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Int'l Large Model Aircraft Rally

18 July - 19 July

An air show in miniature with large-scale models flown by enthusiasts from all over the UK. The 2009 show will celebrate 100 years of the Bleriot Channel Crossing.

Gates open at 8.30am and the flying starts at 9.30am both days.

Prices frozen for the fourth year
Adult 9.00
Child 5.00
Senior Citizen 7.00
Family 20.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

post code TF11 8UP

Known as the biggest and best model show in the country. This show is also one of the biggest in Europe. The range and scale of the aircraft flown is truly awe-inspiring. Cosford museum is one of the best in the country as well. A real treat of a model show. Just look at last year's report for a taster of the sort of models you will see



Woodspring 2009 -   

Barry Everson has release his video taken at Woodspring on Saturday

Albatross flight, no you don't get wafers with it 


Red arrow display including crash 

Matt's crash of the Hawk was caused by a elevator servo failure Cry ,
He took it hard but we will be back has they say, on to Ali tomorrow to see if we can get another kit ,
regards Steve Bishop


Gloucester MFC news

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

Please check you photo is on  if not send one to me and I will add it

The weeks flying  at Gloucester MFC 

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Want to start your heli, you need a Milwaukee electric drill 

carrier landings 

last flight of the victor 


Slope & soaring 


Hi Phil, here are some pictures from Garway hill, flyable in NW winds - it is about 10 miles north of Monmouth and has good views of the Black mountains to the north west. It is not really comparable to Selsley (with takes the same wind direction), it is higher and has a definite slope on the back face which should be avoided. The lift was very good when I was there but a bit bumpy, the landing is on thick ferns that cover the whole area. These pics were taken from my o.d. thermal glider which was the wrong model really for this slope - a heavier glass glider would have been better.
Phil W
 see photos in slide show

Selsley was good until 3.30PM when the wind went NNE spoiling the lift. Bryan's ASW27 went well 


In the evening I joined Gordon and CB at CRCS Aston Down, we were surprised to find only one CRCS member there on a very pleasant evening
The Pitts is great 3D machine capable of doing all the tricks
We rounded off the evening with a visit to the Crown at Frampton Mansell, some excellent beers but missed last orders for food

Photo Gordon's trainer, CB Pitts Python and John's Sid King model, light was poor for photographs 

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Very pleasant in the morning but in the afternoon the wind picked up and went onto the west slope, a little too breezy for us

Strong lift at Frocester, there are 3 photos of Len's discus at  dated 10-Jul 


The CRCS wacky race day, Nick arrived with the barbeque but none of the race equipment arrived. A very sunny day with a westerly breeze, the far runway was used. Only one person was daft enough to try flying under a limbo with metal poles and a rope




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

Electric Thermal Comp.  200watts/kg.

This is to be a fun comp and any electric model can be used as allowances are made for power to weight ratio, models will be weighed and motor power measured.

Rules based on a 30sec motor run for a model weighing 1Kg and a motor power of 200watts, models will be weighed and motor power measured and run time will then be calculated (Kg x 1000/Watts x 6 ) for example a model weighing 2Kg & with only a motor power of 250watt would have 48sec motor run.

A 10 minute slot time will start after motor off there will be a 50 point bonus for landing within the landing box & 25 points for a model partly in the box, no bonus applicable for an overfly of the 10 minutes

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 


Hi I'm looking for a trade for this aircraft (hanger 9 piper cub) with a 66" wingspan and sc46 engine.
I actually bought the aircraft from this site from a chap who assured me it had only been flown once and has a new sc46 engine it also has 4 acoms as12 ic servos but will need an rx.
It looks it in brilliant condition and starts easily it will need the wing struts fitting though i think which will need to be obtained, the only reason im looking to trade it out is im a newbie to ic aircraft so im going to concentrate on the other plane i have to learn on as this is to nice to be thrashed by a newbie to fixed wing flying such as myself.
Would like something electric and more suited to a new flyer such as a high wing  trainer, powered glider etc.
If your interested i can be contacted on.
07773999831 or
thanks for looking

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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  for details

Edge 540 electric RTF
Connectors, Heat Shrink,  Connectors, Carbon Fibre 
Wanted, a Din to Square Futaba trainer lead. 
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,
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

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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