CMC Team Pilots

CMC hobbies Sponsored Team Pilots :


Clive McInnes ( Current Sponsors - GP Engines, Powerbox Systems, SAVOX servos, Falcon Propellers, G-Force pilots)

I have been flying R/C aircraft for more than 30 years. I have been active in competitive R/C flying for approx 14 years now, competing in many R/C disciplines at National level, such as Pylon Racing, Pattern flying, Large Scale aerobatics and even Sport Scale for fun. in all disciplines i have achieved regular placings in the top 3 positions over the years. Currently my main focus is Large Scale aerobatics ( IMAC, F3M and 3D or freestyle flying). I am extremely grateful to GP Engines for the opportunity to not only be the SA distibutor for their fine engines, but now to represent them as a sponsored pilot again for the 2019 Competition season.

Here are some of my Recent achievements.

Clive has competed Internationally at Large Scale aerobatics ( IMAC) and at National level in many disciplines including Pylon racing, Large Scale aerobatics, Pattern aerobatics and even Scale. Clive is currently the Vice Chairman of Large Scale Aerobatics South Africa and holds a SAMAA Instructor Judge rating.




Recent competition Results :


Year Position Class Event
2019 1st place Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 1
2019 1st place Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 2
2019 1st place Unlimited Aerobatics 2019 SA National Unlimited IMAC Champion
2019 1st place Unlimited Aerobatics 2019 Overall SA IMAC Champion
2019 17th Place Unlimited Aerobatics 2019 Italian Open International challenge cup
2019 1st place  Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 4
2018   Power Appointed a SAMAA Instructor Judge
2018 2nd place Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 1
2018 Best Scale Sailplane Gliders Wings over Naverone - Petrel
2018 1st place  Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 2
2018 1st place  Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 3
2018 1st place Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC League 4
2018 1st place overall Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC championships
2017 1st place Scale Pilots choice - Scale Fokker Dr1
2017 1st place Scale Ladies Choice - Scale Super Decathlon / GP123cc
2017 1st place overall Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC championships
2016 4th place Unlimited Aerobatics SA IMAC National championships 
2016 Best Scale Flight Gliders Wings over Naverone - KA6
2015 2nd place  Unlimited Aerobatics SA IMAC National championships 
2015 1st place overall Unlimited Aerobatics KZN IMAC championships

I currently hold a SAMAA Instructor Judge rating for fixed wing, have a Silver for Helis and a Gold rating for Pylon racing.

Pattern Flying

I had competed in various competitions and National events for about 5 years prior to taking up LSA .

Pylon Racing

one of my passions and always will be! I have competed nationally in pylon racing for many years, taking many podium places at local and National events. 


Owen Vuyk  ( Current Sponsors - GP Engines and CMC Hobbies)

I've been flying radio controlled planes since 2006 and got my first large scale plane in 2008. Since then I've mainly flown aerobatic planes of various sizes and focused on 3D flying. In 2014 i started practicing IMAC in the hope of improving my flying and soon after I entered my first Large Scale Aerobatics competition in the Sportsman class. In 2016 I also started focusing on XA Aerobatics and freestyle. I'm proud to be part of the CMC hobbies and GP model engines team for the 2019 season.

Here are some of my achievements.

Large Scale Aerobatics ( LSA )

2015 1st place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Advanced.

2016 3rd place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Unlimited.

2017 1st place South African Large Scale Aerobatics Nationals in Unlimited.

2017 - Appointed a GP Engines ( Great Power Engines) Sponsored pilot for the 2017 competition season 

2018 - 1st Place unlimited at Henley

2018 - 3rd Place Unlimited at Irene

2018 - 4th Place Unlimited at SA Nationals and 2nd Place Freestyle at SA Nationals 

2018 -  5th in Sport Jets at SA Nationals, 


Gareth DeLange ( Current Sponsor - CMC Hobbies)


Gareth is our youngest pilot, but we see good things yet to come from him. 

At just 14 years old and after only flying for 2 years he is already climbing the ranks in the competition scene in South Africa. Having started flying IMAC just over a year ago he went on to win the Sportsmans class at the 2017 South African Nationals on a  plane he had flown for less than a month. Since the Nationals in April this year he has climbed through 2 classes and is currently flying in the Advanced class. He is already leading the KZN Advanced class for 2017 with just one comp to go. 
Gareths aspirations go further than R/C flying - he is already doing Full size flying and his goal is to become a commercial pilot.