The weekend of May 13th and 14th saw the second round of this years IMAC competition held at Wimborne MAC's Cashmoor field. Three Wimborne members entered this year, Jon Tappin, Phil Mitchell and Steve Morris. The weather was much more favourable than lasts year's near washout on the Saturday requiring all rounds to be completed on the Sunday. So, this year with far better conditions albiet with a fair breeze and gusts off centre line of field at about 30 degrees (SouWesterly)
Results for Wimborne members were: Jon Tappin (Unlimited) 2nd place. Phil Mitchell (Unlimited) 3rd place. Jon says that he knew it was going to be close call with fellow competitor Tom David who gained Ist place by a fraction. Steve competed again in the Sportsman catgeory but unfortunately having two "misses" placed him at 6th in that category. Just one of those days Steve!
Filmed at Bygone Days 2015. Bygone Days has been held for 25 years with proceeds going to local charities. Model aircraft displays are also put on by WimborneMAC and Salisbury MFC. The event is held where once RAF Ibsley was located during WWII. Full size aircraft also make a visit at this event including Spitfires, Harvards, Sopwith Camels, Swip Duo Team.
Lauren Richardson became British female aerobatic champion for 2012. The following year she gained her authorisation to fly displays.
Bygone Days is no longer held as of 2015 but held in memories for many of the thousands of visitors who enjoyed the weekends.
Wimborne model Aero club hosts annual IMAC competition. Highlights of the IMAC Competition hosted by Wimborne MAC at Cashmoor, Dorset, England over the weekend of the 21st & 22nd May 2016.
Saturday became a washout due to heavy and continuous rain. Rounds were mostly accomplished on the Sunday, fairly warm and reasonable skies but with a few sudden showers. Five competitors were from WMAC members.
From plans WimborneMAC club member Mike Seale scratch built this 70's classic pattern plane in very short time. Electric powered with SK3 motor, Jetcraft electric retracts. Maidened on the 27th February 2016 at our Cashmoor field. Not ideal conditions, grey skies, 6 degrees C and a biting 15mph wind it felt like 1C. However, Mike was unperturbed and and after a warm up flight with his previously built Angel pattern gave the Atlas it's first flight. Getting the feel of it first!
A short while later Chris Wild was so impressed he beavered away in his workshop and built one himself. Flies equally well too.