Indoor Flying – Impington Village College – Cambridge – 3rd Nov 2019 – 9am –5pm

We will be using the large (100 x 50 x 28 ft) sports hall at the College.  The only restrictions are no radio models in the main hall and no internal combustion engines, jets or catapults anywhere.

Also Round The Pole (4.5 metre lines) and small electric helicopter and fixed wing flying (X twin or Vapour type) in a separate hall (radio or infra-red).

SAMS MODELS hope to be in attendance to supply all your needs on the day.  Contact Chris Strachan shortly before the event if you need to be certain. Contact details below.


There will be two, low key free flight (and one car!) competitions:

  • A Peanut event using  a simplification of the usual international rules,.    Maximum size of model either 13” span or 9” length excluding propeller

A GA drawing, photograph or any other proof that the actual aircraft existed.

A single judge for all entrants to award up to 30 scale points and up to 90 “difficulty bonus        points”, the purpose being to encourage those flying models of difficult and adventurous      prototypes

Any number of flights with a 10 second bonus for ROG.

Total of best two flights plus scale and bonus points to decide final score


  • The usual duration event for Bostonian models. Any design to the Bostonian formula (If you are unclear about the Bostonian formula rules ring or email the contact below). Minimum airframe weight 14 gm and all flights to be ROG.  Total score from best 3 flights

For both competitions get your flights timed and reported to control. As many attempts as you like.  Awards in each event for overall winner and best junior (under 18).  Bostonians to be weighed.   No builder of the model requirement in any competition.  Build one for your wife (or husband), child or grandchild who just has to wind and launch.


We will also feature the Racing Car event as usual. This is a fun event for rubber powered cars.  We vary the distance to be covered, number of heats, etc. depending on the entrants on the day!  Ring or email below for any further information and for plans of suitable vehicles.


We would like models of all types in the exhibition and models other than aeroplanes are more than welcome.  Bring whatever you like but please bring something (don’t be shy) as this is a feature much enjoyed by our visitors – both flyers and spectators.  It is also a good way of showing our kind of modelling to the public.


The seminar will take a different form this time as Mike Cole will be bringing and running his scale model vintage engines.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see them and talk to Mike.  When you see the model 9 cylinder Bentley rotary running at speed it is absolutely mind blowing.

Round the Pole

Will Beavor will be bringing his equipment, using 4605 connectors at the model, available from The RTP Hut (  .As usual RTP will share the second hall with small R/C helicopters and fixed wing models.


 Hot drinks and snacks will be available from the Sports Centre

Web Site

Have a look at our website at for more details of club activities

Cost of admission:  Indoor Flyers – Adults £6.00, under 18s £1.50, Spectators  and Chatters – £3.00

Directions to Impington Village College:  Post code  CB24 9LX

Leave A14 at the first junction East of M11 J14, signed Cambridge B1049.  At the roundabout take B1049 to North signed Cottenham, Histon.  In ¾ km at 2nd lights turn right into New Road.  Pass hospital entrance on right.  Village College is next on right (two entrances, 1/3 and 2/3 km).  Entrance to be used and car park will be signed.

Contact:- Chris Strachan         Tel no:  01223  860498       Email: