Assorted photos covering most aspects of the club - no particular order

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Tony P-F braving the chill wind and trying to encourage his OS glow motor to run nicely!

1200 - Dave Farmers Big WMan

Dave Farmer's OPS60 10cc Weatherman awaiting a flight.

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Dave Farmer hanging on to the Weatherman in flight.

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Mervyn's F1D Junior waiting to be wound and flown.

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Mervyn timing the same model as it comes in very gently to land.

1216 - Now this is what you do

Dave & John discussing the finer points of indoor duration flying - or possibly just gossiping as normal?

1231 - The indoor squad

Contestants in the rubber duration competition just prior to heading off home. From the left - John , Dave , Tim and Mervyn.

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Mini-Goodyear men. Pilots , pitmen , timekeepers - with models and unnamed dog !

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Indoor Rubber Duration entrants ( plus John Mealing on the other side of the lens !)

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John Mealings RTF Pennyplane meandering around the indoor hall.

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Mervyn's F1L model in (slow) motion !

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No - not Berkeley but from 'family day' at Colerne

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Another from the 'family day'

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Cups of tea coming up - but don't these camping stoves take a long time to boil!

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Colerne Oct 20th. Having a break from combat model/engine testing. Nice bit of sunshine !

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Colerne Oct 20th. Assortment of model awaiting trimming in the sunshine. Senator rubber model , OD capacitor model, Buster scale rubber model , HLG and Tomboy radio assist.

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Senator passing by. Needs lots more rubber.

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Jan holding Ian's speed model to which he has fitted an OS four stroke motor. To be tested !

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Colerne Oct 28th - Jan replacing the scuffed prop on his Veco 35 powered vintage speed model. Over 100mph on his 5th flight. Very brave in 20mph winds !

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Brian Perkins ( SBMAC chairman from the 70s ) recently managed to pay a visit to Colerne and see the club still exists!

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Visitors Peter and Christine Finch with son Stuart ( who is holding Peter's 'Lovely Lady' which he brought to Berkeley for test flights ).Out of focus photo due to D1000 fuel smeared on lens!

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"Quick - get out there before the engine overheats" Some action from the speed brigade at Colerne.

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Just how many men does it take to breath life into a recalcitrant Merco 35?

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John Mayes with John Bond and the F/F shield which has been rebadged as the 'John Mayes Challenge Shield' in recognition of the support John M has provided to the club over its 70 years!

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A senator drifts by - Colerne on October 20th - a beautiful autumn day.

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Mick has a break from trying to get three AM35s running after many years ! The engine he used for his first combat flight - a few years ago!!

2017 Control-line Nats.

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John Mealing was flying his OS60 powered Ryan STA. He also brought along a hi-start glider . It's from a kit but he doesn't know the name - does anyone recognise it ( its a sort of pod and boom with a scale looking cockpit cover ). Geoff Cole had a landing mis-hap with his large 45 powered model so made up with lots of nice flights of this EDF Sabre.

Tweeking the MOVOD20

Martin trying to get max power from the vintage Movo D20 (2cc long stroke diesel) in Jim's Spartan prior to its first outing with R/C assist

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Peter Rabjohn wins Vintage Speed ( with new record ) and Digby Perriam picks up 2nd place also.

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Club junior Tom Smith wins Junior Mini-Goodyear event ( with Grandad Pete Jephcott - who missed the photo shoot). Set new BMFA finals record time of 9m45s.

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SBMAC member Tony Parton-Frost wins the Vintage combat event.

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Dave and Geoff Hanks win the Senior mini-Goodyear event ( but Geoff had to leave before the prizegiving).

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Tony with the 'Dream team' of Richard Evans and Karl Severne. Unbeatable!

Dani in MGY

Dani also flew in the mini-Goodyear event ( seen here with Paul Harris who did sterling work as pitman at very short notice).

Short notice Colerne meeting Sept 2nd

Attendees - Nick,Mick,Jim,Geoff,Martin,Dave,Pete (T) , John (M)

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Dave's OD speed model - its first outing. Expected it to go home in binbag - but no! Flew steadily but needs a few mods and more suitable prop.

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Jim's Halfax Spartan - first outing. 1940's Movo D2 2cc engine. Motor initially seemed keen to only run in reverse!

