Saturday, December 25, 2010

Here's wishing JOMAC members warm greetings for the Festive Season.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Charlie and Colin, the Two Wise Men, in serious conversation. But I don't think it was about model aircraft. As I recall it had to do with torque wrenches and BMW engines.


The charging daisy chain: lead / acid accumulator, charger, balancer, LiPo battery.

Saturday, December 11, 2010



Andy's FW 190. Power is a DLE 30cc petrol engine. There was some problem with the attachment of the prop that necessitated much fettling. Actually he wasn't the only one to fettle.  The O'Donovan Yak had all sorts of electrical problems. There was almost more fettling than flying this afternoon.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Have a look at the new layout for the main web site.
Steve has been the driving force here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Colin's e-Butterfly


The OS 55GT petrol engine in Harry's Stik.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


More work on the windsock mast. Or perhaps to put it another way, "Six Munz Ago I Cudn’t Spel Injuneer Now I Are One!


The Rogers' Jug


Andy's Ju 87.



The DLE 55 cc petrol engine on Brian's Yak 55. The "battery" is ballast.

Sunday, November 21, 2010



Basil's new car -- he has the same old aircraft though.



There was the spoor of many cows on the glider field today.

Sunday, November 14, 2010




Greg's big new Spitfire had it's first flight today. Unfortunately it suffered slight damage to its wingtips on landing.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ted's photos


For some time now Ted has been taking pictures of flying at JOMAC.  He gave me a selection of the best photos -- and they really are quite extraordinary. You can see all 114 of them here.

JOMAC Family Day


More photos here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


These are the real owners of the flying field.


Some work on the wind sock.


Someone asked me today why there were so few photos of helicopters on the BLOG. So Steve, here's a picture of yours.

Sunday, October 24, 2010




The Nathans'  Grob motor glider.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Although it was windy it was a very good day for gliding.


Saturday, October 9, 2010




Valter's 1/3 scale Spacewalker




Daves Ultimate bipe, 50cc DL petrol engine.

Sunday, October 3, 2010



Peter's Dago Red.


Summer's here, you can see Adrian's knees.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Progress report on Colin -- Schalk Rabe

Colin took a walk down the road today, his stitches are out and the dressings have been discarded, so he is rapidly returning to full health.

Chris Freeman built and equipped an electric Sig Kadett Junior which he presented to Colin today as a get well gift from all the Vintage Flyers.

Needless to say Colin is deeply moved by this and can't wait to fly her!

A big thank you to Chris !

Best wishes,

Schalk, Jolene and Stan

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Adrian's 1:3,5 scale Slingsby Skylark 4 had its first flight today.

Here's a short clip of aero tow launches.



Monday, September 13, 2010

News of Colin's back operation -- Schalk Rabe

We saw Colin over the weekend and are happy to report that he is progressing well. The medical staff get him out of bed for a short and assisted walk each day and although unsteady, he manages.


He is now able to receive visitors more freely and would love to see you.


As a reminder - he is in Section 8 on the first floor of Garden City Clinic and as he in a private room visiting times are fairly flexible, other than at mealtimes and when he is receiving medical attention.


Regards,


Schalk, Jolene and Stan

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Harry's MVVS Evolution petrol engine. There's some fine engineering in that carb. Equally fine is the on-board starter. No messing about flicking the prop, just a switch on the transmitter, very cool -- see clip below.

Sunday, September 5, 2010



...but no sign of the Red Baron.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hilton's electric twin -- had it's first flight today



Howard's new Speed Astir.



Stuart's is  bigger than mine.  Stuart's Stinger tug plane and my 8 inch Stinger free flight catapult launched glider.
In case you can't see it on the wing here's a close-up.


Sunday, August 22, 2010



What Jon calls 360 degree perfect weather.

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Bobby's Pilatus.

Sunday, August 15, 2010



Alex with his Kadet and electric Stik.

Stuart's super tug was hard at work giving aerotow launches.


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Monday, August 9, 2010




I built a Tomboy with a fifty year old Mills 0.75 diesel engine. It still runs well but the contra piston is a little loose so that the compression setting backs-off when it runs.
Denis suggested fitting a short length of fuel tube to give more friction, and Steve thought that plumber's tape around the compression screw would fix it.
I've used both these ideas to good effect. Thanks.

Saturday, August 7, 2010



The O'Donovan Stearman.


Sunday, August 1, 2010



Basil's SHK.

Here's a short clip of the take-off, Howard at the controls.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010



Two P38s at the field today.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Possible interference on 35,170

There was an incident on Sunday morning of possible interference on 35,170.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so we need to build up a dossier for investigation by ICASA.
Ken's new one third scale Slingsby Skylark 1.





Here's a short clip of its first flight.

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