|Oct 04, 2013, 10:53 PM|
Joined Feb 2007
This is an excellent one on rubber free flight. http://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Powered.../dp/0938716190
This one covers a little more than just rubber power. http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Models-...ref=pd_sim_b_3
Were you looking for glow powered also?
|Oct 05, 2013, 12:20 PM|
Yes, I am curious about glow too, but it seems like rubber powered is a bit more 'entry friendly' with a lower cost to start. I flew control lines 35 years ago as a kid so glow was what we all did then. The building and seeing it fly is very appealing to me. Guess its the engineer in me. Thanks for all the info you guys share here.
|Oct 06, 2013, 08:55 AM|
Joined Feb 2007
Lots of free flight info there also.
|Nov 02, 2013, 05:11 AM|
Joined Feb 2011
Free Flight - Resources
There is a great deal of useful material in the BMFA Free Flight Forum Reports; it's the stuff that doesn't often get into the newsstand magazines. Details of all the articles in the Reports, which have been published since 1985 and are all still available, are here: http://www.freeflightuk.org/forum_reports_contents.html
Prices and ordering info. is here: http://www.freeflightuk.org/forum_reports.html
As well as the Forum Reports there is also a book published by the BMFA that will be fascinating for Vintage fans. It's called Flying North and traces the model flying career of Jack North, one of only two people to represent the UK in on all three outdoor free flight teams, - Wakefield, Power and Glider. It covers his flying and models from 1938 onwards and includes no less than 24 of his previously-unpublished designs.
Flying North was compiled and edited by two of Jack’s Croydon clubmates, David Beales and Martin Dilly, who had access to his extensive notebooks, photographs, drawings and his original models.
FLYING NORTH is a fascinating 163 page book and includes 130 photographs, reminiscences by colleagues, re-prints of all Jack’s published plans and articles, including his later extensive work on thermal detection, and an outline of the professional career that also made him such a respected name in high-speed aerodynamics.
It seems to have had a good reception by model flyers worldwide.
“…. no other modeller's life and times can ever have been
so comprehensively covered”
“I hope it becomes a classic.”
“I am glad I bought Flying North. … such a huge chunk of nostalgia”
“. am immensely impressed. A splendid effort”
“A fitting memorial to an unforgettable personality. I am sure the book will become an instant classic, treasured by aeromodellers all over the world”
“A very balanced record of Jack’s modelling and professional activities”
“The best aeromodelling book since the Zaic Yearbooks”.
Price £18.00 in the UK, £20 airmail to Europe and £22 elsewhere. Contact Martin Dilly on 020 8777 5533 or e-mail email@example.com
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