OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MODEL AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND
IN THIS ISSUE: EVENTS CALENDAR 2012-2013, BRONZE WINGS ACHIEVER, MAAA NATIONALS BULLETIN 2, MAAA NEWSLETTER 03/2012, MASCOT NORTH QUEENSLAND.
From the Editor
elcome to a jam packed edition of the third quarters Airflow. By the time you read this newsletter the AGM has been over and done with for the next twelve months. Many of the committee members have re-nominated along with a couple of newer faces to the committee. The new secretary Kathy Moody, I believe to be one of the first women to hold a position in MAAQ history, the vice president Keith Quigg is also new to the committee. I do hope that the members support the incumbent new committee members in their positions. The event calendar is slowly filling with events in every month so far. Don’t forget to check out the MAAQ web site calendar of events as there are several events where there are entry forms available and to save taking up valuable space in the newsletter, these entry forms can be obtained from the web site calendar. Check out the web site: www.maaq.org . There could be an event near you. Speaking of new ventures, the President,Secretary, SFI and I visited a new field at Kooralbyn over the last weekend to attend a Turbine day. This event was quite successful with numerous models of various types and construction that flew throughout the day with flyers coming from as far away as Toowoomba and Brisbane. An turbine association is being formed from those interested that attended that day . Watch this newsletter for further developments regarding this addition to the flight calendar . Finially I would like to thank those members who contributed in this quarters newsletter in particular Charles from MASCOT, Dirk Hansen, Dave Karkeek APA, Nick Welburn RMAC, Brian Cochrane LARCS C/L and Mal Campbell. Doug Moody
FRONT COVER: Dirk Hansen has been a member of TRACS for just under 10 years and is a retired engineer by trade. His workshop is a sight to behold with all his tools and space for planes. It makes my work room look sparse and my tools very flimsy! The following is Dirk’s description of the scale plane – a G164 AgCat bipe. This site shows a real G164 being used in Townsville for aerial tripping from the water. The owner is a Paul Mills – friend of Dirk and our club. He regularly does fly-overs for us at the field on special event days and sometimes picks up his banner from the field. http://www.redbaronseaplanes.com.au/ The photos below show a comparison - model on the right, real thing on the left. Pretty damn good we reckon!!
MAAQ President’s Annual Report to members 2012
Club visits have continued this past year, but on a much reduced basis as we are trying to be prudent with member’s funds and also look into different ways we can assist clubs to grow. More members mean more dollars to go around. The MAAQ participated in the QORF outdoor expo held at Manly in October for the first time since joining this organisation. It was attended by myself with help from the President of Hellcats Paul Kranen and enabled us to network with other outdoor groups as well as releasing the new MAAQ brochure. As we were in Tingalpa’s back yard so to speak all enquiries were directed to that club. The new website has now been up and running since October and I am sure you will all agree that it is now a very professional site with changes continuing to be made. Last November also saw the first National conference on flight training run by the MAAA held in Brisbane and chaired by our past CFI Michael Snabaitis. Who can forget the Pylon event last year with our own stars Chris and Kevin Callow as it not only showed Australia what Queensland can do but the whole World. The rules are still in the process of being rewritten because several clubs came back to us with ideas about the changes we proposed which culminated in a workshop on the 20th of this month, so once this has been ratified clubs will be asked to approve them allowing us to concentrate on other matters. The MAAQ Executive would like to help member clubs improve facilities but at this point in time the rules do not allow more than $500 to be made available without going to a general meeting. This year has seen a record number of members join and I am confident that we will see continued growth in members at clubs. Please make all new members welcome as I know it can be rather intimidating if you have never been involved in aeromodelling before particularly if you front up with small foamies and see large petrol powered models gracing the pits and sky’s. This year will see the MAAA come up with a strategic plan for the future with an environmental scan being already completed in one State which may serve as a model for all States to follow. Once completed all State Presidents will get together and plan how this will be implemented and then pass the knowledge down to all clubs wishing to participate. Until this happens it is difficult to have an individual State plan for the future with out knowing what the peak body is doing. There is no doubt the organisation is aging and we need to address this now otherwise we could just fade away if younger people do not get involved particularly at committee level. I also note that in the last 2 years many conscientious and well meaning Club Executives have stood aside due to “politics” within their clubs, which is rather sad because without good volunteers what hope have we for the future? I mentioned last year that fields to fly large models at were in short supply due to increasing urbanisation and to that end the MAAQ has leased an area within an unregistered airfield at Wondai near Kingaroy for $100 per year in an effort to provide an alterative field for any one wishing to have open space and no noise restrictions. There are toilets and other facilities at this field, but as yet no prepared runway, this will happen during the next 12 months at very little costs to members and then we will call for expressions of interest from groups wishing to use the field on a regular basis. The Bulletin has been going out to all member clubs each month keeping them informed of what the Executive have been doing, but it has been disappointing to find out that many club members have not seen it due to policies within some clubs, however it can be viewed Page 3
at the end of each month on our web site www.maaq.org or ask your club Secretary for a copy. On the matter of communication members should be aware that it is appropriate to consult with your club Secretary in the first instance for any information you require, please do not go direct to the MAAA Secretary as it will only wind up back on the MAAQ’s desk for action. This has been a problem in the past and is not helping to run the organisation in an efficient manner, the MAAA and the MAAQ are separate entities. My push to have us recognised as a sporting group hit a brick wall when the MAAA failed in its bid to be recognised Nationally because the States take lead from the National Dept of Sport and or associated bodies. This year the focus of our marketing will be to optimise our website so that it becomes a market leader in Qld including a scaled down version for people using smart phones, however we will also continue with RACQ advertising. A competition will also run on the website offering excellent prizes to all who enter. Last year I talked about possible involvement with a community sporting facility to have a permanent home, but with money in short supply I don’t think this is going to happen in the foreseeable future so we will look at other options for a permanent home if indeed there is still an interest for this concept.
