Monday, 31 December 2012

New Engine

Dave have found this video of an engine for your mustang!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012


Has been updated.

Just like a Club day

Short landing feels familiar

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To One And All.Happy Flying Love Trev.

Merry Christmas to all at BPMFC

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year to you all.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Well I know the weather has been bad but to cheer you all up look what I saw on the Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club site - Most of you use this site to see the wind right by our flying field and just TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHO ELSE USES IT AS WELL....

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Field Inspection - Good For Ducks


Perfect conditions (apart from the sun) and only me here.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Possible Problem With GOOGLE CHROME.

Google Chrome does not allow any Toolbars! This seemed to be the reason I had lost my Blogger "Navigation Bar" which has to be used to sign into our Blogger BPMFC website...
If your Blogger Navigation Bar is missing and you can't sign in - Uninstall Google Chrome and back it will come...

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Planes Helis Planes.

Half hour long this one.


Hi All
Just a reminder that the club AGM is on Monday 3rd December.
The 2013 application form is available for printing off from the above headings.
These will also be available at the meeting.
The BMFA has increased by £2.00 for 2013
BMFA £32.00 Club fee remaining at £28.00.
If you could have the correct money (£60.00) or completed cheque this would help
to make things quicker for us all.
Hope to see lots of you there
Jan Bruce (Club Secretary)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Flooded field High winds - Wot No Flying

This is from my weather station - says it all

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

History - Pioneer of Aviation

An interesting video in which the Isle of Sheppey together with Eastchurch are both mentioned. The recording level of this film is quite low so you will need to increase the volume A LOT but its well worth it to here this gentleman speak modestly of his exploits.


It's raining outside and I know you guys out there are interested in model railways? My old school mate David Guscott former Surrey Schools footballer and cricketer before he retired worked for the German HF bank and often visited Rheingauz (I think Blue Nunn wine is made there?). As David's son did an electronics degree he became interested in making model railway layouts and the first he and David made won an award. David's son now lives in America so David's wife Iris has had to take over. She is in charge of trucks and David carriages!---You can tell he was a bank manager. If any of you have got this far take a look at this 'Z-gauge' layout,even the boats and barges move and are driven by a chain with magnets set under the water. So far David has produced four award winning layouts,and one was featured in the October 'Continental Modeller' magazine. Unfortunately my video is poor!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

Monday, 12 November 2012

Club Notice.

Read & View. Our Gate Lock Has Been Changed To Protect Our Flying Site - Until Further Notice.
Park Your Vehicle And Walk Over.

Sunny Sunday

At last a decent day and its not blowing a gale. I apologise for the lack of videos recently but as you will see our field is waterlogged. - Driving past our entry gate onto the grass is now prohibited. You have to WALK your gear to the flying field.
This situation will continue until further notice.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Should Be Sunny Sunday (Met Office Not Me)

Sunday looks good lads - met office say winds 9 to 12 mph so that means 15 mph - But with SUN...
So should be able to fly... Don't forget your suntan lotion - So I can take Pictures... 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

TJD's Open Night

Hi all, Dont miss it.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


"Use your loaf" - if it's too muddy driving onto the field it's safer to leave your vehicle on the road and walk your gear over to the flight line - getting your vehicle stuck could be a real problem as the tractor we borrowed at the fly-in was returned! Poor chap below forgot to use his loaf...

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Water Companies

Just a thought...
Oil, gas & electric prices seem to be set by availability & demand...
I wonder if we could have a water rate price reduction - in light of all the rain the whole country has had...
We all know the answer don't we...

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

WOT - No One Flying Today

My Garden Furniture's Flying In Our Garden...

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Night flying gear.

Just a little note any one who needs 1 meter long LED sets you can get them from giant shark at only £3-£4 a strip. No excuse for getting something lit up in the sky.

Monday, 15 October 2012

night flying

Hi all, Mandy at the Boat house cafe has approached the club for volunteers to put on a half hour night fly to coincide with her other activities that evening. Dates to be confirmed. Either the 3rd or 10th November. Anyone interested please contact Dave. Anyone who would like assistance setting up a plane contact Dave Cook.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Hi all, The latest news letter is available.
Gyro Fitted To The Rudder - Part 2

Monday, 8 October 2012

Saturday - But Not Sunday!!!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Gyro Fitted To The Rudder Of A Tail Dragger...

