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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

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

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.





CLAMF Competition 10th July 2016

August 1st, 2016 by admin

Combined Speed. A bit of Despite the bad weather forecast (high winds/rain, etc.) the Sunday morning was O.K. We had a good contest, the wind was not a problem and no rain but after we left it did deteriorate. The theme seemed to be mostly vintage models, not planned that way but that’s how it worked out.

CLAMF Competition 10th July 2016

CLAMF Competition 10th July 2016
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Speed model pits

Noel had a new Vintage Proto “Chatterbox” with an Enya .29. These models don’t seem to land that well as Vern Marquet also has one and it bounces badly on landing, Noels does the same, although on the second flight it had a bad vibration and shook the wheels off and landed much better on just the u/c legs.

We had 3 Perky models so we were able to get an average of the times. I flew my Perky to see if I could manage flying as I recently had health issues when a major vertigo attack put me in hospital for a week. It was thought I may have had a small stroke and my balance was very bad, so I was not sure if I could fly, but I managed O.K. Harry flew the only modern model. His Class 1 “Arrow” 2cc had undergone some recent repairs and had a few range issues [like all of us]?

After seeing Carl Dodge fly his old 1970’s “Pink Lady” and TWA .15 at the World Champs for fun, I got mine out and made new piston. It still needs some sorting out as I have not been able to do some test flying. Also tried my Moki S6T which was a late 60’s piped RI/RE FAI engine used by the Hungarians. For Vintage FAI I tried my Moki S3 .15 RI SE, with Super Tigre type porting. Andrew flew his Fora .15 glow to be fastest “Perky” and Noel tried a ST G20 /.15 glow. It was good for us to get out and have our speed fix as it is 5 months since our last club speed contest. Do You guys want more per year?

Once again thanks to Ron Savage and Phil Wake for timing and other helpers for preparing lunch etc.

Robin Hiern

Speed Results

Pos Name Class Engine Flt 1 Flt 2 Flt 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 H Bailey Class 1 OS CZ11 PS N.E.L N.E.L 19.90 19.90 180.90 74.90%
2 R Hiern 60,s, 70,s FAI TWA &MOKI S6T N.E.L N.E.L 21.39 21.39 168.30 70.13%
3 R Hiern Vint/FAI Moki S3 N.E.L 23.19 23.19 155.24 69.94%
4 N Wake Vintage Proto Enya 29 48.10 55.30 48.10 120.45 63.10%


Perky Speed

Pos Name Class Engine Flt 1 Flt 2 Flt 3 Fastest Km/h
N Wake PERKY Super Tigre G20/15 N.E.L 61.72 46.55 46.55 124.46
R Hiern PERKY Fora .15 D N.E.L 46.12 46.12 125.62
A.Nugent PERKY Fora .15 G 42.34 41.61 41.12 41.12 140.90
R Hiern 125.62 KPH










CLAMF Competition 12th June 2016

July 3rd, 2016 by admin

Classic FAI Team Race. A bit of news on the Classic FAI scene. Today at the CLAMF field we had a test session for our old classic models. I had prepared an old Dennis Prior model, saved from under Tony Cincottas house after he passed away. This particular model was flown by Dennis and Theo Georgiadis at the Dutch World Champs in 1976. The fact that it was built for a Bugl engine interested me as Neil Baker had in his vast engine collection a Replica Bugl engine made by Profi.

CLAMF Competition 12th June 2016, Classic FAI Team Race

CLAMF Competition 12th June 2016, Classic FAI Team Race
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Classic FAI team race competitors.

I received the engine from Neil and prepared it to fly. We flew it twice prior to this week and I had made some subtle changes each time, cleaning up the shape of the P/L and improving the setup of the drum valve induction system. Thanks to Ron Lacey for making the special mounting tool for the drum valve. Each time the drum is removed it must be remounted into the engine with the special tool to centralize it in the crankcase. Initially, some improvement was made but unfortunately this engine was not a good performer.

I had never wanted to flog this engine but it was nice to see a Bugl engine in the air again. Particularly in an old original model from that era. I am now rebuilding the front of that model to fit a Nelson T/R engine.

