As of Friday 23rd Oct 2020, the current limit is 30 people, observing the usual social distancing rules, at the field. Looks like we can now welcome some guests again!
As the warmer weather aproaches and we all look forward to enjoying our hobby, there are a few things we should all remember.
Due to Covid-19 still being very much a part of our lives there is a maximum of 20 people allowed at the field at a time.
Please sign the atendance book each time to visit the field.
There is a 1.5 metre social distancing requirement.
No hugging, handshaking or cuddling, however much you’ve missed your clubmates.
There are only 4 pilots allowed on the flightline at any one time.
Please observe the queing system for taking turns to fly.
If you haven’t already done so, you might want to consider downloading the CovidSafe app.
It’s there to help protect you, and also to protect others.
Please, while we are limited to 20, everyone coming should be coming to fly.
If someone brings a visitor or non flying family members, that’s less space for pilots.
If you have finished flying, and there are close to 20 people there, please don’t hang around because you will count towards the limit.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
We've just posted the Eelectric Flight Primer - a colelction of information from David Menzies that might help demistify some of the electric flight calculations and choices. A good read... click HERE to go to the article.
An ex-member of WRCS, Peter Gaunt, passed away early in November 2019. The Sydney Morning Herald carried an excellent article on Peter's life, at this link: https://www.smh.com.au/national/man-of-style-at-the-helm-of-the-sydney-morning-herald-20191024-p533s7.html
Saturday 14th July couldn't have been much better for flying - not too cold, not much wind, and we had a good turnout of biplanes as well as the usual Saturday morning pilots.
Col Mitchell's lovely SE5A took first prize in pilot's choice, narrowly pipping David Foster with his triplane and Phil Maher with his Pitts Mamba. David Foster's Fokker picked up 4th place too, with Stuart Cohen (ultimate) and Tom Sparks (pitts) picking up a vote or two. Clive's tatty old Panic and Dave B's microscopic foam biplane didn't get a vote - par for the course.
In the racing, Stuart Cohen had a tiger, as did Dave Bolstad, and Clive had finished a Scanner that morning and unseized an old Super Tigre engine that hadn't run for several years. The racing was very close (especially the first corner mayhem) and Stuart eventually pulled away to win, with Clive 2nd and Dave Bolstad going off the boil and completing his last lap inverted. Despite the small numbers it was a great race and thanks to all the callers and spotters. We had good eyes at both end pylons for this race and the pilots made a special effort to go round rather than inside the pylons - well worth doing and only one cut (whilst inverted).
The 11th August is our big fun fly, fun scale, bring and buy day with another round of racing. If you haven't tried this yet, how about getting your local hobby shop to grab you a Scanner or a Tiger, bung in a 46 glow and give it a go? They are both excellent sport planes for everyday flying, and at about $160 for the Scanner, it isn't exactly expensive racing. You'll be competitive just by turning up with a plane fitted with an engine and the right propeller (APC 11x6 only). Standard 10% nitro fuel. It's not tough to fly the 10 lap course and a great way to sharpen your focus on smooth flying and accurate turning - which is most of what you need to do to place well.
Hamza Burney has posted some great photos on the WRCS member's facebook page. Here's a taster: