Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Tale of two Dakotas -- Andre Killian and Peter Morey

The intention of the articles on building and flying the ESM Dakota is to share information on considerations and choice of the power systems including the motors, batteries, electronic speed controls, four stroke or two stroke motors, building issues relating to each, cost and performance comparisons and hopefully to get feedback on the flying characteristics of these aircraft! Two versions of this aircraft are available locally; the one based on the aircraft used by Delta Airlines in the USA (used in the glow version) and the second based on the Springbok Safaris aircraft flying from the Rand Airport in Gauteng (electric version). Part one will focus on general considerations for electric aircraft and the electric version and part two on the glow version, building, cost and performance considerations and flying the more

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oudtshoorn Scale 2009 -- Fanie Fourie


Just a reminder Oudtshoorn Scale is around the corner. We have our website up and running. The dates are 24 - 27 September 2009.

Register here.

Look forward to seeing you all there!!

Fanie Fourie

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

CIAM Flyer 3/09 -- Bob Skinner

The term "retro" has become a catchword and, since the 1970s, has constantly gained importance in our society. In a time in which faith in progress, innovation and change, often contrary to all common sense, appears to prevail, the retro movement can in fact be understood as a trend that is critical of progress. There is hardly an area of our social life where this widely used fashionable term has not made an entrance. Quite frequently developments and even new creations emerge from such reversions to concepts and styles of bygone eras, making the retro movement go far beyond the world of museums and galleries. eras, making the retro movement go far beyond the world of museums and galleries.

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