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Welcome to the web site of the Melbourne Radio Controlled Helicopter Club

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Photos of the Month (These photos are so good have left them here for another month!)

Jeff our Club President really is the master of scale.  This is Jeff’s electric powered Aerospatiale Lama being carried by Jeff and Phil (and Phil has an identical one too) and it doing some very scale like circuits complete with a pilot.  The power to weight ratio of electric motors is amazing.  Check out the size of the motor in the flying shot below.

800X450 Jeff and Phil

800X450 Aerospatiale Lama

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HOURLY WEATHER FORECAST LINKS and WEATHER RADAR LINK

Weatherzone for PC:      http://www.weatherzone.com.au/vic/melbourne/melbourne/detailed-forecast

Weatherzone for Mobile:  http://m.weatherzone.com.au/vic/melbourne/melbourne/next48hours

Weather Radar:      http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip

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MRCHC EVENTS

12/10/14 (Sun)  Fun Fly.  Note: This is a rescheduled date.  Venue is at our Club Field – Start time 10.00am with a BBQ Lunch

12/10/14  (Sun) General Meeting. Rescheduled from last Tuesday.  Wont take long and will be during the lunch break at the Fun Fly  Start time 12.30pm

15/11/14 and 16/11/14  (Sat/ Sun) Victorian State Helicopter Championships.  Venue: VMAA State Field, 214 Quayles Rd, Darraweit Guim, Victoria, The host Club is the Northern Flying Group http://www.nfg.org.au/- Note: New Schedule will be implemented.

19/11/14 (Sat) Heligods Fun Fly & MRCHC End of Year Break Up.  This will be a great relaxing and
fun filled day with Vendors selling goodies and a pilots draw give away for
those who enter.

11/01/15  (Sun) SANDOWN Radio Control Festival.  For details of this exciting event please visit their web site www.rcfestival.com.au

24/2/15 to 1/3/15 Avalon Air Show.  There will be a VMAA Static Display on the Public days the 28th Feb and 1st Mar (Saturday and Sunday)

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MRCHC NEWS

11/10/14 Site Updated:  Events Updated and October Newsletter uploaded

30/9/14 Site Updated:  Events Updated

14/8/14  Site Updated: New Links including ‘Heligods’ Forum, Committee page updated and ‘In Memoriam’ added to the ‘About Us’ page.

14/8/14  Heligraphix:  Latest video of how these guys made and prepared for the stunt of lifting a woman with two Electric and awesomely powered RC helis – the links to the Ferrari tow and lifting the woman is on our ‘Links’ page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAbKegyblM&feature=youtu.be

2/8/14   Newsletter: August 2014 Newsletter uploaded and weather links updated.

26/7/14  Facebook:  Facebook Link Added to ‘Links’ Page

26/7/14 Hourly Weather and Radar Links added:  We know all weather info comes form the same source – it is all a matter of who presents it in the clearest fashion.  Two to choose from for the hourly forecast.

22/7/14 Events Updated – refer below.

17/7/14 New Competition Schedule:  Click on the ‘Link” tab for a direct link to the new Sportsman, Advanced and Expert competition schedules.  These are the official MAAA descriptions and diagrams and will be the run at the Victorian State Helicopter Championships coming up in November.   Refer below for the Competition dates.

7/7/14 Membership:  Link to Tidy Club added to ‘Membership’ page.

15/6/14 Membership:  As of the 1 July 2014 all club memberships will be website managed.  Anyone wishing to join the club in the meantime, please contact the Treasurer, Brett Dargue, through the ‘Contacts’ page on this web site.

4/6/14  Newsletter: Web Editions posted

31/5/14  Newsletter: June 2014 Newsletter uploaded

26/5/14  Coxy’s Big Break – Check out the YouTube Video of the RC Model segment that went to air on 11/5/14.  Luke Annells was the Heli Flyer and flew brilliantly with his Raptor G4 Electric.  Here is the link: http://coxy.com.au/flying-model-aircraft-at-the-northern-flying-group/ Coxy’s Big Break airs on Channel 7, usually 5.30pm Sat and Sun but wont be back until after the footy on 20 September 2014.

6/4/14  Links Added: Link Menu added.

5/4/14  Newsletter: April 2014 Newsletter uploaded

3/4/14  Flying Times over the School Holidays:  Normal Flying times from Monday 7/4/14 to Wednesday 23/4/14 – NO FLYING GOOD FRIDAY 18/4/14  or EASTER DAY 20/4/14.

3/4/14  Newsletters: added – January 2013 to December 2013, flying times added to ‘Location Page’

2/4/14  Photo Gallery: Updated.  Image format is happy on a PC but not on an iPad or Smartphone.  Will be sorted in due course.

29/3/14  Web Site:   This web site is under construction in terms of relevant links and content under the various  menu tags above.    In the coming weeks as the site develops the format may change a little.  When viewed on a smart phone or iPad the format of the menu bar may cover part of the main image but on a PC it should look fine.  This will be sorted in due course.  Check in from time to time to see how things are going.

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