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Cheshire Falcons

Model Flying Club






With thanks to Andrew Griggs on Facebook


With thanks to Nic Hawkins on Facebook

Rudder only RC, Sharkface from 1965
Those were the days!






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with acknowledgement to 'worteldrie.com'

aromatic fresian

"But honestly Landlord, we never use benzene as fuel"

It's Sunday afternoon again.
I'm all charged up, packed up and rarin to go.
Then down comes the rain!
It would be nice ( weather permitting) to occasionally meet up
at the strip with the other club members!

For those who are determined to spot the fun fly models
First you must guess............
Then check here

The Falcons sometimes wish that our Fresian herd

were a little less traditional!


Who needs books?


Elevator problem

Fancy a Tattoo?

Classic quotes:

My most perfected manoeuvre- The figure nine.

A nose heavy plane flies OK, a tail heavy plane flies just once!

When flying inverted, down is up, and up is expensive!

Cause of the crash was the loose nut at the end of the sticks!

Smooth landings are inversely related to the number of people watching.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

Sometimes, for no reason at all, the Earth jumps up and knocks a plane out of the sky,
just sometimes.....

When a build is proceeding incredibly well.................something has been forgotten.

Had I have known that the law of gravity was going to be so expensive,
I would've voted to veto the darn thing!!

Keep thine airspeed up & drop not a wing, lest the earth come from below and smite thee.

If something hasn't broken on your model helicopter ... it's about to.

Ever heard of a vintage Helicopter fly-in?

Each take-off is optional........your landing is mandatory.

It's safer to keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.

Basic Flying Rules: 1. Try to stay in the middle of the air. 2. Do not go near the edges of it.

If one engine fails on a twin-engine model, you will always have enough power left to reach the scene of the crash.

Ignore not thy checklist,
for many are the switches,receivers & computer transmitters waiting to take vengeance upon thee.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing.........
Unfortunately no one knows what they are.

Hopefully you will never run out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!!!

Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work;
we know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke
out of a LiPo battery or a brushless motor, it stops working.
This theory, well known to Classic Car owners, was first called
"The Joseph Lucas Electrical Theory of Smoke "

Experience is the knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again

The real value of twin engine aircraft is it will double your chances of engine failure.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it; if it ain't fixed, don't fly it.

The worst day of flying still beats the best day of real work.

A grease-job landing is 50 percent luck; two in a row are entirely luck;
three in a row and someone's lying.

Better to be on the ground wishing to be in the air than in the air wishing to be on the ground.

A fool and his money are soon flying more airplane than he can handle.

Woke last night in a cold sweat, shaking uncontrollably, my blood ran cold.......
I had just experienced the worst nightmare that I have ever had.........

I dreamt that my wife had sold everything in my workshop

for what I told her it cost me.......






                                  try throttling back, Woody!
                                   never mind waving.


Breitling Rocket man                   Van Amerongen's Rocket Man!

A new range of T shirts

Practicing for his A cert!

A Pome or two

An RC flier is always quite free, sir.
To land with a bump or a greaser.
Any old clunk,
can land with a thump,
But pro's go for a smoothie crowd pleaser.

Impressions of a Pilot
Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within;
To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
Then back to earth at the end of a day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.

Sky Fever
I must to up to the skies again, to the white clouds and the grey,
And all I ask is a high launch, and the chance to ‘get away’;
And the wing’s surge, and the wind’s song, and the quiet clouds’ drifting,
And a heat-haze on the land’s face, and the warm air’s lifting

I must go up to the skies again, for the call to soar and glide,
Is a free call, and a clear call, that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a sunlit day, and the bright height’s gaining,
‘Neath the ‘new-cu’ that towers above, and it’s lift maintaining
I must go up to the skies again, to the peace of silent flight,
To the gull’s way, and the hawk’s way, and the free wings’ delight;
And all I ask is a friendly joke with a laughing fellow rover,
And a large beer, and a deep sleep, when the long flight’s over

Inspired by Masefield.J

You might be an r/c modeler if.....

You are making an inverted low pass and then pull UP on the elevator

You get to the field and realize your transmitter is still on charge at home

You buy a £400 mini lathe to make £5 airplane parts

You can program a multifunction 9 channel computer radio but you can figure out your VCR

You have a dog-eared Als Hobbies catalog in your bathroom

Your wedding anniversary falls on the weekend of a fly in and you actually think about your choices

You shop Toys-R-Us for pilots

You have EVER glued your hands together with CA and have had to use an exacto knife in your teeth to cut them apart.

You have built two right wings for a monoplane

You have at least 3 planes in separate stages of completion

You think R/C flying should be an Olympic event.

You use more waxed paper building planes than your wife does baking

You buy the "wife and kids" a new Pentium 3 computer for Christmas so you can practice with that new flight simulator

You introduce your wife as your co- pilot

Hone your skills- The hand launch!
Run                Stop               Chuck                  and         oops!

