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From the Editor Welcome readers to the second quarter of Airflow. Since the last edition there has been great feedback regarding the article on the building of the “Red Zephyrs” with some readers making contact with various groups and progressing further with the art of scratch building from plans. It is great to see a resurgence in Old Timer Electric happening across the state. There are quite a few sources to obtain plans from: starcadplans.net, outerzone.co.uk, SAM (Society of Antique Modellers), Boundy39.com and for those into foamies try parkjets.com or www. shkhighhobby.com. These are only a few that I had been told about. I am sure that there are plenty more if you wanted to search for them. The down side is that building from plans is very time consuming and more expensive as opposed to almost ready to fly (ARF) but the list of benefits of scratch building will take up all of this page, but some are : pride in construction of a scratch built model, individual type models, not one is the same, gaining an understanding on structure,balsa hardness & selection to make a model that is light yet strong and gain experience in repairing broken models when a crash happens. I have known modellers who have retrieved smashed models from the bin and have faithfully rebuilt them, and others would buy an arf and completely strip the covering and start again. I would like to thank Malcolm Campbell for the Freeflight report at Narrandera this year, Mike Colston for the update on the National Electric Flight Rally held recently at Cootamundra in NSW. Bob Wigmore for his comprehensive history of modelling in the North, Bruce deChastel for the pylon racing from Japan, and John Bray for his contribution in the restoration of the Avro Aviangreat work.

Front cover: Sunrise over the flying field- photo by Mal Campbell, Bob Wigmore and his Stearman and John Bray wiith his faithfully restored Avro Avian. Cover provided by Jim Henry.

TAA JET & WARBIRD EVENT MAY 18-19TH SUCCESS

Hi to all involved with the event, the weather was against us and Sundays conditions were atrocious.

Even with all the difficulties I am very pleased with the results. We will be donating $5000 to the charity which is excellent given the circumstances. I could not have achieved this without you all and I have special thanks to the following peopleVeronika sold nearly 700 tickets which is no surprise. Mark Williamson for his constant assistance especially doing the jobs that were not expected. Steve Jones for the catering and the crew of volunteers. Ben Whitby for the fences and assistance over the 4 days and before the event Bart, Chilli, Peter Love, Peter Lambert and Steve Thomas for the preparation of the grounds and setting up. Robbo for the amazing donation of all the kits as well as his constant assistance and support for this event. Tammy Wilson from the hospital foundation made my life much easier with promotion and organising the event. And to you all for participating and making the event a specular show. A special mention should be made to Sean Chilcott(Chilli) for his sacrificing his model on Saturday for the safety of the crowd. Amazing stuff really and you all did an awesome job over the weekend. My sincerest thanks go out to you all and I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone. As a group we have raised over $9000 for 2013 and $29000 over the last 8 years. We look towards the future now and I hope to catch up with you all soon. Thanks. Luke Cullen

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Next MAAQ Meeting date : 24th August 2013 AT Chermside Library 375 Hamilton Road Chermside at 2.00 PM. THIS WILL BE THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING . Afternoon tea provided after meeting. Don’t forget to bring something for show and tell during the afternoon tea . Hope to see you at the next meeting. PLEASE NOTE THE CUT OFF DATE FOR MATERIAL FOR THE JULY-SEPTEMBER EDITION WILL BE THE 30TH AUGUST 2013. Please consult the calendar of events or the web site event calendar for the meeting dates for 2013. email: cjvogler@bigpond.com

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FOR SALE Tiger 60 with a O.S 110 four stroke. The plane has never been flown. It has just had 1 tank run on the ground. the plane is complete with all servos and reciever and battery. Very clean and very nice. $650 with 2.4 receiver in it but throw me offers. Call Chris on 0466930620 or 07 53332135

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ROBERT (Bob) WIGMORE TRACS

AUS9832

1934 -

In his own words: I am an old time modeller having started flying models at the age of 9. Since I was small, aero planes took my attention. When post WW2 balsa became available, I built some kits learning what works and what doesn’t. At that stage all flying was free flight with control line if one had enough cash for engines. During the next 10 years in England I flew with the Southern Cross Aero Club. It was an excellent place to learn about planes and I built everything from indoor models to free flight power duration types. I spent two years in the RAF for my national service and then migrated to Australia in 1958. During a subsequent holiday in the United Kingdom, I purchased a Keil-Kraft single channel “Grasshopper set” and when returning to Australia I joined TRACS. This was in 1972, just two years after the club’s formation. I have been a member ever since – these 41 years have been full of designing, building, flying, teaching, competing, administrating and enjoyment. It has been a significant part of my life. The single channel Kiel-Kraft unit brought back from England was always inadequate for what I wanted to do but money was also inadequate. Eventually in 1973, I bought a second hand Kraft “5 Channel set” and built an RCM trainer powered by an OS 30 motor with teaching from Henry Johnson AUS7668 {“Henry Eagle” as we all know him} and Peter Foxton. By this time I had gained some skills and established my particular liking for scale, but I would have a go at anything. The building part of scale was particularly challenging as I decided to do it from the full size drawings and make my own plans. My first efforts to build for RC were not very successful - Number 1 being a Travelair 5000 which did not fly. I learned a great deal from this. The biggest lesson was – “Don’t change wing incidences” without knowing why it was like that in the first place! Here are three of my scratch built scale planes - Stearman, Fokker and Mew Gull. My Stearman PT17: I won a PT 17 Sterling kit at a competition in the early 70’s. It was very nice to fly but had a number of weaknesses. My yellow Stearman in the picture is based on the Sterling outline which is very accurate but with my structure. This model was scratch built from the three view drawings supplied with the plans which came with the Sterling kit that I had won. It is finished to represent the PT17 hanging up at Duxford UK in the US Air Force hanger. There are many color schemes but that one was readily available to photograph. Mine is 1845mm (5ft 11.5inch) span and 1420mm (4ft 8inch) long and the structure mainly balsa. There are a few variations on this particular aircraft which include the mag wheels and the instructions on the fuselage.

