Wessex AML Results 2016

600 res winner

Low-Cost 600RES Competition.  Sunday 18th September. The final round of the 2016 season was held in superb thermal gliding conditions at Cashmoor, the Wimborne MAC flying site. After the pilots’ briefing the event got under way with eleven pilots taking part. The event consisted of five rounds with pilots flying against each other once in the Round Robin format.

All pilots elected to have some test flights and when Round 1 got under way expectations were high. The landing patch at Cashmoor is enormous and only one pilot landed out all day and then by only a matter of a few feet. Andrew Fellows and Jeff fellows started as they meant to continue with convincing wins. However, Bob Corfield easily outflew James Parry, Mike Sims and Chris Hague only to miss the landing patch by a small margin and score a resounding zero! Apparently, Bob’s newly fitted and untried spoiler was very efficient, hence the landing falling short of the runway. Bob did not make the same mistake twice!


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Scale Day 2 of 2016


Scale Day 2 was blessed with a bright sunny September Sunday after the washout of previous Saturday. Quite a reasonable turnout although more pilots were expected. Numbers may have been down due to holidays. We had members from Salisbury MFC and Wincanton too. Unfortunately, due to a lack of a tug after an issue on Slim Gregory Day we did not have any scale glider models arrive on site. However, a number of members just came to watch the flying and picnic including friendly banter. There were also a couple of visitors and families who seeing the road signs came up to watch too.

With quite a wide range of models flying there was eyecandy for everyone. From WW1 biplanes, British and German to WWII fighters, the venerable Spitfire and the P47 Jug (on it's maiden flight) to Korean and Cold War jets.


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Slim Gregory Fun Day

Slim Gregory fun day

2016 - The annual Slim Gregory Fun Day was a great success!  Weather behaved and many took the opportunity to come and fly, chat with old friends.  Great stuff!  David Tappin was the event organiser and he wrote the following article.

Cashmoor was in peak condition, the weather was excellent, there were well over 80 attendees, expert cooking was provided by Graham Tarrant’s parents, and some excellent flying took place. What more could we have asked?

Thanks to the efforts of around seven of our most club minded members, track clearance and site preparation during the lead-up had the field looking its best and the landing area, now officially christened “Frank’s Runway” was closely mown and used for every take-off (and most landings!).


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600RES Summary - 2015

happy 600res pilots line-up

Once again we were able to fly five rounds during the season of this now well established electric thermal competition. Besides flying at Cashmoor we were fortunate to be able to hold rounds at three other local club flying sites, Salisbury MFC, Tarrant Hinton and Marlborough MFC. Throughout the season a total of 16 pilots entered the Round Robin series, seven of whom were WMAC members. The contest consists of one flight against each entrant throughout the day and the number of individual wins determines the winner on the day.

Five rounds were held with the best four scores counting towards the overall placings. The flying order and scoring system are computer generated, thanks to Rick Churchill, a whizz kid with Microsoft Excell spreadsheets. This, together with a 12v 240v inverter and printer keeps track of the round robin scoring and produces a print out at the beginning of the competition for every flight of every round. It was universally approved by everyone and was instrumental in the smooth running of the competition, thanks Rick.


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