Links

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)
Green Air Designs - Many interesting & unusual models
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.

Flitehook - lots of indoor and free flight equipment
Free Flight Supplies - lots of good indoor stuff!
SAMS Models - more indoor stuff
A&DB Model Aircraft - supplier of Frog Senior and Junior rubber kits
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
FlyingWings - EPP foam models of various types - indoor, wings, slope, etc.
SAS Models - home of the Wildthing & Venom slope models

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 - Home of WebOCalc & PowerCalc. Want to know what electric motor you need for that kit conversion, these tools will help.
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
Sky Hi Products - Suppliers of products and service to educators
Skies the Limit Designs - Including activity packs for schools, scout groups, etc.

Free R/C Model Flight Simulators

FMS - flight simulator - A good basic sim to get you familiar with the controls
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
WheatiesWings

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
FlyQuiet Forum - A meeting place for thermal soaring enthusiasts.
eSoaring Website & Forum - A dedicated meeting place for electric powered thermal soarers.
chuckglider blogspot - Chuck Gliders galore!

Indoor Flying

Aeronutz Flyer - South Leicester Aeronutz
Clayton Green - Chorley, Lancashire free flight specialists.
Hip Pocket Aeronautics
Stick & Tissue - Indoor model construction etc.
The Indoor Model Aeroplane - Plans and building guides.
Indoor News - Plans and building guides from the USA
Indoor Free Flight - More plans and building guides from the USA

Electric Pylon Racing

e2k - UK Pylon Racing site
Cloud Models - Wasp e2k model
ThorTech Model Engineering - E2K & Club 2000 airframes, motors, etc.
Flying Sites 'club 2000' page - shows you what pylon racing is about

Clubs

Phoenix-MFC - Lowestoft Model Club
North Kent Nomads MC
Raynes Park Model Aircraft Club - South West London club specialising in Vintage and Nostalgic models (fantastic Newsletters!).
Impington Village College MAC - Model club near Cambridge
Waveney Model Flying Club
BAE Systems Model Aircraft Club - some shockie plans in indoor section

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!)
ForecastUK
Weatherbug
Accuweather
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 - direct link to download the Windows installer - 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.

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