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The Next big event for many of us is Woodspring There will be no full sized flying this year

Woodspring 2009 -   There are some more photos at 

I went saturday, but missed a lot of the flying buying bits, John Bennett took the photos of the combat panics and The Hawks flying in formation. The Gimbaled outlet can be seen on Ali's jet allowing him to perform the remarkable maneuvers . The large blue Extra did some of the best 3D flying I have seen

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Gloucester MFC news

No flying dates and times for summer 2009 due to preparation for the Auto grass race meetings. There may be members of the Auto grass club carrying out various task at times outside those below, please be vigilant and work together to ensure safety for all. It will be necessary to move all our bits and pieces to the container or elsewhere prior to both race meetings. 

 No flying from 1200 (midday) Wednesday 8th July thru to 1200 (midday) Monday 13th July (5 days) due to main Auto grass event for 2009. 

 No flying Saturday 8th August thru to 1200 (midday) Monday 10th August (2.5 days) due to Charity Auto grass event for 2009

Our membership passed the three figure mark for the first time ever in it's
history when Paul Boucher became the 100th member in 2009!

see mug shots, would you buy a second hand plane off these men?  

The weeks flying  at Gloucester MFC 


Wings & Wheels photos  

Virgin Atlantic Jumbo joins the Red arrows 


 has seen one

Slope & soaring


Rodborough was not too good, we did find some good thermal lift, perhaps the wind was a little too far south

Some good lift at minch, we managed to get Richard's Pretty self launching glider to thermal and flew his Ultrafly Furious, a great little park flier

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After the rain passed I joined Peter at Minch for the afternoon, the air was good but no strong lift, I got to cloud base only once and that wasn't very high in the overcast conditions. Peter had brought a load of models two self launching gliders an indoor Lazy Bee and a Yak styled shock flier

A day of very strong lift, Andy flew at Selsley, in mostly thermal lift. the clouds showed how good the lift with some towering cumulus that you could see growing. A large number of circling  birds made lift spotting very easy

A good electric session on Minch, strong lift at times. park fliers 3D and self launching gliders flown

Photo Brian's profile 3D and 

In the afternoon there was a good breeze at Haresfield 


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July 15th 6.30 for 7.00PM electric thermal comp, any model with an electric motor, Zagi, power model. Just for fun no prizes

The thermal comp against Malvern SA will be July 26th at Fish Meadow

August 23rd Sunday  club thermal competition 9.30 for 10.00AM start

Photo added to web site 

FORE SAIL , For use by club members and others in Gloucestershire, send to


newly listed  Items 

Blade 400 3d Helicopter 2,4 Ghz including Spektrum receiver and DX6i Transmitter, all set up and ready to fly. Includes Lipo, Brushless set up, Balance Charger. Slight dent in tail boom (straight) and plastic horizontal ‘decorative’ stabiliser, otherwise as new. 
Only flown a few times by a friend who paid £300 a few months ago but is giving up… Just needs 4xAA batteries for the transmitter.

Care of Trevor England  07794 249406

 £180 ono 

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looking to buy  an electric trainer, plane, glider or similar.
 new to fixed wing but not rc (fly helis) willing to pay cash or trade for nitro plane or heli stuff.
W.H.Y ?
tel 07773999831

List of items fore sail click here for details

Edge 540 electric RTF
Connectors, Heat Shrink,  Connectors, Carbon Fibre 
Wanted, a Din to Square Futaba trainer lead. 
For Sale
10" x 5" x 4mm thick gyro tape, this can be used to mount gyros, rec, servos and more . £3 a sheet  
Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) thin type 20g container  . 75p a tube  
Zippy lightmax 2200 20c 3cell batteries fitted with deans plugs . £20  
flightmax 130mah batteries. For the mcx or vapor £3 each 
Flightmax 800 3 cell batteries suitable for Trex 250 £10 each 
HXT 900 micro servo 9g/1.6kg/.12 sec £4 each
, a Din to Square Futaba trainer lead
Phoenix flight sim,  
JR 2610 TX complete with Nicad battery, R700 receiver and genuine charger  
Also a 6mm heli starter drive £5.00 again new never used.
60 inch Slope soarer,
ATS Kite
64" with OS46 + servos,
Hanger 9 Cub 66" with new sc46 + servos, flown once,
Flair Piper cub 72" damaged, 
Hitec focus 6, Sanwa vanguard 6, 
Sanwa RD6000 sport, field box with control panel,
2 starters, glow starters, fuel pump, fuel and lots of accessories. 
Futaba crystals RX88, , RX71, RX71 dual conversion,
Wanted  RX84,
Mini Titan,
Don's PC9 £150 complete PC-9 45 *


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

July 12th CRCS Wacky Races and BBQ   10.00 AM
Jul 18-19 LMA Cosford 2 Day Airshow M54, West Midlands. Contact Dave Johnson on 01925 811763 or or see
Aug 2  Wincanton Falcons 15th Annual Charity Display
Aug 15 (or 16) 

Thames Valley Scale Aerotow Event

Siege Cross, Nr Thatcham, Berkshire. For Details See
Aug 23rd Woodspring Efly
21st - 23rdm Aug Bristol model exhibition Thornbury  
Aug 29-30-31  BMFA British National Championships 
Aug 29-30-31

 SAM 1066 Vintage EurochampsInc Dixielander Celebration Event on Sunday. Middle Wallop, Nr Andover,

 SO20 8DY. Contact Mike Parker on 0118 948 1392 or or see
29 August OPEN DAY Gaer Park At junction 28 on the M4 take the roundabout exit signposted A48 St. Mellons.
Follow the A48 for St. Mellons & Castleton 
Sep 5-6 LMA Much Marcle Show Herefordshire, HR8 2LX. Contact Bernard Morris on 01989 740619 or 07720 677056 or or see
Sept - 12 & 13   AEROTOW at Middle Wallop
September 13th Autumn Barbeque 
Sept - 26 or 27 AEROTOW at Siege Cross Farm
25-27th Sept 3D heli championship  J8 M5 










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