This past year has seen 3 Instructor courses run over 2 days at Maryborough, Townsville and Logan area with the theory being held off field each morning. The accent is on “train the trainer” rather than your ability to fly because you must have gold wings to enter. Deputy Instructors Keith Quigg (Townsville), Burnie Courtney (Cairns) and Laurie Mudle (Hervey Bay have also been appointed to conduct courses in their areas if required. In conclusion I thank my team for their unselfish devotion to the positions they hold, in particular the Secretary Brian McWilliam whose work load has been increasing exponentially over the last two years and the Treasurer Barry McDonald for keeping a zealous watch over our money. Jeff Linton came into the organisation as our SFI and was immediately initiated with a large Instructor course in June soon after he was appointed. Brian is now retiring along with the Vice President Craig McKenzie, but I have complete confidence in Kathy Moody standing for Secretary along with Keith Quigg standing for Vice President. Thankyou for giving me the opportunity to serve and I have decided to stand for re-election after receiving many offers of support and requests to stay on. Robin Klau President MAAQ
Grumman G-164 AgCat I love building scale models and was looking for an aircraft that was exciting, had character and was not available as an ARF or foamy. The idea to build the AgCat came when I flew with Paul Mills’ “Red Baron” plane in Townsville, http://www.redbaronseaplanes.com.au the same plane that was used in the movie “The Phantom”.The G-164 biplane is a purpose built crop duster designed by Grumman and manufactured by the American aircraft company Schweitzer. A few planes operating in various places around the world were converted to carry two passengers where one usually finds the hopper containing the spray and Paul’s is the only one also equipped with floats. Coincidentally I found the name of Al Gerard/USA on the Internet who had developed plans of the crop duster in 1/6th scale,which he had drafted in the original wheeled design, and was happy to share these with me. Since we have only grassed air strips at TRACS in Townsville I had to use the original wheeled design anyway. My model is scratch built (nothing even laser cut) in 1/6th scale and much more detailed than Al Gerard’s basic layout because I had the original aircraft right in front of my door and access to the Grumman manuals thanks to Paul Mills. The dimensions are: Wing span: 2040mm (top), 1195mm (bottom) Length: 1120mm (over all) Wing area: 948dm2 Weight: 4.9kg Power: Turnigy RotoMax 1.20 Battery: LiPo4S 2x5000mAh in series (29.6V) ESC: Hobbywing Flyfun 100A-HV (5-12S Lipo) SBEC: Turnigy #10313 5A (8-40V) Prop: Two blade 18x8E (Current draw around 54Amp) She flies beautifully and even almost scale on half power. She does loops and rolls unlike her original which can only handle +6g and -1g. The model’s maiden flight took place on the 1st of April 2012 at TRACS. Dirk Hansen - AUS68629, TRACS, Townsville, Qld
Dirk Hansen AUS68629 flying (left side) with best friend Bob Wigmore AUS9832 (right side) watching and advising. (Bob who dated back to 1972 in our club will be our second submission). Below: The full size with floats .
MAAA Nationals Bulletin no 2
MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA Inc.
28 DECEMBER 2012 to 3rd JANUARY 2013
VENUE • The National Control Line Championships are scheduled to be held in the Albury district. DATES • Competition will commence on Saturday 29th December 2012 and conclude on Thursday 3rd January 2013. FLYING SITES • All Control Line grass events are to be held only on Alexandra Park Cricket Oval. • All Control Line hard surface events are to be held at the Twin Cities Club field. Both Control Line sites will be available for practice on Friday 28th. December. ENTRIES • Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form. • For team events, only one member of the team is required to submit an entry form. • Entries will not be accepted without full payment • Each entry must be accompanied with a copy of the entrant’s current MAAA card. • A person assisting on the flight line (mechanic, model launcher etc.) must have a current MAAA card. • A Junior is a person whose 18th birthday falls on or after 1st January 2013.
Any entry received or postmarked after 30th November 2012 will incur a late entry fee. This fee is in addition to the entry fee. • The late entry fee for Seniors is $10 per event. • The late entry fee for Juniors is $5 per event. • Entry fee refunds will only be made for entries received or postmarked prior to 30th November. • Entries received after 30th November will not be entitled to a refund REGISTRATION • There will not be a Registration day. Late entries and processing will be done prior to each event at the event site by the event Contest Director. RULES • Rules to be used are those in the current Australian Rules Book. Any special events will be run to NSW published rules for unofficial events. FAI events are to be run to the current rules. • AUS numbers are to be displayed on aircraft. Scale models are exempt. •
Competitors who experience a time clash between events should speak to the relevant Contest Directors to organise a compromise. These competitors, where possible, will be accommodated. No accommodation will be made for competitors who arrive late for an event without prior negotiation. • Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated. Any dissatisfaction, questions, etc. concerning any event should be directed only to the Contest Director. •
Competitors will be disqualified for: • running of engines or flying on any areas outside the Cricket Oval at Alexandra Park • running of engines or flying on New Year’s Day at Alexandra Park • Any running of engines or flying during the curfew
MAAA CARD •
Competitors and assistants must have a current MAAA card with them when participating in an event and presented when required to do so.
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Competitors and assistants will be required to participate in a “Safety and Risk Assessment” prior to the commencement of each event during the competitors briefing.
A curfew will be strictly applied at Alexandra Park before 9.00 am. and after 6.00 pm. No curfew will apply at Twin Cities Club
WRIST TETHERS •
Wrist Tethers are to be used for all Aerobatics, Combat and Scale events and for those racing events where the rules require them.
SOCIAL EVENTS • A social evening with dinner will be held at the Commercial Club on Saturday 29th December from 6pm. The Waratah Room adjoining the Bistro area has been booked for the function. Meals and drinks are to be paid for at the normal rate at the Bistro.
NATIONALS ORGANISING COMMITTEE Brian Eather
02 9602 4934
02 4777 4645
0417 411 774
Racing & Speed coordinator
0414 946 033
0414 802 405
0439 626 950
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02 4782 5423
ALBURY ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION BOOK EARLY AS THERE ARE MANY EVENTS AT THIS TIME Wodonga Tourist Information 1300 796 222 www.destinationalburywodonga.com.au Albury Tourist Information 1300252 879 www.visitalburywodonga.com “Manor House” motel is 5 min. walk from Alexandra Park and the city center. Pool, spa and dining room. Corporate prices offered to model aircraft competitors and families. Recommended. 02 6041 1777 Camping available at Twin Cities Club. Contact Dave Balfour (M) – 0407 953 903
MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA Inc.
Friday - 28th Dec.
Saturday - 29th Dec.
F2B AEROBATICS R1 EXP, ADV, JNR.
F2C TEAM RACE R1 & R2 F2F TEAM RACE
SOCIAL EVENING AND DINNER 6pm.AT COMMERCIAL CLUB
VINTAGE A TEAM RACE Sunday - 30th Dec.
F2B AEROBATICS R2 EXP, ADV, JNR.
Monday - 31st Dec.
