Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

The committee would like to wish all members and their families a very Happy 2012.

The newsletter is online and can be viewed by clicking the link above.

I would like to remind members that the club have been invited to an open evening being held at TJD's Models.

The date is Thursday 19th January from 3pm until about 10.30pm.

The Horizon rep will be there all day to answer any questions on their products.

Phoenix flight simulator, have a go or find out more about the simulator together with other goodies.

There will also be two reps from Spectrum, chat about whats new.

You can also benefit from 5% off already discounted items and 10% off all other stock.

There will be free tea/coffee and biscuits available.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Santa's brought me a Cessna 182 !!!!!!

Not quite the Trex Heli I wrote to him about but I do faintly remember telling someone that I liked the look of this plane.

Question is has anyone out there got 5 standard sized servo's for sale or a 50ish sized 4 stroke engine ? Not doing too well on Flea Bay or BMFA on either at the moment.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Dinner

Abbey Motel, Christmas Dinner
The meal cost is £25.00

Friday 23rd December

Time 7.45 pm.

All are welcome.

Please contact Jan at


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A New London Airport!!!

With all the talk about a new airport on our doorstep perhaps this is interesting...
From SRCC Newsletter.
LONDON AIRPORT (LULLINGSTONE) It was Ced's research for the Biggin Hill Heritage Trust that led to his discovery of the plans to build London Airport at Lullingstone, a project that very few seem to have heard about before. Around 1930, London's main airport was at Croydon which was in the London "fog belt" and frequent diversions had to be made to Gatwick. Because of this, Sir Alan Cobham was commissioned to do a survey on behalf of the Southern Railway, who had their own air service in 1930, to find a suitable site outside the 'fog belt', but within 25 miles of London. In 1935, Lullingstone Park had been selected. This was to be bigger than either Croydon or Gatwick and was chosen in 1937 to be the largest airport in the UK. It was to be built just 17 miles from the centre of London. Land was purchased, some of which was owned by the Kemp Town Brewery Company which also partly financed the building of the station. Work began to level the site which was more that 800 acres and 300 feet above sea level, Lullingstone Station was built a few hundred yards south of the Swanley tunnel. A short spur south of the station would go off to the west, underground to the main terminal buildings and a start had been made on this. It was planned that the main approach to the airport would be by rail direct, non-stop from Victoria or Charing Cross. There would be three runways, the principal runway would be one and a half miles long running North East to South West, ideal for the prevailing wind, the other two would be shorter, the position of the main runway is roughly where the M25 is now. In addition to the Kemp Town Brewery Company, finance would also come from the Southern Railway and Banks. All work stopped before the outbreak of WW2 and following the war it was decided to build the new London Airport on the site of a former RAF station at Heath Row, although there was no support for this and Lullingstone was abandoned for good. The station was demolished after the War, the Canopies from the platforms were used at Canterbury East and some of the ironwork was used elsewhere. The gateway of the footbridge and some of the platform can still be seen to this day along with the conductor rails being still between the tracks where the station was located. During WW2, a decoy airfield was 'built' on part of the Lullingstone site in an attempt to fool the German Bomber Pilots into thinking it was Biggin Hill. Six dummy Hurricanes were built by Green Brothers of
Hailsham and deployed around the 'airfield'. Green Brothers went on to build a hundred of these planes for other schemes. There were also dummy buildings and electric lights for the runway, the wind direction “T” and some red warning lights. Airmen were deployed from Biggin Hill at night to turn them on and off as needed and could leave-on some of the building lights as poor blackout precautions so as to attract attention.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Membership Renewal

There is a page now for renewal forms to print out and bring to the AGM meeting, please try to have the correct monies or a cheque made payable to : BPMFC.

Info: BMFA has increased its fees to £31.00 for the coming year, all the other fees are on the form.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Camera - On Joe's Plane

Because the sun was so low the quality of the video is not good but this is the video from Joe's plane from start to finish - Sorry for the delay but my YouTube upload speed is a joke at the moment - hence the delay...

Oi There

Hi guys at last i have made my way through to your tinter web face tube place LOL

For those of you members that know me(bad luck),those who don't know me at the field(you haven't missed much) LOL

Good to catch up with you all on 19th/11/2011 and big thanks to Brucey Pete for spending some time videoing me for posterity !!!

Dean,i think i need a 55o whirly ting after seeing yours,so keep an eye out would ya!!

