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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

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The weeks flying  at Gloucester MFC 

I took a few photos at Cosford airshow posted at  taken between the showers


more photos at,53720.0.html some really good shots from Saturday when the light was better

This picture is superb 



two photo from Nick

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Brian's aerotow video from 2 years ago

indoor freestyle from Mike Womersley 

and F3A 

Aston Down wacky races day, failed limbo attempt filmed by Nick, this is not funny, do not laugh

From The CRCS blog

Although the wacky races never took place we had a good days flying. Exciting in the very gusty wind but a good laugh and it kept you on your toes or biting your nails if I could let go of the sticks.

We did have a barby cos I brought my own, (like to be self sufficient boy scout 'n all that)
I managed to fill brother and George and they couldn't eat or drink any more.

Phil (the Fridge) Hayward erected his limbo poles using 8mm nylon rope, (Bloody Hell said Brother). I took photos with Phil's camera, and Nick B got it on film. Chris Bishop adjudicated from his chair in the pits and all others shouted abuse or encouragement (not sure which as it was very windy).

All set, Phil takes off in about 12 inches does 2 practice circuits and comes in for the limbo, (I am now bearing in mind the previous conversation from 5 mins ago. (yes says Phil I was one of the 6 winners at our last Limbo Comp, all six of us got down to 9 inches, I'm impressed) So I reckon he must be s**t hot at this game. (half right)

In he comes on approach, up a bit down a bit --------------Bullseye! YES!!!! Shout the spectators. He manages to hit the rope and tie it around the prop. The model is hanging in the wind like washing on a line. Suitably chastised by all present he has another go, me camera at the ready again. Exactly the same again!!! Can't believe it snap snap snap he he he!

"I think I'll call it a day" says Phil. Gordon passes comment about the suitability of the Limbo rope and Phil says "I've got some string", but we all pass.  Use this link to the movie on You Tube.

Not ideal conditions but we all enjoyed the day, we had various other brave souls fly their large VTO Caps one with 50cc petrol who tried to amputate his finger my first aid kit came in handy.

Chris Bishop got out his new Biplane and had a couple of flights and John Dobson arrived with an invite to fly at Chedworth and passed it around for perusal. No doubt it will get on our website.

(Ahemmm... John it already is.... NB)

I then ran out of teabags (calamity)
I made Brother fly the Flea Fly and afterwards he said " Nasty little beast" might have been a bit windy. Bored with the Flea Fly we got out the Wifirskin. Brave or what, very hairy take offs but surprisingly stable flight in the very windy conditions. The undercarriage expired though on the third landing so we all decided to call it a day at 16:45.


Slope & soaring 



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 






Wednesday July 15th the electric thermal comp took place, there was still a bit of a westerly breeze, this favoured the heavier gliders who pushed forward and gained some assistance from the slope lift. The handicapping worked well, the two highlights struggled against the breeze.
I was 1st with three wins and Chris Bishop 2ndwith  two wins and a 2nd

Photo Bryan Weighing Chris's Graphite

Full results and photos at 

 A trip to CRCS at Aston Down is planned for a power flying experience one Wednesday evening, watch this space

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

Next club meeting August 19th Wednesday evening 6.30 for 7.00PM start Mini glider competition and electric model flying details

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

The front page of the web site has had a makeover and slide show added, we need some quality images for the site.
Do not visit this site if you have wide screen, one of the images may upset you


FOR SALE , For use by club members and others in Gloucestershire, send to


newly listed  Items 

looking to buy  an electric trainer, plane, glider or similar.

List of items fore sail  for details

hanger 9 piper cub
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

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
Sunday 23/08/09  Cirencester & District Model Aircraft Club  Day 
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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