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 Friday evenings at the Hazelwick School Sports Hall.
In the winter CADMAC enjoys use of the Hazelwick School sports hall for a friday 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.
Club fees are CADMAC £25, plus BMFA £33, giving a total of £58.
For Juniors (under 18), CADMAC membership is free, with the BMFA fee set at £17.
BMFA affiliation is required by our Club Constitution and provides the necessary insurance cover.
Download the CADMAC Membership Form (in MS Word format). Payment can be made on-line using a bank to bank transfer, or by Royal Mail and cheque if preferred. The completed form can be emailed to the Membership Secretary, or printed and sent by post.
There is a "Late Renewal Fee" of £5 if renewal is submitted after 31 January.
The first batch of BMFA renewals have just been delivered from the BMFA, I will be posting these out to members on Monday 25 January, so expect them later this week.
I will be posting out CADMAC memberships for members who have their BMFA through other clubs and CADMAC and BMFA memberships for payments received before 15 December 2015.
Renewals are batched so the next batch (paid between 15th December and 15th January) would be expected around 3rd week of February.
For those yet to renew, remember the late renewal charge for renewals after 31 January.
The BMFA currently has no stock of the BMFA members handbook, so none will be sent to new members, this is currently in the early stages of a new revision which will be published when ready.
Terry Adams, Membership Secretary
Many thanks to Jack Darby for producing the club newsletter, lets hope he gets lots of support and articles!
The January Turbulator 2016 is available to download here. All members who have given the Club Committee an email address should have received one already.
June and July
August to end of September
Summer contests on Thursday Club nights for small free-flight models from 7pm to 9pm.
Held on the 2 April club-night a good selection of models were entered for the Wally Barnes model building competition. The judging is carried out by all the club members present, who vote for 3 models in order of preference.
This years winner was Ron Thornhill with a fabulous Tiger Moth. Look at the cockpit detail shown above!
Terry Adams describes how to convert a simple & cheap FF glider into a potent electric RC model.
See National BMFA 2nd Area results, John Oulds winner, F1H Glider
See National BMFA 3rd Area results, Mike Richardson (East Grinstead) winner, Combined Rubber
See National BMFA 4th Area results, Alex Cameron winner, Combined Glider
See National BMFA 5th Area results, Alex Cameron 2nd, F1H glider
See National BMFA 8th Area results Crawley Glider Team win Model Engineer Cup