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The covering is bem silk doped and painted with auto acrylic and markings which are hand painted. The dummy motor is built of individual cylinders and heads and the exhaust collector ring was selected from Woolies plastic bowls – a place which I often use for cowls and the like. Power is an OS 120 which at about 5000RPM sounds about right and gives it a very credible airspeed. A few more RPM and all the justifiable aerobatics are available. This is a model that has very few bad habits and as long as landing skills are reasonable it will last a long time. There are a couple of things to remember when setting up this sort of model. Firstly, put some differential into the ailerons (more up than down) and secondly a little down thrust will help to overcome the tendency to climb under power and dive on low power. Learn to use the rudder on turns or put in a mix. This size PT17 is available as an ARF but it ain’t like mine! My Fokker E III series of planes: This was a long time scale project which consisted of three models, once again built from full size drawings and photos. The two smaller models were 7 ft span (4.13 to 1) and the final one was Ÿ scale. They were built for competition and therefore control was warp and full flying stab and fin. I have seen models with ailerons and elevators. Establishing wing sections and incidences was a matter of research. I learned a number of things with these models. The radial cowling is open at the bottom but an upright motor will over heat and the wire bracing I used destroys 36 MHz signals. The first model was powered by an OS 60 FSR but prop diameter was a problem so an upgrade to 120 four stroke was the answer. I had some success with the Fokkers first at the Queensland Championships with a first in mammoth scale and then a third at the Nationals at Bundaberg. I am in the process of refurbishing the larger model which is still in good structural order. AIRFLOW 7


My Percival Mew Gull: This was scratch built and represented the only one still existing at the Shuttleworth Museum in the UK. The model was Âź scale and very quick for a standard 120 four stroke engine. The most difficult part for construction was the under carriage which is very tightly cowled. The picture shows the model in its first flight without the undercarriage cowls.

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Bob Wigmore is a life member of TRACS. He is a thorough gentleman and is this club’s greatest stalwart. He’s written numerous articles on modelling topic and in his flying career has built between 250-300 planes of all kinds, taught his own kids to fly along with 400-500 others who are now spread around the world. He is still going strong and finding the time to build, advise and teach always with a happy smile on his face! TRACS editor, PO Box 339, Aitkenvale 4814. AIRFLOW 9


2013 ARMIDALE SAILPLANE COMPETITION F3J flew 9 rounds of heats with 7 pilots to a heat during the Friday. Very testing conditions with strong winds and a few instances of light rain. After the heats they flew 3 Fly-off rounds commencing around 4:30pm. Conditions proved testing for the 7 pilots who made the fly-offs. At the end of the fly-offs only 1 pilot had made his flight times in all the rounds. The results were: 1. Carl Strautins 2. Jim Houdalakis 3. Karl Knack Open Thermal got underway on Saturday morning after the electric guys decided to see if the weather would improve. They had just completed the first heat of round 7 when rain stopped flying around 3pm. Winds were again strong for most of the day and F3B planes were used by many competitors with most loaded to around 3kg. On Sunday morning the rain and wind had set in and the forecast predicted 40-80mm of rain with winds of 20 - 40 kmph increasing to 60 80 kmph in the afternoon. The forecast for Monday was even worse so it was decided to call the event and declare the results based on the 6 rounds already flown on the Saturday. The final results were 1. Carl Strautins 2. Clive Warman 3. Alan Mayhew Congratulations to the winners. The broken one was on launch. Eddie

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Restored to its former glory- An Avro Avian built from Airborne Plans about 25 years ago. It was built by Brisbane modeller, Des Mckellar, and was flown by him in the Nationals at Bundaberg in 1993 and was often flown by Ron Cavanagh. Des sold it to Fred Manning (a Beaufighter pilot in WW2) Fred passed away a couple of years ago and it passed to Per Andresen. It was in storage in the corner of Per’s boat building shed for some time and was covered in dust etc. Per gave it to me, after about 3 months of TLC I have returned it to the condition in the pictures (that is me putting it together in the pics) It flew very well to complete its heavy model inspection, it is powered by a Saito 21cc 4 stroke petrol motor. I hope this is of interest to you as it must be one of the older models of one of your plans. I bought a set of new plans from you which was a great help in the restoration. John Bray

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Japan Q40 race report from Japan. Cold, wet and windy, but still one of the best races we have attended for a long time. Bruce deChastel, Steve Taylor and Mark Giggins form Australia along with Roy Andrassy from Canada attended the Annual Q40 race in Iga city Japan, just north of Osaka. Entry list of 23 pilots flew 10 rounds in the challenging conditions and in the end allowed only 1 Japanese pilot in the top 5 spots. A superb effort from Roy with his Supercat gave him a good win over Steve Taylor in Second also flying a Supercat. Bruce in 3rd only 1 second ahead of Host Kozo Ooi in 4th. Bruce raced both his GR7 and new AR6 but struggled with back pain, Kozo in 4th and Mark in 5th both flew Loki’s. Nelson in 1st, New DKT Thor in 2nd, DKT in 3rd, then Nelsons again in 4th and 5th. All came down to flying and calling in the end. Roy got in early in the week but had issues with missing baggage, Steve and Bruce both managed only 1 flight each before the race to set up and tune ( thanks to the severe wind on the Friday ). BUT !!!!!!!! The most important thing.......... Great people, great organization, great food and abundant liquid refreshments . Worth the trip even if you leave the planes behind. Hope next year we can get a few more over to experience the fabulous event with us, pretty sure Steve is already planning his trip again. Big thanks to Kozo and his crew for another amazing experience. Bruce deChastel.

