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UK Based - - - Commercial - - - Fora - - - Plans
Australia & New Zealand - - - The Americas
On line publications - - - Wikipedia

PBMFC is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association

Free Flight Technical Committee
Now links directly to the BMFA web site
(July 2016)

BMFA Scale Technical Committee
the BMFA Scale Judges' Guide (essential reading if you want to get into BMFA Scale competition) is linked on the first page of the site.

Events at BMFA National Centre, Buckminster

Direct Link to the BMFA Rule Books

BMFA Competition Results Archive

CIAM, the Home Page of the International Aeromodelling Commission of FAI.
FAI Rules plus CIAM Flyer

 

UK Based web sites with an interest in Free Flight, Indoor and Control Line

Aeromodelling Magazines

David Lloyd-Jones

Andrews John

John Andrews - Aeromodeller.

Baker David

David Baker Heritage Vintage Library

Barton MFC

Control Line forum

BMFA East Anglia

BMFA East Anglia

CADMAC

Crawley and District Model Aircraft Club

CCMAC

Instructions

Chuck Glider's Model Aircraft Jotter - blog
this link to a "Silly Putty Timer DT"

Pictorial instructions from Tony Mathews

CLAPA

Control Line Aerobatic Pilots Association

Clayton Green Indoor Flyers

Indoor free flight - near Chorley in Lancashire

Control Line Flying

Ronny Tribe

Cox Engines

The Cox Museum from the Martin Hepperle set of web pages.

CTH

The Cloud Tramp homepage

Dave Day

Dave Day - Aeromodeller

F4B Scale Magic

F4B - Control Line Scale

House of Frog

Frog kits from the 1940's and 50's

Hutchinson

Colin Hutchinson, scroll down for the free flight items

Indoor Duration

UK Indoor Duration Flyers

IVCMAC

Impington Village College MAC, Cambridgeshire.
Hosts indoor fun fly sessions.
Also holds the Ray Malmström archive

Jetex.org

archivesite.jetex.org

Roger Simmonds now owns "jetex.org" where there is a forum and up to date information but there is also an international archive of the original Jetex.org

MADMAC

Morley And District Model Aircraft Club

Mike's flying scale model pages

Mike Stuart

MMA

Martin's Model Aircraft

Modelair

Organises the model flying meetings at the Shuttleworth Collection airfield, Old Warden.

Modelflight

Links from Modelflight

Wide ranging on-line magazine - Reg Heath who sadly died in December 2010
Direct to the Modelflight links page

Nelson, Mike

Mike Nelson's Aeromodelling page

Norcim

Try reading the name backwards - wide range of interesting items.

Northern Model Flyer

Web site

NMAC

Nottingham Model Aero Club
Indoor Flying

RPMFC

Raynes Park Model Aircraft Club, SW London
Has an excellent regular feature ""Sticks and Tissue"
With an archive stored in New Zealand

SAM 35
SAM 1066
How SAM 35 Started

The Society of Antique Modelers Chapters 35 and 1066

Ramon Alban

Single Channel and Vintage R/C

Phil and Shaun's R/C page

Stuart M

Mike Stuarts flying scale model pages

RC Library, vintage books, catalogues and magazines

Read what Bryan Lea has to say about the library.

RC Library

Books, vintage, catalogues and magazines

RLA
Freeflight Modeller

Russ Lister Aeromodelling

Mike Stewart

Mike's flying scale model pages

Stuka Stunt Works

Matthew and Leonard Neumann

UCLP

Ukies Control Line Page - from Germany but in excellent English

VMA

Vintage Model Aeroplane - Ramon Alban

The Wakefield Cup

The Wakefield International Cup A history from 1911
by Charles Dennis Rushing

Ernie Webster of Keil Kraft

A page from the Derick Scott site Model-plans.co.uk

Wessex Aeromodellers League

The Wessex Aeromodellers League is designed to provide LOW-COST local competition for club modellers and to dovetail with normal club sport flying at club flying fields.

Alex Whittaker

RCM&E columist and photographer, mainly R/C but a lot of general interest info - also plans to blog from flying field.

Zoe's Control Line Aeromodelling Site
A personal view of Aeromodelling since the 1950's
Together with the pages above Zoe has also produced:-
Scanned Images of Vintage Model Aircraft Magazines
stored on Colin Ushers web site. Excellent effort.

 

Plan Suppliers

AeroFred

Nearly 20,000 "model airplane plans available"

Baker David

David Baker Heritage Vintage Library

Barry Baxters Control Liner Plans Service - USA.

"dedicated to the preservation and dispensation of over 300 Model Airplane Combat and Stunt Plans from the experimental years of the 1950s and early 1960s."

