What's It all About ???

This page is all about the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. It's a highly diversified hobby that takes in as many skills as you like to use. Everything from electronics to carpentry, to painting, to drawing and designing with a little bit of metal work thrown in. Some builders even go into doing their own machining, pattern designing, fibre glassing, moulding and engine design. You can use electric motors, 2 stroke or 4 stroke internal combustion engines or even minature turbine (jet) engines for power. My own models use 2 and 4 stroke internal combustion engines and range in size from about a metre in wingspan to well over 3 metres from tip to tip!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Taylor Field, Brighton, Tasmania

This field has been used by clubs in the past but has laid mostly idle for the past ten years or so! The only use has been as an Ultralight landing field - Yep - it's that big! A mate and I recently contacted the property owner and he indicated he was still  happy for the field to be used for radio controlled model flying. Another member has also spoken to one of the Ultralight people and they are quite happy to share the field with us. 

Net result the club is now being reactivated by members of  the Tasmanian Aero-modelling Academy Inc. and members and guests are invited to turn up for some flying. We are in the early stages of getting things sorted yet but we hope to hold an open day in a few months.

A word of explanation here - there have been a number of claims from ex members of clubs that are now defunct and two groups in particular claim to have been the controlling club in the past. One such group is a gliding club but it seems that the field they are referring to is/was located at Tea Tree which is about 6 miles (10 Km) away. 

Taylor Field is located on Elderslie Road about 3 Km west of Brighton.

I've attached a couple of photos of the field (one aerial shot from a members model) which might jog a few memories.

And a couple of members giving it a  try

Quad copter

Our Stan