SAM 35 – The Society for Aeromodellers

Society for Aeromodellers

SAM35 celebrates free flight, control line and radio control vintage, classic and old-time model aircraft – or models built in those traditions. Free flight models include gliders and rubber power-powered and engine-powered models. Control line emphasis is on fun racing, speed classes, vintage stunt and scale. Enjoy building and flying traditional models with us.

What’s new?


      • Report on Tethered Car Events at Retrofest
      • Sunday 5th September at Buckminster.  Informal SAM event mainly tethered aircars and 2.5cc twinshaft cars, open to all comers. Contact Simon Hughes at skhughes1957 or for more info.
      • Power Precision Rules added
      • SAM35 Retrofest Programme added
      • SAM35 Free Flight Calendar Updated
      • UpdatedVoetsak Tribute Racing, rules now available and new tethered car rules for both Redfin Trophy for twinshaft cars and Dick Roberts Memorial Trophyfor Aircars also now available.
      • Latest video update from Peterborough MFC on their control line endurance record attempt for charity – June 21/22 – click here for full details on the record attempt
      • SAM35 Spring Meeting at Buckminster 10th-11th April CANCELLED due to Covid recovery road map regulations.
      • Old Warden MayFly on 8-9 May CANCELLED due to Covid recovery road map regulations. See Modelair facebook page for details.
      • See rules page for latest guidelines on tethered car racing at Buckminster and updated Voetsak Tribute rules.
      • See C/L results page for Voetsak Tribute at the Octoberfest and Rules page for amendments to Rubber Ratio
      • Get your SAM35 Yearbook No.16 at new reduced price. To See Cover click here
      • 2021 SAM 35 Buckminster events now on events calendar
      • Old Warden Voetsaak Tribute racing  results
      • Old Warden Rubber Bowden results
      • Free Flight comp plans for remainder of 2020 – click here
      • Buckminster tethered car track update August 2020
      • All Cocklebarrow Vintage R/C 2020 events cancelled due Covid-19
      • New useful link added for Devon Sutcliffe’s Ebook on Wakefields
      • SAM35 Advice from our Chairman on the The CAA Drone & Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme (DMARES)
      • 2020 Membership form available here
      • Get your SAM35 and 50 engines
      • SAM35 Radio Control Scale rules issued
      • Old Warden  – Entry fees for competition days.
      • Pilot information and safety regulations for Modelair events at Old Warden
      • Search and check for latest events on the calendar
      • SAM35  Plans service provider of choice  – see useful links
      • Various rules amended/added.  Make sure you are up to date.
      • The society is evolving – existing members are invited to read the AGM reports

The  April 2021 Magazine


Last updated 4th July 2021 – Webmaster