Leicester Model Aero Club

Colin Wilson / Gary Townsend / Matt James / RichardV

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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, 11 Feb 2018
RichardV
13 flights
High wind, hail and snow, still a blizzard out there now. After yesterday's bench trimming, the heli is flying fine. It has a little shudder at high speed that might be related to head gain, but I'll play with it on a day more conducive to testing.

The A machine has been dismantled and made ready for packing. I'll fly and tune the B a bit more this week, and then I'll pack that too.

Sun, 4 Feb 2018
RichardV
19 flights
High of 3 degrees, wind, snow and rain. At least the flightline stayed clear. Flew the B machine a few times, but it needs the dampers replacing and a lot of trimming.
Sun, 28 Jan 2018
RichardV
21 flights
Sunny and windy. Windy enough to keep the fixies off the flightline, so I pretty much flew all day. Alan brought his 470 down, although he didn't get to fly. I took it for a test fly and a gust took it away. I literally had no control until the heli exited 20 metres downwind and I managed to get control back. I should have stopped right there, but I thought I'd give it another go, and 1 minute later another gust came through and put the heli in the fence. Idiot!
I'd set it up so docile for him to learn that the FBL simply didn't have enough throws to cope with being thrown around. Fortunately it's a hardy heli and it's just a few links and a main gear.
I carried on flying my 700 and had a really nice session. Finished up when it got too dark to fly any more.
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
RichardV
6 flights
A small break in the weather this morning, enough for 6 flights before the rain came down. Home for soldering new packs and setting the Hacker up.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018
RichardV
0 flights
Met Office showed a break in the weather this morning so it was a rush to get up to the club early. Unfortunately the snow never stopped. I helped out with clearing the hedge and making a path around the pond, and then home to discharge the packs.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
RichardV
13 flights
Started at Gumley but it was always going to get busy with the decent forecast. Went to Larcs and had a few flights with Malcolm, etc. Then back to Gumley for lunch and an empty flightline. Not a bad day, just very cold once the wind picked up.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018
RichardV
13 flights
Started at Gumley but it was always going to get busy with the decent forecast. Went to Larcs and had a few flights with Malcolm, etc. Then back to Gumley for lunch and an empty flightline. Not a bad day, just very cold once the wind picked up.
Sun, 7 Jan 2018
RichardV
18 flights
A nice morning that turned into a freezing afternoon as the wind picked up.
I brought the genny along in case I needed it for Larcs. Getting it started after not running for a few months proved to take a bit of effort, but with some new fuel and an oil top up it ran well.
Sat, 6 Jan 2018
RichardV
16 flights
Cold, windy, grey and a model in desperate need of maintenance.
Mon, 1 Jan 2018
RichardV
15 flights
Showers over lunch but a nice day nonetheless.

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