All the Best and looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon Joe

FailSafe 1

Light levels were failing towards the end of the day but with Joe about to fly his biplane I used my two cameras to try and capture the skill he uses to fly.
One camera was placed on the top wing and the other kept firmly in my hand and between the pair of them they give a fair rendition...
Better light levels & a higher sun level would have made it so much better...
Never mind - another day.
All for you Joe.
Regards Peter & BPMFC

Monday, 14 November 2011

Video Taken - Too Good To Throw Away

Medway Flying Club Fireworks Night - Took some video and I was not going to use it but as its plane related I felt it could give some folk an idea of the excitement of the night and the clear view of the LED planes in the fireworks...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Great Weekend

You missed a great weekend...

Spitfire - Low Fly-By

Right over our flying field.


Full credit to Medway Flying Club as a great night out and all the proceeds they raise go to the Kent Air Ambulance...

Memorial Bench

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Foo Man Choo

This is what came up for me.

Friday, 11 November 2011

bunch of white seedless grapes different view of same flight from a better angle here, could not embed????

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Watch to the end for a great landing.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

No rusty back doors

Who needs rusty back doors with a number plate like this.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Clanger

My Aligns in a line.

Cold & Dull

Fist time with a model in the car ans the Sopwith Camel went in great - easier than it went into the Prius...

Friday, 21 October 2011

pics, click for new view

Can someone post a couple of pics need to see if this works from your end.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011


The October newsletter is now uploaded.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Trip to Maidstone

Not Flying Related but plenty of birds - As the wind is still strong and we cant get down the field perhaps if you listen to the song and look at the pictures I took while Jan was in the store it will help...

Monday, 10 October 2011



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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

New View

If you click on images (thats photos to you Milky) they now display in a new way.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Rex 550

Finished. Just need to add lipo's

MX2 The Last Night Flight

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Spare Cash

Had a bit of spare cash, but unlike someone in the club I gave shopping at Bluewater a miss and got this :)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

looking good Dave in HD


I was fitting the servos to a Spacewalker I am building when I found a stowaway. Little bugger got a free ride all the way from Vietnam.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Saturday, 3 September 2011

70 year Old Model Yacht - Built By His Dad...

While walking the dogs I met up with this nice guy sailing his model yacht. Turns out this boat is 70 years old and was built by his dad and whats more its sailed under Tower Bridge and also Battersea Bridge as well - this guy was a small lad when it was done on the Thames. Felt as its "Radio Control" it had to go on the blog.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


Not often I put other links on here but the link was sent to me by Mike Etheridge and I have been following this guy for some years now and this is one I have not seen before - What a difference from flying a commercial jet as he usually does...
You got to see this full screen in Hi-Res...

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2011

Got invited to this display last Sunday. There was a cold North Westerly wind and briefly the sun eventually appeared but not the Vulcan which I think had hydraulic problems. Everyone observed a minutes silence in memory of the Red Arrows pilot that lost his life at the Bournemouth show.

I hope the video works OK?


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Planes & Steam & Cold Day!

Mish Mash of pictures but I like the music so what the hell.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Fridays Video - As Promised.

Been a slog but here it is to match up with the still's already posted. Jet looks fantastic and the landing was very cool using the brake to get the sudden stop.

Sunny Friday - Stills

Two big jets and all the large planes - take a look at our flying field...
Video to follow.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New Project

I like the look of this heli, more pics of the build to follow.

Flash bulb details for Slip!


I think these cost one and sixpence three farthings for a dozen?---any problems ask that old witch of yours, she should be able to spell out where you can buy them!


Monday, 15 August 2011

Duxford DH Dragon Rapides

As promised pictures are attached of the Dragon Rapide we flew in (The Silver plane) and the other Rapide also in service that day. Also pictured is B17 'Sally B' which on one side wore the 'decor' for 'Memphis Belle'.

As for the Rapide flight if anyone considers this for the future the plan should be to keep your weight under 20 stone as there are weight restrictions applicable to the 8 passenger seats. The offer of a bag of lead to correct the CG would probably not be acceptable! To get into the 'tail dragger' plane which as you can see has a very 'nose-up' attitude on the ground involves stepping on the lower wing and hoisting yourself into the fuselage using a short rope! Once inside its a bit of a climb into your allotted seat. Prior to take off there is a safety briefing by the flight company staff very much the same as for any modern plane. Escape hatches include two canvas covered circular types on the top of the fuselage with ring pulls to open them. Other than that there is the fuselage door only.