F2B AEROBATICS R3 EXP, ADV, JNR.
Tuesday - 1st Jan. Wednesday – 2nd Jan
NO ENGINE RUNNING OR FLYING F2B AEROBATICS R4
F2C SEMI FINALS & FINAL CLASS 2 TEAM RACE
BENDIX CLASS B TEAM RACE 1/2A COMBAT
NO ENGINE RUNNING OR FLYING
NO ENGINE RUNNING OR FLYING SLOW COMBAT
F2A SPEED GOODYEAR TEAM RACE MINI GOODYEAR 2.5 RAT RACE OPEN RACE COMBINED SPEED
F2D COMBAT OPEN COMBAT VINTAGE COMBAT
Thursday - 3rd Jan VINTAGE AEROBATICS
JNR. RAT RACE
Alexandra Park (cricket oval) is alongside the freeway and is accessed from Borella Rd. next to the railway crossing. A curfew will be strictly enforced. Flying hours between 9am and 6pm. There will not be any flying on New Years Day. Flying or running of engines during the curfew on the cricket oval or any of the surrounding fields will result in disqualification from the Nationals. Parking for all vehicles is on the sealed car park located at the South West side of the cricket oval next to the freeway. All flying will be on the cricket oval only. Any flying on surrounding fields will result in disqualification from the Nationals. The hard surface is located at the Twin Cities Club located off the Olympic Hwy. on Central Reserve Rd. No curfew will apply.
MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA Inc. SURNAME……………………..FIRST NAME…..……………………..FAI No….……………..JNR D.O.B………………… ADDRESS……………………………………………..TOWN/CITY……………………………POST CODE………………... PHONE Nos. (H)…………………….(M)…………………………..EMAIL……………………………………………………..
ATTACH A COPY OF CURRENT MAAA CARD SECOND MEMBER OF A TEAM IS REQUIRED TO SHOW CURRENT MAAA CARD TO EVENT CONTEST DIRECTOR MAKE YOUR CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO “CONTROL LINE AIRCRAFT SOCIETY - NATIONALS” AS CALCULATED BELOW EVENT FEE
Senior Event Fee $10 Junior Event Fee $5
Team $20 Team $10
TEAM EVENTS MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL WITH THIS ENTRY LATE ENTRY FEE $10.00 Per Senior Event $5.00 Per Junior Even
SHOW EVENTS WITH AN “X” ON THE BOXES AEROBATICS - F2B EXPERT AEROBATICS - F2B ADVANCED AEROBATICS - F2B JUNIOR AEROBATICS – CLASSIC AEROBATICS – VINTAGE COMBAT - F2D COMBAT – OPEN COMBAT – SLOW COMBAT - JUNIOR COMBAT - HALF A
One badge and one sticker supplied with each entry CALCULATION Snr. No.of Events ( )……….. x Event Fee $10 =…….. Snr. No.of Team Events ( )… x Event Fee $20 =…….. Jnr. No.of Events ( )…….…. x Event Fee $5 =…….. Jnr. No.of Team Events ( )… x Event Fee $10 =…….. Snr. No of Late Entries ( )….. x Late Fee $10 =…….. =…….. Jnr. No of Late Entries ( )…. x Late Fee $5 Extra badges. No of ( )….…. x Price Ea. $2.50 =…….. x Price Ea. $1.00 =…….. Extra stickers. No of ( )……. TOTAL $……. INDICATE YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND Social Evening and Dinner at Commercial Club Number of people attending…………..…...
COMBAT – VINTAGE SCALE TEAM RACE - F2C TEAM RACE - F2F TEAM RACE - CLASS 2 TEAM RACE - CLASSIC B TEAM RACE – GOODYEAR TEAM RACE - MINI GOODYEAR TEAM RACE - BENDIX
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – 30TH. NOV. 2012 LATE ENTRIES – Entries may be posted to the Registrar or presented to the event Contest Director on the official entry form prior to the event and must be accompanied with a copy of the competitors current MAAA card. LATE ENTRY FEES – Entries post marked after 30th Nov. will attract an additional fee as detailed above. Late entries made at the Nationals are to be paid to the Contest Director by cheque or money order. No cash will be accepted.
SEND ENTRIES TO –
66th. NATIONALS REGISTRAR P. Turner 176 Tadmore Rd. Cranebrook 2749 Page 10
TEAM RACE - VINTAGE A (DIV. A) TEAM RACE - VINTAGE A (DIV. B) TEAM RACE - OPEN RAT TEAM RACE - 2.5 RAT TEAM RACE - JUNIOR RAT SPEED - F2A SPEED - COMBINED SPEED - JET
Queensland State Titles Bundaberg – July 7-8th – 2012 Pattern flying in Queensland over the decades has had its’ up and downs as I guess has most of the Special Interest Groups in the Hobby. In the early 2000’s Pattern (F3a) experienced a surge of competitive flying, we were envied nationally and it seemed this would continue, however as other disciplines become more attractive and of course the arrival of the GFC sucked the life out of our leisure activities and our working needs. Progressively the ability to contribute time and costs to attend and administer competitions became difficult and an erosion of the numbers able to attend or even become involved declined, late in 2011 I noticed a lack of activity on the QPFA web site with the possibility of not staging any competitions in the 2012 events calendar. At that time I held the position of National Secretary Australian Pattern Association, I had moved to Cooloola Cove and built a house so there was a motivation to jump in, ring around the Clubs and secure slots for events. Following some really positive responses from the Clubs in Queensland it was then possible to send out a general email to all that I has address for and broadcast the 2012 Calendar. This brings us to where we are now, even through the build-up, this hasn’t gone exactly to plan, and overall it is not disappointing. The weather has played a massive role in events numbers with Tin Can Bay 2526th Feb. being completely washed out literally. Byron Webb becoming stranded in Gympie unable to return home 60km down the Bruce Hwy, and Maryborough conflicting with the Coolum Flying Spectacular it has been a bit trying. All signs for the State Titles at the Bundaberg Model Club were good, the weather had behaved the week prior and although there were stragglers in the entry on the QPFA web site a last minute plea via the internet produced a great response from Maryborough through Karl Harrod with some potential numbers elevating our entries to possibly 15. With this in mind I contacted our Treasurer/ Registrar Barry McDonald and requested some MAAQ medallions to award the place getters. It was obvious that the numbers were not going to justify any more than 1st place in F3a – Expert and Advance but Sportsman with the added entries from Maryborough looked like we would have 6 at least. After confirming earlier in the week with Bundaberg Model Club officials that there would be some people wanting to camp Friday and Saturday and letting those that intended to camp know, I arrived on Friday afternoon and booked into the “Alexandra Apartments” then made our way down to the Club. It was obvious from the start that the weather was looking a bit suspect and come Saturday morning although early the wind was moderate, by the time the pilots briefing got under way 10:15 the weather had shown its hand with gusting around 30kph and at right angles to the flight line. The competition started with the F3A fliers as they are the most experienced and they would gauge fly ability for the other classes. As it turned out we flew 2 rounds back to back of the F3A and realised that conditions were only just flyable. A call to the next groups to fly found that there was one pilot whose small electric couldn’t obviously fly and the boys from Maryborough decided that with motors that were not 100% sorted might be risking too much and so elected to withdraw thus we lost 3 Sportsman leaving us with only three. The rest of the day was taken up flying 3 rounds each class ending approx. at 3:30 – the up side of flying in these conditions was mentoring the Sportsman group as both the Expert flyers and the Advanced flyer were quite experienced and although scores reflected the difficulty of the conditions there was no risk inflight only on the landing, where we used the cross strip (the wind was 90 Degrees to the flight line). Off to the Alloway Club for a good feed Saturday night and then back into it on Sunday.
