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Next General Meeting 28th of May 2016 at the Salisbury Hotel Toohey Road Salisbury.

Hope to see you there. Further dates will be advised in the next edition. Please note the new treasurers address for MAAQ material is : Barb Cugley P.O. Box 635 Buddina Qld 4575


M.A.A.Q. Executive and Office Bearers President: Tyson Dodd

M; 0417 727981

Vice Pres: Mick Dallman

M; 0411 285 665

Secretary: Kathy Moody

M: 0421 844079

H: 0746 344078

Treasurer: Barb Cugley

M: 0447 473668

C.F.I.: Warren Hathaway

M: 0457 456001

R/C Admin : Randall Mowlam

M: 0414 312586

Airflow Editor: Doug Moody.

H: 07 4634 4078

F/F Admin: Graham Maynard

C/L Admin: Vacant

PRO : Vacant


Front cover: Joseph Frost launches his much modified X29 ducted fan jet off the slope . In this edition an extensive article has been written on the modifications and how successful the conversion was by Joseph. Front cover by Jim Henry



elcome to the first quarter edition for 2016. You may notice in this edition I have placed quite a few events calendars from some of the special interest groups - QTF Queensland Turbine Flyers, Glider/F5J, Interstate old timer events SAM 1788 ,CRAMS and the BFFS Brisbane Free Flight Society. This will give flyers the opportunity to compete interstate in the various classes of radio control,control line and free flight . Don’t forget the Control Line World Championships being held over in Perth early in May 2016. Visit their web site for further information. Another good event which is well worth getting to is the Norfolk Island Fly-In being held in October 2016. The flyer will be in the next edition of Airflow, but in the meantime an information pack is available to download from the MAAQ web site under this event date in the calendar of events. You may notice a new special interest group the ASAA or Australian Scale Aerobatics Association Inc has been formed recently. I have included their letter of introduction which contains the event calendar for the year, along with the first of their event reports held at Maryborough recently. I hope that there will be a few more reports coming in from them on their future planned events. For those readers who would like to have a paper copy of the newsletter a no frills colour copy can be made available by completing the subscription form below and forwarding to the treasurer along with your $6.00. The subscription form is also available on the web site. Doug Airflow Editor

AIRFLOW SUBSCRIPTION FORM FOR A 12 MONTH PERIOD (4 EDITIONS) NAME : ............................................................................................................... POSTAL ADDRESS ........................................................................................... VH NUMBER .................................... wish to subscribe to receive the Airflow newsletter by post for the period of 12 months for the cost of $6.00 for 12 months . Signed ............................................................... PLEASE POST YOUR FORM ALONG WITH $6.00 TO THE TREASURER AIRFLOW 4

5 March 2016

2015-2016 Management Committee

Ms Kathy Moody Secretary Model Aeronautical Association of Qld Inc. 16 Yalumba Crescent Toowoomba Queensland 4350

President Lindsay Wall  0428 625 305

Via email:

Vice President Steve Maitland Secretary Michael Hobson

Dear Kathy Scale Aerobatics at MAAA Nationals 2016 The Australian Scale Aerobatics Association Incorporated (ASAA) would like to apply for associate membership to the Model Aeronautical Association of Qld Inc. As you may be aware the ASAA is recognised as a NSIG by the MAAA in respect of Scale Aerobatics. We believe that associate membership of the MAAQ as a special interest group would assist us in the promotion of radio control scale aerobatics in Queensland. The ASAA has been active in Queensland for almost ten years. Each year the ASAA conducts approximately eight competitions at clubs around Queensland. The last two MAAA National Championships have been held at Maryborough and in 2015 the ASAA participated in the MAAA Nationals coordinated by the MAAQ.

Treasurer Jordan Kendall National Competition Director Norm Frazer National Development Director Aaron Garle

As at the end of 2015 we have over 100 financial members nationally (all are affiliate members of the MAAA). Queensland is a stronghold for the MAAA with approximately 40 financial members and over 200 registered users on our website being located in Queensland. The current management committee of the ASAA is as follows: President: Lindsay Wall (Parkes, NSW) Vice President: Steve Maitland (Toodyay, WA) Secretary: Michael Hobson (Brisbane, QLD) Treasurer: Jordan Kendal (Wagga Wagga, NSW) Competition Director: Norm Fraser (Sydney, NSW) Development Director: Aaron Garle (Walloon, QLD) Please let me know if you require any further information to process our membership application. I will be in attendance at the MAAQ meeting on 5 February 2016. As noted above, we have a number of upcoming competitions in Queensland and would appreciate these being noted on the MAAQ calendar and included in Airflow. Dates 12/13 March 2016 16/17 April 2016


SAAMBR (Jim Gibson Field Morayfield) Dalby Model Aero Club

Australian Scale Aerobatics Association Incorporated Incorporated in Victoria – Organisation No A0046179S

 PO Box 3434, Norman Park QLD 4170 |  |  +61 (0)439 711 719 


30 April/1 May 2016 14/15 May 2016 2/3 July 2016 19/20/21 August 2016 24/25 September 2016 4/5/6 November 2016 10/11 December 2016

MAAA Nationals (Scale Aerobatics), Wangaratta, Victoria Noosa Model Flyers Tin Can Bay Model Aero Club Queensland State Championships, Maryborough Aeromodellers Club Toowoomba Aeromodellers Association ASAA National Championships, Cootamundra NSW

SAAMBR (Jim Gibson Field Morayfield)

The relevant contact person for these events is our Queensland event co-ordinator, Dan Imhoff. Dan’s email address is His phone number is 0427 006 290. Please do not hesitate to contact the writer if you have any queries. Yours sincerely Australian Scale Aerobatics Association Inc

Michael D Hobson Secretary 0439 711 719

Below are photos of some antique engines that have been sold recently- most have been snapped up within hours of being advertised.

De Long 30 spark ingition made by Super Motors in Cleveland Ohio in 1946 AIRFLOW 6

3.5 cc ED Hunter MK 4 made in England October 1949.


CRAMS Flying January 2016 Well here we are at the beginning of another new year. We at CRAMS have decided to get our “competition mojo” on the go again especially with events organised by the Old Timer group at the club. To that end we have “booked” 3 weekends for O/timer competitions this year. The long week end in May, the first week end in June and the October long week end. Actual dates will be published elsewhere. We are still having our warbirds days once a month, organised by Darryl Gunst and the first 2 have seen a modest turnout BUT the big thing is the afternoon competition afterword. It was decided that seeing as how warbirds day participants usually finished up after lunch there was a time period that could be utilised by us Old timer people to have a monthly competition. In doing this we get our need for competition satisfied and use up otherwise unused time at the field. It seems to be working. If you are interested contact Jim Hardy (club secretary) and get on the mailing list. On scale matters. New models appearing all the time, Piers of Blom and Voss fame has a neat little Westland prototype that appears to be working and I hear that he is considering building a bigger version. On a sadder note I am informed that John Bray’s new model a Fokker DV111 is no longer with us. Crashed at the field last Sunday, no other word on it at this stage. Competitions: The old timer group are running 3 “full card” competitions at Calvert this year. We have blocked of the following week ends April 30 to May 2 June 4th, 5th and 6th October 1 to October 3. The format for the 3 events will be Saturday: Gordon Burford and then Open Duration Sunday: 1/2A Texaco and Texaco Monday: Nostalgia and Standard Duration The fun event for May and June is a small engine scramble and for October it will be a one design event for the Quaker Flash. Contact Jim Hardy secretary CRAMS for rules etc for these events. There will be some on field catering, there is on site camping and cabins (for those quick enough to book them), Jim Hardy once again is the contact person. CD is still to be announced. Entry fees: $5.00 per event and non club members pay an additional $10 per day field fees. Prizes: “Rewards for effort” on the day are our usual modelling goods, lots more useful than trophies etc.

Trevor Carey


The Rockhampton Model Aero Club Inc. Will be hosting our

“Terry Phillipson Memorial Weekend” on

at our “Gavial Field” which is on

River Road, Gavial.

1. Scale on Saturday

This event will be open to any scale aircraft, whether ARF, Stand-off or Large, and there will be no static judging. We will have judges for the flying, for which we will use the ARF flying schedule. 2. Combat. This will be programmed in as time permits, perhaps several times.

4. Catering for Breakfast and Lunch on both days.

Facilities at our field include:-

An upgraded Camping and Entertainment area, Revamped Toilet Block (with Gas Hot Shower), Assembly tables in our Pit area, (under shade cloth), and a large open shed from which to view the flying.

As this will be a relaxed weekend, you could consider bringing other planes to fly as time permits, such as control liner, flown on our circle with concrete centre, or any other radio controlled model. Please Note: Our Rocky Rally Control Line Weekend will be on 17/18 Sept. this year. Mark your Calendars. Further information from: Hubert de Chastel - 49285847 or Geoff Black -49284985 AIRFLOW 9

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations by Kelvin Hutchinson

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) if operated professionally with well trained pilots and ground crew, quality autopilots and ground station software can be extremely reliable and safe. So what is needed to setup and operate an RPAS business that makes sustainable income? CASA approved RPAS operators are put through thorough interviews and flight tests, the operator’s RPA will have been tested and certified and detailed operational paperwork systems will have been checked and approved. Regular CASA operational in the field reviews are undertaken to ensure ongoing safety and risk mitigation. A key consideration for CASA and any operator is kinetic energy and potential impact with human or asset. RPAS commercial operators have to submit a risk and safety case to CASA to show how risk, relative to impact and kinetic energy has been considered and if possible substantially reduced. Selecting an RPAS that will perform and minimize impact risk is important. Most RPAS operators applying initially to the CASA for an UAV Operators Certificate (UOC), who want to secure the approval relatively quickly, apply using a <7kg multirotor and fixed wing RPAS that is built out of EPP. EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) is a robust but lightweight foam like material that has far less kinetic energy than fiberglass and with rear mounted motors and props reduces adverse impact risk with humans. EPP constructed RPAS allows for more weight allocation for payloads. If your RPAS only weighs 4-5kg then generally you will have 1-2kg for endurance (batteries) and payload. Todays RPAS industry has come about due to the advent of the RPAS autopilot. Autopilots offer stability, accuracy, robotic sophistication and numerous fail-safes. Depending on your RPAS type most autopilots can even automatically takeoff and land the device and fly the mission uninterrupted. GPS linked autopilot software can also turn on and off the cameras at specific locations. Onboard pitot and static sensors allow accurate airspeed assessment and also adjust landing heights automatically based on changing barometric pressure assessments during flight. RPAS are quite often controlled with transmitters or joysticks during takeoff and within seconds are switched over to ‘Auto’. Auto or autonomous modes mean the RPA flies a mission that has been accurately planned using the ground station software before the flight. Track, height, speed, when the sensors are turned on and off during flight - all fail-safes are preset, and how you want the RPAS to land automatically are all programmed using the ground station software program. Most commercial ground stations also include sensor link technology. RPAS mounted cameras and sensors link to recording equipment and can provide a live video feed on progress during flight. Ground stations typically have a live 900 MHz Datalink with the RPAS. This means you can change the flight plan, out to 50 nm, during the flight. RPAS missions are monitored live via satellite images showing the RPAS moving on a computer monitor. Joystick controls allow manual take over of the flight at any time during the mission. Sensor images need processing and interpretation as clients specify. This aspect of any RPAS commercial operation is still the most difficult aspect of the mission. It is time consuming and the file sizes are substantial making it difficult to send files via the internet to clients. Solving this issue relevant to specific industries (agriculture, mining, etc) is the key to success. Carefully consider your options.


The greatest challenge for RPAS operators is ‘beyond visual line of sight’. CASA has strict requirements that for the average RPAS operator may be difficult to achieve. Examples of what may be required include the need for a VHF radio onboard the RPAS that can have its frequencies changes by the controller on the ground during flight. In addition a ‘sense and avoid’ device like a transponder or ADS-B that also must be able to be controlled on the ground during flight may be needed. Check with the CASA before you embark on your business plan thinking you will be able to fly any where at any time. Once you have the RPAS you need, software and systems working as needed, you need to consider the fact you are hauling expensive and bulky technical equipment around the country. Trailers and infield equipment become essential for a successful operation. Any commercial operation needs at least two people to undertake the mission. The Pilot in Command is in control of the ground station and sensors during missions and a lookout during flights, who can also manually fly the RPAS, is a key member of any team. Most businesses need a reasonably substantial and sustainable cashflow before two fulltime, fully trained staff members or contractors can be employed! A major consideration is time. I have a workshop dedicated to RPAS with all mod cons, parts, technical equipment and even with all of this I estimate it took 6 months to get setup and operational. Every day we are testing, modifying and developing various robotic devices and testing and adjusting software. Research is ongoing constantly. CASA documentation preparation and the approval and licensing process took over 12 months and is ongoing. Starting an RPAS business is no different to starting any other new business. You need to be committed, focused, patient and persistent. Next edition we will look at what is involved in developing payloads for RPAS. Kelvin Hutchinson is a Chief Flying Instructor in the aviation sector, President of Warwick Aero Modellers and has a wide range of RPAS operations including a CASA approved RPA Training Academy based out of Warwick Aerodrome in Queensland. Contact Kelvin at or on 0407733836.



UAV Controllers Certificate issued Multirotor or Fixed Wing Training Radio and English Proficiency covered

Remotely Piloted Aircra (Drone) theory and flight training and licensing from $3490.00

0407 733 836

OEM / Type Training available Warwick QLD or in Capital cities


From the CFI. Please be advised that since the implementation of the Silver wings, the test check sheets on the MAAA web site have been updated. The new check sheets as shown on the following 3 pages have a box which needs to be ticked to indicate the type of wings to be issued- Bronze or Silver. I am finding instructors around the state are still using the old check sheets. From the 1st of April 2016 all check sheets sent to me will need to be on the most current form as the others have been superceded. I will be returning these forms to the club secretary to have them updated before I issue any wings. It is always important to complete the appropiate paperwork for us to be able to correctly issue the right wings. Should there be any issues please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to give me a call. All wings are up to date as at 31st of January 2016. An instructor course is pre-planned for the 2nd of April in Townsville with another two courses being planned in the southern area. Warren Hathaway CFI ph 0457 456001 Email: AIRFLOW 12


FIXED WING POWERED – BRONZE WINGS or SILVER This Test is to be assessed by an MAAA Instructor. Tick either: Bronze


The requirements specified have been determined by the MAAA and are not to be varied. Bronze & Silver Wings (Power) are awarded when a member demonstrates, in the course of one session, that he/she has the skills to perform the manoeuvres listed in the tasks below, in a competent manner and to the required standard. This is to certify that ………………………………………………………..……………… AUS ………………. of ………………………………………………………… Club …………………………………………………

…………………………………… P/Code ……….

