What is Vintage?

To be classified as "vintage", the model design has to have been published (or kited) prior to the 1st of January 1951.
Models designed and published between the 1st January 1951 and the 31st December 1960 are classified as "Nostalgia".
All of these models have to comply with the class rules, i.e. vintage models must use the original construction method and materials (local strengthening and the substitution of bamboo for hardwood etc. is permitted), but the use of modern materials such as Carbon fibre and Kevlar is not permitted.

The model can be a glider, rubber powered or engine powered (some power events are for "spark ignition" petrol engine models).

















Vintage "expert" Dennis Davitt with a typical vintage rubber powered model.

Note the "folding propeller", it ensures an efficient glide after the rubber motor is exhausted

(photo: Rod Kenward)

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Peter Michel gets his vintage Wakefield away from the hallowed turf of Middle Wallop.

(photo: Rod Kenward)

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