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General Meeting dates for 2015 Commencing at 2 pm. Saturday 9TH MAY AT CHERMSIDE LIBRARY 375 Hamilton Road Chermside Brisbane. THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE ATO BUILDING-directions to this venue will be advised Saturday 29TH AUGUST Saturday 28TH NOVEMBER These dates are also listed on the calendar on the MAAQ web sitewww.maaq.org
NEW RCGF 1.9 HP 10 CC SPARK IGNITION AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2015. SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS. AIRFLOW 2
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Next MAAQ General Meeting date: 9th of May 2015 at Chermside Library 375 Hamilton Road Chermside at 2.00 PM. Afternoon tea provided after meeting. Hope to see you at the next meeting. PLEASE NOTE THE CUT OFF DATE FOR MATERIAL FOR THE APRIL-JUNE 2015 EDITION WILL BE 22ND MAY 2015. Cover Photo: The Lysander has been restored by Mick Walsh, and is powered by an ASP 91 f/s with a 3 bladed 13 x 6 prop. This model is 80 inches in span and weighs in at around 10 pounds Difficult to land in strong cross winds due to its narrow u/c and the high wing location. Cover by Jim Henry. email: email@example.com
FROM THE EDITOR.
elcome to the first quarter of 2015, by the time you have received this newsletter, the 68th Nationals being held here in Queensland will be only 5 weeks away. For those planning to enter the closing date for entries is the 27th of March . I hope that the participants do have a good time at the Nationals and to catch up with old flying friends at some of the social gatherings held over the time. The events calendar is filling with some must see events appearing on the calendar. You can find a condensed version in the newsletter and a larger format available on the MAAQ web site- www. maaq.org under the events tab. Here you will also find the event flyers and relevant information containing entry forms. I would like to thank the advertisers who have tirelessly supported the newsletter over the past 12 months. With the uncertain times of retail in the hobby it is hard to make a dollar and for them to advertise in the newsletter has a cost as well. I would encourage the readers to support the advertisers where they can .To the clubs and members I thank you in providing content in the last couple of newsletters and this one as well. This edition has one of the first club profiles and I would like to encourage clubs to give it a go and send in your clubs profile. A page of information on your clubs activities and a few photos are all that is needed. I look forward to hearing from your club soon for an profile on your club. Mario from RCGF Engines has advised that there is a new 1.9 horsepower 10 cc sparkie coming out in February. The details are below .
New 10cc Petrol Engine weighing 570 gms with Ignition and muffler has a power output of 1.9HP/1.4kW. 1/4-32 thread Propeller: 13x6 11,000 rpm,14x6 9000 rpm, RCGF now offer a high voltage ignition unit up to 8.4V, using 1/4 32 thread spark plug, Carburettor is a newly developed RCGF pump (Diaphragm butterfly valve type) designed by their own RCGF research and development department. AIRFLOW 4
Coloured and clear dope For the true modelling traditionalist, plastic shrink films are a real turn-off. Fabric and dope is definitely the way to go for quality of finish.
Those modellers that have not used a coloured dope finish really don’t know what they are missing out on. Coloured dope produces colours so deep you feel like you want to fall into it and the feel is something totally wonderful. My wife thinks I’m an idiot, but I sit there running my hand down the smooth soft…even sensual finish….that’s dope.
For a number of years now I have been getting my supplies from a Melbourne supplier that imports Randolph dope. Without doubt this is a superb product but at around $60 per litre, quite expensive. Admittedly, it goes a long way. Long ago I bought a gallon of Cub Yellow and it lasted some ten years even though all my planes for the next ten years were, you guessed it, Cub Yellow.
Last year I discovered Phoenix Lacquers, an Australian paint manufacturer in Sydney that also makes nitrocellulose paint, for cars, timber finishes etc. We modellers know nitrocellulose paint as nitrate dope, so I rang them. They not only make nitrate dope but butyrate as well, at around half the price of Randolph dope. They make colours identical to Randolph.
So what can you get? Both types of dope come in clear and coloured, shrinking and nonshrinking. Dopes require special thinners and I also buy fabric cement, essentially a thicker dope, the consistency of thick honey.
Over the next few years we will be celebrating the anniversary of WW1 and 1919 will be the anniversary year of the England to Australia flight of the Vickers Vimy. I’m already getting an enlarged version of the David Boddington Vimy laser cut.
