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Found on Selsley, a pair of pliers with burnt grips

Free to good or bad home
damaged 1/4 scale Discus fuselage

Gloucester model flying Club
There have been some rumours going around as to the future of the club to clarify things please read. Letter to members July 2007 
Sorry that new web pages have been a bit thin of late but events and weather have somewhat conspired against me during the past two months.
Despite promises from hosting company still having problems with pictures, managed to add text but pictures???????

Aeromodel Weekend Date: 21/07/2007

21/22 July
Model Flying Weekend OLD WARDEN
ModelAir Scale Weekend
All disciplines of scale flying models welcome - RC FF and CL - 10kg limit weight for RC, must have current BMFA ‘B’ certificate. All fliers must have BMFA insurance. Best Scale Model Trophy competition on Sunday, plus many other informal comps. Come and experience the unique atmosphere at Old Warden.
Contact: Mike 01526 323 191 or 0777566 2955.

Jul 28-29 Haverfordwest Model Show
Scolton Manor, Nr Haverfordwest, South West Wales, SA62. Contact Reg Strudley on 01437 767800 day or 01834 861836 eve or Derek Minchin on 07775 676811 or or see

Aug 11-12 North Cotswold MAC Fly In
Camping on Site. Far Heath Farm, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. GL56. Contact Harold Herbert on 01608 651335 or

Sunday 19th August  Woodspring E-Fly 2007 THE ALL ELECTRIC DAY


August 17,18 &19TH
Thornbury model Exhibition Post Code is BS35 3JB (recommended Phil & Mike)
If you've been before we hope to see you back again this year, if you haven't yet visited our show, then please come and see what "Model Engineer" magazine described as the "Superb Bristol Show"

Aug 25-26-27      BMFA British National Championships Radio Control    Control Line     Scale
iggest Model Flying Event in the WORLD

Scale - F4B, F4C, R/C Clubman, R/C Open, F/F Power, Rubber, CO2/Electric.
Radio Control - Aerobatics, Pylon Racing, Helicopter (Team Trials Event), Fun Fly, ALL CLASSES
Control Line - Speed, Aerobatics, Team Racing, Combat, Carrier, Vintage, ALL CLASSES EXCEPT ‘B’ TEAM RACE. Team Selection Event for F2 Classes.

SUNDAY ONLY - Giant Swapmeet 
Barkston Heath, Nr Grantham. Contact BMFA on 0116 2440028 or

Much Marcle 1st-2nd September
A great show with donations of the funds made given to local charities. A great way to end the show flying year. Sponsored by Herefordshire MAC at their flying field just off the A449. A map and accommodation details are available here. postcode HR8 2LX  Multimap



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Video Description 5-12-07, Monument Valley, Utah. Steve Jones collides with a pylon after briefly glancing at his manifold pressure gauge. He flew right over us after the collision, luckily making it out in one piece. He said he felt a surge in his propeller, and glanced down to make sure everything was OK, only to lose his direction and strike the pylon.

I've been busy at Nympsfield repairing this plane.........lucky to be alive wouldn't you say. It's an Edge..and the pilot is Steve Jones
all the best

When are we going to see you and one of your nice scale jobs?

Wednesday at at Selsley, a very good day, plenty of lift with the wind just a little too strong for the paragliders. Alan flew his K8 to a great height. Everything flew well in the strong lift except Mick's zagi, which refused to get past the turbulent bit

Photos Brian's ASK18 and Peter with a scale model. more photos at

Saturday I went to Cosford Airshow A good show with lots of trade stands. Jets are becoming very popular and an increase in large electric powered models. The Show had a good mix of models including a Vulcan, passenger jet, airtows, Ali's turbine powered glider and vintage models. One problem was the entrance queue cause by the ticket salesmen having a long chat with each driver. If you go next year you may be able to take a short cut down Long lane.
 I had trouble getting photos, most came out as black blobs on a white background, the display was to the south making most shots  contra-jour, combined with a long lens and camera shake made it really hard.

P-160 powered Airworld Panther

Another shot with the gear down and cockpit open 

 Cosford Photo
Al Machinhcy's new Airworld Panther. This model built by Steve Bishop and Painted by Ray Habgood is now one of Ali's more prestigious models. Built from a stock Air world kit this model features the full scale cockpit set, sliding canopy, Full sequenced gear doors, 4 huge flaps , wheel brakes and the most stunning rugged retract set ever

Steve's model of Grosvenor House. The full-size is in the Shuttleworth Collection. It has been  restored to flying condition and flew on May 17th 1987. The restoration took 13 years and cost approximately £7m. 

  • Span: 22ft Length: 14 ft 6in Height: 5ft Engines: two Zenoah Z74 twins with trumpets. Each has a 1 1/2 litre tank.

  • Props: Menz 26x8 turning at 6300rpm. Weight: 150 lb

More photos at    use key F11 to view full screen

Saturday at Frocester
Where was everybody on Saturday afternoon? Cosford?
Frocester was at it’s very best. Gary from Redditch with a Multiplex Lucky, Mr ‘X’ from Bristol with a Banshee and me with my Phase 6 Pro., ProdiJ and MiraJ. The lift was really good, in the blazing sunshine.
The ‘Gulp Man’ turned up at 5 p.m. as I was leaving after a perfect afternoon’s flying.
Well you all know what today, Sunday is like...Ugh....Is it really July?

Sunday at Rodborough, a northeasterly wind with the clouds coming from southeast giving very poor lift, then rain at 11.00 o'clock