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Phil: Yes, I received last weeks newsletter on broadband at a hotel in Penang, Malaysia & yes it took about 3secs to download.
I've just opened this weeks at home & it took about 3 mins @ 44mbs or kilo wotsits or something.
WMA files reply from Jonathon
Nothing wrong with WMA files - in fact their pretty handy for their ability to be edited and created using Windows' native software - Movie Maker.
Adware can come disguised as any file. Get Windows Defender Installed (already there if you're on Vista) and that'll keep things in order.
We have called this weekly effort the news letter, it is really half newsletter and half Blog; Blog is portmanteau of web log. Please also use it as forum for model flying
F3J European Championship 19th - 26th August this can be followed at http://www.trnavaf3j.sk/index_en.html
WEATHER CONDITIONS (CLIMATE):
Uncle Sydney's Gossip column http://mstr.f3b.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1115&Itemid=1
Mail from the North
I haven't done too much flying since moving to Malvern, but here's a few photos of the AldiJ and hills from last night (after it stopped raining).
The lift up here is sooo smooth and even with the lightest of winds seems pretty consistent. Too easy really apart from landings which is just down to me and lack of practice.
We get the flying pillow cases up here but they tend to be a very long way off...
I haven't worked out yet what these guys up here do when the wind swings around to South yet, but the 2 hills on the North side cover wind directions from SSW to SSE.
Its about a 15-20 min walk from where you park the cars to the hills up a good path which gets the heart pumping, certainly not as easy as Frocester (we are spoilt in Stroud.)
See you all soon
Mark has ask to visit the Malvern Hills, The East facing slope is something special well worth the drive and walk.
Turbine powered glider on UTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf1qSfIutfM
The low inverted pass suggests it's Ali Mashinchy’s 6 metere ASK21
we have every intention of proceeding with the Woodspring Wings E-fly on
Sunday 19th August 2007, I must issue a warning to all those intending to
Aug 18-19 Greenacres MAC Electric Fun Fly
Camping by Arrangement. Walsall Airport, West Midlands. Contact Chris Moseley on 01922 726187 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sid Lines on 01922 448873 or email@example.com or see www.greenacresmac.com
August 17,18 &19TH
August 18th & 19th AMRC
Aug 25-26-27 BMFA British
National Championships Radio Control Control
Barkston Heath, Nr Grantham. Contact BMFA on 0116 2440028 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Much Marcle 1st-2nd
Model Flying Week at
Berrow. Models of jets,
Once again in th includes:
Spot the error
Indoor Flying at Bristol
Grammar School post code BS8 1SR map
carry bags - £250 ono
carry bags - £250 ono
Rico-SHE foamie 60” pylon racer complete with servos, Mini Rx, Xtal
& Battery £65 ono
strong slope lift with some strong thermals at Frocester
Wednesday at Selsley, a great day for scale flying average slope lift with some powerful thermals. Bryan's ASK18 and Alan's K8 needed dethermalling several times. Many of of the paragliders got away for some cross-country. The lift went very smooth and lighter in the evening , by 9.00PM there was just enough lift for my Pegase. Mick's Highlight unlimited flew well late evening, a very nice model for light lift.
Thursday at Selsley , a more relaxed day with weaker thermals and smoother slope lift
Photos Alan's K8 and Richard's Scale model more photos at http://www.ebley.plus.com/limbo/?M=D dated 08 - Aug
|Friday at Frocester
A day of light lift with some smooth thermals. I flew 1/4 scale, this was challenging as I needed to cruise round looking for lift. Andy flew his Salome HLG (seen in the photos) and Calypso
|Mike's Fantic with the fan removed, in colours too loud for Sunday morning||Peter after landing gently on top of the Bracken. Landing at Frocester is very safe at this time of year if you can miss the trees during the approach|
|Sunday morning started at Haresfield then on
to Frocester as the wind went westerly. Ade's Dragon went very fast in
the strong lift late morning.
Only one scale models and no PSS,