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Sukoi SU-30, this has to be one of the most amazing clips I have ever seen. Note the angle of the airflow indicated by the smoke generators. This is "shocky" type flying by a large jet fighter. Thanks to John Stanswood for this link.
Chris Bishop

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Indoor Flying, details click here see map Gloucester Model flying club. Saturday 11th  and 25th March 2007. 6.00pm until 8.00pm
report of last meeting  These are the last  two meetings of the winter season. 

March  8th  Malvern SA Auction
7.15 on. Colwall Village Hall, B4218, East of Ledbury. Contact Nick Neve on 01684 561160 or or see 

Mar 16 Three Shires MFC Swapmeet
7 pm on. Dudley & Kingswinford Rugby Club, DY6 0AW. Contact 07963 777841 or

Mar 31-Apr 1      South Wales Model and Craft Show
Bridgend recreation Centre, Bridgend, CF1 4AH. Contact Barry King on 01656 661338 or or see 

March 16th  Three Shires MFC Swapmeet 7 pm on. Dudley & Kingswinford Rugby Club, DY6 0AW. Contact 07963 777841 or
Telephone: +44 (0) 1903 765496 / 752866 or 07000 AMERANG Fax: +44 (0) 1903 765178 / 753643

April 14th West Mendip SA Open Glider Cross Country Event
Crook Peak, Nr Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Contact Graham Tolhurst on 07973 163490 or or see



I have been on ebay again, this time I bought a tacho, only 4.99 but 11 postage. At first it read twice the speed but I have cured this by cutting one blade off my props. link  or link2
Very easy to use Just point at the prop and push the button.
  • Range:                             2.5 - 99,999 RPM
  • Distance:                       50 to 500 mm 
  • Resolution:                        0.1 RPM (2.5 to 999.9 RPM), 1 RPM (>1,000 RPM)
  • Accuracy:                          (0.05%+1d)
  • Sampling time:                    0.5 second (over 120 RPM)
  • Range selection:                 Automatic
  • Laser diode output power:  3 mW MAX. class II

I hope to get some use out of this when my eyes recover from looking down the business end


Monday was a great day on Selsley (except for Chris) John Williams flew his 6 metre Nimbus 4 , good lift all day with the wind strong enough to keep the paragliders on the ground. 

Photo Chris's Phase6 scores one hundred and eighty, the  reason is not know


Don's BAE Hawk flying at Haresfield Friday afternoon.

Strong lift as usual on this slope, the rain arrived at 4.30 PM

Saturday was nice day at Frocester, not too cold and plenty of lift. the low afternoon sun was a hazard, the lift in the bowl varied


  • Len launching Peter's Ash26 
  • Ash26 
  • Ian's Mininch

more photos at   and 

Sunday, good lift with the wind coming straight down the valley, followed  too soon by the rain which persisted down sending everybody home early