This was a repeat of the Saturday but with only 2 rounds flown in all classes, some more tuition from the F3A group as a one on one with some of the Sportsman fliers was actively sought and appreciated and from comments I heard, one of the key mistakes is identifying when the airplane is level, where most of the in-experienced fliers were seeing the side profile it was obvious that the inside wing was pointing down and constant reminders got the pilots to see the underside of the wing facing them which kept the plane either vertical in up lines or slightly heading out therefore, with the wind in their faces it kept them not flying in on top of themselves all the time. Overall I think we enjoyed the weekend, thanks must go to those that attended the Club and some non-fliers who contributed to the overall competition. Trevor Nielsen who sat on the judges chair all weekend and to Henry Hutchinson (National CD) who travelled up from Victoria and although borrowing my spare 2 metre pattern plane which spat out a magnet from the AXI motor on his first flight , he either judged or punched in the scores. Your default organiser
Dave Carkeek President of the Australian Pattern Association
Left - Danny Giles - Brett Richards - Craig Brown - Aaron Brown - Henry Hutchinson (National contest Director APA) - Barry McDonald (MAAQ Treasurer/Registrar) - Justin Bartowski - Karl Harrod- John Payne (State Representative F3A) - Col May - Dave Carkeek (National President APA) - Trevor Neilsen - and his young Grand Son
News Hot off the press
Chris & Rebecca Callow have had a baby boy Jett Callow born on the 30th July 2012 weighing 6lb 11 oz . Another generation of pylon flyers to keep the dream alive
QLD state champs Bunderberg 2012 Competitor
Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Flight 6
Advanced 1 Brett Richards
1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 347.33
Expert 1 David Carkeek
1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 307.00
F3A 1 John Payne
1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 359.33
2 Colin May
Sportsman 1 Justin Bartowski
875.91 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00
814.88 1000.00 157.00
3 Craig Brown 135.00
2 Aaron Brown
Next General MAAQ meeting date : 10th November 2012 at the Chermside library at 2.00 pm Afternoon tea provided after meeting. PLEASE NOTE THE CUT OFF DATE FOR MATERIAL FOR THE FINAL QUARTER OF THE YEAR OCTOBER-DECEMBER EDITION WILL BE THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2012.
Paul Winter, 25 Jasmine Drive Mill Park VIC 3082 Telephone: 03 9436 0717 Neil Tank, 9 Kings Hill Circuit Onkaparinga Hills SA 5158 Telephone: 0439 517 539 Kevin Dodd, 16 Illidge Rd Victoria Point QLD 4165 Telephone: 07 3207 9067 Fax: 07 3207 8175 Brian Dowie, PO Box 5137 Cheltenham East VIC 3192 Ross Cant, PO Box 670 Mount Lawley WA 6929 Telephone 0404 634 366
The membership cards currently being used are the last of a batch of 20,000 preprinted cards, with approximately 1,100 cards remaining to be used over the next month. This batch of cards still indicates that the Insurance excess payable by a member for any one Public Liability claim is $250.00. This figure was increased to $500.00 at the 2011 Council Conference prior to the 2011/12 membership period.
Membership Renewals and Cards The 2012/13 Membership renewal period started at a rapid pace and has remained that way with over of 70% of renewals, based on last year’s figures, completed as of the end of July.
Form MAAA 011 Incident Investigation Form. To eliminate the need to request additional standard information following an Incident, the form was amended to include the necessary items of information required.
MOP058 2.4GHz Equipment. Acceptance of Futaba and Align S-FHSS Radio Systems technology.
MOP066 First Person View (FPV) Policy and MOP067 SGMA Policy. Amendment to the definition of ‘Visual Line of Sight’.
MOP057 – Insurance Conditions. Amended to reflect the operations of FPV and SGMAs. In addition, details of the amount of Insurance excess were included.
Manual of Procedures The Manual of Procedures is a “live” document and is continually being updated. Please check the MAAA web site from time to time to ensure that you are aware of the latest editions of the documents. The MAAA has recently released the following new and amended documents in the Manual of Procedures:
MAAA Internet: www.maaa.asn.au
Treasurer: Comp. Rules Secretary:
MODEL AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC.
74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
as of 30th June 2012
Due to the increase in propeller related accidents, the MAAA Executive have adopted a past safety theme for the next three months, “Spinning Propellers are Dangerous”.
In addition: • Be alert when operating a new, larger model with an increased diameter propeller. It has been suggested that painting the propeller tips may help reduce this type of propeller strike, however continued vigilance is also needed in these circumstances. • Please don’t attempt to stop running engines by bending over and grasping the spinner. These are some of the actions which have caused serious injuries recently.
Outcomes from Reported Incidents Details from the latest Incident reports indicate a rise in propeller strikes to fingers, arms and legs. Electric models tend to be the largest contributor to these incidents. A simple check that the throttle is fully closed before arming an electric model would have eliminated the pain experienced by a few of our members.
VARIATION IN MEMBERSHIP
MAAA Membership at the end of the 2011/12 period – 11,014.
