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CADMAC NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2011

 

Chairman’s brief –

Welcome to another British winter! Let’s trust the weather warms up soon so we can enjoy a glorious flying season.
The General Meeting in December was concluded with some changes to the Club. A brief outline follows for those who couldn’t make the meeting:-
Membership fees this year are £93. Please don’t attempt to fly until paid, as insurance will be invalid.
All new members will now receive a one page bulletin entitled “Cadmac’s Guide to Safety at Wolston Flying Field”. If anyone would like a copy of this please ask Membership Secretary or Chairman.
New members, whether holding an ‘A’ test or not, will be encouraged to have a “familiarisation” flight to help them understand the basic safety guidelines at Wolston. This is not to be a test, but a certain level of safety will be expected and friendly advice will be given if required.
The gate padlock combination will be changed at the end of February. Paid up members will be advised.
There are to be some small changes to the Club’s rules which will be announced very soon.

Let all your takeoffs be peaceful and your landings in one piece.
Glenn Henbury (Chairman) Tel. 07758 741 725

Future Meetings and Events (Guest speakers arranged by Stan Turner)
Feel free to fly electric models on the cricket pitch before Club meetings start.

DATE
Monday Jan 3rd

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Friday Jan 7th

Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA. From 1900-2100 hrs.

Monday Jan 17th

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Friday Feb 4th

Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre

Monday Feb 7th

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45 plus Bob Moseley of Fine Flight.com buy or take a look at his range of electric flight, motors, lipos, servos etc.

Monday Feb 21st

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45 plus Bring and Buy. Old models, equipment, engines, in fact anything model related you wish to buy or sell.

Friday March 4th

Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre

Monday March 7th

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45 plus Darren Goole of Horizon Hobbies. Top show pilot promoting latest models and equipment from this prolific Distributor.

Monday March 21st

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45 plus Concourse d’Elegance. Whatever you have been building over the winter please bring it along for all to see, whether it be ARTF, kit or scratch built. Not to be taken too seriously, but there is a fiver for the best overall creation.

Friday April 1st

Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre

Monday April 4th

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45 plus John & James Poll of Modelpower. A chance to buy the latest low self discharge Rx/TX batteries, chargers and accessories.

Monday April 18th

Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Membership Secretary Paul Coppard Tel 024 76503318 email coppards@talktalk.net
Club Secretary Graham Stanley, Tel 024 7767 9902 email graham@activity-toys.com

 

CADMAC NEWSLETTER APRIL 2011

Spring is underway with some good weather so far. The patch has been rolled and cut so get out there and fly!
Please note that the gate combination was changed at the beginning of March. The new number should be on your BMFA insurance form from Paul Coppard.
As agreed at the 2010 AGM all new members will now receive a one page outline of “Cadmac’s Guide to Safety”, a copy of which is included with this so we can all be familiar with current practice!
I look forward to seeing you at the EGM in May and of course throughout the summer.

Future Meetings and Events. Feel free to fly electric models on the cricket pitch before Club meetings start.

DATE
Monday May 2nd EGM at cricket pavilion 20.00 hrs promt. To vote on proposals for the position of Club Treasurer and that the Club’s account be moved from the Halifax to Lloyds.

Friday May 6th Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA. From 1900-2100 hrs.

Sat/Sun May 7th to 8th Long Marston Air Show. A great day out with flying and trade stands. 3 miles south of Stratford upon Avon.

Monday May 16th Scale Evening. The first outdoor event of the year, so let’s make it busy and see all those electric or ic. scale models strutting their stuff! No fun fly or 3D please. Start at 18.00 hrs.

Sunday May 29th Combat Competition. A little mayhem never hurt anyone who wants to cut the streamers of other aircraft. There are some rules in the interests of safety, but don’t spend too much time making your model look pretty! Start at 14.00 hrs.

Friday June 3rd Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre.

Monday June 6th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Sunday June 12th Helicopter Competition. Similar format to last year to win trophy. Start at 11.00 hrs.

Sat/Sun June 18th to 19th Weston Park. A great day out with flying and trade stands.

Monday June 20th Vintage Evening. Anything designed before 1950 welcome. Start at 18.00 hrs.

Sat/Sun June 25th to 26th Wing and Wheels Air Show. A great day out with flying and trade stands.

Friday July 1st Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre.