Thanks Neil for the opportunity to run this engine. It will now be cleaned up and mounted in a Bugl style wooden box that these engines originally came in.

Also on the day we ran a couple old Nelson engines.

Neil ran his “Classic Nobby/Nelson” model beautifully built and recently repaired by Ray Harvey. After a few prop changes and adjustments, Neil had it running well with myself on the handle. This was an ABC engine. The lack of engine vibration compared with the Parra engines that we use was very noticeable.

Next up was Mark (W/C) and myself with Ron Wilson’s 1978 W/C model. Powered by a Nelson Steel fitted with a new piston made by Robin Hiern. This engine continues to improve at about 23 for 10 for 35 laps. Robin took it home to make some subtle changes to the piston shape.

Using the same model we then ran an engine of mine with a piston made by Alan Barnes of New Zealand. Alan would be wrapped to know that we are still running one of his engines. It went well at about 21.8 for 35 laps on 7cc of fuel. This is an AAC engine and we were running a smaller venturi than I used to. This was to conform to the new rules proposal that should be mentioned elsewhere in this issue.

Well it was a great days flying considering a chilly Melbourne winters day.

Thanks to everyone for coming,

Andrew Nugent.




CLAMF Competition 14th February 2016

February 21st, 2016 by admin

Speed & Navy Carrier. Good weather greeted us for the comp day although it was a little hot! Only Speed was run once again thanks to our regular timekeeper Ron Savage and Phil Wake, also thanks to club for the gazebo for shelter and help on the day.

CLAMF Competition 14th February , Speed & Navy Carrier

CLAMF Competition  14th February , Speed & Navy Carrier
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F2A Speed model being prepared for official flight.

The regular gang turned up with Noel flying 3 classes, I had 2 models one was a new Novarossi .21 for Class 5 that I built up. In practice days before it was a bit disappointing considering the excellent readings on the test bench but slowly improved during comp; only had 7 tanks so far.

Murray flew his No. 2 FAI model which was a bit slow as he was testing some new props that did not work. After the comp he tried a few more which went well. Harry and Ken flew their 1/2A Proto to South Australian rules in old Mini Goodyear models.

Next comp is Victorian State Champs with FAI and combined on Saturday with the longer line speed models on the grass at Frankston on Monday.


Speed Results

  Name Class Engine F 1 F 2 F 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern Class 5 Novarossi 21 14.90 14.64 14.06 14.06 256.05 95.52%
2 M Wilson FAI Profi 13.22 13.03 13.00 13.00 276.92 93.00%
3 K Hunting 1/2 A PROTO 29.39 29.39 122.49 87.72%
4 N Wake Class 5 Novarossi 21 15.33 N.E.L N.E.L 15.33 234.83 87.61%
5 R Hiern Proto Novarossi 21 27.76 29.16 27.76 208.70 86.91%
6 H Bailey 1/2 A PROTO OS 10?? 35.00 31.59 31.59 113.96 81.61%
7 N Wake Vintage Proto Magnum 25 N.E.L 40.75 40.75 142.18 74.48%
N Wake PERKY Force 15 47.34 47.81 49.43 47.34 122.38


Control Line Grand Prix Dec 27th – 30th

January 30th, 2016 by admin

Classic Stunt, Speed, Team Racing & Combat. It’s not often a 4 day competition is blessed with near perfect flying conditions throughout especially given the C/L Grand Prix location was in Melbourne. A good attendance across all the flying disciplines made for some great team racing, combat and stunt flying.

Control Line Grand Prix 2015 Dec 27th - 30th

Control Line Grand Prix 2015 Dec 27th - 30th
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2015 C/L Grand Prix Promo

The Frankston Clubs decision to hold another Grand Prix competition during the Christmas holiday period was met with a favourable response from local and inter-state competitors. The Australian F2 team representatives in speed and Team Race at this year’s World Championships to be held in Perth during May all came along to get some time in the circle in a competitive atmosphere.

There were no complaints regarding the weather conditions and all contests were able to be completed without any unforeseen hold-ups. In the evenings there were social gatherings and various visits to local eateries were organised for the attendees.

The events started in the morning on Sunday 27th with Classic FAI Team Racing. Murray Wilson and Mark Poschkens set the fastest time of the day in heat 1 and elected to sit it out in heat 2. Poschy also teamed up as a pilot with Neil Baker at the oily end of the lines and gained some much needed piloting skills.

In the final race, Ken Hunting piloted Pauls “Espadon” to yet another Classic FAI win. Nugent/Ellins used a R250 engine and a 15cc fuel tank and were the only team not to be using a Parra or Fora engine.

Neil Baker brought his Paul Bugl replica engine for people to look at but he could not be tempted to consider having it tested in a model.
Monday morning action took place on the concrete circle. With three World class F2C teams in attendance there were expectations of some good racing and fast times.

The full Australian F2A World Championships team had also arrived hoping for some fast flights. Both of the F2 contests flew two rounds each then packed away their equipment and prepared for the next day’s rounds and the F2C final.

Combined Speed flyers took control of the pylon and a broad selection of models and engines were put through their paces. No records were threatened on the day. The top three percentage speeds were very close. Robin Hiern took the top two places with Noel Wake not very far behind him for third place.

Some experienced (and some not so) Classic Stunt flyers took to the air on Sunday afternoon. Colin Collyer flew well for some-body that has not been through the stunt pattern for some years. Only casualty of the day was when Andrews Nobler was caught in a sudden downdraft whilst flying inverted and the tailplane and cockpit were removed from his model.

Andrew and David Nugent teamed up to give Andrews newly created Dimpled Dumpling with a re-furbished R250 its first race outing. In the final race they narrowly outpaced the “Olympian” of Wilson/Baker to claim first place. Ken and Ron had some gremlins to deal with during the race but battled on to finish third.

Tuesday morning saw the return of the international F2 classes to the concrete circle for the concluding heats, rounds and final. Overseas visitors Bas and son Charlie from the U.K. were in attendance and were treated to some excellent team racing that culminated in the three teams that will represent Australia in Perth having a great final race to the finish. Fitzgerald/Ellins had a new model on show with a race setting that performed exceptionally well throughout the event and were the worthy winners. Murray and Mark were using older equipment but recorded very respectable times. The Potter/Harvey performances improved throughout the contest and they were only 3 seconds adrift of Wilson/Poschkens as the 200 laps were completed.

Only five competitors took part in Vintage Combat but we all enjoyed ourselves. Thanks go to the cut judges for making it all possible.

Last event of the meeting was 27 Goodyear. As usual there was a variety of engines that were used but it all made for some close racing and important communication between the pilots and pitmen. Only one heat was flown as the finalists were not hard to determine.

Thanks go to all the time keepers , CD’s , Judges and the ladies who provided the catering during the four day’s. If there are no Nationals at this time next year, we might get to do it all again.

Reports by the Harry Bailey

Pictures from Neil Baker and Harry Bailey

2015 Grand Prix Results

27 Goodyear Heat 1 Final Model/Engine
1 Stein/Poschkens 05:19.2 10:50.0 Argander/PAW, TBR, GTS
2 Hunting/Lacey 05:29.6 10:57.9 Argander/MVVS
3 Bailey/Roberts 05:38.4 10:59.4 Miss SanBernadino/Nelson/RISE
Vintage A Team Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
1 A. Nugent/D. Nugent 4:09 03:25.8 07:10.3
2 Wilson/Baker 03:37.9 03:29.8 07:19.8
3 Hunting/Lacey 03:27.1 03:28.2 09:17.5
4 Bailey/Roberts 04:01.8 04:21.2
5 Fitzgerald/Stein DNF 47 laps DNS
Classic FAI Team Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
1 Hunting/Stein 04:21.7 04:19.3 09:20.0
2 Wilson/Poschkens 04:06.7 DNS 09:45.2
3 Fitzgerald/Lacey 04:52.6 04:41.9 09:48.3
4 Bailey/Roberts DNF 04:44.5
5 Nugent/Ellins 04:47.6 DQ 36 laps
6 Poschkens/Baker 04:50.3 04:51.1
F2A Speed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 M. Wilson 12.54 12.405 12.33 N.E.L
2 A. Heath 13.33 12.83 12.94 12.65
3 R. Justic 12.94 12.96 N T 13.08
4 I. Gapps 13.03 N.E.L N.E.L. 13.57
5 M.Poschkens 13.41 N.E.L. 13.43 NT
Classic Stunt Round 1 Round 2 Best Score
1 P.Koch 511 454 511
2 P. Stein 439 473 473
3 M. Wilson 442 454 454
4 A. Nugent 432 176 432
5 C. Collyer 373 430 430
6 H. Bailey 305 DNS 305
Vintage Combat Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Final
1 T. Caselli W W L Bye W
2 K. Maier L W W W L
3 N. Robertson W L W L
4 M. Wilson Bye W L L
5 H. Bailey L L