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Martin getting the Movo D2 to behave itself. then over to Peter for trial flights. Needed 1/2" of packing under elevator - but then flew beautifully.

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Yes - this isn't on the airfield ! Jim's model after a smashing 'old time' flight and landing.

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Waiting ominously at the end of the row where Jim's model sat.

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Just 2 minutes later tractor passes over where model had been.

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Geoff's 0.25cc Oliver Tiger in Daves OD free flight model - awaiting first outing. Flew well and landed just 30'inside airfield boundary

A few more photos from the C/L Nats. 2017

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Aaron Schmitz ( from Germany) checks out the opposition prior to the Mini-Goodyear junior final. Later Aaron unfortunately suffered a broken fuselage at 129 laps

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Tom and Pete get ready for the junior final. They went on to win and set a new BMFA record of 9.45.52

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Pete Jephcott warming up Toms PAW ready for the mini-Goodyear junior final.

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Connor's father gets his model away after a bit of a struggle with a recalcitrant motor!

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In the junior final Connor flies on for third place.

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In the senior final Derek Cannon gets in some laps whilst Dave is having a short struggle with Geoff's motor.

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Dave finally gets Geoffs model away. Thereafter it behaved itself reasonably well!

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Pete Cannon struggles to restart their PAW . Eventually retiring on 96 laps. Some form of fuel feed problem that was never really resolved.

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Now it's Derek's turn to wait whilst Geoof gets in some laps.

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Over in the vintage speed area Alistair and David work on getting their engine running properly. What - no wing!

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Digby prepares his model whilst the onlookers put the world to rights.

At Berkeley on 17th September

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Entrants in the Mini-Goodyear competition - note clear blue sky!

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Entrants in HLG and catapult glider competition - a low cost , satisfying and relaxing (but challenging ) event to enter.

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Quite a good response from the combat 'boys'. Mick .Nick , Tony , Malcolm and Darryl.

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Darryl running up the motor in his Yuvenko F2D model - with 2 more spares in the foreground.

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Nick getting in some practice. Note windsock - a bit of breeze but better than forecasted.

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Two nicely finished vintage speed models a Little Rocket and a Mile Master with a Dooling 29

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A much repaired Mike Billington 4 stroke speed model. Not yet flown successfully - would today be the day?

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Yes . Mike's model flying. Mike was not well enough to attend but hopefully someone will get this photo to him.

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A few more models awaiting their turn on the tarmac.

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Tony ground running his motor. Let's hope it doesn't throw a blade!

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Digby's Dizzy Boy. Kept throwing the prop off until he changed the insert on his starter to better cope with that pointed spinner.

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Everything stops for lunch. Time for a cup of tea and a natter.

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Jim's selection of engines - including an MP Lyon 5cc 'sparkie' - bought for £10 ( has been offered £200 for it!)

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Steve Kimsey brought along two Amco .87's one largely built by his father, the other had been converted to glow!! but is now back to diesel.

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Martin with just a small number of the hoard he brought along - includes Dyno replica,Sparey and Simplex Hornet

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John Mayes with a small sample from his collection, including the rare (and noisy!) Craftsman Twin 10cc spark ignition engine.

24.09.17 Oliver Comp at OW 1st Place Mick Lewis

Mick with his winning Oliver Tiger combat model at Old Warden on September 24th.

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The new John Oliver Memorial Trophy - will be presented to Mick at the BMFA dinner in November.

Mick Lewis - 1st Place at the Final CFA Vintage C.L. Combat Comp. at Darley Moor 15.10.17

Mick - 1st place in vintage combat

Richard Even - 3rd Place at the 11th CFA C.L. Vintage Comp. at Darley Moor 15.10.17

Richard - 3rd place in vintage combat.

Tony Frost - 4th Place Final CFA C.L. Vintage Combat Comp. at Darley Moor 15.10.17

Tony - 4th place in vintage combat. All in all a great day for SBMAC participation. Here's wishing them all an equally successful 2018 !

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Dave's 35cm model dressed for Halloween with cobwebs ( we need to speak to Berkeley about their housekeeping standards! ).

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Mervyn with his winning F1L model. Best flight 4.03 - easily capable of 6mins except for the evident drift in the hall.

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John with his ARTF Bulldog and Richard with his Gymminie Cricket at close of play.

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Most of the duration fliers line up for a photo. ( Tim and Phil R had already left ). Yes - John M did actually have a duration model but had already packed it away.

"Nostalgic Speed" meeting at Colerne - Forgot the date!

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Quite a good response from the combat 'boys'. Mick .Nick , Tony , Malcolm and Darryl.

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Darryl running up the motor in his Yuvenko F2D model - with 2 more spares in the foreground.

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Nick getting in some practice. Note windsock - a bit of breeze but better than forecasted.

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Two nicely finished vintage speed models a Little Rocket and a Mile Master with a Dooling 29

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A much repaired Mike Billington 4 stroke speed model. Not yet flown successfully - would today be the day?

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Yes . Mike's model flying. Mike was not well enough to attend but hopefully someone will get this photo to him.

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A few more models awaiting their turn on the tarmac.

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Tony ground running his motor. Let's hope it doesn't throw a blade!

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Digby's Dizzy Boy. Kept throwing the prop off until he changed the insert on his starter to better cope with that pointed spinner.

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Everything stops for lunch. Time for a cup of tea and a natter.

Indoor at Thornbury Leisure Centre October 29th

getting ready

Martin hooks up the motor on his BMFA Dart whilst John waits to use the winder.

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Tim & Terry enjoying the proceedings.

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John Mayes having a short break from flying his duration models.

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Trying to reach his model that is stuck on a ceiling fitting. I guess maximum reach can equal maximum pain?

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The ladies in their corner spot - safe from out of control indoor models!

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Maybe just a few more turns ? Now I've made him forget how many turns he'd already put on!

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Peter goes to check his model at the end of the race. This model is the original club design for this class.

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The two teams after the final. Waiting to get to the bar to warm up out of the cold wind ? No photos of the flying as photographer Steve was busy helping out with the timekeeping.

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Mick has completed his 100 laps and Peter flies out his last few laps to finish.

Dani gets away for practice

Alastair launches Dani's model for a quick practice in the MGYR event.

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Alastair gets ready for the next pit-stop.

Determined launch

Dave goes for a rather forceful launch in the MGYR final.

Awaiting the finish

Charlie Waters and Geoff battle on whilst Mick looks forward to the end of 200 lap bout !

John remembers

Visitor John Reay remembers how it felt to fly all those years ago.

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John's son William flies very successfully on his very first time.

Harrison goes for it

John's youngest son Harrison also has a go.

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My table of models ( looking a bit blurred !). Managed to fly all of them successfully . But then charged the Tomboy capacitor backwards. Didn't notice 'til it went vertically down on launch and broke the motor!

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Paul & Ollie ( father & son) who kindly invited us to a couple of hours of flying at this very nice site. Same size as the area we use at Thornbury but nicer higher ceiling.

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Martin winding his BMFA Dart for another flight.

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Several largish RC aerobatic models also being flown - but in a very gentlemanly way without affecting us.

Mervyns profile Lacey

Mervyn's Profile scale model of the Lacey M10.

Leanne & Tony battling it out

Leanne Severn and Tony Parton-Frost battling it out overhead in combat

Nick Bridges carrier deck Zero

Nick Bridge's excursion into C/L carrier deck. His Zero model - not yet flown?

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John Mealing's Peanut scale model of a Fike model E. A lot of ribs for a 13" model - but it all helps with the static scoring.

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3 new additions to Mervyn's indoor fleet!model s

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Alastair launching Dave Farmers Frog powered Phantom for a timed flight of 25.06 seconds.

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Alastair piloting his Russian Oliver powered Phantom for a time of 24.25 seconds .

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The cold weather didn't stop the combat 'boys ( & girls )' from turning out for a natter and some practice.

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David Farmer giving his Frog 2.49 a final tweak.

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All that sunshine and he chooses to test his engine out in the shade ! Note the Berkeley micro - climate!

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Running nicely now ! An Oliver Tiger replica in a smart new Phantom model.. Now looking forward to the next Phantom session.

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Mervyn with his new capacitor powered model. The model is based on the BMFA Dart but bigger and more sophisticated. He also has one that is rubber powered.The cap powered one flies nicely but does not have the performance of the rubber version.

