CCMAC members can purchase nitro fuel directly from fuel specialists "Powerplus" at North Wyong.
5lt Powerplus methanol 1lt ProNitro 99.9% 1lt Klotz KL-200 (Premixed not available)
POWERPLUS Unit 5/14 Donaldson Street, North Wyong. Tel 02 4355 4300
Mike is still chortling at a trick he pulled on Gunter by
secretly swapping Bush Mules. Gunter admired
"Mike's" new plane for a while before starting to
wonder why so many of the details were identical to
his own plane! It was only after noticing that it had
wet grass underneath, did it dawn that it was his own
plane. The pic above IS Mike's plane!
A recent run of very windy flying days resulted in some members
looking for other entertainment when unable to venture aloft. The
answer was mini short course racing trucks. The vehicle of choice is
the WL Toys A969 1/18th scale short course truck. With brushless
motor and 2s lipo these pocket rockets can reach 75 km, and are
Racing takes place on the concrete slab in the woods. With approx 8
cars now owned in the Club, racing is fast and furious. Races are
generally only 2 or 3 laps, as it is hard to count more, or indeed to
stay on the track that long!
In addition, larger cars 1/10th and above electric or nitro can be run
on the adjacent lower dirt track
Cars are not allowed on the flying field, or car parks.
Only flying members of CCMAC are permitted to run.
Darren has built this very pretty SBach from a set of
DolphinCo 60" wings and tail. He then scratch built a
new fuselage, including moulding his own canopy and
Powered by OS two stroke nitro it looks great, and
Gary is becoming hooked on balsa! His latest is a very
neat indeed Black Horse 4D Stick. 1350mm span.
Pre-owned by a CCMAC member who built it as a low
instead of high wing. Gary has now modified it to electric
power with a Turnigy 5045 650kv motor running 5S. Motor
mount is neatly fabricated from a nylon kitchen chopping
board, with yoghurt bottle cowling!
It looks good and performs superbly. His latest favourite
plane, for a few days at least!
Mark has "maidened" this classic stick of
Dusty and battle-scarred, it surprised all by
flying around the field at a nice relaxed pace;
powered by a slightly spluttery old Enya four
Having sadly suffered a couple of unexplained write
offs recently Paul is now very pleased with his new
Tiger 40. OS nitro powered with a Pitts muffler, its
exhaust note is fruity to say the least. And it GOES!
Gunter has been busy in the workshop again, and has produced his new
"Space-Pol", a clever combination of a Spacewalker fuselage, and a Pietenpol
Dennis successfully maidened Miles' new Cub. It was
built by Gunter from an HK kit with nitro power; but
Miles has converted it to electric with 5045 motor.
He now intends take on regular lessons to achieve
Silver Wings as soon as possible.
Chris S maidened a beautiful new Great Planes Revolver 70;
1780mm span, powered by Turnigy SK3 5055 430kv, with 80a esc, and
running 6s.After only minor trimming Chris was straight away performing
loops, rolls, inverted flying, and stall turns. Apparently delighted with its
excellent performance in strong winds!
Bryan is happy with his maiden of the (ex Gunter) nitro powered
1600mm span VQ Beaver.
He already has a few more projects in hand to follow up this one!
NEW MEMBERS - Father and Son!
A special welcome to "father and son" new members and student pilots, Graham and Ray. Both
will be trained by Dennis. Graham at a very young "over 80", possibly the Club's most senior
student ever, is keen as mustard to progress to Silver Wings. And son Ray is equally keen!
Both appreciate the warm welcome they have received to the Club.
A COLD but SUNNY SUNDAY at CCMAC July 15th
Chris S also maidened this very impressive Freewing Avanti S
foamie. 1236mm span, with 80mm EDF. It soon proved to be
one of the best EDFs seen at the Club for some time.
A fast easy take off, good turn of speed, excellent handling,
and smooth landing.
Gary is more than happy with the maiden of his new CAP.
Originally built by Danny some time ago, Gary has refitted it with
Turnigy Aero 5055 motor, running 5s. It's goer and is expected to get
even better with a bit of minor prop tuning!
Derek has gone for a balsa MXS for the latest addition to his already much too
large squadron. It's a Phoenix 1500mm span, running Turnigy Aero 5055 motor
on 5S. It may soon be boosted to 6s just to make it faster than Gary's new
CCMAC's YOUNGEST MEMBER
New member Lucas, is also now the Club's youngest
member at 10 year's of age. As a student pilot under
Dennis, he is progressing rapidly and is already doing
very successful takeoffs, circuits and landings.
Attendance was relatively low due to the coldest morning of the year, but flyers on the day
enjoyed a fine sunny morning with very light breezes.
"Poetry" in flight. Lee's Tiger Moth.
A welcome spectator
Gunter's Beaver having a castor smoke
Lee prepares for take off
Pilot's name withheld!
Who is under the beanie?
Beaut day for soaring
The judges' gallery!
CCMAC's oldest and youngest student pilots