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Thanks to Mick for the new set of front page
photographs, these from the Aeromodeller/Model Aircraft designs scale
competition at the 2019 Free Flight Nationals.
Area Comp on 21st. East Anglian Gala
Sculthorpe on 27th/28th. Details in Meetings/Events on the left.
Latest Aeromodeller is now out. Andrew Boddington has given an
excellent plug for Flying Aces.
In the Freeflight Nationals reports it is
good to see PMFC members appearing in various places.
In the reports Gary Catterick was given a mention with regard to
photographs. Click for his album on Flickr. - Scroll down when you reach
Picked this up from the BARCS
Forum, not a great deal to do with model aircraft, although appreciation of
down thrust is needed. Click the t/n for a video, would make a good start to
Flying Aces at Ferry Meadows on Saturday, 31st August.
See Meetings/Events on the left for details
of the Nuneaton Model Aircraft Society control-line fly in at their field near
Hinckley on September 8th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Another enjoyable Old Warden meeting at the weekend, weather
co-operated, no miniature whirlwinds this time......
Old Warden Scale Weekend today and tomorrow.
Slight possibility of showers today but otherwise weather forecast is
Bryans Bargain, see 12th June below, gets better,
the Haynes Owners Workshop Manual for Lindberghs "Spirit of St
Louis" is now at £4 via The Works.
I read print magazines away from a screen
and keyboard and often forget to try out web links that are suggested. In case
others have the same problem here are the links from Mike Woodhouse in the the
currrent edition of "BMFA NEWS".
Quality images from Lost Hills, where the Kiwi Cup, the Ike, and
MaxMen contests were flown earlier this year. ONE - - - - -
Then an "intriguing" video concerning indoor duration from
International Film Festival. (There are a couple of non-Cleveland accents
in the voice over.)
Chris continues to do
a good job keeping a
stream of cartoons flowing at Soo Modellers.
Click the t/n
for a recent one I particularly liked.
Might not be very sunny but a sensible wind speed for this
afternoons Bernie Nichols Trophy meeting at Ferry Meadows.
Thanks to Mick for the latest set of front
page photographs, these from the Bowden Trophy at the BMFA Free Flight
Not something that will be seen in SAM35 type
models (see 29th June and 1st July) is Graupner Vector Board. It has had a
mention in Aeromodeller and is stocked by
Click for a video showing comparisons between
Vector Board and other
Click for the results of yesterdays club
competitions at Ferry Meadows.
John Says "Brigginshaw sweeps the board in electric: Many
other headline acts but the return of the Rod has changed the game in F500 and
E20 Open. Excellent conditions, fourteen members present: one of the very best
of or competitions. Several scores to be settled, decider in
Less windy, with sunshine all day at
Buckminster on Saturday.
Click for some snaps, taken in the hanger, of
some entries for the
Eddie Riding Trophy and Open Free Flight Scale Events.
Just Monday, to recover from the SAM 35 weekend then the July
club free flight event at Ferry Meadows. - See Meetings/Events on the
Bright sunshine at Buckminster yesterday.
Click for some
snaps to give an idea of what was going on.
Something of a dull start for the Retro Fest
at Buckminster, should brighten later but wind speeds likely to be in double
Click for the
"packed programme of activities".
Chris Ottewell in
Aeromodeller mentioned Hummingbird Model Products, from Canada, as a source of
printed WW1 German lozenge tissue.
When checking the web site this morning I discovered HMP is
coming to the UK and setting up in Cambridge.
Click their logo for news of the move and then "Shop/Printed
Tissue for Covering".
Lots of other good stuff as well.
Mick managed to spot 9 First Place Winners
at the BMFA Free Flight Nationals and they are the photographs on the front
page for the next two weeks.
Thanks to Bryan you can
click for a copy
of the scale results from the FF Nats.
Another good article from Vintage Wings of
Canada, this time:-
"The Sun or the Moon or the Stars - Celebrating 100 Years Since
the First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight", in particular a large and
interesting group of photographs.
Bryan has an interest in Lindberghs "Spirit
of St Louis", owning several books on the subject, so was pleased to get a half
price bargain at
"The Works" shop recently, where the Haynes Owners Workshop
Manual of the aircraft contained construction photos of a replica with
which it is planned to fly the Atlantic re-creating Lindbergh's 1927 flight
departing May 20, 1920.
for the Spirit of St. Louis 2 web site.
Link to previous "Latest Update"
Tony Beckett -