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A varied selection of capacitor powered models - includes 33% Tomboy , 20% Tomboy,converted glider, duration model , twin boom pusher , Dart and new canard model.

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5pm , sunshine , no wind and 9 degrees - who would have imagined that?

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Mick concentrates on keeping his R/C model on a smooth flight path!

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Mervyn takes a rest from 'glidering!' whilst John winds his Hangar Rat's motor.

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Martin gets some more turns on his 'Serene' foam duration model.

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Richard about to go for another successful flight

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John prepares for another flight with his colourful Hangar Rat.

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That'll teach it!!!!!

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Dave's peanut Ganagobie - it just wasn't behaving itself!

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Highest scorer in 'Taster Stunt' - Richard Evans with his Brodak Lightning Streak.

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Also in 'Taster Stunt' - Richard with his PAW 249 Firebird and Geoff with the PAW149 Roundsman.

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Pete Morrison with the first of his new Phantom models

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- and the second new Phantom ! He has been busy!

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Another busy builder! Phil with his two new stunt models

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Richard & John competing in heat 2 of the pylon race.Meanwhile Pete counts the laps.

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Jim with his previously untested Keilkraft Pirate or Bandit ? This was just before the very sharp new prop bit him deep on the thumb and ended his day's activity!

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Dave's motley collection of models. A couple were not flown due to high thermal activity and no D/Ts!

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Stephen brought up his own design speed trainer model to run up the engine - we soon realised why he didn't run it in his back garden!

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The selection of Phantoms sat in the sunshine - a mix of 1.5 and 2.5 powered models. photo by Steve Kimsey.

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Phantom owners and pilots at the end of a great afternoons playing ! Photo by Steve Kimsey.

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Visiting guest John Hoad with the Linesman. Sorry for the abysmal photo John - camera problem of some sort !

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Some of the speed models ready for action.

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Another view of the speed entry lineup.

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Ooh a nice new model soon to be ready for checking out

Tweeking the wman

Tweeking the Weatherman.

Wman away

- and away it goes.

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The top half of Peter fox's new speed model.

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the Irvine 60 providing the 'grunt'.

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How superb is that workmanship - look at the thickness of the cowling wall!

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Alistair preparing a profile Weatherman

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Profile Weatherman gets away ( on the vinyl takeoff strip )

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Another Weatherman gets some fettling carried out!

any moment now

Are you ready because I'm about to let it go?

Pete Morrison generation game

Pete Morrisons Generation Game

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Taking the strain!

how many modellers

How many modellers does it take to...……….

how many laps to go

"how many laps left to go?"

Class B model away

Class B racer away.

away it goes

there she goes

taking it easy

Quite relaxing in a 2 up final.

quite relaxing this year

Not so hectic this year - time to reflect on progress so far!

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the ladies putting the world to rights!

reminiscing

Reminiscing

getting ready

Preparing for a heavy day's activity.

plenty of spares

You need plenty of spares in this hobby

off they go

Away they go for another combat bout

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Synchronised combat flying?

some aerial action

A little aerial action.

there it is

I knew it was up there somewhere!

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Untangling the streamers ready for further action.

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Some combat action in the circle

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Pete's broken combat model and bent NVA - I bet that won't straighten out without breaking.

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Competitors taking their turn at judging

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"get me a pint in ready please". Actually I'm sure this means something else to the judges?

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This model never made it home.

doing what they do best

the lads doing what they do best!

a quck break

Making the most of the facilities for a quick break from the action.

another didn't make it

More wreckage.

must be an excellent bout

Judging by the concentration it must be an exceptional bout ?

Richard Fisher 2nd place

Roger Fisher receives the Mick Lewis Trophy for placing second in vintage combat.

Richard Evans 1st

Richard Evans collects the first place trophy - the Ricard Evans Trophy!

Comabt keepsake

Combat keepsake award - very nice.

Berkeley taster stunt july 2018

From the left - Jim Andrews - judge, pilot Nick Bridges with his 1970's style OS35 powered Aerostar ,pilot Mick Lewis with his fast flying Frog 150 powered KK Gazelle and Richard Evans ( 'caller' for both pilots).