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S7 (Scale) Introduction
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Flying a world-class scale model takes time and dedication.  The FAI has designated S7 as the classification for Scale Models.  The models are usually large, visually stunning, and technically complex. 

See the information on the NAR website provided here: S7 – Scale
Terrill Willard
Phoenix, Arizona
NAR 55192
USA 775089
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Here are a few photos from 2014.

Mike Nowak has been to several World and International competitions.  Here he has just completed prepping his model and is ready to head out to the launch pad.
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Scale Models are judged first for a static score.  If they are successfully flown, their flight score will be added to the static score to determine the final ranking.  This is the scale judging room in Shumen, Bulgaria 2014.
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It seems that scale day is always too windy.  Here, modelers and their helpers hold the models steady in the rising wind.  Sometimes the model or the launcher has to be supported till the last seconds in the countdown in order to insure a safe launch.
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Ignition spiders are common for starting large clusters of motors.  Here the Ukrainian team adjusts a very complex ignition spider.  They were successful and got all the motors started IIRC.
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Terrill Willard
Phoenix, Arizona
NAR 55192
USA 775089
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