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. 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. This is providing they have BMFA insurance and an appropriate BMFA certificate of flying competence.
Temporary memberships, for up to four weeks, are available for model flyers holidaying in the area at a cost of £20.00 for 4 weeks. Providing they have BMFA insurance and an appropriate BMFA certificate of flying competence. A temporary membership may be converted into a full membership during the same year, on payment of the remaining subscription and joining fee.
Annual subscriptions (2013) are £50.00 for senior membership with a joining fee of £10.00 and Junior membership (less than 18 years) is £20.00 per annum, with NO joining fee.
For more information: Please contact the Membership Secretary, or another committeee member:
Hon. Chairman: Roger Perryman: 01626 776138
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Hon. Secretary: Nigel Rollason: 01626854602
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Membership Secretary: Melvyn Baker: 01626 367127
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Treasurer: Dave Calveley: 01626778540
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Safety Officer: Richard Winter: 01803326254
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Website Advisor: Rob Barfield: 01803328261
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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 the Exeter Road, Kingsteignton. Hestow road is a narrow lane with passing places and slow, blind bends. The entrance to Wrayford Field is on the right hand side of a left hand bend. The gate to the flying site has a yellow E&DRCC notice attached. There are national grid powerlines in the valley. Viewed from the take-off and landing area, the highest powerlines are level with our Easterly horizon, and are a reasonable distance from the ’patch’. 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 fitted wheel spats, are NOT recommended. Take-offs and landings are much easier with large diameter, soft rubber air wheels fitted. Every model is noise tested to comply with the BMFA /DoE 82 dB(A) noise limit, and failsafe functions fitted are checked for the correct function before being flown. All electric powered models must have a working failsafe mechanism which stops the motor on loss of the transmitter signal.
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 field, next to the model pits and car parking area. Access to Wrayford Field is only permitted when club members are on site.
Wrayford Field (Pits and Mown Circle)
Wrayford Field (Satellite Image)