Sunday July 3rd Scale Competition. Points for static and flying to win the trophy. Start at 14.00 hrs.

Monday July 4th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Sat/Sun July 16th to 17th Cosford Air Show. A great day out with flying and trade stands.

Monday July 18th Electric Evening. Any aircraft as long as it’s electric powered! Start at 18.00 hrs.

Paul Coppard (Membership Secretary) Tel. 02476 503318 email- coppards@talktalk.net
Graham Stanley (Club Secretary) Tel. 02476 679902 email- graham@activity-toys.com
Glenn Henbury (Chairman) Tel. 07758 741725

 

CADMAC NEWSLETTER JULY 2011

It’s the middle of summer and there is still so much flying to do! It might be prudent in the near future to start bringing your own chairs as the recent spate of damage caused by “unknown characters“ means that we have decided not to replace the broken ones anymore. There may be another lock code number change as the existing code appears to have been cracked by non-members! Please call any of the committee members if you need to get into the field and the number has changed, as they will have the new code, should we decide to take this course of action.
On the up side, the patch is being well cared for by Mick and our new contractors. The new mower is doing a sterling job and the field as a whole has probably never looked so good. So get out there and fly!

Future Meetings and Events. Feel free to fly electric models on the cricket pitch before Club meetings start.

DATE
Sat/Sun July 16th to 17th Cosford Air Show. A great day out with flying and trade stands.

Monday July 18th Electric Evening. Any aircraft as long as it’s electric powered! Start at 18.00 hrs.

Monday August 1st Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Monday August 15th Fly for fun evening. IC only. Just have fun and fly with no competition! Start at
18.00hrs.

Sunday August 21st Combat Competition. A little mayhem never hurt anyone who wants to cut the streamers of other aircraft. There are some rules in the interests of safety, but don’t spend too much time making your model look pretty! Start at 14.00 hrs.

Sat/Sun August 27th to 28th BMFA National Championships with trade stands and show lines as usual.
Friday September 2nd Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA. From 1900-2100 hrs.

Sunday September 4th Helicopter Competition. Similar format as last year to win trophy. Start at 11.00 hrs.

Monday September 5th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Sunday September 11th Aerobatic Competition. For the novice and the more experienced aerobats amongst us.
Start at 14.00 hrs.

Monday September 19th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Sunday September 25th 3D Competition. See what you can do in 5 minutes. Prop hang, torque roll, harrier, or whatever it needs to impress the judges. Start at 14.00 hrs.

Monday October 3rd Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Friday October 7th Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre.

Monday October 17th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45

Any guest speakers will be brought to your attention in the next news letter sent out in the early part of October.

Paul Coppard (Membership Secretary) Tel. 02476 503318 email- coppards@talktalk.net
Graham Stanley (Club Secretary) Tel. 02477 679902 email- graham@activity-toys.com
Glenn Henbury (Chairman) Tel. 07758 741725

 

CADMAC NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011

Global warming has once again put a spanner in the works by minimising the opportunities we had this year of being able to carry out our numerous competitions and events. There may still be time to squeeze in the heli, aerobatic and 3D competitions and we will let you know of any dates at the club meetings.

Please note the Annual General Meeting on December 5th. Any proposals must be received in writing at least two meetings in advance of this date (i.e. by Monday 7th November 2011), signed and witnessed. Thank you.

There still appears to be some confusion with the gate padlock. Just remember to scramble the combination before you snap it back together again. This is the only way that it will shut and lock. To release the lock, once the combination has been entered, press the hasp once or twice to release.

Please have a glance through the “Guide to Safety at Wolston Flying Field” on the back of this newsletter. This is aimed at all of us, not just the newcomers to our sport!

 

Future Meetings and Events.

Feel free to fly electric models on the cricket pitch before Club meetings start if there is enough light!


DATE

Date
Monday October 3rd Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
Friday October 7th Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA. From 1900-2100 hrs.
Monday October 17th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
Sunday October 23rd Gaydon Static Show (LMA). We hope to continue our success from last year.
Friday November 4th Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre.
Monday November 7th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
Monday November 21st Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
Friday December 2nd

Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre.

Monday December 5th Annual General Meeting. Start at 20.00 prompt. We expect most members to attend so please consider efficient car parking so we can all get in! (Note this is the only meeting in December).
Monday January 2nd Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
Friday January 6th Indoor Electric flying at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre. .
Monday January 16th Club Meeting at cricket pavilion 19.45
   


Any guest speakers will be brought to your attention in the next news letter sent out in the New Year.

