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17th September

Scale Day Event 

On Saturday 15th September, 26 members turned out in somewhat breezy conditions for the Annual Scale Day. As in previous years there was a competition element to the day to show off their scale aircraft. A competition was run to judge whose aircraft flew and looked the most scale like on the day.  Before lunch members and visitors were invited to vote for the pilot who, in their opinion, had flown in the most realistic manner during the morning.  Voting slips were counted during lunch after which the pilot with the most votes was awarded the prized Scale Cup. This year, the cup was won by John H, many congratulations  to John and the runners up were Richard S 2nd, and Len G. 3rd. Many thanks go to all that helped out and run the event including to Angie R. for the gorgeous cakes and sausage rolls that went down a treat. 

Many thanks to Tony C for the pictures..... great job.

To see all of the pictures please click on the link below.

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12th September 2018 

September OGM Minutes

The minutes of the 2018 OGM held on 10th September have been added to the 'Documents' section of the members area of the website. Members must log in using User name and Password to view.


10th September 2018

Congratulations go to John S for Achieving his A certificate.

Many congratulations to you John.



6th September 2018

Christmas Raffle 

As well as the usual Christmas Quiz and bring and share buffet, the December OGM will also include a raffle.

A member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has very generously donated several brand new and completely unused items to raffle at the December meeting.

Therefore, as of the September meeting we will be selling raffle tickets for 50p each. You can of course buy as many tickets as you wish and the draw will take place on the night of the meeting (10th December). 

It may be that you can't attend the meeting but wish to enter the raffle, therefore if your name is drawn don't worry you'll still receive the prize.

You can buy tickets from Caleb and from Chris. they are both at the field regularly and at the meetings. Should you wish to purchase tickets by post then please contact us for details.

In response to questions from several members regarding the purchase of raffle tickets we’ve decided to set a maximum spend of £20 per member in the interest of fairness.

Prizes:

1st: Spektrum DX8 with battery and charger

2nd: Wot4 Pro ARTF with Irvine 39

3rd: Max Thrust Lightning Electric glider 60" span (just add receiver and lipo)

4th: ASP 61FS

5th: DB Sport and Scale Cherokee kit 56" span

6th: Aero Graphics Fokker Eindecker kit 21" span

7th & 8th Husban X4 plus quadcopter

Specktrum DX8


WOT4 Pro including Irvine 39

Max Thrust Lightning 1500

ASP FS61AR

DB Sport and Scale Piper Cherokee kit

Aero Graphics Fokker Eindecker

Husban X4 Drone

3rd September 2018

Worth a watch, some good advice & hits and tips for members.

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2nd September 2018

Chris flies his Fokker DVII

With light winds and a bright sky Chris flew his 1/3rd scale DVII on Thursday morning.
Chris bought the aircraft a few years ago and with a few modifications and the adding of some scale details Chris, assisted by Dave took the opportunity to fly the aircraft on a perfect morning.
The aircraft spans just under 10 feet on the upper wing, and just under 8 feet in length and is powered by Zenoah 62cc petrol engine with a 1:2.3 belt driven reduction unit, turning a 30x10 propeller.
The aircraft flies like a trainer and needed very little trim and will fly at a walking pace.
Well done to Chris and Dave.




18 August 2018

Annual Power Gliding Competition

With 13 mph winds and gusts up to 18 mph, 12 pilots competed in this year’s Powered Gliding competition for the prized Dave Perrett Cup.  

1st and 2nd round flights consisted of a 25 second powered run followed by a maximum of 6 minutes gliding.  A 10 second bonus was added for landings within the runway giving a maximum score of 6:35.  Each pilot was given two attempts after which the five pilots with the highest single flight score went through to the final round. 

In the final round the top five qualifying pilots all launched simultaneously with the final three landing planes receiving 1st 2nd and 3rd places.  Congratulations to the competition winner Gordon B who won with a 3rd round flight time of 6:23.  Andy R came second with a flight time of 6:01 and 3rd place was awarded to Andy C with a final flight time of 5:10.    
An enjoyable day was had by all; thanks to all who took part and supported the event, particularly to Peter K for providing a fantastic BBQ!

 



15th July 2018

On A Roll

On the weekend of the Clubs Annual flying day, Chris took several members for their A test and John C was no exception and passed with flying colours. John received his certificate at the field yesterday from Chris. 

Many Congratulations goes to John.


Electric and Vintage Day

On a hot sunny day 22 members turned out to fly some splendid electric and vintage aircraft. The club was graced with the presence of well known and renown model builder Peter Iliffe who showed us all why he is such a superb model maker with his miniature aircraft which are all handcrafted even down to the propellers. As a club we also have our own renowned model builder George who showed us all his Comper Swift with a ingenious folding wing design and BA Swallow. Both of these aircraft are over 30 years old and fly like they were both built yesterday. The day was not so much an event but more of a gathering of man and machines who wallowed in the days events, basking in the sun, talking and sampling some of the delights of cake and sausage rolls baked by Angie Richards.

  

 

  

 


Fun, Flying & BBQ.

So as on many Sundays, many members gather together and go flying on a Sunday as they do pretty much every weekend, but this one was slightly different, with the weather set to be one of the hottest weekends in June, a few members decided to breakout the bbq & eat a selection of burgers, sausages and of course no bbq is never complete without cakes and of course a small amount of flying was done.

 

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19th June 2018

Weston Park International Model Air Show

This was held over the weekend 15th,16th & 17th of June, attracting thousands of people over the 3 day event.

