Crawley & District Model Aircraft Club

CADMAC AGM 2018

This will take place WEDNESDAY 12 December at Holy Trinity School.

Starts promptly at 7:30pm

There will be the Prize Giving, reports from Officers, election of new Officers, chance to vote on subscription fees

Nominations needed for Chairman and Membership Secretary

Good chance to renew membership to the club

Find out about the new easier way to join the BMFA

Tea, coffee and mince tarts!

Download the 2017 CADMAC AGM minutes as PDF

Subscriptions 2019

  • CADMAC - to be decided at AGM
  • BMFA - Seniors £38, Juniors £17

Download the 2019 CADMAC Membership/Renewal Form as PDF

Download the 2019 CADMAC Membership/Renewal Form as docx

SEBMFA Crawley K2 FF Indoor Meeting 2019

The 2019 SEBMFA Crawley Free Flight Indoor Meeting will be on SATURDAY 16 February at the K2 Leisure Centre, 11am to 5:30pm

This will be the 44th annual meeting, but the first to be held on a SATURDAY. Otherwise, a familiar format of alternate slots for competition and fun flying.

The comps are Catapult glider, (max span 12 inches), HLG, EZB, Living Room Stick, Gyminnie Cricket, Open Scale, Peanut Scale and Legal Eagle. Plus mass launches for the Butterfly and Hangar Rat.

Prize giving and raffle to be held at 5:30pm

Like last year, two thirds of the hall will be available for flying, still acres of space!

See Crawley Indoor 2018 competition results

RIP John Dart "Mr K2"

The Crawley Club (CADMAC) was formed in 1960. Today we have about 100 members. All types of models are flown, radio control, free-flight, control-line and indoor.

Club meetings are held weekly on Thursday evenings during the summer on Holy Trinity School field and during the winter on Thursday evenings at the Hazelwick School Sports Hall.

In the winter CADMAC enjoys the use of the Hazelwick School sports hall for a Thursday evening of free-flight and RC flying. We have a full schedule of slots to accommodate all types of models in a safe fashion.

In the summer Club meetings are held every Thursday evening on Holy Trinity School field (pictured below). Access to the school is via Buckswood Drive, turning into Woburn Road and then left through the school entrance and into the car park.

The majority of members have been aeromodellers for many years, so the club has a vast store of knowledge. We welcome new members, who can be assured of friendly advice and assistance.

CADMAC Facebook Group

The club has a facebook group, which can be used to advertise the club, by swapping pictures and stories until someone volunteers to take over editing the Turbulator.

CADMAC facebook group

Anyone can see the group, but you'll need to click the 'join' button (and be approved) before you can post.

CADMAC Group mailing list

The club's email list has moved from YahooGroups to Groups.io. This is because many people were having problems subscribing to the old list and it is no longer possible to add them directly. All existing subscriptions have been transferred but there are only 89 people on the list. Anyone not on the list can subscribe at cadmac.groups.io

Multiplex Fox Conversion to RC

Terry Adams describes how to convert a simple & cheap FF glider into a potent electric RC model.

Find out how!

Provisional Thursday Contests at Holy Trinity School

Discus Launch Glider (DLG) Competition

This Competition will run from thursday 3 May until thursday 26 September.

The Rules:

  • The Competition is open to all DLG Aeroplanes
  • Unlimited flights throughout the competition duration
  • Only your top 10 times combined will count
  • Flights will only count on a Thursday after 6pm

RC 60 inch Electric Glider

June and July

  • Max wingspan 60 INCHES
  • Battery limited to max 360ma/hr 2-cell (7.4v) lipo

RC Bungee Launched Glider

Thursday 6pm to 9pm and saturday afternoon (2pm to 6pm) August to end of September

  • Max wingspan 60 INCHES
  • 2 channel RC
  • Built-up balsa construction.
  • Bungee supplied by CADMAC
  • Max flying height 100 metres
  • Scoring is flight time in seconds plus extra points for spot landing
  • Best 5 scores to count

Free Flight Comps

Summer contests on Thursday Club nights for small free-flight models from 7pm to 9pm.

  • May - BMFA Dart
  • June - Catapult and Hand Launch Gliders
  • July - Rubber Scale
  • August - Rubber Scale

[BMFA Darts]

Free Flight Contests on Ashdown Forest 2018

1st Area Meeting

Daniel Senior (pictured above) flew in his first contest for the Crawley Club at Ashdown. His score in CLG also gave him his first Senior Championship points.

See Ashdown results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 1st Area results

2nd Area Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to adverse weather over whole country.

3rd Area Meeting

See Ashdown results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 3rd Area results

Alex Cameron topped Combined Glider in the BMFA National competition.

4th Area Meeting

See Full results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 4th Area results

5th Area Meeting

See Full results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 5th Area results

Congratulations to Neil Allen, 1st National BMFA F1J

6th Area Meeting

See Full results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 6th Area results

7th Area Meeting

See Full results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 7th Area results

8th Area Meeting

See Full results in Plane Paper

See National BMFA 8th Area results

--> FF Area results archive