Transmitter Wanted Hi, I’m after a transmitter and I live in New Zealand, so I’m hopeful you may be able to spread this request around your model aircraft fraternity please. I’m in the market for a second hand radio transmitter, preferably a Graupner-JR MX22 or a JR 9x II. I’m hopeful you maybe able to help me with one you may have sitting around gathering dust or wanting a new home. I’ll be using it for a full house sailplane F3J (model, Big Sting) I’ve done the search around NZ and to avail yet. I live in Blenheim (top of the south island). Any info please email Ken McMillan at macshack@xtra.co.nz AIRFLOW 13


Southern Cross Cup and AFFS Championships NARRANDERA 2013

Kathy Burford was kept busy on her first visit to Narrandera, seen here retrieving Albert’s glider

Five Queenslanders attended the Australian Free Flight Society’s annual championships at Narrandera. This is undoubtedly one of the best flying fields in the southern hemisphere, and definitely the best site in Australia. With our own two venues affected by water or crops, flying true 3 minute competitions in Queensland relies too heavily on conditions outside our control.

and UK flyer David Brawn drove hindered by his injured foot, so he 1,300 klms to the neat central west limped around most days, and did country town of Narrandera. things on it he wasn’t supposed to be doing. He did OK, but he could Albert was our standout have done a lot better. Kathy was performer, not only placing high in also a great helper for Malcolm and many events but also being timed for others when asked. She available to help others on request, enjoyed her introduction to P-30 often to the detriment of his own and felt she could have done better success. Des, as usual, tried to fly in CLG. She also indicated she everything, and the wheels came needs a new F1H, ensuring the 2 off on a few occasions. Graham brought down for her would not fly flew far less but did well in P-30 and again! David did the best he’s ever So Albert Fathers, Des Slattery, accrued 5 maxes in at least one of done in F1A and he really did enjoy Malcolm Campbell, Kathy Burford the F1B events. Malcolm was his time in the country.

Des Slattery loves flying vintage power, seen here launching his .051 powered Limey

Albert Fathers flew well in all classes, seen here in the Combined Vintage fly-off. He almost won that too!

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us plus Per and Tahn and WA flyer Col Crowley who electric “pedaled” into the motel that morning. Seems he smelled the food just before he went into the coffee shop across the road. A large number attended the Wednesday afternoon technical presentation given by our overseas guests, at the Narrandera Bowling Club. Per Findahl talked on World Champs preparation and tactics, Igor Vivchar talked of F1B developments and Slava Aleksandrov, with fellow Ukrainian Vasily as an interpreter, talked of Graham Maynard had a good his F1C adventures. The time in the rubber events, seen successful afternoon ended with a here launching his F1B. “Show and Tell” when F1A, B and C model boxes were opened. A The best part of the week was the number stayed at the club for dinner camaraderie after each days flying, and the majority headed for the and the town had some great wine RSL. specials, of which we availed ourselves. Albert took an eager Only disappointment was that the group down to the Sturt Hotel each Tuesday events were added to the afternoon for his sabbatical. Most Saturday program, and this affected nights we had a BFFS BBQ with those who try to fly too much NSW flyer Tahn and Swedish guest (Albert, Des and Malcolm). So we Per Findahl as our visitors. Pre had to drop a few events we dearly dinner and post dinner drinks like. Albert missed Vintage Glider ensured good nights sleep for all. as did I and I also missed Oz Diesel, both being favourite events. Only one day was blown out, with I think Des managed all of his – he the ensuing rain overnight and was very keen. So Albert put up a during the next day preventing any demo flight of his red and white flying on either day. The drive in Kane glider and I put up a perfect the following day was a bit demo flight with my ageing Seraph. harrowing, and the residual mud We both felt we had to fly, as you took a bit of shifting. So on the rest don’t often get the chance to use day Kathy fired up the barbie and 100m towlines. cooked a “Big Breakfast” for all of

The highlight of the week had to be the AFFS dinner, held at the Morundah pub on the last Sunday evening. It was a fabulous success, starting with the bus that picked us all up from the various motels and deposited us safely home at the end. And then there was the meal. It had to be one of the best value and flavoursome meals ever for the AFFS event, with a spectacular variety of foods and pleasant surroundings. And this year we had a first. A Queenslander won the Champ of Champs – Albert Fathers deservedly won the sought after trophy. As I’ve said before, if your fly free flight, you MUST go to Narrandera at least once. In Oz it’s free flight heaven.

Albert flew in many events and really deserved to pick up the Champion of Champions trophy.

Twice World Champion F1A flyer Per Findahl addressed an interested assembly of flyers. Two other World Class flyers also spoke at the meeting

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“FROM OVER THE DITCH” Ken McMillan here from the Blenheim Model Aero club in NZ, as promised a small article from our small club, member numbers sit at around 30 from memory. I’m the recently elected President and novice flyer of around 2 years. Just retired from the RNZAF and got inspired by my son who took up the hobby recently. I was more of a off road RC car fan, I didn’t have to worry about the third dimension of height with that sport. My son made it look easy so I accepted the challenge and have progressed from a foam Phoenix 2 mtr electric power glider to a DLG and more recently a ‘Big Sting’ in the F3J class. That’s enough about me. The club is situated in the top of the South Island approx 18km west of Blenheim. We operate from a small corner paddock of what is left of a dairy farm. Most of it is now in grapes with our paddock left alone thankfully. We’re surrounded by low hills to the west, main road and a major river (with lots of hot rocks in summer) to the north, Vine yards to the south with major mountains (and snow) as a back drop to this view and low lying vine yards and farms to the east back towards Blenheim. We’re grateful for the free use of this field but we are at the mercy of the vine yard so we behave ourselves!! It’s a thermal paradise for me and other glider pilots and with the hills and mountains as a back drop many and varied aircraft enjoy flying around with this scenery. Like any club we have a whole gambit of aircraft. Vintage to modern, glider to the noisy glow plugs and turbines that later of which are restricted by the close proximity of our vine yard drive way trees. Helicopters and a mixture of the above are all flown at the same time with our own preferred flying areas until it starts to get busy then it’s more organised with the club rules. As a new member and president I’m well pleased with the friendliness of the club, everyone’s welcome and you can expect a ribbing if something happens or you’re an Australian. It had to be said. Many club members have competed internationally and nationally, some have some seriously big aircraft and these are taken over the hill to Nelson to fly with this club on their wide open vista of tidal mud flats. An excellent runway, smooth and compact. Blenheim has another model club named the Marlborough Associated Modellers club, it consists of boats, light gauge steam engines (ride on versions with a huge track system) and of course aircraft.

