Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New member's first outing


I am a new member at JOMAC  and had our first official outing to JOMAC last Saturday (04/01/2014).

The youngster is my son Liam and the guy in the red t-shirt is Ainsley Williams, also a new member.

The Blue and white Cub belongs to him, the orange yak and the yellow katana are mine.

We met so many wonderful people that day that I can’t remember the name of the yellow cub owner, my apologies.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Build your own COREX Stick ll


Herewith the plans for the Itchy Stick II. Unfortunately I have not created a build instruction but would be happy to assist you if you wish to build one of these fun models.

The Corex I obtained from ECO Signage Supplies in Strydom Park at under R10 per 800x600 sheet and used 3mm for the wings and 2mm for the fuselage.

ECO Signage:
011 791 0386 – Just behind Linex Yamaha on Hans Strydom.

Motor is a Turnigy D2822/14 1450KV with a 7 x 4.5E prop – MAC Models should have a similar motor for a shade over R120 (Alan 072 344 4486)

Battery is a 3Cell LIPO (11.1V)

...with a 30Amp ESC – MAC Models should have for a shade over R130

3 x Servo’s can be plastic gear Hextronic HXT900 (approx R35) but I prefer the metal gear Corona CS-939MG (Approx R70) which are available from MAC Models

Wing strut is a 25x5 spruce beam. Control surfaces I splurged on tapered balsa but could be regular 3x20 balsa or Corex.

Don’t forget some sosati sticks to add stiffness in the tail. Pic attached shows the model with undercarriage but really doesn’t need it. there is no rudder but you could add one if you wish.

If you would like further information or assistance drop me an email:


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Malcolm writes:
Hi John

Here are some pics from today at Jomac.
The weather was awesome, the sun was warm! It was a great day with a good turnout.

If you'd rather have larger pics let me know as these have been resized to make them easier to send via email.


The pics are here.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

This will be my last post on the JOMAC BLOG.
For some time now I've noticed that my eyesight was not what it used to be.
The other weekend I was flying an Old Timer, a Junior 60. I lost sight of it more than once while it was in the air. Luckily its free flight ancestry allowed it to stooge around the sky on its own in safety. But I realised that it was time I gave up flying.
I hope some one else will step in to keep a BLOG going. You can do this in one of two ways.
I can invite you as an administrator of the existing BLOG, or you can start a new BLOG.
Any volunteers?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Valter's Spacewalker with Dave's Astro Hog in the background.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Donovan's spotted electric pusher, made mostly of paper covered foam. The airframe cost R30 to make.