Phil's news letter 30/01/2012

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We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new venue for our SCSA meetings.
Doug Garland and I have agreed, with the Bristol and Gloucester Gliding Club (BGGC) at Nympsfield, that we can run our Winter meetings in their building and use their bar too.

We are proposing to meet there on Wednesday 15th February at 8pm and for members to bring along any interesting models or building project for all to see

We  decided not to run the "Paper Aeroplane" competition on our first meeting,
before we have got to know the BGGC, in case they think we are trivialising the proceedings, but we do intend to run the "Paper Aeroplane" competition maybe in March.
So please come along in February and show your support for the new venue.
Directions to the meeting are shown on the following link:


We have had 19 replies to the SCSA survey that we emailed out earlier this week,
thanks to all who have submitted it.
The survey will be closed off on Wednesday 1st Feb, so if you still have not submitted your opinion, please do so soon, here is the link again:  

Photos and report of last week's pylon race


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Boxing day Pylon race 9.30 for 10.00AM start, on the appropriate local slope


There will be 4 club flying events in the summer, these may be slope of flat field depending on the weather
non members are welcome to join in

16th May

7.00 pm

TBA slope or Minchinhampton - club  flying  

20th June

7.00 pm

TBA slope or Minchinhampton - club  flying 

18th July

7.00 pm

TBA slope or Minchinhampton - club  flying 

15th August

7.00 pm

TBA slope or Minchinhampton - club  flying 

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Malvern SA News

NEIL JONES. We congratulate MSA member Neil Jones in topping the series of trial events to select

the British team to the 2012 F3J World Championships which are going to be held in Johannesburg

South Africa. The proposed dates are 6-10th August 2012. We congratulate Neil and wish him


We were unable to fly Sunday's comp due to fog, my Ava at about 100ft

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Fees for 2012  
12 for seniors 

News letter October 2011  



Friday 27th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
Thursday 2nd Club night Jean Simon room, Colwall Village Hall
Friday 17th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
Sunday 19th Slope 1 − Loops and Landings, start 10:30 am Malverns − Table Hill area
Thursday 1st Auction: Doors Open 7:30 pm, Auction starts 8:15 pm. Colwall Village Hall
Sunday 4th Thermal 1 − 3 Flight Aggregate, start 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
Friday 9th Indoor Flying Elms School
Sunday 18th Thermal 2 − BARCS Rules, 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
Friday 23rd Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School

Cotswold slopers

new Photos  added 7/12/2011

A pylon race will be arranged for March the second sunday, on a slope near to Stroud

This will be for foam models without a hard covering, 

Cotswold Slopers compass
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Gloucester MFC News

Adverts from the Gloucester site will be removed after 2 months, please ask for an extension if not sold

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The  blog is still going strong, see January's 

Indoor flying at Bentham; every Saturday 6.00 - 8.00PM Indoor flying will continue every Saturday until the 31st March

Slope Flying  

Me and Sqeela flew on Selsley in the afternoon, Sqeela's Mini Blade flew  well early afternoon,  my experienced Pro liked the lighter condition later in the afternoon, but failed to spec out, I think the lunch time rain spoilt the thermal lift, the afternoon sun not strong enough to warm up the ground
The Para glider in the photo landed out


see video 

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A steady breeze at Frocester
We flew at Frocester, some rain, sleet and hail, but still better than working

both strong and light lift at Frocester

I flew on Minchinhampton, and failed to find much lift

Below the flight log for my Supra, it shows I found lift and failed to make good use of it'

A height limiter was used set to 150 metres

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I went to Upton  in the morning and Minch in the afternoon, low cloud stopped me getting to the 150 metres my cut-out was set to.

My flight log shows there was weak lift  again, there was about 1 MPH of wind coming up the gentle slope, that helped the times and some marginal lift, I had to descend quickly to start with as visibility was poor.

The device is a RAM3 logger

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More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

newly listed items

For sale a 62" Rainbow 
with 4 Futba servos air frame only. excellent condition
Phone Don on 01452 531955


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Raptor 50

Airframe, with OS50 Hyper,

Futaba Servos, Remote Glow, Align Flight battery 2200

190 ono

Contact Chris

Tel: 07872 957360



ROBBE ASW24 with airbrakes, retract, aerotow release and all servos. The glider has only ever been hand launched to check the trim, so is in new condition.

Wing span 3.5m; Length 1.54m; Weight 3500g
Servos - Aileron 2, Elevator 1, Rudder 1, Air brake 1, Retract Wheel 1 and Aerotow release 1. No receiver. It was built for the Fleet radio system but I understand that a Futaba Tx will work. The fuselage is moulded HD plastic of some kind. The wings are veneered foam as is the tailplane. It is in good order but will need to be checked over. A snip at my asking price of 150

Contact: Chris White, 01544 260146,


Parkzone Cub,Multiplex Cockpit SX synthesized transmitter, complete with instructions and charger. This Tx is fully synthesized, so no Rx crystals required. 12 model memory. All the usual mixers. All in good condition,
used with gliders only. 65

Contact: Barry O'Hara 01905 421 264

Parkzone Cub. T.Rex 600N Pro, 35 meg Receivers, Radian Pro Electric Glider, RX-6-DR light M-LINK 2.4 GHz rreceivers. , 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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