Luckily the wind was blowing straight down the runway and with bright sunshine the conditions seemed ideal. It was the last flight of the day and we were able to negotiate reduced flight costs by claiming to be 'Old Gits' and there was no argument they let us fly for the costs of child seats!

So BPMFC wives should consider birthday trips to Duxford to treat their faithfull husbands.

(It seems that at least 3 of the images have not downloaded properly?)


Sheppey Witch Seen On Broomstick - Again

Due to great interest from both Bartons Point club members, the general public and
even the local police together with our member of Parliament regarding the sightings of the Flying Witch flying over the Isle of Sheppey I have stayed armed (24/7) with my trusty camera. I have kept my eyes wide open and have had the good fortune to record this stunning event again...
As all this rubbish is picked up by the search engines I just had to say this...

Typical Sun Day

Great day at the field (Where were the others!)Plenty of sun and a good warm wind direction made it even better. Good number of Joe public came over to watch...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Duxford 14-08-2011

I have attached a video of my trip to Duxford yesterday. I took over 250 photos so the video shows just a selection of pictures from one of five hangers. I can thoroughly recommend a visit to Duxford. Anyone with youngsters may be interested to know they are focusing on entertaining children,and include showing them how to construct and paint Airfix models.

During the day there was quite a lot of aircraft movement including the B17 'Sally B', a Spitfire MK5 and a Hurricane

We had insufficient time to see everything, however we finished the day off with a short flight in a 1930's De-Havilland Dragon Rapide .

Another grand day out!


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011

Airforce Airboat Hydroplane

Airboats first flight? Well almost till it hit the side - seems the weed is still in the lake and gets on the rudder...

Monday, 8 August 2011

Bernie - So we Dont Forget

Medway Club

I have been sent an email from Phil Fearn informing of the change of date of the Medway MFC swapmeet. It is now to be held on Sunday 14th August. A scale meet and fly-in will follow the sale. Venue Stickfast Lane. All are invited to attend.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

R/C Camera's

I have received the following email regarding cameras. The company are offering a discount so thought someone may be interested.

DCS Limited would like to offer you and all your club members a 10% discount off our full range of video cameras and accessories on our website through the discount code ‘RCDC10’. We stock a wide range of cameras to suit all budgets and requirements and have been supplying bullet and video cameras to RC enthusiasts since the company was founded over 6 years ago. I have attached below some RC aeroplane footage taken by one of our customers using our entry-level £145 Bullet HD Wide camera to illustrate the high quality footage that can be achieved without having to break the bank.

All our products are covered by a full, no quibble 12 month warranty. If you would like any further information on any of our cameras please do not hesitate to contact us on 01208 269 159. We also welcome trade enquiries from resellers looking to stock our products.

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Sales: +44 (0)1208 269159
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Monday, 18 July 2011

Trex 250 nitro ????

either a half decent fake or the next must have ????

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Cannot Comment.

Hi guys, some of you have informed me that you are unable to make comments
The problem can be caused if you have ticked the remember me box at sign in,
or if you are not signed into your google a/c.

If your still stuck then there is google/blog help available on the net,
also next to sign out.

Hope this helps, if not let me know

Sunday, 10 July 2011


I was far from happy with the quality of my other videeo and both the pilot and jet who came along to entertain us deserved better so the video was "re engineered" magic) You can now enjoy the video in full screen... And you can also make out who it was who walked right in front of the lens at the time of the best low pass - his name shall remain nameless - For Now...

Saturday, 9 July 2011


This jet was impressive and it was flown so well by its pilot I just had to give it a spot all on its own.
Sunday looks to be a cracker so its not too late to come to the field...
Come down and enjoy the fun

100 tonnes of explosives

ok, way off topic but well worth a view

Thursday, 7 July 2011

TX Control

Hi all,

We need volunteers to cover this weekends tx or someone to do both days would be ideal,
There are great perks with this job, frontline seat, 6X3 marquee to yourself and guest, free refreshments, all this for booking in and out a handfull of transmitters and dont forget you will be loved forever, well at least till next years fly-in.
If you can do it call me 07846 451057


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sunny Sunday

Full Sun Little Wind What More Can You Want - Check Out The Picture With All The Cars / Vans Parked On The Beach - No Room To Swing a Cat...(Sorry Cat).
Next Weekend Is The Big Fly-In - Don't Miss It...

Friday, 1 July 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sunday & all Things Nice

Hope I managed to get most of you - last post could not be viewed due to music so lets see how this goes - thanks Simon for letting me know.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Packed out at the flying field Tuesday

Tuesday at noon and our field is still busy - Sun helps bring out the wives to.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Even a mobile cafe will earn here...

