- 1936 - At Heath Row
For the fourth year the Northern Heights Model Flying Club
attracted a large number of models, modellists and
spectators to Fairey's Heath Row Aerodrome, the occasion
being the Gala Day on June 21. The meeting was a decided
success, in respect of the number of clubs represented -
most remarkably - the fine weather! Heavy raid did fall, but
not until everyone had left the aerodrome.
Though the Flying Scale Model Contest, for
which Flight's Annual Challenge Trophy was awarded,
attracted but a small entry, the quality of the models and
their flying showed considerable improvement on previous
contests. Any scale was permitted, but the wings had to be
in the true scale position. The models were judged for
workmanship and faithfulness to type, and the total duration
of three hand launched flights were taken.
The Trophy, with a small replica, went to
W.L. Henery, who scored 116.8 points with a Leopard Moth
which we illustrate this month. The stately flying and
excellent landings were much admired. S.R. Crow (Blackheath
M.F.C.) provided a marked contrast with a beautiful little
Mew Gull, which had a phenomenal speed and climb, and a high
degree of stability. His score was 78.9.
There were the usual popular duration contests,
the three prizewinners in the "light" category
being Mr. Hook (Blackheath M.F.C.), 204.83 sec.; A.H.
Liggitt (T.M.A.C.), 130; and T.H. Ives (Hayes Club), 108.06.
The "heavy" champions were W. Worden (T.M.A.C.),
126.5; E. Chasteneuf (Blackheath M.F.C.), 86.5; and L.A.
Wood (unattached), 73.23. The Fairey Challenge Cup for the
Inter-Club Team Contest again went to Blackheath Club, Crow
and Chesteneuf totalling 353.5 sec........................
A Concours d'Elegance in four categories
resulted as follows.................
Juniors, any type - (1) Mr. Mackenzie (Blackheath); (2) Mr.
Montgomery (Blackheath), both free-lance lightweights.
['Flight' magazine - pg.41, 2nd Jul 1936]
- 1936 - Other Events
This year the S.M.A. gliding contest was held on the grounds
of the affiliated clubs, the models having to be catapulted.
Mr. T.H. Ives (Hayes and D.M.A.C.) again won the contest by
averaging 60 sec. on three glides. Mr. W.H. Hughes (Windsor
M.A.C., Manchester) averaged 43.07, and Mr. R.F. Hook
(Blackheath M.F.C.) 30.93.
['Flight' magazine - pg.170, 6th Aug 1936]
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