Note address on back of form if wings to be sent to Club

has demonstrated the degree of proficiency in radio controlled flying of model aircraft in accordance with MOP027 to be awarded the MAAA Bronze or Silver Wings (Power). ……………………………… ……….………....……………….……………… ……..……… ……………. AUS No. Date Signature MAAA Instructor’s Name (BLOCK LETTERS) At the successful completion of the test this form shall be completed by the Instructor and sent to the State Wings will be sent to Pilot unless Club address in noted on back of this sheet.

Association. Note:


DEXTERITY The pilot must be able to locate all the transmitter controls quickly without fumbling.


THEORY The pilot must be able to name all major components of the aircraft and define functions, including effect of controls, and have a thorough knowledge of safety rules and regulations.


AIRFRAME & PRE-FLIGHT CHECK The pilot checks the engine mounting, plumbing (for IC engines), centre of gravity location, security of batteries under-carriage and signs of structural or covering problems that could affect flight eg. Presence of warps which could affect trim. The pilot also performs a safe start up sequence (including arming electric motors if appropriate), checks that controls are neutral and control throws correct, and checks throttle setting, state of battery and performs a range check.


TAKE OFF The pilot demonstrates gradual application of power while keeping the aircraft straight, and using a little elevator to lift off, makes a gentle climb out with wings level until safe altitude is reached.


TRIMMING Pilot shows ability to trim the aircraft in flight. Displacement and re-trimming both the primary roll control and elevator should be demonstrated.


PROCEDURE TURNS – One in each direction The pilot’s ability to perform the following steps in the procedure turn will be assessed. a. Level flight segments should be straight and level. b. Aircraft should pass directly over the landing area. c. Turns should be at a constant altitude. d. Turns should be completed in order that upwind and downwind tracks are superimposed.


FIGURE EIGHT Pilot to demonstrate either an Inward or Outward Figure Eight, as shown in the diagram in the MAAA Pilot Log Book. This is a flat eight circuit without loss of height and with the change of turn directions directly in front of the pilot.


LANDING CIRCUITS Pilot to demonstrate in both directions, as shown in the diagram in the MAAA Pilot Log Book, with all turns of 90 degrees. With high performance aircraft, the power needs to be reduced much sooner than at the turn onto base leg. The upwind and downwind legs are parallel to the landing strip. The first three legs are maintained at a constant height and a gradual approach angle is started at the beginning of the base leg.


APPROACH & LANDING Pilot demonstrates an engine assisted landing, using a suitable power setting that allows the model to descend, controlling nose attitude with elevators (airspeed), and using the throttle to stabilise the rate of descent. The aircraft should be flown over the threshold at an altitude of about 1.5 metres, the throttle closed gradually, and the round-out or flare initiated. The "hold-off" period is then commenced where the aircraft is gradually allowed to sink and settle on the ground in a slightly nose high attitude.

10. SIMULATED DEAD STICK LANDING At a safe and high position, the pilot will reduce the throttle to idle and perform a descending circuit to show his/her ability to safely glide the model without engine power to a position where a landing approach can be executed. © Form No. MAAA016

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16/05/ 2015



GLIDER – BRONZE WINGS & SILVER This Test is to be assessed by an MAAA Instructor. Tick either: Bronze


The requirements specified have been determined by the MAAA and are not to be varied. Bronze or Silver Wings (Glider) are awarded when a member demonstrates, in the course of one session, that he/she has the skills to perform the manoeuvres listed in the tasks below, in a competent manner and to the required standard. This is to certify that ………………………………………………………..…………………. AUS ………….……. of ……………………………………………………….…

…………………………………… P/Code …….…….

Club ………………………………………………

Note address below if wings to be sent to Club

has demonstrated the degree of proficiency in radio controlled flying of model aircraft in accordance with MOP027, to be awarded the MAAA Bronze or Silver Wings (Glider). ……………………………… Signature

……….………....……………….……………… MAAA Instructor’s Name (BLOCK LETTERS)

……..……… AUS No.

……………. Date

At the successful completion of the test, this form shall be completed by the MAAA Instructor and sent to the State Association. Note: Wings will be sent to the Pilot unless the Club address is noted below.

Bronze & Silver Wings (Glider) - Demonstrate twice with reverse direction of landing pattern.


Manoeuvres Dexterity Pilot must be able to locate all the transmitter controls quickly without fumbling. Theory Pilot must be able to name all major components of the aircraft and define functions, including effect of controls, and have a thorough knowledge of safety rules and regulations. Airframe & Pre-Flight Check Check centre of gravity location and signs of structural or covering problems that could affect flight eg. presence of warps which could affect trim. Check controls neutral and control throws correct, state of battery and range check. Launch


Straight flight from low release for 30 seconds into wind.


180 degree turn overhead to perform a figure eight.


Rectangular approach pattern and a good landing with FAI landing circle. (15 metre circle)

1 2



At least one week must elapse between testing sessions of a candidate. Wings to be sent to Pilot?


(If NO, note address below)

Strike out as applicable

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

AIRFLOW 14 ……………………………………………………………………………Post Code: ……………………… © Form No. MAAA018

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HELICOPTER – BRONZE & SILVER WINGS This Test is to be assessed by an MAAA Instructor. Tick either: Bronze


The requirements specified have been determined by the MAAA and are not to be varied. Bronze or Silver Wings (Helicopter) are awarded when a member demonstrates, in the course of one session that he/she has the skills to perform the listed manoeuvres, detailed in the diagrams provided, in a safe, confident and competent manner. This is to certify that ………………………………………………………..…………………. AUS ………………… of …………………………………………………………

……………………………………… P/Code …………..

Club …………………………………………………..…

Note address below if wings to be sent to Club

has demonstrated the degree of proficiency in radio controlled flying of model aircraft in accordance with MOP027 to be awarded the MAAA Bronze or Silver Wings (Helicopter). ……………………………… Signature

……….………....……………….………….……… MAAA Instructor’s Name (BLOCK LETTERS)

……..……… AUS No.

………… Date

At the successful completion of the test, this form shall be completed by the Instructor and sent to the

State Association.

Note: Wings will be sent to Pilot unless Club address is noted below.



Pre-flight Training (must be completed prior to flying) Dexterity of the pilot with his equipment Theoretical knowledge Pre-flight checks including arming electric motors if appropriate and radio range checks


Lift off to eye-level height, hover for ten seconds and land.


Lift off to skid eye level height, briefly hover, followed by a straight outward flight of 10 metres, briefly hover, then return tail first in straight flight, briefly hover and land.


Lift off to skid eye level height and stop. Model turns 90 degrees left or right, then without pausing, turns through180 degrees (tail towards pilot), then without pausing turns 90 degrees back to tail-in to the pilot, pauses then lands.


