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Filmed during Scale Day 2016 - 

Video of a large scale Panther F9F scratch built turbine model by member Pete Chilver. Piloted by our esteemed test pilot Jon Tappin and then the second flight by Pete himself.

Now it's flying good (except for the nose gear failing to come down) Pete will now concentrate on finishing another scratch built war bird - The Hawker Hunter.


Wimborne MAC Scale Day 2016. Re-maiden flight of John Ireland's Hawker Hunter. Previously it had an issue with landing gear collapse but now sorted. It flew magnificently and is quite fast with ample power. Fuel load is 4 litres which gives good flight times. Flaps definitely needed and used as you will see in the movie.

Port main gear got stuck when retracting, so making some tight turns to see if the "G" would help it up but came down and locked on landing, so that was good.

Piloted initially by the club's test pilot Jon Tappin and then by John himself. Smiles all around.

hawker hunter

Annual Scale Day 2  was held in September 2016. A fine warm day and a good turn out on the Sunday.  All types of models were present, warbirds, aerobatic, turbine  powered jets, electric ducted fan (EDF) and scale civilian models too.


Jay's F5e comp semi scale sport jet, US Navy livery.  Not an ideal day in late November.  Light breeze down the field but grey skies and very cold.  But any dry day without a hurricane blowing will do for a few flights.