Thanks to Andy Sephton for the new header photo - me and my Robinson Redwing at the 2019 BMFA Indoor Scale Nats.
The purpose of this site is to show examples of free-flight flying
scale models mainly from the UK, together with useful information, hints
and tips for fellow builders. If newcomers to this fine hobby find encouragement here, then
so much the better!
My main interest is in traditionally constructed scale models, built using a balsa framework
covered in tissue. Motive power is usually electric, CO2
or the traditional rubber strip motor. It is years since I built a model with an internal
combustion motor in it - nowadays there seems to be a move towards quieter, more
"enviromentally friendly" power units, so CO2 and Electric are becoming more popular, and there
are even compressed air power units available. The appearance a few years ago of Rapier solid fuel propulsion units also
lead to an entertaining detour into the wonderful world of small free-flight scale jets.
Review of free flight scale rules - input needed!
On behalf of the Scale Tech Committee, Doug Hunt is reviewing the FF Scale rules for all classes, indoors and out,
with the objective of encouraging more entries, widening the choice of subjects and reducing the time and effort
required to judge competing models. Any proposed changes will be reviewed and ratified by the STC in October for
potential implementation in 2020.
If you have any views on how the current rules might be improved then let Doug Know on
email@example.com or send them to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
within the next month or so. Many thanks!