Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:47 pm

Hi and welcome to Wet Wings

Wet Wings Model flying Club is a BMFA Affiliated club based in St Helens in the North West of England. The club was formed in 2011 and became affiliated to the BMFA in 2012.
We specialise in flying electric powered water based r/c model aircraft, “flying boats and float planes etc"... We do not have a grass field flying site for models with wheels but we do have fairly unrestricted access to two Lakes. Our primary site is at Carr Mill Lake off the A580 East Lancashire road which we share with the Lancashire Power Boat Club who race full size formula power boats there several times a year. Membership of Wet Wings MFC includes membership to the LPBC apart from race days we have 7 day access to this site and share their private members parking and convenient lake side jetty for launching our models. This is a huge lake and without doubts a fine venue for our activities... We tend to fly early morning and evenings here depending on the time of year as the sun can be directly in front of us.
We also have permission for the club to fly at "the Big Dam" in Taylor Park St.Helens. A reasonable size lake with a useful low launch area, ideal for smaller up to 25e size models. Again with excellent access and free parking. If we can’t use one lake for any reason we can usually use the other.
Flying at both sites is restricted to members of Wet Wings MFC (or their guests by appointment) for obvious insurance and site limitation reasons.
Both sites are noise sensitive so we only fly Electric at this time, however with the advances in technology and the ever reducing price... Electrics are the future of the hobby!
Have a look at our photos and video gallery to see just what we get up to and our excellent venues...

we have a basic website with map and photo gallery at wetwingsmfc.beep.com

Want to pay us a visit? Please contact us by email... wetwingsmfc@hotmail.com

here are a couple of photos to give you some idea

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some video showing our models and lake...

http://youtu.be/YjQN-D6bRmo Beaver

http://youtu.be/xiyGnMzKbFc Cub

http://vimeo.com/61977318 Sunderland

http://youtu.be/NXZatLClXEE Wot-next

David
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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby Cameraman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Guys n Gals,

not had a chance to pop down for a while due to work commitments but if we can get some better weather soon then I'll be back with my camera's.

Regards

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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:04 pm

Hi everyone
Just to let you know Wet Wings Model Flying Club are still going strong. http://www.wetwingsmfc.beep.com

We are having a "Splash-in" event for rc water flyers at our lake at Carr Mill st Helen's on Sunday The 5th October 2014.... Check out the poster below

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It would be great if Reggie could come down and spend the day with us! We should have flyers from other clubs and IC powered models too

Here's a little clip of what to expect :D

http://youtu.be/2TEVdHSuqvo

Thanks
David
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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:22 pm

Just a reminder it's wet wings MFC "splash-in" event on Sunday 5th October from 9 am

Free entry for spectators

Thanks

David
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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby seawings » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:50 pm

Hi David,

I'd love to have come up just to watch, but alas I've got a load of stuff to do this weekend and it is a hell of a way to go from down here in deepest Essex..!

But, if anyone is taking pictures we'd love to see them on the Forum - or DropBox them to me and I'll up-load them for you.

In any case, have a great day and happy flying..!
Best Regards,

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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:23 pm

Bryan
We had an amazing day of r.c. water flying at Wet Wings MFC first annual Splash-in event, with a great mix of electric and I.C. Powered models flying.. It really was a spectacle to be seen
I won't drivel on but just let these early photos do the talking...

A busy water front
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Electrics
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I.c.
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Low pass
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Stunning
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Hovering
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Incoming
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Dramatic
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Hope this gives a little insight into the events of the day
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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby seawings » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:33 am

Thanks David.

That Supermarine S.6B is a real stunner! Is that metal covered? and did it fly?
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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:31 pm

seawings wrote:Thanks David.

That Supermarine S.6B is a real stunner! Is that metal covered? and did it fly?


Bryan
The S6b was just the most excellent bit of model making, it is 1/4 scale (it's BIG) electric powered, i think the covering is a mix of aluminium "litho plate" the thin sheet ally Lithographic printers use and chrome pro-film.
It was nearing completion but not flight ready and was put on the water and towed by a much smaller model
It is not one of our members models unfortunately but one of our many visitors
Will keep my eye out for any links to its flight in the future.

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Re: Wet Wings Model Flying Club - St. Helens, Lancs, UK

Postby howmuch » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Bryan

The bigger models fly so much better, here is a 1/4 scale electric Cub I test flew on the day.. This is on 8 cell lipo battery power so 28volts

You will see how big it is at the end of the video

"Thanks Phil for letting me fly your new Cub"

http://youtu.be/j5lyuhQCYWA

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