But why am I writing about this? The minimum order for coloured dope is, as a rule, 20 litres but the people are very nice and I recently convinced them to mix me a 10 litre batch of white. If there were sufficient scale builders in the Brisbane area looking at building WW1 planes over the next couple of years, maybe we can band together to buy WW1 colours…olive drab then red, white, blue and black for the markings. The prices are roughly; 1 litre $35, 4 litres $88, 20 litres $300. This is not an essay on how to use the stuff, I can do that another time, but if there are modellers interested in joining a buying co-operative (10 would be nice), please contact me (John Peric, RAAID Club) at firstname.lastname@example.org. AIRFLOW 5
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Very reasonable prices with a quick turnaround time. We can either work with your CAD files, or email me your PDF or TIFF images and we will convert them in Autocad for the laser to use, and also print off a copy for building from. If you only have paper plans then send them to us and we will scan into our system. Your plans will be returned undamaged and we can print a new set if you need them. Check our website regularly for an update of plans we have in stock. Call us now for an approximate price, or send your plans for an exact quote. 6mm depron sheet and some precut foamies now available.
Photos on right are of John Bray’s latest creation. It is a Fokker D7 88 inch wingspan, built from a Balsa USA kit with a O.S. 40 cc four stroke petrol swinging a 20 x 6 prop. John also has the Avro Avian which was featured in previous Airflow and was at the Gratton Scale Day last year. Photos by Alan Grimmer.
A great afternoons flying at Glamorgan Vale Electric Model Club (GEMC). Ben, our club president lines up for a perfect final approach to the airfield. The “E” Flight in the picture is an electric Turnigy motor driven aircraft that performs outstandingly through its full flight envelope. High speed runs and aerobatics manoeuvres are carried out with ease from this economic kit combination. The little “Cubs” also flew and it was entertaining watching these tiny aircraft operating on the afternoon. The day was not just for aircraft, the model cars certainly made their presence felt as they raced around a predetermined course at amazing speeds. All in all everyone had a great afternoon and look forward to the next opportunity to utilise the airfield. Sincerely, Doc. GEMC Secretary.
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CLUB PROFILE- SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND AERO MODELLERS The Southern Queensland Aero Modellers Club, better known as SQAM, consists of an enthusiastic group of members who fly model aircraft on Saturday’s & Sunday’s at the Pittsworth Airfield. The Club has a current membership of thirteen members with a variety of aircraft including multi rotors, gliders, helicopters and assorted electric and internal combustion planes. The field is ideal for flying model aircraft however real aircraft often use the field. This only adds to the character of the field and does not detract from the enjoyment of flying. Although small in numbers we are very fortunate to have a diverse membership. SQAM Members can often be seen at fun fly events and competitions across Queensland and Interstate. SQAM fosters a learning environment for new or inexperienced members and welcomes visitors to our club any weekend. If anyone is in the Pittsworth area and would like to spend a few hours or perhaps the day flying with us use the contact details below and we will be only too happy to accommodate. SQAM held a static demonstration of aircraft in November last year incorporating a sausage sizzle at the Woolworths complex in Pittsworth. The display was viewed and received extremely well by locals. The SQAM members thoroughly enjoyed answering questions fielded by both small children and interested adults. Club members enjoy supporting each other on and off the flying field getting together occasionally for build/setup nights breathing life into the next new project or maintaining the fleet. As sure as the sun rises you can bet that come the weekends model aircraft will be flying at Pittsworth Airport. Deborah Robinson SQAM Secretary Mobile 0429 689 207 P.O.Box 30 Pittsworth QLD 4356 E-mail email@example.com
Hi Fellow Modellers As a relatively new member to our club (7 years) I have a keen interest in the members who have been a mainstay of this club, always willing to assist with any query be it a simple “ what do I do when this is happening – or do you have any idea how I can set this up". One of these members Ray Thompson (MAAQ license for 28? years) is such a person, his advice to many new flyers, experience in building beautiful models then being able to fly them without fuss is something I still try to achieve. Ray's experience is not limited to our club, he has been able to participate in five State Events and come home with two Mammoth State Champion Titles, and one Stand Off Scale Champion title. The following photos are just some of Rays lovely builds, he told me one day if I get 1 kit to the field each day in a weekend he won’t fly the same kit twice in a year, lately Ray has been converting most of the kits to electric and flying the pants off them- his Sea Bee had 20 odd flights the previous two years and in the last six months after converting has logged 40 odd flights. Footnote: At the time of this writing I learnt Ray and his wife Cathy have had a fire in their house, fortunately both are well as the fire was contained in the hobby room, apparently an electric fan faulted and while contained in the workroom Ray has lost his collection of modelling gear. We are wishing Ray and Cathy all the best.