Combined Speed

Pos Name Class Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 R Hiern Class 2 Sirio24/NR.28 12.75 10.97 10.97 264.07 90.25%
2 R Hiern Proto Novarossi 21 28.62 27.14 26.74 26.74 216.67 90.22%
3 N Wake Class 5 Novarossi 21 15.43 15.00 14.92 14.92 241.29 90.01%
4 M Wilson Class 2 Super Tigre X29 14.01 12.23 11.22 11.22 258.18 88.24%
5 H Bailey 1/2 A PROTO OS 10 35.00 32.18 32.18 111.87 80.11%
6 H Bailey Proto Novarossi 21 30.21 30.21 191.78 79.86%
7 N Wake Proto Force .21 31.94 31.91 31.91 181.56 75.60%










CLAMF Competition 22nd November 2015

November 26th, 2015 by admin

Classic Stunt  & Speed. Beautiful weather greeted competitors at CLAMF. It was nothing short of magnificent! In fact it would have one of the best flying days in recent memory.  We flew under clear skies, a warm sun with a very gentle breeze. Classic Stunt and Speed flying took place across the day together with a relaxed BBQ lunch to top off a perfect Sunday.

CLAMF Competition 22nd November, Classic Stunt, Speed

CLAMF Competition 22nd November, Classic Stunt, Speed
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Peter and Steve perform some maintenance on a P51 Classic Stunt model.

Speed results

Pos Name Class  Engine Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Fastest Km/h %
1 H Bailey 1/2 A PROTO 25.78 27.51 40.31 25.78 139.64 103.41%
2 M Wilson FAI Profi 12.94 Att 12.94 278.21 93.43%
3 K Hunting 1/2 A PROTO 28.97 29.33 39.00 28.97 124.27 92.03%
4 N Wake Class 5 Novarossi 21 15.22 15.10 15.23 15.10 238.41 88.94%
5 H Bailey Proto Novarossi 21 32.19 29.88 29.88 193.90 80.74%
6 N Wake Proto Force .21 33.62 32.01 ATT 32.01 180.99 75.37%
N Wake perky force 15 47.34 46.99 46.99 123.30
V.Marquet perky cox 15 57.83 59.71 59.76 57.83 100.18











CLAMF Competition 18th October 2015

October 28th, 2015 by admin

Classic Stunt  & Coreflute Combat. Beautiful weather greeted CLAMF members and visitors at the monthly comp day in October. Activities included Classic FAI T/R testing on the hard surface. Some bang up flying by the Baddock kids with great applause from the crowd as the duo flew 2 up for the first time. Good on them and good on Keith who kept the models flying during the ordeal.

CLAMF Competition 18th October 2015

CLAMF Competition 18th October 2015
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Harry in action !

Mark and I were persevering with our Parra powered Orion Team racer. These engines continue to be a challenge!!!

1 round of Classic Stunt was flown before lunch, with 4 competitors enjoying the conditions. Harry thrilled the spectators and amazed fellow competitors with an interpretation of the Classic Stunt pattern that defied gravity and line tension. Thanks to Peter R. for a top notch job of judging stunt.

Mark did a delectable job on the BBQ twirling the sausages, with everyone enjoying the lunch break and a social chat before a second round of stunt and some corflute combat bouts from Ken and Tony.

