By Aaron Waldron
Drama struck on the first official day of the 2016 IFMAR World Championships as registration preceded the start of practice - with a two-and-a-half-year-old rule change deeming all but one manufacturer's rear wing as illegal.
Here's the official ruling posted by IFMAR:
LiveRC Facebook account -- various pictures and results
LiveRC Twitter account -- breaking news and live race updates throughout the weekend
LiveRC Instagram -- JConcepts Pit Report account -- pictures from the pits
As stated, it seems the only manufacturer's wing in compliance is that of Kyosho. It remains to be seen whether drivers will simply try to find a Kyosho wing and bolt it to their cars (putting local and Internet shops in a position of strength, no doubt) or simply affix larger side dams to their existing wings.
Stay tuned for more as this story develops.