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To continue with the "Antique Modelers" theme. Click for a video taken at Fairlop in the early 1950's. I picked this up on the esoaring.net, where there is some background information. My particular interest is that I used to cycle to Fairlop from my suburban London home during this period.
As this set have results in them click the picture to browse the whole group in one go.
He said, "Four and a half hours of intense competition, high standards, everything a f/f comp should be. A credit to all the lads."
Click the picture for the eBay link.
The American site "Paul and Ralph Bradley's Model Airplane Hangout" got a mention in the latest Aeromodeller, it is in the PMFC links but I had forgotton what a useful site it was.
Another American site worth a browse is "Retro RC" which includes "Campbells Custom Kits" some of their items are available from UK based Micron.
Then, during the three day Sam Fly In at BMFA Buckminster on Fri
15th, Sat 16th and Sun 17th:-
I have always followed the challenges in the magazines and enjoyed the reports. This year I was able to see what happens.
Manny Williamson has been organising these events for over 10 years at Elvington, for the last two it has been Buckminster, where this weekend had excellent conditions, sunshine and light winds.
Click the picture to give you some idea of the variety of models
designed and built.
Click the t/n for Bowden, click here for Free Flight Scale.
Click the cover for a .pdf download.
Just received an extra for the current batch of front page photographs dealing with the Cloud Tramp Challenge. This one taken by Mick at the Free Flight Nats, where Ricky Bould from New Zealand, was competing.
Click the t/n from 28th May for the full set.
Last day of the SF Nats today, starting grey and overcast, not so much wind forecast as the first two days.
Later 26th May
If you put in "ADGP" or "AEXF", the aircraft you can see in the link from 30th April the system works.
These being 1930's aircraft I got out my cigarette cards again. Click for the "Miles Hawk Major" which was the closest I had to a "Miles Hawk Speed Six", the registration from the card could be ACTO, which gives a sensible result at the GINFO web site.
I don't really need to remind you that it is the BMFA Free
Flight Nationals next weekend.
Tony Beckett -
I was curious about the accuracy of these free stats programs,
so started them both on 29th May 2015 and will see if the results coincide.
ClustrMaps was first set up in October 2012, in March 2015 their
system stopped working but if you click the icon you will see the
results for that two and a half year period.