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Trimming at Buckminster
yesterday - light winds and long grass.....
Aeromodeller have kindly allowed us to provide the Ferry 500 plan as
a download here. As well as this we can provide partsheets and printable flying
surface plans for convenience.
I don't really need to remind you that the
BMFA Free Flight Nats are next weekend, especially as there
has been a message from John about a pre-Nats trimming session at Buckminster
Further ahead and for a more spcialised audience is:-
Gildings "Annual Auction of Aero Engines" Saturday 2nd
November, Entries close August 30th.
The June edition of Aeromodeller features an
article and free plan of our Ferry 500 class and includes some of the history
of Ian's developments and E20 flying in the PMFC.
The Peterborough FET Timer for Ferry 500 is not covered in full
detail so a video tutorial is provided here
as mentioned in the magazine.
A new motor has been sourced to replace the GWS version and the
club flying rules for Ferry500/E20 have
been updated to reflect this.
Aeromodeller have kindly given us permission to offer the free
plan as a download here.
Click for the plan, along
with a parts sheet and extra photos of the model.
Not too bad a
journey from Peterborough to Newark where, this coming Saturday, the Air Museum
have a "Canberra Saturday".
This year is the 70th anniversary of the aircraft.
Click the photograph for full information.
Thanks to Mick for the latest batch of front
page photographs, these from the 2019 Northern Gala at Barkston Heath.
Old Warden yesterday had the best weather I can remember for a
very long time, light winds, slowly developing streets of cumulus, sunshine but
not too hot. An excellent crowd with a great deal of mixed flying done.
Rather a "grey"
forecast fror Old Warden today, better on Sunday when amongst a lot of things
there are free flight duration events for Frog Senior and K.K. Elfs.
I always enjoy a browse at the Microaces stand, not this weekend
Click to find out why and see their TRINANZA offer.
Message from John:- "The results of the latest
round of the F/F Club championship are now on the spreadsheet. A reasonable
turnout, but once again with some luminaries unavoidably absent. Please
remember, folks, that the final score will be best four out of five, so a
missed event is not fatal to one's chances. Next round is on Friday 14th
Click for the
I had an interesting day out at
BMFA Buckminster over the weekend where there was a three day aerotowing
meeting. Click the fuselage for some snaps to give an idea of what went on.
A reminder for Tuesday, the next round of the
club championship, at Ferry Meadows as usual, starting at 3.30pm.
Next weekend is the Old Warden "May Fly". Should you want
somewhere to go tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, there is
Aerotow at Buckminster or
Havilland Day at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Bit of a
difference to Ferry Meadows.....
Christian has had a couple of entries on
his "Echoes from Far Valley" page in the
Click for the
PMFC Magazine for March 2019 -
"What Larks, Pip", now available to non club members.
For those who have missed it elsewhere,
click for a link to the
BMFA message "CAA PROPOSES £16.50 ANNUAL REGISTRATION CHARGE
- ACT NOW!"
There is also a discussion on the BARCS forum,
where, in message four, there is a suggestion of a letter that
could be sent to your MP.
Thanks to Mick for the latest set of front
page photographs, these from the Timperley Gala in 2016 and 2018.
April Issue of the
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Newsletter.
Click the Lancaster and
Mosquito picture for a larger version as well as the Centres plans for the
Master Class at Buckminster.
(r/c discus launched gliders) community were able to make use of the superb
Easter weather when Vincent Merlijn from Holland, the current F3K World
Champion, gave presentations in the hanger, demonstrated on the field and gave
tuition to individual pilots. An excellent and worthwhile session over two days
with plenty of time for individual flying.
Buckminster lends itself to this sort of event, comfortable
indoor seating for presentations and then plenty of room for demonstration
flying and coaching.
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