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  • Aero L39 Albatross

    L39

     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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.