Dennis seems really chuffed with his new EFlite
Deuces Wild electric twinnie.
He could not resist it when offered by Daryl on
his move to WA. Dennis has upped the power
to 6s, and fitted retracts.Previously a good
performer, it is now a real goer!
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.
Lee has gone even larger with his new Seagull Extra
330LX. 2082mm wing span, with a powerful PTE 51cc
It flew superbly on maiden with only minor trimming
needed. Although Lee did admit to having a few
nerves before it took to the air for the first flight!
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
New student pilot Jason has maidened his
new Boomerang trainer, is really enjoying
and getting stuck into training to achieve
Silver as soon as he can.
Dad (Maurie) is watching carefully!
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 "Twinny" morning.
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 excellent handling.
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!
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WRCS held its "Scale Day" at its Belrose field on Sunday Nov 10th.
Here are just a few of the superb large scale planes in attendance.
Many were flown despite a fairly fresh breeze.
The 4 i.c. engined Lancaster looking, and sounding, particularly impressive.
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!
|CCMAC Total Fire Ban Procedure
In response to the extreme bushfire conditions experienced recently, the committee has
taken the decision to put the following interim arrangements in place at CCMAC.
On days of severe/extreme bush fire conditions resulting in the declaration of a total fire
ban in our region, our field will be closed to all categories of flying until such time as the
ban is lifted.
In the event of a total fire ban and field closure, members will be advised as follows:
1. Those online will receive an email the day prior to the field closure (by 6.00 pm)
2. For those not online, a notice will be placed on the field gate advising of the closure
3. A further email will be sent out when the fire ban is lifted and the field re-opened