Club Notices

30 Nov 2018

AGM Model Display Timings

In my last AGM email I mentioned that donated Models will be on display to Purchase.  Due to the timings of the AGM and the amount to cover it has been decided that the Cricket Club will now be open at 6 pm.  This will then allow time for interested members to have a look at the stuff for sale i.e: Models and Engines etc prior to the meeting.

Kind Regards

Alan Bateson

30 Nov 2018

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24 Nov 2018

Club Xmas Lunch Sat 15 Dec 2018

On behalf of Ken Norton


Herewith the menu for the dinner at Woodland Waters on 15th December, during which Peter Spalding’s daughter Louise will present the 2018 winner with the memorial shield.  Not a very Christmas-y selection I’m afraid, but I hope you’ll all come along for a 12.30 sit down.

I Would like your intention of attending and choice of menu by midday, Wednesday 12th December .  A topic of conversation will be what we do about awarding the shield in 2019 as there’s no chance of getting my driving licence back within the next 12 months, so I won’t be able to get to Barkston.

  I could do the organising from home but that would entail somebody picking up the paperwork and acting as C.D.  Think about it.





Southern fried chicken goujons -
tomato salad, sweet chilli sauce - £5.45

Soup of the Day (v) -
bread roll - £4.95

Garlic roasted field mushroom -
herb cream sauce, homemade brioche - £6.25

Crayfish & smoked salmon tian -
capers, cornichons, lemon mayonnaise - £6.85

Chicken Caesar salad –
brioche croutons, cherry tomatoes, cos lettuce, parmesan shavings - £6.75

BBQ pulled pork -
salt & pepper glazed puff pastry, spring onion and carrot salad, 
sticky orange & bourbon sauce - £6.25


Breaded wholetail scampi -
twice-cooked hand-cut chips, garden peas - £9.50

Pie of the Day -
please see our specials for today’s choice - £11.95

Fish & chips -
deep-fried 10oz haddock fillet in beer batter, hand-cut chips, your choice of garden or
mushy peas - £11.95

Chicken parmigiana -
rich tomato & red pepper ragout, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato, olive and 
roquette salad - £10.95

Lincolnshire Poacher carbonara -
smoked bacon, spinach, wild mushrooms, rich cheese cream sauce - £9.25

Lasagne chianti -
smoked cheddar béchamel, garlic bread - £9.95

Ancaster Butchers’ hand-linked sausages -
buttered mash, roasted onion gravy - £9.25

Market fish of the day -
please see specials board for details

Woody’s dog -
home-smoked tender loin of pork, smoked mash potato, sauerkraut, fried onion,
pulled pork beignet, pork jus - £13.50


Beer battered halloumi -
twice-cooked chips, your choice of garden or mushy peas - £9.55

Quorn sausage and mash -
fried crispy onions, veggie gravy - £9.25

Lincolnshire Poacher linguine -
chestnut mushrooms, spinach & thyme - £8.50

Tandoori marinated halloumi kebab -
pilau rice, crispy red peppers - £9.50


Mixed grill -
sirloin steak, pork loin, gammon, Lincolnshire sausage, black pudding, garlic-roasted
tomato, Portobello mushroom, balsamic-dressed baby leaves, twice-cooked 
hand-cut chips - £17.50

Black Hereford sirloin steak -
roasted tomato, Portobello mushroom, crispy onion rings, balsamic-dressed baby
leaves, twice-cooked hand-cut chips - £20.95

Black Hereford fillet steak -
twice-cooked hand-cut chips, roasted tomato, Portobello mushroom, crispy onion
rings, balsamic-dressed baby leaves - £25.50

Tandoori chicken kebab -
onion bhaji, saffron pilau rice - £12.95

Maple-glazed ham -
fried egg, hand-cut chips - £9.95


Home-made warm chocolate brownie -
salted caramel ice cream, hot chocolate sauce - £6.25

