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CLAMF Competition 16th September 2018

September 25th, 2018 by admin

Speed & Vintage Combat  The weather forecast did not look good wind and rain, just as it has been for about 4 weeks, I cannot remember so many days of high winds.

CLAMF Competition 16th September 2018

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Once again we were lucky with the weather despite the forecast, only light wind and mild temperatures. We managed to set 2 more benchmark records on the new 10% nitro fuel rules. Class 4 [.40] and Class 2 [.29]. Only needs someone to set a Class 3 [.60] time and we will have a complete set, in time before the next Nats at West Wyalong, which will make it a level playing field, does not worry me as I won’t be there.

Murray had done some testing of his Nelson .29 model the week previous, he has had to find a lower Pitch prop for his piped motor for 10% nitro, he ended up using a SHERLOCK single blade that Stuart made for my .21 model years ago. I was going to try my [Dud] Dub Jett 40 in place of my ST X40, but it did not run right as the piston kept expanding. So instead, I fitted up another old piston and liner from all the worn out X40 bits to make a good fit and ran it in, managed to do 2 good flights slightly faster than I did in February.

We had 3 in the OS !!!??? Class1 category, Mark used smaller lines and different fuel again as he wants to get Pylon practice for the next faster class????he is entering. Harry B and Ken H flew their ½ A Proto models. Ron Lacey had his first speed flight with Murrays old ST G21-29 a 2 line model. Welcome to the club. We needed to push the comp along a bit as it is not fair to have our volunteer time-keepers sitting around waiting as they are not even club members.

Robin Hiern

Speed Results

Pos Name Class Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern Class 4 Super Tigre X40 15.23 15.09   15.09 238.57 100.00%
1 M.Wilson Class 2 Nelson 29 10.97     10.97 264.19 100.00%
3 M.Wilson FAI Profi 13.17 12.85   12.85 280.16 94.09%
5 K Hunting Midge PAW 10.51 10.47 10.17 10.17 142.42 87.02%
6 R Hiern Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 18.44     18.44 195.23 86.88%
7 K Hunting 1/2 A PROTO CS .09 D 40.70 30.35 29.77 29.77 120.93 86.60%
8 H Bailey Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 18.84 19.03   18.84 191.08 85.03%
9 H Bailey 1/2 A PROTO OS 10 FP 33.37     33.37 107.88 77.26%
10 RLacey Class 2 Super Tigre G21/29 15.25     15.25 189.96 71.90%
4 M.Ellins Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 17.20 17.31 18.61 17.20 209.30 93.14%

The other planned event for the day was Vintage Combat and Nathan Baddock and Les Spaltman had some model testing flights whilst the Combined Speed was in progress. At the conclusion of the Speed contest we had our customary BBQ lunch and chin wagging session before getting Vintage Combat underway.

A few of our regular combateers did not turn up (probably because the weather forecast was not very promising) but the five that were in attendance took advantage of the pleasant fly-ing conditions that prevailed throughout the afternoon. The ground conditions were favoura-ble for combat, none of the gritty dust that was encountered at the West Wyalong Nationals and soft but not boggy earth. A draw was made and because of the odd num-ber of entrants Harry Bailey got a bye in the first round and then flew twice in round 2.

First up in Rd 1 was Mark Ellins V Les Spaltman. Mark had 2 seconds more airtime than Les and the cut count was two for Mark, one for Les. Next up was junior member Nathan Baddock ably assisted by father Keith (mechanic) up against Murray Wilson. No cuts in this bout and Murray’s 240 points for airtime was greater than Nathan’s 78 points.

Les Spaltman had a bout that he enjoyed with Harry Bailey in Rd 2. One cut each but Harry had more air time.
Murray V Mark was next and carnage ensued. Win for Mark. Murray’s Parra ended up with bent engine lugs but the engine continued to perform well when it was grafted into a different model. In Nathan’s next bout he got a cut on Harry but spent a lot of time on the ground. Harry won by a margin of 7 points.
Only three remaining in the contest now so it was a battle for podium positions. Murray V Harry produced four cuts for Murray against Harry’s two cuts with a slight airtime advantage for Mur-ray.

Mark flew against Harry and then Murray and lost on both occasions so now the final bout to de-cide the winner would be Murray and Harry. Last time these two met in a final decider was in Wyhalla and on that occasion Harry’s “Warlord” had it’s lines cut and the model did a fly-away so Murray was the winner. On this occasion the roles were reversed, Murrays model landed within the flying site boundary and Harry obtained a cherished victory.

Vintage Combat Results.

Place Entrant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd3 Rd 4 Rd 5

1. H. Bailey W W L W W

2. M. Wilson W L W W L

3. M. Ellins W W L L

=4 L. Spaltman L L

=4 N. Baddock L L





CLAMF Competition 12th August 2018

August 29th, 2018 by admin

Speed  The weather forecast did not look good wind and rain, just as it has been for about 4 weeks, I cannot remember so many days of high winds. I got there about 9 am to check weather at field as it is often good at field but not elsewhere, also guys from a distance away could ring me in case comp was off. However weather was good all day a bit of a breeze and warm, ideal to fly speed. Comp did not get of till a late start, maybe they thought it was off.

The usual guys turned up, unfortunately Andrew Nugent could not take part as had to work again. I wanted to update the Class 1 record again as I had gone faster than at the Nat’s, I had 2 flights with Novarossi 12, both were within 2/100 sec of each other.The time of 15.56 is under old record of 16.02. My model is now being processed for a record claim.

CLAMF Competition 12th August 2018

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There were a few other Class 1 models, Harry had his OS CZ11PS model, 3 good times, Mark had his but used the old lines as he is using it to practice in the py-lon for some other FASTER class? Ken had his NR 12 model but did not fly, he flew a 1/2 Proto with a CS 09 diesel and his Midge/PAW as well.

Harry flew his old Class 2/Proto model after I rebuilt P&L as it was worn out at Nat’s. The old P&L only lasted 20 + years. They don’t make them like they used to!!!, this motor is bargain basement model I built for him for Waikerie Nat’s, it holds the Class 2 T/R record and has won most Class 2 events that it has en-tered as well as a few Open Rat events as a tortoise and hare, just so reliable, well it was until it wore out!

Murray flew his old G21/29 ST 2 line Class 2 model, for 3 consistent flights, Time to get the Nelson sorted out to set a proper rec-ord before the next Nat’s at WW? next year, someone should attempt to set a Class 3 and Class 4 record.
If a full set of records of records are not available for comparison it could be a sham at the Nationals, it won’t affect me as I won’t be there. I did attempt to set a Class 4 record earlier this year, but got one flight and the old ST X 40 broke again and I have now run out of bits.

I need a stronger motor. I am shoe-horning an old DUB JETT motor in to see if it will work. Our next comp is in September 9th, this weekend’s comp was rescheduled from the comp from July which was blown /rained out. I hope the weather improves to be better than it has been lately.

Thanks to our regular timekeeper Ron Savage and Phil Wake, joined by Neil Baker this time, thanks guys. Unfortunately 27 Goodyear and Carrier Deck was not run.
Robin Hiern.

Pos Name Class Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern Class 1 Novarossi 12 15.56 15.58   15.56 231.36 102.96%
2 R Hiern Proto Novarossi 21 N.E.L 28.78 29.16 28.78 201.31 99.06%
3 M.Ellins ### Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 17.3 17.12 17.13 17.12 210.28 93.57%
4 H Bailey Proto Novarossi 21 32.76     32.76 176.85 87.03%
5 K Hunting Midge PAW N.E.L 10.24   10.24 141.45 86.43%
6 H Bailey Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 19.22 19.21 18.83 18.83 191.18 85.08%
7 K Hunting 1/2 A PROTO CS09 D 30.33     30.33 118.69 85.00%
8 M.Wilson Class 2 Super Tigre G21/29 14.14 14.22 14.08 14.08 205.74 83.10%
  ############# Mark Flew on old line size to gain fast rotation for faster      



CLAMF Competition 12th November 2017

November 29th, 2017 by admin

Speed  & Vintage Combat. The speed day for our regular fliers turned out to be hot with light winds. One of the things we tried to do was set some new proper speed records, now that the Maximum of 10% NITRO rule is through. This applies only to official Australian classes as per MAAA rule book. For unofficial classes, use whatever you want. We need to have a complete set of genuine records so that when we go to the West Wyalong Nats in April 2018 it is an equal playing field not a lottery. I have done testing over the last few months with 10% and not found any problems. So far we have 3 base records in Class 1 =2cc , Class 5 .21 and B Proto.

