Phil's news letter 12/12/11
You should check this out ... Quadcopters arenít new but I havenít seen anyone fly them like this!
Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic
Ocean, Air France 447's flight-data recorders finally turned up. The revelations
from the pilot transcript paint a surprising picture of chaos in the cockpit,
and confusion between the pilots that led to the crash.
A very sobering account:
Fees for 2012 £12 for seniors
News letter October 2011
The Malvern AGM
Nick retired as chairman after a long
Hob, Cooker and oven repairs in Stroud, Dursley and Gloucester
Nick was awarded an Honorary life membership of the MSA at lthe AGM
Photos: Nick hands the out the trophies: Mike the E soaring cup, me the slope trophy and Steve thermal and overhaul Champion
Questions were again asked about the raffle draw , next year a team of international adjudicators will be used to oversee it
Gloucester MFC News
Fees for 2012 a £10 increase to £60
Indoor flying at Bentham; every Saturday 6.00 - 8.00PM
There were 29 flyers at the indoor session,
heli video http://youtu.be/fvaXzHger-4
17th Dec Christmas draw
Prizes list includes:
E-flite Blade MCPx micro heli,
A Cold afternoon at Frocester
I had good and bad luck with my own landings with the Acacia at Frocester today. A few decent crow landings on the normal LZ, then I dared to experiment... since it was reasonably smooth lift (although it went up and down quite a bit through the afternoon) and also well off to the West (right) I tried a completely new approach.
I came round well to the left, quite high but in front of the back trees where it gets very turbulent. Then using crow braking I dropped in round the back of the small tree on the front of the slope and slid to a stop at the slope edge near the normal launch position. You couldn't use it if any walkers were about, but it wasn't half as tricky as I thought it would be.
Only me and Pete were there then and he was busy flying. I was gutted that nobody had seen my spectacular new landing technique.. but luckily a minute later Phil and Guy turned up and Phil had seen it all
I did it again later on, hopefully Phil will post the video of it later on. It was a nice gentle landing and yet the nose fell off...again!! I really thought
Pete had his M60 there shooting about, Guy seems to be in love with his Weasel at the moment and Phil was flying a camera. Oh, and somehow getting a wing up to incredible heights when everybody else was struggling to stay up at all. Just for a change.
A cold afternoon on Selsley,
Photo: Bryan's Magister
I flew on Minchinhampton common in the afternoon and failed to find any lift
Haresfield f-f-f-freezing, we could old fly for short periods
Since nobody else has piped up... it turned out nice again!
Barry was there when I arrived. Lift was OK, occasionally good, but it was cold and overcast. As the day went on, the clouds cleared and the lift improved steadily - we had some good flights, especially once the paragliders cleared off and when there weren't any low full-size gliders crossing overhead.
Roger/Richard(?) came along with his super-fast Bird and showed us all up with his flying, then finally Phil and Eyeboy strolled up. Phil wasn't sure what the blowy air thing was all about but decided to fly anyway - I think he quite liked it. Eyeboy dithered about which planes to fly and flew his Hawk, as usual
I left then as I'd run out of batteries in the Acacia (2300mAh) and the Weasel (900mAh) - without breaking either of them!
The Acacia eats batteries with it's six digi servos - I'm tempted to put a LiFe pack in instead which should cope with the current needs better - anyone tried it? All my servos and the rx can cope with the <6.8V it puts out (similar to a 5 cell '6V' NiMH pack).
On the way out me and Guy who had just arrived noticed that Phils van seemed to be leaving a substantial trail of (possibly) diesel behind it - hope that got sorted out alright.
All-in-all, a good day. Except maybe for Phil. And for me who went Christmas shopping in Stroud, which turned out to be a bit hopeless.
A nice breeze at Frocester and a poor turnout
Photos: Mick's Fox and Mike's ASW27
newly listed items25/11/11
Futaba 5 channel
Futaba 8 channel dual conversion
GWS 8 channel dual conversion
GWS 8 channel
Multiplex 8 channel
Corona 6 channel micro
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receivers. , CML RAPIER 250.
JR PCM9X transmitter, Spektrum AR6100, 67" Scale Piper Cub , 68" sport model, Super
GRONE 236 mcpx ,DSX9, , 40 size low wing trainer, Kyosho
Calmato, , Twister Storm Hel, Top , AXI motor AR6100e, Vibe50 heli, 2.4 TX,
35MHz receiver, 325mm heli blades, Crystals
receivers. , CML RAPIER 250. JR PCM9X transmitter, Spektrum AR6100, 67" Scale Piper Cub , 68" sport model, Super GRONE 236 mcpx ,DSX9, , 40 size low wing trainer, Kyosho Calmato, , Twister Storm Hel, Top , AXI motor AR6100e, Vibe50 heli, 2.4 TX, 35MHz receiver, 325mm heli blades, Crystals
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SCSA Club Meeting
14th December SCSA AGM 8.00PM at the Bear of Rodborough. The AGM will be followed by a quiz organized by Doug Garland. Your 3rd party insurance expires on 31st December. Please attend, join the committee, pay up and enjoy the quiz.
Note this meeting is the 2nd Wednesday in December NOT the 3rd Wednesday.