Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Action from the LMAC Indoor session on 21st December 2014

Action from the LMAC Indoor session on 21st December 2014 - Many thank to Colin Wilson for providing the excellent photos

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sunday 21st December 2014 Indoor Flying meeting

Just a reminder, the first of our 2014/2015 Indoor Flying events at our new venue Sports Connexion at Ryton on Dunsmore CV8 3FL. is running on Sunday 21st December 2014 between 18:30 and 22:00. 

The weather forecast for the next week doesn't not look particularly favorable, so why not get some stick time and come and join the LMAC indoor fun?  It maybe the final of the BBC Apprentice on Sunday evening, but that's what BBC iPlayer is for!!

Hopefully we will have some hot drinks and biscuits available too and lots of friendly banter.

We hope you can join us.  Failing that, another session is booked on the 11th January 2015 at the same venue and hopefully you'll be able to try out some of your Christmas flying presents!

On behalf of the LMAC Committee, we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous healthy New Year.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Two dates for your diaries - Annual General Meeting and December Indoor Flying Meeting

Two dates for your diaries.

Firstly the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 8th December at the Kidworth Grammar School - School Road, Kidworth LE8 0EW.  The meeting will commence at 19:30 but tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 19:00.

Secondly, the first of the LMAC indoor flying meetings at our new venue has been confirmed. The meeting will be on Sunday 21st December between 18:30 and 22:00 and held at the Sports Connexion at Ryton on Dunsmore CV8 3FL.  More details and dates for future meetings will appear on the Indoor Flying Page and Facebook over the next few days.

The following video shows some action from Sky Blue Indoor Flying which is also held at the Sports Connexion and gives you a very good representation of the sport hall which we will be using:

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Indoor Flying Update

As you will have no doubt seen with the regular LMAC email updates. Due to the Roller Skating sessions being extended at Parklands until 10pm, the Saturday time slot is no longer available for us for our indoor flying activities. We're currently trying to seek an alternative venue which will provide us with a couple of hours per month at a reasonable price.  At present, this is proving difficult to find, but the search will continue.

Further updates will be provided, so keep an eye on the Indoor page and future email updates.

If anyone has any suggestions in terms of suitable available venues then let Matt Chamberlain know.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

FPV chase - Bixler 3 on Tucano

A spot of FPV chasing by Matt Chamberlain, trying to keep Peter Elson's Tucano in shot.

LMAC - 5th October 2014 - Flight Actio

Some of the action from LMAC earlier today by Matt Chamberlain. Thanks to Andy Prime for the use of his new 400mm lens. Just a selection from the few Matt took earlier. Hope your model figures..... enjoy

Friday, 3 October 2014

More FPV fun around LMAC.

Simon Carter and Matt Chamberlain having a bit of FPV fun around LMAC on Sunday 28th September

Monday, 29 September 2014

Action from Sunday 28th September 2014

It was a stunning autumn weather on Sunday 28th September at LMAC with lots of new models getting their maidens.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Club EGM - Tuesday, 2nd September at Kibworth Grammar School, (LE8 0EW), at 7:30pm

The Club EGM to discuss and vote on the proposed changes to the club documentation is next Tuesday, 2nd September at Kibworth Grammar School, (LE8 0EW), at 7:30pm. Please do your best to make it as it affects us all to some degree.

Monday, 25 August 2014

British Nationals 'NATS' 2014 - Show line action shots

British Nationals 'NATS' 2014 - Show line action shots by Matt Chamberlain.  Please share any pictures you captured during the NATS and we can add them here.

British Nationals 2014

Can you spot yourself?  Click on the picture to be taken to a site where you can rotate the image around and see the extent of the Nats.

 BMFA Nats 2014 from the Air

Monday, 18 August 2014

Gala Day 2014 - 17th August 2014

Thanks to Howard Murphy for providing the pictures from LMAC Gala Day 2014. After a wet start, the rain cleared by the wind remained! There was still an excellent turn out and I hope the members and guests enjoyed the BBQ food which was kindly laid on.  Many thanks to all those who helped and made the day a good one.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A 1st and 2nd for LMAC

The ink on the new BMFA Multi-Rotor A and B tests had hardly had time to dry having been published late on Tuesday 12th August, but LMAC members John Payne and Matt Chamberlain became the first known people in the country to pass the new BMFA A Multi-Rotor test on Wednesday 13th August as the sun was going down.  The tests were examined by our newly appointed Helicopter Examiner Richard Van Aken and were also overlooked by BMFA Cheif Examiner Andy Symons who was visiting LMAC on Wednesday to carry out some noise testing experiments.

