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NI Clubs

These are all the clubs with active websites,

for a full club list check

www.niaeromodellers.org.uk/

Ballymoney Model Flying Club
Banbridge Aeromodelling Club
Belfast Model Flying Club
Craigavon Model Aircraft Club
DMAC Dungannon Model Aircraft Club

KesMFC

Kestrels (Kesh)

Langford Model Aviation
NDMAC North Down Model Aircraft Club
Northern Ireland Aeromodellers Association
North West Model Aircraft Club
Omagh Model Flying Club

Scrabo Heli Club

7TowAC

Seven Towers (Ballymena)

SDMFC South Derry Model Flying Club
St Angelo Model Flying Club
TMAC Tyrella Model Aircraft Club
Ulster Model Aircraft Club

 

 

National Bodies

BMFA

British Model Flying Association
Northern Ireland Association of Aeromodellers
British Association of Radio Control Soarers
General electric flying, but they have an electroslot league
Information on Scale Glider Soaring

Power Scale Soaring Association. Body for modellers who fly gliders which resemble powered aircraft

Clubs

Excellent club website in the USA. Also houses the plans for Supergee, Terminator, Supra, Allegro & Bubble Dancer
One of the most famous RC Soaring clubs
Forum for Silent Flight in Republic of Ireland

Covers all aspects eg slope, scale, PSS

Island Slope Rebels

Slope Club in Republic of Ireland

Good site for information on scale soaring

Magazines

QEFI Traplet Publications, home of Quiet Flight & Electric International
Very good German gliding magazine, now available with an English translation
Ezone Webzine covering all things electric in R/C aircraft modelling. Excellent resource
Electric Flyers Only American site of Ken Myers, Produces the "AMPEER", an online newsletter for electric modellers
Lift Zone American Ezine covering Soaring, same format as Ezone
American Downloadable Magazine covering Soaring,

RC-SOAR.COM

Mike Shellims website. Plans for the pibros, excellent Multiplex radio resource and all general soaring

Northern Ireland Model Shops

127 High Street, Bangor BT20 5BD
Unit 49 Lackaghboy Industrial Estate, Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 4RL
Mainly indoor stuff, but servo's, RXs too
Mid Ulster Models
151 Moneysharvin Road
Maghera, County Londonderry
Northern Ireland BT46 5HZ
 
Island Models Not quite Northern Ireland, more ROI, but good stock of radio bits and some nice slopers, with more to come (some PSS, 2m mouldie, short kits for scale models)

Suppliers

West London Models Model store supplying Soaring and Electric Goodies
Puffin Models

Suppliers of the Filip, Highlander, Swift and Pike

Phoenix Model Products Supplier of Gliders
FVK Modell Suppliers of the Graphite. Have a UK Distributor, Brian Anderson ( brian.anderson (at) onyxnet.co.uk
Excellent supplier of rechargeable batteries of all types ( NiCd. NiMH & Li-poly) also props, motors, connectors & cables.
Supplier of the Mugi correx delta for slope and electric. Also supplier of many hard to get items like piano wire, carbon tubes/rod, quicklinks, wheels etc.

Videos

RadioCarbonart: Home of Endless Lift & many other excellent glider video's. Some instructional, some simply good viewing
Reese Productions: Producers of Lift Ticket & Lift Ticket to Norway
Higher Planes Productions: VERY high quality videos of general RC flying

 

More good general RC Flying stuff

Free R/C Flight Simulators

German made sim, very realistic, FREE download
Sim designed for practicing R/C slope soaringon a computer. FREE download
  CCRC Sim On an American Club site (Charles River Radio Controllers), FREE download and online support group

Software

design software for drawing planes and then viewing them in 3D
Airfoil plotting software
Airfoil plotting software, Initially FREE download, small registration charge for full functionality (10 euro I think)

Podcasts

All Things That Fly (ATTF)
The RC Today Show
Pure RC Radio
The Crash Cast
RC Radio Network

 

Online Groups

  (NEW) Glider forum based in New Zealand - Excellent range of topics
Allegro Group Group about building and flying the Allegro and other models designed by Dr Drela
Bug mini hlg construction of the Bug mini hlg from plans available from RCM magazine in the USA
CRRC simulator Group for questions regarding the CRRC glider simulator
Little Nipper Another micro glider, this one for dlg. Also available commercially as the Seeker
SAL/DLG Group for SAL and DLG glider info
Slope Soaring Sim Discussion of the Slope Soaring simulator
RCMF

General model flying discussion forum

 


 

Miscellaneous

The basics of RC Gliding

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