Australian Electric Flight Association
From then ‘till now
In the early 1980s Jack Black campaigned for the development of electric flight in Australia. From 1982 until he died suddenly of a brain tumour, Jack regularly attended the Sailplane Expo in Armidale, ran an electric competition at that event (in 1982 it was a State Association Point Score event) and delivered seminars on electric flight. His protégés at the time were people like Ian Avery, Peter Cranfield, Wayne Hadkins, Phil Stevenson, Richard Solomon, John Adams, etc. He also spent many an hour discussing and testing motors with Phil Connolly who, at the time, specialised in racing R/C electric boats. In those days Ian Avery published an electric flight newsletter under the title of the “Australian Electric Flight Society” - anyone who gave Ian $2 received a copy! The Aussie team for the first Electric Flight World Championships was selected at the Wangaratta Nationals in 1986 - it was Wayne Hadkins (NSW), John Adams (NT) and Peter Pine (NSW). At this event in Belgium the three witnessed the First Electric Flight games masterminded by Peter Blomaart - and brought back the idea of fun electric flight events. Inspired, Peter started an electric rally in Armidale in 1987. The next year the idea had grown to a National Electric Flight Rally as a jamboree of electric events and the NEFR was born - Peter still has the brochures. In 1989, Ian Avery suggested Nowra as a venue because it would be more central - despite nearly being rained out, a good number of electric fliers attended Nowra and had a ball. Then Ray Pike suggested Wangaratta to encourage southern electric fliers to attend, and the Wangaratta venue became locked in for some time. Even so, the 1990 Wangaratta event was run under the auspices of the AEFS and Phil Stevenson from Sydney collected the entries. Peter conducted seminars and a trade display in Victoria at Glen Waverley school hall in the early 90s (followed by a day of electric flying at VARMS field) and this was where Peter met Phil Connolly for the first time. Phil’s interest in Electric Flight increased rapidly and on June 25th 1993, he chaired the first meeting of the Melbourne based Electric Flight Special Interest Group, under the wing of the VARMS association. AIRFLOW 18
Those early meetings were held in Phil’s garage, fortunately, of three car size in view of the rapid growth in interest, and allowing demonstrations of motors, but somewhat cold in midWinter! The aims were to spread knowledge and to help remove the mystery surrounding successful electric flight. Even from the start, many of the current ‘names’ were present – David Hobby, Col Colyer, Malcolm Buckmaster and Cliff Fiddes giving presentations at the first two meetings. Then in September and October ’93, the EFSIG had a special guest, Paul Rossiter who introduced us to scale electric models, arriving with a car absolutely packed with models – the Gee Bee alone nearly filled the car – or was it two cars, with Kathy bringing the rest of Paul’s fleet? Paul very soon took on a major role in the EFSIG meetings, acting as cochairman, continuing until his move to WA in November 1996. On the technical side, these were the days when ‘BB’ meant ‘Before Brushless’, the typical open F5B motor was direct drive, weighed over 500 grams and was powered by 27 1000 SCR Nicads. The following year, 1994, saw a major emphasis on competitions culminating in the Electric Flight Games and ensuing World Championships at Wangarrata. A committee comprising people such as Ray & Erica Pike, Richard Solomon and Peter Pine, organised the event and arranged sponsorship by Sanyo Australia. Ray & Erica did much of the local organization and Peter Pine acted as F5B contest director. Much of the EFSIG meeting was competition oriented, not just for F5B and F5D pylon, but also for Endurance where VARMS and the EFSIG put in a serious entry into the Sunrise to Sunset competition. Phil was appointed team manager for the inaugural electric pylon World Championships in which the Australian team of Scott Lennon, David Hobby and Bob Hickman won the bronze medal behind Germany and the USA. It was at this event that Aveox brought brushless motor technology to the podium, whilst the German team introduced geared F5B motors. Didn’t electric flight change when these two technologies were combined! But it was also the time when the Speed 400 motor was introduced by Graupner and several presentations and testing activities took place on this ‘novel’ subject. Whilst the motors have barely changed, massive improvements in cells, micro radio systems, lighter models and better props, have all given this cheap motor an extended life. A bit of a lull occurred after the W/C and, to give Phil a rest, the monthly meetings moved to Mani Riederich’s factory which proved a little too distant for a number of regulars. Then, Reg Neville came up with a church hall in Mt. Waverley which seemed to have so much space and heating and seats!. Meeting numbers increased steadily at the new venue. At the same time, the EFSIG Newsletter was born and sent to a circulation list of just 30 previously news had been included in the VARMS “Aspectivity” Journal. A wider coverage of the Australian scene was included in the Moore Park Models’ Electric Flight Newsletter produced by Peter Pine, but this ceased in late 1995, and the EFSIG newsletter spread interstate.
