The Leytonstone and District Model
A new club has been formed under the
above name, on the lines of an old club in this locality in pre-war days. Flying will take place on Sundays at 10.30 a.m., and on Thursdays at 7 p.m. We are anxious to get in touch with either old or new friends with a view to increasing our membership.
Hon. Sec., G. S. LEWIS, 3, Bradley Street, Canning Town, E.I6.
" Northern-Heights" Model Flying Club. 1933
A very interesting and well-illustrated lecture was given on January 17th' by Mr. R. Lang lev, S.M.A.E., .on "Models I Have Timed, and Others," at the Club's headquarters at the Shaftesbury Hotel, Hornsey Rise, N.19. The attendance was so good that the seating accommodation proved quite inadequate. Mr. Langley's reminiscences took us back to the "good old days" of flying sticks and twin pushers, to say nothing of many weird types of aircraft which were tried at various times with a certain amount of success, but are now entirely forgotten. Judging by the number of slides exhibited, one is almost inclined to believe that Mr. Langley (and his camera) must have visited almost every model flying meeting in the last twenty years! One noted the prevalence of the heavyweight type of construction in the early fuselage models, but the advent of balsa wood has altered all that; whether for good or bad is a matter for discussion. But many of those old heavyweight models put up remarkable performances, and one did at least have the satisfaction of knowing that they actually flew, and did not just float about like thistledown. An interesting discussion followed the lecture, including some remarks on the subject of power driven models, by a visitor who has made a special study of this aspect of model aircraft. At the conclusion of the proceedings ample evidence was forthcoming of the success of Mr. Langley's attempt to interest his audience.
Hon. sec., Mr. A. RIPPON, 5, Glasslyn Road, Crouch End, N.8.
The Blackheath Model Flying Club. (Feb. 1933)
The Club has been formed three months, and the membership is now 27, which is very good considering the time of the year. The programme of competition fixtures for the year has now been arranged by the committee. Flying meetings are held on Sunday mornings on Blackheath (near Princess of Wales pond), and club meetings are held every other Friday at the St. Mary's Institute, Ladywell Road, Lewisham, at 7.30 p.m., the next one being on February 17th. Those interested in the dub should get into touch with the hon. secretary, E. F. H. COSH, 161, Creek Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
A Forest Gate Aero Show. (Feb. 1933 report)
The Model Aircraft Club was well represented at the recent Forest Gate Exhibition. The 19th (Wanstead) Wing had a stand, on which a number of flying models were displayed, including Miss Beard's twin-ruddered Kinglet "L' Artesienne," which won the subsequent competition at Wanstead Flats, and a highly original tail-less type by Mr. Lewis, which secured first prize at the show. High aloft was "Whoopee Il," with parachute just
falling, exhibited by Mr. Wood, of 4th (Hack-
ney Marsh) Wing. On two evenings a short talk on Model Aviation as a means of self-expression for the air-minded was given by Mr. Knight, followed
by about 30 lantern slides depicting various
T.M.A.C. activities. This "as the first time these had been shown, and when the collection has been augmented it is proposed to arrange an evening for their exhibition to T.M.A.C. members generally.