I think the rules have always stated that plastics can be used to attach wings and other parts to the plane. I think the change this year in addition to use of carbon fiber is that tape is now okay. I think there may have be dq's in the past for using tape to join the wing assembly to the motor stick. Another question could be is tissue used for tubes paper and whether technically it is improper other than as a wing covering. I am not sure going from memory. The caveat is to read the rules for yourself as there is no substitute for the rules and bring a copy with you to the competition. An event supervisor is a volunteer and may not be familiar with the rules--at my regional this weekend, I had the supervisor try to allow me to only check in one motor. (I had a bag of about 20 as I did not know site height and conditions until we arrived). Got a silver with a mediocre time of 1:40 when the plane did 2:30 the night before --the gym was the same 22 ft and while the fans were "shut off" in the gym they were not in the adjoining football facility which shared the system and needless to say that facility puts out some force--lost about six feet passing a vent with no fan on. But still a good day.
I WILL RETURN TO PHILMONT IN JULY!
07 Reg 1st BLG, 3rd WV.
08 Reg 1st Twr, 2nd BLG
State 1st Twr
09 Reg 1st WS, PSL and Crave the Wave, 2nd Robo-X, EB
State 1st EB, 3rd WS
10 Reg 1st EB, PSL, 2nd WS, Disease Det., 3rd Traj.
State 1st EB, PSL, 2nd WS, 3rd Disease Det.