Home-made sticky toffee pudding -
custard - £6.25

Vanilla cheesecake -
seasonal fruits, coulis, cream - £5.95

Dessert of the Day -
Please see blackboard for today’s special

29 Oct 2018

Free Flight Ramblings - October 2018

Free Flight Ramblings

There was a reasonable turnout for the final round of the Peter Spalding Memorial contest which took place on Saturday 20th October.  Bert Whitehead, one of Peter’s flying buddies and the first to win the trophy, put in an appearance along with first-timer and stranger to me, Brian Jackson.  Both took away prize money.  The events were for A1 glider, P30 rubber and ½ A power which had been scheduled for 20th June but postponed due to strong winds.  It was a bit on the cool side and breezier than forecast, but on the whole a good flying day and I set a max of 120 seconds for all three disciplines.
None of the four contenders in the A1 maxed out and winner Graham Percival clocked a three flight total of 266 seconds with his Dab.  Graham was honest enough to tell me his model did not meet the minimum weight requirement for an A1, but I took it on my shoulders to allow him to compete with it.  Second place was taken by Ian Hibbert flying an Amethyst for a total of 189 seconds.  Terry Bailey only made one flight of 46 seconds to take third place with a Druid.  Fourth contender Reg Kinsey campaigned a Vic Smeed designed Golden Wings which has offset tow hooks to counteract the offset rudder.  Reg is not a fan of the idea as the model failed to unlatch from the tow line and broke up on hitting the ground.
Two of the six entrants in the P30 rubber event recorded maxes and I’m sure that both could have achieved further ones, but the long retrieves put them off applying full turns to their motors.  New man Brian Jackson put up a three flight total of 314 seconds, which included a max, to take first place with a John O’Donnell designed Teachers Pet.  I thought it rather appropriate that second place was taken by a Peter Spalding designed Plane Jane flown by David Leeding, who also recorded a max in his total time of 278 seconds.  David was fortunate to get in three flights as the tailplane parted company from the model during its D/T terminated first flight and it took a prolonged search by himself and timekeeper Reg to locate it.  At least they did find it, which was more than Terry Bailey did at the last contest when his went astray under the same circumstances.
Bert Whitehead failed to max but took third place a mere 8 seconds adrift of David with his own-designed Octo-gone.  The competitors I would have put money on in placing could only take fourth and fifth.  David Taylor had a good first flight of 100 seconds with a Spencer Willis design, but poor second and third flights, to place fourth with a total of 48 seconds, but did improve to put his Tubular Bustard into fifth place with a total time of 189 seconds.  Final placing was taken by Ian Hibbert campaigning an untrimmed Speckled Hen which didn’t give the appearance of a contest winner.
Not a lot to say about the ½ A contest.  David Leeding was the only entrant and he crashed and smashed a Calypso Cub on an initial trimming flight.
So who takes the trophy for 2018?  You’ll not be surprised to learn that it’s once again IAN HIBBERT who accumulated 19 points to take the shield for the third time in the six years that the competition has been running.  Had Graham Percival competed in some other discipline apart from glider, he could well have won as he came a close second with a total of 16 points.  Other placings were:-
3RD David Leeding (13);  Equal 4TH Reg Kinsey / David Taylor (12);  6TH Brian Howell (10); 7TH Terry Bailey (9);  8TH Brian Jackson (6);  Equal 9TH Alex Godden / Bert Whitehead / Ken Weedon (4);  12TH Mike Chapman (2);  13TH Howard Smith (1)
I have taken the liberty of booking us a Christmas dinner at Woodland Waters for midday Saturday 15th December, during which I’m looking for the trophy donor, Peter’s daughter Louise, to present Ian with it.  As is now usual, they require pre-booking of your choices from the menu which is not currently available, but I will get it published as soon as I receive it.
Finally, I’m not sure that I’m allowed to advertise in these pages, but here goes.  I have 50-plus aircraft diesel engines that I wish to dispose of, ranging in size from .15cc to 3.46cc, which includes the complete ED range apart from the Pep.  If you think I might have something you’d like, give me a call on 01529 305408 and we can haggle over a price to suit us both.  Somebody else wishing to sell something is Bill Cox, who has a Pymruyter tracker complete with three bugs.  If interested, give him a call on 01775 767599.  That’s it for now.
17 Jun 2018

Congratulations to club member Chris Maggs on his recent Control Line win -

Congratulations to club member Chris Maggs on his recent Control Line win - Sunday 10th June at Nuneaton MAS . Link to CLAPA results

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Photos in the Gallery

20 Feb 2018

Model Kits for Sale

All proceeds from the sales will go to G&DMAS

Senior Grantham member Tony Starkey has some kits for sale. I have been asked to circulate the following information.


West Wings by Pro-Scale Limited Classic series. Piper Cub. CNC profiled components 35.2” wingspan.

Flying 1/12 scale rubber powered model kit.


Aerographics Auster J-4 Flying Scale Model Kit, 23” wingspan. Rubber powered.


Flyline Models Inc. The Curtiss Robin 41” wingspan for R/C or Free Flight .049 power.


Mercury Models/Keil Kraft Tiger Moth 33” wingspan. Suitable for 0.75cc diesels.


Ben Buckle Vintage Kit, Mini Super 48” wingspan 3 channel R/C, .10-.20, 1.5-2.5cc diesel or electric power.


Ben Buckle Vintage Kit, Falcon 8ft span, for engines, 3 channel R/C


Any offers?


Please contact Ian Hibbert for further details.



Kindest regards


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