Victorian Free Flight Society : Further Information
There are 3 basic categories; gliders, rubber driven and motor powered and these can be contest machines, sport fun flyers or scale models. All are built and trimmed to fly a set flight pattern without any external control.
Free Flight model aircraft are, as the name suggests, model aircraft which 'fly free', i.e. not under the direct control of the flier after they have been launched. They therefore must be built to be inherently stable and capable of sustaining themselves throughout their flight.
The sport of free-flight is one with a long history of competition and endeavour, being the original aeromodeling hobby. It provides a unique blend of construction skills and physical activity, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
It is a rewarding family sport providing outdoor and indoor flying pleasure at moderate expense to suit anyone's budget. To assist newcomers, V.F.F.S. members lend models and offer every assistance with advice on what to build, materials, sources of supply, construction and trimming.
Contact Phone Numbers
Meeting and Flying Venues
'Flypaper' - The Newsletter of the VFFS
Contact Phone NumbersPresident
Phone: +61 3 9899 0322
Meeting and Flying VenuesMeetings
First Tuesday each month. Business and social at the Old Homestead Inn, 170 Queens Pde., North Fitzroy.
Sunshine West Community Centre
Four contests annually
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De Dio's paddock on the south west corner of Leaks Road and Sewells Road [MelwayRef 283 H3]. The field is across Sayers road from the old field which was Droomers home paddock.
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Access to the field: For northerly winds enter by the gate at the NorthEast corner of the field. For southerly or southwesterly winds proceed to Sayers Road and enter by the gate at the South boundary. Cars may drive across the field - but care should be taken.
Indoor events start at 0900 and finish at 1430.
Each indoor day will include other indoor events if State Championship flying permits.
Outdoor events start at 0800 and finish at 1430.
Number of flights and max for Combined and Open events will be decided by the CD on the day.
All Combined Vintage events include Old Timer. If there are enough entries, Old Timer will be run as a separate event.
All Combined Mini events permit P30 to fly as F1G.
'Flypaper' - The Newsletter of the VFFSTaking out a subscription to 'Flypaper' is the best way to both stay informed on VFFS news and coming events. It also is a great source of interesting information about FF in Victoria.
A subscription costs A$15.00 per annum. Further information is available from the editor Sean O'Connor
Latest Competition ResultsVictorian State Championships - Peanut Scale
Sunshine West Community Centre, October 12, 2003
Name Type (scale points) Flight times (secs) Score Adolph Haas Volks Plane 8 159 169 55 100 90 40 117 Colin Parker Fike 24 93 113 93 53 77 110 98 Jim Fullarton Lacey 14 122 92 85 Neil McLeod Nesmith Cougar 22 34 45 39 30 33 44 52 Gary Sunderland Bristol Scout 20 39 41 35 40 47See a Photo Essay of this meeting
Competition Calendar : 2004
Feb 15 Combined Vintage and combined % open Mar 06-08 State Champs-open power, open rubber (Shaw cup) F1C, F1A, P-30, HLG & CLG at Springhurst F1B, Vintage Power, Vintage rubber Mar 21 Indoors State Champs F1L, F1D, Living Room Stick etc Apr 04 Combined Vintage, open rubber, open power Apr 09-12 AFFS and Trans Tasman Apr 13-23 Australian Nationals at Busselton May 16 Indoors State Champs HLG, CLG and 100&13 Sandfly formula May 23 State Champs F1G, F1H, F1J Jun 06 Under 30 inch span. Eligible: P30, Gollywock, old Garnham etc. 3 by 3 min max Jun 20 State Champs scale, open power, open rubber, Oz diesel Jun 27 Indoors State Champs Bostonian, Hangar Rat etc Jul 11 Hervey trophy, Garnham Trophy (P30 & F1G 3 by 2 min max) Aug 15 F1G , F1B, F1A. Unorthodox, Helicopter, Autogyro, etc Sep 12 Under 30 inch span. Eligible : P30 ,Gollywock, old Garnham etc Open rubber, Open scale Sep 26 Indoor State Champs, Peanut Scale, Open Indoor Scale Oct 17 Combined vintage, open power, open rubber, Oz diesel Nov 14 Combined % open, HLG & CLG and P30 Dec 12 Oz diesel, Open power, open rubber
Competitions Archive : 2003Nationals
Indoor [PDF File] | Outdoor [PDF File]
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Selected Reading'Free Flight Quarterly'
'Free Flight Quarterly' (FFQ) has been born from the desire to have an international English language magazine devoted exclusively to Free Flight matters....FFQ ...aspires to be a truly international magazine, not only involved with the Australian Free Flight movement, but ready to open its pages to contributors from all countries. ...more
Selected LinksModel Aeronautical Association of Australia (M.A.A.A)
M.A.A.A Official Rules : Free Flight
Victorian Model Aircraft Association (V.M.A.A)
V.M.A.A. Events Calendar
New South Wales Free Flight Society Inc.
Brisbane Free Flight Society inc (BFFS)
Fédération Aéronautiqe Internationale (FAI)
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Selected Resourcesdesigned by or represented by VFFS members
Free Flight Technology : Vin Morgan Trackers
Free Flight Technology manufacture radio beacons and receivers for model tracking. The beacons have a two stage RF section and a separate IC pulser. This permits a high output for good range together with a small duty cycle for good battery life. Transmitters are sealed with epoxy in heat shrink tubing, so they are mechanically protected and waterproof.
The beacons are produced in two versions. Version O is supplied without a battery, giving the user a number of options. Version L is attached to a holder for a CR1220 lithium coin cell.
Specifications: (both models)
Output: unmodulated RF. On ~40mS, off ~ 2S.
Frequency: crystal controlled in the 152 MHz band. Other frequencies can be made to order
Size: 21x 9 x 7mm
No battery supplied.
Options include 3 V from
two watch batteries
Size: 23x12x13 mm
Battery : CR1220 lithium cell. 35 mAh
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644 Canning Street
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