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last week I wrongly had Gordon down as the builder of the http://phil.flyquiet.co.uk/news/feb1-tension.jpg model. It was made by Tim the money
The club web site has a new host, if you find a broken link, please email me if it is not corrected within a couple of days.
up a discussion forum on my website, www.flying4dummies.co.uk
Indoor flying Video clip http://www.teambanana.co.uk/indoorpylon.wmv
Feb 18th North Staffs MAC Swapmeet and Fly In
Mar 8 Malvern SA Auction
Mar 16 Three Shires MFC Swapmeet
March 16th Three Shires MFC Swapmeet 7
pm on. Dudley & Kingswinford Rugby Club, DY6 0AW. Contact 07963
777841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale 12.02/2006
PSS tough EPP foam kit of the F-20 Tigershark jet, from Canterbury Sailplanes in New Zealand.
Some of the component parts have already been assembled to a very high standard with one standard servo installed within the fuselage for the elevator, as per the instructions and the kit is complete with its box, linkages, rolls of red and white vinyl tape tape, roll of reinforcing tape and decal set. (I in fact already own a built example, which I would be willing to show anyone interested, although I am not prepared to sell because it flies superbly!).
Although this very popular EPP kit now retails at $177NZ + $35NZ postage and packing to Europe, which works out at £74 at current exchange rates (see their website at: www.canterburysailplanes.co.nz I would be prepared to accept £45 for my kit, (which isn't that much more than a new Zagi kit - and you don't get a roll of reinforcing tape with a Zagi kit either!).
Club members are welcome to phone me at home in the evenings. Otherwise you can phone or text me on my mobile almost anytime on: 07980 998599.
V best wishes
I bought these drug dealer scales recently, very
useful for mixing Araldite and making light weight depron models.
Weighing modes: g/oz/dwt/ct
Tare range: Tare full capacity
Maximum overload: 1g
Overload indication: EEEE
Auto off (default): 30 seconds off
Optimum temperature range: 10-30/C
Display : LCD 5 1/2 digits
Power requirements: 2 x AAA
Low battery indicator: Yes
Platform material: Plastic
Standard accessories: batteries & manual
Net weight (approx): 140g
|Wednesday at Selsley
blue skies, sunshine and a N/NW breeze produced widespread and smooth
lift. Unfortunately it appealed to the paragliders too and as usual
one drifted left, into ‘our agreed airspace’, from time to time.
I, like some others, find it difficult to watch both model and
paraglider simultaneously. Phil had gone home to collect his Nyx wings
and was not there to chase them away!
wind strengthened and moved towards the West, producing lumps and
bumps, just in time for Andy to arrive with his ‘experimental
plank’. He bagged the wing himself and the carbon fibre stiffening
to wing and ailerons can be clearly seen. (A coat of paint Andy?).
Den flew his ASW27
beautifully in the lift and even Alan’s Tuccanno stayed up well.
Later his Xit was almost out of sight whilst my MiraJ enjoyed the
conditions, managing just, to avoid the errant paraglider.
Photo Den's ASW29b
extended lunch hour was over but the plank seemed to be flying well as
I left. Phil flew his ‘new’ Zagi and later the Nyx, by which time
the paragliders had called it a day.
Photo Guy's MiriJ
missed the ‘catch’ landing with full crow but from the photo it
looks impressive and the cameraman caught it just right – unless
this was a set up for the camera? With the awful ‘something east’, forecast for the
weekend, I was glad to have enjoyed a couple of hours in the early
More images on the photo page including a sunset. The lift went smooth once the wind finished backing
|Sunday at Rodborough.
A relaxed morning of flying in the light breeze, just enough lift to keep a Zagi in the air. I flew my new all EPP 5C Zagi and I am very pleased with it, it thermals loops, bunts and flies inverted with ease. Michael looked happy with his SAL Highlight, the light thermal condition ideal for it.
Andy's light weight 60 inch
Peter's 134 Eliminator