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Test flight of new Spartan Vortex v3

Dave has been busy preparing his new competition machines for the 2014 season which will kick off on May 11th with the first F3N League competition at Raydon & District Model Aircraft Club in Suffolk. To find out more about the League competitions, check out the F3N UK Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/f3nuk

Dave was excited to fit the new v3 Spartan Vortex to his T-Rex 700E & was thrilled with its performance. Thanks to Phil Dall for the video he took of the maiden flight. Check out the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OykCxn3p4s

Posted on 30 Mar 2014


Sponsorship 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Dave has joined Raj's team at Align-TRex.co.uk and that he will be flying the Align T-Rex helicopters this year at demos & in competition. Dave already uses the T-Rex 600 & 700 as our main teaching machines & is excited to be using the 700 PRO DFC (Electric & Nitro) in competition this year. Dave has also teamed up with Spartan RC & is using the new Spartan Vortex Nano FBL system. This combined with the Align helicopters should make for an exciting season.

Posted on 16 Feb 2014


BMFA F3N Nationals 2013

I can't believe it was a week ago today that the BMFA F3N Nationals took place at RAF Barkston Heath. Due to the awful Saturday forecast, Rob Turnbull, the CD, decided to postpone the F3N competition until the Sunday.

Although the entries to the competition were lower than anticipated the competition went ahead as planned, taking turns with the F3C guys to fly a round. We flew 2 rounds of set manoeuvres, 1 round of freestyle & 1 round of music. Duncan Osborne regained his title with Dave in 2nd place & junior Connor Sloan coming in 3rd. The scores can be found on the UK F3N team website: http://www.ukf3nteam.co.uk/2013/08/team-trial-results/

Prensentation by BMFA Chairman, Robin GowlerF3N Nationals 2013 Podium

This was also the 2nd round of the F3N Team trials to compete at the 2014 European Championships which should be held in Italy (still to be confirmed). Final results of the two team trials mean that Duncan Osborne, Stu Smith, Dave Fisher & Connor Sloan (Junior) will represent the UK next year. Well done to all concerned!

Our next venture out will be to the Southern Model Air Show at Headcorn Airfield, Kent, where Dave will be flying a display slot on Sunday 15th Sept. Headcorn is a new venue for the SMAS & is Julie's old stomping ground from her skydiving days. Maybe we'll see you there.

Posted on 01 Sep 2013


Small increase in hourly rate

With effect from 1st September 2013 there will be a small increase in our hourly rate. Please check out our tuition page for more details.

Posted on 13 Aug 2013


Air Competition 2013

We spent last weekend at the Weston Park Model Air Show where Dave competed in the Air Pro Competition. The forecast threatened showers all weekend but we were lucky & only experienced a couple on Saturday. What a competition it was! Each pilot flew two rounds, one on the Saturday & one on the Sunday. They flew to 3 mins of music to perform their best 'demo' flight. We were treated to some amazing flights - Bert Kammerer also joined us for some demo flying which was spectacular. And who could forget Jack Bishop's flights - wearing a pink tutu he deservedly won the most entertaining flight of the weekend and also came 3rd in the Pro Class. Well done Jack! Dave finished in 8th place with only 5 points separating 4th - 8th position. Only 1 point separated 1st & 2nd place. A brilliant weekend & one which we can't wait to repeat next year.

Dave warming up at Air

Dave warming up first thing Sunday morning

Flightline at Air

Air Flightline Sunday morning

Air competition winners

Air competitors

Air winners

Top 3 Pro Class, 1st Stuart Mott, 2nd Duncan Osborne, 3rd Jack Bishop

Posted on 23 Jun 2013