Phil's news letter 23/04/2012

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Malvern SA News 



 comp at Upton  

The comp at Upton did not go well.
We all struggled to find lift, none of the slots were flown out
Barry broke his model on the winch, me and John broke our winches and Steve hit an overhead cable.
Mike and John survived to take 1st and 2nd

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Friday 6th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
Sunday 22nd 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
May Sunday 6th E Soaring 2 − Mass Launch, start 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
May Sunday 20th Slope 2 − X− country, start 10:30 am Malverns − Table Hill area

Cotswold slopers
Photo page updated 14/04/2012 

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Cotswold Slopers compass
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Tony was reunited with his Ferret, this has been stuck up a tree for months and was rescued by Ian a para glider

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Gloucester MFC News

See Blog 

Sunday April 29th. Spring BBQ all your usual favourites cooked fresh on the clubs state of the art half oil drum.
Also Control Line Carrier Flying and competition.
Normal flying as usual as the carrier will be well out of the normal flying area


13th May foamy pylon race, on the local slope

An evening of full sized glider flying will be arranged with reduced rates, this will take place in May or June
Please let Bryan know if you wish to take part, 

Next Club Meeting
The next Club meeting is on Wed 16th May 7.00PM,  a club flying session and fun comp, on the slope if  windy or Minchinhampton Common if the wind is light. This will be published here at 6.00PM on   Monday 14th

Gloucester oven repairs

Cooker and oven repairs in Stroud and Gloucester

Slope Flying  


Smooth lift at Haresfield with better lift on the small slope
Wayne a paraglider spotted Tony's Ferret up a tree where it had been there several months, another Ian paraglider climbed the tree and knocked it to another tree, climbed that and got the model down:



 Selsley some very strong thermal lift


A steady breeze on Selsley


Selsley a strong breeze with frequent showers


Selsley was not nice, very turbulent, Tim's Blade was going very fast


More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

Newly listed items 

Dave Patrick Ultimate 120

Complete with YS140F and Hitec servos.

250.00 ono

Contact Geoff 07799 198898


3M Blenderm Tape

Great for hinges on foamies and other modelling uses.
Three widths available.

1/2" (1.23 cm) wide 5 yards (4.5 meters) 1.00 each.
1" (2.5 cm) wide  5 yards (4.5 meters) 2.00 each.
2" (5 cm) wide 5 yards (4.5 meters) 4.00 each.

Contact Chris B. 07799 338517


 MVVS Petrol 26cc, RCV 91 4 stroke , OS 72 4 stroke, TX 2.4ghz,    Laser 100 4 stroke. Laser 70 4 stroke, Irvine 61 (Red head) 2 stroke  SC 180 AR 2 stroke. servo plug crimp pliers, 35 meg Receivers,, ,  325mm heli blades,   Crystals

 For Sale Page 

Some Events  

Also BARCS League Event. Hawling, Nr Cheltenham, Glos. Contact Martin Bell on or Mike Proctor on or see


May 13th South Devon Glider Day

Dartmoor SS Club. On Site Winch, Bungee and Aerotow.  Little Haldon Airfield, Nr Teignmouth, South Devon, off B3192. Contact Joe Spires on 01626 834014 or Stan Yeo on 01626 332287

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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