Apparently they left an acorn in the undercarriage!

Heard at the strip

"I just left my specs in the pits
but never mind, I only need them for reading."

"I never worry too much about the CofG -- it'll fly.... "

"I give that landing a 9 . . . on the Richter scale!"

Sure I can fly it — it has wings, doesn't it?

"All that turbulence spoiled my landing."

" What chance did I have, the grass was too long!" (cartwheel on takeoff)

" What chance did I have, the grass was too short!" (overrun & tip on landing)

"It was a glitch I tell you..."

"She's inverted.................I think!"

"I'm always very careful not to fly into the Sun..."

"Thought I'd saved it for a moment..... !"

"Hey, everybody........watch this!"

whilst on the subject
dont miss this video!
Jimmy spends the the first 2 Min 28 Secs flying
as only a Texan can!

Fantasy steam powered seaplane!

Some Daft Definitions.
by Ray Jones
as published in the 100th edition of BMFA News in June 2010
Lomcevak A ground loop at altitude.
Ground Loop A low altitude landing.
Runway A strip of Tarmac close to where you landed.
3 point landing A wheel,wingtip and nose.
Flying Wing Use more rubber bands next time.
Hand launch 2nd takeoff of the day.
Flick Roll Interference.
Disorientation See Flick Roll
Crash Model lands in Kit form.
Landing Can fly again without repair.
Dihedral Welsh aerodynamicist.
Polyhedral His Sister.
Cathedral His Wife.
Wing Bolt The only Intact component after a nosedive.
Range Check Method of identifying the cause of the crash!
Landing Inevitable
Trainer Second model.
Spitfire 1st Model.
Washout A warped wing.
Wash-in A very warped wing.
Symmetrical John Builds very well.
Semi-symmmetrical Bob is not as good.
Balsa A tree magnet!.

Then they invented the Bungee...

Mind your manners

When walking up to the strip, it is impolite to walk between two people using a buddy box.

Having reversed your car over a hidden model
always stop, make your apologies. and help pick up the bits......

If a fellow member inadvertantly prods at a spinning prop!
offer some duct tape so that so he can get back to the serious business of flying.

If your aircraft goes out of control, it is polite to warn other pilots of the fact by calling out "HEADS UP!".
Diving under a table and yelling "YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN, SUCKERS!"
is not considered appropriate behavior.

It is not only rude but against club rules to buzz the pits, the road, or the parking area.
On the other hand, you may think that the guy mowing the strip is fair game.
( our safety officer- and Phil Mac- both object even though said in jest!)

Always be considerate and patient with a student pilot who comes to the flying field with a trainer.
Someday he'll be a reckless egotistical pilot,
just like you.

A couple of 'Smiles'

A RC car guy walks into a hobby store.. he is there to see if his custom parts have finally arrived.
The shopkeeper, up a ladder, yells to the car customer
"I ain't got it!"
Everyone in the model plane section dives to the floor.

A man walks into the hobby shop just before closing time.
The owner says "Hey Bill, I thought your wife was complaining about being ignored & grounded you from the hobby shop for a while."
"Yeah, but I think she had a change of heart." said Bill         "How so?"
"Well, I came home from work and she met me at the door wearing new lingerie.
The house was lit by candles and there were rose petals on the floor. She led me to the bedroom and handed me a pair of handcuffs.
She told me I could chain her to the bed and do whatever I wanted.......
so here I am!"

With acknowledgement & thanks to The Phoenix MFC of Lowestoft Suffolk.

More definitions:-

Glide Time: The time between the engine falling out and the airplane hitting the ground.

Aeromodeling: The art of turning precision cut and glued balsa wood and foam into toothpicks and confetti.

Crash: Method of seeing inside a model airplane.

Receiver: Part of the radio that picks up interference.

Tank: Temporary storage place for chemicals before they saturate the plane.

Elevator: Device to prevent level flight.

Spinner: Critical part of landing gear

Good Luck: What you need the most, but rarely have.

Center Of Gravity: Point in which G-forces, dedicated to separating wing from fuselage, do their stuff.

Cyanoacrylate: Also: Special glue, instantly curing when parts are misaligned.

Engine: Device designed to make noise. Will suddenly stop making this noise when beyond glide-in distance.

Epoxy: The stuff that has replaced the balsa after the flying season.

Fail Safe: Option on PCM radio's that allows a pilot to choose whether to crash near him, or a long way away

Fuel Tank: Plastic bottle, designed to leak when placed in totally inaccessible locations.

You learn something from every landing!
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Club Competition!

A very dangerous practice-look no wheel chocks!

(Those who remember seeing the original of this photo may notice that,
in the name of good taste, we have done a little cutting and pasting!)

Seaside postcard

Some people need a crash hat!


















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