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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.

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  • Airworld Hawk T1 1/4 scale

    hawk t1

    A New Hawk T1 arrives at Cashmoor for a maiden flight on Saturday the 23rd February.  Dave Bright moves up from his slightly smaller version we have seen numerous times at the field to his 1/4 scale version by Airworld.

    Jetsmunt M200XBL (45lbs thrust) turbine.  2.34m span. 2.81m length. Powerbox Mercury, 12 JR Servos, Bound to his JR 12X radio. The maiden day was not an ideal day with a small amount of hazy sunshine but mainly grey skies and a light southerly crosswind

     More still images can be seen here in Dave's Gallery.

     

     

  • Bae Hawk - Maiden

    Bae Hawk

    Edited down version of Dave Bright's first flight of his Bae Hawk on the 26 November 2016. It was extremely cold and overcast skies.  Not the best of days for first flights or maidens.  Earlier Jon Tappin took the sticks for it's maiden flight whilst the few members who braved out the chill watched, some with camera ready.

     

  • BVM BobCat

    bvm bobcat

    New member Phil Mackie of Wimborne MAC flew his BVM BobCat at our Cashmoor field for the first time on the 18th January 2020.  Although quite cold there was a great blue sky with high light cloud to fly across. He had an excellent flight and made an excellent landing after a trial landing approach.

    Turbine Power is a JetCat 160. Goes like a scalded cat!  At cruise power the engine is very quiet and the plane flies very stable.

     

  • BVM Electra

    BVM electra

    From the BVM stables of turbine jets comes an electric composite fast jet in kit form or ARF.  On the 30th August on an excellent day weatherwise, John brought up the field his new BVM electra fast jet.  We were surprised as John has become a bit of turbine fanatic in the last few years. John handed over the maiden flight to Jon who gave it a test flight.  Fairly quiet as EDF's go but open up the throttle and it moves very quick.  Gives camera men a difficult time keeping it in focus and view.

     

  • Carf Ultra Flash

    Ultra Flash

    A very sleek low profile fast jet, the Carf Ultra Flash.  This jet covers a lot of sky very quickly and makes for impressive viewing.  Here on the 30th August 2018 Jon runs up the Ultra Flash for two flights over the day.  During a break he took on the sticks of another jet for it's first flight, a F15.  The Ultra flash is acomposite airframe, air retracts and powered by a Jet Munts 140 turbine.

     

  • Carf Ultra Flash Repaint

    Completed Airframe

    I first bought the model 2nd hand back in March 2018, it had been repaired following a heavy landing and although had been structurally repaired well, the paint was far from perfect and some small cracks had been covered with stickers. In addition I wasn’t that keen on the pink colour scheme (I have always been adamant it was purple, but now it has been repainted I’m prepared to admit it was pink!) so I had always had it in the back of my mind to repaint it one day.

    Later on in October of the same year, I managed to damage it myself over running the landing into our then brand new earth bank! Although I repainted it and was very happy with it, over time it became apparent that the aerosol lacquer coat I had used had not hardened properly, so it gradually started to deteriorate. 

    So when our first lockdown came along being unable to fly, it seemed the ideal time to bite the bullet and start stripping the paint. In hindsight had I known then how much effort and how many hours it would take me to do it, I might not have bothered, but once I had started there was no going back! It took me approximately 2 months on and off to get it done, I tried several methods of doing it, solvents had only limited effect but still made a huge mess, in the end I did it by roughing it up with coarse sandpaper then scraping off with a sharp blade and finally wet and dry to finish.

     

     

  • EDF & Jet Day + Open Scale Fly-In

    military jet

    Wimborne MAC's annual EDF & Jet plus the previously cancelled Opn Scale Day.  Dry this time round although the wind was challenging at around 14mph but at least was blowing down the strip from the west.  Lot's of different models to view and many pilots opted to fly.  Lot's of banter and  laughs thoughout the day.

    Thanks go to David as Master of Ceremonies, Stuart for presenting the awards, Colin for assisting with pilot logging and issuing voting slips after the pilots first flight. Only pliots who opted to fly were able to vote on the various categories covering scale, flying and best overall.