Information regarding the Insurance excess is now contained in MOP057 Insurance Conditions which is available on the MAAA website at www.maaa.asn.au
The Insurance excess is reviewed each year by Council and at the 2012 Council Conference it was agreed that the Insurance excess of $500.00 would be retained. The subject of the remaining membership cards was raised and Council elected to use the remaining cards rather than discard them. The re-drafting of the new membership cards, to be printed in August 2012, has been completed and all monetary amounts have been removed from the text of the card.
Notice of this change was contained in the Council Minutes and published in the MAAA Newsletter.
EVENT F1D F2 A,B,C &D F3F F3J F4C F5B & D Space Models F3A Asia – Oceanic F3C Asia – Oceanic
EVENT F1 A,B & C F3A F3B F3C/N F3D F3K
EVENT F1D F2A, F2B, F2C, F2D F3J F4C F5B, F5D Space Models F3A Asia – Oceanic F3C Asia – Oceanic F1 Trans Tasman
Awarded to Romania Poland Slovakia Slovakia France Austria Bulgaria Thailand Offers Invited
Awarded to France – Dates: 3 – 10 August South Africa – Dates: 15 – 25 August Germany – Dates: 1 – 11 August Poland – Dates: TBA Netherlands – Dates: TBA Denmark
Awarded to Serbia – Belgrade Dates: 9 to 14 Aug Bulgaria – Primorsko Dates: 25 Aug to 1 Sept South Africa – Rustenburg Dates: 29 July – 5 August Spain – Santa Cilia Airfield Dates: 3 – 12 August Romania – Buzau Dates: 7 – 15 September Slovakia – Liptovsky Mikulas Dates: 31 August 9 September Philippines – Bacolod City Dates: 6 – 12 May Offers Invited Location Dates: Narrandera Easter 2012
World / Continental Championships and Trans Tasman Events Calendar
2013 Free Flight Team Trials The remaining events in the multi team trials are: Queensland Dalby 20.23 September F1A, F1B, F1C New South Wales State Championships Springhurst 29 Sept-1 October F1A, F1B, F1C
The third team trial will be a special trial event as a replacement for the Nationals at a suitable time to be held in Cohuna Vic, between September and November 2012. For full details see the AMPRA web site. ampra.org.au
"Spinning Propellers are Dangerous”
2013 F3D Pylon Team Trials AMPRA and the MAAA Pylon Subcommittee will be running the team selection process for the 2013 World Championships to be held in the Netherlands. The following team trial events will be held: State Championship events in Victoria or Queensland; these events are all scheduled to be run in the August to October 2012 period.
Competition Rules Year Members are reminded that 2012/13 is a Competition Rules year. Australian competition rules are available through the MAAA web site www.maaa.asn.au All disciplines are requested to review their particular section of the rules and make any suggested amendments through the relevant Subcommittee. Subcommittee members for the discipline should collectively review all amendments prior to submitting the final recommendations to the MAAA Secretary by February 2013. All received recommendations will be added to the rules agenda to be presented to the MAAA Rules Conference in May 2013.
Radio Control events are to be run by the R/C Special Interest groups who will coordinate their own individual events at various locations throughout the year. Details and advice will be available from MAS NSW when finalised.
Free Flight events are being held at Narrandera from 3-8 January 2013. For more information contact the Nationals Free Flight and Control Line Coordinator, Brian Ether, at email@example.com
Control Line events are being held in Albury from 28 December 2012 to 3 January 2013.
66 Nationals – NSW Associations th The 66 Nationals held in NSW during the 2012/13 period will be a split event.
Reports are occasionally received that Inspectors are not carrying out the inspections fully in accordance with the procedures and this could have implications in the event of a subsequent problem. It does not matter how good the model appears to be or who the owner is, it is important that Inspectors ensure they have used the appropriate check list for the model type when carrying out any inspection.
The inspection itself is carried out using the appropriate check list for the type of model. Each check list indicates items which need to be inspected at the time of the initial inspection and also those which must be actioned at the beginning of a flying session and before every flight.
Heavy Model Aircraft Inspection The MAAA single page Permit to Fly (MAAA038) has been in operation for well over a year now and used by FW and RW Inspectors. It is important to note that the Permit to Fly is the Certificate issued at the completion of a satisfactory inspection.
Could Anthony be the youngest member to achieve Bronze Wings? Anthony Yokichi Brown is an energetic young lad who has recently turned 10 years old, his interests not only extend to riding motorbikes and playing hockey but also to flying model aircraft. A very simple indoor helicopter first sparked this interest, planes followed with many of these supplied by family and a close family friend and Club member Roland Smith. A visit to the local showgrounds where the RMAC was holding a static display intensified the desire to fly something a little bigger, the seed had been sown. Whilst browsing E Bay looking at models, a couple caught his eye, a Sports 40 and a PC 9, now dad had been using the computer for other purchases before Anthony started browsing, was currently out driving and the Brown family became the owners of two models â€Śâ€Ś ouch. Some 2 months later with the help of the RMAC trainer aircraft Anthony passed his bronze wings with ease. It was my pleasure to teach this polite, respectful and enthusiastic young man to fly. I will remember that grin for many years. Nick Welburn. President. MAAA Instructor. RMAC
CAN ANYONE OUT THERE IN CONTROL LINE LAND HELP IDENTIFY THIS MODEL ? The editor has received a request from a modeller in Western Australia . The following request for further information is from Peter Somers regarding the identification and plan availability on the above sketch of a model from 1955 or so . Which I want to get a Plan or a Name or whatever I can, so I can make a valid replica for Vintage "B" Team Racing. (Look-A likes are not accepted). I am hoping there's an Ancient Aviator out there who will see it and contact me. I have tried many avenues of inquiry till now, so far I just get fobbed of with "Go and ask soand-so,", even from one of your colleagues who referred me instantly back to one of my close pals when I had hoped he would circulate the sketch...! This is a very old model design. What I need is exposure to the big audience of MAAQ Membership, among others of course. Please contact Peter Somers, 41 Milton St Mt Hawthorn W.A. 6016 firstname.lastname@example.org
An interesting scale subject to tackle an â€œAnsaldo A!â€? .
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Control Line Weekend
15th & 16th September
The ‘Rocky Rally’ is on again!! The enthusiastic control line pilots of the Rockhampton Model Aero Club Inc. are hosting another rally filled with a whole weekend of control line flying. The event will be held at the club’s 22 acre Gavial airfield. The field caters for RC aeroplanes and helicopters and has two control line circles in operation. Camping facilities are available at the field with power and hot showers. Motels are only a 10 minute drive from the field. Lunch will be provided on both days at the event. So come along and join the Rocky team for a great weekend around the circles! Directions to our field can be found on our website.