Recently I was involved (watching) in the New Zealand trials for the team selection of the world soaring championships who will be travelling to Denmark in Jul 2013, this was an eye opener for myself and this definitely cemented my passion in all things gliding with these fine pieces of machinery. I hope this provides you with a small picture of our club. Find below some links to our BMAC and the MAMC club plus the NZ Associations web site. My Club link: http://www.bmac.org.nz/ MAMC link: http://www.mams.org.nz/ NZ Model Flying Association link: http://www. modelflyingnz.org/ Within these links you’ll find many more links for the rest of NZ clubs complete with photos. The terrain, while not at our club site is very close to what we fly in and around with excellent scenery. Just down the road from my home is the Omaka Heritage museum to which the Omaka airfield hold the Omaka air show every other year swapping with the Wanaka air show. I’m sure you will have heard about these world class events all with special aircraft, admittedly not models but world class. Take a look at this link: http://www.omaka.org.nz/ The following pictures from left to right are the airfield looking east. Some members. Glider invite day from other clubs of NZ. Second row:Glider invite day from other clubs in NZ ,Adventurous and it worked, piggy back Third Row: : like any club, telling tall stories about “their I was in the sun”. . The noisy part of the club, Glow line up. Bottom left: Open day for the public to view and a fly in for others.

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Ken McMillan (Kenny Mac) president BMAC

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MARYBOROUGH AEROMODELLERS CLUB

Jet Turbine Weekend

FUN FLY 28th - 30th June 2013 Camping on site $ 10 per site per night . Hot shower and toilets available ( no power on sites ) Canteen with hot food 9am till 2pm all 3 days. All models must be certified and all pilots to show current licences This is a social event for pilots to get together and have a ball ! Please share this event with your jet friends and make this a great weekend .

PLEASE RSVP THE CLUB VIA EMAIL. We’d love to know how many are attending!

manssen@aanet.com.au MARYBOROUGH AEROMODELLERS CLUB Boonooroo Road (4 km. from the Granville Pub) www.maryboroughmac.com

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2013 NATIONAL ELECTRIC FLIGHT RALLY

The National Electric Flight Rally (NEFR) was held over the Easter Weekend at the state field at Cootamundra recently. Most people arrived on Thursday, with a number of us camping at the field. Interestingly the tough campers were all old timers! The weather was unpleasant on the Thursday, wet and windy, and it did not bode well for the weekend, although the forecast promised better things. As it turned out the weather was close to perfect all weekend with clear skies and light winds most of the time. The breeze generally strengthened in the afternoon making it hard work for the old timers but it was never enough to stop us flying. Peter Henderson did a magnificent job as CD for the total of five EOT events that were held over the weekend. The events were run in a number of time slots which were at different times of day through the weekend testing pilots with conditions ranging from the still cold (no lift) mornings to the breezy afternoon slots. The events run were 1/2A Texaco, Texaco, Duration, Height Limited Old Timer and Nostalgia. There were seven to nine entrants in each of the first four events with just four in the new Nostalgia class.

Mike Colston with his 1/2a old timer

Peter Henderson with his Nostalgia model

Rob Watson with his Bomber

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1/2A Texaco and Texaco saw all contestants completing three perfect rounds so that the fourth round was run as a fly-off in each event in which everyone launched at the same time and the last one down won. After hard fought battles the place getters in these events were as follows:*1/2A Texaco - 1st Place- Bob Wilson; 2nd Place- Allen Mayhew; and 3rd Place- Gary Ryan. *Texaco - 1st Place- Mal Pring; 2nd Place- Bob Wilson; and 3rd Place- Bob Hickman. Duration and HLOT proved harder events and at the end of three heats only two contestants in each qualified for a fly-off with the other contestants competing for third place. In duration Gary Andrews skill and powerful model eventually overcame Allen Mayhew to take first place whilst in HLOT my own large Lanzo Airborn found the conditions just good enough to beat Rob Watson who, amazingly, was flying in his first EOT Competition, we will have to watch him in the future. The final placings in these events were as follows:*Duration - 1st Place- Gary Andrews; 2nd Place- Allen Mayhew; and 3rd Place- Mike Colston. *HLOT- 1st Place- Mike Colston; 2nd Place- Rob Watson; and 3rd Place- Mal Pring.


The final event was Nostalgia. Since this was a new event the number of entrants was small, just four pilots. There were some issues with the models, one pilot forgot to bring his wing and flew using a borrowed wing and one flew a borrowed model and both still managed to place. My model simply didn't have the required performance (probably built much too heavy!) and never managed to stay in the air for more than two of the required five minutes. The others performed much better and the final results were as follows:*Nostalgia - 1st Place- Alan Mayhew; 2nd Place- Bob Hickman; and 3rd Place- Peter Henderson. The 1/2A event was also the National event as this was unable to be flown at the Nats in February due to the poor weather. This allowed the overall champion to be calculated and first place went to Gary Ryan, congratulations. The overall OT champion at NEFR was selected from those who took part in all events (except Nostalgia) and the results were as follows:Overall NEFR Champion 1st Place- Allen Mayhew; 2nd Place- Mike Colston; 3rd Place- Bob Hickman. EOT Rules A number of rule changes/clarifications were approved for EOT at the NEFR. These related to ballasting, choice of flight for submission in the postal comp, auto flight systems, duration rules and Nostalgia motor run time. In relation to ballasting it was agreed that pilots can ballast models to any extent they wish (subject to not endangering the structural integrity of the model) and that, in Texaco events, they could increase battery capacity in accordance with the increased weight, if they so wish. This rule will apply immediately to all EOT events and the postal comp. In the postal comp there was some discussion as to the most appropriate way of identifying which flight should be submitted as the monthly result. Three models were discussed as follows:*1 Nominate flight to be submitted before making the flight with the results submitted regardless of how good or bad they may be; *2 Fly as many flights as the pilot wishes and submit the best result; and *3 Fly as many flights as the pilot wishes and submit the result of the last flight flown. After some discussion it was agreed that the third system would be used as it best balances the need to encourage us all to practice with the need to have a common system

