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National Model FlightFest

As members of the BMFA (British Model Flying Association) we are holding an OPEN DAY at our Cashmoor Field on the 25th May from 10.30am

bmfa logo 100pxThis is part of the BMFA's National Flying Month where model flying clubs all over the country will offer to all ages and genders a chance to watch and particpate in safe and legal model flying.

Wimborne MAC as part of the Southern Area BMFA offer you the opportunity to fly a radio controlled model aircraft with an instructor using a dual control system known as a "buddy-box".  Also a chance to learn more about this fascinating sport and watch radio controlled models such as trainers, warbirds, civilians, biplanes, full on aerobatic planes and jet aircraft being expertly flown by our Club Members.

 

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Scouts Historic Aircraft Presentation

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In late September we were asked by the Scout Leader of 17th Bournemouth Scouts as a trial to see if the scouts would be interested in aircraft flight and if successful possibly they would move on to gaining their Air Badges as the  Longham Scouts had previously done. We suggested coming along and giving a talk on historic aircraft of around WWII era along with the RC model versions.

 

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October Club Night Review

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Club Night October 2018 saw members enjoy presentations from two notable members, John Ireland and Simon Dean with their giant scale models.

 John Ireland started with a short PowerPoint history of a Russian warbird, the MiG-3 and described his construction of a large model of the aircraft from a now unobtainable kit. John has incorporated some worthwhile modifications to the original kit, notably the internal mounting of a tuned pipe which not only improves the scale appearance, avoiding the usual disfigurement of an external expansion chamber, but also significantly augments the power of the 3W 55i motor while reducing noise.

 

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SABMFA at Army Flying Museum

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Monday 28th May 2018 saw the Southern Area BMFA once again support the Museum of Army Flying with their Wartime Wallop themed Family Fun Day. A large and impressive static display of many types of model aircraft from FPV Drone Racer through Helicopters, Free Flight, Sport/Scale/Sailplane models, Turbine models to impressive 33% International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) & 33% Scale Tiger Moth aircraft.

The static display was supported by 3.5 hours of flying demonstrations in near ideal weather conditions apart from the very early part of the display when the 700-800ft cloudbase, formed after the fog had burnt off, limited the vertical manoeuvres possible. 

The cloud quickly dissipated into a very warm and sunny day with many attendees saying they ended up a bit red by the end of the day (note for next year, make sure more sunscreen cream is available).

 

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