Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011 F3B World Championship – SA achieves Gold!

Lionel Brink sent me this report, by Herman Weber I think, on the F3B World Champs in China...

During 2010 an “almost new” team was selected to represent South Africa at the 2011 F3B World Championships to be hosted in China.  “Old hand” Craig Goodrum and arguably the best RC Soaring pilot SA has ever produced was on hand to mentor, guide, teach, train, cajole & enforce discipline amongst the newbies: Rudi King & Nigel Wilkinson, with Jason Weber taking up the only position of “Junior” after a stunning performance at the 2010 (F3B) Nats and the FAI decision to encourage youth participation in all sanctioned disciplines that do not already have junior participation...

Full report here
Photos here -- without captions I'm afraid apart from the file names

Sunday, September 25, 2011

UAV Demonstrations and the Intervarsity Flight Challenge at Swartkop AFB

Here are some of the entrants in the Intervarsity Low Speed Flight Challenge
(click on the images for a larger picture).

The infamous flying (or was it non-flying) Lawn Mower.

El Jefe himself -- John  Monk.

How about this for a launching system

Here's a short clip of some UAV flights, although in this case they were under local radio control.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Airshow date changed

The SAMAA Air Show has had to be moved from 23 October to Sunday 6th November -- the RWC Final match is on the same day!

Model aircraft found at Fourways

Fly-away model aircraft found in Fourways. Owner to identify model when telephoning Bob Skinner, 011-973-3679, or 083-283-1681

MHSA Masters Entry Form

The entry form is here.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Control Line team racing combat and aerobatics

Due to unforeseen circumstances it is necessary to change the Durban Control Line event scheduled for 24 and 25 September to the weekend of 8 and 9 October.
Aerobatics and combat will take place at Ashley Sports Club on Saturday and racing at Corobrik on Sunday.  These are the same sites as those used last year.

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