CLAMF Competition 12th November 2017

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Class 1 seems to have had a bit of resurgence lately with Mark, Andrew and Harry flying regularly helped by the fact of using low nitro fuel, maybe justifying the change. Noel did not fly as he was unwell. Murray had 2 flights with his F2A at a good speed. Thanks again to our 3 timekeepers Peter Roberts, Noel Wake and Ken Hunting. Thanks to Fiona and Rebecca Wilson for the lunch. We still need guys to set records in other classes. I expect the ones that had the rec-ords in the high Nitro days to be the ones to set them, but anyone is welcome just get out and fly. The sooner we do and get models processed we can send to MAAA to process the red tape. This does not leave much time till the Nats in April. The official glow fuel mix is 20% castor, 10% nitromethane and 70% methanol. It’s the same as F2D combat have used for years. Thank you for everyone who turned up.

Robin Hiern

Speed Results:

Pos Name Class Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern  Proto . 10% fuel Novarossi 21 N.E.L 28.51   28.51 203.21 100.00%
1 R Hiern  Class 5 .10%fuel Novarossi 21 14.89 15.30   14.89 241.77 100.00%
1 R Hiern  Class 1.  10%fuel Novarossi 12 N.E.L 16.38 16.02 16.02 224.72 100.00%
4 M.Wilson FAI Profi 12.47 12.33   12.33 291.97 98.05%
5 M.Ellins  Class 1.  10%fuel OS CZ11 PS 17.25     17.25 208.70 92.87%
6 A.Nugent  Class 1.  10%fuel Novarossi 12 17.63     17.63 204.20 90.87%
7 H Bailey  Proto . 10% fuel Novarossi 21 31.61 31.60   31.60 183.34 90.22%
8 H Bailey  Class 1.  10%fuel OS CZ11 PS 19.12 N.E.L 18.97 18.97 189.77 84.45%

The Vintage Combat contest took place after the lunch break. Mark Ellins and Andrew Nugent were conscripted into cut judging and found a shady spot at the side of the club barn to keep out of the rather hot sun.

There were not many spare hands to help with running of the contest so the four competitors doubled up as mechanics when they were not flying.

Murray Wilson suffered two destroyed models in his two bouts and exited the contest at an early stage. Ken managed a win against Murray and then had two losses against Harry and Tony. Tony was beaten by Harry in the first bout of the day and the pair met up again in the final bout and Harry won that bout by two cuts to one so finished the day as the un-beaten winner.

Vintage Combat Results. Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4

  1. H. Bailey. W W W W
  2. T. Caselli. L W W L
  3. K. Maier. W L L
  4. M. Wilson. L L





CLAMF Competition 10th September 2017

October 6th, 2017 by admin

Speed  & Coreflute Combat. Weather for our comp was perfect, considering the cold /wet/wind, we have had for weeks before and after. We must have pleased the speed gods. A good turn up, with a few flying Class 1 [2cc], we had a variety of setups, some of the upright OS 11 guys are still on the thinner wires to make it fair against the Novarossis. Some are now using the 10 % nitro fuel that is coming in soon. The MAAA passed it months ago but have not notified members.

