General By-Laws

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MACI Anti-Doping Rules

(Appendix A Passed 27/09/05)

The MACI condemns the use of prohibited substances or methods (a practice generally known as doping) in sport. The use of such substances or methods (including alcohol and/or "recreational drugs") is contrary to the ethics of the sport of aeromodelling and potentially harmful to the health of persons involved in the sport – both pilots and observers.

Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland

(Appendix B Passed 27/09/05)

The MACI is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every individual in the MACI should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the MACI and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland.

Rules Governing the Annual Award of the IAC and MACI Championship Trophies

(Appendix K Passed 26/01/91 and amended 25/11/95)

  1. The IAC and MACI Championships trophies are awarded annually for the most meritorious individual performances in R/C Scale, R/C Aerobatics, R/C Helicopter, C/L and Novice in MACI National and Provincial Championship events during the contest season.
  2. The IAC Scale Trophy shall be awarded to the person achieving the highest combined total points score in F4C and Large Scale Classes.
  3. The IAC Aerobatic Trophy shall be awarded to the person achieving the highest combined total points score in either F3A or Masters Classes. Where a person changed between Masters and F3A Classes during a contest season, the addition of points achieved from each class shall be his points score.
  4. The IAC Helicopter Trophy shall be awarded to the person achieving the highest combined total points score in either Sportsman or Novice Classes within the Challenge competition.
  5. The IAC C/L Trophy shall be awarded to the person achieving the highest total points score in all MACI C/L Classes.
  6. The MACI Novice Championship Trophy shall be awarded to the person achieving the highest total points score in the Novice Class.
  7. Five points will be awarded for each first place, with one point deducted for each successive placing, terminating with one point for 5th place - subject to (8) below.
  8. Points ties shall be broken by the use of the following criteria:
    • The most first places, if still tied, then:
    • The most second places, if still tied, then:
    • The most third places, if still tied, then:
    • By a toss of a coin

Identification of All Model Aircraft

(Appendix M Passed 12/03/97 to take effect on 01/05/97 and amended 30/11/02)

No model (other than one built for use exclusively as an indoor flying model) will be covered under the MACI insurance scheme unless and until it has the registration letters and numbers (in a height of at least 15 mm) of its owner permanently affixed to it and either visible outside the model or inside the model in a manner easily visible when the model is simply dismantled (e.g. the wing taken off).

It is the responsibility of the owner to remove the registration number on transfer of ownership of any model.

Note: "Permanently affixed" does not include the number on a loose piece of paper or wood inside the model. It should either be painted on the model (outside or inside) in 15 mm minimum height letters, or on a registration plate which should be affixed to the model.

General - Insurance

(Appendix R Passed 25/11/95)

As from 25/11/95, any person making an application for direct insured affiliation to MACI (i.e. not through an affiliated club) and not in possession of a ‘B’ certificate will not be accepted. Such a person will be advised to join a model Aero club in his/her locality for the express purpose of availing of instruction in the safe operation and flying of model aircraft to ensure such a person acquires the necessary competence. This policy does not affect any member affiliated and insured with MACI in the insured category prior to November 25, 1995.

This policy shall not affect gliding flyers and may be waived at the discretion of the Chairman and Treasurer in exceptional circumstances where a prospective member is resident too far from any affiliated club.

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