Hier is 'n paar fotos van Werner se 40% Edge 540 wat hy bou. Gert Nieuwoudt het die turtledecks gesny.
Monday, August 25, 2008
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
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
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
Foto deur L. Parker. (Click foto vir groter prentjie)
Full scale GeeBee stats:
Full scale GeeBee stats:
- Crew: 1
- Length: 17 ft 8 in (5.38 m)
- Wingspan: 25 ft (7.62 m)
- Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)
- Wing area: 75 ft² (6.97 m²)
- Empty weight: 1840 lbs (834 kg)
- Loaded weight: 2415 lbs (1,095 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 3075 lbs (1394.8 kg)
- Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Wasp 1340 cu in (22 l) displacement Air Cooled 9 cylinder radial, 800 hp (596.5 kW)
- Incidence: 2.5 Degrees
- Aspect ratio: 6.1 Performance
- Maximum speed: 294.38 mph (473.8 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 260 mph (418.4 km/h)
- Stall speed: 90 mph (144 km/h)
- Range: 925 miles (1488 km) 630 miles, full throttle
- Rate of climb: 6100 fpm (31 m/s)