Hemel Hempstead Model Flying Club
About Us - the History of our Club
We are currently compiling a brief history of our club and it’s members. In the 40+ years of the Club the hobby has advanced out of all recognition.
Nowadays we can buy off the shelf, and use radio gear that is just so reliable we tend not to consider the engineering. Back in the 1960’s and 70’s the planes were built by hand from planks of balsa wood, and covered in tissue paper. The control systems had to be built from separate components and often only controlled one surface by means of a push button!! The microchip had yet to be thought of, let alone built and produced in their thousands!!