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  • Activities

    Wimborne Model Aero Club holds many activities and events through out the year at our Cashmoor flying site and also our monthly Club Nights.  These events and activities are notified by Newsletter to club members or are posted on the Discussion Board in the relevant forums.

    Events and competitions at Cashmoor throughout the Spring Summer seasons cover all types of fixed wing flight.

    Social Club Events.  We also hold events not necessarily connected to RC flying.  Guest speakers from specialist areas of the aircraft industry, restaurant nights, Skittles evenings and RC flight simulator evenings.  the latter normally on Club nights.

    Charitable Events.  Several times a year we support local charities and school fairs free of charge as an aid to the local Community by putting on Static Displays of models, construction techniques and a RC Flight Simulator.  The Flight Sim gives the event's visitors the chance to fly an RC model on a large screen TV, the latter very popular with children and adults alike.  This also helps promote RC flight in general as a pastime and sport and to encourage the younger generation to get involved thus enabling the hobby to continue into the future.

     

     

  • FlyFly Fox 3mtr

    flyfly fox

    Updated:05/09/2017

    Purchased from Gliders UK some time ago this 3 metre span sail plane had been unboxed and the bits standing in the back of the garage.  The early 2015 weather being rather inclement at present I decided that I would make some more effort to get this glider put together.  Previously I had fixed the stabiliser and rudder fitted their servos and connectors and installed servos in the wings.  Although designated ARF this model is far from that!

    You can either motorise it or make it slope only.  The white fuselage is really smooth grp and the wings are traditional balsa / ply, white film covered and the wings do pass the "squeeze" test well.  The squeeze test using thumb and forefinger tells you if it has plenty of ribs to support the balsa sheeting.  The hardware comes in various bags unmarked and the manual is non existent.  Just a parts list on a exploded plan.  Not a big issue if you have built scratch models before or had some experience of numerous ARFs.

     

  • Phase 5 by Chris Foss

    Phase 5 Maiden Flight

    After many years of procrastinating I'm finally building a Phase 5. Designed in 1978 this model is often considered to be Chris Foss's (CF) best slope model. It was never available as a kit so the only way to get one is to build it yourself. CF is still selling the plans if you fancy one.

    The Phase 5 plan calls for a built up wing but I'm deviating from the plan and making one from foam with a balsa skin. A snow day today meant I could make a start. CF does not specify what sections are used for the root or the tip so a bit of guesswork and internet trawling resulted in the semi-symmetrical E374 for the root, modified a little to make it thinner. The tip is fully symmetrical and is between NACA 0010 and 0011. It's actually 10.67% thick so maybe it's NACA 0010.67?

     

  • Slope Soaring January 2019

    Orcrist Launch

    Unusually for this time of year the temperature was quite mild at 10 degrees C.  Wind was forecast as 18 mph to 35 mph WNW so a few of us grabbed the chance for a bit of slope soaring with flying wings and gliders.  The wind  was really winding up around midday so when Mike chose to fly he used his scratch built Phase 5 a Chris Foss design from quite a few years ago. The Phase 5 has fully symmetrical wing profiles so is quite happy with wild winds.  An hour or so later the wind started to ease off so then Mike chose to fly his Orcrist, The Orcrist design is heavily influenced by the French 'Excalibur' design but uses a traditional wooden fuselage and foam wings. .Scratch built although this was in reality a re-maiden as earlier in the week it was involved in a collision with a Wild Thing. However, all repaired and now to find out if it still flies well. It does!