Now you know where the MAW
of MAWcraft comes from.
did it all start? I suppose you could say it's in my blood.
In his younger days my Dad was a pilot in the RAF and for a hobby
he competed in control line competitions.
In my youth I spent many days with my Dad at flying fields and many
evenings 'helping' to assemble new creations (and the inevitable
I was drawn to RC aircraft and was eager to get hold of a transmitter.
was 8, my parents presented me with my very first trainer - a Kamco
Kadet (which is now been revamped and reintroduced into the market).
Most of the construction of this was completed by my Dad whilst
I was at school but I remember this as being my first attempt at
The model was sold after 2 weeks in my possession.
I had taken to RC control so well that I needed a plane with more
ability. I went through 2 or 3 second hand low wing models (I mastered
the taking off, flying and basic aerobatic manoeuvres but I hadn't
quite cracked landing)
attempts at landing included.. vertical arrivals (nose first), I
even managed once to land on the bonnet of my Dad's car, the plane's
wings broke clean in half but fortunately for me the only damage
to the car was a broken aerial and tyre marks across the bonnet.
Eventually my landings became closer in number to take off's.
My Dad and I went through a stage of entering local competitions.
I had a much modified Cresent Tornado. Although I can't remember
our actual points and overall placements I did manage to place higher
Through the years although I have dabbled in different RC activities
such as boats, cars and helicopters my love of, and enthusiasm for
fixed wing aerobatic flight
has always been at the forefront. There's a long list of model aircraft
out there that were once owned by me. Most of my
planes over recent years are still 'local' - mostly snapped
up by friends.
The popularity of my models led to requests to build to order, for
friends, fellow club members and for local model shops. The rest
as they say is history...
There are not many people in life who have a job they have a real
passion for, so I consider myself to be very lucky.