You are most welcome to join our Severn Spinners Kidderminster Worcestershire RC model Aero Flying Club as a member either as a ‘new starter’ in the hobby or as an ‘already experienced’ flyer. Why not give us a call or contact us via email or contact form.
We would be pleased to meet you at our FLYING field just outside of Kidderminster for a chat or you may wish to come along to one of our SOCIAL meetings where we meet in a local pub (see below for details). We are a friendly crowd and all very passionate radio control aviation enthusiasts.
■ CLUB – Brief Background (Established 43 Yrs)
Formed 1975 the Severn Spinners Radio Control Model Aero Flying Club celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary back in year 2000. We are therefore well established having now clocked up 43 years successfully surviving as a radio control model flying club. Based in Kidderminster Worcestershire with a membership of just below 50, it is true to say that our members are a very friendly
crowd. The members are always keen and willing to help or offer advice, or just to settle for a jolly good natter. When you meet us you will quickly realise we are a very happy and relatively easy-going club with members committed to various aspects of Radio Control Model Flying in one form or another. Please take a few moments to visit our About Us page where we provide a more in depth interesting history of the Severn Spinners flying club.
■ SOCIAL MEETINGS – 1st Tuesday in Month
Just a reminder for the usual monthly Social Meeting – First Tuesday in Month. If you are interested then come along around 9pm at The King & Castle, Station Approach, Kidderminster DY10 1QX. This is the pub adjoining the Severn Valley Railway Station in Kidderminster.
PARKING: There is some parking at the front of the pub and more in the Severn Valley Car Park to the right of the pub. Parking in the main British Rail car park to the left is not free.
■ AGM – November 2018.
Our AGM is normally held in November and due notice will be circulated to all Members before hand. The Minutes of the AGM held 24th November 2017 have been circulated to Members. However you are invited to check out our Committee page for further information.
OUR FLYING FIELD – Aerial View
THE PATCH … Aerial View
FIELD WIND VANE
The Wind Vane shown in the above short video, recently appeared at the field as if by magic. It is a complete mystery as so far no member has admitted or confessed with respect to the design build or installation. Given that it does seem to work ‘very well’ and can be replaced for a few pence, looks like it will be a pretty permanent fixture. Thank you Morris!
May Bank Holiday 2018
AT THE FLYING FIELD
Photographs by Rich Harris
STORCH – built by Derrick Lane, maiden flight 2017
HAWKER HART TRAINER – Flown by Mike Larlham 2010
RICHARD HARRIS – A few aerobatics with his WOT4 2017
ANDY SHELDON – Aerobatics with his ACRO WOT 2018
MORRIS COOKSON – Vertical Take off Experiment 2018
LIPO BATTERY Incident – Destroyed at the field 2018
■ LIPO Destroyed
It is TRUE – A LIPO Battery can be very dangerous if damaged. The video above shows a seriously damaged 6 cell LIPO as a result of an unfortunate model crash. It was considered unsafe to transport home in a vehicle and too unsafe to leave at the Flying Field. Therefore it was induced to self destruct by insertion of a screwdriver. Obviously there are other ways to deal with a damaged LIPO safely (not covered here). The motto is to always treat your LIPO’s with respect.
■ WEBSITE – Development
Members and Visitors please note this website for Severn Spinners Radio Control Models Society is still in an early stage of development with plenty of work left to do in terms of content, features and maybe an improved design concept look and feel. Visit our Website Matters page for more information about the site including the background, objectives, technical details and future plans. Our Radio Control Flying Club is based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Whilst we are making good progress, at this early stage much of the content ‘images and text’ included is temporary until more appropriate information is available. Contribution and feedback from both Committee and Members will be very much appreciated. Reminder – Text & images Text and images content is still being collated with the help of Club Members and other interested parties. Any member or friend of the club who can supply club history text and images and indeed if you have any constructive suggestions and ideas, would you please contact us via the committee or please feel free to use the club Contact Us form or our email address by clicking on the Contact Us link below.
We welcome interest in and visitors to our model flying club from Worcestershire, Wyre Forest, especially locally from Stourport, Bewdley, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Malvern, Redditch and also Stourbridge and Halesowen. Also please check out details of our monthly Social Meetings evening.