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   Notice of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the South Cotswold Soaring Association which will be held in the Bear Hotel at Rodborough on WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER 2007 at 8:00pm.  

Please note that the above date is one week earlier than the normal date for SCSA meetings of the 3rd Wednesday in the month. 


1.      Apologies for absence

2.      Minutes of the 2006 AGM

3.      Matters arising from the above minutes

4.      Chairman's Report

5.      Membership Secretary's Report

6.      Treasurer's Report

7.      Subscription Fees for 2008

8.      National Trust Donation for 2008

9.      Safety on the slopes

10. Competition awards for 2007?

11. Election of Club officers for 2008

12. A.O.B.         

The Committee encourages all the Club members to attend the meeting where each can air his views and help in the election of the new officers or come and be a new officer etc. 

Remember that the Third Party Insurance and Club membership expires on 31st December 2007, so come along, if only to renew your Club membership.  

For and on behalf of the S.C.S.A. Committee

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SCSA club meeting 12th December 8.00PM at the Bear Rodborough. AGM and Quiz,  we will need to elect a new chairman and secretary . 
Please note this will be the second Wednesday, not the third


Indoor Flying at Bristol  Grammar School  post code BS8 1SR map
 starts 21st September 8-30 to 10PM every week with one missing, please check

BMFA event list for November 


Electric bit

This is the smallest of the Hacker motors fitted to one of my indoor models, it come with a fibreglass depron mounting and built in prop saver.
It prop hangs this 4 oz model drawing 2.5 amps from a 2 cell 450 Ma li-poly spinning a GWS 6 x 3 direct drive prop at 9,000 RPM , full throttle takes it  to 11,000 RPM with a calculated thrust of 6 oz and draws 4 amps.
I tried a 7 x 4 prop but found the 6 inch easier on the small battery.
The RPM per volt is a little high for prop hanging, I am going to change it to a park 250 E-flight rated at 1750 RPM/V

2320Kv (RPM/V)
15g (0.55oz)
4A continuous, 6A burst
Recommended prop APC 7x4 

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Thursday at Selsley, lots of blue sky and lift; where were you? photo by Guy

CB's bi-plane

Electric control line

Another good indoor session at Gloucester. Mike flew two of his two home brews, CB has mastered a great spin with the power on where the model spins at the same height. I have designed a new model with the same side area as wing, where the side should have the same centre of lift as the main wing, it just needs a bit of fine tuning with a pair of scissors to balance it, as it is tail heavy in KE . 

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