Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

2015 been great really enjoyed having a club to share our hobby with, everyone has been super supportive thank you. Looking forward to 2016 gonna be laughter and tears hopefully of glee and prob be from everyone else watching my nooby flying ;)
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year have fun Paul :)

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015

Post xmas blues

Weather looking good again 2moz anyone fancy a bita fresh air break from scoffing n drinking? Anyone got new toys to play with or you all too busy building for this coming season? Hope u all had a very merry xmas :) have fun speedy :)

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Lessons For The Budding Learners Out There - Never Give Up

Hi all - posted this just in case any learners get bored - you can click on the full screen option and learn some common misconceptions... 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A Bit Of History Of Our Flying Field...

Graham - who has visited our Flying Spectacular events in the past has posted this which is an interesting read - check out some of the names...
Make sure you open up the video to full screen so you can read the page.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Monday, 21 December 2015


Soaps bore me so i can be found either on xbox as u guessed it " speedy brit " normally Call of duty ;) But what i started this post about is being a flying noob i also like to fly like a phoenix some evenings while the other half has the soaps on so if u wanna come get some u know where i am :) will fly solo in multiplayer under BPMFC password will be same as club private page :) if im not on could pm me :) have fun Paul :)

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Club Xmas Meal

Great Time Had By All...

Friday, 11 December 2015


Hi all - From what I can see the wind looks good but the rain doesn't...
Looks like we will have to miss out this week unless one of you has a direct link to the
"weather gods". We may need to turn pagan...
Sorry lads...

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Castle Hill +40mph

Flying In Storm Desmond.

Hi guys - Me and Paul went flying at Detling and there were four others at the hill by the time we got there - we all had fun.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Slope Soaring Again - Why don't you try it!

Windy again - Me and Mike went to Detling slope soaring and as it's Wednesday we never expected anyone else to be there.
NO we were not the first "nuts" there - four others beat us to it.
Want to try it? The Zagi is just £40 and some parcel tape - a couple of quid. Two old 148 servo's you put in the bin and that old 35Mhz Rx and a battery and that all you need to enjoy this side of the hobby.
The Zagi is almost unbreakable - the impacts it takes are unbelievable and you just pick it up and throw it into the sky again...
If you want advice or help - ask - loads of us have made them... 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Slope Soaring - Anybody !

I know its a bit short notice and its mid week but it looks good to go slope soaring at Detling tomorrow (Weds) - from about 12 to 2:30 is plenty of time for fun.
If you are interested or want a lift give me or Jan a bell.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Watch "Experience the Blue Angels in 360-degree video" on YouTube

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Zagi Time...

With all this wind its time to get out the foam planes - can't fly at the field so lets get up the cliffs again... 
It can be good fun - I'm sorting out the batteries and my plane is still on
35 MHz.. - Crumbs where is me crystal!
How about it chaps - here is one of my old videos of flying off the beach.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Seems the lock and chain on our second gate is becoming a collectors item - We have now had the second padlock cut off and taken...
If your passing the field please cast a glance over to see if anyone is messing about with our gate. They have to be taking tools over there as its so far.
The short steel scaffold pole with its two brackets have been taken together with 2 padlock and the steel locking pin... No scrap value!
As a temporary measure the below "mod" has been done till it can be sorted The gate can't be lifted at this time... 

Monday, 2 November 2015


weston hype complete with engine servos and 35meg reciever make me an offer flys ok but tatty field charger not used much with power supply £30 field force 9 got to be worth £50 selection of futaba 35meg recievers with matching crystals for the transmitter as well from £7 TEL ADE ON 07429256522

Saturday Immortals Venture Out...

Noisy Exhaust? = Modification.

Simple but it works...

Sunday, 1 November 2015

FOGGED OFF no swearing!

Left all the gear in the car last night feeling confident Sunday would dawn bright and windless like Saturday. How wrong I was. Got up early today and looked out the window and I was greeted with a white-out and the sounds of fog horns emanating from the estuary...
Great British weather. PS at least there was no wind!
What a differance a day makes :(

Monday, 26 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015

Weekend - There Is Life...

Well folks with all the recent bad weather we had a break on Sunday at last from the wind and rain.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015


After yesterday (sob) I just had to see if I could sell this on.
Could be "Art", New design or
I will let you say...

