BMAC Announcements

Thursday, September 30, 2010

More Photos

Added pictures of Victor's tug boat,provided by Tony Harris.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Updated Photo Gallery

Added new photos of Gene Cook's Yak , Tony's ME-109 and also added a video page. If you have photos (videos too)  and would like to have posted, send them to me.

Ed Wilhelm

BMAC also made it in the current edition of Model Aviation. Check District III News.

Work At BMAC Field

Kevin Dean operates some heavy machinery as improvements are made to our flying site.
Many thanks Kevin!

How Many Pilots Does It Take To Start A Messerschmidt?

Tony Harris' ME-109 
A beautiful day at the field (Saturday Sept. 25 ) as the crew prepares Tony's new ME-109 for it's first flight.
The O.S. 1.60 was being somewhat stubborn.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Human Powered Ornithopter

Want something different for that next scale project? How about an ornithopter.

From ZDnet :

Over half a millennium ago, Leonardo da Vinci sketched the first human-powered ornithopter. For centuries since, engineers have attempted to build a human-powered aircraft with flapping wings. Now, a University of Toronto PhD candidate made aviation history with the first ornithopter of its kind to fly continuously.
The complete story plus video here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Video From Tony

Hey guys! Thought you might want to check this out. Tony.

Full Scale Electric

The all electric Cri-Cri, jointly developed by EADS Innovation Works, Aero Composites Saintonge and the Green Cri-Cri Association has made its official maiden flight at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Thursday. This Cri-Cri is the first-ever four-engined all-electric aerobatic plane. The event has been supported by the French Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace.

Read the complete story from sUAS News here.

Tony Harris and his Fokker D-VII

Tony had this to say about his new Fokker:
Took over a year to build. Powered by a DLE 55cc gas engine. Flew her for the first time last weekend. It was a beautiful sight and a great feeling [ once my leg's stopped shaking.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fun Fly This Weekend, Belpre, OH

Across the river from Parkersburg, WV

Blennerhassett RC's Fall Fun Fly-In

September 24 through 26th.

Come join open flying all weekend long, the field will be open Friday through Sunday. This is a none sanctioned event. Everyone is welcome. Come fly or just watch and share flying war-stories. More details will be posted soon. Details contact Larry Smith 304-485-5965

Sunday, September 19, 2010

R/C in "The Good Old Days"

Check out these videos from  The R/C Hall of Fame, Part 1 and Part 2.
Single channel, galloping ghost and reeds. It's amazing they ever got an airplane up and down in one piece. I will never complain about my new fangled computer radio again.

My beloved Astro Hog dates from this period, it won at the 58 Nats. The fuselage is large because it had to carry a tube type receiver (remember those things that glowed in the dark inside old radios?)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chilli Fly 2010 Photos

Victor's Last Airplane
Flown at Chilli Fly 2010 by Jeff McClung and Kevin Dean

Chilli Fly

Photos of this years event will be posted shortly. Here's some from last years.

Under Construction

Much more to follow. Stay tuned.