2017 Annual General Meeting Notice

6th November 2017 – The 2017 Annual General Meeting for the club will be held at the flying field at 10:30 on the 3rd December 2017, the meeting will be accompanied by brunch.

All club members are encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to get more involved with the club and share your ideas on improvements you think could be made.

All committee members will be standing down.  Some are willing to stand again for election however there are some vacancies:

Our Treasurer Peter Palin has decided to step down after serving for many years.   Many thanks for all your hard work and efforts Pete over the years on behalf of the club.

  The Safety and Acoustics Officer Jim Saunders and the Web Editor are also standing down, additionally the newsletter post has been vacant for some time.

If you would like to know more about what is involved please speak to any existing committee member.

If you would like to volunteer for any position on the committee please notify the Secretary prior to the AGM.

This is your chance to help fellow club members and improve the club for everyone.

Quad Racer Materials Testing

25th September 2017 – Several Quad Racing EMHC members undertook some materials testing this weekend as they looked for the ideal material to cover a tower on the race course.  The plan was to hit the sheet not the frame.

Checkout the video below to see how they got on and how strong Racing Quads are.

Eynsford Scale Day 2017

11th September 2017 – Thank you to all who made it to the Eynsford Model Helicopter Club Scale Day on Sunday 10th despite the discouraging weather forecast.

Happily the weatherman was overly pessimistic and we were treated to glorious sunshine in the morning allowing everyone to see the beautifully detailed models in the air. The odd shower in the afternoon didn’t dampen spirits too much as flying continued throughout the day.

Congratulations to all the competition winners and thank you to all the modellers for bringing your models and sharing your time, hope to see you again next year.

Reminder – Eynsford Scale Day 2017

5th September 2017 – Just a reminder that the 2017 Eynsford Model Helicopter Club Scale day is this Sunday 10th September, Gates open at 10:00am.  Both Pilots and spectators are welcome.

To fly you will need proof of current BMFA membership. Hope to see you there for a great day!

FPV Quad Racing at August Club BBQ

6th August 2017 – It was great to see some of the new FPV Quad racing members at the August Club BBQ.  We were blessed with great weather, the racing looked exciting as six quads hurtled round flags, under the gates and occasionally into the ground.

I lost count of the number of races but I think a good time was had by all, welcome to the club all of you!

Just a reminder Scale day is next…

Congratulations to EMHC Members at Helifest 2017

18th June 2017 – Congratulations to club members Connor Sloan and Dean Tamsett on their recent success at Helifest 2017.

Connor won the best flight in the night flight competion whilst Dean was second in the Sports class.

Club BBQ in Glorious Sunshine!

2nd April 2017 – The finger crossing worked really well as we had the best weather of the year so far for the first BBQ of 2017.

It was good to see so many new club members in attendance along with a prospective new member who has now joined.

Put a date in your diary for the next BBQ on May 7th at 12:30 (weather permitting)

Club BBQ

26th March 2017 – Just a reminder to members that the first Club BBQ of the year will be on Sunday 2nd April at 12:00.

BBQ’s are held on the first Sunday of the month from April to September with a charge of £2 to cover costs.

Keep your fingers crossed for the weather!

Eynsford Scale Day 2017

5th February 2017 – EMHC is pleased to announce that its annual Scale Day for 2017 will be held on Sunday 10th September.

This is an open event for any scale Heli modeller to compete in.  So start preparing your models now to get them ready for this years EMHC Open Scale Day!

Spectators are encouraged to come along and enjoy watching these beautiful flying machines.

This is also a great opportunity to admire close-up the craftmanship that goes into the construction of these models.

More information will posted closer to the time – watch this space! In the meantime enjoy this flight from last years event.

The Events page on the site has been updated with the events for the year. Please contact the web master at web@emhcweb.uk if you would like your model helicopter/club event added.

Welcome to New Members

22nd January 2017 – It was good to see so many new members enjoying the great flying conditions at the weekend. Some of the skill on display was breathtaking!

We are still accepting new applications for membership. Please contact the club secretary at secretary@emhcweb.uk to arrange a visit and see what the club offers.

We were also joined by Robin. He seemed particularly taken with a Protos Max V2. It is definitely his colour.