Well done to both John and Matt and hopefully some of the other LMAC multi-rotor pilots will work towards these achievements too.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

BMFA Multi-Rotor Achievement Scheme Launched!

After many requests from clubs and individuals the BMFA Multi-Rotor achievement scheme has been launched.
The standards and guidelines booklets are available to download from or directly from the links below.

Multi-Rotor A

Multi-Rotor B

Test forms for examiners can be obtained by calling the BMFA office on 0116 244 0028 or by emailing
Test forms will also be available from the BMFA tent at the Nationals.
We should be in receipt of these forms at the club on Wednesday 13th August for all of those Multi-Rotor pilots who wish to have a go at these tests.

Basic Carrier Deck competition 3rd August 2014 - report and results

Andy Green has provided the following link/update following the recent Carrier Deck competition in early August.  More pictures to follow.

Basic Carrier Deck competition 3rd August 2014 - report and results

Friday, 8 August 2014

Provisional dates for the LMAC Indoor Flying sessions 2014/5

Provisional dates for the LMAC 2014/5 Indoor season have been penciled in.  We're just awaiting confirmation from Parklands given that they have refurbishment works on-going.  We should get confirmation by the end of August that the below dates are confirmed.  As with previous years, should there by demand for more sessions in a month, then these can be accommodated as required.

Date of meeting at Parklands Leisure Centre Wigston LE2 5QG
Saturday 18th October 2014 8pm-10pm
Saturday 15th November 2014 8pm-10pm
Saturday 13th December 2014 8pm-10pm
Saturday 10th January 2015 8pm-10pm
Saturday 7th February 2015 8pm-10pm
Saturday 14th March 2015 8pm-10pm

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sunday 3rd August - Control Line - Carrier Deck gathering

Some pictures from Sunday 3rd August - LMAC Control Line - Carrier Deck gathering.  Good to see all those involved having a good time.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Well done - Helicopter BMFA Tests

Congratulations to Richard Van Aken and Matt Chamberlain who passed their BMFA Helicopter Examiner and B certificates respectively on Saturday 26th July. We now have a Helicopter examiner once again, so anyone wishing to work towards their A and B tests is encouraged to do so and Richard and Matt will be on hand to assist.

Thanks to those LMAC members who patiently waited to fly whilst we completed the tests. Many thanks also to BMFA Examiner Adrian Clarke who traveled across from Stratford Upon Avon to carry out the tests.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Warbird Day 2014 - 20th July 2014

Many thanks to all those members and visitors who attended the LMAC Warbird 2014 themed day. Having checked the sign-in book, there were 36 distinct members who attended the site on Sunday and that doesn't include the many visitors who were also present on the day. There were some fantastic models flown and on display. Hopefully this won't be the last of the LMAC 'themed days' and if anyone else has any suggestions for other themed events then please let us know. Enjoy the pictures and hopefully I was able to capture most of the warbirds and other models which were on display/flown.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Helicopter - BMFA Achievement Scheme Day - Saturday 26th July 2014

For all those members who are looking to attain their Helicopter BMFA A, B or Examiner certificates, we have arranged for a BMFA Area Helicopter examiner to visit the club on Saturday 26th July to examine a number of helicopter pilots. The BMFA achievement scheme helps promote safe flying and as club members, this is something which we should all be striving for.

Leading up to the 26th July, we will be running sessions where the different schedules can be practiced and assistance will be provide to help you with this. Just speak to Richard Van Aiken or Matt Chamberlain if you need any help and wish to participate on the 26th July.

We will be keeping a watchful eye on the weather forecast leading up to the date, so keep an eye on this page and the LMAC Facebook page for more details.

Similar schemes for Fixed Wing pilots are also being planned; so watch this space!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Flying action from LMAC - 1st June 2014

Set 1 by Colin Wilson, use  the left and right icons on the picture to scroll through or click on the link below to go to the full set of pictures on Flickr.  Many thanks as always Colin.

Set 2 by Matt Chamberlain which also captures a picture of three Red Kites over the flying field on Sunday. There were actually four Red Kites jockeying for territory.

Monday, 12 May 2014

LMAC - Warbird Themed Day confirmed for Sunday 20th July 2014

We're delighted to announce that the LMAC Warbird themed day has been confirmed for Sunday 20th July 2014 and all LMAC members are very welcome to bring their Warbirds (old and new) to display or fly. More details to follow, but add the date to your diaries and get those warbirds ready!

Although the day has set aside as a Warbird themed day, this in no way restricts you flying none Warbirds.

