Sunday, December 30, 2007

Adrian and Mike have new electric aircraft

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

David's progress -- Juan

Here's a link to info on the SAMAA BLOG.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Howard's tug and Adrian's glider

The tug, an Ultra Stik with a four-stroke engine, 10cc I think.

The release mechanism.

The glider with the release servo.

You can just see the slot in the nose for the tow ring.

Here's a fifteen second video clip of the take-off.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Three cheers for Mick

Guy Fawkes 2007

A good turn-out, a festive atmosphere and perfect weather. Couldn't have been better. The fireworks display was excellent as well!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Old Timers and Vintage Aircraft Fly In number 201

Old Timers...

...and Vintage Aircraft.

There are more photos here.

Here's a video clip of Denis Dalgleish's Guff

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Basil bowing-down to his electric Bird of Time. It flew very well after that.

My cell phone has a video camera. I mounted this on a glider using a Heath Robinson contraption of EPP foam and elastic bands. Here's an airborne video. Not Oscar material but it does show JOMAC from the air.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

David Ndawonde

More info on the SAMAA BLOG here.

Timothy Hamman

Timothy Hamman won the Advanced Section of the Masters Aerobatic Tournament held recently in Bloem.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Slope soaring at JOMAC

There was a brisk northerly wind today. I thought I might attempt to slope soar on the face of the dam with my Bug HLG.
Here's a rather dodgy video clip (58 secs)

One of the local citizens watched.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Some unusual birds at the gliding field today.

And here's a short clip, (43 secs), of Eric's Hs 129

Monday, September 24, 2007

Charl's pattern aircraft, (a Show Time I think).

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Francois' quarter scale Extra had it's first flight. It is powered by a 160cc petrol engine.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Colin connects the servos on his extra large Stik. He is chanting the mantra "white on the outside, white on the outside".

Charlie's Harvard had its first flight today.

You can download a higher resolution clip here.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Charlie's Harvard

A really beautiful aircraft.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Something quite different

A man-carrying, full-size, Ornithopter. More info, photos and video clips here.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ken's DH Beaver had its first flight today. It is powered by a 40cc petrol engine that sounds very good in the air -- even after the silencer fell off.
Note that it's officially Summer, Charlie is wearing his Shorts.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Roger Lambson and his son. Some members of the gliding fraternity in the background.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Not a good day to fly.

Overcast cold and windy.

There were some optimists there -- Charlie, Colin and Alex.

Howard even took-off into the murk.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

On-Site Engineering

Test fitting an exhaust extension. Colin is the brains behind this project
More JOMAC photos here.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Dark Side of the Force

Even Ken has turned to the dark side. His gliders now have ELECTRIC MOTORS. They fly just as well as ever though. Perhaps even better.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

2007 World Jet Masters in Ireland

Hard to distinguish from the real thing. Look at the woolies in the background.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007

A reminder of how cold it was

Here's a photo I borrowed from the BERG BLOG. I'm sure they won't mind.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

It's Showtime!

Barry with his Showtime. Had its first flights on Sunday. Uses an OS 120 two stroke. Plenty of power there.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Adrian about to start his Skywalker. It's now seven years old.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Franco's Funtana.

I thought those helicopter thingies were supposed to fly the other way up.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Mike George's r/c combat aircraft. Mostly foam and packing tape. The ultimate low cost aerobatic machine.

...and the Peanut Gallery is usually on hand to offer helpful suggestions.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Not my day

When I arrived at the field today it was slightly overcast with a fresh North Westerly wind. Didn't look good for thermals.
Then I found I had left my bungee at home. I walked down into the valley a short way to see if there was any slope lift. There wasn't. There were about ten zillion blackjacks though. My jacket collected most of them.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Nara Tantemsapya

On Saturday we had a visitor -- Nara from Launceston in Tasmania. That's him in the middle, a long way from home and surrounded by the less savory members of JOMAC. What a pity he didn't meet more respectable people. (But come to think of it, are there any respectable people at JOMAC?).
He's clearly a keen aeromodeller, He was at the field with Juan at 0530 in the morning.

Here he is at his home club with his wife.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Sandwich taste good Ted?