Highlight of the day for me was watching Murray assemble his new Yatsenko Stunt model with the help of Mark and Paul. The result – a completed ready-to-fly model sitting on the table in less than 20 minutes. Another highlight was Steve and Peter K. getting into the groove piloting Vintage Combat models with BIG grins all around.

A great day of activities at our field in Seaford, enhanced by some beautiful weather,

Regards to all,

Andrew Nugent.

Classic Stunt results

Pos Name Model Engine Points
1 P. Koch Jazzer Stalker 61 467
2 P. Stein Nobler Brodak 40 440
3 A. Nugent Nobler OS LA46 425
3 H. Bailey Classic Red Fox 35 244

CLAMF Competition 13th September 2015

September 21st, 2015 by admin

Vintage Combat & SpeedMembers took advantage of the fabulous Spring weather conditions for the scheduled Vintage Combat and Speed competition

CLAMF Competition 13th September 2015

CLAMF Competition 13th September 2015
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Legendary multi-purpose C/L model - 'Terminator'.

The Speed boys were out flying early with some superbly build flying machines. A few of the regular Perky Speed competitors  were not in attendance but will be back for the next comp! The regular ‘Michelin’ rated CLAMF BBQ lunch followed with some time-out to catch up on the latest news. Vintage Combat commenced mid-afternoon with lots of spills and thrills as the 5  pilots battled it out for supremacy. Tony Caselli took out first place followed by Mark Ellins and Ken Maier.









CLAMF Competition 14th June 2015

June 25th, 2015 by admin

Classic FAI  & Vintage A Team Race. Brilliant weather conditions greeted competitors at CLAMF!  Ron wore Graeme out tuning for Classic FAI, pulled out of round 1 to get breath back, flew round 2, 3 stopped a/c dropped laps, came in on lap 97, struggled to complete 100 laps so Ken took up flying duties for Ron in final & managed to take 1st place by 2 seconds over the Nugent/Ellins team, Murray & Keith a further 19 seconds back for 3rd place.

CLAMF Competition 14th June 2015, Vintage A & Classic FAI Team Race

CLAMF Competition 14th June 2015, Vintage A & Classic FAI Team Race
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Juniors enjoy C/L flying in great weather

Robin pitted for Ken in the heats & Harry & Peter were having problems with model running in, did it at least 3 times during practice & racing.

Before Vintage A, Murray & Robin got on the circle to put up some F2A flights, taking advantage of good weather when you can especially in Melbourne during the winter months.

Two up races were held in Vintage A T/R a/c lack of helpers, Murray was using a Ridley Oliver in his old Voodoo model, had all sorts of trouble getting a tune & when they finally got some sense out of it broke the outboard wing off the model, a bit of zap & they were back in the air but the engine now sounded quite off so they withdrew. Andrew & Mark set down a good time of 3:16 to be well ahead of the other 2 teams of Harry & Peter, Ken & Murray & this is how it was in the final placings. All models were Dimpled Dumplings using Rothwell 250’s for power. Fiona turned up just before the final so we could have a 3 up race.

Once the circle was clear Ron Lacey put in some practice with his new Profi powered F2C Model, he now has a Lerner, Sosnovsky & Profi to play with, Murray was on the other end going around & around for quite a few laps. We were actually really lucky as the 3 weeks in a row we were in WA, NSW & then Frankston we had perfect conditions to fly.


Classic FAI Team Race

Pos Rd 1 Rd 2 Final
1 G.Wilson, K.Hunting/R.Lacey DNS 04:41.7 09:17.5
2 A.Nugent/M.Ellins 04:48.9 04:31.8 09:19.1
3 M.Wilson/K.Baddock 04:46.7 04:42.1 09:38.8
4 K.Hunting/R.Hiern 04:52.5 06:22.0
5 H.Bailey/P.Roberts 05:12.4 DQ


Vintage A Team Race

Pos Rd 1 Rd 2 Final
1 A.Nugent/M.Ellins 03:16.6 DNS 06:55.4
2 H.Bailey/P.Roberts 04:00.3 04:16.6 07:34.1
3 K.Hunting/M.Wilson DNS 03:51.6 08:15.1
4 M.Wilson/A.Nugent Withdrew a/c engine/model failure












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