Thursday, 30 June 2016

OK. It's coming up to that time of year again. The Annual Ringmaster Flyathon.

About a week to go...........
Note the 5 lap rule mentioned above.


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Knox MAC All Australian Day

John Lamont sent in these photos of the recent Knox MAC All Australian Day


Central Aircraft Cyclone, HH Demon, HH Frisky

Dave Lacey's Venus after wing folded in flight.

David Nobes All Australain Mk.I

Ken Taylor's All Australian Mk.II

All Australian line-up.

Peter Koch's Aeroflyte collection is still growing.

Three HH Super Skylarks.

More details of the day will be in the next Australian Model News Newsletter.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Sig Twister

Bob McKenzie sent in these photos of his new Sig Twister built from plans. He added a few personal touches such as the clear canopy and different tail fin outline. Test flown yesterday,  the Merco engine would not come on song so aerobatics were out of the question but Bob says it handles beautifully.  He can't wait to wring it out.






Thursday, 12 November 2015

Aeromodeller Annuals

The following Aeromodeller Annuals have been uploaded to the

AMA50, AMA52, AMA53, AMA54, AMA55, AMA56-57,
AMA57-58, AMA58-59, AMA63-64, AMA65-66.

More will be uploaded before Christmas 2015.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

2015 Ringmaster Flyathon


OK, guys. It's getting close to that time of the year again. John Cralley sent me this reminder.
Let's make an extra effort this year. You still have a month or more to build a Ringmaster if you do not already have one.

Not wanting to be left out, Bob McKenzie sent in these photos of his new Jamison Special.
Flys nice once the initial C of G problems were sorted out. Power is by a Sabre .29 with 10 X 6 prop.




An extra feature was the adjustable leadouts not present on the original.

Sabre .29 with home made muffler.








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It's been very quiet on the Control Line front down here in Tasmania for a while. Owen Cameron and Jason George braved the chilly weather last Saturday. Owen reports.......

Only me and Jason were keen enough for a fly on Sat. No wind for around 2 hours then it blew up.
We dusted off some of the old regulars, Miss BJ75, The old black widow maker (not quite dusted off) and Jase used his Gold Peacemaker, his Armageddon screamer and his Gemini wing that was taken home in two pieces.
Was generally good first flights were a bit rusty.  I took my Ramrod and Slob but didn’t get to fly them due to the Tassie weather packing up.









Monday, 6 July 2015

New Recruit



Townsville Full Circle Flyers have another flyer to add to their ranks.
Geoff O'Brien has returned to C/L flying after a long break. 


Alan Beggs assisting Geoff on his first flight.

Oops! Dizziness is a bugger!!
The model is from the AIRBORNE  Magazine
Plan Service. Sorry, don't know it's name.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Not a Nobler

Bob Mc Kenzie of Townsville  has just finished the 3rd rebuild of his Nobler. (It's had a hard life!) The only original part is the wing. The fuselage is now a bit of a hybrid and no longer resembles a Nobler hence the name "Wazzsa Nobler".  Test flight details will be posted later.

.....Bob has since flown the model several times and he tells me it is the best "Nobler" that he has flown. 







Alan Beggs has been busy also with his Bill Evans (Aristocrat Models) Thunderbug, 1950's vintage.













Sunday, 12 April 2015

Otto and Box Car Chief test flights

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Test flight of my Otto The Gyro. Powered by an ASP .25 
it flys nice. You can see it climbs into the wind each lap.
It was a little windy on the day. Phone video.

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Test flight of my Box Car Chief. Another nice flyer.
Powered by an OS .29 Mk III. Phone video.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Flying at George Town



It's been a while since our last control line outing so it was good to get back in the air again at George Town. Owen, Lyal, Jason and myself had some good flights - a little carnage with Lyal losing sight of  his model against the sun and Jason having trouble with his Armageddon flying wing coming in on the lines on takeoff.  I broke a prop after trying to glide my Ringmaster too far on landing.

A small price to pay for a good day out. And to finish the day, Owen and Lyal tried a bit of combat using their corflute own design flying wings.

Jason readies his Brodak Super Clown.  A nice performer.


Lyal fuelling up for a bit of combat. The wreckage of his
earlier mishap in the foreground.

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Indoor Talisman

Owen Cameron sent in these pics of his own designed Talsiman Indoor electric model. Wingspan 24 inches.


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Ornithopter

The weather has been bad lately so I thought I'd try something different. It's a FREE BIRD II ornithopter. Flys OK in the lounge room but the space is too restricted. I gave it a few flights outdoors at 6:00am one morning before the wind got up. Only used 40 to 50 turns and got about 10 seconds flight time. Weight is 0.2 ounce. The covering is Solarfilm LITESPAN.






Had a quiet Christmas Day today so I built this before lunch. Tried it in the lounge room. Wow! It flys FAST.  It's a MINI GYMELLO RP. I got the plan from Hip Pocket Aeronautics. Weighs 0.8 ounce. I used a Hobby King prop assembly and Undercarriage  that I had on hand so that made construction easier. Litespan covering.




Friday, 5 December 2014

Box Car Chief

Just completed my Box Car Chief.  Weight is 2lb 2.1oz.  OS MAX III .29 



Oops! I forgot the pin striping on the starboard tailplane.
                                                   

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cheshire Cat

This one from Owen Cameron. 
Let's see the completed model when it's finished, Owen.



Hi John
Just when you thought nothing was happening! My youngest son Damien came to me wanting to gain his modelling badge for scouts, so away we go again and he has started to produce a Cheshire Cat. (That's a cheshire kitten that's grown up). Its 26.5" span and will be powered by an OS10 FSR.




The completed model, weighing 13.5 ozs.  Nice job.


Friday, 7 November 2014

Flying Tiger

Not to be left out, Bob McKenzie sent in these photos of his recently rebuilt Flying Tiger. The wing is from the original. Bob modified the fuselage from it's original shape as shown in pic.3.


A shot of Bob's original Flying Tiger.