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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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Southern BMFA Scale Flying 2017

Tiger Moth 25 % Flown by Richard Bristow

The Wimborne MAC on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA held a ‘flying only’ Scale Competition on Sunday 24th September 2017. With attendance at scale competitions across the country declining, it was felt that a low key competition in the Southern Area would be a good way to give the average club flyer an opportunity to experience some competitive flying, which would be fun and offer them an opportunity to focus their flying in a scale manner. Who knows, it may even encourage them to have a go at other competitions, or the Nationals.

 

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FM Magazine Sept Issue

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Latest issue of Flying Matters magazine for September. 2017.  Read latest stories from Scale Day, the Slim Gregory Memorial Fun Day, a review of the latest Durafly Racer "EFXtra" plus Can Dolphins fly? Yes with a bit of help from a motor!   Fun Fly Competition results. A few surprises there too! What?

Download Flying Matters Issue Sept 2017  Publically distributable version