Pilots and planes lined up at the first Queensland Scale Model Muster at Tin Can Bay last year.
The Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club’s second Queensland Scale Model Muster will be held on October 1, 2 and 3 (Queen’s Birthday weekend), at the club’s flying field on Kidd Straight, Tin Can Bay.
Last year’s inaugural event was very successful with over 30 large-scale model aeroplanes taking part.
This is different to the annual Warbirds meeting in that a model of any plane is eligible, as long as it is over 70 inches wingspan (biplanes) and 75 inches (monoplanes).
Models are judged on how close they are to the real plane in construction and appearance, with the public having the chance to participate in the judging with two categories for them to pick from.
Categories are best monoplane, best biplane, best ARF (almost ready to fly kit) and the most scale-like flight by any plane, as well as others.
The public is invited to attend with admission by gold coin donation. Children are free. The canteen will operate on Saturday and Sunday, with the presentation of prizes to the winners at 2pm on Sunday.
Organisers hope there will be over 50 planes this year, as those who came to the first event voted the weekend as “excellent”.
So come out to the field and inspect the models, as there will be several times the public will be admitted to the pits to get a closer look at the planes.
Further information can be obtained from Neil Low on 0417 072 878.