Monday, 1 October 2012

Just a quick one to remind you that "Gravity Rules"

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Volocopter Ultimate Self RC Project

I think only one club member I know has enough Lipo's and motors to power this thing!
Preflight Checks essential!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Great Outdoors Sport

Had my own problems at the field after my engine change - never managed to take as many pictures as I would normally so some of you lucky people escaped my lens

Sunday, 23 September 2012

New Space Shuttle

Interesting event at the field the other day...


Friday, 14 September 2012

Cessna 182 R.I.P

Sadly my Cessna crashed yesterday. Stalled going downwind and went into a bad unrecoverable spin from lowish height. Hit the ground vertically. Crunched in all the front end. Wings and rear fuz not too bad but not sure I can repair it as it is fibreglass. We will see. On a more positive note, my Superhero has some new clothes! He's now Ironman. Still flies great and looks cool in the air.

Joe's Flying Spectacular

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Trev's Cessna 182

Lovely sunny but very windy day on Sunday 9th . Resulted in hard landing and breaking a prop. Got away lightly though considering! Hope you enjoy the vid, sorry its a bit shaky, cheap keyfob cam!

Higher quality video now :-)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Comments for the weekend

Re: End Of Year Flyin anyone? 8th sept!!!!
by Seanysean on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:13 pm

wow what a great weekend, a big thank you to Joe and Bartons for making this happen. weekends like this make me glad i am part of this hobby and am lucky enough to be a member of Bartons. They always make everyone feel welcome and part of the club - even Joe

Started well with an instruction session for Joe and Jay to show them how to put the tent up. did not go to well as Joe took it down with half his stuff in there.

The weekend was one of those times where things just worked, no plan just let it happen. Thanks to Charlie Wiood for letting Louis have a go on his RC car - there's a £200 bill for Christmas. The kids seem to have a great time the younger ones running riot over the campsite whilst the teenagers had a bit of bloke time in the tent.

The barbeque was a success and i think the marshmallow toasting ran to over 10 kids and one big Kid - you know who you are Jan. Thanks to Louise and Ali for mothering everybody.

I kept my record as Jakes Pit Crew intact, running repair on the Cardon appeared to work. Between that, running repairs on the boys foam gliders the tally runs at:
6m diamond tape
assorted cocktail sticks and carbon
4 small bottles of superglue - 10 year olds don't respect foam gliders
1 3D Buster - nobody told me the firework fired 3 inch plastic bullets - managed to get into the breach as it where not realising what was going to happen.

great weekend, great weather and great company - what a hobby

there are a few photo's to followCourage - Fear that has said its prayers

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Location: Essex, just down the a13 from simon - 10 mins from damyns

Great Flying Weekend.

The still pictures I took over the weekend and there are a good few so just press the pause button if you see something you like. Weather was fantastic and I have to say its one of the best weekends this year - we were cooking in the sun under a clear blue sky. Fair turn out for the camping as well

Thursday, 6 September 2012

ZERO - Maiden Flight

Sorry this is a bit late George but got there in the end.
Multi-cylinder engine engine sounds so cool...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

This Weekend Camping 8th Sep..

The camping field has been booked for the club this Saturday.
Fly all day Saturday camp over leave Sunday when youve had enough.

FPV = First Person View

FPV Demo at our club field - Fantastic

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sopwith Camel - Bad Landings Mods.

Lots of you will have seen the bad landings exhibited with this model - The Hanger 9 Sopwith Camel - others have tried to land this model as well but to no avail... On looking around a number of U.S. forums it was clear other people had also experienced the same problem with this model.
After examining the planes actions on landing I decided to make two modifications and I am pleased to say this plane is now a different model - which you can land fast or slow...
This video shows the modifications to this kit and also the landings done over two days as proof they work.
I now have NO dent in my pride.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Club Event Scale Dy

Scale Day Event Video - Sorry about the quality as had a software glitch.

Monday, 27 August 2012


Please view in HD and open the image out to full screen for the best results and enjoy...

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Well the sky's are looking good for the scale day on the 26th August. I hope everyone is looking forward to a fun filled day and i hope to see everyone there.

Thank you very much for participating.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


The August news letter is now posted.


Last one and now I am up to date so I can get to work with a clear head for SCALE DAY THIS SUNDAY

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mark Cuts The Sky - 3D Heli

I am sure he was trying to make me giddy

Trev's Scale Cessna 172.

Nice plane and the navigation light are all functional.


This new chap was there some time but he was completely blown away with the sound of Dave's engine... Posted as this is plane related. Please watch your feet.

Mike - A Relaxed Flight

Mike flying both his Twinstar & his Easyrider.