Paul Coppard (Membership Secretary) Tel. 02476 503318 email- coppards@talktalk.net
Graham Stanley (Club Secretary) Tel.
07519 665 738 email- graham@activity-toys.com
Glenn Henbury (Chairman) Tel. 07758 741725

 

CADMAC’S GUIDE TO SAFETY AT WOLSTON FLYING FIELD

The primary aim of our Club is to encourage the building and flying of model aircraft, and to ensure that we have some fun at the same time. Whilst we have an excellent safety record, due partly to a common sense approach adopted by the vast majority of members, it is accepted that our newer members may be unaware, or unsure just what kind of activities might be considered unsafe, and so, with this in mind, a brief discussion follows, together with the advice that if you are unfamiliar with radio controlled aircraft then please ask an established club member for advice and help. We are a friendly crowd and are happy to give assistance to anyone who needs it. There are several recognised instructors in the club who will help you on the way to becoming a fully fledged pilot, whilst minimising the risk to you and your model.
Learning to fly
For the safety of everyone always have an experienced pilot standing next to you, preferably with an attached trainer cable (or “buddy” cable as it is commonly known) during the time you are striving for your “A” test. Once you have achieved this test, then flying solo will be naturally safer due to what you have learned.
Transmitter control/Peg frequency board
Always use the peg frequency board before turning on your transmitter. If you do not have a peg then somebody else is probably using it and they will crash if you turn on. This is critical if using 35 MHz equipment but with the anti-interference capabilities of 2.4 GHz equipment, a peg is not needed. but do leave your name tag on the back of the peg board. Please do not turn transmitters on in the car park even if you do have a peg.
Model Restraint
Ensure model is restrained when starting, to prevent model lurching forward when power is applied. This applies to both internal combustion and electric power as both are capable of giving serious injury to you or passers by. When starting your engine or motor ensure no one is standing in front of, or even to the side of the rotating propeller, as a spinner or propeller breaking or coming loose will fly forwards and outwards at high velocity causing injury to those it hits. When you have successfully started your engine lay down any starting equipment and walk around to a position behind the propeller before removing the glow stick. For your own safety never reach over the propeller arc with your hand as your wrist is in danger of being sliced open with the blade tips. Try to keep to a minimum of twenty meters from the flight line when starting your model (there is a line marked on the grass for this purpose) and point your model away from the seating/viewing area when starting for the reasons mentioned above.
Flying area (the Patch) protocol
Models must not be taxied to or from the flying area, they should be carried or pushed. When going out to the flying area to fly your model, ensure it is safe to do so by first looking at the situation (somebody may be about to land or take off), and then asking other flyers if it is safe to go “on the patch?” Please wait for confirmation from all pilots before doing so. Before you actually take off, ask if it is safe by calling out “taking off?” When you wish to land, calling out “landing?” will alert other pilots of your intentions but do not assume it is safe, somebody may not have heard you. Should you be unlucky enough to suffer an engine failure in flight then immediately call out “dead stick!” and consider your options to enable you to land in a safe place. Should you need to retrieve your model from the patch or elsewhere, make doubly sure the engine has actually stopped before handing your transmitter to somebody else whilst you recover the model. Let other pilots know what you are about to do before venturing off onto the patch or start roaming the field for a lost model.
General flying
Avoid flying the model directly above you, this is dangerous and you are likely to become disorientated and never fly over people or property (i.e. the pits, car park, anywhere that people may be walking or standing). You may be a great pilot but mechanical or electrical failure, although rare, can strike when you least expect it, and where the model crashes will probably be out of your control. So, to minimize the risk to others, keep the model out in front of yourself. For your own peace of mind it is recommended not to fly your model too far away as orientation problems can occur, and if the engine or motor fails then you will struggle to get the aircraft back onto the same field that you took off from!
Car parking
Please park your car as far away from the flight line as possible. This will help your cause in the event of an insurance claim should your car ever be hit by a model (this, by the way, is an extremely rare event). If, due to a mobility infirmity that causes you difficulty in carrying your equipment, then you may drive your car up to the pits area (not the flight line!) to unload your aircraft and equipment, but only if no aircraft are flying or about to fly at the time. Once unloaded, drive your car back to the car park so flying may resume.