Phil's News Bits 16.03.09

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Indoor flying

21st & 28th Saturday at Bentham Hall 6.00PM till 8.00PM, bar open after. Last two
This venue is open to all with BMFA insurance, spectators welcome, criticism in the manor of Statler and Waldorf   especially welcome

Photos from the 23rd session at    


Photo:- Jamie making a basic mistake, the rotor goes at the the top
Model is a Trex 250


The strip is to be moved This Monday to the next field, details later on the web site later

The weeks flying at 
Keith and Mark Hovering in the wind Saturday video

Important Dates for 2009.

Spring Barbeque April 26th.

Midsummer "bash" June 21st.

Autumn Barbeque September 13th.

More dates and full details to follow.


Budget airlines
often charge for Extras

Checkout this spoof Ryanair poster 


Video links 

Two jets down on a frozen lake and a very daring rescue

This is a true story about one man's single minded determination to risk all to save his RC gear. It was one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong. I needed to tell this traumatic story

From Paul W



Have a look at Laurie's Photos,48000.0.html  posted on the RCMF forum


They are so good I will load them to my web site and claim I took them, I'm sure Laurie won't mind, see RCMF forum


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Fo r Sale

XL Pro 2K

 Air frame alone cost 1,900 when new on Motors & rotors web site

OS70 engine Cost 225

Sab blades

Complete as seen

Spare Canopy & Tail fins 


This is a lot of Machine for little price.

Raptor 30 v2 400 complete high spec

carbon boom, tail fins, skids


Kestrel SE nitro 200 in Case complete

All 3d capable.

All on 2.4

Tel Phil 07876 030191 for information

all can be seen flying or look at pictures on the blog

Funds needed for a gasser


Editor's comment, these helicopters are built and maintained to very high standard

  Model for sale, . MINIUM KYOSHO   CITABRIA   indoor flyer.  Original box & in good condition, complete with Transmitter  1 battery & charger. Very little used.  Current price on the web 78.99.   Accept 45.00   ONO.  Phone 01242 244497  Contact Paul  W

 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). 
wanted 40 sized trainer


Next meeting 18th March, Club Meeting: 18th March, 8.00pm in The Bear. We will show some DVDs of aircraft, B-29, B-17 and some jets too.

There has been some support for a Limbo comp in April, this is always fun to try and watch.

Please think of it as the club members flying together, help will be needed with barracking judging and scoring. If you can't come bring a note signed by your parents and 3 grandparents 



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 needed

Slope Flying 

Good lift at Selsley, with the wind going round to the north face mid afternoon

A steady breeze onto the main slope at Haresfield saw Andy, Gordon and Mike flying their red-nosed BanShe, X-it and EppiSoar respectively. Plus one parascender who thought about flying but decided against it.

Sunday at Selsley
As good as it gets, a light breeze with a series of good thermals and warm

see 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


 Saturday 14,21 & 28 March 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

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 
April 11 & 12th Vintage free flight 
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

Apr 19  West Mendip SA Open Glider Cross Country Event Crook Peak, Nr Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Contact Graham Tolhurst on 07973 163490 or or see
April 26th. Spring Barbeque 
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 GL13 9DE.
Jun 20-21  Weston Park  Model Show
June 21st. Midsummer "bash" 
Jul 4&5 Woodspring 
Jul 18-19 LMA Cosford 2 Day Airshow M54, West Midlands. Contact Dave Johnson on 01925 811763 or or see
Sep 5-6 LMA Much Marcle Show Herefordshire, HR8 2LX. Contact Bernard Morris on 01989 740619 or 07720 677056 or or see
September 13th Autumn Barbeque 










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