FM Magazine Sept Issue

FM mag

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?

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Southern Area BMFA Scale Flying Competition

Southern Area BMFA Flying Only Scale Competition  Cashmoor, Dorset 24th September 2017

 The Wimborne Model Aero Club are kindly hosting on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA a 'Flying Only' Scale Competition on 24th September 2017 on their site at Cashmoor, Dorset.

The competition will be relatively low key to give the average club scale flyer an opportunity to experience flying a scale model in a realistic way and to compete for trophies that it is hoped will be awarded on an annual basis.


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Wessex AML - 600RES Round 1

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The first round of the Wessex Round Robin Low-Cost 600RES electric thermal gliding competition took place on the 21st May at Cashmoor with kind permission of the Wimborne MAC. There was a good entry, good flying conditions and some close competition. Height limiters were used today, set at 200m and 30 seconds.  There was a good entry of ten competitors all of whom had arrived with great enthusiasm for the new season. The event consisted of five rounds, resulting in a total of nineteen slots. Not counting any fly-offs at the end of the day for pilots with equal scores, each pilot flies five times in this Round Robin competition. The slots are so designed that each pilot will fly once against every other pilot in the competition.


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Balsa Brain Quiz Results

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On the 25th November the annual Southern Area BMFA Balsa Brain Quiz was held and for the first time Wimborne MAC entered a team, the Wimborne Wonders, consisting of David Tappin and Peter Willis. The Balsa Brain quiz evening trophy is now 34 years old, and this event continues to draw support from many local clubs.

The venue used was the Hamble Social Club, which is also the home of the Firebirds MAC (A club co-founded by Peter Willis and Pat Parson back in the 1970s). This venue has been used for several years now by the Southern Area BMFA and always provides good hospitality, excellent food and great facilities to ensure that the evening is a success.


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