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Excellent session at Old Warden yesterday, hot but
the wind was in a sensible direction for free flight and reasonably light.
Seems I was wrong in my 12th of July comment, no picnic tables
on the concrete and the tethered cars had their pylon in place and were adding
to the general interest.
weekend, with the East Anglian Gala at Sculthorpe and Scale Weekend at Old
Warden. For further details see Meetings/Events on the left.
I may be a bit late with this but the web site of the
Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden seems to have had a massive update. Click
the icon to see.
"Thanks to Tony's assistance,
here is the up to date spreadsheet
after Round Four of the club championship. Members will notice that some
contests are already settled (sorry, Chris, but this is war) while others will
have to wait until the final round on September 11th. The Bernie Nichols Trophy
was won by Mick Page by a distance"
Thanks to Mick for the latest set of front
page photographs, these from this years Free Flight Nationals.
A reminder of last weeks reminder from John:-
"It is the
fourth round of the club f/f contest on Tuesday 17th beginning at 3.30 pm and
containing the final round of the Bernie Nichols trophy. Then comes the Scale
weekend at Old Warden, with the Masefied trophy and Earl Stahl event on the
Sunday. (Although I know that some of you will be at the East Anglian Gala on
The 2018 F3K European
Championship has been going on this past week in Martin, Slovakia.
Click the t/n for some photgraphs that give an idea of what was
Now that the
concrete area at Old Warden that used to be used for tethered cars has been
covered with picnic tables the only place, at present, to see the models is on
the web. I was particularly taken with the "Pit Box 2018" (click the t/n) item
(See 22nd July note)
A mention in the latest Aeromodeller
reminded me that the American web site
"Volaré Products -
Free Flight Model Aviation" is regularly updated with lots of interesting
At last a sensible windspeed for
a Retro Meeting at Buckminster.
Click Gareths Lancaster for some snaps to give an idea of what
was happening on Saturday.
See Meetings/Events for full details of Retro
Fest at Buckminster, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then 6th Area Meeting at
Barkston on Sunday.
Whilst waiting for
the forcast light winds at the weekend here are some cigarette cards -
"Airliners", bought in June or
"Civil" from 2012.
Just noticed that Derek Knight -
KP Aero Models, is not in the links pages.
That has been corrected. Lots of useful stuff for PMFC style
Click the rubber winders for more information.
Two general events
events worth noting at Buckminster this coming month.
3 Days of "Retro Fest", 6th, 7th and 8th July.
Then on Wednesday, 18th There is a Midlands Area BMFA Fly In,
R/C on 2.4Mhz only as well as control line, but no mention of freeflight.
Thanks to Mick for the latest batch of front
page photographs, these of scale models at the recent Free Flight Nats.
nostalga theme from 14th June; I found this gallery of Classic Model Aero
Engines from John Lichnerowicz. Interesting in itself, however it was the text
under the photos which appealed to me, with mentions of Wanstead Flats where I
did begin model flying after my initial trips to Fairlop.
Jonathan said:- "I came across
the EAA Vintage Magazine archive online the other day; I wondered if it might
be a worthwhile link for the website - so many beautiful scale model ideas!
Link to previous "Latest Update"
Tony Beckett -