Phil's news letter 25/06/2012

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This video  i passed on last week of Hitler getting mad when his foamy was lost was not liked at the Neo-Nazi party meeting I attend

We are against Wreckers of law and order. Communists, Maoists, Trotskyists, neo-Trotskyists, crypto-Trotskyists, union leaders, Communist union leaders, atheists, agnostics, long-haired weirdos, short-haired weirdos, vandals, hooligans, football supporters, namby-pamby probation officers, rapists, papists, papist rapists, foreign surgeons - headshrinkers, who ought to be locked up, Wedgwood Benn, keg bitter, punk rock, glue-sniffers, "Play For Today", Clive Jenkins, Roy Jenkins, Up Jenkins, up everybody's, Chinese restaurants - why do you think Windsor Castle is ringed with Chinese restaurants?

New members welcome, a list will be given next week


Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously. Check out their new livery! And have a read about their Customer Relations 


Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg . Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining.

Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced,
"People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"


On landing, the stewardess said,
"Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."


"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."


"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."


As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport , a lone voice came over the loudspeaker:
"Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"



From a Kulula employee:
"Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth . To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."


"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick the one with the most potential."


"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."
our seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."


"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.."


And from the pilot during his welcome message:
"Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town : The flight attendant came on the intercom and said,
"That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town , on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

Setting up an F3J glider
Below are the recommended throws, for my Experienced Pro

Control throws in mm.  
Adjust to personal preferences.
Ailerons -16 +8
Elevator -8 +8
Rudder -10 +8
Aileron to rudder mix around 30-50% but adjust to taste.
Aileron to flap mix, Flap -5 +2 if you use it.
Flaps +9 aileron +7 adjust elevator to suite.
No aileron to flap mix or aileron to rudder mix.
Flaps +100 or as much as possible up to 90 degrees.
Ailerons -4
Elevator +5 or more to compensate.
Flaps +3 Ailerons +1
Flaps -4 Ailerons -2 elevator +1(adjust to suite)

these are the mixes I used on my Turnigy 9X, aileron and flaps are duplicated, I used 30 of the 32 available mixes.
I have used the last two for fine flap adjustment

Curves: the 1st figure is the percentage of up, 2nd mid up, 3rd mid stick, 4th half stick down 5th  full stick down
!D0, ID1 and ID2 are the positions of the three position switch

ailerons mix mixed to curve switch features
2 cruise aileron stick c1 curve 100,50,0,-15,-30 Id0 60% diff
4 thermal aileron stick c2 curve 100, 50,5,0-20 Id1 lowered 3 degrees- 90% diff
6 speed aileron stick c3 curve 100,50,-3,-12,-30 Id2 reflexed 2 degrees  60% diff
8 launch pot adjuster 1 0 to 20% down rudder DR switch  delay timer on release 2 seconds
10 land throttle stick straight aileron DR switch up 20 degrees
12 snap elevator stick straight Id1 lowers trailing edge 5% with elevator
14 cruise aileron stick c7 curve 40,20,0,-10,-20 Id0 50% diff
16 thermal C8 40, 20,5, 5, -20  Id1 lowered 3 degrees- 90% diff
18 speed aileron stick c9 curve 40,20,-3,-10,-20 Id2 reflexed 2 degrees  60% diff
20 launch pot adjuster 1 0 to 20% down rudder DR switch  delay timer on release 2 seconds
22 land throttle stick straight aileron DR switch down 90 degrees
24 snap flap elevator stick straight Id1 lowers trailing edge 5% with elevator
25 launch pot1 0 to 5% down rudder DR switch  launch trim, 2 second off delay
26 elevator stick 30 expo
27 brake comp throttle  stick aileron DR switch 40% down trimmed with throttle trim
30 crap aileron stick 50% rudder DR switch  more rudder for launch
29 rudder stick 100%
28 crap aileron stick switch 6 50%

The wing spans on F3J gliders has increased to about 4 metres with only 1.5 metre fuselages yaw control can be a problem.
These gliders use 5 flight phases: 

  1. cruise where they fly about looking for lift,
  2.  thermal where the trailing edge is lowered to allow them to fly slower
  3. speed where the trailing edge is raised to reduce drag when penetrating up wind,
  4.  launch with the trailing edge lowered, this is reduced as the  model increases in speed
  5.  and landing with the flaps lowered and ailerons reflexed  to lower stall speed

