Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in News

By Jason Sagaidak It all started one blustery Sunday (16/2/14) as a few diehards where sitting round the table in the club house discussing issues of the world and of course the weather, when Scott from Pro Hobby turned up and moseyed over to the club house with a rather large cheeky grin on his face and said, “Jase have I got a deal for you!”.  “Oh no this usually cost me money!” I replied. Scott put on the table one of E-Flights new Carbon-Z Cub’s. I replied to Scott, “Mate its foam; I told you I’m not buying foam any more especially 85in of it, it will be crap!” After all the lads had their look and a lot of umming and aaah’ing I decided to have a look myself. Well I must say first impression was how...

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Cobram Queens Aero Tow & Fun Fly June 2013

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Event Reports

“Cobram Queens” Aero Tow & Fun Fly 8-10th June 2013 (Where-Da-Fukin-H)   Well here we are with our first Queens birthday long weekend Aero Tow & Fun Fly. What started out as a question, “What are you doing for the long weekend?” has turned out to be an awesome fun weekend of aero modeling to the highest level.  A couple of phone calls and a couple of adds on (http://www.scalesoaring.com.au/ &  http://www.mmac.asn.au) has started what will probably be known as “Cobram Queens Aero Tow & Fun Fly”. The forecast for the weekend was for crisp cool air in the morning building up to warmer air with a top of 17deg for Saturday 18deg Sunday and 18deg for Monday with some high level cloud passing through.  As I’m only newbie to the whole scale aero towing scene I wasn’t sure...

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Basic R/C Knowledge

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in News

BASIC R/C KNOWLEDGE Part 1 By Jason Sagaidak ARF aircraft!!!!!!! Where do I start ?? As most who know me, know I’m not really fond of the cheaper line of ARF model kits and computer radios for beginners. “Why?” I here you ask. Although ARF kits have been good for the hobby they have been equally as bad. Yes they have probably gotten more people into the hobby and yes they are cheaper than building one from plans or scratch, and are certainly quicker to assemble. BUT  and it is a big BUT…….they have taken the skill and understanding away turning what was once known as aero modelling to simply production assembly. People are simply relying on the kit manufacturer in getting it right…with hardware , servo selection, assembly instructions and most important; centre of gravity (CofG). Apart from the basic...

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Basic Electrics for R/C models

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 in Tips

  BASIC ELECTRICS FOR R/C MODELS BY JASON SAGAIDAK (MMAC education officer) Ok so you want to try electric r/c model aircraft but don’t know where or how to start? Been disappointed with the performance of that ARF electric model you purchased? Got an old IC model at home that you thought might make a good electric one? THEN READ ON Right –o-then ,I don’t claim to know everything about electric r/c modelling however I can put you in touch with some good basic knowlage to get you confidently on your way, to power and purchase parts that will work for your application. There are a couple of items you will need to purchase to put into your tool kit. Rev / min counter (optical tacho) you may already have one Watt-Voltage-current meter Calculator (there is a bit of maths need...

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Education report

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in General, News

  M.M.A.C Education Report 5/12/11 From the Vice President/Education officer                                                                                                                                                                                                             G’day Fellow model aero enthusiasts, The MMAC (Moira Model Aircraft Club) as a continuation from the Life to enrichment program with the Yarrawonga high school have initiated a learning program with the Yarrawonga primary school to teach any school kids wanting to have a go at aero modeling. This has been a long process orgnising and initiatiating.(12 months). Chris Graham & Jason Sagaidak had a meeting with the primary school and have now got a program worked out to accomidate both parties. This was then taken to our club meeting and was passed to proceed with. As a club we decided that we needed to become more professional and self reliant (as we are in the bush) we needed a large model inspector and some VMAA /...

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