Sunday, February 25, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Monday, 19 February 2007
The South African Model Aircraft Association
PO Box Alberton
One of the SAMAA Special Interest Groups - The MGA - asked us to submit details on our gliding members. In particular whether or not they were adept solo pilots. The detail would form part of a central SAMAA register. It would also appear on the SAMAA membership cards.
We expect you will ask for similar details on all our members.
For many years we have strongly promoted membership of the SAMAA. No one may join JOMAC who is not a member. We are pleased when individual members gain SAMAA proficiency badges.
But we see little merit in a central solo register.
At JOMAC we have an informal but effective solo scheme. It takes account of local conditions and safety needs. It has worked well in the past.
Thus we shall take no action on this request.
Keep up the good work for the SAMAA.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
There's a web site called leapfish.com that will calculate the value of a domain name. No idea how it does it or even if it means anything.
Just for fun I tried the JOMAC domain, $48 000. I don't think so
CALCULATING DOMAIN NAME APPRAISAL (Please Wait)........................................
Domain Name Appraised: jomac.co.za
Combined Domain Name Appraisal Value Score: 617
Estimated Domain Name Value: $48,126.00
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Friday, February 2, 2007
Andre Killian had his Acro Wot with geared motor.
Charl Pienaar on the left with an Urban Hawk and Henri Robertson on the right with a Rainbow.
Another shot of Henri's Rainbow (powered by an AXI 2820/12 with 3700mah 3 cell Flightpower battery)- his first aeroplane - makes a good trainer and flies similar to a Cub.
We also have some mini Sticks - very nippy and fast ! Andre van Rensburg has one - named "Bliksem" for reasons best not published ....if you don't know the story ask him when next you see him!
Claudio Damin's mini Stick was also there and I am told Grant Brook bought all the hardware on Saturday and should also have a mini stick flying soon.
Andre Killian ( a seasoned electric flyer ) had a mishap when he made up a S5 pack and used a parallel connecting lead instead of series lead connector - end result the two cell 7.4 volt Lipo pack being over loaded and it got badly out of shape!! An expensive mistake and as Andre pointed out perhaps a good idea to make parallel and series connecting leads up in different colours to avoid making a mistake.
As the pack was ruined it was used to show what happens if one of these Lipo packs pick up a short - could have catastrophic consequences , hence reason to treat these packs with the greatest of respect !!
Next time I will give some feedback on the Oil burners ....they must be feeling left out by now .... just worried I will ruin the camera lens with that messy substance that they use to power those noise makers....better get a camera with a good Zoom lens!!