Early in 1996, Knut Neuman, Tim Mellor and Mani Riederich took over the production of the Newsletter and the concept of ‘membership’ was born with a $6.00 annual charge to cover distribution costs. Then, at the end of 1996, Incorporation and a name change to the Australian Electric Flight Association occurred with all the necessary establishment of rules, legal issues and election of officers. Mani Riederich became the first president, with Knut as Treasurer and Neil Hardiman as Secretary. The AEFA took over the running of the Easter National Rally, although, in practice, much of this workload still fell on the shoulders of Ray and Erica Pike. Having off-loaded both the hosting of Melbourne meetings and production of the Newsletter, Phil followed in Paul Rossiter’s footsteps and departed for Perth the day after the 1997 Easter Rally, confident in the knowledge that the AEFA and, in particular, the Melbourne chapter were flourishing The following years saw much the same format with steadily growing numbers, distribution lists and general interest in Electric Flight, especially indoor flying. The Newsletter editorship was ably carried out by various Melbourne based volunteers including David Hipperson and then, in May 2000 passed to Lou Amadio in NSW. This proved an excellent move, since it instantly brought much wider, if not fully National, coverage of the Australian Electric Flight scene. The AEFA Website was created and, during 2001, an official set of rules and classes for competition were agreed by a committee appointed at the 2001 NEFR. Under Lou’s reign, the quality of the AEFA Newsletter improved in leaps and bounds and members owe many thanks to him for his efforts over nearly 3 years. Subsequent editors from NSW were Owen Pearcey, Shawn Armitage and Colin Fleischmann who kept up the standard. After a break for several years, Peter Pine resumed his activity on the electric flight scene with sponsorship of the NEFR event through his on-going involvement with Multiplex. In 2000 the NEFR was conducted at the Wollongong field in conjunction with an Easter Nats. The rally started to move around after that with an event in Wagga organised by Wayne Hadkins, and in 2004 it was held in the Barossa Valley, SA (the Barossa Club have asked for the NEFR at their field again in 2009). It was held once in Sydney and largely organised by Jeff & Jane Irvin. By 2005 the NEFR was being held in Cootamundra run by the Macquarie Club from Sydney. In late 2007, editorship of the AEFA Newsletter turned full circle with Phil Connolly picking up the role again, but with major assistance from WA, SA, ACT, Queensland, NSW and other VIC contributors. Part of this role has been to co-ordinate responses and decisions from the AEFA Rules group with its multi-state membership. The LEG (Limited Electric Glider) rules which will replace the popular 7 cell glider competition class, is one such case. So, even ‘though the AEFA as an association was only created in Nov 1996 by Melbourne based enthusiasts, earlier initiatives and journals from numerous other interstate ‘names’ should not be underestimated. These play a no less important part of the history. You can see from this account the large number of people from diverse locations who have contributed to electric flight in Australia; clearly the AEFA is a National organisation more than ever before thanks to the efforts of these people. As promised the following page of the Dixie Lander. This model has been a successful model in the Burford events with a 2.5 cc Taipan diesel and in Electric Nostalgia with a 480 size electric motor and 3 cell 850 mah lipo.If you would like a copy of the plan contact the Editor. AIRFLOW 20
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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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They can’t stop enjoy flying Catapult Gliders is a brilliant class to start a flying career with and the class can also give the expert flyer lots of fun. Simple, cheap and quick models to build and flying is spectacular. Oskar Findahl starts a model at a school championship
Keep things simple It is possible to keep things simple and the flying safe by adopting a safe setup for the glider and this is of course perfect for a beginner. To get max performance out of your glider the trim must be more extreme. To get this trim, your knowledge about aerodynamics must be deep which also gives any expert flyer a great challenge.
