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IMAC Uk has approached their Scottish representitive with a request to run a 3 day competition at Castle Kennedy Airfield for 2014.

Discussions are underway and an announcement will be published in due course.

F4 Team Trials RAF Church Fenton

This weekend saw the F4 team trials taking place at Breighton and RAF Church Fenton.  The event followed a new format this year given that F4h has become a full world championship class to accompany F4c.

To qualify for the Trials, entrants must participate in at least two specified events throughout the current season.  Their flying scores are then normalised and carried forward to contribute half of the total flight score on the Trials weekend itself.

For the first time ever this year, 4 Scottish flyers qualified, however, Jim McCall and Jim Currie opted not to participate on account of prior commitments.  Mick Henderson was one of the favourites for F4c qualification, with Alex Kennedy trying to gain one of the three places on offer in F4H. 

After the static examinations were carried out at Breighton on Saturday, Mick's place was assured, provided he had an incident free flight on Sunday at RAF Church Fenton.  He duly obliged with two competent flights to qualify comfortably in third place.  Alex's place was not so certain with all six participants in with a chance of a place on the first ever official GBR F4h team.  However, Alex top scored in both rounds to end the event in first place.
It is worth noting that both Scots played the percentage game, given the changeable wind conditions and opted to miss out on their usual 'touch and go' manoeuvre.  Wise heads indeed!

F4c team
Dave Knott (Hurricane), Dave Womersley (Chipmunk), Mick Henderson (DH9a)
RESERVES - Dave Toyer, Steve Jackson, Richard Crapp

F4h team
Alex Kennedy (Dh82a), Dave Toyer (Messenger), Richard Crapp (Wessex)
RESERVES - Mick Reeves, Jim Reeves, Steve Jackson




Eight pilots turned up to fly on a very cold, windy day.  

All pilots flew in the FAI class to the P13 schedule.  

Some pilots coped very well in a strong, cross wind - others found themselves severely challenged.  

We managed a total of three rounds - two before lunch and one after.

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All pilots had a great time.


Lunch consisted of burgers and rolls cooked by Colin Nicol and Don Imrie.  

We would like to thank Colin and Don for helping us out.


All the models were powered by electric motors.  

The models of Malcolm Harris and Steve Burgess sported the new 'Contra Drive' gearbox.  

This allows two contra-rotating propellers to be driven at the nose of the model.


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The contra drive is designed and manufactured in the USA.


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Placings are:

1st - Malcolm Balfour

2nd - Steve Burgess

3rd - Gary Eunson

4th - Malcolm Harris

About Model Flying Scotland

Model Flying Scotland web site was originally formed as the Home of the Scottish Aeromodellers Association. The SAA minority Council at an EGM deemed the web site to be a site not authorised by the SAA.

Instead of closing this site down the site remains open for the benefit of Aeromodelling in Scotland and will include general information available from all aspects of model flying specifically for the Scots.

The site is registered and payed for by Ken McCormick who was Chairman of the SAA and served on SAA Council in other roles for 12 years.

He was accomplished in securing grant funding for Clubs and the Associations and is an experienced negotiator for site issues etc and can offer advise freely to Scottish Flyers with Scottish issues.  

During his time Serving the SAA Members a wealth of experience has been gained with all sorts from, Event Arrangements, Child protection, Lobbying government and local authorities, equipment hire etc etc.

A wide network of experienced modellers have offered their support to this project and so you may if you wish ask your questions freely.

Ken McCormick has been a member of the LMA for a number of years assisting and negotiating in the background to aid fellow modellers North and South of the borders. He is also a life long honorary member of the SMAE/BMFA and therefore feels qualified to bring information from all 3 organisations for the benefit of the Scottish modelling world.

The site is given freely for you the Scottish modeller (and our friends throughout the World) to contribute to the site making our Hobby and sport once again something that people want to be a part of SO I ask one rule is adhered to and that is be unbiased and non political and absolutely no inappropriate comments.

Let us flourish in the sunshine once more proud to be Scots but inclusive in our attitude towards fellow aviators throughout the world  


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