12:15pm 14 May 2023 14 May 2023
We added to the number of models in the air for the BMFA record attempt
Wednesday BBQs 12 August 2022
The good weather has encouraged this weekly meet – photograph John Morton
Andy’s Spin Doctor 24 July 2022
NASA Secretary at the BMFA Centenary celebrations – BMFA Buckminster 14 July 2022 18 July 2022
Bob’s Mustang 29 May 2022
Tony’s computer printed model 23 January 2022
First computer printed model in the club
Matt’s latest F3A model 19 December 2021
Sodalith – Designed by Wolfgang Matt – Produced by Hui Yang – Adverrun Contra drive – OptiPower Lipos.
BMFA AGM 2021 20 November 2021
Held in the afternoon before the trophy presentation dinner in the evening.
Bob’s latest – Radial Rocket 1 July 2020
Hello to Andrew on his return to our club after many years 1 June 2020
BMFA Nationals 2019 1 September 2019
Congratulations to Matt Hoyland again for his 6th consecutive British Champion crown. RAF Barkston Heath 2019
BMFA Nationals 2017 29 August 2017
Congratulations to John Morton for winning the BMFA National Championship Clubman schedule and to Matt Hoyland who won the BMFA F3A National Championships Champion title for the fourth time.
August 2017 – Neil Brayshaw is flying Paul’s Wot 4 13 August 2017
May 2017 Justin Clarke has prepared one of the models to be flown at our club field donated by Paul and the late Norman Hindley. 1 May 2017
Seen at the field. Spring 2017 16 April 2017
Seen at the club meeting – both models brought by Jack. 20 September 2016
Bob own design for the Winter of 2015 – 2016 13 March 2016
John’s very neat IC to Electric conversion of the ZN Line Fashion 13 March 2016
February 2016 – Sunday afternoon at NASA 2 February 2016
Mike has a new cap 2 January 2016
We lost Mike in 2015 after a short illness. Mike was a well liked member who first joined the club around 1985, and will be sadly missed.
Repairs in progress after an attempted break in. 19 August 2013
Thank you: John H, Charlie K. Neil B and Mike W.
Summer at last. 6 July 2013
Summer at last 06 07 2013 – Where are most of the pilots? ………………………..
………….. around the BBQ – enjoy. Summer at last 2013
Scale Day 16 June 2013
Winner Jack Parker’s Aeronca
Jack waiting for the judges
Jack receiving his trophy
Roy Durman presents Jack with his trophy. We lost Roy to a short illness in December 2015.
Roy was an long time friend of the club and an enthusiastic committee member. He will be missed.
One of the good days in 2012 22 August 2012
First flight – Krill Spark evo 1 – Hacker C50 – Optipower Lipos 12 February 2012
What else would 8 intelligent members do on a wintry Sunday afternoon. 12 February 2012
No paste board has every received as much attention!
2010 31 December 2011
First flight – SebArt Wind S Pro. Hacker Q80.
Puss Moth G- ABYU – Only 35meg gives it away …. why!
Lancair – impressive flyer!
Not often you get the change to look down on a A380.
Final approach two – four – zero.
Short final two – four – zero.
Harvard on final approach.
Final approach two – four – zero.
The camera was neglected for more time than I realised. Here are a few shots from 2010 31 December 2010
Pleasure flight anyone?
Flying the old faithful on a perfect afternoon.
Always good to see scale models being flown successfully.
CAModel Osmose designed by Christophe Paysant-le Roux. Hacker C50 13 wind.
Axiome EP from Oxai. Designed by Christophe Paysant-le Roux. Hacker C50 13 wind.
ZN Line Xigris. Hacker C50 13 wind.
Taxi trials for the C47 12 July 2009
Kevin’s long term project is coming to an end. Built from the Topflight Kit
Two OS 52 four strokes.
Stan’s ‘recycled’ airliner in the background
Two OS 52 four strokes, retracts and flaps
Congratulations to Steve and Mark on passing their ‘B’ 2 May 2009
A happy day with thanks to John Bridgett making the trip from Retford Model Flying Club to take the lead examiner for Mark and Steve. The weather was perfect later in the day, but when the tests were taken there was a stiff breeze straight down the runway.
Steve’s ‘B’ with his Sebart Angel ‘S’ and standard Hacker power train
Mark’s ‘B’ with his Sebart Katana with OS 61 conversion.