Collaboration between aeromodelling club and school I have arranged many school championships, company parties and fun contests and I know for a fact that if you put a catapult model in someone´s hand and let them try, they just can´t stop enjoy flying. And the great thing is that almost all can compete on the same level, it doesn´t matter if you are old/young, man/woman, weak/strong. In my hometown, Norberg, we have had for many years now a great collaboration between our club and the school. The Swedish Sport Federation helps to fund this collaboration and it gives us
a great opportunity to promote flying. Usually we give kids, 12 – 16 years old, the chance fly and build. The course is four occasions and we work two hours each time. At the first three occasions we have theory about aerodynamics, building methods and of course building of the glider. It is great to see the youngsters enjoy working with balsa. The kids nowadays are often used to that everything happens so quickly around them, our course gives them a chance to discover how great it can be to
work with their hands and let the work take some time.
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On the fourth occasion we have our school championship. We fly eight flights from a start square 25*25 m. The max flying time is 60 seconds and the five best flights are added to the final score. The person with the highest total score is the winner and gets the name engraved in our perpetual trophy. During the contest we usually try to make breaks to promote our club麓s other branches. They can try to fly other freeflight classes, radiocontrol and also see our full scale planes. Our ambition is to get more kids interested in aero sport in general, to show them how great flying is.
To get new people in our sport If you like to have something extra at a contest, party, meeting or exhibition, build some catapult models and let people visiting your arrangement fly. You will be amazed how well it works to get new people in our sport. If you like some inspiration material, send me an e-mail and I will send back a folder with hints, drawings and addresses so your start of flying catapult models will be easy.
Catapult models in progress
" Finished gliders after the third lesson # One group of catapult model fliers from my school
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Catapult models at a company party young people can learn how to use energy economically and efficiently.
Rules for Swedish catapult class Model: Open Bungee: Three gram of rubber on a maximum 150 mm long stick. The flyer must hold both the bungee and the model at the
Public Letter 1/2015 www.fai.org/aeromodelling/ciamflyer Launch. For younger kids and people who have problems to stretch the bungee it is possible to put a bungee on a longer stick that is secured to the ground, then the flyer is just holding the model at launch.
Catapult gliders by Per Findahl, per.findahl(at)gmail.com Editor: Emil Ch. Giezendanner firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEFR 2015 NATIONAL ELECTRIC FLIGHT RALLY
3-6th April 2015
Willie Emmett Airfield, National Aeromodelling and Aviators Society National Capital of Australia A.C.T ALL FLYERS WELCOME Program/Entry form: http://www.aefanet.com Location: http://www.naas.org.au/node/8 Further Info: Peter Pine email@example.com Mike Colston firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Scolari email@example.com • LEG • Nostalgia • Radian • Duration • F5J (Open & • Texaco <2.5M) • HLOT • Scale • 1/2A Texaco • Pylon
Spark Ignition Engines_ Above- O&R 60 Special Model A . Below O&R 19
Information Sheet - National Electric Flight Rally 2015 3-6 April 2015 â€˘ NAAS Club Field, Canberra Willie Emmett Flying Field The field is on Naas Road, just south of Tharwa, which is a small township just south of Canberra. Find your way to the Canberra suburb of Banks. Continue south on Tharwa Drive. At Tharwa, continue south on Naas Road. Willie Emmett Flying Field of the NAAS club is 9.5km from Tharwa bridge. GPS coordinates: -35.583815, 149.061196
Accommodation Suggestions Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel 55 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 3322 30 minutes drive to field 20 minutes to dinner Alpha Hotel 46 Rowland Rees Cres., Greenway ACT 2900 (02) 6293 3666 20 minutes drive to field 5 minutes walk to dinner Book online and save!
Hotel Ibis Styles 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 3322 30 minutes drive to field 20 minutes to dinner Outward Bound Camp Located at Tharwa Bunk house style - two dorm rooms - 8 beds each (02) 6235 5700 Christine 10 minutes drive to field 10 minutes to dinner
Camping on field - $5 per night - pay at field
Toilet available - extremely close to flying! 20 mins to dinner.
