Thursday, August 28, 2008

40% Edge 540

Hier is 'n paar fotos van Werner se 40% Edge 540 wat hy bou. Gert Nieuwoudt het die turtledecks gesny.

Monday, August 25, 2008

TRMC Open Day

Saturday the 23rd August TRMC hosted their "Open Day". It was a very successful and enjoyable event, and the weather was perfect. The wind did pick up towards the afternoon, but everybody was having too much fun to notice. There was two unfortunate incidents, but considering that there was rarely a minute without a plane in the air, and the wind WAS a bit chaotic the afternoon, the incidents was not very serious, as both planes are repairable.
Quite a few visitors was willing to grab the sticks and give piloting a go, and everybody left with smiles on their faces.
Parts of the pit lane:
Marius has a little stall where he showed visitors the magic of building your own planes, none of this ARF stuff for him,
and Marius has the skill to build absolutely beautiful planes.

Friday, August 22, 2008

G-PXII Pitts S-12 Special

G-PXII Pitts S-12 Special
Originally uploaded by plane.geek

Ek weet die is nie RC nie, maar dis so mooi ek moes deel!

Click vir 'n groter foto.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Louis se Pitts Special

Louis se Pitts het laas naweek besluit om sy spinner in die middel van 'n vlug af te gooi. Die spinner byt toe die prop af. Die engine het nog geloop op landing approach, en Louis het die vliegtuig ingebring vir 'n netjiese landing. Mooi gedoen Louis!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

TRMC Open Day

The TRMC club would like to invite you to our open day on the 23rd August all day. If you are flying model airplanes or share the interest you are welcome to come fly with us. There is no cost for entrance or taking part on the day. Trainer systems and instructors will be available all day if you ever wanted to give this sport a try. The club is situated in Trichardt next to the Secunda road. The entrance is from the main road opposite CTM in the northern direction. Look out for the sign board of TRMC. TRMC provide a safe flying environment for model airplanes. The facilities include the newly refurbished landing strip, helicopter pads, grass areas, club house with ablution. The club is registered with SAMAA (South African Model Airplane Association) and the only legal flying site in the TEKS area. All air space in South Africa is regulated by CAA of which SAMAA is an affiliate. The dedicated frequencies allocated for radio control airplanes are regulated by SAMAA and ICASA by law. Misuse of this frequencies is punishable by the authorities. Misuse would include the use of a radio transmitter on a place other than the registered flying field. The club committee and members strive to better the facilities every year and to be of assistance to all in this area who is interested in Radio Control model airplanes. We provide training and awareness to safe flying, free to all via the SAMAA rules and codes of conduct.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Werner se GeeBee R-1

Foto deur L. Parker. (Click foto vir groter prentjie)
Full scale GeeBee stats:

General characteristics

Daar is meer interessante info oor die GeeBee hier:

Friday, August 1, 2008


Originally uploaded by hyper7pro

The youngest Solo pilot in our club. He has been flying solo for more than a year.

Photo by Dirk Fourie.