For more information please contact: Club President - Nick Welburn Phone: (07) 4927 2714 or 0428 892 684 or visit www.rmac.org.au
PROGRESSIVE SCORES OF FREE FLIGHT WORLD CHAMPS TEAM SELECTION Name
Vic St Ch
QLD St WA St NSW St Qld Ch Trial Ch Ch
SA St Sum of Sum of Ch best three best four
Feb Feb 14, Feb 17, Mar Mar Mar Apr 2, Apr 4, Apr 15, Apr 21, Apr 21, Jun 9- Sep 20, Nov Jun 2-4 11, 12 15 18 10, 11 19, 20 22, 23 3 6 16 22 22 11 21 24, 25
F1A Phil Mitchell Malcolm Campbell Neil Murray Vin Morgan Albert Fathers Tahn Stowe
1260 x1260 1260 x1260
1079 983 913 663
1110 1176 1093 1084 907
1260 995 1127 1109 630 1002
1133 1260 1149
3752 3665 3647 3342 3277 2877
1260 1072 1171
F1B Richard Blackam William Jones Bryan Oliver Terry Bond Leigh Morgan Vin Morgan Gary Pope Paul Rossiter Albert Fathers Ted Burfein Neil Murray Percy Wright
1260 x1131 x1165
1260 1260 1260 1186 1260 1147 1125
1196 x1097 1179
1260 1260 1230 1215 1260 1260 1180 1202 1178 1039
1250 1260 1163 1260 1260 1260 1260 1227 1182 1260 1260 1192
1134 1162 1043 720
1260 1260 1014 1149 1260 1216
1185 1237 1214 1141 1241
1260 1234 863 1238 1224 1174 539
3780 3780 3780 3780 3780 3780 3757 3657 3582 3540 2450 2333
5040 5040 5040 5018 5004 4965
F1C Terry Bond Roy Summersby Colin Crowley Gary Pope Percy Wright Chris Behr John Lewis Ron Munden Ted Burfein x
1260 1194 186
667 14 510 6
3743 3714 2813 2127 1365 1178 1046 846 461
890 1046 846 195 266 Under the trials rules one overseas event can be counted. An x before the score indicates an overseas score not used.
CONTROL LINE AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY IPSWICH OPEN DAY BRIAN BURKE MEMORIAL DAY Remembering a real Aeromodeller from Queensland.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2012 CLASI FIELD LEICHARDT PARK IPSWICH. All Modelers are all invited to attend on this day commencing 9 AM TILL LATE GOLD COIN ENTRY on the Day FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE EVENTS to be held 2.5 SLOW COMBAT
35 SLOW COMBAT
Brian built models and competed in all these classes so show up on the day preferably with a Brian Burke model and relive some of history. For further information please contact CLASI President Mark McDermott on 07 32889263
WIN A MULTIPLEX FUNJET
7HELLCATS OCTOBERFIELD 8AM
PYLON GLIDING COMP SPOT LANDINGS LIMBO
Lunch and drinks available at Soccer Club
2.4GHZ ONLY FOAMIES <2KG $5 per pilot
VENUE: ROCHEDALE ROVERS UNDERWOOD PARK
October25to 28th 2012 ADMISAD
ADMISSSION: Adults $3.00 Family $6.00
After a spectacular first time event of this kind to be held on the Fraser Coast with 36 pilots attending in 2010, the word has spread on how good the event was, and there will be a greater number of pilots attending the 2012 event.
The fastest aircraft in 2011 was clocked at 396 kilometres an hour. So the big boys will be out to better that this year.
THESE MODELS ARE POWERED BY MINATURE GAS TURBINES, THE COST OF THESE MODELS RANGE FROM $5,000 RIGHT UP TO $40,000
Displays of Vintage Cars, Motorcycles and Engines. THERE IS ALSO FOOD AND DRINK STALLS OPERATING BOTH DAYS SO BRING SOME CHAIRS AND SIT A WHILE, HAVE A BITE TO EAT, AND WATCH SOME AWESOME FLYING.
MARYBOROUGH AEROMODELLERS CLUB Boonooroo Road (4km from the Granville Hotel)www.maryboroughmac.com
We need to know numbers early so please advise soon if you are coming, which events you’ll fly, whether you want lunches and/or field accommodation
CASH PRIZES for LSq/100 and “No Frills” Wakefield
“No Frills” Wake
No Frills 7am - 12noon
Lsq/100 7am - 10am Open Rubber 10am - 1pm
7am start each day
The club canteen will be open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday only
Camping for a modest fee is available at the field
Accommodation at Dalby can be scarce, so please book early!
“No Frills” Wakefield
SUNDAY 23 September
Open Rubber State Champs
LSq/100 vintage rubber
SATURDAY 22 September
F1B Team Trial
FRIDAY 21 September
F1A and F1C Team Trials
THURSDAY 20 September
20 - 23 September 2012
Four Days of Free Flight at Dalby
In the event of a fly off, a 4 minute round will be flown, progressing to a 5 minute round, until a tie break occurs.
Multiple entries however will be acceptable , with each model having its own recorded score.
Three (3) flights will be flown, with flights of 180 secs max. Models to be hand launched.
No thermal detecting devices (thermistors, fluffies, bubbles, mylar tapes, etc) are permitted.
Dethermalisers may be activated by the timer but no other items may be timer-activated. The tension and/or torque of the rubber motor may be used to operate gadgets, as may the prop-stop mechanism.
The fuselage shall have, at its point of maximum cross section, a cross-sectional area of not less than L squared, divided by 100, where L is the overall length of the model, inclusive of propellor attachments and tail hooks. L is in centimetres and the cross-sectional area is in sq centimetres.
The wing area of the model, measured on the lifting surface itself (not projected, as is current FAI practice) shall not exceed 1,355 sq cms. The tail plane area, measured in the same manner, shall not exceed 33% of the measured wing area.
The model shall be powered by a rubber motor. The all-up weight of the model with motor shall not be less than 230 gms.
To commemorate the distinctive Wakeful style popular in the 1937 - 1951 period. LSq/100 generally conforms to the rules that then applied. Entrants have the option of using or adapting vintage designs or designing their own. Due to flying field restrictions, a rubber weight limit has been imposed.
