Graham has now progressing well under Dennis'
coaching, and has become keen enough to
purchase his own plane, a very nice mint condition
Boomerang 40 trainer with electric power.
Arthur can always be relied on to come up with
something different! He has now maidened this
modified RCM design, which he has named
Dragonfly. The fuselage has been lengthened in
front of the wing to accomodate electric motor and
battery. The maiden was cut rather short to carry
out refinement of the CoG!
And new Committee for 2018/9
The Club AGM was held on Sept 30th. The outgoing Committee reported a
successful year, with the Club continuing to enjoy a healthy financial situation.
Lee was thanked for his effort as President for the last couple of years.
It was not necessary to hold elections for the new Committee as all positions
were filled unopposed.
The new President is Mike Payens, Vice President Chris Cahill, Treasurer
Arthur Tumeth, and general committee members Paul Schofield, Gary
Hogue: and the now late Dan Hickey.
NEW COMMITTEE (l to r)
Paul Schofield, Mike Payens (President), Dennis Mackay (Secretary),
Chris Cahill (Vice President), Arthur Tumeth (Treasurer), Gary Hogue.
Only Gary could need an entire line to himself by maidening three planes on one day! First it was PC9 foamie that he picked up on a recent trip to
Queensland. Then it was a Sport 40 fuselage mated to an unknown wing, powered by G46 motor on 5s; this turned out to be a great flyer.
Then it was remaiden of his infamous Flying Fortress bomber, rebuilt yet again after being destroyed for the umpteenth time on a mission some months ago.
It shows more than a few battle scars, but is now flying better than ever!
Phil has maidened this superb Flightline 1600mm
span foam spitfire MkIX. It flew as well as it looks.
After some initial trimming he was very soon
performing advanced combat aerobatics over the
Chris C has now maidened his VQ
Hurricane gasser. Looks, and sounds
fantastic, and a great flyer.
Although the retracts were slightly
reluctant to co-operate on the first
FAREWELL TO DANNY
CCMAC was extremely sorry to lose one of our longest standing, and most popular members, when Dan
Hickey passed away recently.
Danny joined the Club some ten years ago and has always been, without doubt, one of the most active
and dedicated members, keen to contribute to the Club's success in as many ways as possible.
He was a member of the committee for the last four years, and was extremely keen to continue for
Club members were unanimous in re-electing him at the AGM last Sunday just a few hours before his
Danny was always one of the first to pitch in and help with club projects. He put his many technical and
practical skills to many uses including welding gates and fences, constructing tables, maintaining mowers
and endless other tasks. He was a skilled pilot, with particular enthusiasm for very fast, highly aerobatic,
and sometimes very noisy nitro planes. He was unequalled in building and repair skills, and had endless
patience in repairing badly damaged Club trainers for student pilots.
In particular we will miss his quick wit and sense of humour. Especially his comments from the "back
Danny will certainly be fondly remembered by all who knew, and flew with him.
Our sympathy is offered to his wife Mary, and his family. We are especially pleased that son Mark has
recently rejoined the Club,
Not content with the three maidens above, Gary then made a splash on Lake Barlow with his first flight of a pre-loved Dynam Catalina. 1470mm span. twin
1100kv motors on 3S. He intends to fly it after heavy rain! But will also try removing floats for grass take offs..........
Bob has now replaced his Stick 4d with a brand new
Seagull Challenger 40. 1350mm span, powered by
his OS46. A proven good flyer, it is the third at
CCMAC. After a bit of minor trimming Bob looks
forward to matching it with the other two!
Only a POM, Dave (B),
could come up with
something as eccentric as
undercarriage on the top
of the fuselage and fin!
Perfect for landing upside
down and executing a
forward flip at the end of
the runway back to the
right side up ready for an
immediate take off!
Paul S has added to his fast growing Dawn Patrol
squadron with this Fokker D VII biplane. Superbly
built from scratch. 1700mm span, powered by OS
91 pumped four stroke.
It joins his Sopwith Pup, and SE5.
Paul L has maidened this very neat low winger
1500mm span powered by the OS46 salvaged from
the wreckage of his much love Calamatto. The new
plane was built for him by Paul S out of sympathy for
the loss. Loosely based on a 5 Star 4S, It immediately
proved to be a top performer, so now everyone wants
Warren has beaten up the strip with this new EDF
foamie, Taft Hobby Viper. The original fan was
destroyed on the workbench when it sucked in a
battery, so Warren has replaced it with a high
performance unit originally intended for a new
Sword on order. THe Viper is fast, but the Sword
should be faster!
Lee is extremely happy with the maiden of his new wicked beast.
A 2000mm span Black Horse Edge 540 V3 powered by Saito 220 nitro. It
performs every bit as well as it looks!
Bailey's young friend Lucas
has now been awarded his
Silver Wings, following a test
by CCMAC instructor Warren.
At 11 years of age Lucas is
one of the youngest pilots to
achieve Silver at the Club.
His trainer Dennis, was
impressed by the way Lucas
applied himself to learning
from the start, and the
confidence with which he now
David B has a new Wolf Models Extra, 2000mm span, with
DLE35 gasser. Only a few seconds after his maiden take off
he was right into flying it in his normal manner. Loops, rolls,
prop-hangs. Very impressive!
No it's not a Beaver! But Gunter felt right at home
with the maiden of his VQ Dornier 27, 1600mm
span with ASP 61 four stroke engine.
Sunday November 25th
8.30am BBQ breakfast
9.00am Club General Meetiing.
(Agenda items to be submitted to Secretary by Sunday 18th) Nov.
WORKING BEE A GREAT SUCCESS!
The Club working Bee held on November 17th achieved much in a short time, due to the excellent turnout, and a start made an hour earlier than published
because of poor flying weather.
Tasks completed included:- New windsock pole opposite the flight box. Elimination of a trip hazard along the tables. Painting and repairs of tables. Filling of holes
on the strip. Whipper-snipping. And a general tidy-up.
Many thanks to all who participated; and enjoyed a well deserved bbq lunch after.