CLAMF Competition 10th September 2017

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To be legal for the 2018 NATS at West Wyalong, rule must be in place 6 months before a Nationals, which means 17th October. A long time ago it was suggested we go to 10% ni-tro, and I was against it personally as it was another facet of engine tuning coming up with a good brew, however now that Propylene Oxide has become almost unobtainable and expensive, and running high nitro without it is a disadvantage. If you had some no problem, but if not you are slower. Newcomers would not know how or where to get it so we cannot have the haves and the have nots. I now think that 10% is a great idea for everyone, easier on motors and a healthier option, not that I have any trouble with my Novarossi. Meanwhile back to the contest. I am having a few health issues and have no energy and shortness of breath, Doctors are still investi-gating, I flew my Class 5 and Class 1 to try I would not have been able to keep up with anything faster, was having trouble on the 10 %. Murray flew one of his Profi FAI’s not his good one, he was going to fly his old G21 -29 ST 2 line but ran out of time as he also flew in the vintage combat competition. Noel and Andrew flew there Perkies but only 2 flew so, Andrew was the fastest so he was declared the winner. Need 3 to get an average result. Once again thanks to our timekeepers Ron Savage and Phil Wake for timing etc. and Fiona for the Lunch. Next comp is in November 12th time to set some provisional records.











CLAMF Competition 9th July 2017

July 24th, 2017 by admin

Speed  & Vintage A Team Race. Murray had his FAI speed model up on the pace to record a couple of fast flights.

CLAMF Competition 9th July 2017

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The three Class 1 models did not have much of a margin between them but Andrew Nugent managed to break through the 18 second barrier to claim the bragging rights for the day. Noels Vintage Proto model only managed one flight but the engine gave out before completing the distance. Judging from the lack of compression there might have been a hole in the top of the piston. It was good to see Vern Marquet make an appearance at the field.


Name Pos Class Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest KPH %
M. Wilson 1 FAI NEL 12.28 12.28 293.16 98.45
A. Nugent 2 1 18.10 17.33 17.33 207.70 78.70
H. Bailey 3 1 18.13 18.10 18.10 200.00 75.36
M. Ellins 4 1 18.30 20.83 18.11 198.80 75.30
N. Wake 5 VProto NEL        
K. Hunting 6 Half A DNF        

We also had an overseas visitor at the field. Brian McFail was on holiday from Arizona and called in to watch the proceedings and have a chat.


Perky Speed

Name Flight 1 Flight 2 Fastest
A. Nugent N/T 44.28 44.28
N. Wake 47.9 48.18 47.44
M. Wilson 40.05   40.05

The average Perky time was 43.92. The closest time to the average was the 44.28 set by Andrew Nugent which gave him the winners honours.

The Vintage A Team Race that was re-scheduled from the Vic State Champs only attracted three entries so it was decided to go straight into a final race to be flown over the concrete surface. As it turned out, that was a decision that Har-ry Bailey and his “K31” model came to regret because grass can be more forgiv-ing.

Wilson/Baker took a few practice tanks to get a race setting on the R250 in Neils “Olympian” but were eventually good to go. Mark had fitted a (tuned) Parra T3 in his “Dimpled Dumpling” and was giving the com-bination its first race outing. The engine had previously been used in a Classic FAI model but was yet to be tested for Vintage A.

All three models were quickly in the air at the start of the race and were circulating at a steady even pace. At the first pit stop it was evident that the Bailey/Roberts “K31” was getting a little more range than the other two models and was marginally quicker in airspeed. After the second pit stop the “K31” slowed off a little with a lean setting and gained some extra range. At the next stop Peter opened the needle a little and the speed returned and it was looking that a first place was on the cards for Harry and Peter but on lap 153 the outboard wing folded upwards and the model took a dive into the concrete with a resultant total write off for the model. Wilson/Baker took the winners honours with a time of 7:09.34.

Vintage A Team Race

Name Final
M. Wilson/N. Baker  7:09.34
A. Nugent/M. Ellins 07:16.9
H. Bailey/P. Roberts DNF 153 laps









CLAMF International C/L Champions Cup 26th-29th January 2017

March 2nd, 2017 by admin

F2A & Combined Speed, Stunt, F2C, Classic FAI & Vintage A Team Race, 27 Goodyear, Goodyear, Vintage Combat. Fabulous weather greeted competitors for the inaugural CLAMF 2017 International C/L Champions Cup 4 day event at CLAMF Aerosports. Some parts of Australia were in the grip of some really hot weather but in Victoria we were fortunate to avoid the big heat and our contests were carried out under blue skies and moderate winds.

Thursday the 26th was Australia Day and by lunchtime most of our interstate visitors had arrived and had been practising with their models. The first event of the afternoon was F2C team race. It is interesting to note that none of the four teams entered had both team members from the same state of Australia and the teams were grateful to have the opportunity to get some serious racing up against top class opposition. Some very respectable race times were recorded by all entrants. Leknys/Reichardt almost failed to post a time after three failed pit stops in a row but managed a clean run at their last attempt.

CLAMF International C/L Champions Cup 26th-29th January 2017

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A point of interest is that Fitzgerald /Ellins used the model that they displayed at the recent Word Championships in Perth. As a noise reduction measure, this model has a shroud fitted around the engine exhaust. On the evidence from this contest, the model is no slower than a similar model without the shroud, engine performance did not seem to have any detrimental characteristics and the modelsounded noticeably quieter than all the other models in the contest. Wilson/Poschkens again showed that they can be consistent and are capable of producing some very fast race times.

Following on after Rounds 1 & 2 of F2C on Thursday was Classic FAI Team Race. The event was run using the proposed rule chang-es. This meant that Oliver replicas had 15cc of fuel Parras 10cc and Nelsons 7cc and a restricted venturi size. Paul practised with his “Espadon” but the engine threw a propeller during flight and Paul withdrew. Paul thought he had fitted a Graupner 7×7 to his Parra but it turned out to be a similar looking Master Airscrew and it was obviously not up to the job in hand. Wil-son/Poschkens had some needle valve problems and Leknys/Ellins had a run in on take off in the first heat. Cameron/Fitzgerald had a smooth run in the final with very quick pit stops. Justic/Lacey needed to do an additional pit stop to complete the race to gain second position.

The large grass circle at Frankston is in lovely condition. It was put to good use by a small Classic Stunt group that included returnee Derek Pickard. It was Derek’s first contest since picking up a control line handle again and he was happy that he was able to complete the pattern without getting dizzy. Gavan Opperman had the misfortune of re-kitting his model. Thanks go to the contest judge, Peter Robert

Four different model designs were involved in some close Vintage A team racing that was flown over grass. Paul was up to his usual quick start pitting standard to post quickest time of the day. Some very close times were recorded during the heats on 27 Diesel Goodyear. The Owen brothers did a model line change before a race but must have neglected to check the controls. A resultant wing over into the concrete made a mess of the model and R250 engine. There were no recorded speeding infringements.

The final race in Goodyear was won by the last man standing. Wilson/Ellins kept blowing plugs and the supply finally ran out and the tank valve on the Justic/Owen model stopped holding the tank pressure. The F2A contest only had three entries Murray Wilson managed to record a time for each of his four flights.

Robert Fitzgerald was Mark Poschkens’ proxy pilot. It took a few flights before they man-aged to record a time and the model had a tendency not to groove in a level flight. The flight in round 4 was suffering this problem but the required laps were completed but as the handle was removed from the pylon and the shutoff operated, the situation got worse and the model had a high speed contact with the concrete which ended its flying capabilities. Richard only managed to record one.

The Combined Speed contest was scheduled to follow F2A. Robin had brought along a selection of models and was going to be using the 10% nitro fuel that has been proposed in the rule changes in some of them. As the contest was about to start Robin received a phone call which resulted in him having to make an early departure. Harry, Noel and Murray had a few flights.

Vintage Combat was flown on Saturday following Vintage A and 27 Goodyear T/R. There was a varied mix of models and engines. Keith Baddock used an O.S. 15 glow. Murray Wilson won all his bouts to claim the number one position. There was a fly off between Robert Owen and Tony Caselli to decide second and third place. Robert had to borrow a model off Ken Maier for the fly off.

Reports taken from Australian Control Line Newsletter Issue 127. March 2017.