We look forward to see plenty of Warbirds on display on Sunday 20th July!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Flying action from Sunday 4th May 2014

Well the weather for the first May Bank Holiday long weekend has been kind to us so far with many LMAC members making the trip to the immaculate looking flying site.

Howard Murphy shares the first set of the weekend showing the action under the blue skies.  Click on the left and right arrows to scroll through the pictures or alternatively click on the link below to go to the complete set page.  I'm sure many of you will have smart phones and tablets, so if you haven't already, download the free Flickr App from the iTunes and Android Store and you can follow the Leicester Model Aero Club directly through the App.

The second set is from Matt Chamberlain with some shots of the Spitfire taken by Dan Simmonds. The Spitfire flight is a tribute to the late Dennis Belleini who previously built and owned the Kyosho Spitfire. Ironically as we found out later in the day; today actually marks the anniversary of Dennis's death so how fitting that today should be the first time this Spitfire has flown. We hope Dennis was looking down with a smile on his face. :)

Aerial shots from Saturday May 3rd

Some aerial shots from Saturday May 3rd.

Aerial Align Trex 550 footage.

Matt Chamberlain FPVing his DJI450 Quadcopter with some nice shots of Richard Van Aken's Trex 550 Helicopter performing some flips and loops.

John Payne flying his DJI 450 Naza Quadcopter

John Payne flying his DJI 450 Naza Quadcopter from earlier in the week. Nice one John.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Action from the Easter Monday Flying at LMAC - 21st April 2014

Some of the action from the LMAC Easter Monday flying on 21st April 2014. Click on the link below to see the full set as provided by Matt Chamberlain. I'm sure you'll agree Peter Elsom's electric converted Spitfire looks just stunning. If only we could replicate the merlin engine sound then that would be something else!  Enjoy.

Some of the LMAC members visited the Coventry Air Museum on Sunday 20th April 2014. Here are a selection of photos from the day provided by Howard Murphy.  Use the left/right arrows to scroll through the pictures or click on the link below to be taken to the Flickr Album where all the pictures can be viewed.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

First Wednesday night fly-in - 16th April

The first Wednesday evening Fly-in also known as Pizza Wednesday took place on 16th April. The flight line was busy and we were treated to a gorgeous sunny day/evening where a number of members took full advantage. The oven was pretty busy too! Flick on the following link or use the left and right arrows on the picture below to get a glimpse of the planes and helis on display.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Monday 21st April - Flying / BBQ meet

Subject to the weather behaving, we're hoping to get the BBQ out at our LMAC site on Easter Monday 21st April.  All contributions will be gladly cooked/eaten, so please bring something with you on Monday! We look forward to see you there!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

LMAC Flying Action - Sunday 13th April 2014

Despite the gorgeous sunshine, those that ventured up to the field on Sunday 13th April were met with a stiff wind gusting well over 20 mph. Despite this, the aircraft still took to the air and the camera were on hand to capture the action once again. Many thanks to Howard Murphy, Matt James and Matt Chamberlain for providing the action shots.  Use the left/right arrows on the pictures to scroll through the available shots or click the either of the two links below to be taken to the complete sets on Flickr.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

LMAC Flying Action - Sunday 30th March 2014

The action from Sunday 30th March 2014.

 Sadly Flickr have removed their sharing feature with Blogger, so I't not as easy to put the pictures in thumbnails now. Use the left and right arrows on the picture to navigate between the pictures or click on the link to go below to look at the complete set of pictures.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

LMAC - Hard Standing work in progress video by John Payne

Thanks to John Payne for sharing this video he captured from his Quadcopter on Saturday 22nd March 2014 of the concrete being poured into the new hard standing area at LMAC.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

One final indoor session - Booked for Saturday 12th April 2014 8pm

Due to popular demand, one final indoor session before Autumn 2014 has been booked for Saturday 12th April 2014 8pm at the usual Parklands venue in Wigston. Hopefully we will be transitioning to more out door flying over the summer months before resuming our indoor events around September/October. We look forward to see you at Parklands.


Monday, 24 March 2014

Inverted with Gumley Church in the background

Richard Van Aken dons a new canopy on his Align Trex 550 and poses for a great shot with Gumley church as a backdrop.

LMAC - 23rd March 2014 - Set 2


Set 2 from Sunday 23rd March 2014 By Matt Chamberlain.

LMAC - 23rd March 2014 - Set 1


Set 1 from Sunday 23rd March 2014 By Howard Murphy. It was only the hardy that flew in the stiff cold wind.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

LMAC - Hard Standing Project - March 2014

A load more pictures by John Payne of the workers laying the new hard standing at LMAC. Many thanks to all. Having visited the site today, it's drying well and looks very good!