- SAM PREAMBLE
From SAM USA parent organisation rule book.
The competition flying of free flight and R/C model aircraft
of vintage design is intended to be casual, enjoyable and interesting for
both competitor and spectator alike. It is neither desired to advance the
state-of-the-art of aeromodeling, per se, other than to increase participation
in the sport generally, nor to reprove again that which is already recorded
in aeromodeling history books. The intent of these rules is to categorize
the basic types of vintage models and establish an equitable and simple
framework of regulations for competition purposes. Therefore, model designs
that revolutionized free flight competition and necessitated the formation
of two basic classifications, "ANTIQUE" and "OLD TIMER" are expected to
compete in the Old Timer Events.