Soaring Model Society of Western Australia


Club day is Saturday, aiming for starting at 9:30am in summer, trying now 12pm (!) in winter. Other flying days are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless the weather is against us! Please check the Message Board for changes to our routine!
  • 29.5.18. The Valiant cruising.
  • Club Day 2.6.18. Fred's Parkmaster
  • Club Day 2.6.18. Bruce's Easy Glider.
  • Club Day 2.6.18. A Skyhawk on a calm day?
  • 3.6.18: The wholly trinity: Three Spirits ready to catch the one big thermal.
  • 21.6.18. Even though we are on the west side, everybody is flying!
  • Club Day 23.6.18. Rodd is back and getting ready
  • Club Day 23.6.18. Taking the Sunbird or the Spirit?
  • Club Day 23.6.18. And action - Bungee flying is not boring.
  • Club Day 23.6.18. Late visitors with Spitfire.
  • Club Day 23.6.18. No, they are not for sale.
  • 26.6.18. Almost a normal Tuesday. Just a bit cold.
  • 26.6.18. Caught eating a sausage 🙂
  • 26.6.18. The pilot.
  • 28.6.18. John M. managed to land her with a dislodged wing!
  • 28.6.18. Graham also managed to land Jerry's severely damaged 1600.
  • 28.6.18. Air Crash Investigation.
  • 28.6.18. A day to fly some odd planes.
  • 28.6.18. Another rare pusher appearance.
  • Club Day 30.6.18. Even Steve and Shane made it.
  • Club Day 30.6.18. Warmed up by now.
  • Club Day 30.6.18. Cold but enjoyable.
  • 3.7.18. Garry is back!
  • 28.6.18. Mid-air: The Condor has minor damage.
  • 3.7.18. The Condor wing after the repair.
  • 3.7.18. How Graham's Bubble&Squeak is made.
  • 3.7.18. Contemplating the high winds.
  • 3.7.18. Hang on to your hats!
  • 3.7.18. Flipping over after landing is a good wind indicator.
  • 3.7.18. Wanna know how to make your plane visible?
  • 3.7.18. Jerry and the secret for doing his professional paint jobs.
  • Club Day 7.7.18. Whatever happened to the Skyhawk?
  • Club Day 7.7.18. Not a great day today.
  • 8.7.18. Know your landmarks.
  • 8.7.18. It runs in the family.
  • 10.7.18. Bryan temporarily ran out of snags.
  • 10.7.18. Camp 2 is full.
  • 10.7.18. Out flying
  • 10.7.18. Someone counted 15 members today.
  • 10.7.18. Peter is getting very skilled in fixing planes.
  • 10.7.18. The Zulu got maidened.
  • 12.7.18. Maiden: Bryan's Staufenbiel Epsilon 3.
  • 12.7.18. Maiden: John M.'s Pilatus B4.
  • 12.7.18. Almost as busy as on Tuesday!
  • 12.7.18. This is how you stop a Spitfire nosing over.
  • 12.7.18. We had the pleasure of plenty of fumes and noise.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. Great attendance considered the forecast.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. Raining on and off.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. This dog...
  • Club Day 14.7.18. Chatting.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. Had to move the kitchen.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. Spiced up BBQ.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. No tradies, please.
  • Club Day 14.7.18. The first whistle blower.
  • 17.7.18. David had an event less Trojan maiden with Garry's support.
  • 17.7.18. Some were braving the WNW winds!
  • 19.7.18. Enjoying it, cause we won't see the sun for a number of days.
  • 19.7.18. Steven had some precious flying time.

