Update 12th August 8am - all 3 events now have enough entrants to justify running them, although more people will be very welcome!
So, the events are:
- Around midday - Scanner and Tiger racing - standard planes, motors up to 46, APC 11x6 props, and the club supplies 10% nitro fuel for all participants
- Around 1pm - electric fun fly - any electric aircraft can be used - elements are at Dave Pound's discretion, but typically involve things like climb and glide, limbo, spot landing, loops/rolls, balloon bursting etc
- Open electric pylon - no aircraft restrictions - so some will be limping around and some might be doing 200km/hr and almost invisible most of the time
- Fun electric pylon for home designed and built planes no wider than a sheet of balsa and using a 2200 3 cell battery (this one isn't part of the club championship)
The field will need to be CLOSED to sport flying whilst the events are taking place - so probably from aorund midday until 3pm.
Kelvin's new aerobatic ship passed the testing programme and completed 4 very smooth flights on Saturday 30th July - each getting better as Kelvin started to setup the control movements to suit his flying style.
As most of you will know, WRCS supported the recent Wenona Transport Showcase Event, with David Bolstad, Richard Owens and David Menzies displaying a range of aircraft, talking to students and running a flight simulator for students to try out their flying skills. The following thank-you has been received from Andy Draper - the Director of the programme:
Photos from our recent Biplane Day have been uploaded into the Gallery. If you want to know more have a look at Mike Minty's article below.
Biplane Day2nd July 2016
Well what do you expect in mid-winter ……. it was bloody cold at 9.00am that Sunday morning as the crowd gathered for the Annual Biplane event, and it was a gathering! By ten o’clock there were 14 planes from a tiny foamie to Doug’s big Tiger moth waiting to fly (best turn out for some years) but sadly they had to wait – it was windy! For a number of pilots it was too windy and they were not prepared to risk their valuable wings.