Phil's News Bits 03.08.09 Stroud cooker
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this letter is posted at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/news44.htm it may look better and the links will work
Gloucester MFC news
The weeks flying at Gloucester MFC http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog09/
Lee's Spitfire on Sunday
SCSA limbo from 1989 from Brian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUC1UGy6KVk
After a long drive to Retford (Wildfowl Wetlands) for R4 F3J we managed to get some flying in despite a dismal weather forecast.
We had some rain to start followed by strong winds followed by more rain!!
In spite of this we completed 4 rounds and were 1/2 way through the 5th when we gave up for the day due to increasing rain and wind. Scores were based on 4 rounds and there was no flyoff.
Dave East came first (Graphite), Adrian Lee 5th(Graphite), I came 6th(Shadow) and Mike Raybone 7th(Graphite) so the CATS team were in good form.
Full results will be posted to : http://www.barcs.co.uk/BARCS/LatestCompetitionResults/tabid/237/Default.aspx
Some good thermals but the main problem was strengthening wind and I ended up flying the shadow with 15oz of ballast (AUW around 2.6Kg)!
Some incidents during the day, Adrian had a midair with Chas Dunster on approach and Brian Johnson landed in one of the trees on approach. There were a couple of other "outlandings" and one aileron flutter incident on the launch.
1 East; David
4000.00 R1:1000.00 R2:1000.00 R3:1000.00 R4:1000.00
Slope & soaring
The chart shows graphically what I was saying (in fact, this was one of the
titbits of info that I gleaned my knowledge from. What its saying is a low
temp storage with mid charge level will retain 98% of useable capacity (that
last two words is missing from this chart, I think it was in the lead up
description), whereas a fully charged battery stored at 60 C will be down to
only 60% useable capacity after just 3 months.
newly listed Items
For sale: 26/07/09
Saito 150s Black Knight four stroke engine, brand new in box has never been used. Present price in excess of £400, yours for £275. Can deliver within reasonable distance.
Brian Cobb 01452-780005
List of items fore sail for details
hanger 9 piper cub
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 8-9||Park Hall Helicopter 3D Competition||www.parkhallheli.org.uk|
|Aug 9||Rollstone MFG Scale Helicopter Fly In|
|Aug 15 (or 16)||
Thames Valley Scale Aerotow Event
|Siege Cross, Nr Thatcham, Berkshire. For Details See www.tvsa.scalesoaring.co.uk|
|Sunday 23/08/09||Cirencester & District Model Aircraft Club Day|
|Aug 23rd||Woodspring Efly||http://www.woodspringwings.co.uk/|
|21st - 23rd Aug||Bristol model exhibition||Thornbury http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk/exhib/exhib.htm|
|Aug 29-30-31||BMFA British National Championships||http://www.bmfa.org/nationals/index.html|
SAM 1066 Vintage Eurochamps Inc Dixielander Celebration Event on Sunday. Middle Wallop, Nr Andover,
|SO20 8DY. Contact Mike Parker on 0118 948 1392 or membership@SAM1066.org or see www.sam1066.org|
|29 August||OPEN DAY Gaer Park||
At junction 28 on the M4 take the roundabout exit signposted A48 St.
Follow the A48 for St. Mellons & Castleton http://www.gaerpark-mfc.org.uk/
|Sept 5-6th||LMA Much Marcle Show||Herefordshire, HR8 2LX. Contact Bernard Morris on 01989 740619 or 07720 677056 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.herefordshiremodelaeroclub.org|
|Sept 5 -12th||Bream flying festival week||
beach, slope soaring field flying and bring 'n' buy
|Sept - 12 & 13||AEROTOW||at Middle Wallop|
|September 13th||Autumn Barbeque||http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/|
|Sept - 26 or 27||AEROTOW||at Siege Cross Farm|
|25-27th Sept||3D heli championship J8 M5||http://www.3dchampionship.co.uk/|
|3rd October||Indoor flying at Bentham 6.00 - 8.00PM||http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/|
|11th Oct||XC West Mendip||www.slopesoaring.org.uk/wmsa/|
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