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The Venue

Introducing BMFA Buckminster
BMFA Buckminster is located on the Leicestershire/Lincolnshire border close to the towns of Melton Mowbray and Grantham and is the National Visitor Centre and Model Flying site of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA). See here for exact location and directions

Night Flying Guidelines

Night Flight Judging Criteria

  • Effort

The Judging of this will consist of 20 points broken down into 3 categories

  • lighting on the blades(home made would score the full 8 points)
  • Night rope/LED’s on canopy,boom and tail etc maximum of 8points.
  • Use of External Props ( this could be in the form of Fireworks or Lasers for an example  Maximum of 4 Points.


  • Technical

The Judging of this will consist of 40 points broken down as follows

  • Difficulty
  • Transitions
  • New manoeuvres
  • Control (fully controlled flight – no winging it)
  • Accuracy

The Freestyle flight should be timed to be as close to 2:50-3:10

  • Crowd Appeal

The Judging of this will consist of 40 points

  • Aggressive
  • Crowd pleasing
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  • StumbleUpon
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Delicious
  • Digg

Event Sponsors

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Trade Stands

If you would like to bring a trade stand to this years 3D Championship in September, please contact us.