AMPRA Inc General Meeting Minutes 2011

 

Minutes of AMPRA General Meeting 2011

Date: 11/06/2011

Meeting opened: 8:10pm

Members Present:  12

Visitors:  Mike Hennesy, Cathy Watt, Karen Callow, Jo Taylor

Apologies:  Kim O’Connor, Terry O’Connor, Chris Callow, Glenn Matthews, Nerida Matthews

 

Previous Minutes: Minutes from 2010 meeting were read and accepted

      Moved: Steve Taylor             Seconded: Kevin Callow   Carried

Secretary’s Report:  The list of correspondence received & sent was tabled & endorsed.

                Moved: Bruce De Chastel                             Seconded: Neil Davy     carried

 

General Business:

 

AMPR 2012: Only one nomination was received from the Maryborough Club to host AMPRA 2012.   There being no other nomination Maryborough has been awarded the 2012 AMPRA Championships.

 

New Class F3R – Pylon Racing models with limited Technology.

Bruce De Chastel spoke about the FAI’s introduction of the above class.  This is basically the same specifications as theQ500 class but with higher performance engines.  Engines must be 6.60cc capacity, front intake, side exhaust, no modifications allowed.  This class has been running for some time overseas and at special events run at Maryborough recently.  It is hoped that in the near future this class will also be contested at a world championship level or be contested at a number of venues during the year where points are awarded and there would be winners based on points over the year. This is yet to be decided.

Moved: Bruce De Chastel                      Seconded:  Warren Mees

“That the new Class F3R be run at AMPRA Championships and that the new rules be forwarded to the Technical Sub-Committee for them to submit them to the MAAA rules conference to be included in the Australian Rules.”

Motion was carried.

 

Q500 Class:    There was a general discussion about the Q500 class being an introduction class, however with the currently available models such as V-Gun, Sling Shot & other fully moulded composites, there was little encouragement for pilots attending meetings with vipers or other similar models.  It was generally agreed that we should maintain Q500 as an introductory class to encourage others to come and try pylon racing at an affordable cost.

Moved Joe Luxford                                        Seconded: BruceDe Chastel

“That a new sub paragraph be added to the current AMPRA Rules for Q500 to read

5.3.5.2.5          Wing Construction

Wings must be of foam core or built up type construction.  Composite, hollow moulded wings are not allowed.”

Motion was carried.

 

Q500 Class:   There was a general discussion about the diameter of the propeller allowed for Q500.  Often propellers sustain minor damage to their tips which make them outside the rules and unusable.

 

Moved Joe Luxford                                        Seconded Tony Singleton

“That Q500 rule 5.3.5.6.2 be modified to read, “minimum diameter 250mm”

Motion carried.

 

Moved  Bruce De Chastel                              Seconded Alex Davy

“That the AMPRA Q500 rules as amended be sent to the Technical Sub-committee to be included in the Australian Rules at the next MAAA rules conference.

Motion carried

 

Muffled Pipes:

There was general discussion about the use of muffled pipes and the previous amendments that were rescinded due to difficulties in reliable supply of the pipes. It was generally agreed that the pipes are now readily available and are reliable for use.  It was also discussed that as the rest of the world has now been using only muffled pipes since the introduction of the FAI rule in Jan 2010, non muffled pipes will generally no longer be produced.

 

Moved:  Bruce De Chastel                                               Seconded:  Steve Taylor

“That by AMPRA 2012, muffled pipes, as per the FAI  noise rules, 5.2.3,are to be used in all FA1 events and all selection events for the Australian team for the F3D World Championships”.

Motion carried

 

AMPRA Australian Team Selection events for 2013 World Championships

There was general discussion about the timing of selection events due to the fact that there will be no Nationals competition at the end of 2012 due to the Nationals for 2011 being held in WA in April 2012 & would be too early to be considered as part of the normal selection process.  This means that a suitable venue for the 3rd qualifying selection event has to be identified early enough so suitable arrangements can be made.

Currently the selection events will be AMPRA at Maryborough, QLD in June 2012, Qld’s state championships in August/September 2012 & Victoria’s state championships in September/October 2012.  The final selection event would need to be held before February 2013.  At this stage the 2013 World Championships will be run in the Netherlands in July/August 2013.

Moved: Bruce De Chastel                                      Seconded: Joe Luxford

“That the AMPRA committee find a suitable venue for a third selection event”.

Motion carried.

 

World Championships

Joe Luxford gave an update on the progress of preparations for the WC’s to be held in August 2011.  Currently there are 49 pilots entered from 18 countries. Most aspects are under control with people registering to assist in the running of the event.  The only concern being that people may drop out closer to the event.  It was suggested that an update letter be sent to all registered helpers letting them know that everything is going to plan and advising them of the support they will get by way of official clothing and meal support during the event.

 

 

AMPRA Fees

The fees need to be increased to allow for increased costs for Trophies, fuel etc.

Moved: Kevin Callow……………………………Seconded: Joe Luxford

“That the AMPRA annual Fees be increased to $20.

Motion carried

 

Code of Conduct

There was a discussion on code of conduct and it was requested the AMPRA have a link on their Web site to the appropriate MAAA MOP.

 

Moved:  Neil Davy                              Seconded: Bruce De Chastel

“That AMPRA have a link on its’ web site to the MAAA Code of Conduct, MOP 041, in general and particularly Annex D, section D2 that applies to Special Interest Groups”.

Motion carried.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next General Meeting to be June 2012 in Maryborough.

Meeting closed 9.15pm

 

 

 

C.J. Watt

President

 

 

 

K.O’Connor

Secretary

 

 

 

 
 

AMPRA Inc Annual General Meeting Minutes 2011

 

Minutes of AMPRA Annual General Meeting 2011

Date: 11/06/2011

Meeting opened: 8:00pm

Members Present:  12

Visitors:  Mike Hennesy, Cathy Watt, Karen Callow, Jo Taylor

Apologies:  Kim O’Connor, Terry O’Connor, Chris Callow, Glenn Matthews, Nerida Matthews

 

Previous Minutes: Minutes from 2010 meeting were read and accepted

      Moved: Bruce De Chastel             Seconded: Kevin Callow

Treasurers Report:  The financial report was presented to the meeting and accepted.

                Moved: David Axon                             Seconded : Warren Mees    Carried

 

General Business:

 

Election of Office Bearers:

All positions declared vacant :

 

Nominations for President:

Bruce De Chastel nominated Chris Watt           Seconded Neil Davy

 

Chris Watt was declared president, there being no other nomination.

 

Nominations for Secretary/Treasurer

Joe Luxford nominated Kim O’Connor             Seconded Bruce Dechastel

No other nominations   Kim has indicated that she is prepared to continue as President.

Kim was declared secretary/treasurer

 

Next AGM to be June 2012.

Meeting closed 8:10pm

 

 

 

C.J. Watt

President

 

 

 

K.O’Connor

Secretary