Jan's Flight

Jan just goes out there and does it now...

Hanger 9 Model Again...

My latest model

Dave Redwood - Doing Well

Plane + heli and doing well at both...

3D Dave

Always hard to film 3D but worth it in the end...

Monday, 20 August 2012


George's Stuka - Lives Again

After the fatal mid air crash I could not believe this model would ever feel air on its wing (only had one left) again. How wrong I was = its been rebuilt and this is its maiden flight. The original video has had over 3000 hits on the RCM&E web site "Video Channel" - see "Death of a Stuka" The original is also on our BPMFC site. Not sure about the Kiss at the end George...

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Well the sky's are looking good for the scale day on the 26th August. I hope everyone is looking forward to a fun filled day and i hope to see everyone there.

Thank you very much for participating.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Crash, Crash, Crash, Crunch

I can land my two DR1s and my Tiger Moth with no problems but the Sopwith Camel is not a Camel but a Pig.
I have to say all the landings here are by someone else but the outcome is the same as mine - always tries to be an ice skater at the end, Left, right, left, right then over...
But at least with someone else doing the flying I was able to film my own plane!

Maiden Flight - Dave's Mustang

Plenty of power up front and nice detail.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Scale Flyers Club Minnesota

Good club site for scale tips and exciting videos Simon

Friday, 10 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Thursday - Summer!

So far both Wednesday and Thursday have been good.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Club Meeting

Hi All
Just to remind you the club meeting is tonight. Same time, same place.
See you there.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

It' Jan

Adrian's Maiden Flight

Adrian has waited all week for me to catch up with the videos I had outstanding - Sorry you had to wait - Enjoy.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Mark's Heli

Can you spot my "fake bit"? filmed this from the flight line...
See how (if) I get any replies to the question as most don't read the script.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Pete and Jan and Joe

Sunday AFTER Our Event...

It Goes On After The Event...

I wonder if members know how much goes on even after an event is finished - This year was even harder due to the rain but you will see things are not left as they need sorting...
And your committee and a few members just do it.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Flying Spectacular 2012 - Zero

This nice looking Zero belongs to George and is powered by a five cylinder OS radial engine which purrs.
Engine run up at our event but maiden flight to follow.

Flying Spectacular 2012 - Eurofighter

Looks good and sounds good to.

Flying Spectacular 2012 Formation Flying

Monday, 23 July 2012

Flying Spectacular 2012 - Stills.

All the stills - grab yourself a cup - of - tea and sit back and enjoy - see who you can see...

Flying Spectacular 2012 - Part

Loads to come - keep looking.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Saturday 14th...

You have already seen Friday the 13th so here is the next
"Phase" of our "Flying Spectacular" but you can see nothing was going to stop them having a good time...

Friday, 20 July 2012

Friday the 13th...

OK it was the day before our big event - and it was Friday 13th but everthing looked so bright & good...
Rest to follow as it needs to be shown - In a happy light.

Driving On The Field

Members can drive to the field, but must not enter the events field as the entrance is still very wet. Please be carful and avoid the wet patches. If you leave a mark, can you please take responsibility to tidy it up. Many Thanks

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Driving On The Field

As you are all aware the entrance to the field is in a bit of a mess. Can we currently avoid driving on to the field untill further notice.

Rain - Flying Spectacular 2012

Saturday we had heavy rain which lasted all day and all night and caused many floods in the south east of England however you will get a glimpse in this short video what we got up to.
You can't keep a good man down...

Avro Lancaster - Flying Spectacular 2012

NOSTALGIA - It was 20 years ago when people last saw an Avro Lancaster fly from the Bartons Point Flying Club field (Sheerness 1992). Now 20 years later we are honored to see another Avro Lancaster fly and hear its four engines roar over the same bit of grass again...
Mike Donnelley (MWM Warbirds) flew his plane so well it's a credit to his piloting skills. If you listen you will hear onlookers clapping without any prompting - such are the feelings this fantastic model generates in people...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A Big Thank you

I would like to say a big thank you to those members and the non members who gave up their time to help out at the Spectacular, especially those that went beyond the call of duty.
After a very wet Saturday, Sunday was a huge success and a great time was had by all that attended.
Thanks again Jan

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

Extreme 3D Heli - Flying Spectacular 2012

Hi all. This is my first video posting as it needs no editing This video is very worthy as Steve Glass normally flys planes 3D so to see him fly 3D with a heli is a double bonus!i.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rolling the Field - 3rd Day

Our flying field has now had 3 x 8 hour stints with a vibrating 2.5 Ton road roller to get the bumps out.
Many thanks to all who gave up their time to help drive that thing - sore bums for all were a free gift.
All members will notice the difference.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Monday, 9 July 2012

Adrian Deserves A Medal

8 hours on this - devotion to the cause...
Also posted on RCM&E Video Channel...

