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19th May 2024

Scale Day

26 members turned out for the Scale Day yesterday. A cloudy start turned into a bright and sunny day with lots of flying, good company and a super spread of food provided, once again, by Angie

Members voted for the best static and flying scale model

The scale cup was awarded to Chris B for his Corsair and Ian H was awarded the best static aircraft for his Spitfire, which unfortunately had technical issues and so didn't fly.

Thank you to all for attending and to Angie & Nigel for the catering and event organisation.


20th April 2024

Today 25 members along, with friends turned out for the 2024 Bungee Gliding Competition and the Dave Perrett Cup. With a Northerly breeze straight across the crosswind runway, it made for an interesting setup for the Bungee Launch.
The event comprised of 2 rounds, with both times from each round totalled to see which of the top 5 pilots would go through to round 3 for the fly-off.

17 members took part and times would start once the bungee was released from the glider. Pilots aimed to max out at 6 mins with a 10sec bonus if they made it back to the designated area of the patch denoted by the cones. The wind made it difficult to get back & finding lift was challenging at times.
5 pilots were made it through: Ian H, Adam R, Dave B, Gordon B & Andy R made it through with scores now reset, everything was to play for..

1st- Gordon 5m 41secs
2nd- Ian 3m 33secs
3rd- Adam 2m 19secs

Many thanks goes to Dave DeM for assistance with time keeping, all those who retrieved the bungee.
Chris & Harry Richards for assistance with Bbq & Angie Richards for supplying all the food & refreshments.
 Another fantastic event & day.


 







11th April 2023

April saw the WINTER BUILD COMPETITION. After the OGM Meeting the 2024 winter build competition took place. 8 models from members were displayed for the judges. As each year, aircraft were judged on 3 category's I) Build Complexity, ii) Construction Quality and iii) Finish. Judges this year were N Richards, David Berry & Lawrence Stretton. This year's winner was Dave Marriot with his 48" Chilli Breeze. Model designed to incorporate two different power plant options IC or Elc Motor. Runners up where 2nd place Alan P with his 58" Prestwick Pioneer, 3rd place was Tony Boucher with both his North American P51 Mustang & English Electric Canberra B2, as always the build quality was exceptional and points were again very tight. 

 

 

  

 

OGM Minutes 

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19th March 2024

OGM Minutes 

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25th February 2024

AGM Minutes 

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14th January 2024

OGM Minutes 

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15th December 2023

OGM Minutes 

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20th November 2023

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16th October 2023

OGM Minutes 

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BMFA's Distance Challenge 

Evening 
So cast your minds back to 1st July, we as a club entered in to the bmfa's distance challenge, I've received a response from the bmfa regarding the event.

Hi Nigel.

Firstly I must start with an apology for the length of time it has taken to get back to yourselves with an updated on the results of the Distance Challenge, it took a while to chase up results and it has also been a very busy period for me, however I still should have got back to you sooner, so here goes…..

The challenge was somewhat affected by the very changeable and unpredictable weather we have had this year, 64 clubs signed up to take part in the challenge however only 29 managed to submit a distance towards the final total.

This meant that we fell some way short of the target to fly the equivalent distance around the world. The total distance flown turned out to be 7328km which is equivalent to flying to Kathmandu from BMFA Buckminster, so still a good distance.

 As well as the distance, some clubs raised money for local charities and nearly £3000 has been raised. Best of all though, was the fun and banter and the simple enjoyment of flying along with others, meeting up at the club field, getting the BBQ going and just generally having fun. All which adds to the value of taking part in model aircraft flying.

 We will be looking at what mass participation events to run for 2024 in the next month or so, however I am more than happy to receive your ideas for events as well as any feedback on both the 2023 record attempt and the distance challenge.

 
Kindest Regards Andy Symons


20th September 2023

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17th September 2023

Thank you.

I would like to say a really Big thank you to everyone that supported the events this year whether you've taken part or just came along for the social event, its been a fantastic year & the weather has at times been challenging.
We've had a busy year with Winter buildAerobatic day CompetitionBungee gilding eventBMFA Record Attempt 2023, Bmfa distance challenge, Club Fun Day, Electric & vintage day, Power gilding day eventSCALE DAY.
These event days couldn't run without the help & attendance from you the members. I would also like to thank Angie & Harry for their help throughout the year supporting us with all the food & BBQ's 👏
Hope you've all enjoyed the events as much as I have running them & look forward to the continuing the success next year in 2024.