that we all use. This will apply from April on. In relation to auto flight systems it was agreed that these would not be allowed in any competition, including the postal comp. It was proposed by Lou Amadio that the rules for EOT Duration be modified as follows:*Total flight time be reduced from 10 to 7 minutes; *Total motor run allowance be reduced from 35 to 25 seconds. A number of advantages accrue from this proposal. Firstly it will speed up the competition, a significant benefit as we are running into time issues with the number of classes of events that we now run. Secondly it will bring EOT Duration into line with IC rules, also important if we are going to promote joint rallies. Importantly the rule change will not require any change to the current models being used in this event. It was therefore agreed that the rule change would be accepted and would apply from 1 January 2014. Please note that this means that the existing rules will apply in all comps, including postal, for the rest of the year. The final matter related to the allowed motor run in Nostalgia. It was confirmed that the figure would remain at 25 seconds for the next 12 months and that it would be reviewed at the next NEFR. In the longer run consideration is being given to allowing some events to be flown within a time window rather than all pilots flying at the same time. It should be noted that it is expected that the current EOT rules will, in May, be adopted as the official MAAA rules for EOT. In principle, this means they cannot be changed for 5 years, although the rapid rate of technological change in electric flight may mean that this rule will be applied more generously to EOT. In regard to MAAA, Bob Hickman will pursue his elected role as the state rep on the MAA A electric sub committee and proposes to stand for Chairman of that committee. This will help give EOT a strong voice on that committee. Mike Colston

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We Welcome You!

Bundaberg Aero Sport Flyers

We are a small friendly club that focuses more on the enjoyment of Aeromodelling. BASF, formerly known as WBESS was formed to expand into all the different types and styles that this wonderful sport offers! We welcome everyone and, any form of aeromodelling; our members have interests in a great variety of aircraft. The main focus of the club is to enjoy your flying and enjoy the environment that we fly within! Our members are friendly and we enjoy spending the time together flying our models and the collective knowledge that our members have, there is always someone to help! We have qualified members with a Flying Instructor. Our MAAA qualified instructor is available for flight training of new members and is available free to anyone! The types of aircraft we fly are various and encompassing everything from a small electric up to Scale Warbirds, Multi Engine Electrics, Sport flyers, Helicopters, and F3b, F3f competition Gliders! Our flying days are usually Wednesdays and Sundays from 8am. Our field is also available to use any day of the week. st

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Our Membership is from the 1 July to the 30 June, our fees include insurance with the MAAA. Membership forms are available on our website.

Contact

Mark

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Fees MAAA, MAAQ and Club

Club Secretary

$120.00Senior $ 60.00Junior $106.00Country

https://www.facebook.com/BundabergAeroSportFlyers OR http://bundabergaerosportsflyers.weebly.com/ and at the MAAQ Website, Club Listings page, under BASF.

Where are we?

We are about 32km’s South of Bundaberg just off Woodgate Rd, if you travel on Goodwood Rd for about 20 minuets you will come to Goodwood School and the Woodgate Turnoff. Turn left onto Woodgate Rd, and travel about 1.5kms to Oliver’s Rd which is the first right turn after you turn onto Woodgate road. You follow Oliver’s Rd to the left hand Dog Leg, follow it around and travel until it opens up in to an open field and you should see us to the left flying.

Our club day is Wednesday & Sunday from 8am

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NEWSLETTER No. 02/2013

The 2013 annual MAAA Council Conference was held over the weekend 18th and 19th of May. Many important decisions were made in respect to the direction taken from this day forward. The MAAA 2013 – 2023 Strategic Plan was approved and will benefit all members.

2013 MAAA

Conference Melbourne

‘From a club member’s perspective, you may not be aware of the many advantages of being a member of the largest model aircraft association in Australia’

From a club member’s perspective, you may not be aware of the many advantages of being a member of the largest model aircraft association in Australia. The MAAA is a self-regulating body designated by CASA as an Approved Aviation Administration Organisation. In accordance with this designation, the MAAA is required to set safety standards for the flying of model aircraft for the protection of our members, visitors and the community in general. The safety standards set by the MAAA over the past 75 years have resulted in safe flying practices, low insurance premiums and high recognition and respect from government authorities. We must continue on this path in order to keep the insurance companies and government agencies at ease with the ongoing self-management of our flying activities. As the only recognised authority for model aviation in Australia, managing key relationships with government authorities, the MAAA is the united voice for Australian aeromodelling and ensures our perspective on decisions are considered, thus protecting today’s and our future interests.

Again you may ask what the MAAA provides for the average modeler. What are the benefits of being a member of the largest Model Aircraft Association in Australia? The following are only a few.

Benefits for MAAA members

 The services of a professionally run secretariat which has: o Direct contact with CASA in respect to Public Displays and other modelling situations involving government agencies and regulations. o Direct contact with Insurance Brokers which enables the ability to satisfy insurance claims promptly without causing undue stress to individual members. o An advice line to all members in respect to all modelling administrative activities. o Direct contact with similar overseas organisations permitting members to make contact with and fly as visitors.  A self-insurance scheme enabling the MAAA Executive to settle claims under $5000 in an expedient manner.

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Message from the MAAA President Neil Tank (continued)

2013

MAAA

Conference

The MAAA President Neil Tank

 Through self-regulation, an ability to approve, in most cases, public display applications which in turn reduces costs to members.  The facilitation and support for international competition.  Access to over 300 flying sites in Australia.  The enhancement of training frameworks for all aspects of model aviation.  Financial support for field purchases, development and improvement.  Peace of mind, knowing all those who fly with us are insured.  Peace of mind that those who fly with us abide by recognised safety procedures.

