Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – Model Aircraft World Records

Check out the following link

http://records.fai.org/models/current.asp

Not only can you have fun flying your model aircraft on the weekend, you can also have a go at breaking a world record with lots of practice. The above link shows a list of current records with a few Australians on the list. So if your up for a challenge give it a go.

Australia Record

On November 9, 2003, Ray Cooper wrote his name into the aeromodelling history books by setting a new world altitude record for an “Electric Propelled, Radio Controlled Aircraft”

http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/cooper_fai_altrec_2004.html

The electric glider reached a height of 2,573 m, Duration of flight: 31 mins 30 sec. (12 mins to max altitude 2,573 m)

Other Australian Records

http://www.maaa.asn.au/maaa/records.html

Graeme’s, Rafale, Multi Role Combat Fighter

Graeme’s aircraft is a kit supplied by Aviation Design from France, and is 1/7 th scale. The aircraft weighs approximately 24 pounds and will be powered by a Jet Cat 120 Turbine.

Rafale, Multi Role Combat Fighter

The full size Rafale is a twin jet combat aircraft, designed for both short and long range missions, including ground attack and air superiority roles. As of July 2008, 120 Rafales had been delivered to the French Air Force and Navy, the Naval aircraft are currently deployed aboard the French aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle.

Rafale, Multi Role Combat Fighter

Twin Cities Model Aero Club Control Line Hard Surface

Located at Twin Cities Model Areo Club Albury Australia is a purpose built control line hard surface. The control line surface was built a little over 2 years ago and has already hosted 2 national control line events at the site. Control line flying has a huge following of modelers with a keen interest in the sport. Many different areas of control line flying capture the interest of the general public and the model flyers.

Control Line Hard Circle
Control Line Hard Circle

Events and classes

Speed, Teamrace, Vintage, Combat, Bendix, Stunt, Goodyear, Jet Speed, Rat race and more.

Not only do the names sound interesting the events also are. The events such as combat and stunt often show the skill required to preform maneuvers that many people think can not be completed with control line models. Other events such as the Teamrace showcase the competitive side of the sport. The best thing of all about all types of Aero Modeling is just having fun. Future control line events are always planed for the TCMAC hard surface, just ask a TCMAC member or keep uptodate by checking the Events page. Nationals are also a great way to see all the different types of control line events on the hard and grass surfaces.

If you have been thinking about getting into flying model aircraft then contact your local club or TCMAC.

For futher information about joining TCMAC check the Contact page for contact details

Albury and Wodonga also has a great variety of accommodation available if you are plaining a stay while flying at a TCMAC event.

Control Line Links

http://clamf.aerosports.net.au/

http://www.dkd.net/clmodels/index.html

http://www.control-line.com.au/