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:: [ SVVS visit the Caterham Model Flying Club - May 2019 ] ::

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Few weeks ago we had a very interesting talk from our members Brian Rice and James Gordon who are also a members of the Caterham & District Model Flying Club. They had brought with them some of the model aircraft, some of  which were literally quite enormous, taking two people to carry them.  As a result of this talk, the Club invited the members of our Society to visit their little airfield to see the models in action. Some of these models were quite incredible in their design and detail, and some quite massive. Some had petrol engines (or two), some had electric engines and some were even gliders. All came with impressive radio remote controllers; some which even gave beeping sounds to indicate level of inclination, whether going up or down. These were mainly used on gliders for the operator to know if the glider had caught a thermal. While we were there one glider permanently in the air floating on the thermal caused by the hilly location.. Interesting to note that all planes were tethered to the ground on start-up,  in case they went off on their own! Some of the smaller aircraft were amazing in being able to take off vertically while others were eerie by being highly rapid but totally silent. Members take it in turns to fly their models from a set piloting location so there is discipline as to number of aircraft in the air at any given time. SVVSs members were offered to pilot some of the aircraft but all politely declined concerned that they would convert these wonderful aircraft into tunneling machines! Glorious evening in lovely company. Thanks !!


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   Part of the SVVS contingent, none of these was brave enough to have a go at wrecking one of these aircraft.
  
 

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