CHRISTCHURCH AND DISTRICT MODEL FLYING CLUB
53 YEARS OF MODEL FLYING
BMFA  AFFILIATION NUMBER 2581

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Club Meetings at the Bransgore Village Hall and Flying Meetings

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Bransgore Village Hall, 116 Burley Rd, Bransgore, Christchurch BH23 8AY.

There is plenty of parking, and there is a sports/rec field attached where flying may be possible.

The meeting room is booked from 7pm to 10pm.

Club Slope Days Out - Every 2nd Thursday of the month (but not in the winter).

Club electric glider and bungee glider competition at Stanpit every Friday evening May - Sep. Details here

 

Jun

Wed 5 Club meeting,Sat 29 June, Britten Norman Islander Open day, IofW, Sun 30th Rose Bowl Glider Comp

Jul

Wed 3 Club meeting, Sat 20 Club free Fun Comp and BBQ

Aug

Wed 7 Chuckie Comp Bransgore Village Hall - see below

Sep

Wed 4 Club meeting - Constuction and Finish competition judging. Sat 21 Longham Open Day new date. DORSET SWAPMEET SAT 7 SEP SEE BELOW

Oct

Wed 2 Club meeting, Photo Competition - see below.

Nov

Wed 6th Club Auction

Dec

Wed 4th AGM

Jan

Wed 8th (NOT 1st) 2020 Quiz Night hosted by the Old Farts.

FREE FLIGHT CHUCKIE COMPETITION T&Cs

Rules: Competitors have 60 minutes to make a model glider using one sheet of 1/16 x 3” x 3 feet of balsa wood (or metric equivalent.)

No drawn plans, no pre-marking the sheet, no pre-cutting, no photos or pics using a mobile phone, etc.

Please bring a newspaper or thick magazine to use on the tables so as not to mark them when using the scalpel you will need to bring. Suggested using spots of super glue to attach parts. Please bring your own sandpaper and small wood block to use to add shape to the model if you want to.

Only plasticine or similar material to be used as nose weight.

Tasks: Distance. 1. From launch point fly as far as possible along the hall. 10 attempts for each participant taking turns.

             Duration. 2. Fly the same model for as long as possible around the room. (from a set position)

Marks up to 12 for max distance per flight.

  • Timed score in seconds & 100th of a second for duration.
     
  • The best 5 from 10 scores are percentaged against the winner from each task to decide the final positions.

It really is a FUN comp.

PHOTO COMPETITION T&Cs

It's time to dust off your cameras and get snapping - announcing a new club photo competition. Digital only, I'm afraid, but we thought it would be fun to have an evening of showing some photos of aircraft - model and full-size - and turn it into a little competition.

We propose 5 categories - 4 still images and one video:

- member with model

- member's model in flight

- full size, either airforce or civilian

- any other modelling activity (flying, building, socialising , crashing etc.)

- video, 2 minute max, of any modelling activity.

This is planned for our October meeting to give you plenty of time to take new photos or to search out your best from your files. Enter up to 2 still images in each category, maximum file size 2mb. And send your entries to me 3-4 weeks before the meeting and I will put them randomly into presentations and we can all vote for our favourites. And maybe an overall favourite.

Hopefully we'll get enough entries to have a fun evening with lots of good images.

Alan will display the entries using our projector and 80” screen.

Remember, you can use your mobile phone or iPad (or smart equivalents) to take the photo/s / video.

Any questions, talk to Alan B (ajbutterworth16@gmail.com)

DORSET MODEL AIRCRAFT SWAPMEET

 

        • Saturday 7 September 2019

Traders 08.45

Buyers 09.30

 

          • Marcia’s Café / Farm Shop Spetisbury DT11 9DF

A350 just South of Blandford Forum

 

        • Space 1.98m x 1.5m £7 inc entry Normal entry for buyers £4
          • Café, bar & WC’s on site Free parking
          • Contact John Bainbridge Tel :- 01258458749
  • Mob :- 07864297226

 

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