Phil's news letter 05/03/2012

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A foamy pylon race is arranged for March 11th the second Sunday, on a slope near to Stroud

please arrive 9.30 for a 10.00AM start

phone  Bryan from 8.30AM on the day of the race 07790679940


I have just had it confirmed from a committee Member from the White Sheet Club that the scale event, that many of us are intending to attend is on

SUNDAY 11th MARCH and not the 10th of March as previously stated.

The confusion seems to have occurred by some links going to an old Homepage of White Sheet club. The one to use is :     or


Alan Alderwick

At The Malvern Auction I bought a 'Simply the Best' HLG; about 10 years ago before SAL this was the top model .

I started looking at what motors were being used and found this on 

The Largest Silent Flight competitions in England.

Open Class Glider
1st Place - Chris Bishop flying his FVK GRAPHITE

1st Place - Chris Bishop flying his FVK GRAPHITE

We congratulate Chris on his outstanding results.


Malvern SA News    

The annual MSA auction was well attended and successfully held on Thursday night with 86 lots sold for a total of 804.50

News letter January




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
Photo page updated 


Cotswold Slopers compass
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Hello SCSA member.

We have a couple of thing arranged for March.

We are holding another foamy (ie soft leading edge and fuselage ) pylon race on Sunday 11th March, 9:30am for a 10 o'clock start, on the windward slope on the day. Ade Mesbah has agreed to run the comp. We need flyers and helpers please to make the flagging more manageable. We had a great turn out in January so please
turn up and support your club again.
On 11th March my mobile will be switched on from about 8:30am ie. when I get out
to the windward slope if anybody wants to know which slope we are going to be
on. 07790679940.

Following a successful inaugural meeting in February at our new meeting venue (the BGGC building at Nympsfield) we have decided to meet there again on March 21st at 8:00pm and hold the Annual Paper Aeroplane competition. Please come along and have some fun competing for the longest flight in a knock-out
competition. We will supply RTF kits to all attendees. ( Ready to Fold, A4 sheets of paper)
We are also going to draw the current club raffle which is an Electro-Junior complete with motor and speed controller. I saw Mike flying one last week and it really flies well and floats about too.

Bryan Tucker

Gloucester MFC News


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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 24th March  

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Sunday April 1st will be the first of the themed days and as it's All Fools Day we will be starting with anything silly, daft, unusual, weird or just total insane . I'm sure the weird imagination of our members will come up with something unusual.

Slope Flying  



A gloomy, misty afternoon at Frocester, though the murk did gradually retreat and you could see CLD all the time. I was there with Phil and Alan, the latter flying his recently repaired Bird of Time.
It's a graceful sailplane and of course very distinctive in appearance.

The lift was gentle and smooth but altitude had to be limited in case the model disappeared in the mist.


A good afternoon on Minchinhampton, the cloud cover disappeared to give a sunny afternoon with a light southerly wind
Peter's Mustang looked great and the retract system worked
I set up my Supra to go up a bungee and hope it go up a winch OK, it stalled on the line at first and I added some down elevator mix to the launch flap

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A quite afternoon at Rodborough with enough lift to stay up, we needed to work the thermals to get any height

Photos: Andy's and Pete's Eliminators

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Strong lift at Frocester

Photos: John's Bluto and Tim's Blade

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A  cold breeze on Selsley, very cold

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Mar 3 BMFA 60 Foamie Slope Racing League 1

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