Phil's news letter 13/02/2012

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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:   March

Photos and report of last week's pylon race


Membership form This will add you to the SCSA mailing list, use the link at the top if you are not on my News letter list


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

Malcolm was the winner of the Electric thermal comp

Fees for 2012  
12 for seniors 

News letter January  



Friday 27th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
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

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

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

Slope Flying  


A very poor afternoon on Minchinhampton, overcast with drizzle but only a light breeze and not too cold.
Peter's Mustang had retract trouble and the motor fell off his Yak
The low cloud made it hard to see my Supra

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Below a flight log. not a trace of lift, a sink rate of 1.26 feet per second

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A good afternoon at Minchinhampton, I was pleased to find lift at 80ft late afternoon
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I flew at Upton in the morning and Selsley in the afternoon, The lift was very light 

More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

newly listed items

Multiplex Gemini.

Multiplex Gemini complete with servos, electric motor, speed controller and 35 MHz receiver. Fully aerobatic, fast and small enough to fit in a small car in one piece.


Contact; Ian wheeler on 07867303163.


Spektrum DX7 EU.

Almost brand new used once only.
Comes with charger and Spektrum 1500 mah 9.6 v battery.


Contact; Ian wheeler on 07867303163.


Futaba Dual Conversion Receiver

Futaba 35 MHz 9 channel professional Dual Conversion Receiver. Full working order.


Ring Ian wheeler on 07867303163.


Thunder Tigre 42.

Brand new Thunder Tigre 42 nitro engine.
Needs carburettor.


 Ring Ian wheeler on 07867303163.



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

 For Sale Page 

Some Events  

Mar 3 BMFA 60 Foamie Slope Racing League 1

South Wales. Contact Ronnie Lampe on 07977 501195 or


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