F3J launches are not for the faint hearted see this video 

or the landings see this guy hit the spot in the last second 

Malvern SA News 

MSA magazine June 



More photos at  starts with '_e';O=D 

July Sunday 8th Thermal 4 − Regressive Times, start 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow

Mega lift was reported from the field yesterday

Cotswold slopers

Links added to compass 

Picture viewer completed 

or slide show 

new photos at 

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

Cotswold Slopers compass
 Click for larger image


Gloucester MFC News


See Blog later for more photos


Wednesday 20th June, we met at Minchinhampton,
 two rounds of glider golf were flown
1st Bryan Tucker , 2 mike Brinkworth, 3rd Pete Wolf & Phil Hayward

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 18th July 7.00PM,  a club flying session and fun event, limbo on the slope if  windy or electric on Minchinhampton Common if the wind is light. A decision on the venue will be made 6.00PM 18th June and  published On the SCSA web sight at 6.00PM on  Monday 16th  

Non Members welcome 

Slope Flying  

good lift at Frocester, Guy flew his MiriJ, Tim his Easy Glider, Bill Whisper and I flew my Experienced Pro with my Turnigy 9x for the fist time.
I had made a cockup  with the bakes, the lever direction was wrong, this meant reversing 5 mixers and the stick off sets, but only took a few minutes.
As expected the brake/elevator compensation was out , needing 40% down to compensate for the flap deployment 
Chris lost his fusion down by the house when the lift faded


Light slope lift and smooth thermals on Lesley this evening. I flew my Experienced pro, but my Supra would have been a better choice.
A proper summer evening and only this for co,pany

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We met at Minchinhampton, two rounds of glider golf were flown
1st Bryan Tucker , 2 mike Brinkworth, 3rd Pete Wolf & Phil Hayward



  strong lift at Frocester

I went to Malvern the comp was cancelled


Steve's wild Thing 

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John had a successful maiden flight with his Stingray on Selsley 

More photos at;O=D 

For sale 

Newly listed items 

2.4GHz 4CH Micro Receiver( V8R4)
new in Box

FrSky lightweight receiver is. Weighing in at a scant 2.6 grams, FrSky V8R4 with 2.4GHz ACCST technology.
Receiver specifications:

Operating Voltage Range: 4.8V-6V
Operating Current: ≤30mA
Specified Range: ≥500m
Weight: 2.6 g
Latency: 22ms
Number of Channels: 4CH
High-precision: 3072, error: ±1
Easy operation: Easy to bind, intuitive status
ACCST Technology

This RX is OK for small gliders at 500 metres a small models is just a dot
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Dual conversion:
4 quantity, 8−channel receivers, £8 each
2 quantity, 6−channel mini receivers, £8 each
5 quantity, dual conversion channel, 79 Rx crystals £1 each
1 quantity, dual conversion channel, 79 Tx crystal £1

Single conversion:
1 quantity, 4−channel receiver, £5
2 quantity, 6−channel mini receivers, £8 each
4 quantity, single conversion channel, 79 RX crysals £1 each

All in good condition. All the Hitec Rx's work on Futaba 35 Mhz systems, at least that what it states on the boxes.

Barry O'Hara, tel: 01905 421264, mobile: 07789355816, email:

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.
Contact Tony 07825 264729

 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 

Some Events 

28th &  29th July Cosford  SatNav Post Code TF11 8UP 

Known as the biggest and best model show in the country. This show is also one of the biggest in Europe.
The range and scale of the aircraft flown is truly awe-inspiring.

This event shows many aircraft from the past which are not available at full size airshows anymore, they are flown and demonstrated in model form which gives a much better perspective of aircraft “down the years”. We also have a huge variety of trade stalls for all the family to have a look around, so If you want some modelling items or even fancy treating the missus and kids you will be very unlucky to not find what you need. We also have simulator rides and even a small fun fair.

  Why not come and stay for the weekend we have on site camping and caravanning available.

Public Show Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July


Jul 7-8 Woodspring Wings 2012 Airshow cancelled



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