Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2009 Control Line Nats -- Keith Renecle

Considering  the global  currency crises,   I  believe   that  we did  rather  well  with our  control-line national champs this year. The competition was held again at Barnstormers Model Flying Club, and after some reasonable rain this year, the grass circle was a lot more user-friendly than last year. The competitors came from Grahamstown, Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay and Durban as well. We had a total of 17 entries, and for the first time as far as I am aware, we also had an international entry in stunt  from the Netherlands.  We were privileged to have Rob Metkemeijer and his wife Caroline with us. Rob is the well-known high-speed engine developer of the MB (Metkemeijer Brothers)...

More here ( 2,5 m pdf)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

3D Heli comp 9 May 2009 -- Johan Sieling

Pretoria Radio flyers in conjunction with Model Helicopters of South Africa (MHSA) are hosting a 3D Helicopter competition / fun day. This is an open event, for all SAMAA  helicopter pilots. Bring your family and friends and let’s have fun. 

More here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The SAMAA supports a non-stop round-the-world model flight

The Association has today announced that it will give financial and technical support to James Cook's non-stop round-the-world model record attempt.

James estimates that he will need some R250 000 to develop and build the model. The SAMAA has agreed to provide this amount.

James originally applied for funding in November last year. The management committee agreed unanimously at its last meeting to provide it. 

Asked about the effect on the Associations finances, a committee member - Attie Percefield said, " It means we shall have to increase members subs quite substantially, but we feel that no one will object given the unbelievable nature of this project".

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