The 2019 Free Flight Forum Report- It’s A Bumper Issue

The Free Flight Forum Report is now in its thirty-fourth year. This year’s is just out and it’s the biggest yet, with no less than 17 papers, covering a vast range of the topics that make free-flight so fascinating.


  • Only Joules and Forces- Peter Watson;
  • Classic 1/2A Models – Simon Dixon;
  • Trimming the Sopwith Snipe – Mike Smith;
  • Russell Strips – Russell Peers;
  • Testing June 2016 Tan Super Sport in April 2017 – Tim Chant;
  • Developments in Carbon Wing Construction – Stuart Darmon;
  • Buckminster – We’ve Got It; How Can We Use It? – Gavin Manion/Stuart Darmon; 
  • The Management of Models – Mike Woodhouse;
  • Combined BMFA Rubber and CdH (F1G) – Phil Ball;
  • Drone Legislation and Free Flight – Dave Phipps;
  • The Rate of Climb of Model Aircraft – Dr. John Gibbings;
  • A Review of Contemporary FAI Space Modelling – Stuart Lodge;
  • GPS versus Radio Trackers – Mike Woodhouse;
  • About Time – Chris Edge;
  • “W” Style Geodetic Ribbing for Model Aircraft and Microlights – Denis Oglesby;
  • Flat Plates, Cambered Plates and Coupe Aerofoils – Alan Brocklehurst;
  • FAI Free Flight Since the BoM – Stuart Darmon.


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