Welcome to the home of Mark Rudner's F2D News on the World Wide Web.

F2D Resources
Useful links, files, and additional articles and guides

Photo Galleries

Dnipro Cup 2009 - Photos of the 2009 Dnipro F2D World Cup in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine (credit: Victor Stamov)

FAI Sporting Code (Adobe Acrobat format, F2D Starts on page 44)
Guidance on how to apply the new "shutoff on demand" rule
Slides from lecture on F2D to the Charles River RC Club (Adobe Acrobat format)
Rules for one airplane "F2D-style" combat training event (Adobe Acrobat format)

How-To Guides and Informational Articles
Photo essay dissection of a Cyclon PC6
How to check your engine's head clearance
The poor man's pitch gauge (pdf)

Useful Links
Combat Supplies
Mejzlik Modellbau - No longer producing combat models, but still a great source for props, lines, and other accessories.
Alex "Fora Alex" Khatkevich - Supplier of high-quality specially-tuned Fora engines.
Igor Dementiev & Son (Sergei) - Builders of excellent models from Moldova. Please contact them for more info.
Igor Kolosov - Supplier of Viko models and other combat supplies.
Stanislav Chornyy - Former World Champion and seller of combat supplies, models, and Fora engines.
Yuvenko - Supplier of Yuvenko models and other combat supplies.
Cyclon Engines - Producer of the budget-friendly Cyclon PC6 combat engine.
GRS Models - Distributor of Ukrainian combat supplies in the U.S., including Fora engines.
Informational Sites
Göran Olsson's Control Line Model Flying page. A brilliant resource for news and information about control line aeromodeling in the international community.
Preston Briggs' Control Line Combat information site. A great resource for information on all aspects and types of combat.
Minature Aircraft Combat Association (MACA) - Special Interest Group for control line combat in the U.S.
New England Combat News - Official publication for the New England Combat Association and parent of the F2D News.
The Meat Burglars - Rock band to keep the adrenaline pumping in the off-season

If you have any questions or comments, please email Mark at his last name "at" mit "dot" edu