Phil's news letter 21/05/2012

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Minchinhampton common


No excuses for noise will be tolerated or we may lose the site!

Malvern SA News 




May Sunday 27th Slope 2 − X− country, start 10:30 am Malverns − Table Hill area

Cotswold slopers

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Cotswold Slopers compass
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Gloucester MFC News

Saturday 2nd June club display both static & flying at St Leonards Recreation ground. Static display pm flying from 7.00-8.00PM

Sunday 3rd June the theme will be Warbirds any type from any era that has seen military service.

Some Photos from Sunday

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See Blog later for more photos


Wednesday was perfect for the club electric glider comp the wind dropped, the lift varied from light to strong, in one slot we all got up about 100 feet.

 I got  four x10 min maximums with my AVA, Andy 3 with his Pike and Pete 2 flying his Fillip 600

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, 

Club Meeting 
The next Club meeting is on Wed 20thJune 7.00PM,  a club flying session and fun event, on the slope if  windy or Minchinhampton Common if the wind is light. This will be published On the SCSA web sight at 6.00PM on  Monday 18th Non Members welcome 

Slope Flying  




One of few dry days, I went to Minchinhampton in the morning there was some strong lift
The wind was on Frocester in the afternoon, a nice breeze but the strong thermal activity took the slope lift away at times.
I tried to speck out with Guy's Weasel and Dave's Zagi and failed, I tried with my Experienced Pro but chickened out at 1700ft while climbing fast.

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The conditions were near perfect on Minch in the evening, mixture of light and strong lift with no sink noticed

The SE slope at Rodborough is usually good, but not this afternoon,

Phil and I flew Rodborough on in the afternoon. The lift was a bit variable and the problem was caused by the ESE breeze drifting to SE. Whilst it 'was in your face' at the top of the slope, the Weasel was weather cocking the SE out front.

The highlight of the afternoon was a fly past by a Red Kite. We had a fabulous view of it with it's wings extended to a full 69 or 70 inches. It looked huge.  Phil dashed off to get his camera but by then it was up and away....

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Rodborough was Ok not as turbulent as usual. but the  thermal lift faded late afternoon. I launched in to strong lift climbing at 300 feet per minute and expected to speck it out, but i failed to find any strong thermals after the first

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I flew on Minchinhampton, there was some lift see flight logs

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A good session on CLD

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More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

Newly listed items 

 Schulze 35 MHz FM receivers. Ultimate bi-plane, blendern tape, Protech Megastar, 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

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Some Events 

Jun 16-17 Weston Park 2oth Anniversary Model Show
Weston Park, Weston under Lizard. West Midlands, TF7 8LE. Nr M54, J3 or M6 J12. Extensive Camping. Contact Steve Bishop on 01952 587298 or or see

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

Sat-SAM35 Events. Sun Norman Winter F2B Memorial, Profile, Beginner and Expert. At Modelair Mayfly Weekend. Contact Tony Goodger on 01689 822683 or Paul Winter on 0208 958 6731

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

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