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BMFA Proficiency Scheme A & B Certs, which model did you use?

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Braddock, VC16/07/2013 16:12:48
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``I'd like to kick this one off but I simply can't be sure which model I used for my A. I have a feeling it was an ARC Jupiter but as I said can't be sure.

Edited By Braddock, VC on 16/07/2013 16:13:20

Kevin Fairgrieve16/07/2013 16:20:11
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Took my "A" with my tried and trusted Magician.


Would do the "B" at a push, but I have no current desire to take it.




Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 16/07/2013 16:20:47

Percy Verance16/07/2013 16:23:00
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"A" can't remember model or date. "B" Howard Blackwell Robin Alpha, taken about 1986. "E" taken July 1994 with Ruhig Tiger, Radio Modeller free plan. "C" Summer 2012, with old but sound Dave Smith Saphir.

jolliffee16/07/2013 16:27:27
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I am a bigginer and purchased the E-Flite Apprentice S 15e which is giving me lots of confidence, my club instructer is also very positive about the plane and it'd training ability. But there is some doubt if I will be able to take my BMFA A certificate using this plane. This leaves me in a dreaful deliema since I had to realy budget for it so canot afford to get another plane just to take the test.

Martyn K16/07/2013 16:38:50
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I Took my 'A' with an Irvine Tutor 40 mark2. It has been suggested that I use the same model for the 'B' when I get round to it.


Lee Wilson16/07/2013 16:46:57
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258 photos

Took my A with a Seagull Arising star and did my B with an 80" Hangar 9 Cap 232 with Zenoah 45.

Tony Bennett16/07/2013 17:35:29
5081 forum posts
129 photos

took my "A" 2 weeks ago with a pulse 40.

Bob Cotsford16/07/2013 17:38:12
8148 forum posts
449 photos

took my A with a Wolfgang Matt 'Joker'.

Andrew76716/07/2013 17:46:42
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Took my 'A' with an Arising Rang (or Booma Star if you prefer!!). A repaired Boomarang wing with a copy of an Arising star fuselage.....Well, we never waste anything in Yorkshire!.


Chris Bott - Moderator16/07/2013 17:58:33
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I think I took my A test with a Precedent Flyboy that I'd added ailerons to. My B cert was with a YT International Iconic EP.

Jim Carss16/07/2013 18:02:44
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82 photos

Took my A with my trusty Mick Reeves Gangster 63.

00116/07/2013 18:38:42
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'A' test with a Cambria Instructor. O.S. 0.30. engine. 3 Channel, very good trainer.

Phil Cooke16/07/2013 18:42:32
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Took my 'A' with a high winged trainer called a 'Cosmo' - cant recall the kit manufacturer - 0.20 2 stroke powered.

Took my 'B' with a Glenns CAP 232 - with an Irvine 0.60 up front. Solid combo.

MikeS16/07/2013 18:44:18
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Well did my A test with a 40" version of the stick. Leccy powered. Looking at doing my B but currently do not have a suitable model.


John Privett16/07/2013 18:58:46
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Glenns CAP 232 for my A in December 2005, and the same model in April 2010 for the B.

I had been flying 15+ years before finding an excuse to do my A, so it's possibly not the sort of model I'd expect somebody doing their A in more typical circumstances to use.

GrahamC16/07/2013 18:59:32
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196 photos

Took my A with an Irvine Tutor of dubious vintage powered by a nice new Irvine 46 on the 5th July 2010....

Took my B with a Wot 4 ARTF on the 8th June this year.... And it was powered by the same Irvine 46!

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator16/07/2013 19:00:12
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191 photos

Took my "A" with a 90 powered Graupner Extra 300........wink 2

Don't ask....its a long story.....teeth 2

Martin Harris16/07/2013 19:43:18
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224 photos

Ripmax Trainer (A) and Ripmax Gambler (B)

Sparks16/07/2013 20:41:34
261 forum posts
55 photos

RCME Pippin (A) and Kit Built Wot4 (B) - still my favourite plane


Electric Wot 4

Edited By Sparks on 16/07/2013 20:45:29

David Molineux16/07/2013 21:28:37
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I passed my 'A' last year with my TN Sky 40 trainer. Not yet thinking about my 'B' but I think my Clean Sweep would be idealsmiley



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