Friday, 6 July 2012

### NEXT WEEK ###

RE-POSTED CLUB NOTICE............ Please be aware that on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday of next week flying will be limited due to rolling the field. Thank you for your patience.

Sea Fury - First Flight

After all the tests by Simon the conditions were right to let his new scale Sea Fury take to the air...

Jan On The Final Approach

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

CLUB NOTICE............ Please be aware that on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday of next week before our Bartons Point Spectacular flying will be limited due to the rolling of the field. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rochester Airport Open evenings is now in its second year running and we wish to invite you all to participate in the up coming events to display there models and join in on the fly in.
30TH June 5.30pm- dusk
28th July 5.30pm- dusk
18th August 5.30pm- dusk
29th Sept Night Flying 5-30pm- Night Flying
Rochester Airport Plc, Maidstone Rd, Chatham, KENT, ME5 9SD
If you wish to take part there is no need to book slots, just turn up if you wish to fly or take part in a static display.
As it is a public display BMFA insurance and B certificate is required or the LMA equivalent.
TX control will be on site for 35mhz users.
I would appreciate if anyone who has a trainer and would like to take part in the try and fly to contact me.
Free entry for Model Flyers and Public
Try and Fly £2.00 a go. All proceeds go towards our continuing support for the Kent Air Ambulance.
During the day on the Event of 28th of July, Auto Gyro flights and lessons are available from £40.00 for 15 minutes.
Rochester Airport flying schools are going to be open and come along and have a look at the newly restored Bolton Paul Defiant by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society.
Refreshments supplied by Rochester airport café, ice cream van and Fudge stall.
For more information contact:
James Bradley
01634 329232 or pm
David Eighteen

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


The newsletter is now updated.

Click the title above in the headings.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My plane went for a swim.

Having a good day down the field and decided to take my Majestic Major up for a flight. I did a radio check after starting the engine and everything was fine but the tail must have lifted while I was walking the model out to the flight line. So after take off I had no control of the rudder or elevator. The plane took off with a slow left turn and was eventually blown out over the sea when I shut down the engine.
The good news for me is the plane was seen by Kent police marine unit who were training in the area, they pulled the model onto their boat and took it to the dockyard and handed it in over to Dave a club member.  
Dave turned the model off and drove down the field asking if anyone had lost a model.
More good news, the fuselage was bone dry helped by the large balloon wheels and a calm sea. When I got home I had a close look at the model and the only damage was a small tear on the wing. The radio was dry and was working fine and the engine started first time.
Many thanks to Dave and a letter of thanks will soon be on the way to inspector Steve Seabrook Kent Police marine unit.

I am off to buy a lottery ticket.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Hi all. I have just been informed that you may now fly at the field as the army have done most of what was needed. They may need to go back on field at some point this week. Should they need to they will ask anyone at the field to stop flying for a short time. Please comply with there request.
Many thanks Jan

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The other Sunday


I have just been informed by the bomb disposal team working at Bartons Point that they will be working on the flying field Wednesday,Thursday and Friday of this week. They have asked that no flying should take place whilst the work is being carried out. Therefore no member should turn up at the field until Saturday. Evenings at your own risk due to potholes. If anyone can get down to the field in the evenings please feel free to make good the damaged areas.

Many thanks Jan

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Hi all,
To save spreading photos all the way down the page on the blog why not try; Photo Story 3.
It is free and great for making videos with some good features like adding music, really simple to use just takes minutes to put a vid together.


Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A few wise words !!!


Joe's plane was ok until his emergency landing

Terry young

all you nice people in the club about the scale day on the 26TH august 2012


There will be judging for all scale aircraft

This is a fun day to get as many members together as possible.

Will give further updates as the date gets closer

Thanks very much for reading.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

UPLOAD Broadband Speed...

Help required for AFTER the Fly-In Spectacular in July. I need to be able to use a FASTER broadband upload speed than I have to get the films/ pictures onto our web site.
My upload speed is around 350 Kbps so if you have something thats a lot faster please let me know - only a one off upload from a USB memory stick.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Club Meeting

Hi all. Just a reminder that the club meeting is tonight, same time same place. See you there.

