.: activities1. Radio Controlled Aircraft (at Whissendine and Dalby Airfield)
General Flying 7 days a week, dawn to dusk.
Competitions - Wednesday evenings (daylight & weather permitting).
Training - Tuesday afternoons and evenings during British Summer Time (daylight & weather permitting). The Model flying basic training is with Club instructors.
If the weather is unsuitable on a Tuesday training will be postponed to Thursday.
Whissendine has a grass take off and landing area.
This a new facility acquired by The Club and is ideally suited to Helicopters, Jets and Large Scale Models which our site at Whissendine restricts. Melton has a concrete runway. Operating times however are restricted, see below:-
Permitted Model Flying Times:
For Electric Power and Gliders
For Models powered by IC
2. Radio Controlled Glider Slope Soaring (at Burrough Hill)
MDMC members are free to fly at Burrough Hill at any time but please observe the rules for flying at this site.
3. Flight Simulators and Socialising (at the MDMC Clubroom)
Wednesday, 8pm onwards (winter months and when adverse weather conditions prevent R/C flying).
Model Flight and Full Size Aircraft Simulators are in operation. Also an opportunity for relaxed chatting with fellow members about our favourite hobby!.
Just to make it as real as we can, a digital projector and roll down screen are used to display the images from the Model Flight Simulator. The Full Size Simulator uses 3 computer monitors, joysticks or control yoke, rudder pedals and vibration feedback . Both simulators have proved to be very popular with members, either when watching or flying.4. Slot Cars (at the MDMC Clubroom)
Juniors5. Boating (at Watermead Country Park)
Winter period Sat am.
Summer period Wed 6-8pm.
Thursdays 8pm onwards. Regular competitions at club level and also competitions against other clubs from our area.
The track is a custom built 4 lane circuit covering an area of over 270 sq ft. It is fully computerised enabling precise control of race starts, recording of lap times and final positions of cars and drivers at the end of a race.
Wheelchair access is provided via a purpose built ramp and side entrance door to the clubroom.
We have teamed up with the King Lear Model Boat Club (click here to vist their website giving our members access to the King Lear Lake at Watermead Country Park at a reduced subscription. MDMC members wishing to take advantage of this arrangement will need to join the King Lear Model Boat Club. For MDMC members with BMFA insurance the annual subscription is £4.
Car Parking is available for an annual fee of £20 plus a refundable deposit of £10 for a barrier swipe card, OR on a daily basis for £1.50/day.
Most boating types can be accomodated i.e. Sail, Electric, I.C., but NOT floatplanes! Water access to the King Lear Lake is everyday during park opening hours and The Model Boat Club have group activities on Sunday mornings.
The Boat Club have a club social night on the first Tuesday of the month at The Gate Hangs Well Pub, Syston.
If any MDMC members require further details and/or application forms please contact The King Lear Model Boat Club.