One Model & Electric Fun Fly August 2016
You may recall at the AGM the prospect of an additional comp was raised and our CD Dave Pound said that as long as 4 members showed up he would run one. Well, last Saturday 7 stalwarts arrived ready for the fray!
The first event was to be a 10 lap race for the “One Model” (a Tiger or a Scanner – yes, ok, that’s not one model but near enough!) and here they are ready for the off.
Dave Pound, Stuart Cohen, Mike Minty, Dave Pound, Clive “Call me Prez” Weatherhead, An

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Photos from today's Fun Fly are available in the Gallery. Look out for Mike Minty's article soon.

Update 12th August 8am - all 3 events now have enough entrants to justify running them, although more people will be very welcome!

So, the events are:

  • Around midday - Scanner and Tiger racing - standard planes, motors up to 46, APC 11x6 props, and the club supplies 10% nitro fuel for all participants
  • Around 1pm - electric fun fly - any electric aircraft can be used - elements are at Dave Pound's discretion, but typically involve things like climb and glide, limbo, spot landing, loops/rolls, balloon bursting etc
  • Open electric pylon - no aircraft restrictions - so some will be limping around and some might be doing 200km/hr and almost invisible most of the time
  • Fun electric pylon for home designed and built planes no wider than a sheet of balsa and using a 2200 3 cell battery (this one isn't part of the club championship)

The field will need to be CLOSED to sport flying whilst the events are taking place - so probably from aorund midday until 3pm.

Kelvin's new aerobatic ship passed the testing programme and completed 4 very smooth flights on Saturday 30th July - each getting better as Kelvin started to setup the control movements to suit his flying style. 


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Photos from our recent Biplane Day have been uploaded into the Gallery. If you want to know more have a look at Mike Minty's article below.