Phil's news letter 09/04/2012

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The Snowbird Human-Powered Ornithopter was designed and constructed by a team of students from the University of Toronto. On August 2nd 2010 it sustained both altitude and airspeed for 19.3 seconds, becoming the world's first successful human-powered ornithopter. Music by Nicholas Martel and Daniel Gauthier. Visit 

Oven and cooker repairs Gloucester

Malvern SA News 



Distance comp at Upton

Steve Hannon won the distance comp, I was second, John Freeman 3rd

Me and Steve were lucky getting good thermal lift in the last round

Photos: an AVA and Barry's Bird of Time

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Friday 6th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
Sunday 15th Thermal 3 − Progressive Times, 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
Friday 20th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] (last of the winter series) Elms School


Cotswold slopers
Photo page updated 29/03/2012 


Cotswold Slopers compass
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Gloucester MFC News


See Blog  

Indoor flying at Bentham  has now finished, it will be back in the Autumn 

Sunday April 1st 

Spring BBQ Sunday April 29th.
Also Control Line Carrier Flying and competition.
Normal flying as usual as the carrier will be well out of the normal flying area


Next Club Meeting
The next Club meeting is on Wed 18th April at the BGGC  

Slope Flying  


Strong thermal lift at Selsley with poor slope lift, we landed out a few times before making contact with  lift

A flight log from Guy's Windstar, we got this model 300 feet higher than my Experienced Pro

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There was light slope lift and some smooth but not exciting thermal lift on Lesley today
I only got over 1K once and it was a very slow climb taking over 5 minutes
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Photo: Nck's Scimitar 

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Thursday at Selsley 

A strong wind but not a great deal of lift, three of the para gliders got away and a few landed out when the lift faded


Photo: Peter's Charisma, Tim's Blade and my Star

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Lift was variable Friday afternoon

Guy's Windstar at Selsley, a very nice model to fly, it would make nice trainer


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A cold miserable day, I flew at cam Long Down


Light winds and some very strong lift, I specked out my AVA twice, it took ages to dethermal it

More photos at;O=D 

For sale

There are 10 quality gliders on the BMFA site 

Newly listed items 

Just wondered if anybody would be interested in buying my Parkzone Radian?
It is as new and hasn't been flown.  Comes complete with box, battery, charger, instructions, etc.
BNF so all you will need is your own transmitter to fly.
Looking for 80.
Pick-up from Upton-upon-Severn

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Many thanks


Futaba TC7 2.4Ghz Transmitter in very good condition, only selling due to an upgrade of a new trany 95 . Also Spectrum 6 Channel carbon fuz receiver brand new never used contact Dave Martin on 07794583066 or email


 35 meg Receivers,, ,  35MHz receiver,  325mm heli blades,   Crystals

 For Sale Page 

Some Events 12th-13th 2012

Apr 8-9 SAM 35 Gala and SAM 1066 Vintage Meeting

Inc. SAM 35 Vintage Power Duration. Middle Wallop, Nr Andover. Contact Bill Longley on 01258 488833 or

May 19th          Blackbushe Model Air Show  Blackbushe

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