Lift off to eye level, briefly hover, then execute a vertical rectangle, 5m high and 10m wide, returning to the point above the start point, briefly hover and land.


Lift off to eye level, briefly hover, then turn and fly smoothly left or right at a constant height a distance of approximately 10m, then without stopping, bank and turn away from the pilot and fly back past the centre point continuing approximately a further 10m on the opposite side before banking and turning away from the pilot and fly back past the centre point. Return to the heli pad, briefly hover and land. The tail should follow behind the model along the flight path.


Hover the model to a position approximately 10m above ground and 10m directly to the side (downwind) of the landing position (Central Helipad). Perform a 45 degree descent to the landing position where the model hovers briefly and lands.


Manoeuvres are to be executed with the pilot standing a minimum distance of 10 metres behind the Central Helipad, using a flight line layout with one flag or marker located 5 metres to each side of the Central Helipad. All manoeuvres are flown tail toward the pilot except where specified. Wings to be sent to Pilot?


(If NO, note address below)

Strike out as applicable

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………… © Form No. MAAA020

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AIRFLOW Post Code: ……………………… 16/05/2015



1 2 3 4

SAM 2001 SAM 114 SAM 40 SAM 78/95

5 6 7 8 9 10

SAM 1788 SAM 51 SAM 43 SAM 27 SAM 1953 SAM 119



Fiano Romano, near Rome Hummel/Works field-Germantown, SW Ohio Wake Signal-Marin County-California


5287 4885 4858 4597


4034 3810 3623 3228 3122 1072

Mikulovice Airport, Trebic, Zatcany Gratton Field, Calvert via Rosewood, Queensland Davis, California Spring Field, Nashville, TN Marin County - California Baradero Aero Club- Baradero Mocenok near Nitra


Greetings to all, It has been another exciting year for SAM 2001 and for the Frank Ehling Challenge since we received ten entries from worldwide SAM Chapter, including two new entries from Czech Republic (SAM 78&95) and Slovakia (SAM 119) to whom we want to give a warm welcome in Frank Ehling Challenge, with the hope to find their teams in the next edition too. Welcome. Surely SAM 2001 Team would have never imagined to win another time the challenge. The SAM2001 Team was composed of ten modelers, but two of them, the most skilled ones, crashed their models during the first take-off because of a radio failure. The majority of the Teams enjoyed good weather and thermal conditions. All the Teams had very beautiful models. Paolo Montesi, SAM 2001 President, thinks, and hopes, that the funniest part of this challenge is to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Following are results in order of placements. Best Wishes and good thermals in 2016. Santoni Curzio L’AQUILONE SAM 2001

1/2a Dallaire Sportster design from 1936 AIRFLOW 16

Strato Streak from December 1941


T 2 9 16 23

W 3 10 17 24

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

S 4 11 18 25

S 4 11 18 25

S 6 13 20 27

S 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 31

F 3 10 17 24

F 5 12 19 26


T 2 9 16 23 30

T 4 11 18 25

Suncoast Model Flyers 2016 Events Calendar

M T W T 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29



M 1 8 15 22 29


S 3 10 17 24 31

M T W 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29


S 2 9 16 23 30


S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31



M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29


S 2 9 16 23 30

S 5 12 19 26

S 7 14 21 28

W 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24 31

F 4 11 18 25

M T 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

W 2 9 16 23 30

November T 3 10 17 24

F 4 11 18 25

M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29


M T 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29


S 5 12 19 26

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

S 3 10 17 24 31

S 6 13 20 27

W 3 10 17 24 31

T 4 11 18 25

M T W T 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

T 2 9 16 23 30


M 1 8 15 22 29


F 2 9 16 23 30

F 5 12 19 26

M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29


S 3 10 17 24 31

S 6 13 20 27

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 4 11 18 25

S 7 14 21 28

S 3 10 17 24

2016 09th - 10th July SCAF Warbirds AGM

4th - 6th Nov Jets over Coolum

Tony Thornton President/ Events co coordinator Phone 0408791484

Suncoast Model Flyers Quanda Road Quanda Park Coolum

 11th Dec SMF Christmas Party

 15th - 16th October Imac Coolum (To be confirmed)

 17th - 18th September Ron DeChastel Memorial Pylon

 11th- 14th June Australian Pylon Championships

 23rd –24th April Anzac Weekend air Show

 22nd - 24th Jan Australia day campout

 16th – 17th Jan Coolum Jet event

Schedule of Events

January 24th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

February 14th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

March 20th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

April 17th 2016.

War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

April 30 to May 2nd 2016 Old Timer Competition CRAMS

June 12th 2016 Old Timer Competition CRAMS

May 15th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

June 19th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

July 17th 2016

August 7th 2016

War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available October 1,2, & 3rd Old Timer Competition CRAMS

October 16th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

November 20th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available


War Bird Gathering Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget Large ScaleFly In

August 19-21 2016

September 11th 2016 War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

December 11th 2016. War Birds Gathering Saturday flying available Camping available

And now for something different –------- the “X-29” slope soarer conversion to an EDF jet. Some months back while I was on a on a flying trip and visiting an aero modeller friend, I noticed that hanging on his wall was a somewhat unconventional balsa air frame with unusual wings, which were swept forward. He  told me that he built it a quarter century ago from some magazine plans and intended it to be a slope soarer. As time passed he moved into more advanced jet powered models and he never managed to fully complete or fly it. Being curious, I took it off the wall and the first thing that really surprised me was the lightness for its size. “Nice”, I said, adding that would be interesting to make it into an EDF jet, hang it back on the wall and leave it at that.       A few months later I thought, “ Why not?” and so on my next visit to him I traded a few bits and pieces for it, assuring him I’d let him fly it if I succeeded with it. Back at home, it went straight on to my work bench. I stood there for awhile scratching my head, wondering where to start. Using an intended 90mm EDF unit was out of the question. It was far too large for this  very sleek fuselage-- so  a 70mm unit had to do the job. Pulling a few old units out of my junk box and temporarily fitting one to the approximate area where it was going to be mounted, together with adding a large lipo battery to the nose, gave me some idea about the balance. My guessing of the CofG position was correctly confirmed when I removed the canopy and there it was –----a marker on the side of the inner fuse. This was great news as there was no other reference on this construction.         The position of the power unit with the thrust tube was marked and the next job was to remove the large rudder with part of the rear fuselage. The aero modeller friend would have been horrified had he seen me with the Stanley knife just cutting the soft balsa wood by free hand and throwing the whole rudder assembly into the trash bin. While I was at it I also removed both elevator tabs as they were too small for my liking. All internal fuselage formers were also removed . This would restrict the placement of my new power system, with the out of date aileron and elevator/cannard push rods to be later replaced with aileron servos fitted into each wing for precise control and separate servos to operate the elevators and cannards for proportional mixing.       I decided to redesign the elevator stabs to be more conventional, while at the same time extending the fuselage length by some 15 centimetres for more stability and installing twin “V” shape fixed rudder fins on each side of the power units thrust tube. To minimize the weight I used light ply,balsa,depron reinforced with carbon fibre rods. Power unit mounting formers were well anchored to the fuselage with initial 3.5 degree  set upthrust. To keep the all up weight to minimum I was hoping to use a 4S/2800 (16V), 70mm fan with 45amp ESC but had some doubts if the power would be sufficient for this size model, but with the intention of later upgrading to a more powerful 6S/4000 (24V).           The whole airframe was gradually primed, painted and fitted out for few static test runs. At close to drawing 40amp current the 2800mAh batteries couldn’t handle it, so larger 4000 packs would have to be used and, unfortunately, adding extra weight. Thrust figures were marginal but flyable after a few taxi test runs were performed on very simple fixed landing gear fitted with steerable nose gear. Unfortunately, the cheap wheels I used only lasted for a  few runs along the back lane road and had to be replaced with better quality alloy hub ones. Slightly more robust wire legs were also fitted.        Now with the project just about complete with the reconstruction ready to fly it, the big worry came about setting the correct control throws and the mixing of canards to elevator. I didn’t get any positive replies to my prior enquiries on this original project built so many years ago and having only experienced flying a few models of my own


