Model Shops

Torque Models - Model shop in Felixstowe

RC Toy World - online model shop, order pick up in Kesgrave possible

Model Junction - Model shop in Bury St. Edmunds

A1 Models - Model shop in Colchester

Phoenix Model Products - Model designer Stan Yeo's shop

rclife - online model shop (ex GiantCod, GiantShark)

Model Radio Workshop - Tx repairs, servicing, upgrades & R/C accessories

Hyperflight - Competition and sport gliders

esoaring Gadgets - Electronic gadgets, batteries, etc. for modelling

BuzzFlyer - Electric helicopters - home of the micro BuzzFly helis

Fast Lad Performance - Model helicopter specialists

Model Realm - online model shop specialising in helicopters

Dumas Products Inc. - American maker of some beautiful laser cut kits - available at Flitehook

SLEC UK - Everything balsa (and other woods), glues tools, kits, etc.

MicroAces - beautiful micro WW1 fighters

Flitehook - lots of indoor and free flight equipment

Free Flight Supplies - lots of good indoor stuff!

SAMS Models - more indoor stuff

The Vintage Model Co. - KK, Veron, Frog, Mercury, etc. kits and plans to buy or download

DelTang (DT) Spektrum DSMX/2 compatible micro Rxs and other micro radio gear

Flying Toys - Indoor models

LEG - Leading Edge Gliders - PSS gliders from USA

Perfect Pilots - Hand made, individually crafted scale pilot figures

SAS Models - home of the Wildthing slope soarer

Model building tools or downloads

Glue-It - This site has a huge amount of information for modellers, including a glossary of terms

Glue-It Photographic Reference - Online photographic reference for model makers.

Plane Fun (Way Back Machine archive) - Home of WebOCalc.

eCalc - motor / model calculator

MotoCalc - another motor / model calculator - NEW

Shop4Glue - Glue specialists, Cyano, Cyano filler(!), EPP, EPO fillers, etc., etc.

Bucks Composites - source of carbon fibre, rod, tube, cloth, resins, etc.

Model Sites to Educate

Fly Your Plane - The BMFA's Education Program site

Free R/C Model Flight Simulators

FMS - flight simulator - A good basic sim to get you familiar with the controls - a bit old, might not work on newer versions of Windows

CRRCSIM - Charles River R/C Simulator - An excellent simulator with an F3F glider racing mode

SSS - Slope Soaring Simulator - A good simulator for slope soaring including Dynamic Soaring!

Plans to download or buy

Outerzone - listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download

Model Plans - listing of vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans

Parmodels - Paul & Ralph Bradley's Model Airplane Page. Lots of plans to download

Micromoth & Micropitts - 12" wingspan works of art.

House of Frog - a web site devoted to the model aircraft kits produced by International Model Aircraft Ltd.

Paper Plane Museum

General Modelling Links

BMFA - The British Model Flying Association

BMFA East Anglia Area group - local news for local folk

Gibbs Guides - Andrew Gibbs' guides to batteries, chargers and other aspects of electric flight.

Mike Stuart - Free flight scale enthusiast. Plans, building tips and LOTS more.

Glider Links

BARCS - British Association of Radio Controlled Soarers

eSoaring Website & Forum - A dedicated meeting place for electric powered thermal soarers.

chuckglider blogspot - Chuck Gliders galore!

Indoor Flying

Norwind (old Clayton Green group) - Chorley, Lancashire free flight specialists.

Hip Pocket Aeronautics

Stick & Tissue - Indoor model construction etc.

The Indoor Model Aeroplane - Plans and building guides.

Electric Pylon Racing

e2k - UK Pylon Racing site

Cloud Models - Wasp e2k model

Flying Sites 'club 2000' page - shows you what pylon racing is about


Phoenix-MFC - Lowestoft Model Club

North Kent Nomads MC

Impington Village College MAC - Model club near Cambridge

Waveney Model Flying Club

BAE Systems Model Aircraft Club - some shockie plans

Weather Forecast sites

XCWeather - Data from various locations.

Wunderground - Live weather station in Whitton (not so far from Gosbeck)

Wunderground - Live weather station in Felixstowe (if wind is SE then it's sloping time!)




Windfinder - Lakenheath

Windfinder - Harwich

Weatherspark - Ipswich - Beautiful weather graphs and maps

RASP Table - Thermal activity chart for UK

Useful Web Tools

Compass on Google Maps

Distance, area tools, etc. for Google Maps

Free software

'Office' software - LibreOffice, a free alternative to MS Office, and just as good, if not better!

GIMP - download page for the GNU Image Manipulation Program, for resizing, editing and any other photo work

Inkscape - drawing program

Local Causes

Save Broomhill Swimming Pool - Help save Ipswich's Grade II listed Olympic-sized swimming pool.