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  • ParkZone T-28 Trojan and Mini Vapor at Indoor Flying

    ParkZone T-28 Trojan and Mini Vapor at Indoor Flying
    It was another fun night of indoor flying on Thursday.  A crowd of pilots and spectators gathered to enjoy a variety of RC planes as they took to the air inside ETSA Stadium.  Some of the models on display included the ParkZone T-28 Trojan.  This brilliant scale plane's flight characteristics were just as good as its apperance.  Its smooth takeoffs and landings were matched by its graceful performance in the air.  As you can see in the video footage we captured on the night, the Trojan maneouvers easily, making it a great choice for intermediate-level pilot...

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  • Indoor Flying with the Phoenix in January

    Indoor Flying with the Phoenix in January
    WE COMMENCE 2013 AT THE NETBALL STADIUM... Whilst the evening started off in a somewhat mild manner, it did end up being a fascinating night of indoor flying, as they usually do. Netball SA’s Duty Manager, Adam was back with us after what has been a fairly long break when he had been rostered on other shifts that just did not coincide with our flying times. Welcome back Adam. I open the photographic portion of this months story with a shot of, not only the box but also of the latest baby heli which, although only released in the U.S.A. at present, it will be showing its pretty little face in our leading hobby shops in the fairly near future, so watch for it.   It is called the Blade (what other na...

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  • Blade mCP X BL and ParkZone Visionaire at Indoor Flying

    Blade mCP X BL and ParkZone Visionaire at Indoor Flying
    Last night was certainly an amazing experience for everyone who came along to Modelflight's indoor flying session at ETSA Park, South Australia.  A lot of new products have arrived since the last indoor flight in December 2012, with two of them being showcased with great reception.  Despite the hot weather, around 30 pilots and spectators watched as the Blade mCP X BL...

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  • The final indoor flying for 2012 in Adelaide

    The final indoor flying for 2012 in Adelaide
    Well dear readers, although our final indoor gathering for 2012 began fairly quietly at ETSA Netball Stadium perhaps due to it being a quite languid evening and our fliers being a little loath to leave their air-conditioning,  for some unknown reason, we seemed to have a larger-than-normal group of young people and due to our friend Chuck T. having more than just a mop of hair on his head, he showed excellent forethought and a great relationship with the littlies.  However, more on that shortly – firstly let me mention our latest dad (in our midst of course) and I speak of Michael whose lovely wife presented him with a young gentleman and, no doubt, a future flier at ETSA Park.  At just five weeks, I believe that he already has excellent con...

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  • Indoor Flying in November 2012

    Indoor Flying in November 2012
    What a fascinating and interesting night was ahead for friends, both flying and spectators, who were able to make it to ETSA PARK for the November event. There were new models, such as helis, Quads and fixed wing aircraft  and there were also people there who could almost be classed as “new models” because of the duration in time since we last saw them. My first photo shows two fliers who ably fitted this description, and I speak of Mike, the father, and Ryan, the son – Holmes, each in their own right, excellent fliers and it was with much pleasure that we welcomed their return to the fold. ...

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  • Indoor Flying - October Phoenix Report

    Indoor Flying - October Phoenix Report
    What began as a somewhat mediocre evening at Indoor Flying, quickly blossomed into a ‘NIGHT TO REMEMBER!”  As we have two “Michaels” who are prominent on the third Thursday of each month, I shall call them Junior Michael and Senior Michael with the Senior being the Managing Director of Model Flight and the Junior, one of our most avid fliers. On this occasion, Junior Michael became the star of the show on the night in question, when his Micro Mustang, of all the objects with which he COULD HAVE become entwined, he selected a long piece of wire (2mm) that was hanging from the rafters. The said aircraft dangled by its propeller, which was wrapped several times around the wire. (See my first picture of the hapless aircraft.) Lots of recovery means were discussed by the flying group – put a table on top of another and stand on it. That suggestion, whilst offered and accep...

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  • Another Night at the Netball Stadium with The Phoenix

    Another Night at the Netball Stadium with The Phoenix
    For all those who were able to attend Indoor Flying in September, you shared with all in attendance a most interesting and exciting evening, To really commence at the beginning, I must mention our latest import and his input, thanks to Model Flight. The name Chris Brislin would not mean a great deal to most people who reside over the border in S.A. but to American residents of Tucson, Arizona, a large number of them would realize that Chris flew himself, not only into American history, but into World history by gaining a podium finish in the Tucson Shootout competitions. Yes dear friends, if you look at my first picture of Chris, please realize that you are looking at, and those who fly at future Indoor Meets at ETSA Park are flying with, the aerobatic model flier who is in the top few...

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  • Mid-Airs a Feature at June Indoor RC Flying

    Mid-Airs a Feature at June Indoor RC Flying
    No! I am not able to give a reason for so many mid-airs on this night. It was by no means our largest number of fliers and it would be impossible to pin-point whether it was more frequent among the Micro models or the larger “Foamies” for it was spread fairly evenly among all aircraft.  They did happen and it was a shame for those involved and the ensuing work that would be necessary for their repair. A lot of interest was shown in Mike O’Reilly’s micro jet  Mig. (Please see my first picture above.) It was an attractive little aircraft to say the least and with no external propeller, its lines were particularly clean.  Some of our friends had seen this little “whiz ship” in action at Monarto’s Jet Day and they expected it to be...

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  • Indoor flying at Adelaide Netball Stadium, April 2010

    Indoor flying at Adelaide Netball Stadium, April 2010
    Our April Indoor Meeting had a touch of Royalty to add a little richness to its flavor – I speak of Speedway Royalty for those who can remember the days of Rowley Park which brought fame to many men and women over its 20-plus years of existence. One who will be remembered by his followers for many years to come is Bill Wigzell (“Wigzell The Wizard”) Bill was one of the leading competitors in not only South Australia, but in all speedway tracks throughout the nation. My opening shot this month is of Bill, who brought two of his grandies along to see just what we got up to each month. The Wigzells have recently discovered that the dam on Bill’s Cherry Gardens property is better suited to radio controlled boats than “just feeding the sheep and cattle.” The grandchildren – the...

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  • Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1

    Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1
    At our last indoor flying session in Adelaide we tried to do an Aero-tow, but unfortunately, our stadiums are not high enough or long enough, so we didn't have too much luck. The RC Glider could not get above the carbon cub in the short flying area we had, but hey! we gave it a go and the last try we did get a take of and a release. Next time we will try it outside with plenty of space, still worth a look though if your craving the new E-flite UMX Aero-tow combo. Watch Mike and Hamish's attempt here:...

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