The model must comply with current FAI rules for F1B models - but the only permitted timer operated device is the dethermaliser. Prop-stop activation, and rubber motor torque operation of gadgetry is permissible. No thermal detecting devices (thermistors, fluffies, bubbles, mylar tapes, etc) are permitted.
INTERESTED? Contact Malcolm Campbell via email@example.com
In the event of a fly off, a 4 minute round will be flown, progressing to a 5 minute round, until a tie break occurs.
Five (5) flights will be flown, with flights of 180 secs max.
This event was conceived to take F1B Wakefields back to the happy days of the “builder of the model rule”, before the arrival of mass-produced, pre-trimmed, factory-built models. Time keepers in this event have the responsibility of making a pre-flight check of models to ensure that the dethermaliser is the only automated and timer operated gadget.
“NO FRILLS” WAKEFIELD
AEROMODELLERS OF LOGAN CITY Control Line Group (Division of LARCS) Aeromodellers of Logan City or ALC as we are known, is still alive and well. As you can see the club is now a part of LACS. In May 2011, ALC was evicted from its previous location due to Logan City Council requiring the land for future development. Alma Park Zoo was moving next to the site plus an Eco Display Village was to be constructed on the site. ALC had two choices, Find another location or wind up the club. The second situation was not considered. Fortunately LARCS came to the rescue with an offer to move down to their field. In July 2011 we relocated about 300 meters north of the LARCS facilities. Over the last twelve months and with a lot of help from LARCS and our own members, plus a decent relocation grant, we now have three grass circles and a fourth under construction, plus we have secured the use of the existing hard stand up the “Top Field”. In total we have five circles. We also have a large storage shed and covered relaxation area plus an 18meter covered and concreted pit area. The facilities that are in place now are far superior to the facilities that we previously had at the “Top Field”. In time we envisage that the new facilities will be the best in the state, capable of holding State Champs, East Coast Champs and Nationals. 2012 STATE CHAMPS This years State Champs is the first time in many years that they have been diversified due to the disruption caused by the relocation of ALC. The events have been spread over five clubs and part will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of September. We will be facilitating FAI F2A, F2C plus Open Rat, Z Class and……..wait for it…………STAND OFF SCALE. There has been a fair amount of interest shown over the last year or so in resurrecting this event. There are at least three members of ALC that will be entering models plus a couple from Thunderbirds and possibly a couple from CLASI. It would be nice to see some entries from interstate as well. It would be great to see some Control Line Scale Models in the air again. This event has not been seen at the State Champs for some time now. So guys, get your entries in before the 31st August. The club will be providing a BBQ lunch and possibly breakfast on both days, plus hot and cold beverages, at a small price of course. We also hope to offer camping facilities on site for interstate and out-oftown visitors, with the approval of Logan City Council and the LARCS Committee. If anyone needs further information please give the undersigned a call, or if you would like to visit the facilities, we are located at the end of Chetwynd Street, Loganholme, Brisbane, Qld., 4129. Just call to arrange a time to visit.
Brian Cochrane Control Line Representative – LARCS/ALC
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 23
2013 MAAQ Control line State Champs (Inc 2014 WC Team Selections)
(MAC Maryborough) (Fields available Friday 1-3 for practice
Aerobatics : - F2B (2014 Wc selection) : - Vintage Aerobatics : - Classic Aerobatics : - CL/FF Fun Fly (to be advised)
(Other events may be possibly offered at MAC pending availability of circles)
---------------------------------------------------------------------4-5-6 May (Clasi-Ipswich)
Combat : - F2D (2014 Wc selection) Racing : - Grass racing and other combat events. (To be advised by Clasi) --------------------------------------------------------------------20/21 July (Larcs-Logan) Team Race. : - F2C (2014 Wc selection) : - F2A (2014 Wc selection) Speed . Racing
: - “Z” Class”.(Grass)
: - “Stand Off Scale”
*****Final events and programme will be made available late 2012 Page 24
Model Aero Sports Club of Tropical North Queensland. Recently a regional Queensland model flying club has come of age in far North Queensland with major development of a new 300m by 40 m airstrip and a separate dedicated heli area. Located just one hour’s highway drive from Cairns is the home of MASCOT NQ at Adil field on the northern outskirts of Mareeba. A major turning point in the direction of the club has been due to the guidance of our outgoing president, Charles, who has been inspirational in rallying the members to achieve the major goal of setting up a new field. If anyone has had the challenge of a project such as this, they will know exactly the commitment of time and resources necessary. It is imperative that the leader has the enthusiasm, foresight, dedication and skills to bond a club together to work as a team. Those qualities, in our case, have worked in a number of ways. Charles’s enthusiasm throughout has buoyed the members to always see the positives in a club environment and we have all drawn on the energy of that enthusiasm. This is especially evident in our junior members who have benefited greatly from Charles’ mentoring. Charles’ foresight has shown us that achieving the goals set has always been possible . The club was shown a piece of land deserted for years, which was heavily overgrown, with no vehicular access, built up soil ridges under the grass cover and a drainage problem, as a possible site for a flying field. Despite all this Charles could only see that the positives outweighed the negatives and the project was started.
Critical to the project was the development of a strategic plan, field layout plan and a public awareness campaign. This is where Charlesâ€™ wife shared the burden and her contribution to the dream began with extensive lobbying of the local council, countless phone calls, letters and e-mails. Approval to occupy was granted. CASA approval also applied for and granted, 7 days per week. 7.00am to 10.00pm and a 1000ft ceiling, perfect. That is dedication. As funds became available from raffles, sausage sizzles, member contributions and various other sources the club was able to bring in the earth moving equipment to turn the rough into a diamond .
