Yes it is winter down at the HAM flying field with boggey conditions making the take off & landings a bit tricky.
On Sunday Antony was down running in a new 20cc engine on his larger Aeroworks ProX 260, a RCGF, seems to run alright.
Also the club has a new trainer, an electric`Valiant’ from Steve at Firebrand.
Yes on Sunday the sun was nearly at it’s lowest for the year at midday making flyng interesting. And on Saturday morning it was the the low fog that was the problem.
Antony had his old mini SE 5a out for a fly early on Sunday morning.
Yes a few of the regulars were taking advantage of the great weather. There was also a number of new HAM member taking lessons.
Some keen flyers were down at Highbrook last Sunday for a winter fly.
Some parts of the strip were flyable with the right aircraft.
“Brian vampire on display”
A group of Highbrook member and other notable New Zealand model flyers were at Brian Borlands funeral this afternoon paying their respects to a fellow HAM member and one of the founders of the Roskill club. It was a great moving service / tribute. Our thoughts are with this family. Keep flying high Brian, you will be missed.
A few of the Highbrook members were down at Matamata over the weekend for the
MANZ event, one of the biggest in the country. There was great weather on both the days
except for the low fog on Sunday morning till about ten.
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A shaky long distance video of Grant Finlay flying the large Spitefire on Sunday afternoon, turn up the volume on your device.
Well the weather did not play its part in the HAM Mini Scale Comp-coaching Day 29032017. We did get a good turn out with Gwyn Avenell giving a talk on all thing to do with scale. The weather then packed in so things were called off.
A thinks must go out to Gwyn and also to Arjen for organizing the event, hopefully this event can be rescheduled for later in the year.