Thursday, 24 December 2015

Additional indoor event for January 2016 has been booked (10th and 17th January booked)

Given the very poor weather in December, an additional indoor flying meeting has been booked for Sunday 10th January between 18:00 to 22:00 at the Sports Connexion in Ryton. Email updates will be sent out as a reminder a few days before. Keep an eye on the indoor page, calendar and Facebook for more details.  Sunday 17th January at the same times is also booked.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

AGM 2015 - Jack Marsh Trophy presentation

Congratulations to Howard Murphy for winning the 2015 Jack Marsh Trophy and also to Virginia Robson who was pipped into a very close second place. I'm sure you will all join me in congratulating them both, but to also reflect on the many things both have contributed over the past twelve months to our great club. Thank you both! Thanks also to all the other members who were nominated for the Jack Marsh trophy this year and have made a difference.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

A thanks on two accounts.....

You may recall earlier this year we assisted the Widow (Lynn Atkins) of ex LMAC member Stuart Atkins in selling a number of Stuarts prized models?  Lynn kindly donated a Boomerang trainer which was in need of a bit of repair; Very kindly, Roy Monk offered and repaired the tail sections of the trainer. LMAC now have a trainer which is available to train new LMAC pilots.

Many thanks to both Lynn and Roy!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Flying action at LMAC - Sunday 4th October 2015

Some shots of the flying action at LMAC on Sunday 4th October. Photos by Colin Wilson & Matt Chamberlain.

LMAC - 4th October 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

2015 / 2016 Indoor Flying dates announced

Please see the indoor page for more details. In short same venue at Ryton with the following dates booked for the large blue hall.  Always check the LMAC Calendar / FB for any last minute changes.

Sunday 18th October 2015 - 18:30 to 22:00
Saturday 21st November 2015 - 18:30 to 22:00
Saturday 5th December 2015 - 18:30 to 22:00

Sunday 10th January 2016 - 18:30 to 22:00
Sunday 17th January 2016 - 18:30 to 22:00
Sunday 28th February 2016 - 18:30 to 22:00
Sunday 20th March 2016 - 18:30 to 22:00

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Further Gala Day pics by Howard Murphy.

A fantastic set of photos from Howard Murphy taken on LMAC Gala Day on Sunday 9th August 2015.  Enjoy and many thanks Howard.

Two very beautiful smiles as the cover photo too :)

LMAC - 9th August 2015 - Gala Day by Howard Murphy

Sunday, 16 August 2015

'A' Success - Luke Oliver and John Palmer

Congratulations to both Luke Oliver and John Palmer who successfully passed their BMFA Fixed Wing A tests in the first half of August.  Well done chaps!

LMAC Gala Day 2015 - 9th August 2015

What an excellent day it was too. The weather was kind to us during the day and the day kicked off early for some, 7:30ish, to get the gazebos up and the control line competition equipment laid out.

LMAC - 9th August 2015 - Gala Day

The flying was well supported all day on both the main flying field and the control line circles. The control line boys were running a carrier deck competition and welcomed anyone who wanted to understand the whys and wherefores of what they were doing. I might add that some of them were using 2.4gHz radio to control their throttles and the site of an electric powered Me 262, yes it was fan powered, was inspiring. There were many equally detailed models, both electric and IC, and they were great to watch. Well done Andy for organising the competition.

The main flying site saw the usual crowd of LMAC pilots with a couple of guests. The heli guests were Jack and Matt Bishop, from Team Midland Helicopters, and they gave some excellent displays during the day drawing applause from the crowd. Well done guys and it was a pleasure to have you flying with us.

The winter build competition didn't draw in many entrants this year, 3 to be precise, but it was a closely fought thing. After the judging by Sandra SimmonDs and Virginia Robson the final order of the day was Bob Stanley in 1st place, Jim Deacon in second and I was in third. Congratulations lads and lets hope there will be more interest next year.

The BBQ was well managed by Howard Murphy and Dan Simmonds with burgers and sausages galore. The excellent coleslaw, made by Sandra and hereinafter called Sanslaw, drew many admirers, quite rightly too. There was chilli, made by Virginia, and lots of salad stuff and chicken pieces to go around. Thanks to all involved with the food, it was much appreciated by all there.

The bouncy castle, organised by Max Stringer, drew the kids and I also saw some of the adults playing on it as well. You know who you are!

I would estimate that there were around 100 people there all together and the whole day went smoothly, down to the putting away of all of the equipment at the end of the day and the final cleaning up. The field was in great shape, the safety netting all in place, and I heard a lot of people commenting on what a lovely facility we have at Gumley. We even got a couple of new members who wanted to join.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Former LMAC member Stuart Atkins - Planes for Sale.

We received an email from Lynn Atkins (the widow of Stuart Atkins a former LMAC member who sadly passed away recently) earlier this week to ask whether anyone within the club would like to buy any of Stuarts RC planes which have been in the attic since. 

Lynn is just after reasonable offers with all proceeds going to her kids. If you're interested in any of the models then just send Matt Chamberlain a message and I can assist with the rest. Most planes have 4F/S engines, servos and a 35meg receiver. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The views above LMAC

The spring time evenings with low sun and vibrant colours make for some spectacular views above LMAC. The pictures were taken by Matt Chamberlain using the Gopro Hero 4 camera which was strapped to a Team Black Sheep Discovery Pro quadcopter.  Feel free to download the images if you want to use them for desktop backgrounds etc.

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Bank Holiday Monday 4th May flying action

Flying action from Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015 kindly shared by Howard Murphy.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

LMAC - Sunday 22nd March - Flight Action

A selection of flight action from Sunday 22nd March. Spring had certainly sprung and a number of members took full advantage.  Pictures provided by Matt Chamberlain.

LMAC assisting the local university with RC related projects

A team of Leicester University students contacted LMAC recently requesting assistance with the test flight of their Search and Rescue plane they have created as part of a group project.  Their initial wing wasn't really fit for purpose, so we had to improvise and give them a wing which worked and got the plane airborne.   Thanks to those LMAC members who assisted on the day.

Also contacting LMAC recently was Loughborough University Student Rob Law who is working on a project got get multi-rotors to track vehicles (formula one cars is the aim). Rob took the opportunity on Sunday 22nd March to do some testing as well as practicing for his multi-rotor A certificate. Whilst on site, Rob captured the following aerial video showing other LMAC planes in action.

International Drone Day - March 14th 2015

A few hardy LMAC 'Dronies' braved the weather and turned out for the International Drone day on Saturday 14th March.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

LMAC - flying action from Sunday 8th February 2015

A selection of the flying action from Sunday 8th February 2015 curtsey of Matt Chamberlain. Hopefully now the Spring is approaching we will be seeing a lot more pictures. Enjoy.