We hope you are well and enjoying the recent In the Air Tonight webinars, all of which are available to view from the In the Air Tonight website at https://itat.bmfa.uk and also from the BMFA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/BritishModelFlyingAssociation
In our next session taking place on Tuesday 1st February @ 7pm we are joined by Peter Halman FSMAE to discuss 2 stroke model engine development.
To sign up for this webinar click the link below.
Like many of his generation, Peter built his first model – a Keil Kraft Dolphin – at age six under his father’s supervision. At 14, he discovered Control Line (CL). He spent three years at Halton as an RAF apprentice and began flying single channel RC model aircraft. He soon taught himself to fly multi-channel RC. He graduated from Halton and spent a further 12 years in the RAF. In his spare time he built his own proportional radio and flew RC & CL for some years but then concentrated solely on CL and competitive CL at that.
His first National Championships was in 1964 when he flew F2C (the international class of Team Racing) and his first “Nationals” win was in Rat Race in 1967 with Tom Jolley. He began flying F2A (the international class of Speed) in 1969 and he has been a member of the British F2A team in most years since then (winning 20 individual and team medals over 22 years) as well as winning “the Nationals” many times.
From 1970, he built his own IC engines including a .40cm3 engine for F3D (the international class for Pylon Racing) and designed the super-quiet “mouse silencer” for the Q series of Irvine Engines.
We look forward to seeing you on 1st February.
The ITAT team.