Saturday Night Dinner Venue Vikings Club Corner Athllon Drive & Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway ACT 2900 Right next door to Alpha Hotel - 20 minutes drive from field Upstairs function room, next door to restaurant - 7:00 for 7:30pm Saturday 4 April Alternate drop main course and sweets - bar available - (02) 6208 6300 (I donâ€™t know if we will be served sweets like this, David - but we will work on it!)
Contact Details for Event Contest Directors & AEFA Executive
Max Haysom - President - (03) 9801 3899 - firstname.lastname@example.org David Lucas - Treasurer and NEFR entries - (02) 6676 4107 - email@example.com Terry Scolari - Secretary & Radian CD - (0408) 646 760 - firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Pine - Events Coordinator, LEG & F5J & overal NEFR CD - (02) 6676 1437 - email@example.com Brian Lockett - Executive member and joint F5J CD - (0419) 809 736 - firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Colston - Electric Old Timer CD - (0408) 635 262 - email@example.com Bob Hickman - Foamy Pylon CD - (0417) 125 664 - firstname.lastname@example.org For event rules, please consult the Australian Electric Flight Association web site - www.aefanet.com
NEFR 2015 Program
NAAS Club – Naas Road, Tharwa near Canberra The program is flexible – there will be plenty of time for free flying – including all day Monday. Bring your projects along and fly them when you can – the more the merrier. Join in this fun and social event! Fun flying will follow each scheduled event – for example, a 45 minute slot may have been allowed for an event but it may only take 20 minutes – so, the remaining 25 minutes will be available for fun flying. All electric fliers are welcome.
National Electric Flight Rally
Easter Friday 3 April 9:00am 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:45pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Free flying and registration Foamy pylon – rounds 1 & 2 F5J – Open and <2.5m - round 1 LEG (Limited Electric Glider) – round 1 EOT (Electric Old Timer – Nostalgia) Electric Scramble
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Bob Hickman Brian Lockett & Peter Pine Peter Pine Mike Colston Brian Lockett
Easter Saturday 4 April 8:30am LEG – round 2 9:10am Radian glider – round 1 9:45am F5J – Open and <2.5m - round 2 10:30am Foamy pylon – rounds 3 & 4 11:30-1:00 Scale judging 11:30-12:30pm EOT (Electric Old Timer – Duration, HLOT) 12:30pm EOT (Electric Old Timer – Texaco) 1:00pm Scale flying 2:00pm LEG – round 3 2:45pm Radian glider – round 2 3:30pm F5J – Open and <2.5m - round 3 4:15pm EOT (1/2A Texaco, Duration)
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Peter Pine Terry Scolari Brian Lockett & Peter Pine Bob Hickman Bob Hickman Mike Colston Mike Colston Bob Hickman Peter Pine Terry Scolari Brian Lockett & Peter Pine Mike Colston
7:00 for 7:30
Fixed menu meal –
AEFA Annual Dinner AEFA Annual-General Meeting
Easter Sunday 5 April 8:30am LEG round 4 9:15am EOT (HLOT & flyoff) 9:45am EOT (1/2A Texaco & flyoff) 10:15am EOT (Texaco & flyoff) 10:45am F5J – Open and <2.5m - round 4 11:30am Radian Glider round 3 12:15pm Lunch and free flying 1:00pm LEG - round 5 1:45pm Radian glider – round 4 2:15pm F5J – Open and <2.5m - round 5 3:00pm EOT (any remaining flyoffs) 4:30pm Presentations & Free flying 6:00pm Spit Roast Dinner at the NAAS field
Vikings Club, Greenway – see info.
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Peter Pine Mike Colston Mike Colston Mike Colston Brian Lockett & Peter Pine Terry Scolari
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Peter Pine Terry Scolari Brian Lockett & Peter Pine Mike Colston
$15 per head – book on Saturday
Easter Monday 6 April Free flying – field available for NEFR participants and local club members There are four rules at this event: 1. You must have fun and enjoy the rally. 3. You must fly safely.
2. You must be a current member of the MAAA or AMAS (can be negotiated). 4. Event rules may be modified to comply with rule 1.