As a result of the skills applied the field is operational, membership is growing strongly and a public awareness strategy is in place and working. More information and a link to Charlesâ€™ weekly newsletter on the club website news page. www.mascotnq.comze.com/1_5_News.html The club wishes to congratulate Charles on the milestones achieved throughout the journey. Page 26
WINGS RATINGS 1 JUN TO 30th AUG, 2012 The following table is a list of pilots who have achieved their wings ratings as at 30th August. On behalf of the President, SFI and Committee Members, congratulations and well done. INSTRUCTOR RATINGS AUS 73238 34992 61510 73282 53900 75068 63648 56624 73383 34906 21527 15282 68565
NAME Paul Sciuto Allen Mason Neil Newton Franseau van de Merwe Greg Wood Matthew Krolik James Butler David Rogers Ken Anning Jeffery Carlson Simon Callcot Bryan Carwardine Martin Homann
RATING Rotary Rotary Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Glider Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
66713 75127 75045 72939 63729 45727 70909 34852 59025
David Butler Tony Butcher Steven Griffin Gareth Edwards Trevor Longhurst Karl Ansell Colin Moore Jeremy Morley Grant Mills David Toombs Alan Court Howard Hill
Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
66755 16519 6656 73317
Gary Wallace Mark Brown Keith Aldworth Darren Boys
Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
75334 75336 61664 44264 6167 72971 75230 75276 76765 36280 75324 75304 58857 66759 75325 76758 75140 37311 75343 76823 75081
Deon Roux Richard Unwin Ronald Sharp Gregory Richards Gregory Hivers Dietmar Kraemer James Grant Brad Byrne Bradley Jackson Angus McKendrick Noel Francis Joshua Anderson Alex Smith Joseph Black Rod Winton Robert Martin Craig Buckner Stephen Bures Andrew Young Christopher Kersten Doug Hamilton
Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Rotary Rotary Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
16645 72999 65403 73106
GOLD WINGS 74953 75077 75096 73259
Robert Raymont Phillip Phoebe Ian Mackey-Jones Adam Sharp
Fixed Fixed Fixed Rotary BRONZE WINGS
75262 73301 70885 73283 66904 70090 12237 74943 75319 75252 70602 70800 74857 75170 75152 75213 70723 74976 58801 16632 75335
Bart Van der Anker Dylan Wilson Laurence Windle Liam Sorensen Rob Mulder Logan Mulder Peter Gaul William Bennett Ray Murray Reece Horsfall Kurt Hubner Jeffry Small George Morphett Dominic Lian Matthew Taylor John Langford Taylor Mills Neil Hollis Mark Shirley Michael Rendle John MacDonald
Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Rotary Fixed Fixed Rotary Fixed Fixed Fixed Rotary Fixed Fixed Rotary Rotary Fixed Fixed Fixed
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Model Expo 2012 Sunday 7th October
Food and Drink Available LOCATION: Minnippi Parklands Stanton Road West, Tingalpa QLD 4173
Convenor: Will Sipma M: 0409 852 694 E: President@tmac.asn.au
Activities commence 9:00am
RC Tanks Tethered Cars RC Cars & Buggies RC Planes RC Helicopters RC Boats
Supported by the Lord Mayorâ€™s Suburban Initiative Fund and Doboy Ward Councillor.
Rochedale Springwood Belmont-Tingalpa
FLYERS ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE FROM MAAQ WEB SITE.WWW.MAAQ.ORG
2012 EVENTS CALENDAR SEPT 9 30
7 7 14 20-21 20-21 25-28 28
VINTAGENTS B DURATION & 1/2A AT CALVERT EHLIG TROPHY contact Greg Martin VINTAGENTS DURATION,TEXACO,ANTIQUE,1/2A &BURFORD AT TARMAC STATE CHAMPS MODEL EXPO 2012 AT TINGALPA . invite to fly form available from MAAQ web site calendar. Contact Will Simpa 0409 852694 ELECTRIC FUN FLY AT HELLCATS VINTAGENTS STANDARD DURATION & BURFORD AT NORTH SIDE- COL SOMERS TROPHY contact Des Slattery WARBIRDS WEEKEND AT MARYBOROUGH QPFA PATTERN COMP AT TARMAC. Sportsman, Advanced, Expert,F3A. JETS OVER FRASER COAST AT MARYBOROUGH VINTAGENTS COMBINED DURATION /TEXACO & A DURATION AT CALVERT contact Jim Hardy MAAQ GENERAL MEETING AT CHERMSIDE LIBRARY
18 vintagents texaco & b duration at north side contact Mick Walsh
VINTAGENTS RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG (Break up day )AT CALVERT
contact Jim Hardy
2013 FEB 17
EDF JET DAY AT TINGALPA 9AM TO 2 PM
GRATTON AIR INVITATIONAL AT GRATTON FIELD CALVERT
WARBIRDS DAY (SCAF) AT TINGALPA 9 AM TO 2 PM
NOSTALGIC FUN FLY AT DALBY
ELECTRIC & UNUSUAL MODEL DAY AT TINGALPA
GLADSTONE DAY/NIGHT FUNFLY
9 AM TO 2 PM
HAVE A GO DAY AT TINGALPA 9 AM TO 2 PM
QUEENSLAND SCALE FEST AT TINGALPA 9.00 AM TO 5PM
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MAAQ WEB SITE WWW.MAAQ.ORG FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Tingalpa Model Aero Club Inc. Events Calender 2012/2013 Event Date
Sunday, 22nd July 2012
Event Type Event
QMARA ELECTRIC PYLON DAY
Convenor Joe Luxford
(9.00 AM -12.00 PM Porter Field) th
Sunday, 19 August 2012
HAVE A GO DAY
BI-PLANES & WARBIRDS DAY
Joel Davison Gregor Kruberg
EDF JET DAY
Kevin Dodd Chad Barrett
(9.00 AM – 2.00PM Porter Field)
Sunday, 16th September
(9.00 AM – 2.00 PM Porter Field)
Sunday 7th October 2012
(9.00 AM – 3.00 PM Porter Field)
Sunday, 25th November 2012
Sunday, 17th February 2013
including a Swap & Sell (9.00 AM – 2.00 PM Porter Field)
(9.00 AM -2.00 PM Porter Field) Sunday, 17th March 2013
in conjunction with
Sunday, 21st April 2013
Southern Cross Air Force (9.00 AM – 2.00PM Porter Field)
ELECTRIC DAY & UNUSUAL MODEL DAY
HAVE A GO DAY
QUEENSLAND SCALE FEST
(9.00 AM – 2.00 PM Porter Field)
Sunday, 19 May 2013
(9.00 AM – 2.00PM Porter Field)
Saturday, 15th June 2013 Sunday, 16th June 2013
incorporating Peter Cutler Memorial Trophy
(9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Porter Field)
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M.A.A.Q. Executive and Office Bearers President: Robin Klau
0407 340 239
Secretary: Kathy Moody
Treasurer: Barry McDonald
07 5483 2201
P.R.O. Officer: Vacant
R/C Admin : Eddie Otto
SFI Southern : Jeff Linton
0400 440 000
Airflow Editor: Doug Moody.
07 4634 4078
F/F Admin: Ted Burfein
0419 163 900
C/L Admin: Kerry Ewart
Vice Pres: Keith Quigg