Welcome

The Exeter & District Radio Control Club flying site is located at “Wrayford Field”, near to Newton Abbot, in Devon.  We provide flying training, at no extra cost, for members new to the hobby.  All members must achieve the BMFA ‘A’ certificate of flying competence before being permitted to fly solo at Wrayford Field.  BMFA insurance is mandatory for all flying members.

We also operate the BMFA “First Time Inexperienced Flyer Scheme”, whereby a person new to the hobby may fly a radio controlled model aircraft using a ”dual control” training system. They will be accompanied by an experienced club instructor.  A “First Time Inexperienced Flyer” is not required to join the E&DRCC, or the BMFA, at this time.   

Guests of members are welcome to fly with us at Wrayford Field for up to three days, in any one year.   They must have BMFA insurance and an appropriate BMFA certificate of flying competence.

 Temporary memberships are available for model flyers holidaying in the area at a cost of  £20.00 for up to 4 weeks. They must have BMFA insurance and an appropriate BMFA certificate of flying competence. A temporary membership may be converted to  full membership during the same year, on payment of the remaining  subscription and joining fee.

Annual subscriptions (2014) are £60.00 for Senior memberships, with a joining fee of £10.00. Junior memberships (less than 18 years of age) are £20.00 per annum, with NO joining fee.  For adults joining after the 1st of July, a 50% subscription of £30.00 is payable, and after the 1st of October, a 25% subscription of £15.00 is payable. All memberships run to the 31st of December.  

Please contact our Membership Secretary, Melvyn Baker, who will provide further information  on how to join the club.

Please enjoy the rest of the website about the E&DRCC and Radio Controlled Aeromodelling

Elected Officers of the Exeter & District Radio Control Club

Hon. Chairman: Roger Perryman: 01626 776138

”  jeanandrogerperryman@tiscali.co.uk ” 

Hon. Secretary: Nigel Rollason: 01626854602

“ fernlodge.g4nrr@btinternet.com ”

Membership Secretary: Melvyn Baker: 01626 367127

mdb44@blueyonder.co.uk ”  

Treasurer: Philip Day: 07977578705

day-signs@btconnect.com ”

Safety Officer: Richard Winter: 01803326254

richardandlinda@talktalk.net ”

Website Advisor: Rob Barfield  (Non-Member)

 

 

Flying Site

Wrayford Field is located about one mile along ‘Hestow Road’, which is off ‘Brook Way’, located alongside the “Ten Tors Inn” public house (TQ12 3NP), on Exeter Road, Kingsteignton.  Hestow road is a narrow lane with passing places and slow, blind bends.  The entrance gateway to Wrayford Field is on the outside of a left hand bend. The gate to the flying site has a yellow E&DRCC notice attached.  The National Grid powerlines in the valley are level with our Easterly horizon, when viewed from the take-off and landing area.
No interference problems have been reported by members using either 35Mhz, or 2.4 Ghz, radio control equipment.
  
Because our model aircraft are flown from mown and rolled grass, wheels of less than 3 inches diameter (75mm), and wheel spats, are NOT recommended.  Take-offs and landings are much easier with larger diameter, soft rubber air wheels.
Before any model is permitted to be flown, it must be noise tested to comply with the DoE 82 dB(A) maximum limit and the failsafe function checked for correct operation.  
All electric powered models must have a working failsafe mechanism which stops the motor on loss of the transmitter signal as a minimum requirement. 
 
Our permitted flying times are from 10-00 am, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Our Finishing Times, No Fly Days, Bank Holiday Flying Hours, and other important information, is posted on the club noticeboard. This is located within the car parking area.  Access to Wrayford Field is only permitted when club members are on site.
 
E&DRCC Flying Site & Pits

E&DRCC Flying site, Car Park & Model Pits

Wrayford Field (Satellite Image)