Phil's News Bits 29.01.09

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Helicopters . An unbiased view about the evil things,
Moving it round, week 4

 One of the first things I noticed about helicopters was how stable they are in Yaw, what I did not know is the fly bar stabilises the heli in roll and pitch resisting any changes. The complexity of the paddles, weights and mixing is far too complicated for me. If I nudge my little E-flight mCX in flight I can see the fly bar move and the little heli stabilises itself. If you want to know how it works type "Bell-Hiller System" into google 

I  had a couple flights outside, this did not go well, I was very careful flying indoors, not going above shoulder height and keeping it close. Outside I relaxed a little and before I could get my act together it was 15 feet high a long was down wind and nose in. Panic and desperation  took over and I stuck the nose down and reverted to fixed wing mode flying back to me rather fast. Unfortunately I swung the tail round too fast and cut the throttle too much resulting in a blade strike in spite of the training frame, I got away with this time.
During the next flights I took more care but struggled with the wind having a lot of problems with height control
Indoor at Bentham
I claimed last week that I had mastered the hover, I was wrong, I need more practice but it is improving, I have started moving it around a little doing a few lazy S'es and a bit of sideways hovering 

Phil

Photo of my shogun from Jim's mobile phone

 

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, criticism in the manor of Statler and Waldorf   especially welcome

Photos from the 18th session at  glos-mfc.co.uk    

A good turnout 26 in all with three doing free flight,  A large Helicopter turnout 25 models
a bit of heli flying in the bar later

Photo is Meredith's CO2 model, Is it CO2 that causes Global warming? perhaps we need more of these models. short videos http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/videofree.wmv  and   http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/video/free2.wmv 

 

 

Spektrum DX6i possible sticky pot problem see http://www.spektrumrc.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1885 Only a few are effected, it can be seen by moving the sticks and watching the the servo monitoring screen

 

Video links

http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=Indoor+flying&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#q=Indoor%20flying&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f&start=40 

 

World class indoor models free flight.

 

 

 


 Gloucester  membership form SCSA Membership form the BMFA

 

For Sale/wanted     email ads to  for-sale@glos-mfc.co.uk   

 Electric planes for sale all new not flown, complete with all gear . 16.11.2008
  DINGO 49"  PC-9 ROULETTE 50" 150 EACH
dj005u2588@blueyonder.co.uk
 
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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Aston Down club is arranging a coach trip to the RAF museum at Hendon. It is on Sunday 22 of March leaving Aston Down Airfield at 08.00,  the total cost is 20 all in. Members of the SCSA are very welcome if they would like to come. Please to contact Doug Garland on 01453 824903. Deposits will be needed


SCSA

A cross country comp is planned Sunday Feb. 22nd, beginners and the nervous will be given help

 

Slope flying

No reports

 

 


Last weeks letter 

 

Events & Shows

This isn't intended to be the definitive list of all the events and shows in the country, just one's that might be of interest to club members

 

every Saturday till spring Indoor flying Bentham Sports hall
6.00 till 8.00PM, bar open after

http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/  GL3 4UD Cheltenham map On Bentham lane no access from  the A417

8 Feb Telford swap meet "e" mail at graham.thomas@tesco.net
01952583960 or mobile 075286698
22nd February 2009  Bring and Buy Sale  will take place at the HDA Sports and Social Club, Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley, Redditch on Sunday from 10am
Feb 22nd SCSA cross country http://www.scsa.org.uk/ 
22nd March Aston Down club is arranging a coach trip to the RAF museum at Hendon leaving Aston Down Airfield at 08.00,  the total cost is 20 all in. Members of the SCSA are very welcome if they would like to come. Please to contact Doug Garland on 01453 824903.
April 11/12 Aerotow  TVSA  Thatcham http://www.tvsa.scalesoaring.co.uk/events.html 
April 11 & 12th Vintage free flight http://www.sam1066.org/events_09.html 
Apr 18-19  South West Model & Hobbies Exhibition

Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. Contact Hannah Langfield on 0117 907 1000 or Hannah@nwe.co.uk

Apr 19  West Mendip SA Open Glider Cross Country Event Crook Peak, Nr Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Contact Graham Tolhurst on 07973 163490 or xc-comp@slopesoaring.org.uk or see www.slopesoaring.org.uk/wmsa/
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  www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk
Jul 4&5 Woodspring http://www.woodspringwings.co.uk/shows.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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