These pictures were taken at a lecture given by The Commander
General view of Lecture Hall. The Commander said that it took 3.5 hours to 'set up' for a lecture and 2.5 hours to disassemble it.
Bragg-Smith of 1912. I have this model. The original was made by Bragg-Smith for the Son of the then Prime Minister - Asquith!
Japanese 'Crow' model being launched.
The 'A'-Frame Pusher. It still flies well!
Gordon Light's 1933 Wakefield model. Flown 'Proxy' by J. E. Pelly-Fry in the competition.
D.A. Pavely's 1934 Wakefield Class Canard
An oil stove was used for heat!
The model still flies very well. Actually, I think this indoor (balsa and tissue) version performs better than the original one which is made of hardwood, wire and silk.
Left, above and right are Laurie Barr - brilliant Indoor AND Outdoor Model specialist.
'Crow' in flight
Lazybones in flight
I have this model. It says 'S.M.A.E.' on it and is covered in 'condenser' paper.
Left, Centre and Right - D. A. Pavely's 'Fairy Queen of 1920. Still going strong in 2014!
Part of the Engine Section
Health and Safety was different then! The balloon envelope is tissue paper.
Winding his own design 'Lazybones' indoor model. I have this aircraft and it still performs perfectly.
His Bleriot Monoplane. A beautiful scale model that I have - but do not dare fly!
One of his 'Flappers' - or more correctly 'Ornithopters' causing heads to duck!
Joe Ehrhard's 1930 Wakefield cup winner
Another ornithopter under way.