This is one of the most popular display in the modelling calendar. Spectators and traders were entertained by some of the countries top model flyers, such as Martin Pickering(Spain), Dennis Gutowsky (Germany), Robbie Skipton, Steve Carr, Steve / Matt Bishop to name but a few. Many members of our club were there for either the day or camping for the 3 days. Those that stopped on the Saturday evening were not disappointed as they were entertained with a night show and fireworks display. A full size display also made the line up with a clip wing spitfire (flown by 3 times Red bull Air race champion pilot Paul Bonhomme) & Trig Aerobatic Team. So if you didn't manage to get there this year, make a date for next year, Well recommended.


 

10th June 2018

Annual Club Fun Fly Day

Despite a cloudy start 25 members, family and friends attended one of the best club events in recent years. Three fun competitions were held.

1  A Timed Spot Landing: The aim is to land on the spot as close to 60 seconds as possible, with 11 entrants,  David P and           Dave B were first and second with 17 points and 20 points respectively. 

2. Fastest Take-off, Loop, Touch and Go, Roll and landing with 8 entrants. 

    Caleb won with a time of 12 seconds and second place went to Len with a time of 17 seconds

 3. Elimination Limbo event with 13 entrants.  Winner John C, joint second Dave B, Len and David P

    After the competitive events an entertaining few minutes of tail chasing with streamers took place. Several      streamers            were cut and no aircraft came to grief.

Throughout the day members grazed on a superb selection of cakes, sausage rolls, hot and cold drinks and a barbecue           provided by Angie and Nigel. Many thanks to all who made the day a very memorable event


 


28th May 2018

Auster takes to the Skies

With light winds and a bright sky, Chris B test flew his new new Auster powered by a Laser 80 Four Stroke and built from a DB Sport and Scale Kit.

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19th May 2018

2018 Bungee Gliding Event

25 members turned out to this years bungee gliding event, with the weather set to be one of the best weekends we've had in many years. The sun was shining and wind was very light at times. 20 members took part in two rounds of flying against the clock and each other, to be crowned bungee champion 2018.
After the first round members tucked in to a delicious bbq, with sausage rolls and cakes lovingly prepared by Angie Richards. Round two saw even more excitement with some members struggling with the bungee cord set up, realising too early.
The day was won by Andy R, second place went to Ian H & Third place went to Ken.

scores as follows   = 1st Andy = 12.20
                              = 2nd Ian = 11.00
                              = 3rd Ken = 8.27

Many thanks to all who came and supported the event, also thank you to all that helped with the bungee, food and setup / take-down.


Third Place Ken

Second Place Ian


Winner Andy



16th May 2018

On this the 75th Anniversary of the DAMBUSTERS raid

Tonight 75yrs ago 16 May 1943, Crewe's of 617 sq took of from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to attack the mighty dams of Western Germany.

On this day 16th may 1943 21:00hrs. 19 Lancaster's of 617 Sq took off from RAF Scampton on what would become one of the most daring raids of the war. Flying at just 60ft there and back across enemy's territory, to drop a bomb/mine that had not really been tested before. Its inventor Barnes Wallis had developed a mine that would bounce across the surface of the water like a skimming stone and set it's self against the wall of the dam, hoping to break these enormous dams Moehne, Eden & Sorper dams and flood the Ruhr valley and cripple the war machine that was believed to be relaying on this water for its war effort. Out of the 19 Lancaster's that took off from RAF Scampton only 11 Returned, 52men of 617sq had been lost, incredibly most of the losses had been getting their and back and not during the raid. Wng Cmdr. Guy Gibson DSO & bar ,DFC & bar. was awarded the Victoria Cross for drawing flack during the raid.

Lancaster 617

after the raid

8th May 2018

Pup E flies after 15 years

A few weeks ago Ian H flew is DB Sport and Scale Pup E. 

Ian says: I bought this balsa kit for my dad Kenneth as a retirement present to give him something to do. Well 15yrs later we finally got it finished and flown on Friday. The old fella was chuffed to bits. The look on his face was priceless. 

Well done to Ian and Kenneth.

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                                                    Kenneth with his  lovely Pup 

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Wot 4 reaches 600

Grahams original WOT 4 FoamE reached 600 flights this weekend. Graham has been flying the aircraft since July 2011 and has only replaced some servos and the battery hatch. Well done to Graham and his Wot 4.

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7th May 2018

Learning to Fly

With very light winds and temperatures reaching the high 20’s, three cadets from 121 Squadron Nuneaton Air Cadets spent the day learning to fly models. With the help of Chris, John, David and Max, the three cadets flew a range of models, from trainers and gliders to cabin and sport models. In-between flights, all present were treated to some display flying by Lawrence and Chris with their large warbirds and Ian with his hi-performance electric models. At lunchtime, everyone tucked in to a superb barbecue flowed by ice creams, trifle, cakes and ice cold lemonade.

Many thanks to all who helped to organise the event.

Several other members also attended throughout the day to take advantage of the excellent weather and a good time was had by all.

 


ME109 Takes to the Sky

With the sun shining and the zero wind, Tony thought it would be a good day to fly his magnificent electric powered ME109 built from a Brian Taylor plan. Sure enough, with a dozen or so spectators, Chris was handed the transmitter for the first flight. The model flew faultlessly, with little trim change and looked magnificent in the air. The electric retracts worked well and the 6s set-up provided a scale performance. Future flights will sound like the real thing with an on-board sound system.

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More pictures can be seen on the 'Events' and 'Pictures' pages