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Message: Re:Difficulty of Categories

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From: Scott McMaster <scott at mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA>

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 18:07:05 UTC


  I am a new Sportsman pilot (5 contests, 150 hp Decathlon) and would 
LOVE to have unknowns in sportsman!  I agree that they should be kept 
light (6 figures?) but it would really help to make Sportsman more 

On a related note:  The lack of a workable free in sportsman is 
frustrating to me.  The allowable K for the free is tied to the current 
known (to allow a penalty free choice between flying a free or repeating 
the known) so if you use a free you'd be designing a new program from scratch
each year as the k changes.  Any thoughts out there on assigning a fixed K for
a sportsman free (like the rest of the catagories) and maybe publishing a 
"suggested free" for the people that don't want to design their own?

Scott McMaster, P.Eng.
Research Engineer, Centre for Electrophotonic Materials and Devices
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, email:  Scott at McMaster.CA
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made" V.P. Dan Quayle, 8/17/89


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