Flying in the Snow

14th January 2017 – It might of been cold and white but there was plenty of flying at the club on Saturday.  We were joined by a new guest Robin, he could certainly move around the field although his hovering could do with some practice.

Encouraging Start to the New Year

8th January 2017 – It was good to see so many members at the field enjoying the mild weather conditions on Sunday. The lack of wind more than made up for the rather gray sky and there was plenty of good flying to enjoy.

Alan’s Goblin Competition found a new friend! Thanks to Richard Hartmann for the photography.

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Happy New Year!

2nd January 2017 – A Happy New Year from Eynsford Model Helicopter Club!

Thanks to all the members that have renewed.  The new membership cards will be sent out this week, If you have your BMFA membership through the club you have all been renewed although we are waiting for the BMFA to send through the 2nd and 3rd batch, rest assurred they will be forwarded when they arrive.

Any queries regarding membership cards or BMFA insurance please contact the club secretary at secretary@emhcweb.uk

We look forward to meeting you up the field and seeing more great flying this year!

Happy Christmas 2016!

18th December 2016 – Eynsford Model Helicopter Club wish everyone a Happy Christmas!

It has been a good year at the club with some great flying and plenty of laughs.

Just a reminder, 2017 subs are due. I’m sure nobody wants to be caught by £60 joining fee again for paying after 1st January.

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EMHC at Garden of England Modelfest 2016

10th December 2016 – Eynsford Model Helicopter Club exhibited at the Garden of England Modelfest 2016 in the Angel Centre Tonbridge on December 10th. The display of a variety of RC Model Helicopters gathered keen interest as did the simulator sessions demonstrating flying collective pitch helicopters. It was good to see so many people interested in the hobby.

Many thanks to Robert Day and Alan Robinson for their time and knowledge.

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2017 Club Membership Fees

5th December 2016 – The Committee is pleased to be able to announce that there will be no change in Fees for 2016.

The annual subscription is £60 with no Senior concession.

New member joining fees are £60.

Juniors receive a 50% concession in both joining fees and annual subscription.

We welcome applications now from interested potential members – experienced or otherwise you will receive a warm welcome, please contact the club secretary secretary@emhcweb.uk

2016 Annual General Meeting

20th November 2016 – The 2016 Annual General Meeting was held earlier today at the club field.  Thank you to all the members who attended, took part and enjoyed an excellent sausage and burger brunch.

Congratulations to the trophy winners: Christopher Cole was awarded the Les Davies trophy for helping the club, Edward Musgrave the Ali Newman trophy for his persistence with the hobby and Alan Robinson the John Strachan trophy for most improved pilot.  All are worthy recipients and thoroughly deserve their awards.

The 2016 committee stood down and for 2017 we welcome a new member to the committee,  thank you Jim Saunders for putting yourself forward as Safety and Acoustics Officer.

2016 Annual General Meeting Notice

27th October 2016 – The 2016 Annual General Meeting for the club will be held at the flying field at 10:30 on the 20th November 2016, the meeting will be accompanied with a sausage and burger brunch

All club members are encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to get more involved with the club and share your ideas on improvements you think could be made.

As usual all committee members will be standing down.  Most are willing to stand again for election however there are two vacancies. Our Safety and Acoustics member Peter Gray has decided to step down.  Many thanks for all your hard work and efforts Pete over the years on behalf of the club.  In addition the newsletter post has been vacant for some time.

If you would like to volunteer for any position on the committee please notify the Secretary prior to the AGM.  This is your chance to help fellow club members and improve the club for everyone.

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BMFA “A” Test Success

2nd October 2016 – Congratulations to Ritchie Harman and Robert Day who both passed the BMFA “A” Test on September 25th despite gusty and tricky weather conditions.

Thanks to the Club Examiner Danny Lock for giving up his Sunday to make the whole process possible.  Time to start practising for the “B” Test now gentlemen!

Eynsford Scale Day 2016

On September 4th we held our annual Scale Day.   Despite predictions of wet and windy weather there was a good turn out of both models and spectators.  In total 44 helicopters were present to be admired both close up and in the air.   After a couple of light showers the weather improved and the flying stations were in full use the entire day as pilots flew for the Eynsford and Len Mount trophies.

Thank you to all the modellers for bringing your wonderful machines, we hope to see you again next year.

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