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This was Walter performing taxiing trials of his scratch build Miles. 

Click Read More to see video of the maiden flight accomplished on Warbirds day 7th May 2016

Ever since Paul started this hobby as a teenager he's always wanted an I/C twin. It all started when his then father in law invited Paul to visit the Britten Norman factory at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. His father in law was an electrical technician there involved in the manufacture of the twin engined "Islander". 

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Mick really is getting into the sport! This is Mick's half scale Gypsy Moth. One has to admire his ambition.

Duncan has given permission to share the high and lows of flying model aircraft.

A little while ago Duncan was flying his Pitts special when a landing went wrong.

The 1.5kg lead weight up front seems to have assisted in the nose dropping off. However as Duncan says there is a lead lining to every cloud.

Finally! After three and a half years this project came to fruition. On Friday 9th October the second version of John's DB Sports and Scale MK1 Spitfire had a successful flight. The following is his account of the project. 

Pictured is Brian with his Tiger Moth which he built from the DB Sports and Scale kit. Brian says the aeroplane flies really well and with its Saito engine it sounds and looks good in the air. Brian is really chuffed as he should be. It's a great sense of satisfaction when you have built a model and it flies really well.

What a treat for those of us who braved the cold this 7th Feb, 2015 to witness the maiden flight of Richard's scratch build Grumpy Tiger Cub. Richard has done a brilliant job including tiger stripes and yellow props for the 'eyes'. Well done Richard, a true aero modeller.

The photos show Colin Monks' latest own-design R/C model.

Colin, who was an avid R/C flyer during the '90s but has been flying Control-Line for about 15 years says, 'there are less opportunities to go C/L flying these days due to fewer members who follow the 'true faith', so I decided to build another R/C model so I could go flying whenever I want to, as there are usually a bunch of lads at Derby Rd during the week -  weather permitting, and of course Wymeswold at weekends. 

Mick has acquired himself a third scale Pipe Pawnee. The following video shows one of Mick's first flights. Duncan is providing a vital supporting role!