designs with fixed canards, my initial idea was to set about half the movement of canards to elevator. I knew it would be a matter of trial and error with this totally redesigned project, especially as the power unit fitted to the top of the frame might create all sorts of unknown problems.         So, to be rather safer than sorry I thought of my old trick of building a smaller and simpler glider version which would give me some idea of what I might have to deal with. With the help of my calculator and my drafting skills I drew and cut out identical three quarter size shapes of the frame using 3mm sheet of foam core. By making use of carbon fibre and ply wood I took out some of the flex and then fitted it out with the same controls. By positioning the small NMHi battery I marked the balance point.         Like all good aero modellers time is too precious to waste and off I went to the nearest hill to do some hand launching. After some minor adjustments I was quite  pleased with the stable glide but found the flight distance rather short due to the height of the hill, being only some 50 metres in altitude. Next day, hoping to do some wind soaring and with a fairly decent wind I took it to my friend’s farm as it had a huge hill and deep gully below. At only 500 grams AUW I thought I would have a great chance and after a number of launchings down the gully and into the wind the model flew well under my full command providing the nose was pointed down to keep its speed but as soon as I raised the nose to  a slightly positive angle the plane stalled and became uncontrollable.  My first thought was that a slope soarer could certainly not be such a weird jet design but I was satisfied with the glide controls while keeping up its speed. Jets need power. While driving back home I came up with the idea of fitting it with  the smallest fan I had in stock. Wading through my junk box and spare parts I found a very light outrunner motor with an old 70mm fan I had upgraded many years ago in a little Sea Vixen EDF model The idea of powering this mock up set the adrenalin going, so it was full speed ahead in rebuilding the frame and fitting it up. It was still pretty light for its size at just at about one kilogram with  a 4S/3000mah battery. At 600 watts it would be good enough to move this prototype. The next day after flying at my home club I pulled this “thing” out to show off to fellow modellers and decided to check the range as I was using 10ch. 36 meg. frequency. I was rather shocked when I had a total black out at only some 60-70 metres under full stick. I was certainly surprised because I still fly numerous models even at a lot higher voltage on this frequency while using top brands –----not FM, but PCM 9 to 12ch. receivers. Back on the bench I thought I’d reposition a few things and if the problem wasn’t  fixed I’d use 2.4 GHz. Unfortunately with very limited fuselage space I had my 45A/ESC with the external voltage regulator, receiver, battery and all the power leads just centimetres apart which was creating all the interference. Upgrading the ESC to programmable 80A with an inbuilt BEC and moving the RX all the way to the nose which was almost 50cm away rectified all the problems after further range checks.             Absolutely great! Couldn’t wait for the next day but this time with a helper to launch it for me. Off it went with full power into this spectacular back drop view, all the time holding a level flight path  while increasing its speed .However I noticed straight after the launch quite a dramatic flexing of the wing tips under the load. While making the turn towards down the wind leg it seemed as if I had lost my elevator authority and the plane nose-dived into the ground.


No damage was done except for a slight bending of one wing tip. It was pretty lucky –--- it could have ended up being a lot worse. The wing tips had to be stiffened  by adding extra carbon spars . The next day after that first successful launch I performed it by myself. Joseph Frost Stay tuned –-- to be continued.






Sunday 7th February

SAT at Ashford Reserve, Milperra

F2B Aerobatics .

Contact Frank Battam 02 4657 1381

Sunday 14th February


Diesel G/Year, 1/2A Diesel GY, Burford racing and 2.5 Diesel Speed. Contact John Nolan 9997 3434

27th and 28th February



12th-14th March


South Australian State Championships TBC

Sunday, 13th March

SSME at Luddenham

Classic Stunt.

Saturday, 19th March


Club Competition Day incorporating Brendan Farrell Cup.

Easter holiday weekend


VMAA State Championships TBC

Sunday 3rd April


F2B Aerobatics.

Sunday, 24th April

SSME at Luddenham

F2B Aerobatics

Sunday 24th April


DGY, 1/2A Diesel GY, Burford racing and Diesel Speed. Contact John Nolan Ph: 9997 3434

30th April-1st May


Veterans' Gathering

Saturday, 28th May


Club Competition . (DGY, Stunt, Combat) Sep. models may be used for each event) Contact John Nolan 9997 3434

May 28th-4th June

NSWFFS at West Wyalong

1st West Wyalong Championships

Sunday, 29th May

Doonside at Whalan Reserve

Classic Stunt

Sunday, 14th June


Club Competition. (See details given previously).

25th and 26th June

At Coffs Harbour (KMFC)

"Old Phartz Light Weekend. Fred Pearson. Ph:6653 2997 or email to

Sunday, 3rd July

Doonside at Whalan Reserve

F2B Aerobatics

Sunday, 3rd July



Sunday, 10th July

SSME at Luddenham

Combined Speed. Also DGY and Vintage A. Contact Ron Blombery 02 9956 5952

Saturday, 16th July


Club Competition. (See details given previously).

Sunday, 31st July


F2B Aerobatics . Contact Jeff Reeves.

Sunday 14th August

SAT at Ashford Reserve, Milperra.

Classic Stunt.

Sunday, 14th August


Diesel Goodyear, 1/2A DGY, Burford Racing & Diesel Speed. Contact John Nolan Ph: 9997 3434

August 27-28


Cowra Oily Hand Weekend

Sunday, 4th September

SSME at Luddenham

Combined Speed. Contact Ron Blombery 02 9956 5952

Sunday, 11th September


Nostalgia T/R Fly-in. ** See notes below. Contact John Nolan Ph: 9997 3434

Sunday, 18th September

SSME at Luddenham

F2B Aerobatics.

Saturday, 1st October


Ringmaster Event. For further details contact Dennis Percival.

October 1st, 2nd,3rd

C.L.A.S. at Doonside. (Whalan) TBC.

CLAS NSW C/L State Championships F2B and F2D, Combat events, Vintage and Classic Stunt.

October 1st, 2nd,3rd

C.L.A.S. at Twin Cities. TBC.

CLAS NSW C/L State Championships F2A and F2C and Combined Speed.

Sunday, 9th October


Gordon Burford Day.

Sunday, 18th October

SAT at Ashford Reserve, Milperra.

