Changes and updates to race dates.
JUNE 25TH RACE date has moved to Sculthorpe
JULY race date has been dropped due to the pressures of practice for and the world championships.
We can now confirm the 2 day Festival of Pylon at the National Centre over the weekend 23-24th September is on. We are hoping with the support of current UK racers we can give the opportunity to non-racers to come and have ago (more info on this to follow), along with some championship racing. Two courses will be set up, one to cater for and promote Club200/E2K/club20 and models of a similar size, the other course being a 200m course for 40 or similar size …models.
Interest and support from outside of pylon is currently very good, so much so that we have been asked to put in an application for a chance to run the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom Queens Cup event over the same weekend. An application is being submitted for us to run a Q40-F3T event with a provisional format of 3 qualifying heats on Saturday afternoon, then 3 on Sunday morning followed by 2 semi-finals and a final in the afternoon.
More information plus entry and camping form will follow very soon.
Website for the 2017 F3D world championship is now up and running.
Click Here to view the update PowerPoint slides from the BMFA
As the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, FAI has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.
Click Here to view full transcript from the FAI
The location identified is Buckminster Lodge, a former equestrian centre, situated on the Leicestershire/Lincolnshire border, close to the towns of Grantham and Melton Mowbray and approximately 5 miles from the A1
The site consists of 43 acres of land with existing buildings and structures on the southern boundary and lends itself very well to a phased development of facilities with the potential to realise a significant level of flying activity early in the development of the project.
CLICK HERE for the latest information.
Funding for the centre does not and will not come from our membership fees. From day one the policy has been that it is to be self sustaining. To date the financing of the project has been by commercial and personal donations, now as the project moves to the next stage (construction of flight lines and basic building development) you could play a part in its and our future by making a donation.
The BMFA have received a number of donations already and invite you to make your donation by cheque or debit/credit card. Click Here for more information on donating.
Cambria Funfighters Christmas Draw
Hi all, I would like to announce the Christmas Draw for this year from Cambria Funfighters.
The winner will receive one of our new Zero Kits, ready for the winter build just after the first of January, which is the closing date for the Draw. The entry fee is £2.00 for the draw. Using the Paypal button below you have three options of one, 5 or 10 entries to the draw, alternatively, please send your £2.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal.
Also you get a free entry with every kit purchase. 100% of the profits will be donated to Keech Hospice Care in Luton. A fantastic and very worthy charity. www.keech.org.uk
Please note: If you wish to donate direct to Keech via their website then please forward details of the transaction to me for your entry. It is fine to do this but does make it a little harder to keep track of. I need to keep very accurate records of the donations to avoid complications later. It makes it a lot more straight forward to Paypal the donation to email@example.com
In an attempt to level the racing field in E2K, so that anyone can come and race and be right on the pace with no special motors or batteries being required. It was voted at the 2016 agm that speed controllers would be limited to 15200rpm. Just watch the effect of rpm limiting esc in this Dutch E2K video.
Breaking news from Stuart Mc Farlane for E2K. Following a poll of all current E2K racers it has been agreed that for next year this class will use a rev limiting esc. This move really does address the final problem that existed with this class and absolutely puts the onus on the pilot. No longer will you need batteries in tip top condition and no longer will you have to search for a really good motor.. Initially these modified esc’s will only be available from me (at cost) but I will include a set of instructions with every esc sold and will tell people how to modify their own esc’s and the equipment needed to do so. Mark my words 2017 will be the year of some of the closest racing ever seen round a pylon course………and the best bit is that newcomers will have models with the exact same performance as the race winners without spending a fortune.
For more information contact Stu Mc Farlane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates are invited to apply for the post of GBR F3D Team Manager 2017, (R/C I/C powered Pylon Racing Model Aircraft), for the World Championship to be held in Sweden from 23rd to 29th July 2017. Our Team Manager needs a thorough knowledge of the current FAI Sporting Code and in particular the F3D rules. The duties will include coordinating team training, travel and accommodation. If you are interested please send your CV by email to email@example.com to be received no later than the 31 January 2017