Easter Sunday and Monday at the Field 12 April 2009
Graham with Kyosho Spitfire Enya 120 FS – retracts and flaps
Perseverance by Stan is paying off with many good landings, even though his experimental aircraft have not made it easy.
No wonder Phil has a smile on his face after going solo this weekend.
Bobs latest performs well with OS 120 FS
The morning shift when we cleared the hedgerow. 28 February 2009
Three hours hard labour for the morning shift.
A white start to 2009 7 February 2009
There was a time when we would clear this so we could fly. On many occasions it went dark on us before the first flight.
Not all Sebart Angels, there are a couple of Katanas as well. 3 May 2008
First flights are always good to get behind you. OS 60 2 stroke.
Sebart Angel 50s – Both standard Hacker/Flight Power setup.
Sebart Katana 50s IC conversion for OS 52 Four stroke.
Snow showers all around with occasion white fluffy clouds over the field. 6 April 2008
Steve looks happy about his first venture into electric flight
Nearly two ounces saved by fitting a new spinner to Matt’s Oxalys. The ‘Old’ ZN Line aluminium spinner weighed just 86 grams
New for 2008 1 February 2008
Multiplex Cularis Good combination – excellent climb and duration
Preparing for the last flights of 2007 31 December 2007
Twin ducted fan electric G15 (F15?)
Twister and Super Sixty – both performing well in the still air of an almost perfect December day
Seb Art Angel S – proved to be impressive – Hacker A50-16s Outrunner, X70 SBec-Pro Controller. Flight Power Lipos – Evo 25 3700mAh 6s, APC 16 x 10e propeller.
Summer at last and a successful day for all 1 October 2007
Steve’s Ben Buckle Super Sixty with Ailerons – OS 40 Fourstroke – Futaba 2.4 GHz
Oxaly 50 – OS 70 fourstroke, waiting to drag Steve away from his Super Sixty
Ben Buckle Super Sixty with ailerons and OS 40 fourstroke.
ZN Oxalys – Hacker C5013xl – Flight Power Evo Lite F3A 5350mAh Cells Measuring for canaliser fit. 4th FAI at GBR/CAA Championships 2007
Phil’s introduction to electric power
18 June 2007 18 June 2007
Smart Move – the BBQ I mean.
Preparation and test flying the Sheffield Hallam entries for the BMFA Universities Heavy Lift Challenge 2007. 9 June 2007
At the field 1st June 2007. After a full week of testing and Flying 1 June 2007
Oxalys from the ZN line basic kit
After each flight data is downloaded for performance and battery management
Club Night 21 May 2007
Serious business but plenty of help
Dakota from the Top Flight Kit. Twin OS 52 Four strokes.
Dakota from the Top Flight kit. Twin OS 52 four strokes
……………………. and I’ve made it.
Extra, Dakota and Oxalys, all new for this season.
Pete’s Pup from Flair kit – OS52 four stroke 13 May 2007
Our club trainer gets some attention and Kevin shows off the progress on his Dakota. 6 May 2007
Huge effort to get the Dakota to this stage from the Topflight kit. Two OS 52 four strokes. Looks as though you used the same paint for Pete’s car and your jumper
Rudder gets close inspection.
5th and 8th April 2007 8 April 2007
AcroMaster Hacker (outrunner) and 3 cell Lipos. Performs really well in the light breezes around on the day of his first flight
Running in 8 April 2007
Action on the field 15 October 2006 15 October 2006
Tim is starting to take up weight lifting but his Glens Cap 232 (30% scale) flies well on a Zenoah 62cc petrol with smoke system .
Kyosho Oxalys with caniliser fitted, ready to practice the FAI F07 schedule. Proved to be capable on a YS 63 fourstroke.
Peter is such an important part of the day, delivering beverages to the pits, and it is usually service with a smile but I caught him unawares here, sorry Peter.
Paul and Tim (Cessna 185 – 108″ wingspan with Fuji 50cc petrol) discussing the take off procedure, as the action shot above shows they decided on a curling action release.
Kevin and his twin had a successful day, although the first photograph looks as though it has had a really bad landing but this is before it was assembled ……… and on final approach, Runway 06: Photo Peter Booth.
Peter solved the exhaust problem with a neat extension to his OS 91 and illustrates some good cooling vents, so important for a reliable and long lived engine, and without spoiling the outline of the cowling.
Bob is checking the tappets after fitting new parts to his OS 91 engine.
