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John's R/C Flying Pages


BMFA The British Model Flying Association
FAI Federation Aeronautique Internationale - International governing body for aviation
CIAM Commision Internationale d'Aeromodelisme - part of the FAI

The Media
RCMF The UK's Premier RC Model Flying Portal & Forum
RCM&E RCM&E's website - rather neglected in recent months. Now that RCM&E have been taken over by a new company perhaps the website will get the update it deserves?
RCMW Traplet Publications' website
rec.models.rc.air Global Usenet newsgroup - rather overtaken by web-based forums these days
uk.rec.models.radio-control.air UK version of rec.models.rc.air - rather overtaken by web-based forums these days

Commercial links - UK
Just Engines As the name suggests, an engine specialist. Good on-line info and a catlogue you can download.
Laser Engines British manufacturer of high-quality 4-stroke engines, extensively used in international competition - particularly scale.
RipMax Probably the biggest supplier of modelling goods in the UK.
Hobbystores The retail 'arm' of Ripmax.
Flair Products Designers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Radio Controlled and Free Flight Model Aircraft and all Associated Products.
Al's Hobbies Al's Hobbies is a family run business with over 20 years experience in all kinds of models.
Chris Foss

Producer of the Wot 4, Acrowot, Unowot and other fine models

Weston UK One of Europe's main suppliers of custom made model engine pipes and manifolds, manufacturers of Model Aircraft Kits and Model Fuel
Sussex Model Centre Mail-order specialists, some of their catalogue is available for viewing on the website.
Mainlink Systems

Leaders in battery chargers, analysers & cyclers for the radio control modeller

Inwood Model Supplies

Shop and mail-order business based in Cambridgeshire.  Usually pretty-keen prices!  Now with on-line ordering.

Model Technics

All you ever wanted to know about fuel, but were afraid to ask!

Miscellaneous links
"Flying Fun" on Way to fly

Link suggested by Adam Morgan in Mrs Crawford's After School Class in New York!

A Guide to Building Model Aircraft Link suggested by the Barnes family.

Clubs around South London & Surrey
Croydon Airport MFC
Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club - New club for all model flyers who fly on Epsom Downs
Epsom Radio Flying Club - N.B. Despite the name they fly near Gatwick!
Hanworth Airpark
Hayes & district - One of the foremost 'silent flight' club's in the country
Leatherhead Model Flying Club
Reading MAC
and some not-so-local clubs
Newcastle MFA- who fly on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne
Phoenix MFC - The UK's most easterly model flying club.
Sky Rangers Model Flyers - See how they do things in Canada! This is a club based at Kamloops, British Columbia.
This page will have more links added - your suggestions are welcome. Last updated 9 February 2006.