(2503 Diaspora 2503, ???? Subsector; C472676-C)

This planet is home to some of the most eager ornithopter enthusiasts in the sector.  Tsinans have raised high-tech construction of 'thopters to an art form.  An aerial endurance rally is held each year.  The course of this rally carries contestants over Tsinan's largest desert.  Checkpoints are located at the oases that are scattered across the length of the desert.  Entrants from Sanborn (3001 Diaspora), another world where 'thoptering is a popular pastime and sport, win the event about once every three years.