Note : This program is subject to change depending on entry levels and organisational needs – this version 20-1-15. Consult the AEFA web site for the latest version and for event rules – www.aefanet.com
NOTE: ENTRY FORM CAN BE FOUND IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MAY FLY-IN 2015
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30-31 MAY Come and join us for a great week end of Flying. FLYING STARTS FROM SUNUP TILL LATE (WITH NIGHT FLYING) BRING ANY MODEL GEAR YOU WANT TO SELL WE WILL BE INCLUDING A BOOT SALE FULL CATERING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT *************************************************
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HABU CHASE & VIDEO/PHOTO SUCCESS AT MASCOT NQ. This photo is a screen capture from a video filmed in late November 2014 at the Mascot NQ Adil Road Model Flying Field, Mareeba. We fly here seven days although Sunday morning is our most popular day with up to 30 or more members and friends in attendance who look forward to a bbq snag or bacon and egg burger washed down with a coffee or cold drink served from our customized ex freight container. A number of pilots drive up the Kuranda Range from Cairns which is a 40-45 minute drive arriving between 6:30 and 7am. The E-W orientated flying field with a short cross strip and a separate helicopter area is located on the north side of Mareeba township and is at about 400 metres elevation. The mornings are quite warm and pleasant with calm airs until about 8:30am. In the dry season though the SE trade winds can pick up early and by late morning can reach 25kts or so. Fellow club members and jet jockeys Matt Holt and Dave Cooper decided that it could be quite entertaining to use my Dynam Sky Mule as a chase camera for in-flight filming of Mattâ€™s Habu EDF jet. So with Dave Cooper as the Sky Mule pilot the chases began. It took two Sundays to get the flight routines sorted out mainly because of the vastly different air speeds but in the final flight Matt made several really spectacular overtaking passes mostly with only centimeters to spare. The Habu was going so fast that if you blink viewing the video then you miss it! Dave found that the optimum flight path for the Sky Mule was straight up and down the field with wing-over turn a rounds. Overall the results were a great credit to both pilots and an edited compilation is in progress.
The Sky Mule is an attractive 1.5m span twin electric all foam model almost an Aero commander Shrike look-alike made by Dynam and is especially designed for FPV:
The full Habu Chase video clips can be viewed on my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoaEdwvsWQc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1anNWhFfvs Also on this channel there is a glider towing and a crash video which might be of interest.
I must add that mounting a GoPro camera on my other aircraft has also produced some other rather spectacular close encounters. The photo below was taken from my Top RC Sky Cruiser electric pusher glider and this was a very near miss with fellow member Richard Beechy’s DA 3D model. For those who might ask, the “cracker” on the nose of the Sky Cruiser is a yawslip indicator for evaluating aileron-rudder coordination. Bill Fraser Mareeba
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2015 EVENTS CALENDAR
MARCH MADNESS HELI FUN FLY AT DALBY
CONTACT LYLE 0458 724354 or EDDIE 0417 639088. FLYER ON MAAQ WEB SITE.
SCAF WARBIRDS AT TMAC CONTACT NOEL STEWART 33435198
QLD TURBINE FLYERS AT TAA- TOOWOOMBA AEROMODELLERS ASSOC
56TH QUEENSLAND NATIONALS-
SEE MAAA WEB SITE - WWW.MAA.ASN FOR FURTHER INFORMATION .
ENTRIES CLOSE 27TH MARCH 2015.
