Phil's news letter 12/06/2012

Last week's news letter

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 video

From the place which must never be mentioned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_cZ9Kq7AY&feature=player_embedded 

worth watching in high definition

Wing fold on an Alula while DSing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvvpj-lmYbI&feature=related 

From Mike Frith, recorded at the GMFC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2obKv1rPss 

The weather

have a look at http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;ws=28771 very technical
From Ken 


From the MSA magazine

http://www.malvernsoaringassociation.co.uk/Newsletter%2091-0512.pdf 

 


Malvern SA News 

 Events http://www.malvernsoaringassociation.co.uk/cal12.html 

results http://www.malvernsoaringassociation.co.uk/lb.html 

Conditions were good for the Esoaring comp, I launched into a thermal a buzzard was using in the first round, in the second and third I spotted thermals before launching, but was out flown by Steve in the forth when we all encountered strong sink

In the afternoon we struggled to find lift, but it was good to practice in weak lift

Steve Hannan 1st

Phil Hayward 2nd 

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More photos at http://www.ebley.talktalk.net/photos2/?C=M;O=D 

June Sunday 17th Slope 3 − Limbo, start 10:30 am Malverns − Table Hill area
July Sunday 8th Thermal 4 − Regressive Times, start 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow

 


Cotswold slopers

Links added to compass  http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/cs/guide.htm 

Picture viewer completed http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/cs/images/sept11/1.htm 

or slide show http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/cs/images/sept11/slide.htm 

new photos at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/cs/images/june12/june12.htm 

The flat field duration local record stands at 1 hour 9 minutes for this year by Sqeela with his Electric Shadow. on Minchinhampton common from 150 metre launch.
My AVA did a longer flight but was flown by 4 people 

This is for hand launched, bungee or one short motor run on a flat field without the use of slope lift

The local height record for this year is held by Chris Bishop 1800 feet attained at Gloucester  MFC 03/06/12

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Gloucester MFC News

Members page updated http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/gmfc2012/gmfc2012.htm 

Radio glide HLG Report from Tony Hickson, http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog/blog12/jun12/jun12.htm 

See Blog http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog/blog12/may12/may12.htm later for more photos


SCSA

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, http://www.scsa.org.uk/cont1.htm 

Club Meeting 
The next Club meeting is on Wed 20thJune 7.00PM,  a club flying session and fun event, limbo on the slope if  windy or glider golf on Minchinhampton Common if the wind is light. A decision on the venue will be made 6.00PM 18th June and b published On the SCSA web sight at 6.00PM on  Monday 18th  

Non Members welcome 


Slope Flying  

Is your model a Brick?

Brick throwing competitions are held between the 4 towns of Stroud in July, 5lb  bricks are thrown about 140 feet
to test your model take it to the flat and throw it, if it's a brick it will fall to the ground, if it's not not a brick  the wings will support it and you will be able to fly it round and maybe catch it. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uadvZsKYYWE 

Bricks are OK if you have a gale blowing on to a cliff, the wind blows the fuselage up in the air and the little stubby wings steer it away from the cliff face.

Eyeboy calls my model pencils with wings, but  they are different varying by as much as 3%

 Monday 
Modest slope lift on Selsley with the odd weak thermal, I failed to get Tony's Wingmax away and just scratched about in the slope lift

I went  Minchinhampton in the afternoon lift was poor but good practice conditions, Andy's Pike stayed up well landing only a few seconds behind my Supra in several flights.
Andy made new tips for this model, this has stopped it tip stalling and decreased its sink rate

Chris Bishop did better at the Gloucester club with a 41 minute flight, picking up lift at only 100 feet in poor conditions

 

read the rest at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog/blog12/jun12/jun12.htm 

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Tuesday 
  Morning
A strong breeze at Haresfield but not much lift, I think there was a little east in it

It was quite wet at Haresfield yesterday afternoon. I managed to get in a 30 min flight with the zagi before visibility through my bottle top lenses brought about the end of play. As I was leaving Andy turned up, but the rain looked pretty well set in by 3pm.

Wednesday
 
Phil and I flew at Haresfield this afternoon. Strong, strong wind, mega lift and a lovely blue sky.

We watched the rain coming up the valley and were back in our cars before it arrived for real. It was best described as a monsoon, with local flooding.

Thirty minutes later blue skies and sun again.

Thursday 

 

 Friday  
 Phil and I flew at Haresfield this afternoon. Strong, strong wind, mega lift and a lovely blue sky.

We watched the rain coming up the valley and were back in our cars before it arrived for real. It was best described as a monsoon, with local flooding.

Thirty minutes later blue skies and sun again    

        
Saturday 
  A strong wind on Frocester

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Sunday

  Light lift at Rodborough 


More photos at http://www.ebley.talktalk.net/photos2/?C=M;O=D 


For sale

http://www.bmfaclassifieds.co.uk/index.php?catid=56 

Newly listed items 

Superb 1/3 Scale Cessna L19 Birdog model (AS NEW!!!!) Rosenthal Kit, WingSpan 3.60m length 2.70m, weight 25.7Kg ( has a valid exemption certificate for 2.4gHz)
Equipped with all top of the range HS Metal gear & Digital servos, Dual Futaba RX in 2.4, SM services BuddyBox redundancy system, 3 Nicad Sanyo 3000 mH + 2 Nicad Sanyo 3000mH.
Engine: 3W 150 PM with Krumschied K80 mufflers, 32x10 carbon prop, landing light and loads of scale details such as true scale dashboard etc..
Wings and stab are in 2 parts and have separate wing and stab-insulating covers.

Has only flown less than a dozen of times and reason for selling is to get cash ASAP for the 1/2 scale project ASAP

More Pictures and information upon request

 

SEND OFFERS To Etienne.dodane2@btinternet.com or CALL Etienne 07766652508  (the kit only was over 1400!!). If you are on FUTABA, bring your TX and I will download the program for you, if you are on something else I will help you to set it up anyway and will take the RX's out with a discount accordingly.
Should you like to have the plane without radio all together, we can negotiate, although I do not believe that that taking the servos out is a sensible option at ALL, therefore I can remove the Redundancy system+Receivers+Batteries to get to a lowers package if needed.

 

 

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SEND OFFERS To Etienne.dodane2@btinternet.com or CALL Etienne 07766652508  (the kit only was over 1400!!). If you are on FUTABA, bring your TX and I will download the program for you, if you are on something else I will help you to set it up anyway and will take the RX's out with a discount accordingly.
Should you like to have the plane without radio all together, we can negotiate, although I do not believe that that taking the servos out is a sensible option at ALL, therefore I can remove the Redundancy system+Receivers+Batteries to get to a lowers package if needed.

Futaba CGY750 Flybarless Control Gyro


Brand new in the box, never used. 160
Contact Tony 07825 264729


Align 600 Carbon Fibre Blades 3G/Flybarless

Brand new in the box, never used. 35
Contact Tony 07825 264729


Align 550/600 Flybarless Head

Brand new in the box, never used. 55
Contact Tony 07825 264729

Align T-Rex 250SE

Align motor, ESC, servos and gyro all as per original Align combo.
Plastic main blades fitted, spare set of unused carbon blades. A few other spares.
4 Align 850mAh lipo batteries. Tired but still useable.
Canopy a bit scratched and a few splits.
Align aluminium carry case.
Note, receiver shown in photo not included.
195
Contact Tony 07825 264729

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  FOR SALE 
 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

 For Sale Page http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/forsale/for-sale.htm 


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 stevenbishop@blueyonder.co.uk or see www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk
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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 tasuma@btconnect.com

RCMF EVENT LIST http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/topic,87486.0.html 

 

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