This is the follow on story of the sound module project for the Hangar 9 Twin Otter and later on the slightly smaller Nexa Canadian Rescue Twin Otter although it would be quite usable for any twin turbo propped aircraft. To enhance the sound I am using cardboard tubing. The tube is 50mm in diameter and has a wall thickness of 2mm This will not only enhance the lower frequencies but amplify the sound a little bit more.
With the weather being rather unsettled for RC flying I decided on an indoor job to keep me occupied. A little test project using a "Mr RC world" module to simulate the start up sound of the Twin Otter's, twin turbo prop engines. The two Twin Otter models I have are electric powered and are the Hangar 9 and the Nexa, the latter slightly smaller. Electric reliable power but virtually silent and I miss the sound of engines.
Snapped on the fly with a smart phone at our field on the 7th October 2023. Only 6 pilots for this session. It was just a well because since that day flying has been greatly reduced to continuous high winds, rain and combinations of both. We accept this is England but this year Autumn has been less favourable than previous years.
Oddly there were no collisions and all jets returned safely to the airstrip!
This year, 2023 is the 50th Anniversary of the Club. With this in mind and with help from some members with photo archives a video photo album has been created to look back at past and present members. Some images are from scans of old photos and later much better quality from digital images. Images captured from poses, presentations and those instant shots with click of a shutter.
Contributors are listed at the end of the video and were gratefully accepted.
Highlights of the Wimborne Model Aero Club's jet turbine and EDF Jet Day and Camping Weekend held on the 16th & 17 th September. Skies overcast early in the day with some intermittent light rain and breezy conditions but the event continued. As the day progressed the weather improved and a good day was had by those pilots who turned up and flew. Although there were a couple of unfortunate landings but no serious damage to landing gear.
Four awards were given out for Best Turbine Flight, Best Turbine on Show, Best EDF Flight and Best EDF model on Show. Some stayed on for the evening entertainment. Although Sunday was forecast for high winds and torrential rain.