Crawley & District Model Aircraft Club

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 2016

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.

Membership Renewal 2016

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.

Latest Turbulator

Many thanks to Jack Darby for producing the club newsletter, lets hope he gets lots of support and articles!

The July Turbulator 2016 is available to download here. All members who have given the Club Committee an email address should have received one already.

Wally Barnes Trophy 2016

The Wally Barnes Trophy is a chance to show-off your latest creation, and let it be judged in terms of workmanship.

This years winner was Dick Stepney, pictured above, who made a superb job of the "Wagtail" control-line stunter. This model was designed by Club member Kim Jones and appeared in the Aeromodeller magazine in 1994.

Crawley K2 FF Indoor Meeting 2016

The SEBMFA Crawley Free Flight Indoor Meeting at the K2 Leisure Centre, took place on Sunday 7 February.

The meeting was well supported by competition and fun flyers alike.

See Crawley Indoor 2016 competition results

Provisional Thursday Contests at Holy Trinity School

Discus Launch Glider (DLG) Competition

This Competition will run from 5 May until the clocks go back in October.

    The Rules:
  • The Competition is open to all DLG Aeroplanes
  • Unlimited flights throughout the competition duration
  • Only your top 10 times combined will count
  • Scoreboard will be kept by John Dart
  • 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]

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!

Get Connected

CADMAC operates a Yahoo Group called SussexModelFlying which allows information and comment to be exchanged quickly between members.

To post messages you need a Yahoo ID and then join the group.

Click to join SussexModelFlying