Nigel



16th September 2023

Scale Day Event

28 members along with family & friends turned out for the 2023 Scale Day & the last event of the year. The Scale Competition is to create a miniature replica of a full-scale aircraft and fly it in a realistic fashion to create the illusion you are viewing a real aircraft both on the ground and in the air……….. This year we also introduced a static event alongside the flying event, members voted on who they thought had flown in a scale like manner & or whose plane looked the best for the static event. The weather was a little breezy, but the majority of the models coped well throughout the day. Voting slips were counted after lunch & the Scale Day Cup was awarded to the pilot with the most votes. This years winners were Lawrence for the Static with his LA7, winning the box of chocolates. Ian H with his Spitfire for scale flying taking away the Scale Day trophy 🏆. Many thanks go to Angie Richards for the Sausage rolls, cakes and drinks that were provided on the day.















15th September 2023

Wanted item - on for sale Page 

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9th September 2023

Items For Sale  

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for sale


20th August 2023
Power gilding day event
On a nice, clear but breezy day 27 members, family & friends turned out for 2023 power gliding day for the Roger Price Memorial Cup.
This year's event took a slight different turn with the pilots having to gauge there time, but without going over & incurring penalty points. Two rounds would be flown & times would be added together to see which of the top five pilots would go forward to the final round. The weather & wind were tough & sun was blinding & the designated area on the patch relentless; as it picked off one by one denying them the bonus points. But 12 pilots battled through two rounds, to give us our final 5, Ian, Andy, Dave De'M, Gordon B & David P. The score board was then cleared and it was all done to the best time wins.

1st Ian H - 4m 57sec & that's with Ian incurring a 13 sec penalty for going over the 5mins, but gaining 10sec back for landing on the designated patch area.
2nd Andy R - 4m 45 secs
3rd Dave Demott- 4m 39secs

Roger Prices son ( Richard) & wife Margaret came along to witness the events and present the winner with the coveted trophy 🏆
Many thanks go to my helpers on the day, Dave DeM & Ian H for helping with the time keeping, also many thanks again to Angie Richards for supplying all the food, cakes, sausage rolls & pork & stuffing batches & also doing the bbq on the day.

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final 5

top 3



OGM Minutes 

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29th July 2023

Electric & Vintage Day

7 Members turned out for the Electric & Vintage day, What turned out to be really nice sunny & warm but slightly breeze day. A variety of models from Warbirds to Gliders were flown, many thanks to angie for all the Tea, cakes & Sausage rolls.

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14th July 2023

OGM Minutes 

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1st July 2023

BMFA Distance Challenge,

On July 1st, the club attempted the BMFA Distance Challenge, 'Around the World in 8 Hours. We joined the BMFA in a cumulative distance challenge to fly at least the equivalent distance of a complete circumnavigation of the globe & it's the clubs total cumulative record that will count towards this total. On a very windy but bright day 7 members took part in the BMFA around the world challenge. Despite the gusty conditions the 7 flyers managed to rack up 822 Laps of the 250m course. A course was marked out via cones & wind socks on the day. A total of 128 Miles or 206Km was achieved, this is the equivalent of flying from Nuneaton to Portsmouth. Well done to all involved, many thanks to Chris & Angie for supplying the refreshments. 

distance challenge 3 distance challege

distance challenge 2

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25th June 2023

Club Fun Day

Saturday 24th June saw 30 members & family & friends with turned for the Annual Club Fun Day, The day started off slightly dull & gloomy but very warm, but turning hotter as the day progressed. As in previous years there was a slight competition element to the day, although the prizes were for packets of Haribo's & emphasis was on having fun.

Events were as follows.