Smiles all round – 8 and 14 October 2006 14 October 2006
Smiles of Success and some relief after the first flight 14 October 2006
Smiles of Success, 14 October 2006
Kyosho Oxalis 50 – YS 63 – 8 October 2006
Starting for a good flight and perfect landing, 14 October 2006
Tony and Charlie receive their BMFA ‘A’ Certificates 18 September 2006
Tony with his chief instructor receiving his BMFA ‘A’ Certificate at the field on the 17th September 2006
Charlie receives his BMFA ‘A’ certificate at the club meeting on the 18 September 2006
NASA at the BMFA National Championships – RAF Barkston Heath 26/27/28 August 2006 28 August 2006
Photos above by Bob Nash
Saturday evening free flight. If you have never experienced this it is difficult to understand the atmosphere. Anything up to a hundred models being flown. This model is at least fifteen years old and only flown at the Nats. Made from the original plan of a Hobbies Champion bought in 1957 and fitted with an original ED Bee, ( click for photo. Not the original as this one was bought off e-bay last year).
A couple of years later after a successful flight this model was stolen before it could be retrieved. It was replaced by an identical model which is still flyable today. 2022.
At the field 23 July 2006
Arron made a controlled landing on the main runway after a really good flight
16th 17th June 2006 17 June 2006
The first really good flying day in 2006 3 June 2006
Matt was experimenting with a Canalizer on his Synergy
We had a visit from the Ted Newsum, who was the first person to fly multi channel R/C in the Sheffield area
Bob with this years heavy lift team from Sheffield Hallam University
Kevin with his twin trainer
Brian’s latest in his quest to build a bigger fleet than the Navy 29 October 2005
Brian D Passmore
I am sorry to say this was the last time we saw Brian at the field with a model. Brian was a dedicated and enthusiastic modeller and returned home to make some modifications but died after a short illness before he could fly the model.
Peter presents Kevin with his ‘A’ Certificate 14 August 2005
Peter’s patient training has been much appreciated by Kevin who has been anxious to pass his BMFA ‘A’ certificate for some time. Club members gather to add their congratulations on a very windy Sunday
Action on the field 16/17 July 2005 17 July 2005
Tim bringing Paul’s 95″ Cessna in on final approach. MVVS 160 petrol.
Bob after his first flight with the P51. OS 120 four stroke. Retracts and flaps
Armchair flying – Brian is at the centre of a deep discussion with Rob and Roy and doesn’t even have to look at the model
MK Synergy from the Balsa kit. YS 63 12 x 7 APC. 2 x JR 7005s on Ailerons, JR 8236s on elevator and rudder, with a JR342 on throttle. Profilm wing and tailplane, two-pack on fuselage, 6lb 2oz dry. (1 lb too heavy but still performs well). Nicest kit you are ever likely to see. Only hardware supplied is one wing bolt (only one is required!). This means you can equip the model with your choice of undercarriage and fittings.
Matt’s re-engined Majestic (YS 140 Dingo, 16 x 12 APC) and the re-engined No 1 Synergy (YS160 Dingo 17 x 12 APC). Both running on 30% Cool Power .
On the hottest day of the year. Roy keeping his model cool in true ‘Fosters tradition’.
British Model Flying Association Proficiency Certificates 2 July 2005
Two members completed their ‘B’ Certificates, Bob Nash on the 29 May and Roy Durman on the 7 June.
Two members completed their ‘A’ Certificates, Nick Champion on the 17 June, and Tim Turner on the 19th June.
Congratulations to all, well done!
Roy with the two BMFA examiners after achieving his ‘B’, on the best day for weather of the year. 7 June 2005.
Nick passed his British Model Flying Association ‘A’ Proficiency Certificate on his Granddad’s 90th birthday. It seemed fitting that he was at the field to present Nick with his Certificate.
Keith our latest member OS 46 VMAR Hornet 5 April 2005
Twin petrol ????? 27 February 2005
I think someone mentioned 50cc petrol’s but I think I might be wrong
Back to the drawing board
Kevin with his Speed Air 40 and MDS 40 17 October 2004
Brian’s ‘A’ Certificate presented at the field 1 September 2004
Brian was encouraged to take his ‘A’ by grandson Matthew. Once presented with his certificate Brian took off to practice for his ‘B’ with renewed determination.