Need to Open a Shop Here...

In this age of recession and lost jobs PLEASE can anyone tell me where this is as I need to open a shop here - Right on the bridge...
Never be out of work.

Humps & Bumps.

A Day in The Life

Friday, 10 June 2011

My wEeKeNd

34°C | °F Fri Sat Sun Mon

Current: Clear
Wind: W at 7 mph
Humidity: 32% 38°C | 31°C 38°C | 31°C 38°C | 32°C 37°C | 32°

no flying next week then !!!

taken from at 15:22 on the 10th june 2011
that said, i'd probably still have a little go :)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011

My Wind Generator

Much more effective!!! :-)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Wind Generator Saga

As I have had no reply on the wind generator project I posted I felt I should take the lead with all this wind (air type not bum type)...
So here is the result of my experiments...


New in box purchased from Just Engines fuji- bt32b petrol engine.
Made in Japan 32cc petrol engine with automatic timing module
£165.00 Phone 07917006620 or 01795 877872

Shuttle Launch & Airboat Ride

A few pictures from my own camera - Shuttle Endevour launch (stills) together with video of our trip on the Airboat - Is it a boat or a plane - but it was fun.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Too Windy - A Project to Charge your Batteries

Wind. Wind, More Wind...No flying models for us BUT salvation exists and by understanding General Dynamics of a propeller you can build this "Camouflage Flight Pack Charger" and the wife will think your making something for the garden...

Friday, 27 May 2011

BMFA test moved/updated ?

The link on the blog has stopped working i think they may have updated it and moved it to here please let me know guys will help with my A cert big time

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

And Now Something Else Different...

Also had some real fun while waiting for the shuttle to go...

Me and Martin are in the front row of the car - on the left hand side.
See our face's...

Monday, 23 May 2011

Bartons Point 22-05-2011

A very windy day but some good flying by Peter Bruce, Craig, late comer Steve Hummel, Slip Dean and co.
Not many people or planes so some historic photos have been added, but a good day and excellent barbecue as usual by Jan Bruce.

Kraftwerk 'She's a model!

Falcon Around,

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour - Last Flight.

As some of you may know I have been to see the shuttle launch (STS 134).
It has been the most indescribable experience for both me and my son.
This is the last launch for the shuttle "Endeavour" and when it returns from this mission to the International Space Station it will be retired.
There will be just one other shuttle mission left (STS 135) and that is not expected to be a public event so I have been very lucky indeed - thanks to my son Martin who gave this to me as my birthday present...
I hope the video Martin made will give you some idea of the power of this event however I must say nothing can express the force of the sound we felt because the camera audio system cuts back because its so loud...



Bit of Fun

MULTIPLEX EasyCub Alaska Version from Martin Müller on Vimeo.

Saturday, 14 May 2011



PHONE 01795-877872 MOBILE: 07917006620

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Saturday, 7 May 2011

War Birds

Nice and low, Ken is flying the Corsair!!!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

nice flying

Easter Weekend

For those of you who stayed at home to polish your models this weekend, you missed out on loads of great flying, some great laughs, a couple of great falls, and all with great mates. Cheers boys and girls :)

RC Paraglider - Part 4

Got my chance to go to the cliffs today with the paraglider and after a lot of messing about I got the paraglider to fly - the guys from the Detling club were out in force on the higher part of the cliffs. My flight lasted about 2 minutes (at most) and it was hard work indeed. The best part was that I kept it right in front of me for some time and the control inputs were responsive but my lack of concentration got the paraglider blown back over the edge and the pilot took a tumble and broke his servo arm (poor sod).
Paul from the Detling lads had seen the flight and came over and offered to do the video but with a broken arm there was not going to be any control - O' well try again and see if I can break his other arm - with Paul doing the video... Watch out for part 5.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Weekend - Club Camping & flying

Full sun and plenty of tan oil needed. Loads of our members families took advantage of the special price of £15 per tent / van for the 3 days.
Lots of children running around - Even Steve Hummel was seen on a number of occasions practicing new ground-handling manoeuvers for use around the aero display circuit - He was using a strange contraption which was photographed for all to see...

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Smoke Without Fire

Panic fitted with a camera and unique smoke system...

Thursday, 21 April 2011

From Google Stats

Thought that it would be interesting to let you see the official stats for the blog 21/04/2011.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

bet this tranny has rusty backdoors!!!!

prize please simon... i doubt you'll find a more dodgy tranny