Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cyano will fix anything. Stuart applies a drop of the miracle substance to Ken's Ka6.


Plenty of advice available today.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This is Charlie's ingenious re-fuelling system for his jet.
Later on I tried to take some airborne video from the jet. Nothing came out. I must have pushed the buttons in the wrong order.

I didn't have much luck with airborne video today. It may have been the heat affecting he camera. But quite by accident I did get a view of an aerotow -- You can just make it out in this clip. The glider is flying in the low-tow position.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Voltij at Hermanus

Here's a long, and somewhat boring clip taken with an airborne camera on a Voltij at Hermanus. It runs from just after launch to the ignominious end.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008


Another generation of flyers coming on. Let's hope they survive the rigours of growing up in the middle of the glide field.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The new glider tug of the Gray / Callaghan consortium.

Power comes from the finest petrol engine the Peoples' Republic can manufacture. -- looks really good.


Sunday, November 16, 2008


We have another glider tug. Ken's (the other Ken) DH Beaver. 


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Aerotow clip taken by a camera on Stuart's tug. From the clip it seems that a "V" tail might be the way to go in tug design.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

In memoriam Andre van Rensburg †


Friends,

sadly I share with you the passing of our friend and flying buddy Andre van Rensburg. Andre flew mostly on Saturday mornings and was always friendly and helpful - even after one of many of his famous less successful "landings".

Our condolences to his family and friends.

Regards,

Louis


Sunday, November 2, 2008

An unsuccessful video experiment

Today I tried to capture airborne aerotow video from the glider tug. For whatever reason I failed. 
Plan B next week.

All I have is an aerial shot of the field from the camera on my Gentle Lady.


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Not very smooth flying, I wonder who the pilot was.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vintage Aircraft Fly In number 214




Flemming with his Buccaneer.



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Here's an eight second clip of some action in the pits.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ken's Flair Puppeteer.


It looks as if the glider and electric fraternity will soon need a bigger boma.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

PSS weekend at Volksrust

When we were there the the wind was too light for anything but the electrics. As you can see though the atmosphere was festive.

Paul Carnall organized the event. He did such a good job that he'll have to do it again next year.

Paul's Dragonfly.

Piet's Aero Commander.


And then there was this scruffy fellow with a cartoon scale Harvard.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Eric's electric d/f F 18. He reckons the fan motor turns at 35 000 rpm.



Ken's scale DG 600 awaiting a tow by Stuart's Stinger. Francois hold the wing tip.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Stuart's Stinger tow plane. Ready just in time. I hear that Something Happened to Adrian's Ultra Stick


Ken built a second scale Slingsby Sky.


It flew very well considering that the pilot only had one hand.



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Here's a short clip of it's maiden flight. the wind was quite strong and across the runway. Skillful flying by both pilots.
The landing is actually from the second flight. On the first he came in true Airshow style -- fast, low and steeply banked between the water tanks and the clubhouse roof. We asked him to do it again but he thought once was enough.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

News from Rosendal

More info here on the SAMAA BLOG.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Howard's new Prolution.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Stuart has installed a new Zenoah 80cc petrol engine in his Stinger. Very impressive, an engine that commands respect. I think Charlie would like to highjack it for his Harvard.


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Here's a video clip of the first run. It was very breezy so there's a bit of wind noise.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Timothy Hamman with his Oxalys

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Two stalwarts and an Ultra Stick.


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Here's Charlie with this helicopter.


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I make no apology for including another clip of Ken's marvellous scale Slingsby Sky.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Scale gliders and aerotowing


Ken's new Slingsby Sky.

Here's a clip of its first flight

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Adrian's Slingsby Swallow

Here's a clip of it on aerotow


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Sunday, July 27, 2008


Ken and Basil catching flies.


Andre Walters is back model flying after an absence of four years. His Easy Fly electric lived up to its name and he took it home in one piece. Welcome back Andre.


Mick's Impala.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Charlie and Co with helicopters.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday morning, cold and overcast but where is everybody? Surely Real Aeromodellers fly in any weather?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cold and windy

Alex, Barry, Colin and Charles.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Alex's Precedent.


Howard's Super Stinker.


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Here's a clip of the take-off.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Vintage Aircraft Fly In number 210

Perfect weather and a good turn-out of Old Timers, (not to mention Vintage Aircraft).

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Courtesy of Adrian, the tx rack in the gliding shelter. There were going to be four hooks but some idiot broke one of them.


Adrian also filled-in some holes on the aerotow runway.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ken and Howard prepare to launch Ken's Minimoa by aerotow.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lanseria Weather

I've added a link to Lanseria Weather on the right and also on the main JOMAC page.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What's the collective noun for helicopters? A plague perhaps?

Sunday, May 18, 2008


They don't make 'em like this anymore. Mark's twenty year old OS 60 four stroke.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Scale comp at JOMAC

Four pilots took part...

Koos Pretorius with his Harvard.

Ian Edwards with his Extra.

Eric Frost with his Turbulent.



Johan Ehlers with his Fokker DR 1.


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Here's a clip of the DR 1.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

More about the Mud Duck here.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Field Engineering

Adrian doing some work on a recalcitrant Saito four stroke fitted to the glider tow plane.