Having Some Fun.

Congratulations to Paul for passing his "A". Well done.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Aviation Links Of This Island

The Isle Of Sheppey where our flying club is situated has links going back to the beginning of aviation in the UK for heavier than air flight.
It's easy to see where we are now but what about back then when it was an all new sport... Have a look at this link and see a bit more of The Isle Of Sheppey.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Just Another Good Weather Weekend

Gary Skipper Got His "A" Flying Certificate Today

Well done Gary.

The Story Of The Brick - Part 3

A big thank you to all who took part - a lot of banter was thrown about and a lot of laughter was had by all - and we got there in the end...
Only the ditch to finish off now!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Where is everyone its not that windy ;)

Monday, 7 September 2015

Medway Model Flying Club - Great Time.

You will kick yourself you didn't come...
Take a look.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Medway Open Day

Great day , amazing fire work display.

The Swarm

Fantasy Of Flight Museum

Some years back me and my son went here and the guy who runs it is very special indeed. Here are THREE linked videos showing the inside of a Mustang from start to finish which gives a full understanding of what you never see when you see this aircraft fly... Want to be a pilot! Enjoy.

I have tried to link video 2 & 3 but no luck so here they are

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Flying Today

Low wind and no rain - for a while anyway...

Monday, 31 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

New Gate

Great place for a wind sock, the counter balance is not in place yet so if you open it wear a hard hat and watch your fingers...I would advise strongly that you walk to the pits untill the gate is finished.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Friday, 21 August 2015


Hi all. We need some help this Saturday please...

We now have the new secondary gate to the flying field.
It's been made but it needs to be installed - and that where we need your help.
Please turn up at 10:30 at the field Saturday 22 Aug.

Also need a few items to help with the "construction".

Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Buckets.

It's usually a good laugh when we do this with a lot of banter so please come along and remember

If everyone leaves it to everyone else no-one turns up 
So please come along.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015


We have received an invite from Medway to attend their BBQ and Fireworks day on Sunday 6th September 10am until late.  All welcome.  Donation towards fireworks would be appreciated and should be with Medway by the end of August.  There will also be a raffle.  All proceeds to Kent Air Ambulance Service.  Any flyers welcome but must show proof of BMFA Insurance must be shown.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

Flying Spectacular Stills - Very Nice

All stills courtesy of Deryck Obray who was our face painter at the show - also likes photography and he sent us the photos he took "in between" the childrens face painting. Many thanks - the night shots were great. 
Regards Peter.

Monday, 10 August 2015

SHOCKWAVE - Flying Spectacular

Just a Weekend at Our Flying Field

When the sun comes out so do like minded people to share their hobby.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

No way i thought Simon was kidding there is a 4 page instruction manual for the hat he wears!!! Downloaded read it and now an expert.  ;)

New member

Well finally plucked up the courage to spend some time at the field this weekend and had a great time put some faces to the names and was made to feel at home :) very friendly bunch look forward to making more new friends and to getting my wings should be a larf well for everyone else gotta start sometime ;)
Thanks again 4 making me feel so welcome, oh nearly forgot wot i came on to waffle about finally signed up as a new member please be gentle with me....
Have fun Paul :)

"Gordon Bennett" - It's The Sheppey Air Museum At Eastchurch.

I have mentioned this before but Sheppey has such a unique place in the history of UK aviation and this small museum is on our island to visit...
My interest was fired up as I wanted a picture of the poster about the
Gordon Bennett Air Race held at Eastchurch in 1911 and there are no images of the poster anywhere on the internet.
Found what I wanted here proudly displayed.
Just a few pictures but you need to go along to have a look. Regards Peter

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

RC Hotel - Prize Draw.

Here it is folks. To get an impartial person to draw the winning ticket Jan had to visit the dentist so the receptionist Amanda kindly agreed to be filmed drawing out the winning ticket....
You need to look at the video to find out who won!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Club Scale Day 2015.


Friday, 31 July 2015

Damn retracts


Scale Day - Weather is looking good on Sunday for scale day to go ahead. As long as the weather holds  IT'S ON FOLKS!

Competition starts at 12 noon so dust off your scale models!

