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Chris Bromley FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Chris Bromley FSMAE on the 25th September following a prolonged battle with cancer at the age of 67. The contribution that Chris made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  He was a long standing (22 years) Chairman of the North West Area and served as the BMFA's Technical Secretary for 26 years.  Listing just a few of his achievement: he instigated the BMFA’s first website, built and maintained the office co...
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Obituary, Roy Pitts

Roy Pitts, aged 89, passed away on 26th August 2014.  A Service and committal was held at the Llanelli Crematorium on 9th September 2014   Memories of my friend Roy Pitts by Geoff Dallimer, Sept 2014  I first met Roy when he was setting up a small factory unit to manufacture a model airplane kit of a radio controlled sailplane that he had recently designed. At the time I was a contributor to the RCME magazine, and I was very intrigued to see the many jigs and fixtures that Roy had designed to...
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Advanced Failsafe Options for Rotorcraft

ADVANCED FAILSAFE OPTIONS   Following on from the work put in by the BMFA technology special interest group, we now have approval from the CAA for the use of advanced failsafe options on rotorcraft.   Previously the requirement to use throttle closed or idle on loss or corruption of signal has applied to all model aircraft, however it has been clear for some time that this requirement does not suit all aircraft, particularly multicopters, and the ability to utilise the functionality that man...
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Roy Yeabsley

After a long spell in a Perth Western Australia hospital, renowned free flight glider flier, Roy Yeabsley passed away on August 21st 2014. Roy was a member of the well known Croydon DMAC in the 40's and 50's, becoming one of the country's leading glider exponents of the time, his Revenge A2 design being nominated as the most successful contest glider of the 1950. In that year he had the distinction of winning three of the national trophies, the K&MAA, ME No.2 and SMAE Cups. Often confused ...
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Multi-Rotor Achievement Scheme Launched!

After many requests from clubs and individuals the BMFA Multi-Rotor achievement scheme has been launched. The standards and guidelines booklets are available to download from www.bmfa.org/Downloads/RCAchievementSchemeDownloads or directly from the links below. Multi-Rotor A   Multi-Rotor B   Test forms for examiners can be obtained by calling the BMFA office on 0116 244 0028 or by emailing admin@bmfa.org Test forms will also be available from the BMFA tent at the Nati...
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