Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday, October 09, 2015

Model Flying in 2002

In 2002 I put together a video of some flying meetings I went to around South Africa.
You will see some familiar old faces, some sadly no longer with us.
2002 was before the times of electric motors and 2,4Gh radios.
The technology has changed, but the enjoyment of flying is the same.
The link to Youtube is here.

Monday, July 06, 2015

2015 Control Line Nats --- Keith Renecle

The 2015 control-line Nats was held from the 13th to the 16th of June at the PC Pelser airfield in Klerksdorp together with the R/C power model classes. I must admit that some of us in CLASA were rather dubious of joining in on this idea. We have been rather spoilt by having our Nats at the Barnstormers Model Flying club for many years now, and we knew that this was going to cost the vast majority of us a lot more money with the added travel and accomodation costs.
The idea of being with a much larger group of model plane enthusiasts was however, very attractive.
The other concern was of course that it was to be held in winter, and Klerksdorp is really cold in the early mornings. In fact it was around -3°C every morning, but fortunately the weather was kind to us for the entire event, with really light wind each day, so by around 10h00 it usually warmed up quite nicely.
As things turned out, this was a highly successful and very enjoyable Nats for us and C/L was well represented and promoted. I have already received requests for plans and C/L stuff from many who attended the events and were impressed with the round and round stuff.
After the events we all agreed that this really worked well for us and we would be interested in doing it again next year..........with some reservation about the time of year!

Full report here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Art Adamisin Cup -- Keith Renecle

The 2015 AA Cup took place once again at Barnstormers on the 18 th and 19th of April, and all I have to say up front is that control-line is alive and well! What a successful week-end we had with eight entries in Expert stunt and two in Novice stunt, The weather threatened to be really bad with cold and strong wind but on Saturday the wind was flyable for three rounds. It was however, hard work for the pilots because the wind blew over the clubhouse creating lots of turbulence on the tar circle to make life for the pilots rather challenging. The novice event was flown on our grass circle and it is slightly out of the turbulence so it is a better deal for the novice guys. The grass field is also a little softer in the case of any prangs!

.... full report here.

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