Latest Message: 1 day, 13 hours ago
  • Bryan : Sorry about that
  • Bryan : Hi all, I have an induction for St. John tomorrow so No bar-b tomorrow. I
  • Graham. : I'll bring my appetite!
  • Garry T : See you all there
  • Bryan : I will be there with the bar-b. Might even get a flight in !
  • Tony Mo 17:00 : I'll be there, Derrril.
  • Derril. 4/25 : Are wee flying on Tuesday
  • John M. Mon 1.40pm : This Multiplex Rockstar kit on special at Model flight might be of interest to some members $170 down from $300 (use some of that old gear in it)\
  • Andrew : More interesting:\
  • Garry T : A venue change? Really
  • Lex Sat 8:25 : I have a concern at airing private club business in a public place. Would such a thing violate the clubs right to privacy?
  • John M. Fri 7.40pm : Holding the AGM at Yokine makes a lot sense, plenty of parking, and if we want to fly afterwards we can.
  • Bryan : Yokine would be fine with me, bar-b tomorrow guys so hoping for a few flights before the weather rolls in.
  • Lex Fri 13:55 : Are there a lot of thought bubbles on this board at the moment?!
  • Tony Fri 12:45 : No date set yet. There should be a consensus on the venue first.
  • John T : Has a notice been sent out re AGM as I have not received any notice by email? The idea of an AGM has merit at the field in my opinion.
  • Andrew : So just found this good price:\
  • fred adler : flying at 10am this Saturday 14th.
  • Tony Thu 21:00 : Why not, and we give Alex and Lex a break. By the way, Saturday seems to be a bad day to start later. Rain and wind would be against us. So hopefully we will be able to fit a few flights in at 10 am.
  • Derril : 18/55thu yoking for me With bbq and may a fly after
  • Garry T : Further to request,(hit the enter button!)the activities will take place ONLY when all club business has been attended to ie. election of office bearers, treasurers report and general business pertaining to the AGM. I know of a couple of motions that will be put forward this year and they will need everyones input. At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a BBQ perhaps supplied by the club. All those keen or otherwise, would you please indicate here on the forum your interest. Thank you on
  • Garry T : Dont know if this is the right forum to mention this but here goes!A large number of members would like the upcoming AGM to be held at Yokine flying venue this year. Reasons being:BBQ and flying if weather permits would be possible.
  • Bryan : see you all tomorrow
  • Bryan : It was a big day, great attendance. Hoping for another nice day of flying, chatting, friendship and another bar-b!!!
  • Garry T : What a magnificent day it was! 15 members flying I believe
  • Bryan : Bar-b tomorrow. Looking forward to a great days flying and lovely weather.
  • Garry T : You get to sleep in Graham!
  • Graham : I'm all for midday starts on Saturdays.
  • Lex Mon 8:30 : Fantastic day yesterday. Helicopters, EDF and aerobatic models, gliders (electric and bungee) and a racing quad. Who could ask for more?
  • Bryan : Late start for Saturday’s I see fine by me. Would you like the bar-b early or later?
  • John M. Sun 3.40pm : I would support that idea, 12 starts on Sat. We do enough morning flying as it is.
  • Garry T : Spent a couple of hours at Warwick, a magical day for Radians and good company!
  • Andrew : yay for later starts!!
  • Garry T : Good idea Tony, makes sense
  • Tony Sat 13:50 : Suggesting to start at 12 on Saturdays in winter....
  • Tony Fri 8:15 : I will be late today. Take signs from Graham or store room.
  • Lex Thu 15:50 : Membership badges completed and ready for distribution. This year laminated and in a higher quality card holder.

Let’s stick with big gliders. Watch him doing a downwind low-pass and then using the inertia to turn and land. The gnome/santa pilot probably needed a sick-bag.

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Pre-Flight Check List (we’ll add your suggestions):

  1.  Correct model selected (if no auto model match)
  2. Throttle-Cut switch set to off
  3. All control surfaces moving with the right throw and direction
  4. Hinges not frayed or damaged
  5. Clevises and rods in good condition, secured and moving freely
  6. Transmitter mode switches in correct position
  7. Battery charged and secured (so that it doesn’t wrap around a branch when you land in a tree!)
  8. Transmitter battery charged
  9. Check if motor and prop are still attached to fuselage
  10. Make sure it’s not running on an EDF
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