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Indoor flying

Indoor flying will take in Gloucestershire.


Venue the main sports hall Chosen Hill School, Brookfield Road, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PL.   Saturdays 6.00pm until 8.00pm.


Dates for the autumn/winter 2007 are:

Saturday  20th October,

Saturday 3rd & 17th November,

Saturday 1st,15th & 29th December    


Indoor Flying at Bristol  Grammar School  post code BS8 1SR map
 starts 21st September 8-30 to 10PM every week with one missing, please check




SCSA Club Meetings Wednesdays 8.00PM at the Bear, visitors and quests welcome 

October 17th a talk on aero towing by Steve Holland (confirmed)
November 21st the auction
December the AGM 12th (one week earlier)

It is hoped to draw the raffle for two 60 inch for Shandy glider/electric at the next meeting 





14th October  West Mendip Soaring  cross country WMSA  

BMFA event list for October 



Panasonic Battery news Capacity: 800 (mAH) AAA and  AA 2100 ma

365 days standby Power: Use them, charge them, store them and use them. After 6 months of storage, up to 80% of the battery power is still present. (1)
The Panasonic Batteries' Infinium battery delivers great long term reliability and performance. Even after 1000 charging cycles (2), the batteries keep their ability to store power, for many this could be a battery for life! 

Panasonic Batteries launch with the Infinium a rechargeable battery with a special formula meaning that the batteries stay charged for much longer when not in use, just like a non rechargeable battery. This offers 2 main convenient benefits

:Ready to use: Buy them, open them and use them immediately. Panasonic's new Infinium batteries come charged in the packaging thus you can immediately use the Infinium in your favourite appliance

INFINIUM battery will be available in the standard size batteries (AA/AAA) for use in all appliances where long-term stability and reliability are a priority from remote control to digital cameras.


Flying on the island of Mull from Andy 

 John's  PMP Synergy. In my opinion a perfect machine to start slope soaring - highly recommended, Andy D

Andy's notes to go with the photos posted at  
It is September, the heather 'is oot' 
There is usually plenty of water around, rumour has it.............. Mull is the wettest place in Great Britain 
This is a general view of the slope we were flying from about 1/4 mile as the crow flies from the village of Dervaig on the Nothr cost of the Isle of Mull 
Pic 08 
Yours truely, and 'the apprentice' ................he's the one enjoying himself.......... 
Pics 03, 04, 05 
John's.... PMP Synergy...........In my opinion a perfect machine to start slopoe soaring...........highly recommended. 
I did manage to get the odd moment to have a bit of fun myself. The Alliaj with 600g ballast.............the wind was quite strong that day!! just the sort of day Phil likes.......................... 
Pic 09 
Christine's E-Xit.....................would I have one with pink on it?????? 

Last week I replaced the covering on my Zagi, it's a 5C all EPP with a semi symmetrical section. I have put two layers of tape on it, glass reinforced and parcel tape which has added a little weight 3/4 of this must be behind the centre of gravity. It used to be slightly nose heavy as per the instructions and  is now  neutral. It seemed to be flying very well and responding well to light lift until I over did the up and it went into a spin, I let the up off and it stayed spinning,  On Sunday I let Peter fly it and he found it fine. If you are an expert flyer, a neutral C of G gives you better performance. I have added some lead to the nose to make easier to fly
 I have seen three models crash in the last month due to  excessive nose weight, if you keep adding weight to the nose the down force on the nose will exceed the opposing force from the elevator. If you reduce the nose weight the elevator becomes more sensitive and its movement needs to be reduced.  The majority of flyers like a model to be slightly nose heavy.
 This can be tested by trimming the model for level flight, putting the model into a shallow dive and letting the down off. it should slowly pull out, if it continues down it needs lead in the nose, if if pulls up quickly reduce the nose weight.

Wednesday light lift at Haresfield

Thursday at Selsley, warm with light thermals


Stan launching his Impala

Friday autumn at Rodborough, the colours exaggerated by the late afternoon sun

Saturday's Indoor session at Churchdown - above a selection of the small cheap and cheerful models from China, three of them charging on transmitter/chargers. 2nd on the top row is Chris Bishop's Cessna, this has rudder, elevator and throttle and flies as good as it looks weighing only 20grams. have a look at the write-up  from Kyosho
 I am still having trouble working all four axis in harmony with my Depron Edge, I can do one roll or one loop and prop hang in a fashion. Still a lot of practice needed and I need help with my Boviphobia, I now tremble when I see Paul or his taxi
 Steve flew his imitation Crash, nothing imitation the about the meeting with the roof beam, this produced a spectacular shower of  white foam. 
CB  showed his usual skill but came second when meeting my models in the air, I think I did more damage than the Holy Cow 

Sunday started on Minchinhampton Common with some electric and HLG flying, by 10.00AM an easterly breeze had appeared and off to Rodborough. There was enough lift most of the time to keep a Zagi flying, the HLGs had a good time it the light breeze, except for Mike's, a tree leapt out and hit it.
For more photos go to the pages have been added to since last week