Tuesday, 8 December 2015


 Sunday the 6th of December Xmas day, conditions cooler than forecasted but nobody was complaining about that, winds were up  but smooth and those who brought something all flew. Lunch supplied, we all fed our faces and enjoyed a relaxing socializing day.........
 A happy little boy, as these two unwanted air craft were gifted to him over the past week, the BAE Hawk might be a way off though as even myself had trouble getting this one stable in the air, a trimming nightmare. be easier next time..........

                      Below is Mikes Ultimate bipe..........

Martin T  has a new  trainer and yes that is a OS 46 glow engine up front. Martin is enjoying the new experience and learning of gas powered aircraft, especially being able to fly in more windier conditions..........

Below are David and Alex's aircraft of choice for the day.......


Wednesday, 2 December 2015


A trip to Hamilton for there annual fun fly and swap meet for David, Alex and Fred Chigwidden, weather was great , low 20's and light winds made for some good flying. Great to catch up with friends that we haven't seen since last year. The event was well supported with lots of planes and pilots, something the Hamilton club was most appreciative of as other events had reported poor attendances. For myself it is the pick of the bunch as it is a great weekend, most inviting and friendly atmosphere, pre xmas get together.

Above Trogans of all sizes and left/ below a very nice Gilmore racer, Evolution 9 cylinder radial up front, flew and sounded nice ..

 110 inch P47 Thunderbolt razor back, Composite ARF of excellent quality, 250 Moki radial [$5000] up front.
That scale prop hub is adjustable and you can vary the pitch on blades, cost $900, cockpit was reported as being the same. As you might guess model wasn't cheap either,$6000 plus $3500 for retracts, wheels and air kit, this one all up ready to fly will set you back $20000 +

 Right are some models from the SA crew and below some general shots of the event

 Nice sized and looking Tigermoth and large jet displayed on Sunday, but didn't fly...

Above some more nice models and right team Chiggy, another successful event, with myself taken out overall fun flyer of the event and dad with best scale model with the Gannett. All in all a top, relaxing, friendly weekend, that I will be attending again..............

Swamps Sundays Sept/Oct/Nov

Since our A.GM mid Sept the weather has been perfect, with all but one Sunday afternoon being a bit windy, suitable for flying. Reports say that not just Sundays got a work out as well, with Saturdays and week days getting there share as well. Following are some of the aircraft that have taken to the sky in the past months

Some of the regular aircraft flown by David and Alex C, below, Alex now trying his hands at some aleron flying and progressing well with the Sky Raider trainer

Fred C has been given both the Gladiator, right and the glow powered Rainbow, above, regular Sunday fly

 Bob H now boasts several electric helicopters and fly's them regular on a Sunday morning

Bob H all packed away for the trip home

Above and below are regulars of Mike S

 Martin T and Joe T [uncle], right Joe's very nicely finished models, looked better than factory and below Martins powered glider.

 John turned up with this very nice Tiger moth on 22 Nov, looked good and flew well.