Check on blog for any updates.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Flying Spectacular - Photos

Just some of the still pictures taken on a sunny afternoon...

Flying Spectacular 2015. Compilation

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Copy Of Post On Streetlife....

Posted By John 23/7/15. Ref Bartons Point Flying Spectacular posting...

We cycled down to Bartons point to see the event on Saturday and we really enjoyed our time spent there. The flying skills were second to none and everyone was enjoying themselves in the lovely weather conditions. The real bonus was that it was free to get in, which is amazing in this day and age and the refreshments were very reasonably priced as well.... an ice cream with a flake was a very welcome addition whilst viewing a flying display. A big thank you to the organisers for staging, what must be one of the most premier events on Sheppey. Roll on next year.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

As Popular As Ever - The Toffee Drop

This event gets bigger each year. The smiles say it all...

Azza & Sonny Duet

Here we go again - Azza & Sonny Lighting by Colin (DjSpark).

Simon Wood - Amazing Night Flying

Sadly, I have had to change the original music as YouTube blocked viewing my video in the UK. It was either change the music or lose the video which I could not allow.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015

WW1 Flight Simulator - The Flying Spectacular 18 / 19th July

So you fancy yourself as a pilot!

Try the full size WW1 fighter plane and see how you fair - in combat.
This is a real cockpit with a real joystick and firing button
Your "score" is kept so you can see if you have the ability to have stayed alive... The simulator has a number of settings - this one is the "Tame" setting.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Flying Spectacular

Was gutted last night as went into my diary to put in the dates for long wend to norfolk as we have a wedding to attend and slotted in that wend was your spectacular wend noooooooooooooo i thought so this morning i thought i would just say how upset i was on your blog and guess wot sitting as the top of the page your flyer for the show with the dates for the wend after the wedding YIPPEEE i must have got the dates entered wrong in my diary cool eh!!! :) happy days anyway im soo happy and if there is anything i can do to help let me know as im free ;) have fun :)

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Went to have a look at our field late Thursday evening and I am pleased to report that the grass has been cut short...
One very strange thing however was observed ...
I found Sheila wandering around the flying field - she said she had come out of the long grass and was looking for Transformer...


First View of the flight line Weston Park


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

We went down the field today so Sheila could have a fly but I lost her in the long grass. Any of you lot know how to start a cooker???

Friday, 5 June 2015

Tiger Moth

Jan's Tiger Moth... - Thanks Robin


It's BIG.

Syma X8C Simple Quadcopter

£80 ready to fly - even with a camera and 4Gb micro SD card.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Friday, 29 May 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Metcheck update

Hi all,
Metcheck has been updated and now has some new options.
Open up Metcheck from the useful links section of our main page and there is now a blue toolbar with a hobbies tag - click on this and then "Model Aviation" which will open up another page.
You will then see a dropdown box in the middle of the page "select a model flying club".
Click on this and a list of the current flying sites will appear, with Bartons Point MFC 5th from the top at the moment.
Click on Bartons Point and it will open up the weather forecasts specific to the location of our field.
Hopefully they can get the predictions right and it will be useful.
All the best, Dave

Intruder About...


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sea Fury Father & Son

Perfect Day for flying.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Steve's Jet

Burning up the patch... PS - I have to admit that I've cut the spped down by 50% because you just could not see anything as it shot by so quick...

Dave's Big Electric Tiger Moth First Flight

WoW - Looks great

A Few At The Field Today...

Saturday, 16 May 2015


Paul (Speedy Brit) sent me this so here it is....
I think this is the same plane - don't know planes to well. I was at an airshow in Canada last year and recorded this - sounds great. Clip is very short - can only send 9mb. Hope you don't mind me emailing rather than posting on your blog as I was not sure how to post the video and pictures wouldn't be the same . Popped down the field last Wendsday ( see I didn't leave it till the spectacular) Only for an hour as I was helping to marshall the island run, Landing strip looks great well done to everyone. Have fun regards Paul. ( speedy brit ).
Thanks Paul for the email and video. Regards Peter (Broken Wing).

Jan Running Riot

Jan hates me filming her but she is flying so well folks. We also now have two other ladies in the club learning to fly...
Three lady flying members in the club - any more want to join!

