Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc

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  Having experienced a loss of interest in flying model airplanes, I thought perhaps that the purchase of a Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc ARTF at the end of last year might Ginger up my enthusiasm. Unfortunately this has not proved the case, largely due to the poor design and presentation of the kit. The model is designed for electric use or petrol IC (Horizons 62cc Evolution) and having suffered … Read More

At the field this week so far

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Tuesday Kevin East had his Futura scrutinised and got his certificate allowing it to be flown at the field, which he did. Great displays. Thank you Don Fraser for the photograph. Most of the usual Tuesday crew were present for a pleasant day although the wind got a bit chilly by mid afternoon. Wednesday The two Alans marked out the runways. Looks great, thanks chaps.   Thursday BMFC Thursday lunch club … Read More

Training day for A & B certificates

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Weather was kind and the event was well attended. I’m sure a number of people learned a lot and went away with a much better idea of what is required and how to do it. Congratulations to Matt Epps who passed his ‘A’ Taylor Veasey was there, getting to know his petrol powered Wot 4 XL which he plans to use to do his ‘B’ when hes good and familiar … Read More

Message from Alan Cooper about invaders

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Today up the field at 14.30 we had a quad bike with 2 masked individuals on it trying to get onto our field. Myself and malcolm D were flying at the time of our first sighting of them. They could not get across our ditches. But they did get into the locked part off our road. Because by this time I had landed and was moving towards our car park … Read More

The flying field

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Popped up the field yesterday to watch Jon fly his Stearman. He had made some adjustments and found that it flew much better. The grass looks marvellous after the work that the Alans did on it last Friday. All the grass has been cut with the runways clearly defined by being shorter than the remainder, but in truth you could land or take off anywhere except with something with very … Read More

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order.

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The good news is that our flying field is not affected. Flight restriction zones On 13 March 2019 the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changes. The government has introduced a new rule stating that the 1km restriction from the airfield boundary is replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone, which has a radius of either two or two and a half nautical miles … Read More

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