Aero Modelling

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  • Padstow Squadron runs a comprehensive aero-modelling program where Cadets build a range of aircraft and flying models. The building is undertaken on Squadron parade nights and is conducted in concert with the Australian Air League aero-modelling workbook program.

  • Model making develops patience, imagination, fine motor skills, maths and science knowledge and application, competitive spirit. When the model flies, the cadet develops knowledge in streamlining and trimming the models for flight; problem-solving skills.

  • It is a testimony to the knowledge of our instructors and the skill of our members that Padstow Squadron has consistently gained wins or placings in these competitions for the models entered.

Padstow Squadron includes, in the yearly program, parade nights where we meet at a local park and the members get to fly the models they have constructed with the guidance of their instructors. At these sessions, they experience the pride of achievement in seeing the models they have carefully built take to the air.

Development goals

  • Model making develops skills of reading and interpreting plans, using plans to build a complete model through working with various materials and tools in cutting, sanding, gluing and research; designing and painting (hand/airbrush) his models paint scheme to a high standard.

  • Model making develops patience, imagination, fine motor skills, maths and science knowledge and application, competitive spirit.

     

  • When the model flies, the cadet develops knowledge in streamlining and trimming the models for flight; problem-solving skills.

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