New Executive Members

The Council Conference saw the election of a new President and Vice President. I was elected President and Tahn Stowe Vice President. I come from South Australia and consider myself to be an average modeler who likes to fly and experiment with all types of model R.C aircraft. At the moment I am experiencing the challenge of flying gyro copters. I fly for relaxation and fun. I don’t enter many competitions but see the value competitions have in raising the profile of the Association. Tahn hails from New South Wales and is a member of the Free Flight Society. We are both committed aero modeler who support all disciplines.

We live in challenging times and your enjoyment of the sport/recreation is critical to the MAAA. The MAAA Executive is fully committed to preserving your right to fly safely. Past representatives of the Council have worked hard to ensure our present quality of flight is preserved.

Strategic Plan – a blueprint

The Strategic Plan will ensure this and ensure we still have flying fields and appropriate insurance. Our focus is to guarantee model aviation remains a viable pastime for members of all ages. Over the next few years you will see further development in areas of field purchases, support to clubs and competitions and increased promotional and education programs. We intend to provide for all members. We will not only focus on today’s members but examine ways to involve the younger generation. We may have to change some practices and cater for new advances but I feel we are all up to the challenge. The Strategic Plan is the blueprint. Thank you support.

for

your

ongoing

Neil Tank President WE FLY FOR FUN

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Introducing Tahn Stowe - MAAA Vice President I have been involved in building and flying model aeroplanes since the age of 7, and have proudly held my FAI licence (AUS 3184) for more Tahn 50 years. As a competition aeromodeller, I have competed in events, organised events and officiated in events, both nationally and internationally. Over the last 35 years I have been the President, Vice President, Delegate, Secretary and am currently the Treasurer, of the NSW Free Flight Society Inc. Tahn Stowe – MAAA Vice President

Executive Members

During that period I have participated in more Tahn 15 MAAA Council Conferences and was one of the original proponents of the MAAA Field Purchase Bureau. After living in the Blue Mountains for 33 years my wife and I have “downsized” and moved into a small apartment at Coogee Beach. Producing my scratch built 1/8th scale Free Flight Hawker Hurricane has proved a challenge without a workshop, however it will be flying at the Richmond Free Flight Scale Rally in July.

Strongly held beliefs

I believe the MAAA as the peak body, has an important role to play in the propagation, education and practice of model aeronautics as being a socially beneficial pursuit.

Kevin Dodd – MAAA Secretary 16 Illidge Road Victoria Point QLD 4165 Telephone 07 3207 9067

Brian Dowie – MAAA Treasurer PO Box 5137 Cheltenham East VIC 3192 Telephone 03 9555 9445

I have always believed that the MAAA should maintain strong links with ASAC and through them the FAI. The fact that the current MAAA Secretary is also on the executive of CIAM is evidence of our high standing within the international sports aviation community. Having pushed for the formation of the Field Purchase Bureau and supported its funding over many years I am pleased to see that several States and individual clubs have been assisted with purchasing and developing flying fields. Without this system, less populous states could never dream of owning a State Field. The future of model flying in Australia and elsewhere in the world is under threat. Owning your own flying field is arguably the best defence. Lastly, I believe that the MAAA has a responsibility to its affiliate members, past and present, to preserve and exhibit its history; to honour its Champions and tireless volunteers; and to promote the many faceted hobby and sport that is model aviation. Tahn Stowe Vice President

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Additional outcomes from the 2013 MAAA Conference 

Establishment of an annual Junior Scholarship

 Short and Long term loans to Clubs MAAA 2013/14 Fees

It was agreed at the 2013 Council Conference that the MAAA annual fees for 2013/14 would remain the same.

$60.00 Seniors and $30.00 Juniors Ross Cant Comp. Rules Secretary PO Box 670 Mount Lawley WA 6929 Telephone 0404 634 366

The 2013/14 Insurance has been placed through the MAAA Insurance Brokers and the current Letter of Currency can be downloaded from the MAAA website. The 2103/14 Insurance policies along with a Summary of Insurance, will be placed on the MAAA website when received from the Brokers. www.maaa.asn.au

Incident Reports Propeller Strikes Incident Reports continue to indicate a rise in serious injuries caused by propeller strikes to fingers, arms and legs from models with electric motors and propellers. These reports show that modellers can be ‘caught out’ by electric powered models in ways that would not have been imagined with IC powered models. All modellers operating any electric powered model are reminded to treat these models as ‘live’ until the batteries have been physically disconnected or disarmed. The following page shows a suggested ‘Safety Tag System’ (courtesy of MASA) which can be easily adapted to any electric powered model and provides a visual indication that the electric system is not armed and is safe to be handled. Safety wire in helicopter rotor blades Following a request from a State Association, the MAAA Executive investigated the situation regarding the wire from a helicopter blade exiting during operation. A member of the Helicopter Subcommittee provided the following information. ‘Although the consequence of this happening is high, the probability is very small. The risk is very small’. It was suggested that responsible field management and regular maintenance would reduce the risk to a minimum. It is understood that the manufacturer of the rotor blades is aware of the problem and has initiated steps to rectify the problem.

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National and International Events Team Trials for 2014 F2 Events Proposed F2 Events for Team Trials

2014 EVENT

Awarded to

F1D

Slanic Romania – Dates - 6 - 10 October

F2 A,B & C

Poland – Dates: TBA

F3F

Slovakia - 13 - 20 September

F3J

Slovakia – Dates: TBA

F4C

France– Dates: TBA

F5B & D

Austria – Dates: TBA

F3A AOCC

Thailand – Dates: May 2014

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67 National Championships to be hosted by VMAA. Dec 2013/Jan 2014 South Australia State Championships F2A, F2B, F2C Adelaide Cup weekend 2013 Monarto/Callington TBC Western Australia State Championships F2B: May F2C: May/June F2D: Sept/Oct. Exact dates to be advised. Whiteman Park. Victoria State Championships. F2A, F2B, F2C, F2D. Venues to be advised. Easter weekend 2013 Queensland State Championship F2B and F2D at this stage. Venues and dates are still to be decided. New South Wales State Championships F2B and F2D June long weekend. Whalan Reserve F2A and F2C. October long weekend. Twin Cities,

2014 F1D Indoor World Championships The VFFS Inc. will run an F1D team trial to select a team to represent Australia at the 2014 F1D World Champs to be held in Slanic Romania - 6 to 10 October 2014. It is proposal to run a single Team Trial for F1D in conjunction with the proposed F1D State Champs at Manningham D.I.S.C. Springvale Rd Donvale, Victoria on Nov 24 2011 from 12.30pm to 4.00pm.

