News

Jack Bishop memorial fly-in

Saturday was the Jack Bishop memorial fly-in and the weather turned out much better than forecast. A good turn-out from the club and it was lovely to see the the Bishop family in attendance and all the aircraft crafted by him. A great day to remember all he did for so many people.

Privacy Notice

On May 25th 2018 a new European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes in to force.

Although we do not use your data for any other purpose than managing your club and BMFA membership, in order to comply with this regulation we have had to draw-up a new Privacy Notice in which we describe what personal data we hold, how we hold it and why we hold it.

The Privacy Notice has now been added to the website.

Concours d’Elegance competition 2018

Tuesday evening was the Concours d’Elegance competition with an excellent showing of 8 models ranging from ARTFs to kit and plan/kit builds, so many thanks to those members who took the time and effort to bring along their models to the competition. Members turn-out on the evening  to view and help judge the competition was disappointingly low however those of us who were there enjoyed the models on display and the various discussions about them. Congratulations to Trevor Blake with his Traplet plan/kit build ‘Goldie’ who was the comprehensive winner scoring more than double the votes of the second place model. Photographs of all the models entered can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

Use of failsafe on R/C systems.

You need to be aware that it is mandatory to set the failsafe if it is fitted to your radio system, That means all 2.4Ghz radios and any 35Mhz systems using a PCM Rx. The minimum setting required is that the control surfaces hold their last position and the throttle is closed to at least idle. Those of you preparing to take the ‘A’ achievement test will be asked to demonstrate the operation of the failsafe as part of your pre-flight checks. Further to that you should test your failsafe on a regular basis and certainly following any program changes to your models. To demonstrate the operation of the failsafe the model must be restrained, the motor/engine RPM set above idle (but not necessarily full throttle) then the TX is turned off, at which point the motor/engine should go to idle.