Beaulieu Model Flying Committee
Organisations for flying matters
BMFA British Model Flying Association
SABMFA Southern Area BMFA
SMAC Southampton Model Aero Club
GBRCAA Great Britain R/C Aerobatics Association
Centre of Gravity calculator Work out where the C of G should be for your plane. Having a poor C of G position is the single most common error in model setup and can prevent the model being flyable. Correct setting is essential.
Propeller calculator Work out what propeller you should have for a given electric motor/esc/battery configuration.
Hacker propeller calculator This version is specifically for a Hacker motor/esc/battery setup. First choose prop, multicopter, ducted fan, or helicopter options.
The Weather at Beaulieu Heath
Today’s forecast from the Meteorological Office. The nearest forecast is for Dibden Pirlieu and may be slightly different at Beaulieu Heath itself.
The Long range forecast is much more uncertain. As far as most modellers at Beaulieu are concerned we need to know if the wind is moderate (5-
Rainfall Radar pictures and animation give a good indication of the weather, especially in changeable conditions when it may be very different from your home conditions.
Wind direction is important to know for take-
FC Forestry Commission, England
FC NF Forestry Commission, New Forest
Verderers The Verderers of the New Forest
Natural England The Government’s advisor on the environment
NFNP New Forest national Park
The commonest model aircraft mistakes:
The most common errors in the set up of model aircraft (as learned by hard experience over many years) are: