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and myself tested new indoor flying venue. Tough job, somebody has to do
it. Took a lot of test flights or would have if I had taken along a
charged battery for my transmitter!
floor area is 40 X 40 metres the flying space slightly larger with a clear
roof space. For comparison Chosen Hill is approx 25 X 15 meters with
allsorts of ceiling furniture
rent this dome we need more people, 20 plus at £7.00 per head to break
even on an evening. It has other attractions (bar) which should be open.
Please spread the word of this possible venue itís only a few minutes
drive from the centre of Gloucester with good access from Swindon
We would like to use it and we need all your support. see http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/id61.html for more
Much Marcle 2007 show report http://www.herefordshiremodelaeroclub.org/hmacfiles/news_sep07.htm
we left before the Spitefire fly bye here a very short video clip http://www.herefordshiremodelaeroclub.org/hmacfiles/spitfire.mpg
to good or bad home
At Wednesday's meeting Doug announced the forthcoming events
a talk on aero towing by Steve Holland
It is hoped to draw the raffle for two 60 inch for Shandy glider/electric at the next meeting
We will need to elect new club officers at the AGM, I have found the photos, newsletter and web site a little too much, but I am willing to continue with one of the jobs.
Indoor flying in Gloucestershire.
main sports hall Chosen Hill School, Brookfield Road, Churchdown, Glos.
evening Saturday 22nd September 2007
6.00pm until 8.00pm.
6.00pm until 8.00pm.
the autumn/winter 2007 are:
& 20th October,
& 17th November,
1st,15th & 29th December
at Bristol Grammar School post code BS8 1SR map
14th October West Mendip Soaring cross country WMSA
BMFA event list for October http://www.bmfa.org/events/ev_oct.html
My father and lots of others used to say "if a job's worth doing it's
worth doing well". Well I made a good job of getting a model up a tree. My heaviest model high up the largest tree in the area.
While trying to land at Frocester I lost lift the other side of the Oaks and pushed back out to gain height only to find bad sink. I misjudged the the landing approach in one of the fields. thinking I was the far side of the tree and landed in the giant ash close to Peak lane just before the first House.
Looking at it from the bottom the sensible thing to have done was dump it in the deep bracken between the roads.
The slope at Frocester can be very unpleasant when the wind goes to the south
Two of Geoff Marsh's tree surgeons, who removed my ASW20.
The week last week
Andy Miller (accompanied by Bruce, the dog) was on
holiday from Spain and flew his Prodij. It landed out a couple of times
but also found some good thermal lift on one flight. I was surprised to
see a tow hook on the Podij. Apparently, the thermals can be so strong
in Spain, it could be successfully flown as a Ďthermallerí there!
My Miraj stayed up quite happily but that was about
all, as the lift was weak and unpredictable.
Ade (or rather his model) was attracting the most
interest. His Dragon and 9C were newly equipped with an XPS module and
receiver on 2.4 ghz. First flight with the new gear! No radio issues but
the Dragon was well out of trim after itís refit and repair in the
poor air, so the flight was somewhat inconclusive and some serious
trimming will be required to get things back to normal. Itís difficult
to trim and check things, when you are struggling to remain airborne.
I flew in the evening, the wind was on the point producing very poor lift
with nasty lumps. Barry flew his new Pibros very well made
and flew well for a triangle of depron. Barry's Microflo did not like the
link to pibros http://www.rc-soar.com/pibros
Thursday afternoon at Frocester,
Photo Guy's Phase5 enjoying the strong lift
Saturday was the first of http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/ indoor sessions at Chosen Hill school Chuchdown . there were 11 fliers and a few spectators. Many people flew the cheap foam models seen on ebay and sold by Clive in his Barton street model shop Tel.01452 308007, these looked great fun. I flew CB's Cessna and it was a delight to fly, able to fly slowly and turn tightly. Paul flew his outdoor EPP Holy Cow, no real damage was caused to the hall, but it left many of us badly shaken. A report will follow on http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/
More photos at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/id61.html
CB with his scaled down Pogo
|Junior control line, or in this case supply lines as the battery is in a back pack|
|A good Sunday morning at Haresfield, a good breeze with plenty of lift and the rain missed us, just a few spots. Peter damaged his B2 during a forced landing in the bottom field, see photo. Also his VoltiJ fuselage broke while landing inverted near the point|
Peter landing his B2 stealth bomber
|For more photos go to http://www.scsa.org.uk/photos/phil/photopage.htm the pages have been added to since last week|