Please note that Autumn Scale Day will now be on Sunday 3rd June 2018.
The field will be open to scale aircraft only, but any member with a scale or scaleish model can join in.
Dave Pound will be looking for volunteers to help with setup, registration, catering, judging and flight line control.
Sausage sizzle, hot drinks. Guests very welcome!
So glider day had a huge 3 people turn up for electric, and 2 potential competitors for thermal (so that didn't run). The results are at this LINK. Congratulations to those who were able to attend.
Please book Autumn Scale Day in your diary now: MOVED TO Sunday 3rd June from 9am
It's a day for scale aircraft of all types, plenty of flying, plenty of fun, a round of one make pylon racing at lunch time (Scanner or Tiger, 46 or smaller motor, APC 11x6 prop, club supplies fuel, no modifications allowed!). Visitors and guests are welcome, and we all rely on plenty of participation to make it a big day. Please come along and fly, or get involved in judging, helping out, eating the sausages. Looking forward to seeing you there.
If you are a member of WRCS, please consider putting your hand up to help the volunteers who look after our website and facebook page.
We need member's articles - build stories, event reviews, product reviews (avoiding anything that you could be sued for publishing), technical hints and ideas - with pictures if you have them. We can take them in Word or similar with pictures as JPEGs, or in PDF format if you'd prefer them to just be downloaded rather than published as a web page.
We also need an editor to take responsibility for the website, current information, updates, reviewing and publishing artilces submitted. You do need to be reasonably technical - in your comfort zone with Joomla or, at least, able to pick up the ball and run with it, nad you do need a firm grasp on what is, and isn't, suitable for publication.
At the moment, Jody looks after images, Ronny and Michal look after website structure and Clive looks after content, and only Stan and Mike have submitted any articles in recent history. If you'd like to participate, let Clive know. There will be a meeting to discuss the website and plans for its future, probably around Tuesday 6th March.
A reminder that our Autumn Glider Comp is on Saturday March 17th starting from midday. The field will be open for sport flying as usual in the morning and then restricted to glider competitors in the afternoon.
The glider events will be:
- electric glider - 5 minute target flight, motor run time in seconds gets deducted, as do seconds over and under 5 mins, and a spot landing bonus is added.
- thermal glider - from a bungee launch, 5 minute target flight with penalties for over and under, and spot landing bonus
There will be a few rounds in each category. If you have a glider, come and give it a go. A lot of the ARTF foam gliders are VERY competitive now so this isn't a comp that plays into the hands of the expensive competition machines.
Also, Doug has got the glider tug working so, if you have a glider that can be towed up and release the towline, let Clive or Doug know. If we have enough, there might be a towline glider event one day!