F2C Team Race          
Team Heat 1 Heat 2  Heat 3  Heat 4 Final
Wilson/Poschkens 03:12.2 03:14.2 03:14.4 03:47.5 06:25.1
Fitzgerald/Ellins 03:26.1 03:20.0 03:13.0 DNS 06:28.1
Justic/Lacey Refly 03:20.2 DNS 04:09.2 DNF 65 laps
Leknys/Reichardt DNF 56 laps DNF 75 laps DNF 36 laps 04:13.8  
Classic FAI Team Race          
Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final Engine  
Cameron/Fitzgerald 04:16.8 DNS 08:44.5 R250  
Justic/Lacey 04:11.5 DNS 09:11.4 Parra  
Bailey/Roberts 04:29.0 04:33.7 09:23.2 Parra  
Owen/Baddock 05:08.4 04:58.3   Parra  
Wilson/Poschkens DNF 38 laps DNS   Parra  
Leknys/Ellins DNF DNS   Nelson  
Classic Stunt Best of 2 Rds        
Peter Koch 461        
Paul Stein 456        
Colin Collyer 400        
Gavan Opperman 350        
Derek Pickard 292        
Vintage A Team Race          
Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final Model/Engine  
Justic/Stein 03:13.5 DNS 06:38.3 Dimpled Dumpling/ R250  
Wilson/Baker 03:21.1 03:14.2 06:53.7 Olympian/R250  
Bailey/Roberts 03:17.3 DNS 07:11.1 K31/R250  
Hunting/Baddock 04:41.1 04:11.7   Tarantula/CS Olly  
27 Goodyear T/R          
Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final    
Hunting/Wilson, Justic 05:15.9 05:13.1 10:36.9    
Lacey/Wilson 05:00.7 05:11.8 10:41.2    
Bailey/Roberts 05:43.0 05:14.6 12:11.9    
M. Owen/R. Owen 05:52.9 05:34.1      
R. Owen/M. Owen DNF 3/4 lap DNS      
Goodyear T/R          
Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final    
Fitzgerald/Poschkens 03:58.5 03:40.1 09:19.3    
Wilson/Ellins 03:30.5 DNS DNF 140 laps  
Justic/Owen 03:45.6 DNS DNF 31 laps    


Vintage Combat        
Entrant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
M. Wilson W W W W
R. Owen W W L W
T. Caselli W W W L
K. Maier L W B L
H. Bailey W L L  
N. Robertson L L    
M. Ellins L L    
K. Baddock L L    


Pos Name Engine  Flight 1  Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Fastest Km/h %
1. M. Wilson Profi 12.52 12.49 12.43 12.77 12.43 289.62 97.26%
2. M. Poschkens Profi NT NT 12.68 12.73 12.68 283.91 95.35%
3. R. Justic Zalp NT NT 13.35 NT 13.35 269.66 90.56%
Entrant Class Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Fastest Km/h %
H. Bailey Proto Nova Rossi .21 32.31 34.84 30.48 30.48 190.08 79.15%
N. Wake Proto Force 25 33.54 34.57 33 33 175.56 73.11%
M. Wilson Class 2 Super Tiger G21 N.E.L. 13.62 NT 13.62 212.69 72.69%





CLAMF Competition 11th December 2016

January 18th, 2017 by admin

Classic FAI  & Vintage A Team Race. Classic FAI and Vintage A team race models were in action at the last racing competition of the year at Frankston.

There were six teams entered for Classic FAI. Some people doubled up on team membership to help make up the team numbers. Keith Baddock was on hand for the CD duties and he kept the teams focussed on the day’s racing. The engines used on the day were mainly Parra’s and Fora’s and the Nugent/Ellins team were using a Nelson. Harry Bailey had the crash of the day which resulted in a wrecked model and a two piece Fora.

CLAMF Competition 11th December 2016

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Wilson/Lacey had a comfortable win in the 200 lap final race finishing one minute in front of Nugent/Ellins.

Vintage A models were next to fly on the concrete circle. Harry Bailey and Ken Hunting elected to use CS Oliver engines whilst Wilson/Baker and Nugent/Stein used R250. Paul had his repaired “Dimpled Dumpling” Ken Hunting had a “Tiger Terror” and both Bailey/Roberts and Wilson/Baker were campaigning “Olympian’s”. Nugent/Stein were the eventual winners.