     

  • EDF and Jet Day

    Hunter

    WimborneMAC’s annual EDF & Jet day took place on Sunday 2nd October. It promised to be an excellent day with fine weather and light winds. I arrived at 0820 hrs to put up the safety fence, I had already mown the airstrip in advance on the previous Wednesday. David Tappin, event director arrived a few minutes later and got tables and equipment ready.

    By 9 am members were starting to arrive and getting set up with their models. Those without any form of jet would also get some flying time in although jets and EDF’s get priority. Surprisingly for the the first time ever I can recall, the turbines five of which flew many times plus 3 others which only didn't feature in the following competition results because they didn't fly, outnumbered the EDFs

     

  • Jet Day 2017

    L39 Albatros

    The annual Jet Day earlier was postponed due to poor weather conditions and was given the new date of September 23rd.  Generally a bright blue sky but with a "breezy" crosswind howling in from the SSW.  However, this time we were not to be beaten and all pilots got at least two flights in.  Due to crosswind though some members decided to stay away so numbers were down a little.  We had a few edf foamies of which only five flew, the classic F86 of Dave R burned out it's speed controller again, but we had the sight of two Me 163 Komets flying in formation - sort of!

    Jets actually flown were two turbine sport jet models plus a Bae Hawk, De Havilland Venom, F9F Panther and Jiri's new L39 Albatros.

     

  • L39 Albatross

    l39-1

    L39 Albatros from Fey Bao 1:5 scale,  beautifully painted and weathered from the factory,  custom number 79 as the owner's birth year :-)  He has done modifications to gear doors so they close after gear down for the super scale look.  JR servos all round,  Jeti Radio System with dual receivers redundancy,  speed, fuel, pressure , voltage and mAh Jeti  sensors for real time telemetry in flight,  Power Box smoke system,  Jeti 5400mAh batteries running all servos,  Jet Tronics valves on gear , doors , front battery hatch, air brakes and wheel brakes,  Jet Tronics sequencer and don't forget the Mighty Evo Jet 180 Jet engine, FTC bubble trap,  Festo fittings all round and Uni Lights pro lighting system that gives the model outstanding scale presence.  This baby took him a little over a year to put together and he did take his time to make sure everything is perfect. 

     

  • PC21 50e Vario Prop

    pc21

    This is an assembly and customisation article of this popular and sleek military trainer from Sebart.  The model comes in three variations of colours.  The model featured is the third generation, version 3 which has all metal retracts.  The earlier versions were plastic and caused many pilots grief, modifications were mad eon theMKII but many swapped out their retracts for E-flite trike sets with anti-jam feature adding around £120 to the cost of the model. Sebart's third genration has all metal retractsand uses a sequencer circuit to operate the gear. On the sequencer there are two spare pins which  can be used for other items that need to be switched when the gear is triggered. Landing lights?

     However, in this article I am upping the scale looks with a super looking prop just like it's full size counterpart and some customisation.  Some info on the real beast first.

     

  • Scale Day 2 of 2016

    P47 SNAFU

    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.

     

  • T33 "Shooting Star"

    T33 in flight at Cashmoor

    Jon bought the airframe 2nd hand, it had previously been registered through the LMA scheme at 21.5kg, but he wanted to try to get it under 20kg as lighter always flies better and it avoided the complication of going through the LMA inspection scheme. A friend who also has one, suggested Jon does a mod to move the engine forward from it’s standard position behind the centre of gravity, to in line with it, moving it forward around 300mm.

    This turned out to be a lot of work, but resulted in removing over 500g of lead from the nose to get it balanced. Final finished weight was now 19.8kg. Following the test flights on the 31st August in the film Jon decided to add another 100g of lead as it was a little too tail heavy, so the model is now at 19.9kg.

     

  • Yak 130

    Yak130

    Jet Legend 1/4 scale Yak 130, controlled by Jeti Centralbox400, JR servos, twin JetCat 180, LMA ( Large Model Association ) cleared. Weight 24kg dry. Jiri bought this popular aircraft second hand from another local modeller. It has had a number of great flights in the latter part of this year, 2020.

    This flight was filmed in September 2020.  Jiri has, as with all his jets past and present he takes his time with final set ups and configuration.