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Each Wednesday, club members meet to fly in the windless conditions, which are perfect for the light battery and rubber-band powered aircraft.
While the battery-powered machines can stay airborne for as long as the power lasts, Mr Thompson is a fan of the simpler balsa and tissue paper machines powered by a wound-up rubber band.
"I’m very pleased if I can fly it for a minute, or a little over," he said.
- Rudy Hueting