Co-op Plans

A list of available plans is free for the asking

Andy Crisp

"Andy Crisp's World of Free Flight Model Aircraft"

Free Flight Models

Colin Hutchinson

FF Hand Launched Gliders

From the F4B Scale Magic web pages

House of Frog

Mike Stuart

Ivan's Plans Electric powered scale models. Ivan Pettigrew, Canada

Model-plans.co.uk

Derick Scott

Model Aeroplane Plans

Rowland Carson

Mooney, Walt

124 plans, majority of the Peanut Scale.

MSP Plans

Vintage, Classic, Sport and Duration Designs Recreated and Drawn by Martyn Pressnell

No-Cal Rules Models

Plans from "Paul and Ralph Bradley's Model Airplane Page"

Outerzone

is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download.

Potty Productions

Fred Steer:- kits, vintage plans, magazine plans

RC Micro World

Subscription based, on-line magazine. Sample available. - USA. Publishes a great many plans.

Small Flying Arts

Plans section of Small Flying Arts "for Builders of Small Flying Models", USA

 

Fora

The Aeromodellers Forum

The Aeromodellers Forum, sponsored by LaserCraft Services with an active free flight section.

FFTC-Chatroom

The Free Flight Technical Committee group 'chatroom'

Hip Pocket Aeronautics

Hip Pocket Aeronautics: A place that takes a serious look at the art of miniature aviation.

FAI Freeflight

US based FAI freeflight. - You can subscribe to a regular e-mail newsletter.

SFA

Small Flying Arts - USA

 

Commercial sites with an interest in Free Flight, Control Line and indoor flying

Aeromodeller

Magazine.......

A&DB ModelAircraft

"Classic models from the golden age of aero modelling"

Atomic Workshop

Micro Avionics......

Balsa Cabin

"Delivering the best in balsa for over 25 years!"

Belair

Laser kit cutting and kit supplier

Bodnar Leo, Electronics

Free Flight Tracker

Deluxe Materials

Wide range of adhesives, many specifically for aeromodelling

Dens Model Supplies

The model shop for the 'sport' modeller. Lots of C/L items. Plus E-Zee Timers, a range of electronic timers for Electric Control Line and Free Flight.

Glendale Junction

Railway modelling but in 2014 the nearest supplier of modelling goods to Peterborough. Click for Bernies 'how to get there'

Hobby Free Flight

European based competition free flight supplies.

Freeflight Supplies

Mike Woodhouse

Flitehook.net

John and Pauline Hook

FMK Models

"The Largest Small Model Manufacturer In The World".

www.gasparin.cz

Gasparin CO2 motors - Czech Republic

Harleyford Art

Historic Aviation and Model Making in Art and Books

www.indoorflyer.co.uk

As the name suggests - Indoor.....

Micro Receivers

Electric Flight

David Theunissen - Deltang

Micron

Wide variety of "useful things" well worth a browse.

Micromodeldrome

Micromodeldrome - Julian Downham

Model Aeroplane Plans

Rowland Carson

www.modelfixings.co.uk

Both metal and nylon nuts and bolts

Photo Paper Direct

Supplier of paper for home printed decals

OSMAF

Old School Model Aeroplane Factory

http://openaltimeter.org/

Small, lightweight, low-power logging altimeter.

Perfect-pilots

Full body pilots in ¼ and 1/3 scale

Profili 2

Rib Profile Plotting - Brief Review

RBC Kits

Wide variety of "useful things" well worth a browse.

Replikit

Laser cut vintage and modern kits - Has been aquired by 'Vintage Model Co'

Robotbirds

Wide variety of "useful things" well worth a browse.

Sams Models

Sams Models - Indoor

Wide variety of "useful things" well worth a browse.

Micro Receivers

Electric Flight

David Theunissen - Deltang

RTP Hut

Specialists in electric round the pole model flying

Thiele - Claus

Modellbau Claus Thiele - Freeflight models

Topco Kits

A laser cutting service from your own drawings rather than a computer CAD file

U-Build Models

"Golden Age - Great Flyers". Mail order from Hertfordshire

Vintage Model Company

Laser cut vintage and modern kits.
Have produced a Flying Aces/Peterborough version of the Elf ready for the KK Elf Precision competition on 3rd September 2017 for which they have offered excellent cash prizes.
    Click for the Elf - - - - - - Click for Flying Aces info

West Wings

"We are probably the largest manufacturer of small, balsa model aircraft kits in the UK. We manufacture all of the West Wings kits in our factory in West Cornwall."

 

Outside of UK sites with a Free Flight Bias
Australia and New Zealand

CMAC

Christchurch Model Aero Club, New Zealand - Also holds an archive of several publications.

Free Flight Quarterly

A quality production from Australia

Hargreve Aeromodellers

This website will examine the role of the model aeroplane in aviation history.

Model Engine News

From Ron Chernich in Australia, another quality production.

VFFS

Victorian Free Flight Society - Australia

 

American and Canadian sites with a Free Flight or Control Line Bias

Adrians Model Aero Engines

Very comprehensive site from Adrian C. Duncan in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Ray Arden

"Father of the glow plug" - on the Internet Craftsmanship site

Bradley's Model Airplane Page

Paul and Ralph Bradley's Model Airplane Page from Jackson, Mississippi and Independence, Kentucky

Brodak

Brodak Control Line Flying - USA

BSD Micro

Indoor micro R/c - Bob Selman

Cox International

Cox engines - they have a quarterly newsletter.

Paul Daniels

Working with Balsa Wood

DC Maxecuters

A club with roots in rubber-powered Free Flight.

Dr. Diesel

Eric Clutton, from Tullahoma, Tennessee.

DJ Aerotech

Makers of the Finest, High Performance Electrics & Sailplanes!

Easy Built Models

Balsa model aeroplane kits, established 1932

FAI Free Flight

International FAI free flight

Flying Aces

It is our intent to preserve and promote the traditional building and flying of free flight stick and tissue model aircraft.

Gizmogeezer

Gizmogeezer from Saskatoon, Canada, - "On-Line Catalog and Information Source".

Indoor Flying Model

Tim McKay - USA

Internet Craftsmanship

Aircraft only a small part but certainly worth a look.

jetex.org

International archive of the original Jetex.org

Free Flight Fantasies

Thayer Syme - USA

Model Aeroplane Page
Free Flight
Micro Indoor

Paul and Ralph Bradley - USA
Jackson, Mississippi and Independence, Kentucky

NFFS

National Free Flight Society - USA

Flying Lines

News of Northwest Control-line Model Aviation

RC Micro World

Subscription based, on-line magazine. Sample available. - USA

SAM

The Society of Antique Modelers - USA

SFA

Small Flying Arts "for Builders of Small Flying Models", USA

Soo Modellers

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Stevens Aeromodel

Stevens Aeromodel, also "Balsa Builder" magazine.

Thayer Symes

Wide ranging site from the USA - lots of freeflight items

Volare Products

Free flight scale model aircraft plans and more since 1994

 

Regular Publications
A number of web sites have regular newsletters or publications that can be down loaded.

Cox Engines

You can subscribe to their quarterly magazine.
See bottom left of their main web page.

CMAC

Christchurch Model Aero Club, New Zealand - Holds an archive of "Association of Vintage Aeromodellers of New Zealand" magazine. As well as "Sticks & Tissue" from James Parry in the Raynes Park MAC.

Free Flight News

A subscription publication, also National Free Flight Society Symposium Reports

Free Flight Quarterly

A quality production from Australia

IMPMAC

Impington College MAC, Cambridgeshire. (The club that Ray Malmström set up.)

National Free Flight Society

US based, with a list of club newsletters.

New Clarion

Magazine of SAM 1066

PMFC Magazine

Our own club magazine.

Radio Controlled Soaring Digest

Worth a look even if you don't fly R/C gliders, for the quality of the photographs and articles of general interest.

Slipstream

Bulletin of the Auckland Model Aero Club

Sticks and Tissue

James Parry on the Raynes Park Club site.
Click the "Sticks and Tissue" button on the left of the screen

 

Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
It is possible to have an effect on the content of Wikipedia articles, so if you disagree with their aeromodelling items or wish to produce a new article get involved!

Control Line

Control line (also called U-Control ) is a simple and light way of controlling a flying model aircraft.

Cox Engines

A history of their production over more than 50 years.

Discus Launch Gliders

A Discus Launch Glider (DLG) is a radio controlled model sailplane launched using a 'discus launch' in which the glider is held by a wingtip and rotated around the flyer by hand before release.

Early Flying Machines

Early flying machines include all forms of aircraft studied or constructed before the development of the modern aeroplane by 1910

Flight Simulator GEFS

GEFS-Online is a free, online flight simulator based on the Google Earth plug-in

Free Flight Model aircraft

The segment of model aviation known as free flight is the original form of the aeromodeling hobby, extending back centuries.

Frog Models

was a well-known British brand of flying model aircraft and scale model construction kits from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Model Aircraft

A model aircraft is a small sized unmanned aircraft or, in the case of a scale model, a replica of an existing or imaginary aircraft.

No-Cal

is a competition class of rubber-powered free flight model airplanes.

Radio Controlled Glider

They are able to sustain continuous flight by exploiting the lift produced by slopes and thermals, controlled remotely from the ground with a transmitter.

Stringfellow John

is known for his work on the Aerial Steam Carriage with William Samuel Henson.

Walkalong Glider

is a lightweight, slow flying model aircraft designed to be kept aloft by controllable slope soaring

UK Based - - - Commercial - - - Forums - - - Plans
Non-UK:- Australia & New Zealand - - - America
On line publications- - - Wikipedia

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