Although being CCMAC's newest
member Pete L has some years previous
experience flying at the Maitland club.
Having now moved to the Central Coast,
he has once more taken up flying having
joined CCMAC, with both an electric
trainer, and this Sonic with 46 nitro.
Welcome to the Club Peter.
DAVE AWARDED SILVER!
About a year ago Dave started bringing
his young son Lucas to CCMAC to learn
to fly. Lucas soon gained his wings. Dave
got hooked watching, and soon joined
himself to start lessons. He progressed
almost as fast as his son; and has now
gained his own Silver wings. In our pic
Dave (right) is congratulated by Dennis.
Yes, it is another gasser for Derek. But the
engine is the same new 10cc RCGF after his MXS
was recently destroyed in a second recent dead
The plane is a 1600mm span Spacewalker
originally built by Gunter from an HK ply/balsa kit.
The maiden was a success, after serious
attention to the engine to avoid a further dead
Robert has now rejoined
CCMAC after a year long trip
To celebrate his return he is
completing this new Ripmax
Bolero with 46 nitro, and has
also aquired an electric Black
Horse 4D Stick to beat up the
field. Welcome back Rob!
AND WELCOME PETE!
Peter M has recently joined CCMAC.
An ongoing long time member of the
Gosford Club, he has now also joined us
to experience a new field, and reduce
travel time from his local home.
After its maiden, Dennis reported that his new giant
Corby Starlet was a "pussy cat", although it did need
some prop tuning.
At 2181mm span this Sportsman Aviation plane with
Turnigy G160 on 2x5s batteries is impressive and full
Another new student pilot recently joined
CCMAC. Bob D had previous flying
experience with control line planes, but is
now keen to learn RC in order to get Silver
wings. He built this new electric Boomerang
60 to practice.
The Club held an impromptu "Twinny" event on Thursday October 4th. As can be seen in the pics attendees included:
Phil's new Beechcraft Baron, which was maidened.
Tony's superb Mosquito, which was almost maidened!
Dennis' impressive Deuces Wild.
Gary's scratch built depron and brown paper Caribou!
Plus a pair of Bush Mules, and a Catalina.
Themes for possible future events - Warbirds, Aerobatic, Gliders, Nitro and Gas, etc, etc?
Phil's very nice new 1760mm span twin VQ Beechcraft
Baron was very successfully maidened at the recent
It needed little trimming, and power was more
than adequate due to 50 motors being fitted in place of
recommended 36 motors!
Rob's previous maiden was nitro, but he is also
going electric with his new Black Horse 4D Stick
with Turnigy G46 power. Rob was almost
immediately testing its aerobatic capabilities to
Yet again something out the ordinary for Gary!
He has built this Airbus from a kit donated to the
Club. It proved to be an excellent flyer, and the
plan is now to sell it to the benefit of Club funds.
Derek has replaced his recently deceased
Phoenix MXs with a new HK Goldwing MXSR70,
with electric power. Turnigy Aero 5055 600kv
on 5s battery. The colour may be a bit garish,
but the maiden performance was impressive
after 1" increase in prop size. Good power, and
Gunter resisted yet another Wilga to maiden this
unusual Sonic HD wing. 1200mm span, on 3s. Launch
technique was a bit tricky to master, but it proved an
excellent performer with Gunter almost immediately
getting stuck into energetic loops, rolls and spins!
Pete M has flown his brand new 60 size
Boomerang, powered by Turnigy G60 on 5s. It
flew really well but Pete is already lusting after
more power with 6Ss batteries!
ENGINE OF MONTH?
Dave's new engine is stunning!
A brand new four stroke 5 cylinder radial
Members are asking just what large scale
model will sport this beauty. Or will he
simply place it on a plinth and admire it on
the mantlepiece it's that impressive!
After four unsatisfactory EDFs, Derek vowed never to get
another, BUT, he succumbed to a new FMS Yak 130.
880mm span, 70mm 12 blade fan, with flaps, and retracts.
Maiden verdict? Love at first flight. Fast, easy take off,
excellent power, extremely stable flight, smooth landing
glide in and touch down. Best ever EDF, a keeper!
Sadly CCMAC had to cancel this year's members' Christmas Lunch due to the total fire
ban, and thick smoke and dust.
However, at the last moment, members were invited to an informal BYO BBQ lunch held in
the Clubhouse on Christmas Eve.
Only a small group was able to obtain last minute leave of absence from Christmas
shopping and other family duties, but they enjoyed a very relaxed meal with plenty of
banter, at a stylish chrissie decorated table!
Dave found the maiden of his new Black Horse
Speedair, 1600mm span, with G46 a bit too exciting
for his liking! But several adjustments of aileron and
elevator trim soon resulted in a huge improvement of
its handling. So much so that he is now really
enjoying the high performance of his new machine!
MAIDEN OF THE MONTH?
Gunter's superb new 2104mm Black
Horse Wilga also deserved maiden of
the month due to its performance on
its first flight. Having invested a
substantial amount of both time and
cash into his newest venture, Gunter
was extremely apprehensive on the
possible outcome of its first flight.
Choosing a windless early morning
with the minimum observers at the
field, and after a couple of cautious
taxi tests, he finally decided to "go for
it". The Wilga rose effortlessly into the
air, and completed several extremely
smooth low speed circuits at half
throttle, after minimal trimming. The
landing also proved equally impressive.
Not only is it already an absolute
"keeper", but a second one could be
on the cards!
Chris invested a whole $70 in an HK Hawk kit to utilise
70mm EDF and all the electrics from a written off HK
The maiden performance amazed all including Chris!
Easy take off, predictable handing, and a reasonable
turn of speed.
He is so pleased with it, he has now even put on its
Keith was shocked at the maiden flight of his tiny nitro
900mm span, with an ASP 25 engine gave it amazing speed,
and extremely touchy handling until Keith managed to exert
enough control for a successful landing.
Flap throws were then reduced to almost half, resulting in a
much more predictable and enjoyable aerobatic second flight.