We work to encourage and develop flying scale aircraft modelling activity in all its forms – building, competing and rally flying in radio control. The radio control scale activity is currently dominated by the availability of an array of ready built or 'ARF' aircraft, which are quick to assemble and satisfy the needs of the "flying only" modeller.
There are a smaller, but significant number of people that get their satisfaction from building the models that they fly. Indeed, many national and international competition events will only permit models that are built (from scratch or a kit) to enter.
Apart from the satisfaction of having created something for yourself, another attraction to building your own is that you can select a full size aircraft that no one else has and finish it in a unique colour scheme.
Our Society was formed in November 2001 to serve the needs of aeromodellers in New South Wales who are interested in Scale Aircraft.
Many of our activities are carried out in conjunction with Model Aircraft Clubs, at Club flying sites, and may need participants to be a member of a Club.
Read more: About the NSW Scale Aircraft Society
We work to encourage and develop scale aeromodelling activity in all its forms – building, competing and rally flying.
This is by far the most popular form of flying scale models today and the one that our Society is mainly associated with. Control by the pilot is maintained by a radio link between a transmitter (operated by the pilot) and a receiver (located in the model). Signals sent are converted into model control function through servos in the model, connected to the flight control surfaces. The models may vary from own design and build, right through to completely built and ready to fly. The maximum weight allowed for a radio model (without special CASA approval) is 25kg but models are rarely built this large. Any radio model weighing more than 7kg currently requires inspection and a "Permit to Fly", which is issued by a "Large Model Inspector". If the inspector is satisfied that the model complies with the required standards a permit is issued. Contact your local club if this applies to your model.
Click Here to contact Miniature Aero Sports New South Wales, or Click Here to contact the Model Aircraft Association of Australia for the latest information on these permits and operation procedures that might be applied.
One of the objectives of our Scale Society is to encourage modellers to start by participating in scale events with ARF models and then to move on to build their own models and compete with them. Below is a chart that provides a summary of the radio control scale events that take place, each year in NSW. Anyone can take part in any event, but, if you are new to this element of our sport, then it makes sense to start with low key rallies and then move up into competition flying.
The source of all potential scale modellers is the clubs that operate through out the state. We have introduced an award and a prize for the highest scoring member of the host club who participates in our Scale Special Interest Group events and this is to encourage members of the host club to enter and participate in the event and requires a minimum of 3 club members for entry to be eligible. All events are friendly and give the newcomers a chance to learn from others so that they can take on greater building and flying challenges.Read more: Types of Scale Activities
NSW Scale Aircraft Society work to encourage and develop scale aeromodelling activity in all its forms – building, competing and rally flying.
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