Recent club trip

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May 302011

A few weeks back George, Chris,Donald, Billy, John and myself headed to the Scottish Model Airshow, unfortunately it turned out a very very cold wet windy day and only a few models flew in the morning.
We booked on a early boat and headed back home wet, tired yet happy. The craic was good even though we saw very little flying.

 Posted by at 7:39 pm

N.I Area Scale Static Judging

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May 042011


The second Area Scale Judging will be held at Mount Stewart, the National Trust property on the Portaferry Road from Newtownards, on Sunday 8 May, starting at 11.30 am.
This is the first time this has been held on Sunday, and it should be an excellent venue for us to show off our models, including all types as well as Scale. The NT have invited a Railway Club to join in, so there will be many new faces along if the North Down Model Railway exhibition is a guide. There will be a marquee on the lawn, which will be available to us, but which will inevitable cramp the space for the Flying Display. We run this every hour from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, 20 minutes each time, alternating Control Line and Radio Control Aerobatics.


Maurice Doyle

 Posted by at 12:24 pm

Slope Fest NI by DMFC

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Apr 182011

Hi all , well our Slope event has passed and what an amazing weekends fun was had by the pilots that attended.
The weather was beautiful but it lacked the winds that would have given us a thrilling time on Slieve Gallion.
Saturday , we had 6 visiting pilots. Not alot but with forecast winds of 2mph the vast majority of travelling friends from all over Ireland decided to give it a miss. The cost of fuel sure is taking its toal on travelling pilots.
Sunday again was beautiful and the winds just were enough to get us up for some cruising along the Southerly slope.
We had 12 visiting pilots and everyone got to fly !
Hot Dogs went down a treat with everyone and over 60 were served during the 2 day event.
Next years event will be aptly named Hot Dog Slope Bash !
I put together a small video of the event.
I am still learning about my camera and the editing programme.
Well I think its improving.
I will upload fotos once I get them of the camera.
In the mean time enjoy the video.
Thanks to all the pilots that travelled to our event.
Please vote on this video if you like it !

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Jennys’ Coffee Morning Sat 9th April

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Apr 042011

Jenny , wife off our late dear friend Eric Brown is holding a coffee morning at her home (Cookstown) in aid of your Local Hospice.
Coffee starts pouring at 10am and finishes up around 12am,
At the Browns home you will receive a very warm welcome !
Please try your best to support Jenny and our local Cancer Hospice.

George Irwin
Dungannon MFC.

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A Spring evening at Dungannon MFC

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Mar 312011

Spring is here ! Time to show off what Billy Latewood, George Irwin and Bill Hutchinson spent their winter months building and modifying.
Billy L is flying his lovely 100″ 26cc powered Piper Cub, Goerge is flying his new 180 powered Tucanno STUNNING !!!! and Bill H is flying his modified Lancaster Bomber.
Enjoy !!!!!!
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Lithuania International F3P Championships 2011

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Mar 312011

Again this year Richard was invited to fly at the Lithuania International F3P Championships.
Donatas was the event orginizer and what a brilliant competition he staged for the pilots from 10 different countries.
Richard really enjoyed his trip and would like to thank Donatas and his family for making him feel apart of there family.
Richard brought home some silver wear so it was a worth while trip !!!!!
Some fotos of the beautiful Lithuanian country can be viewed HERE
Richard is accompanied by Martin Muller ( inventer of the shock flyer) German ace pilot Markus and Dom and David Duval (French flying wizard)

Young Ignas amazing flight to music (AM)
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Air race won by Donatas
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Amazing video from my friend Evaldas of the event !
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Slope Soaring

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Mar 312011
Richard and his BIRDY DS

Richard and his BIRDY DS

January to March have been fantastic months for the slope soaring.
Richard seen here in the foto with his new Birdy DS, this little plane holds a massive punch when it come to speed flying on the slope.