Australian Aeromodellers Gallery
Updated December 11, 2002
David Williams lives in Bolton, an industrial town 12 miles north of Manchester.
He started aeromodelling in 1973 and built a few small models, eventually getting a D.C. Merlin .75cc as a Christmas present.
He built a few small control line models to suit but in 1977 David joined the RAF and had to give up aeromodelling due to always being on the move.
David got the Hearn's HG3 plan from a friend and built it originally for free flight, however he was short of flying fields so eventually converted it to 3 channel electric. He used 29 gramme servos, a Jeti Rex4 receiver, a Jeti 18 amp speed controller and a 7cell 500ar pack. Again it flew superbly with times of around six minutes.
Summer evening flight at Fenton
David also reports that up till recently he "has have never heard of or seen any more Hearn plans and no-one seems to know anything about them over here. The model flies superbly and it is one of my two favourite models, the other being Leon Shulman's WEDGY, an unusual design that always attracts comment!"
David has already download the 'Sportster' and intends to be the first contemporary UK 'CoF 2003 tribute' flyer of this Hearn 'classic' although having another model already in progress, the 'Sportster' will simply have to wait its turn for month or so. :-)