A sunny and very hot afternoon. 7 August 2004
ZN Line Fashion 25 July 2004
N Line Fashion before the disaster (thought to be pilot error, later found to be aileron extension leads broken within the plastic sleeveing). Centre and right: Original tailplane and rudder, 3 part wing repaired + 4 ozs, new fuselage finished as original but red on the top of the fuz brought forward to give what I think is a more balanced colour scheme, polyester basecoat and two pack clear finish. Profilm wing and tailplane. YS DZ140 Dingo, 15 x 13 APC prop
At the club field 12 July 2004
Sheffield Hallam University entry for the heavy lift challenge at Elvington 6 June 2004 is test flown by Bob Nash at our field 2 June 2004
Bob and one of his team test flying the SHU entry for the University Heavy Lift Challenge 2004. Expected to lift 6 Kilos or more with standard Irvine 40
Sheffield Hallam University BAE/BMFA heavy lift challenge 2004
The model weighs in at 2.5 kg and is expecting to lift at least 6 kg on a standard Irvine 40. The laser cut ribs appear in a photograph lower down the page, the unusual under cambered wing section can be clearly seen.
My latest ARTF, 1 to 1 A380. 1 May 2004
Wings not ready but I have plenty to be getting on with.
Note double deck is just visible through RH (red) fuselage end cover. Pretty good scale detail!
Sukhoi – Fuji 50 cc Raven Quadra 35 cc both petrol 25 April 2004
Raven and Sukhoi Sukhoi – all the latest electronics – S & M power box and the smoke system are mounted in the cockpit canopy Tim and Paul and Sukhoi Tim and Sukhoi
24 April 2004 at the field 24 April 2004
Norman said he would as soon as Paul got his ‘A’ and here is the proof.
The ‘MACH 1 ULTIMATE’ 6 April 2004
March 2004 Club Meeting 9 March 2004
Bobs new Graupner Extra 300, OS 91 4 stroke, receives some attention at the March club meeting
Laser cut ribs for the Sheffield Hallam University heavy lift entry to the British Aerospace/BMFA University Challenge 2004. What appears to be a ‘black shadow’ on the ribs is in fact the ‘burn marks’ left by the laser cutter, superb quality and so precise.
Keith – ZN Line Synergy 90 – YS 110 – JR PCM9X Tx 1 March 2004
Look at my new PCM9x tranny
Paul’s shinny new Wot4 – Irvine 46, on a wet Saturday afternoon. 14 February 2004
Paul preparing for his first flight.
That first flight is getting closer
Just no excuses left – it flew well
Tim with his Raven and Quadra 35 petrol 25 January 2004
Impressive flyer. Bit of a hooligan really. The models quite lively as well!
At the club field 25 January 2004
Paul’s Lancair with MVVS 160 petrol 25 January 2004
Paul’s Lancair with MVVS 160 petrol.
Paul’s MVVS 160 petrol. State of the art electronic ignition and Walbro carb
Paul Dack receiving his A Certificate 7 December 2003
Nationals 2001 27 August 2001
A 7.00am start on the Monday and transport to the flight line.
Standard Schedule – Presentation by Kath Watson FSMAE (Chairman BMFA)
Senior Schedule presentation
Masters won by Richard Howarth of Doncaster
The Yvonne Weller Trophy
Sam Wragg’s Smaragd in the foreground.
Sunday 5th August 2001 5 August 2001
Paul Dack and his Tiger Trainer.
Ashbourne Aerobatic Competition 24 June 2001
Photos from GBRCAA competition at Skelbrooke Doncaster 10 June 2001
Matt did it again on Sunday at Skelbrooke. Came 2nd in standard, this time beating the winner of the last comp by half of one point. and getting promotion points to fly the Senior schedule next year. I was dogged with engine cuts; best excuse I could find. Thanks to Peter for his support on a cold and very windy day.
Club Meeting 31 January 2001
Roy Durmans VMAR ARTF Mustang
Bob Nash and his Robin HR 200 for a OS FS91 Surpass
Ashley Hoyland’s Excelsior 2000. Neil’s new Barfly in the background.
Bit of a wet start! 3 November 2000
From the Photo Album 1 January 2000
Scale Day 1979
Scale Day 1980
Eddie Kinmans Tiger Moth
Matts G-MACH 2nd GBRCAA standard comp Mansfield 20.05.2001
Tim and Paul
Woodsetts Road 1979
Richard with his Dominator
Scale day 1980
NASA Scale day around 1976