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COVID-19 IMPACT

A number of state associations have suggested suspension of all flying activities. There are numerous events advertised on this website. Check with the event organisers as it is most likely that imminent events will have been cancelled.

Read President Ralph's Latest Report

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2020 F5J Trophy #5 - Is Being Planned

Hopefully COVID-19 will not prevent this signature event from taking place later in the year.

Click here for the flyer so that you can make tentative plans to attend.

2020 Picton Cup Round 1 Results 

The Picton Cup Round 1 on the 12th July 2020 was run in great winter flying conditions. For event details and results click here.  
For thoseinterest in some history of the Cup click here.
 
2020 Vic Thermal & F5J State Titles

Great October event in Mildura. Click here for details.

E-RES Draft Rules

Read the draft rules in the rules library (arranged alphabetically)  - click here.

Looking For Something About Electric Flight In Australia?

You've Found It. AEFA, An Australian Organisation Fostering And Promoting Aeromodelling Using Electric Power.

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The AEFA began in the mid ‘90s. In those early days, meetings, rallies and newsletters were the only methods we had to share our knowledge and passion.  While times have changed we believe it’s important to continue sharing our experience, problems and solutions to mastering electric flight.  This website is one of the main avenues for doing that and here you'll find things to help you enjoy electric powered models.

In our ‘Resources’ section we have compiled information that can be classified as electric flight 'know how'.  For many, understanding the technology, or selecting components for an electric model, is a daunting prospect.  We want to help.  Our focus is on those matters that are pertinent to electric flight and some of the differences from the IC world. We will try to point you in the right direction, present as broad a view as possible, and maintain brand independence.

Getting together as electric modelers is another way we can pass on what we have learned.  Our ‘Events, Competitions and Rules’ section provides information about where and when electric events are planned and the competitions that might be run at them. It’s also a section where new ideas about events and rules are published along with those for regularly flown contests.

The section ‘ About the AEFA’ is just that.  It explains our origins, recognizes some of the key individuals that have pioneered electric flight in Australia and provides information about how we are organized and operate.  Because we want to stay in step with current and emerging practices for connecting and collaborating with each other, we now concentrate on communicating via this website plus a network of ‘focus’ email groups.  News and information is circulated for each categories depicted in the graphic at the top of this page, namely:

  • electric gliding,
  • Electric Old Timers,
  • general news and rally information.

Details on becoming an AEFA member (membership is free) are in our 'How to Join' page (here).

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Solutions Update

A couple of updates to our Solutions Via Rule of Thumb page have been made, namely Mike O'Reilly's guide to Trimming a model, and Marcus Stent's thermalling notes now live here.

 

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