Monthly Archives: April 2014
April 24, 2014 27
Version 5 of the Phoenix Flight Simulator was one of the most anticipated releases from the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2014. Today, we are pleased to announce that this new RC software has arrived at Modelflight. This simulator comes with many exciting new features, which we wanted to discuss in more detail here. The key drawcard of this new flight sim is that it comes with the Phoenix Builder companion software.
Phoenix Builder allows you to import your own RC plane and helicopter designs from almost any 3D CAD program. After loading this source geometry, you can then use Phoenix to customise your design. Irrespective of whether you want to add control surfaces or modify the finer flight characteristics, you will find that the Builder gives you great control over the creation of your very own RC model. You can even modify the characteristics of the models that come as standard with the Phoenix simulator.
When you have crafted the model of your dreams, you can then take it for a test run in the Phoenix Flight Simulator or share it online with other Phoenix users. Of course, you can also browse online for other unique models that have been created. If any of them take your fancy, you can download them for free! Version 5 of the Phoenix Flight Simulator lets you develop your skills as a pilot and as a creator!
Another great feature in this new RC simulator is the inclusion of all the latest planes and helicopters. In fact, there are over 200 models to choose from in Version 5. What's more, these models come with all the latest RC technology that you would expect to see in the real-life versions, such as AS3X and SAFE Technology. This gives you the most authentic simulation experience available. Phoenix have also included new camera views, including chase camera and cockpit perspectives. This adds a whole new level of excitment to your simulator.
In keeping with the high standards of previous versions, the Phoenix Flight Simulator maintains its InfinityScape landscape
April 22, 2014
On the surface, the situation looked a little brighter than it has been at ETSA Park over the past two months and I am opening my story this month with a picky of a trio who are usually the life of the party. They are from left to right: Matthew Chapple, Mike Holmes and J.J.
Their antics are usually well worth taking the time out from flying to see them in action. They are all brilliant fliers and no doubt most of you have witnessed their flying at fields throughout the State. It is not surprising to see David getting all "up close and personal" with the tenth scale Griffon hovercraft for a little later in the evening he took the controls and had no problems with hovering or flying the interesting machine.
April 06, 2014 59
View all RC Model Aero Clubs in Victoria in a larger map
Albury Wodonga Model Flyers
Contact: Albert Goodman
Address: Cnr Murray Valley Highway & Old Barnawatha Road, Barnawartha North
Ararat & District Aeromodellers Club
The Club are located 5km from Ararat and have 30 members.
Contact: David Lovell
Address: Warrack Road, East of Ararat, Ararat
Bacchus Marsh Model Aircraft Association
Contact: Gary Green
Address: Miles Road, Parwan
Bairnsdale & District Model Aero Club
BaDMAC fly on
April 01, 2014
Many years ago, The Late Max Starick designed and built a light, but fairly basic little aircraft. It was, sort of, a balsa stick with an extremely light covered wing and tailplane assembly that only relied on two moving surfaces. A rudder and an elevator and it was powered by a loop of rubber that was connected to the propeller. It could really only be flown indoor, as any breath of wind would fly it off course, often violently so an area was sort that was normally used as an aircraft hanger. The Starick model was called a "Hangar Rat."
Literally dozens of these little "rats" were built and those who flew them were usually under the guidance and assistance of The Late Leo O'Reilly who organised that, after trying several venues, we settled on the Recreation Hall at Blackwood. In many ways, history repeats itself as many Hanger Rats were quite often assembled on the counter of Leo's model shop, Model Flight in the Southern Suburbs. Few of we fliers these days would not be flying