2014 F5D (Electric Pylon) World Championships to be held in Austria A team selection trial will be held at Maryborough MAC, Queensland on the 5th, 6th, 7th October 2013. Format is a single event over the 3 day long weekend, minimum 9 rounds. Other racing classes will be flown on the weekend as well, to give time between rounds of the F5D competition. Entry is open to all registered MAAA members as well as open to affiliated international competitors. Entry fee of $20 for the event (other classes on the weekend also $20 per class). Entries close 8am on 5th October 2013, racing starts 9am that day. Team placing will be offered to the highest placed 3 Australian pilots. In the event of any of these pilots unable or unwilling to attend the World Champs, then next in placing will be offered the positions. Only pilots who actually finish scoring flights in the contest will be offered team places (e.g. if a pilot enters but does not finish or start any races they will not be eligible for a team place).

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2014 F3A Asian Oceanic Continental Championships to be held in Thailand in May 2014. The team selection trial will be run in accordance with the current FAI F3A rules, at the TMAC club Albury on the weekend of the 5th and 6th October. A place will be offered for three team members from 1st down to 10th place in the F3A class providing that these pilots accept the position of being a team member, plus one junior can be nominated. There is no additional fee required, only the entry fee for the Championship competition. Only MAAA members are eligible to represent Australia. The contest will be run by the Australian Pattern Association. Note: A Junior must have taken part in team selection trials to be eligible for selection in a team. MOP024 International Team Procedures.

Giant Catalina Test Flight On Wednesday 29 May 2013 two successful test flights were carried out on this 126kg Catalina. In 20-25kts gusty wind conditions, Steve Thomas (below centre), assisted by MAAA Giant Model Inspectors, Peter Love (left) and Paul Gordon-Brander (right), completed what has been a 3000 hour project. Steve commented after completing a faultless landing: “20 to 25 knot cross wind, a little hairy on landing but all good�. Congratulations to all involved in the project.

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The above listing of events hosted by the VMAA at Twin Cities & Wangaratta clubs over the period 28th Dec 2013 to 6th January 2014 for the 67th MAAA AIRFLOW 30 Nationals. GOODYEAR, MINI GOODYEAR,

F4B SCALE,

OPEN COMBAT, CLASSIC STUNT

Vintage Combat VINTAGE STUNT

FRI 3

SAT 4

F1H, F1G OZ DIESEL

D30, F1J VINTAGE RUBBER & GLIDER

GORDON BURFORD, NOSTALGIA

'38 ANTIQUE, 2cc

1PM - 6PM F1D, F1L (Practice allowed before event)

5PM - 10PM PEANUT SCALE, OPEN RUBBER SCALE

5PM - 10PM INDOOR CLG HANGAR RAT, H/RAT SCRAMBLE

F4C SCALE, Flying Only, LARGE SCALE F3A PATTERN, EXPERT, ADVANCED, SPORTSMAN F3A PATTERN, EXPERT, ADVANCED, SPORTSMAN HELICOPTER F3C INTERMEDIATE NOVICE

TEXACO

F5B ELECTRIC GLIDER

SAT 4

FRI 3

THUR 2

OPEN ELEC GLIDER, L.E.G ELEC GLIDER

F5B ELEC GLIDER, L.E.G ELEC GLIDER

WED 1

TUE 31

MON 30

Sun 29

F3B GLIDER

F3B GLIDER

F3K R/C HLG, OPEN THERMAL

F3K R/C HLG, OPEN THERMAL

Sat 28

DATE

PRE-ENTERED COMPETITORS CAN REGISTER THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT.

SUN 6

F2A SPEED

F2B AERO ADV & EXP, 1/2a Combat

THUR 2

F1B OPEN POWER

HLG, CLG HANGER RAT

F4C SCALE, Flying Only, LARGE SCALE

DURATION

1/2A TEXACO, STANDARD DURATION

REGISTRATION

SOCIAL EVENTS

NO EVENTS, SPARE DAY

OPEN RAT RACE, SNR 2.5cc R/RACE Classic FAI T/R

0900- 1800 Hrs F2B AERO ADV & EXP, JNR 2.5cc R/RACE

WED 1

HLG / CLC, DAY SCRAMBLE

F1D, F1L, PEANUT SCALE,

FA1, Q500, (Alternating Rounds)

NO EVENTS

REGISTRATION

RADIO SpringHurst

SUN 6

COMBINED & JET SPEED

JNR COMBAT, F2D COMBAT

TUE 31

F1A, VINTAGE POWER

F400

NO EVENTS

REGISTRATION, PYLON SETUP, PYLON PRACTICE,

WANGARATTA CLUB FIELD

SUN 5

F2C TEAM RACE, CLASS 2 T/RACE,

F2B AERO ADV & EXP Vintage A T/R

MON 30

F1C OPEN RUBBER

STADIUM WANGARATTA INDOOR

RADIO TWIN CITIES CLUB

HELICOPTER F3C INTERMEDIATE NOVICE

F2C TEAM RACE F2F TEAM RACE

Classic B T/R F2B AERO ADV & EXP Bendix

Sun 29

REGISTRATION

SPRINGHURST FREE FLIGHT FIELD

SUN 5

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

C/LINE HARD SURFACE FIELD 0700- 1800 Hrs

Sat 28

DATE

C/L GRASS FIELD 0830- 1800 Hrs

11/04/2013


2013 Maaq Control Line State Championships (Inc: - F2D, 2014 - WC Qualifying events)

Date :- 3rd,4th and 17th,18th August 2013 Venue: - Control Line Aeronautical Soc Ipswich (CLASI) (Ernest St, opp Woodford St.Ipswich, QLD 4305)