An Electric Texan - With Sound

Dave from Century UK came along and had this interesting model...
ALSO check out the sound of a REAL Texan (Posted above) which
was sent in by Paul...


Thank God Its Friday...

Friday, 15 May 2015

TGIF - And more video to follow...

Thank God It's Friday... More Video To Follow.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

BPMFC - Club Flying Field.

Never hurts to show how lucky we are having a site like this...
Most important of all...
GOOD  COMPANY...  Enjoy. Regards Peter

Nieuport 17

Peter's Nieuport 17 - Maiden Flight

Good Turnout Wednesday

Simon's BIG Beaver

WoW look at this folks. Strobes, Landing Lights - The Whole Works.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Dave's Sea Fury

Taken with my old camera - better than nothing...

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Friday, 8 May 2015

Maiden noob flight

ventured out beyond the safety of my garden, Maiden flight lil foamie still lives to fly another day. Now i'm back on simulator coz its harder in breeze than Phoenix was letting on! and didnt reset at my feet when i landed though nettles broke the bad landing they are well stinging  ;) U guys make it look so easy great fun though :)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Nice sunny day at our new smooth field and Sheila had her first go with the Riot.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Steve Quadding

Richards Heli Flying.

Congratulations on getting your A Heli today.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Great Day

Now the field is OPEN...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Raffle Prize

The RC Hotel Corfu have offered Bartons Point MFC. A weeks holiday (Bed & Breakfast) for two as a raffle prize. The Club is going to be selling tickets for this great gift (price yet to be set) the sale of tickets will be available to Club and BMFA Members so tickets shall be sold to pilots at this years fly in Spectacular and the draw will also be made at the fly in. Also for this season the first 5 members of Bartons Point MFC. Who book to stay with The RC hotel will have a 100 euro ( aprox 70 pounds) voucher which can be spent while you are there. Good Luck to all.

Friday, 10 April 2015

From 1200 pm

Hi All,
Just to let you know the field will be open tomorrow for flying from noon.
Park your car in our car park and walk all your equipment and planes to the field.
No cars are to drive onto the field at this stage.  The field still needs to be looked after.  Enjoy your new field.

I Love It

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bartons Point Model Spectacular 2015 Teaser

Hi All - Dom here. I was the chap on the flightline at least year's event taking a few vids. Joe asked me to put together a video ad for this year's event so I cut together some footage from last year a made a quick 20 second teaser with a bit of background music. Any feedback welcome. Cheers and see you at this years gig - Dom

Field Update

Good News We are hoping to get the field rolled this week coming, the weather conditions are looking very good.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Brass Wheel Collets

Hi all.
STUCK. Need 4 brass wheel collets with fitted grub screws - to fit a 6.03 mm U/C axle shaft.
Tried drilling out the 5mm type but there is not enough "meat" left for the grub screw to bite and the thread strips. Needs to hold very firm...

Monday, 9 March 2015

Of Interest For FPV.

Yet again it seems like they all know best... Check this out but start the video  timeline from around 6.00. - Enjoy. Regards Peter

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hows Our Flying Field Getting On ?

Hi all. Felt the flying field was worth a visit to see how things were coming along. Although there is a lot of water around I can report that the field work has been a great success because for a start the main area is not flooded like it always used to be - its draining off into the side ditches as it should - they are full. 
The main feature is IT IS VERY FLAT INDEED and once its rolled and the grass is cut it will be a dream.Will see you all soon - Peter.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dji Phantom flies into Volcano

Got to be one of the best FPV camera shots I have seen - nothing else could have done this type of film - Must see.
Yasur, Tanna Island Vanuatu – February 25, 23:15 UTC

Monday, 23 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

My Detling hill Movie

Another boring quad movie boys just to keep the Blog ticking over.

Airliner Assembly - EASY!

Boeing Airliner

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Look out boys, Sheila is looking forward to learning to fly her new plane.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Swimming Lessons

OK so it's been wet of late but how about taking regular dips when it's dry!
This shows amazing resilience - Needs a Catalina like mine I recon...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Good Old Days

Turn the volume down a bit and enjoy this - If you watch it right to the end you will see it can still be hard to bring it to a standstill...  Love it.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Keen! Flyer

Words fail me....

Friday, 9 January 2015


Club subs due by the 31 st January.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015