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Kudos to Peter Allnutt for being entered in to the MAAC Hall of Fame!!!

by on Oct.12, 2011, under Posts

And here’s a little about Peter:

3.Peter J. Allnutt
MAAC #2105

Joined MAAC in 1958.
Co-edited with Ed Flanagan, the MAAC Magazine during the 60’s, duties included drawing plans, duplicating (using a Gestetner hand cranked duplicator), collating, addressing and mailing to about 500 or so members! Designed, built and flew free flight scale models in competitions. Notably a “Bristol Bulldog”. Plans and articles appearing in the July 1960 issue of the “Aeromodeller” publication.
Started designing, building and flying competitively F1A gliders in the early 60’s.
In the 70’s became involved with the CIAM (Commission For International Aero Models) in Paris and attended annual meetings. There representing Canada’s model aviation interests. Eventually being elected FAI free flight chairman and continued to serve until resigning in the 90’s. During the 80’s and 90’s served as MAAC free flight chairman organizing and running many local and national competitions.
During the last 55 years has had published many F1A glider designs and technical articles including “A Relationship Between Basic Airfoil Parameters, Aspect Ratio and Rate of Sink of Nordic A2 Gliders” in the 1970-1971 issue of “Aeromodeller Annual”.
“A New Family of High Lift Airfoils for Low Reynolds Numbers” presented at the 1978 symposium of the national free flight society.
Co-authored with Mr. B. Eggleston “F1A Airfoil Design and Wing Optimization” published in “Free Flight Quarterly” 2008 also in 2008 “National Free Flight Society Symposium”.
“That Elusive CG”, 2010 “National Free Flight Society Symposium”. “An Accurate and Fast Way of Making Wings with Laser Cut Ribs” April 2010 “Free Flight News”. Authored and had published as a private printing “A Vast Horizon” – a history of Canadian participation at the free flight model aircraft world championships. Winner and high places in many national and international championships including British National Champion F1B Wakefield 1969. Three times U.S. national champion in F1A glider. Current holder of the Canadian National record for F1A glider.
Has designed, built and flown eighty-five F1A gliders!
Represented Canada flying F1A at the world championships, starting in 1965 a total of eighteen times to date. Best result achieved was a second place silver medal in 1975, in 2008 eleventh, in 2011 eighth and silver medal team 2011.

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WindGURU

by on Mar.17, 2011, under Posts

Hello everyone,

A friend sent me this nice link for very useful wind conditions and forecasts information.

WindGURU

Enjoy,
Shlomi

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New E-Timer Development

by on Jan.28, 2011, under Posts

I am looking at the new NetDuino Mini which is out in stores now. This looks like a perfect and cheap ($30) platform to create the next generation of electronic timers for free-flight. I will make this an open source project. Anyone who wishes to help/participate/test let me know.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/01/in_the_maker_shed_netduino_mini_1.html

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Pictures from 2010 European Champs

by on Aug.06, 2010, under Competitions, Posts

Dear Friends,

Just received this site info from my friends in Europe regarding the European Champs. Based on the pictures the field was great. Michal Dvorak is from the Czech Republic and an F1A flyer.

Best regards,
Leslie Farkas

http://www.gallery.f1a.info/imgpage.php?dir=home/ff/2010/turkey/contest/img/img083.jpg

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