F2B Aerobatics. Contact Frank Battam. Ph: 02 4657 1381

Saturday, 22nd October


Club Competition

Sunday,30th October

Doonside at Whalan Reserve

Classic Stunt

Sunday, 15th November

NACA at Gateshead

Classic Stunt flying F2B pattern. Contact Ian Smith.

Sunday, 20th November


Vintage T/R and Diesel Goodyear. Contact John Nolan. 9997 3434

Sunday, 27th November


KMFC Christmas Party and Fun Fly. Contact Jeff Reeves.

Sunday 4th December

Doonside. (Whalan Reserve)

F2B Aerobatics. Contact Bruce Hoffmann 0414 802 405

Contact Tony Bonello Contact no. 0415 240 503

. Contact Tony Bonello.

Contact John Nolan 9997 3434

Contact no. 0415 240 503

Contact Matt Leman. Ph: 02 6545 9207

Contact Brian Eather 02 9602 4934

Contact Tony Bonello. Contact no. 0415 240 503

*** NOTE: KMFC Nostalgia Fly-In * . From John Nolan. With so many TR events now so poorly supported in NSW there are a lot of retired TR models out there that have not been flown for ages. This is a day to bring them to KMFC, tell a few stories and fly them once more, even if not in a race. Just come along, fly them and re-live the good old days, before you can't remember them at all .


Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society- CRAMS

Invite YOU to

2016 MODEL AIR FAIR On August 19/20/21st Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society are hosting the second Annual Large Scale Fly-in event….. Aircraft to be minimum: 2m for monoplanes, 1.5m for biplanes Jets to be length plus wing span of a total 3.5m The Club field is on Bourkes Road West, about 11km west of Rosewood


Guaranteed a fantastic weekend for all. Why not come and participate in this exciting event. Full catering will be on hand, toilets and showers available. Camping facilities (inc power) suitable for caravans etc. There will be a secure under cover area for overnight storage of models so you won’t need to dis-mantle your model each day. Saturday night dinner will be offered for those wanting to join in the camaraderie over a magnificent meal.

Pilot entry is $25 –no limit on number of aircraft. This is a MAAA sanctioned event For further information and entry form please contact: Email or Ring Warren Hathaway on 07 3281 5612 or mobile 0457 456 001 We are proud to announce the support of our sponsors. AIRFLOW 24

Scale Aircraft Society South Australia 22 Kingswood Crescent Paralowie, 5108 South Australia. H 08 8250 2353 M 0402 815 957 Scale Aircraft Society South Australian State Championships The Scale Aircraft Society South Australia will be holding the South Australian Scale State Championships over the Easter Long Weekend, on Saturday March 26th & Sunday March 27th. The event will be held at the Constellation Model Flying Club, 338 Brooks Road, Waterloo Corner, GPS S 34˚42.303’ E 138˚32.032′, entry is easiest from Ryan Road, first intersection on the left from Port Wakefield Road after Adelaide International Speedway, when heading toward Port Wakefield from Adelaide. Please use extreme caution at all intersections on Ryan Road regardless of road signage. This event was earlier placed in the M.A.A.A. Newsletter. The Entry Form will also be published in the next M.A.A.A. Newsletter. We will conduct four categories being F4C, F4H, Large Scale & Flying Only; this will depend on the number of entrants in each of these four categories. Your members are welcome to enter as many categories as they wish but each additional category must have a different model, i.e. only one model per category & ‘The Builder of the Model Rule’ applies to F4C. Camping is permitted at the Constellation Model Flying Club, but there are no showers available at the Club. If you intend to camp at the Constellation Club please contact Terry Cosh on 08 8251 1918 & he will organise access for you. Showers are available at the Highway One Caravan & Tourist Park on Port Wakefield Road when required for a fee. Accommodation is also available at the; White Horse Inn, (Tel: 08 8250 4144, Email: , Web address: www. ) 887-889 Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar. Highway One Caravan & Tourist Park, (Tel: 08 8250 3747, Fax: 08 8281 5423, Email info@ , Web address ) 925-963 Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar. Elizabeth Motor Inn, (Tel: 08 8255 6555, 1800 066 288, Fax: 08 8255 6101, Email: reception@ , Web address: ) 582 Main North Road, Elizabeth Park. Thank you. Sincerely John T Woolfitt Secretary/Treasurer S.A.S.O.S.A.




Australian Scale Aerobatics Championships held at Maryborough The Australian Scale Aerobatics Association (ASAA) is the MAAA National Special Interest Group for scale aerobatics. On the last weekend of November 2015, the ASAA held their National Championships at Maryborough Aeromodellers Club. Around 60 competitors and supporters from all over Australia descended on Maryborough for a fantastic weekend of precision aerobatics, camping and camaraderie. For those that are unfamiliar with RC scale aerobatic competition (also commonly referred to as IMAC) competitors attempt to fly a continuous series of ten predetermined manoeuvres referred to as a “sequence”. Whilst the descriptions of the manoeuvres can sound a bit strange (“humpty bumps”, “hammerheads”, “rollers” and “tail slides” for example) the manoeuvres are primarily combinations of loops, part loops, rolls, point rolls and snap rolls. As competitors move up through the classes the manoeuvres get more difficulty. There are five classes of scale aerobatics ranging from Basic to Unlimited. The Basis sequence is probably simpler than doing the MAAA gold wings test. The Unlimited sequence is a head spinning combination of snap rolls, point rolls, rolling circles, spins and tail slides that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. The higher classes are also required to fly unknown sequences which are given to them after the start of the competition which they are not permitted to practice before flying them in front of the judges. You will commonly see competitors “practicing” their unknown sequences with a handheld “stick” plane. Manoeuvres are judged based on geometry and correct positioning and execution of rolls, point rolls and snap rolls. What really differentiates scale aerobatics from other RC aerobatic disciplines (such as pattern or F3A) is the use of scale aeroplanes. In the higher classes competitors are restricted to using scale replicas of planes that have competed in full size International Aerobatic Club competitions. Whilst planes such as Decathlons and Pitts Specials are “IMAC legal” most competitors choose to fly mid-wing design mono planes such as the Extra 260, Extra 330sc, Edge 530, Yak 55 etc. The models flown at the competition ranged in size from modest glow powered models to 200cc petrol powered 3.1m composite planes. Whilst most competitor choose to fly ARF models (either composite or balsa and ply) one exception was the beautifully built model of John Payne from Yeppoon. John competed with a scratch built Zlin 526. The model was also the only plane to feature retracts. Unfortunately, John suffered an engine failure midway through the comp which put him out of contention for a podium finish. The standard of flying at the competition was extremely high. In most classes the results were incredible close given that competitors were judged over 13 sequences flown over the course of three days. In Unlimited the flying was of international standard with both Aaron Garle and Mark Easton both having recently returned from the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout in the United States (the premier Scale Aerobatics event in the world). The Maryborough Aeromodellers Club did a fantastic job hosting the event. The facilities are as good as they get in Australia with most competitors electing to camp at the field. Food was available all weekend from the club canteen and the club members went out of their way to make the ASAA and competitors feel welcome. The event had fantastic support from sponsors who need to be recognised. Support was provided by Desert Aircraft Australia, Booma RC, DL Engines Australia, Illicit RC Aircraft and the MAAA. Results: Class Basic Sportsman Intermediate Unlimited


1st Place Brendan Gell (NSW) Flyn Wain (QLD) Jordan Kendall (NSW) Aaron Garle (QLD)

2nd Place Mark Brown (QLD) Ludo Lacroix (QLD) James Owen (NSW) Mark Easton (WA)

3rd Place Brock Owen (QLD) Kim Smyth (QLD) Nathan Holloway (QLD) Harley Wall (NSW)

John Payne’s Zlin 526. Scratch built powered by a ZDZ 90.

ASAA Unlimited Champion – Aaron Garle

James Owen (NSW) focused on his Unknown Sequence called by Brendan Gell.

Pilots with their models from the weekend.

ASAA Basic Champion 2015 Brendan Gell


ASAA Sportsman Champion 2015 – Flyn Wain

ASAA Intermediate Champion 2015 – Jordan Kendall

We have a full calendar of scale aerobatic competitions planned for Queensland in 2016 with our first event already being held in Toowoomba. New members are welcome to come along and “give it a go”. You don’t need an expensive model to compete in Basic. Whilst many start with a 30cc to 50cc model, a well powered glow model can be a good performer with a little practice. Basic also doesn’t require a scale model so a Phoenix Scanner, Tiger 60 or something similar will get you started. Upcoming events include SAAMBR, Dalby, Noosa, Tin Can Bay, Maryborough and Toowoomba. If you have any questions or would like to give scale aerobatics a go call Aaron Garle on 0407 066 603 or Dan Imhoff on 0427 006 290.

SAM 1788 Oldtimer Events for 2016

March 23 – 28 May (TBA) V

SAM1788 Championships at Canowindra NSW All MAAA events plus sport events. eterans Gathering at Muswellbrook NSW

May 14 – 15

Wyong Old Timer Weekend at Wyong NSW Burford, Standard Duration, Scramble, 1/2A Texaco, Texaco This meeting will include Electric Old Timer events.

June 4 – 5 June 11 – 12

South Eastern Queensland Old Timer Meeting at Gratton Field QLD Various MAAA events. New England Gas Champs at Tamworth NSW Burford, Duration, Scramble, 1/2A Texaco, Texaco

July (Mid-Month)

West Wyalong

August 6 – 21

1/2A Texaco Postal Event

August 28

Oily Hand Weekend at Cowra NSW Cabin Scramble

(Details to Come) Various Sites

September 10 – 11 Coota Cup at Cootamundra NSW Old Timer Glider, Burford, Duration,1/2A Texaco, Texaco . October 1 – 2 November 12 – 13


Eastern States Gas Champs at Wangaratta 38 Antique, Burford, Duration, Scramble, 1/2A Texaco, Texaco Golden West Old Timer at Parkes NSW Burford, Duration, 2cc Duration, Scramble, 1/2A Texaco, Texaco


Bulletin 001

NSW FREE FLIGHT SOCIETY will host the OUTDOOR and INDOOR FREE FLIGHT EVENTS, as part of the 69th MAAA National Championships, at West Wyalong 28th MAY - 2nd JUNE 2016.

West Wyalong boasts an array of accommodation totalling 800 beds with a busy town centre featuring various shops, a supermarket, restaurants and hotels. The AB Field is only 10 minutes from the town centre.Camping on the AB Þeld will also be available, with toilets and hot showers already installed.

FREE FLIGHT OUTDOOR: AB Þeld West Wyalong 1390 Clear Ridge Road.

FREE FLIGHT INDOOR: West Wyalong High School Hall.

All usual Free Flight Events will be offered however they will be subject to minimum entries as per MAAA guidelines (minimum 5 entrants). Refunds will apply to all events not run due to lack of entries.


A giant Swap Meet / Bring and Buy is planned at the WW High School Hall. The AB Þeld will be the venue for a BBQ featuring spit roasted lamb and camp oven vegies, and the excitement of the Night Scramble .

Programme and Entry Form.

Entries will close 14th May 2016. Full programme and entry forms will be available as Bulletin 002 by mid Feb 2016 and will be published on several websites and in MAAA Wingspan magazine.

CONTACTS: Terry Bond <> Roy Summersby <>


2016 Glider/F5J Events Calendar

Version 9 - 28/12/15 Key: HSL stands for Heathcote Soaring League


Holidays NSW

Flying Events


25-28 March Easter NEFR at NAAS AEFA Rally Canberra 3-Apr HSL F5J Event HSL, Sydney 8-Apr NSW Schools break up 9/10 April Glider weekend including F5J MRSSA, Harrisville near Brisbane 10-Apr Millennium Cup Lake George 10-Apr Victorian Thermal State field 25-Apr Anzac Day 26-Apr NSW schools return 30 April/1 May EOT/F5J Saturday - F5J Sunday EOT/F5J weekend Nowra 1-May Victorian F5J Diggers Rest 15-May HSL Club Comp Maddens Plains 29-May Victorian Thermal State field 11-13 June Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday LSF Tournament Jerilderie - includes trial F5J event 1-Jul NSW Schools break up 3-Jul Picton Cup Appin 3-4 July Interstate Thermal Challenge Pierces Creek, near Alstonville 18-Jul NSW Schools return 28-Aug HSL Club Comp Maddens Plains 10-11 September Glide-A-Fair Thermal Pierces Creek, near Alstonville 18-Sep HSL F5J Event HSL, Sydney 23-Sep NSW Schools break up 24-25 Sep Millennium Cup 2-days Gloucester 1-3 October Long weekend Northen NSW F5J Pottsville - 2 days 3-Oct Labour Day NSW 8-9 October Mildura Thermal Wentworth 8-9 October Offered by MRSSA F3J/F5J weekend TARMAC, Toowoomba QLD 10-Oct NSW Schools return 16-Oct HSL Club Comp Maddens Plains 23-Oct Millennium Cup Maddens Plains 29-30 October F5J Annual Tournament NAAS, Canberra 13-Nov Millennium Cup Nowra 20-Nov Picton Cup Appin 27-Nov HSL Club comp Maddens Plains 4-Dec Ted Swan Cup Goulburn 20-Dec NSW Schools break up










Sat 30

12pm - 4pm

Club meeting plus “show and tell”

John’s place


Sun 6th Sun13th th Sun 20

3pm - 6pm 7am - 2pm 7am - 2pm

Indoor Delta Dart Club Event 2 Minute class models (all in 3 flights) Dale’s Fun Day (P20, Sport and limited RC)

BSHS Coominya Coominya


Sat 2

7am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm 7am - 12pm

F1C (2014 rules – 5 flights) State Champs Open Power (3 flights) State Champs F1J (5 flights) State Champs


Dave Anderson Memorial and AFFS Champs Southern Cross Cup


nd rd

Sun 3 th

Fri 8 – Thu th 14 th Sat 16 – th Sun 17 Sun 24th


West Wyalong

3pm - 6pm

Indoor HLG/Catapult State Champs


7am - 2pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm

Scale, HLG and CLG State Champs F1A State Champs (5 rounds) F1B State Champs (5 rounds)

Coominya Dalby Dalby


3pm - 6pm 7am - 2pm

Indoor F1L (EZB) State Champs F1G (5 flights) State Champs

BSHS Coominya


Sun 5 Sun12th th Sun 19 Sat 25th


8am - 2pm 3pm - 6pm 8am - 2pm 12 - 4pm

P30 State Champs (3 flights) Indoor Hanger Rat State Champs A1 Sailplane and E36 (both 3 flights) AGM plus “Show and Tell”

Coominya BSHS Coominya John’s place


Sun 3 th Sun 10 th Sun 17 Sun 24th


8am - 2pm 3pm - 6pm 8am - 2pm 8am - 2pm

100gm Coupe (3 flights) Indoor P18 (club sponsored) State Champs F1H State Champs (5 flights) Dale’s Fun Day (P20, Sport and limited RC)

Coominya BSHS Coominya Coominya


Sun 7 Sun 21st Sun 28th


8am - 2pm 8am - 2pm 3pm - 6pm

Combined % (3 flights) Col’s Comb Vintage (3 flights) Indoor Peanut Scale State Champs

Coominya Coominya BSHS


Sun 11th th Thu 15 th Fri 16 th Sat 17

8am - 2pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 9am 9am - 1pm 7am - 12pm

Frog, KKK and Vic Smeed Rally (each 3 flights) F1A & F1C Team Selection Trial (5 rounds) F1B Team Selection Trial (5 rounds) LSq/100 (3 flights) Open Rubber (3 flights) No Frills Wakefield (5 flights)

Coominya Dalby Dalby Dalby


7am - 2pm 7am - 2pm

BFFS Mini Power and E36 (both 3 flights) Dale’s Fun Day (P20, Sport and limited RC)

Coominya Coominya


7am - 2pm 7am - 2pm 12noon-4pm

QDP (3 flights) + ½ hour Walking Scramble General Flying and Reserve day BFFS Xmas Party

Coominya Coominya Bremer Waters



Sun 1 th Sat 14 th Sun 15 Sun 22 Sun 29th

Sun 18th October

Sun 9 Sun 23rd


Sun 6 Sun 13th Sat 19th

John Lewis 07 3848 4280


Malcolm Campbell 07 3278 7164


Albert Fathers 0755 343490

DIRECTIONS: We are on a large open paddock. Entry is via a gate on left hand side of Banool Road, at the top of the rise, if you are travelling west. (Banool Rd comes off Watsons Road that comes off the Coominya - Esk Rd.)



Young Denis the Inventor/Treasurer has been at it again!! We set out for the field at 0630 on Saturday morning on an illegal run to get his new poo levelling device to site and give it a test run. The attached photos show the sequence of events. It performed quite well in the wet conditions and it can be towed by any vehicle with a towbar. We mowed after the test run and the field is looking a picture. Denis will give it another test run when the runways are dry before making any alterations to perfect it. While carrying out the experiment, one of the specially manufactured hooks, used to lay the sheets of mesh down, bounced out of its holder on ‘the beast’ and we couldn’t find it on the runways or where we had dragged it. Keep your eyes peeled when at the field and hopefully it will turn up. John Box PRESIDENT KAMS


Double Radian Pro Perhaps the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First? From an idea hatched in the RAMS (Redlands Aero Model Soarers) hangar some three months ago between John Tranter and Cal Moss on Sunday, 31st January, 2016, it eventually came to fruition. With various Radian Pro parts thrown at Cal by John we saw a masterpiece of true model crafting by Cal. Whilst it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look a million dollars, all who witnessed the two flights agreed that it was a real spectacle both in sound and flight. On the second flight Cal videoed via a wing camera a perfect take off and landing plus aerial shots and Steve Worsley took some video ground shots of the setting up. Both can be seen on the youtube address below. On both flights a perfect hand launch was achieved by a certain gentleman flyer known as the Tosser? A follow on discussion from this unique experiment occurred a week later between Steve and Cal who wondered whether it was possible to join another fuselage to the two existing Radian Pros, making a three fuselage plane. Result. Steve W has taken up the challenge and we await the result. BkAk5c



The following photos sent in are the successful transformation and flight by Steve. Here is the link to the Triple Radian Video.


NEFR 2016 including

25-28 March MAAA F5J Nationals

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.

Bring your aircraft and skill to this fantastic, unrestricted, safe flying field Events: Food: NAAS:

GPS coordinates: -35.583815 149.061196

Foamy Pylon LEG Radian @ Old Timer F5J ** Scale Scramble **

Accommodation Options

All day from 8:30 Sausages Bacon & Eggs Steak Sangas Coffee Tea Soft drinks

Legendary Lamb Roast Sunday night $20 per head.Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth going just for this!

F5J is the MAAA 69th Nationals Championships Event 2 classes <2.5m wingspan and Open - 7 rounds Newcomers to the event are welcome!

Camp at NAAS Field:


Radian has two classes: Sport (newcomers) Open

Call NAAS direct on (02) 62312200 for camping info. Toilets and showers are available. $10 per site per night.

Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel:

Hotel Ibis Styles:

Alpha Hotel:

Outward Bound Camp (Possibility):

55 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 3322 30 minutes drive to field 20 minutes to dinner

46 Rowland Rees Cres., Greenway ACT 2900 (02) 6293 3666 20 minutes drive to field 5 minutes walk to dinner Book online and save!

203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 3322 30 minutes drive to field 20 minutes to dinner

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.

Saturday Night Dinner Venue:

Vikings Club - 7:00 for 7:30pm Corner Athllon Drive & Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway ACT 2900 20 minutes drive from field Upstairs function room, next door to restaurant Saturday 26th March. Alternate drop main course and sweets - bar available

Contact Details for Event Contest Directors & AEFA Executive Max Haysom - President - (03) 9801 3899 - David Lucas - Treasurer and NEFR entries - (02) 6676 4107 - Terry Scolari - Secretary & Radian CD - 0408 646 760 - Peter Pine - Joint F5J CD - (02) 6676 1437 - Mal Pring - Executive member and joint F5J & Scramble CD - 0417 827 237 - Michael Colston - Electric Old Timer CD - 0408 635 262 - Bob Hickman - Foamy Pylon & Scale CD - 0417 125 664 - Alan Mayhew - LEG CD - 0412 994 213 - Event rules, including F5J changes, entry form etc visit Australian Electric Flight Association web site For NAAS website visit



MAY FLY-IN 2016 28-29 MAY Come and join us for a great week end of Flying.

FLYING STARTS FROM SUNUP TILL LATE (WITH NIGHT FLYING) FULL CATERING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT ************************************************* *RC Plane/Heli and Control line *PILOTS MUST be MAAA MEMBERS *TX POUND FOR 36Mhz ( if anyone still has one ) *FREE CAMPING with hot showers *FREE REGISTRATION *FOR MORE INFORMATION Ph Eddie 0417639088 Email:



MARCH 2016 25-28




26 OR 27TH


APRIL 9-10


MAY 6,7,8






JUNE 17,18 ,19















Airflow - March, 2016  

Airflow. The official publication of the Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland Inc. Published quarterly. January - March 2016 Editio...

Airflow - March, 2016  

Airflow. The official publication of the Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland Inc. Published quarterly. January - March 2016 Editio...