Classic B was also on the events list for the day but with only two models ready to race it was difficult to raise enough enthusiasm to move over to the big grass circle and mark out the flying lines so we all took a break from racing and some sports flying took place instead. Andrew Nugent was seen putting a Vintage Combat model through its paces.

As this was the last contest for the year we organised some take away Indian curry and fish & chips and utilised the facilities available at the CLAMF barn. Rebecca brought along an Oreo cake for desert.

Andrew Nugent


  Vintage A Team Race        
Pos Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final Model/Engine
1 Nugent/Stein 03:12.6 DNS 06:48.1 Dimpled Dumpling/R250
2 Wilson/Baker 04:01.1 03:20.9 07:06.5 Olympian/R250
3 Hunting/Ellins 03:52.0 DNS 08:41.1 Tiger Teror/CS Olly
4 Bailey/Roberts 05:47.1 03:59.9   Olympian/CS Olly
  Classic FAI Team Race        
Pos Team Heat 1 Heat 2 Final Engine
1 Wilson/Lacey 04:25.0 DNS 08:40.1 Parra
2 Nugent/Ellins 04:56.8 04:26.3 09:48.8 Nelson
3 Ellins/Hunting/Stein 04:38.9 04:29.6 10:15,41 Parra
4 Hunting/Nugent 05:18.7 05:12.4   Fora
6 Bailey/Roberts DNF 78 DNS   Fora







CLAMF Competition 13th November 2016

November 18th, 2016 by admin

Speed & Combat. Once again despite the bad forecast for high winds and rain we had a great day at Frankston. It often happens we go down to field thinking it will have to be held the following week, but due to its sheltered nature we can still fly. A few could not come due to previous engagements and some thought the weather was too bad to fly despite the bad forecast of rain and wind we managed to have a good day of speed flying with the usual regulars turning up for some fun.

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The regulars turned up for a bit of flying. Murray has a new Class 2 model with an old ST G21/29 RV in it which went ok but on second flight went lean and at end of flight prop was windmilling.That is why I have a cut-out on my 2 line models.

Noel flew Vintage Proto with his Chatterbox with Enya 29 which had a bad vibration. This model still bounces badly on landing something that Vern’s model did as well. Speaking of Vern he is slowly getting better and we hope to see him down one day even if for a chat and coffee.

I flew my old Moki S6T piped classic FAI first flight ok but tried another prop and would not come on pipe so I also flew my No. 2 Class 5 Novarossi. Noel was the only one to fly Perky so he must be the winner. We really need minimum of 3 so you can average times as winner is closest to average.

Harry flew his Golden Arrow Class one with OS PS11. We did a bit of an experiment after first flight and put one of my old props on then for the third flight we used my fuel and that took a second off time. With a bit more fiddling we should achieve times into the 16 seconds.

We have had a bad run with weather lately and the Knox club have been trying to have a club day for over 3 months either blown out or a flooded field. CLAMF has not held a contest since May except for 3 speed contests. I believe if a contest is on we must try to fly or people will drift off.

Andrew is developing a new calendar for next year and he would like your input of what you would like to fly so please let him know. As for speed the guys would like more club comps as we only had 4 this year, with 6 being the preferred. I will send a rough draft of what Andrew proposes so you can check out and comment.  It has 5 in at present we need to slot another in somewhere.

Knox Model Aircraft Club (KMAC) have asked us to fly speed so we should  think of dates for there as well for the their calendar. To avoid flying on a stunt day as the stunt guys don’t like us flying when they fly as what happened one state champs  we could only fly between stunt flights and then asked why it took so long to fly! I thought it was all aeromodelling..

I would like to thank our timekeepers Ron Savage and Phil Wake again as well as Fiona for BBQ lunch also the guys that turned up so we could have some FUN.

