Phil's News Bits 29.12.08

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Indoor flying
Every Saturday at Bentham Hall 6.00PM till 8.00PM, bar open after.
This venue is open to all with BMFA insurance, spectators welcome. 
23 seniors plus 2 juniors made up the numbers, 15 taking up the fixed wing slots and 20 the helicopter slots (not all at the same time), 13 fliers having a go at both.
Photos from the 12th session at   with a report by  CB
Flying continued in the bar with small helicopters
The dome is heated, but is meant for sports and with a volume of approximately 50,.000 cubic metres it does not get warm, wear something warm
 photo - Steve's Fox with a pylon mounted motor, a little fast for indoors but great fun

If you are concerned about Paul flying a helicopter click here and here


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Boxing day pylon race 2008


1st    Dave Payne
2nd   Phil the fridge
3rd    Pete Godsell
4th   Andy Duncan
5th = John Bennett, Peter Wolf
7th   Mike Brinkworth
8th   Andy George

Comp held on the the NE slope of Rodborough Common in a sunny but cold breeze.
3 rounds consisting of 3 flyers were held followed by a 4 model final.
Dave Payne had the fastest flight of 1min 20 secs for the 10 leg course.
Phil Fridge flew the 2nd fastest at 1 min 45 secs.
There were a few landings out midway thro` the course but relaunches were allowed. 
The usual variable flying conditions seemed to favour those with proper models, although Andy D did fly his Zagi.
Dave Payne used his Calypso, carefully landing it behind the slope by the football field. Phil flew a Prodij and Pete G used his hand launch type Eliminator.
So, congrats to the winners and those who reached the final. Thanks also to all the timers & flaggers.
I just need to find the SCSA Boxing Day Trophy so it can be properly presented to Dave !
More photos at from Mike Brinkworth

The Trophy is missing, please return it to one of SCSA's  committee

The next SCSA comp will be Cross country 22nd Feb on the slope

Reg Heath's January has been published this weeks flying at little Haresfield   

Please note you will need to renew your BMFA insurance, this can be done by joining CRCS  Glos-MFC, SCSA who are BMFA affiliated
You may also go direct to the BMFA

 Gloucester form membership form SCSA Membership form

2009 BMFA Membership Fees are as follows: Seniors 28. Juniors 15,  Family Partners 18. Family Juniors 11

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New item 28.12.08
For sale Helicommand, 3D version only 2 months old 250 details

Stress-free hovering and circuits right from the outset. Reduces the incidence of crashes, and therefore costs..
call Keith on 07971511659

wanted Saito 100
 Electric planes for sale all new not flown, complete with all gear . 16.11.2008
  DINGO 49"  PC-9 ROULETTE 50" 150 EACH
Phone Don Jones 01452 531955 for full details

Futaba 6ex, Club 2000, OS75AX 
Hitec HFS-05MS Receivers). 
SEBART SUKHOI, wanted 40 sized trainer

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Last weeks letter at 

Events 2008

every Saturday till spring Indoor flying Bentham Sports hall
6.00 till 8.00PM, bar open after  GL3 4UD Cheltenham map On Bentham lane no access from  the A417

21st Jan 2009 SCSA Paper plane comp following the meeting 8.00 PM at the Bear
Feb SCSA cross country 
April 11/12 Aerotow  TVSA  Thatcham 
May 16th Thames Valley Model Air Show    Blackbushe M3 Junction 4 or 4a. The local Post Code is GU17 9LQ.
Jun 20-21  Weston Park  Model Show
Jul 4&5 Woodspring 





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