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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.

     

     

  • 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.