Phil's News Bits 28.02.09

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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, criticism in the manor of Statler and Waldorf   especially welcome

Photos from the 22nd session at  glos-mfc.co.uk    

There are 4 more sessions to go, last one 28th March

Photo:- Mike the Web's Blade

 

Glos-MFC
The strip is to be moved to the next field, details later on the web site later

The weeks flying at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog09/feb09/feb.htm 

 

I had a phone call last week informing me Dill has passed away. Dill had been unwell for some time and used a mobility scooter and trailer to carry his models to the slope. I last saw Dill at one of our club meeting carrying an oxygen cylinder to help his breathing, he had been out driving on his last day


Redditch Electric Flyers Presents 

1St Annual Bring & Buy  Anything RC related 

Saturday 7th March 2009

Trade 8:30 15:00, General Public 10:00 14:00

Refreshments available  

Walkwood Middle School Feckenham Rd, Redditch

Worcs, B97 5AQ

 2m Tables (in advance) 5 ea.

Admission (on the door) 1, Contact / Table sales:

bmoseley@fine-flight.com    Tele: 01527 545620 (Eve, W/ends) Further details: www.redditchelectricflyers.co.uk

Bob Moseley

 

 

 

BARCS news letter http://www.barcs.co.uk/Portals/0/pages/barcs/soarer/newsletterFeb2009.pdf 

 

Video links 

Helicopters
I said in my helicopter bits a couple of weeks ago it may take two weeks or a year to learn to fly, how about 3 day days? watch Kristy Carnage.
Kristy used Phoenix Sim,  see Kristy at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNy9L0lseYs
 Keith taught me to fly a heli on his Phoenix, this is reckoned to be a very good heli sim, I tried G3 but this is too easy. The Piccolo on  FMS is a bit wobbly and may be useful for getting used to an indoor heli.
to Fly a heli you need to process position, speed and acceleration in all 4 planes - yaw, roll, pitch and hieght
 

also see

http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?swf=http%3A//s.ytimg.com 

Kristy has been banned from from 3DRC forum  for flying a flight sim in her underwear see, 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltEXYxjEQlY&feature=channel 

Want to learn this may be useful, http://www.swashplate.co.uk/ehbg-v17/ch15.html#N11CCA 

 

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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Spektrum 

Have brought out some new receivers one of these has long aerial leads and can be used on gliders with carbon fuselages 

AR6250 DSM2 2.4GHz Full Range Carbon Fuselage Receiver

With a minimal weight of just 4 grams the AR6250 DSM2 6-channel receiver is specifically designed for carbon fibre fuselage installations. Carbon fibre can create an RF shielding effect that can significantly reduce radio range when using conventional receivers and antennas. The AR9300 features an antenna design that resolves the critical issues presented by installations within this type of environment.

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroonline/e6spektrum/e6receivers/e6receiversP2.html 

SCSA 

next meeting 18th march

 

And now for something completely different, have a look at this fan wing flying machine

http://www.fanwing.com/ 

 

Slope flying

Thursday p.m. 10 mph at Frocester, very smooth with very little thermal activity

 Photo by Christine of Andy's Ash26 taken during the snow early Feb

see http://www.ebley.plus.com/photo/?M=D for photos

 

 


 

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, only 4 to go

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

Saturday 7th March  Redditch Electric Flyers Presents
1St Annual Bring & Buy 
Walkwood Middle School Feckenham Rd, Redditch Worcs, B97 5AQ
redditchelectricflyers.co.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.
June 20th/21st. Berkeley, South Bristol Club. Vintage control line
Jun 20-21  Weston Park  Model Show  www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk
Jul 4&5 Woodspring http://www.woodspringwings.co.uk/shows.html 

for Anything RC related

2009
Trade 8:30 15:00
General Public 10:00 14:00
Refreshments available

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 , Weatherman+ Phantom Speed plus the usual stuff

 

 

 

 

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