combat rules for Smartphones:
F2D Rules and Judges Guide (html)
New! 4/6 2013
Two important updates to ABR
Well, not that important to Combat !
Technical Notice ABR Volume Efective 01-06-13
Technical Notice ABR F2 Effective 01-06-13 Issue 2
Guidance of how to apply the new F2D Combat Rule:
Official document from the F2D Work Group and F2 Subcommittee Chairman
Download the pdf here:
Guidance F2D Combat Rule 4.4.9.o
Text in English and Russian
An idea on how to make Combat competitions more interesting:
This rule was used first time at the Danish World Cup 2013
2010 Gyula Combat Seminar:
Video from the seminar on Noise Reduction in Hungary, 2010
Documents for debate:
Some thought on how combat noise can be reduced in the future:
Noise reduction in F2D combat Beta version! Sorry for the spelling!
Update: Follow the development of rules on noise reduction here.
2009 Belgrade Combat Seminar:
At the European Championship in Belgrade there was seminar on rules, rule changes, noise restrictions and other matters.
Here is some of the ideas that was published for the 2009 Belgrade Combat Seminar:
Noise reduction by shut-off
Wild ideas for new F2D rules
CIAM Bureau and Plenary Meeting, 2010
Quick info from the meeting:
- The new combat rules have been approved
- The "stop-at-will" is postphoned to 2013
Minutes from the Plenary Meeting and the Bureau Meeting
Proposal for new rules:
A proposals for new combat rules have been submitted for the CIAM Plenary Meeting by the F2D Working Group
This proposal consist of a major revision of the Combat Rules
and a new Judge's Guide.
This introduction to this proposal by Ingemar Larsson give a good understandig
of the background for the proposal.
Documents for download:
F2D, Judge's Guide and F2E (F2D Working Group, pdf)
Info and background on the safety wire rule.
How to change a muffler from 8 to 6 mm outlet.
How to use the shut-off to stop the engine at will
The introduction to the the proposal by Ingemar Larsson
Two comments in Russian.
25/11 and 2/12 from Russia Model Airplane Sports Forum
At the April Plenary Meeting (15-17/4 2010) the subcommittee will vote on the proposals.
New rules and changes will be valid from January 1st, 2011. More information on the meetings can be found on the CIAM homepage.
Some info from the December 2009 Bureau Meeting.
Debate on the proposals for new rules:
Combat-l - CL combat Yahoo Groups
Russia Model Airplane Sports Forum (Google translate)
Barton Model Flying Club
From 2011 all cleraifications are obselute
The information is in the Judges Guide
Here is a collection of clarification from the last years.
Some of the clarifications have been subject to debate.
If you have other clarifications or similar documents you are welcome to send them to me.
WC 2009 Clarification, Belgrade
Shut-Off Clarification 2009
- Comments to the shut-off rules
WC 2008 Clarification, France
- Comments to the Venturi, Muffler and
Saftey Wire rules.
- Solutions to the Venturi, Muffler or
Safety Wire problems.
Barton 2008 World Cup
EC 2007 Clarification, Serbia
WC 2006 Clarification, Spain
WC 2006 Bulletin #2
EC 2005 Clarification, Hungary