    Landing closest to the plate competitors had to judge 60-secs, once calling landing & land closets to the plate marked out on the patch, points were added or deducted depending on distance from the plate & time outside of 60secs.
    Fastest take off, loop, touch & go, roll and landing, timer started once the plane was rolling, pilots had to take off, loop, touch & go, roll and landing in the fastest time. 
  • Limbo competition fly under the pole, pilots take in turns to fly under a length of streamer or tape, the height is decrease after each round until the last pilot standing wins, this yrs length between the poles was just 23ft & 8ft high.
  • Streamer combat just for fun, Length of streamers attached to the back of the aircraft, pilots fly around trying to chew up there opponents streamer.
  • New for 2023 S.T.O.L race (Short Take off & Landing Race) Competitors will start on a start line (denoted on the day) Aim to take off, travel the length of the course in a straight line aiming to keeping as low as possible, Land, turn around and repeat, crossing start finish line, fastest time wins

Scores on the doors for the days events were. 

    Landing closest to the plate = Peter Brown - 9 points.
    Fastest take off, loop, touch & go, roll and landing = Peter Brown -10secs.
    Limbo competition = Peter Brown last one standing
    S.T.O.L race. = Andy Rowley -17 secs.

I wish to say a really big thankyou to the helpers on the day, Tony B & grandson Thomas for measuring on the spot landing, David Berry time keeping, Ian on the BBQ & all the others, also thankyou to Angie for sorting & suppling all the cakes, sausages rolls burgers & sausages plus drinks etc that helped make it a fantastic day.

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20th May 2023

Bungee Gliding Day 

Wow what a Fantastic day, 28 members with Family & friends turned out to watch or take part in the 2023 Bungee gliding event, The Day was looking to be a scorcher  from the outset as the sun was high in the sky with very little cloud & only a slight breeze,

This year's event was set to change things slightly.  3-Rounds were to be flown with the first two Rounds total times added together to see who out of 6 of the best pilots would go through to the third & final Round.

Flight time was taken from when the bungee was released from the model, pilots would aim to max out at 6mins, with a bonus 10secs would be added to their total score if they landed within the designated area marked out by cones on the patch,.

17 pilots took part, by this time the wind had picked up & pilots were challenged by not only trying to find lift but also make it back to the designated area to gain the extra 10secs bonus marks.

The scores were tight with only a few maxing out at 6mins & only 1 making to 6-10sec.

6 pilots were then put forward to Round 3, Lee P, Dave B, Peter B, Len G, Ian H, Harry R.

So Final Scores on the doors were.

1st Ian H = 6,10

2nd Len G = 2,51

3rd David B = 2,12

4th Harry R = 1,58

I would like to say a Really Big Thankyou to everyone who helped out on the day, Dave Dm for an extra hand timing, Alan, John C, Tony B, David P & all the walkers' retrieving the Bungee, Mark W for helping me & Harry with the BBQ & Angie for providing all the food for the event, It's not an individual that makes it a great club its all the members. 

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14th May 2023

BMFA Record Attempt 

On Sunday 14th May 28 members of the Nuneaton Aeromodellers club, with family & friends, turned out to the local flying field on what was to be a bright sunny day, in an attempt to break last years BMFA record attempt. 19 members signed up to take part in the event, flying a variety of aircraft from fixed wing to Drones & Helicopters. The aim was to have as many aircraft in the air as possible on the stroke of midday. The field was divided into two parts with drones & helicopters on one side & fixed wing, gliders & foamies on the other. This was a complete success and all 19 aircraft flew without any mishaps. The day was then rounded off with a full days flying. Many thanks to all those who attended, making it a fantastic day.

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Aerobatics Day

The 2023 Aerobatics Event took place, 23 members along with family & friends turned up at the field to watch or take part for this event, For what was starting off to be a wet & deride day, the weather soon changed becoming very warm & dry with little or no wind.

Competitors took on Two Rounds of aerobatic display flying, points were scored on 

Take off into wind and climb out, 

Straight and level flight / inverted, 

Two consecutive inside loops, with an addition outside loop

Two consecutive Barrel rolls, 

Reversal. Half loop until inverted then half roll out,

Stall turn, 

Three spins, 

Any 'free style' manoeuvre pilots choice, 

Touch and Go'.... Roll not bounce,  

Rectangular approach and landing 

& Overall presentation.

Both Scores from each round were totalled together to give one overall score, the flying by all the competitors was exceptional & only a few points spilt the top few competitors up.

1st Peter B 205pts

2nd Chris B 203pts

3rd PAUL C 201pts 

Many thanks to Angie Richards for supporting the food & everyone else who helped out to make it a great days flying.