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Antonov AN-2 Joyflights

Antonov AN-2 Joyflights

As announced at the last general meeting club members have the unique opportunity to fly in a genuine Russian airliner, the Antonov AN 2. Not only operates this gigantic, single engine biplane out of Lilydale, but the joyflight actually will be Lilydale - P&DARCS Field - Lilydale. Estimated to take a bit over an hour the scenic flight will transverse the Dandenong Ranges and culminate in a sweeping turn over our model field.

But wait, there is more....the Lilydale model aero club has invited P&DARCS members to visit and fly at their field before or after the joyflight.  

The AN 2 is licensed to carry 9 Passengers. As at the last weekend I have already 1 flight fully booked.

Please put your name on the list in the club house notice board, or contact me or any committee member direct.

The cost for the flight is estimated to be $100.

Check the website for more interesting facts about the aircraft and crew. And compare the prices for the flights and marvel at the incredible bargain on offer for us.

See you on board, comrades.   Roly Gaumann


Twi Fly April 26th 2014

Twi Fly April 26th 2014


A few shots for the Twi-Fly on Saturday.


Click on image for larger version.

Model Engines Fun Fly 2014

Model Engines Fun Fly 2014

On the 6th April we had held the Annual Model Engines day. Despite the high winds we had a great day with over 100 aircraft at the field. We were also spoilt with great food provided by Cardinia Primary School's Mother group.

This year the rules for entry were changed to allow Phoenix or Seagull Models, anything with an OS engine or motor, or anyone using Hitec or Multiplex radios. So this opened up the criteria a fair bit.

This year all prizes were done via lucky tip. When you flew your name went into a box. This year we had a total of 5 prizes & Model Engines also donated 2 items to be auctioned off with proceeds going to P&DARCS.

This years lucky tip winners were:

  • Pascal Bouchet
  • Hugh Coleman
  • Mike Green
  • David Law
  • Richard Stolinski

As always thank you to Model Engines who sponsor this day & provide all the great prizes

Photo's courtesy of Darryl Cope and Andrew Mysliborski.Click on an image to see full gallery.


Monty Tyrell 2014

Monty Tyrell 2014

This year we had ran the Monty over a two day period. We had a great turn out for the Saturday & also for the Monty on the Sunday. Despite the weather being a bit ordinary, fun was had by all.

This year we had 4 judges who could award a trophy & prize based on a criteria of their own choosing.

 The 4 winners were:

  • Brian Evans with his Fokker Triplane
  • David Balfor with a Boeing 40S 1928
  • Gary Sunderland and his BE2c
  • Scott Mathews and his de Havilland DH.4

This year the Monty Tyrell trophy was awarded to the whole team from Model Engines. This was in recognition of all the years of support they have provided to P&DARCS for events like this.

A thank you also to Fred Barabasz from Hallum Hobbies & Michael Lui from Dragon RC, who along with Model Engines provided great prizes for this event.

Finally a huge thank you to Roly Gaumann who put a great deal of effort into organising this year Monty Tyrell.

Photo's courtesy of Darryl Cope and Andrew Mysliborski.Click on an image to see full gallery.


VSFAA Sports Scale 2013

VSFAA Sports Scale 2013


Some photos from the VSFAA Sports Scale Event, courtesy of Darryl Cope. Click on pics for more.


Cup Day Aero Tow

Cup Day Aero Tow Event

On the 5th we held the first Cup Day Aero Tow event. This was a great success thanks to the event organiser Roly Gaumann.


We had a number of gliders on the day & the weather could not have been better.

Thanks to Darryl Cope for the images. Click on images to see more from the Gallery.



Shepparton Mammoth Scale 2013

Shepparton Mammoth Scale 2013

Wal has provided some photos from the 2013 Shepparton Rally. The full gallery can be viewed here.

There's also a great YouTube clip that's worth having a look at from Shepparton.

This is a clip of Mike Farnan test flying a new Phoenix model, the Tucano AFT Kit. Mike is testing the kit's AFT to NFA (Never Fly Again) capabilities. I think it's great that these guys put so much effort into testing these models before they go on sale!!. To see this testing in action click here.

Upcoming Events


07.7.18 (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


15.7.18 (Sun) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Field Open: Partial


19.7.18 (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


05.8.18 (Sun) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


16.8.18 (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm