Thanks to Andy Sephton for the new header photo - me and my Robinson Redwing at the 2019 BMFA Indoor Scale Nats.
The purpose of this site is to show examples of free-flight flying
scale models mainly from the UK, together with useful information, hints
and tips for fellow builders. If newcomers to this fine hobby find encouragement here, then
so much the better!
My main interest is in traditionally constructed scale models, built using a balsa framework
covered in tissue. Motive power is usually electric, CO2
or the traditional rubber strip motor. It is years since I built a model with an internal
combustion motor in it - nowadays there seems to be a move towards quieter, more
"enviromentally friendly" power units, so CO2 and Electric are becoming more popular, and there
are even compressed air power units available. The appearance a few years ago of Rapier solid fuel propulsion units also
lead to an entertaining detour into the wonderful world of small free-flight scale jets.
Twenty years of ffscale
It came as something of a shock to discover that the earliest competition report on this site dates from 1999, which means the website must have been going 20 years now.
Where did the time go? I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed that the format hasn't changed at all in all that time - it's all still done in hand written HTML, so just
words and pictures, and no advertising at all. So, a big thank you to all my visitors for your support and feedback. I have now been retired over two
years and the plan was to devote some of my
extra free time to update the website more often. Needless to say, that hasn't happened, as I seem to be busier now than
when I was working! However, if there
are topics you'd like adding to the site, do please let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
Photo Gallery 13 and "on the workbench" page updated