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Program . 3rd August 9 am :-

Practice

11am :-

F2D (2014 Wc Qual)

12.30pm :-

Open Combat

Vintage Combat ------------------------------------------------------4th August 9 am :Practice 3pm :-

9.30 am :-

Finish Vintage Combat

11 am :35 Slow Combat -----------------------------------------------------17th August 9 am :Practice 9.30 am :-

Vintage “A”

11 am :-

Classic “B”

12.30 pm :-

2.5 Rat Race (Grass only)

2.30 pm :-

Slow Goodyear

4.00 pm :Bendix -------------------------------------------------------

Notes:-

:-F2D is a world champs qualifying event and Will take preference over “ALL” other events run, :-Current 2013-2014 Maaa licences are required for these events. :-Current MAAA/FAI rules as at 30/12/2012 will apply to this event, Some local Club rules may also apply and you will need to contact “Clasi” with any concerns. :- Contact :-Trent McDermott 0421 830 032 , trentmcd1@hotmail.com with any questions regarding the Clasi club. :-Scheduled event times may vary and Sunday 18th august is a spare day if needed.

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2013 Maaq Control Line State Championships (Inc: - F2A, F2C, 2014 - WC Qualifying events)

Date :- 20th -21st July 2013 Venue: -Loganholme Aeromodeller ( Larcs) http://www.larcs.com.au/ ---------------------------------------------------------

Program . 20th July 2013. Hardstand 9 am :- F2A (2014 Wc Qual) 11Am :-

F2C (2014 Wc Qual)

1pm :-

Class2 Team race

3pm :-

Open Rat race

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Grass circle 9 am :- Z Class (Club rules apply) 1pm :-

Stand Off Scale -------------------------------------------------------

Notes:-

:-F2A and F2C ,Are world champs qualifying events and Will take preference over “ALL” other events run, :- Current 2013-2014 Maaa licences are required for these events. :-Current MAAA/FAI rules as at 30/12/2012 will apply to this event, Some local Club rules may also apply and you will need to contact “LARCS” with any concerns. :- Contact :-Brian Hucker 5547 5342 controlinerep@larcs.com.au with any questions regarding the club. :-Scheduled event times may vary DOWN LOAD YOUR ENTRY FROM WWW. MAAQ.ORG AIRFLOW 32


2013 EVENTS CALENDAR

JUNE 16

SCALE DAY INCL PETER CULTER MEMORIAL TROPHY AT TMAC

9 TO 2 PM

28-29-30

MAC JET FUNFLY AT MARYBOROUGH

JULY 7

QMARA- ELECTRIC PYLON DAY AT TMAC (TINGALPA) 8AM TO 2 PM.

20-21

2013 C/L STATE CHAMPS TEAM RACING ,SPEED & STAND OFF SCALE AT LARCS- LOGAN. Contact Brian Hucker 55475342.

AUGUST 3-4

Tincan bay extreme heli fun fly contact NIC CASE ON 0754835364

3-4 maaq control line state champs -open combat,vintage & slow combat -clasi ipswich contact trent mcdermott 0421 830032 17-18

WARBIRDS AT GLADSTONE

17-18 MAAQ CONTROL LINE STATE CHAMPS-vintage a,classic b,slow goodyear,2.5cc simple rat & fast bendix - clasi ipswich contact trent mcdermott 0421 830032 18

THE DAWN PATROL AT TMAC (TINGALPA) 9AM TO 2 PM,

23-24-25

ASSA/IMAC State Champs (Closed Fields) AT MARYBOROUGH

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MAAQ AGM & GENERAL MEETING AT CHERMSIDE LIBRARY

SEPTEMBER 21

WEIRD & WONDERFUL FUN FLY AT BUNDABERG

22

MODEL EXPO AT TMAC(TINGALPA) 9 AM TO 2 PM

28-29

COOLOOLA CLASSIC IMAC AT TIN CAN BAY

OCTOBER 5-6-7

PYLON STATE CHAMPS & F5B TEAM SELECTION AT MARYBOROUGH

27

HELICOPTER DAY AT TMAC (TINGALPA) 9 AM TO 4 PM

19-20

WARBIRDS AT MARYBOROUGH

NOV 17

BIPLANES & WARBIRDS DAY AT TMAC (TINGALPA) 9 AM TO 4 PM

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MAAQ GENERAL MEETING AT CHERMSIDE LIBRARY

Please consult the calendar of events on the web site : www.maaq.org or up to date information on events INCLUDING FLYERS,CONTACT DETAILS & OTHER NECESSARY ENTRY FORMS.

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MODEL AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held at the Chermside Library on /Saturday 24th August, 2013, commencing at 2:00 pm. During the meeting an election of office bearers will be held for all positions on the committee. These positions are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Senior Flying Instructor Radio Control Administrator Free Flight Administrator Control Line Administrator Public Relations Officer, and Airflow Editor

There are honorariums involved with all positions except that of president and vice president but all positions are reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses including a mileage rate of 50c per kilometer on official business, telephone & broad band support, living away from home allowance of $30 per day, airfares, hire cars/taxis, computers and all associated costs involved to carry out your duties. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

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Model Expo 2013 Sunday 22nd September

Food and Drink Available LOCATION: Minnippi Parklands Stanton Road West, Tingalpa QLD 4173

Convenor: Noel Stewart M: 0412 525 127 E: President@tmac.asn.au

Activities commence 9:00am

Categories: RC Tanks Tethered Cars RC Cars & Buggies RC Planes RC Helicopters RC Boats

Rochedale Springwood Belmont-Tingalpa

Attention Pilots intending to attend this event please complete the Expression of Interest from the MAAQ web site under the clubs flyer in the events page. AIRFLOW 35


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