Leicester Model Aero Club


Colin Wilson / Gary Townsend / Matt James / RichardV

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Lutterworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

The Leicester Model Aero Club (LMAC) was founded in 1932, by a group of 14 to 16 year olds who flew rubber powered models on Leicester's Victoria Park. It was originally called the Stoneygate Model Aero Club after the area of the City where most of the members lived, but was renamed Leicester Model Aero Club as the membership grew. The first Secretary was Norrie Williams (sadly deceased), and the first Treasurer was the still active Reg Goadby.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017
1 flights
Just 1 flight in the snow. The flying was fun, but the heli came down a bit damp, so I didn't do it again.. Just dried the heli in the workshop and called it a day.

Sat, 9 Dec 2017
16 flights
All on my own at Gumley today. Freezing cold but I got a few flights in, and it wasn't too bad in the end. Worked on some new moves too.

Sun, 3 Dec 2017
14 flights
Enjoyed flying, not too many fixies around. Dan and Bill crashed their planes, but I had a really good day, felt very connected with the heli. The sun seems to go down awfully early though.
Sat, 2 Dec 2017
4 flights
Mist and drizzle for most of the morning. A brief break with the clouds lifting, but then rain. Called it a day after spending most of it simming in the workshop.
Sun, 26 Nov 2017
10 flights
Started off blue skies, but quickly went grey, wet and very cold.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017
7 flights
Cold and windy, but exactly the kind of day I needed. Spent an hour in the shed getting the geometry a bit better, and then a few test flights in windy conditions. I replaced the RJX blades with Aligns and I'm far happier with them, especially in the autos. The piros are far better with the updated geom, very flat and hardly any mainshaft movement. It's definitely less grabby during piro loops, even in the wind.
I got to play a bit with the Style slider, but I couldn't feel much difference.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017
15 flights
A really nice day of blue skies and sun. Got to play with the settings and got some decent flying in.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
1 flights
Sun, 19 Nov 2017
2 flights
Test flew Alan's 470 at Gumley. Went through to Clipston so he could fly it as well. He flew much better than I expected he would, and he got to go home with the heli still intact.
Sun, 5 Nov 2017
21 flights
It was sunny first thing this morning, but as I arrived at Larcs it started raining. I moved on to Gumley and waited for the rain to pass. Pretty cold and windy, so it was full winter gear with mitt and thermals. Was supposed to go to MK, but with the mediocre conditions and early sundown, it wasn't worth the drive.
I stayed to watch a bit of the bonfire and night flying until it got too cold.

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