ANZAC DAY WARBIRDS AT TARMAC - HODGSONVALE TOOWOOMBA
SCARF WARBIRDS AT TIN CAN BAY CONTACT NEIL LOW 07 54664412
MAAQ GENERAL MEETING AT CHERMSIDE LIBRARY
CONTROL LINE AT DALBY -27 GOODYEAR,2.5 SIMPLE RAT RACE,
CLASSIC B, VINTAGE A,Z CLASS & BENDIX (STATE CHAMPS)
OLD TIMER WEEKEND AT TOWNSVILLE AEROMODELLERS
TERRY PHILLIPSON MEMORIAL WEEKEND AT ROCKY
SCAF WARBIRDS AT BUNDABERG CONTACT PATSY BROWN 07 41590360
QLD TURBINE FLYERS AT MARYBOROUGH
SCAF WARBIRDS AT COOLUM CONTACT TONY THORNTON 0408 791484
CONTROL LINE AT THUNDERBIRDS- STAND OFF SCALE
31 JULY-2 AUG
QLD TURBINE FLYERS AT MARYBOROUGH AIRPORT
QLD TURBINE FLYERS AT LARCS-LOGAN
SCAF WARBIRDS AT LOGAN CONTACT DAVE BUTLER 07 38002964
SCAF WARBIRDS AT GLADSTONE CONTACT TROY JOSEFSKY 0411 397139
MAAQ GENERAL MEETING AT ATO BUILDING-(CHERMSIDE) LOCATION TO BE ADVISED
CONTROLLINE AT CLASII- F2D STATE CHAMPS
CONTROL LINERS ROCKY RALLY & F2B STATE CHAMPS
SCAF WARBIRDS AT TAA CONTACT PETER LOVE 0412 633549
SCAF WARBIRDS AT MARYBOROUGH CONTACT CRAIG PASKINS 0427 762320
CONTROL LINE AT MARYBOROUGH F2A,F2C STATE CHAMPS
QLD TURBINE FLYERS AT SUNCOAST (SMF)
SCAF WARBIRDS AT SAAMBR CONTACT DAVE MOUNT 0427 650737
MAAQ GENERAL MEETING AT ATO BUILDING (CHERMSIDE)
PLEASE NOTE THAT FLYERS ARE ALSO PLACED ON THE MAAQ WEB SITE-WWW.MAAQ.ORG. YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY FORMS PERTAINING TO EVENTS FROM THIS WEB SITE
BRISBANE FREE FLIGHT SOCIETY DATE
Club meeting plus “show and tell”
Dale’s Fun and Friend’s Day
Sunday 8 st Saturday 21
7am-2pm 7am-12pm 1pm-4pm 7am-2pm
2 Minute class models (all in, 3 flights) Vic Smeed event F1C State Champs (5 flights) Open Power State Champs (3 flights) F1J State Champs (5 flights)
Indoor IHLG/Catapult State Champs
Friday 17 – th Friday 24 nd
Saturday 2 th Saturday 16 th Sunday 17 th Monday 18 – th Sunday 24 st Sunday 31
(P20,CLG and special Ladies event, Sport and limited RC)
Saturday 11 th – Sunday 19
3pm-6pm 7am-2pm 7am-2pm
68 Nationals (R/C, C/L and Indoor)
Southern Cross, (Kotuku Cup) and AFFS Champs
W-Wyalong and Narrandera
Indoor F1L State Champs F1A State Champs (5 rounds + 2 for team selection) F1B State Champs (5 rounds + 2 for team selection)
BSHS Dalby Dalby
68 Nationals (Free Flight) 7am-2pm
Scale, HLG and CLG State Champs
3pm-6pm 7am-1pm 12pm-4pm 7am-2pm
Indoor Hanger Rat State Champs F1G State Champs (5 flights) Club AGM meeting plus “show and tell” P30 A1 Sailplane (both 3 X 2 min flights)
BSHS Coominya John’s place Coominya
Saturday 6 th Sunday 14 th Saturday 27 th Sunday 28
Saturday 4 th Sunday 12 th Sunday 26
3pm-6pm 7am-2pm 7am-1pm
Indoor P18 club sponsored State Champs 100gm Coupe KKK (both 3 flights) Dale’s Fun and Friend’s Day
(P20,CLG, ½ hour Scramble, special Ladies event, Sport and limited RC)
Saturday 1 th Sunday 16
Indoor Peanut Scale State Champs ½A Power QDP ( both 3 X 2 min flights)
Saturday 5 th Sunday 13 th Sunday 27
3pm-6pm 7am-1pm 7am-2pm
Indoor General flying F1H State Champs (5 X 2 min flights) Open Rubber State Champs (3 X 3 min) Comb. Open % (3 flights)
Sunday 11 th Sunday 25
LSq/100 (3 X 3 min) No Frills (5 X 3 min) Dale’s Fun and Friend’s Day
Col’s Comb. Vintage (3 X 3 min) plus 2 Minute class models (all in, 3 flights) Xmas party and presentation General flying day
Sunday 22 th Sunday 29
12 noon 7am-1pm
John Lewis 3848 4280
(P20,CLG, ½ hour Scramble, special Ladies event, Frog, Sport & Ltd RC)
Malcolm Campbell 3263 9339
Albert Fathers 0755 343490
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