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TUG 3m Span WITHOUT ENGINE in very good condition.
but equipped with quick custom-made engine mount, fuel tanks etc..

Option1: £300 With all servos (mostly HT645MG), batteries (2x2000 5v0), backer, switches & wiring
Option2: £200 Without servos but wiring in place

flew great with 3W70B2, but will fly great too with ZG80, ZDZ 60/70 and MVVS60.. and even a ZG62 with tune pipe

Contact Etienne 07766 652 508



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 3rd & 17th November,

Saturday 1st,15th & 29th December    


useful website with information on indoor flying 


Indoor video from Bristol  from 

model by Chris Brain, a scale Majestic Foamy


SCSA club meeting 21st November 8.00PM, the auction


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

BMFA event list for November 



This is my Icarus Edge made of 3mm Depron, it weighs about 6 oz,  great indoors or outside if there is no wind. I like it and fly it outside my house early mornings. 
With the centre of gravity right back there is no stall, it floats to the ground like a free-flight with the dethermaller operated. Prop hanging is easy and the rest of the aerobatics, if I could do them.
I saw John fly his with a heavy three cell pack powered by an Axi motor and it looked very fast,  I only have the front wing brace fitted and mine flutters at speed.
I used a 1300rpm/v  D2730 CD ROM motor, 2 cell 500 ma lipo to an 8 x 4 GWS slow fly prop, a 7 X 4 prop works well outside with 3 cells


photo:-  High Alfa indoors at Chosen Hill school 2 weeks ago

Rubbish video outside

Andy Miller has suffered several shoot downs in Spain and because of this changed to 2.4 Ghz. We tried overloading the receiver by placing another2.4 ghz transmitter very close to Andy's receiver, reducing the power Andy's transmitter and moving 10 metre away, there was no loss of control

An  FF9 with a 2.4 GHz module fitted

The receiver with twin aerials, the aerial is the thin bit, the thicker part the coaxial feeder

It says on the box

Compact, “all-in-one” R606FS receiver.

The small, but powerful one-piece R606FS can easily control giant-scale models, but is small enough (just 7 grams without case!) for park flyers.

Higher sensitivity
Which enables you to stay in complete control of your model, even at greater distances. It also offers greater signal selectivity, which prevents unwanted interference.

Continuous Channel Shifting
Unlike other 2.4GHz systems that stay on one or two frequencies (leaving the potential for interference), the 2.4GHz FASST shifts every two milliseconds, so signal conflicts and interruptions are virtually impossible.

Pre-Vision™ Packet Screening Technology
Scans the incoming data to look ahead for potential problems and apply sophisticated error correction techniques. The result is a system that gives the user a solid, impenetrable link with his model.

Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD)
Which means the system seamlessly selects the best reception between two receiver antennas, so there’s no loss of signal, regardless of the plane’s attitude.


  • Dimensions: 28.7 x 42.7 x 16.00mm
  • Channels: 6
  • Weight: 9.8g 

£165 for module and receiver

Wednesday at Selsley
Thursday, Friday  Minchinhampton common, ideal park flying weather, very little lift about, Saturday was a better day with some thermal lift

Graham's Trex on Minch 

Saturday evening at Chosen Hill school.
A good session with all the usual fun, I had put in some practice and finally managed to prop hang and loop over the roof beam, see short movie  12megs in wmv.
 Mike's Extra flew OK but the wings needed bracing. The Holy Cow did very little damage this week. I have crudely put together a few outtakes at 8 megs

I have taken some more video footage and will pass it to CB for the glos web site.
Do you still say footage or should it be bittage ?

If Windows Media Player doesn't  start straight away run this script regsvr32 jscript.dll from start menu, click start, click run, paste the blue bit in, click run, then Ok

Media player will then start to download, buffer and play as the clips as it down loads, instead of downloading the whole clip first.


Sunday, a cold start with a little east in the  breeze making it hard to fly at Haresfield. later the wind came square on and we had the usual zagi fun.

Chris's Easy Glider, as it says on the box

For more photos go to the pages have been added to since last week