The SEBMFA Crawley Free Flight Indoor Meeting at the K2 Leisure Centre, took place on Sunday 2 February.
The meeting was well supported by competition and fun flyers alike.
A new rubber class has been added to the program this year, the "Legal Eagle". There were nine entries, with Nick Peppiatt flying a "Prime Suspect" some way ahead of the pack. Get downloadable plans and information for the Legal Eagle
Also rubber powered, the Gyminnie Cricket is a proven beginners model that has a fine performance. The winner was Keith Miller, who made two flights of over three minutes, thus proving the point.
For those wanting a HLG/catapult glider model to fly, check out the AMA Glider website which provides plans including a simple starter model called appropriately Simple Simon. Also on the site is The Time Machine a potent model used by Catapult winner Ken Taylor and 2nd place Alex Cameron.
For those wanting to take part in the popular Butterfly and Hangar Rat mass launches, models can be obtained from Flitehook in kit or ready built form. John Hook made the longest flight in the Butterfly mass launch.
CADMAC operates a Yahoo Group called SussexModelFlying which allows information and comment to be exchanged quickly between members.
To post messages you need a Yahoo ID and then join the group.
Terry Knight, flying his Caprice in its maiden contest, came out trumps with 3 good maxs and then a 4.45 fly-off. This placed him 2nd in the National BMFA results.
This annual competition took place at Holy Trinity School on 18 April.
Congratulations go to Ron Thornhill, winner for two years running, this time with a Martinsyde Elephant (pictured right). As well as looking good, this electric powered RC model flies at a good scale speed, that is slowly.
Second place was a tie between Pete Cameron (Cessna C34, rubber scale) & Dick James (Weatherman, a vintage speed control-liner)
Third place went to John Oulds with Fred Boxall designed open rubber modelSee more photos
Terry Adams describes how to convert a simple & cheap FF glider into a potent electric RC model.
The Crawley Club was formed in 1960. Today we have about 100 members. All types of models are flown, radio control, free-flight, control-line and indoor.
Club meetings are held weekly on Thursday evenings during the summer on Holy Trinity School field and during the winter on Friday evenings at the Hazelwick School Sports Hall.
In the winter CADMAC enjoys use of the Hazelwick School sports hall for a friday evening of free-flight and RC flying. We have a full schedule of slots to accommodate all types of models in a safe fashion.
In the summer Club meetings are held every Thursday evening on Holy Trinity School field. Access to the school is via Buckswood Drive, turning into Woburn Road and then left through the school entrance and into the car park.
The majority of members have been aeromodellers for many years, so the club has a vast store of knowledge. We welcome new members, who can be assured of friendly advice and assistance.
Club fees for 2014 are CADMAC £25, plus BMFA £32, giving a total of £57.
For Juniors (under 18), CADMAC membership is free, with the BMFA fee set at £17.
BMFA affiliation is required by our Club Constitution and provides the necessary insurance cover.
Download the CADMAC Membership Form (in MS Word format). Payment can be made on-line using a bank to bank transfer, or by cheque if preferred. The completed form can be emailed to the Membership Secretary, or printed and sent by post.
There is now a "Late Renewal Fee" of £5 if renewal is submitted after 31 January 2014.
The Committee has been informed that the track leading to the hut and flying strip at Dovers Green is partly under water. Therefore, to avoid further damage to the track, NO VEHICLES are to attempt to use the track until we have good proof that conditions have improved.
We will keep you informed if and when vehicles can pass again.
Good news, CADMAC members can now fly at Dovers Green on Sundays between 12 and 6pm on a 6 month trial basis. The landowner has specified that this is for QUIET ELECTRIC FLIGHT ONLY.