The club is very conscious of the health and safety of the public, visitors to
the club and of club members. As many places where models can be enjoyed have
wildlife, the club is conscious of the need to treat the wildlife and ambient
To this end, the club has rules and procedures in place to ensure that putting
your model into practice is both enjoyable and as safe as possible. Below is a
short list of the salient points.
Members are urged to refer to the officially allowed
frequency list page, and use only the allowed frequencies as illustrated in
this document. This must be done before switching on a transmitter.
Pre-built/Ready-to-use Models ("from-the-box")
Due to the fact that these pre-built models use undetermined radio frequency
channels, it is very important that these models are pre-tested and the
frequency identified, to prevent radio interference to those using known
frequency channels. The major reason for this, is that, if a modeller loses
control of a fast-electric or an I/C powered model, it would be a safety hazard
to other users and members of the public.
Important Safety Notice
During pyrotechnic displays, only the transmitters of the models participating
in the display are to be switched on, all other transmitters are to be switched
off. An announcement is generally made when this is to take place.
Notice to the Public During Pyrotechnic Displays
During pyrotechnic displays, loud explosions, smoke and bright flashes of light
are generated. Therefore the public are warned that small children and animals
may be alarmed, nay scared, during such displays. (Although, elder children and
adults delight in the displays.)
Practicing of R/C Models
At all times, the practice of R/C models must be done with responsibility
and respect for other users and the public. Fast electric and I/C are strongly
advised to perform well away from the scale models using the area.
Steam Powered Models
Steam powered models must have a valid boiler safety certificate.
I/C Powered Models
Any i/c powered model must be fitted with an "oil trap" on it's exhaust system.
Wildlife must be treated with respect at all times, remember the ambient around
us is their home. No "baiting" of wildlife will be tolerated. Anyone guilty of
this will be immediately reported to the authorities.