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You may be interested in this as it has an x15 in it. A must watch until the end


Photos and report of last week's pylon race


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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

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

Membership application form

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

numbers were down to 16 for Saturday's indoor at Bentham because of the snow, we only had about 2 inches

Photo: a Quadrocopter 

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A very poor week for slope flying, I could not face the strong easterly winds

Slope Flying  





Minchinhampton was good this afternoon, the wind was light with plenty of lift
The AVAs went well finding lift in most of the time, thermal lift was light but smooth, I only got above 1000ft once
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Strong lift at Haresfield, there were a few small snow flakes blowing about as I left mid afternoon


I took my AVA to Lesley in the afternoon and failed to find lift, there was enough slope lift to stay airborne, but the thermals were so weak I only reached 90ft


Photos: my tedious AVA  flight and Tim's Easy Glider

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More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

newly listed items

Turnigy 2627 brushless 300 size helicopter motor 4200 kv.

26mm X 28mm, 41 mm with shaft.
Weight 39g, 2.3mm shaft.
Voltage 2-3 cells Max 22A power 300 watts.
Could be used with APC 4.1x4.5 prop.


Chris B. 07799 338517


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


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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,


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

  35 meg Receivers, Radian Pro Electric Glider, ,  35MHz receiver,  325mm heli blades,   Crystals

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Some Events  

Mar 3 BMFA 60 Foamie Slope Racing League 1

South Wales. Contact Ronnie Lampe on 07977 501195 or


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