No flowers .please and any donations to be made to the KSS Air Ambulance .
MMFC have donated £50 in Bills memory and will include it in our annual Collection.
At the last monthly club meeting (un minuted) the attendance was veru low , only 12 members inc the committe . Some of the committee had other duties they had to attend to and sent their appologies .
Attendance has been going down over the years but has it seems hit an all time low .
The meetings are I feel an essential part of the clubs activities and allow the members to bring up any concerns about the club, exchange ideas and info regarding models , building etc and have a drink while getting to know other members.
The club spirit is feel very low at the moment if not broken . Am I just imagining this ? Or is it still just a hangover of the lockdown periods we have had to endure ? Please let me know your feelings .
We have to pay per session for the use of the Walnut Tree Club . At times this seems a bit of awaste with so few comming along each month
Can we get back to being a" proper club " or have times moved on ?
As all MMFC members hould be aware the AGM was held last Wednesday at the Walnut tree Club Gillingham . The meeting was not as well attended as AGM's usually are but we decided to go ahead anyway as we missed last years AGM altogether . No changes to the committee ,they had another year added to their sentence ! No change to annual subs they remain the same at £61 a year . A few things were discussed and will be forwarded to members in an email by our sectretary Ade later . Subs can now be paid for 2022 . Please use the bank transfer where possible . so Subs and BMFA membership will cost £101 a year (BMFA went up by £2 ) . If you need to know bank transfer details or arrange alternative type of payment then please contact me by email or see me at the field . Subs can be paid to me in cash or by cheque as a last resort . as Usual pleasearrange your own CAA either through the BMFA or direct with the CAA.
Hi all . As per title , it a reminder for older members and a warning for newer flyers NOT to buy any dodgy cheap servos sold on line on well known auction site . If the price looks too good to be true it will be . A fellow club mate who has just come back to model flying after some years off fell foul of these dangerous servos and it cost him his model !
They are often sold as Futaba or Tower Pro but there are copies of other makes out there. The priceis a giveaway . £10 for 4 posted ! You will losea model if you use these or could injure yourself or someone else .
The actual servos at a glance look like Futaba or TowerPro but on closer inspection have hard shiny cheap plastic cases with very poor detail like CE marks and "Made in Tiawan " very badly molded. The sticker are often on crooked . Internals are rubbish and apart from crashng your model could catch fire .
DONT BE TEMPTED.
Hi all . I dont like to do our dirty washing in public but I feel I have no choice this time as the culprit needs to know we are after them .
At last nights meeting I had a couple of complaints re the field facilities !!!
Hi all. As some of you know my wife Jane makes individual Christmas cakes and each year she does a different design. last year was supposed to be the last year as it has taken over our kitchen and part of the house some years. Due to quite a few requests she has decided to make some for this year .
Pic below .
They cost £4 each and all the profits will be shared beteen the macmilan Nurses and the Air Ambulance .
If interested then please contact me asap so she has idea of numbers and designs wanted.
Hi all . Just had a phone call from Dave at Barton Point MFC. They are having a fly-in this weekend with some of the show circuit flyers doing their stuff.
Just had a call from Rob Stuart that Dave Ellsmore ( Smokey Dave ) passed away suddenly early this morning .Dave was a member of Bartons Point and was a member our club for a couple of years some time ago . He was always at our swapmeets etc .I dont ahve any funeral details yet but will put them on here as and when I get them