Robin Speed…

Speed Results

Pos Name Class Engine F1 F2 F3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern Class 5 Novarossi 21 15.07 15.28 14.89 14.89 241.77 90.19%
2 H Bailey Class 1 OS CZ11 PS 18.73 18.41 17.29 17.29 208.21 86.21%
3 M.Wilson Class 2 ST G21/29 13.74 13.97   13.74 210.83 72.05%
4 R Hiern Classic FAI Moki S6T 20.04 NT NT 20.04 179.64 70.36%
5 N Wake Vintage Proto Enya 29 NEL 54.37 NEL 54.37 106.56 55.82%
6 R Hiern Vint/FAI Moki S3 NT NT NT     0.00%
  N Wake PERKY Force 15 43.54 46.32 46.56 43.54 133.06  



CLAMF Competition 11th September 2016

September 20th, 2016 by admin

Speed & Combat. Despite the bad forecast of rain and wind we managed to have a good day of speed flying with the usual regulars turning up for some fun. We are lucky at Frankston field as we have a good windbreak which enables us to fly ok when it appears to be no good.  We must never cut down the foliage on one side of the field; I might go and fertilize it !! I would like to thank the guys that turn up to fly as well as our chief timekeeper Ron Savage and Masterchef Mark Ellins on the day.

CLAMF Competition 11th September 2016

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Robin preps a speed model for flight.

I believe if a comp is listed we should make all effort to fly as if we don’t people may not turn up next time. I flew my class 5 for 2 flights a bit slow then Noel and Andrew flew their Perky Speed models, Andrew being the fastest, mine was the slowest.

Andrew then flew my old FAI model 1970’s with a cheapo Russian UCTHAM 15 which went surprisingly well and reliable in Classic FAI. I also flew my 1976 World Championships upright Speed model with a Moki s6t 15 piped but was a bit slower although very easy to operate. Both will go better with development just for fun !

Harry Bailey flew his OS PS11 and ASP 12 in Class one, the OS was faster.  Harry also flew in 1/2 a Proto Speed with an OS10 as did Ken Hunting our eventual winner. Noel flew his Chatterbox Vintage Proto this time with an Enya 29 but sounded like needs more compression and had a very bouncy landing with the wing breaking loose in the fuselage; easily fixed with glue.

Next comp is in November and the field should be dry by then.

Robin Hiern.

Speed Results

Pos Name Class Engine F 1 F 2 F 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 K Hunting 1/2 A PROTO OS 10 29.33 26.16 26.16 137.61 98.55%
2 R Hiern Class 5 Novarossi 21 13.92 14.01 13.92 258.62 96.48%
3 A.Nugent Classic FAI Uctham 15 16.44 16.50 16.44 218.98 85.83%
4 H Bailey Class 1 OS CZ11 & ASP 18.78 18.02 21.23 18.02 199.78 82.72%
5 H Bailey 1/2 A PROTO OS 10 32.97 32.60 32.60 110.43 79.08%
6 R Hiern Classic FAI Moki S6T 20.34 19.71 19.71 182.65 71.59%
7 N Wake Vintage Proto Enya 29 53.98 57.99 53.98 107.33 56.22%

Perky Speed Results

A.Nugent PERKY Fora 15 g 42.34 41.84 41.70 41.70 138.94
R Hiern PERKY Fora 15 d 44.78 N.E.L 44.78 129.38
N Wake PERKY Super Tigre G20-15 46.47 43.70 43.70 132.58
Winner = average speed R.Hiern 129.38kph
Fastest time day = A.Nugent 138.94kph






CLAMF Competition 14th August 2016

August 17th, 2016 by admin

27 Goodyear & Navy Carrier. Light winds and lots of sunshine made for some great C/L flying at CLAMF Aerosports. HMAS Seaford stayed in dry dock so a few Navy Carrier pilots took the time to refine model and engine combinations ‘sans’ deck.

CLAMF Competition 14th August 2016

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Navy Carrier models being prepared for flying.

Our junior pilots flying multi-purpose ‘Terminator’ models impressed the crowds with a high standard of flying skills; competition ready! A few Goodyear racers and combat models also took to the sky during the day. It’s always enjoyable to be at the field with everyone to catch up on the latest news and make some noise.





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