60 Years On The Throne...

Lonely Flying Field...- So Sad For All Of Us.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

O look, another scale day another day of rain and wind. I'm beginning to think club scale days = rain and wind. Mmmmmm I wonder if today was not booked for The scale day would we all be down the field basking in glorious sun and getting heat stroke lol.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Monday, 28 May 2012

Sunday Stills

Odds & Sods -

Meet Gnasher

Fresh from the Beano Gnasher tries to sink his teeth into anything

Dave's Smoke System

This smoke system is fitted into a small Panic plane and works so well - Must be one of the smallest done!!!

Shortest Flight Ever

Went like the clappers - Then clappers stopped...

Friday, 25 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Hi i would just like to say thank you for a lovely day's flying today you all made it plesant and enjoyable many more to come.cheers Trev.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Boy's Toy's

It's all just a matter of scale...

No Rain Today

Great time had by all and Little Bob passed his "A" test - Well done & happy flying.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Billy no Mates.

Down the field on our own again. I think it might be time to change my deodorant.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Weekend Stills

Simon's New P-51 Mustang HD

Felt I had not done justice to Simon's new Mustang so I have done it again - Justice has been served...

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


A man will try to cross the English Channel piloting a radio-controlled plane to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Spitfire flight. Mike Booth, from Marlborough, Wiltshire, will control his 1/4 scale model of a Spitfire from a microlight being flown alongside. The replica plane, built by Mr Booth, will take-off from France later to attempt the 37-mile English Channel flight to Kent's Spitfire Museum. Mr Booth said he felt "very confident". The 19kg radio-controlled replica - designed and built by Mr Booth - has a 9ft (2.7m) wing span and is powered by an 80cc engine. The £4,000 model was initially flight-tested at Clench Common airstrip, near Marlborough, before being driven to Calais ahead of the cross-Channel attempt. "It is very large - but it's no more difficult controlling it from a plane than it is from the ground," said Mr Booth. "And for the Channel crossing it's just a question of flying it in a straight line." However, he said that undertaking the task had involved "an epic paperwork and department trail" to obtain permission from aviation authorities in both the UK and France. "We have been working on this for some months - and now that we're in Calais we're just hoping for a weather window so that we can get airborne," he said. Mr Booth added he expected the crossing to take less than 40 minutes.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

If It Rains...

If the weather takes a bad turn again get a cup of tea or a beer and watch this hour long film on very early aviation.
Remember the stuntmen here had no Health & Safety...

At Last - The Sun

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Float planes with sun---could we do this in the bay?

See the following:

Well done

As of yesterday evening this site broke the 60,000 views, well done to all for supporting it.


Scale day

Hi guys just to let you know that today's scale day is canceled due to the weather. New date to be listed real soon.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Just wondering if they ever done a P51 mustang with water floats. If this rain keeps up I might loose the scale look of the plane lol.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


These are the first proofs for this years fly in.
Designed by Jan.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Queens Visit To BPMFC

The headline should show I'm bored like the rest of you lot but the reason for the title is it could attract a few more visitors to our site - More the merrier...

Monday, 23 April 2012

Good old bartons 20 years ago

Just a little insight into some of the planes that have flown at our club 20 years ago.... not allot of people would no how big Bartons was on the show circuit in those days. Who knows what the future could hold.

Hi Simon

Hi I saw you looking,

Air Baron

Anyone tried the games yet - I managed to get to level 17 with the Air Baron game - Check it out, just scroll down and look for Games on the right hand side...
Understand it did not help Milky - what he did in the game he also did at the field...

Dave Lost His Wing...

Great Landing Dave

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Is It A Bird, Plane, - It's Superman

Got a phone call asking if I wanted to film this maiden flight so off I shot to the field - check this out. Well done Trev.


He is taller than me now so "Little Steve" has become "Big Steve"!!!
Flying is better than ever if you check it out. Well done Steve.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Got out of bed today to blue sky, sunshine and low wind, so the boss said lets go down the field and have a chat with the boys. When we got there we were Billy no Mates. Still had a good day though.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

First Second & Third ! !! !!!

Extra 300 for sale

Airframe and new Zenoah 62cc Engine. Needs Running in£300 ono. Can deliver to Medway area or to Bartons point members

Great Planes 1:3 scale Kristen Eagle for sale

All ready to go with CRRCPRO MK2 50cc engine, just add Reciver.Collection only£500 ONO