Phil's News Bits 01.09.09 gloucester cooker
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this letter is posted at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/news48.htm it may look better and the links will work
I took this photo of Christine's Luna landing with the brakes full on, the flaps have gone down about 80 degrees and the ailerons up a little, the elevator is mixed in to compensate for flap deployment. This makes the model fly very slow and up ailerons reduces any tendency to tip stall. I also use an aileron rudder mix this is engaged automatically by moving the brake stick past 40%
Gloucester MFC news
September 13th Autumn Barbeque, details on the web site soon.
Rob's T-rex 700
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZBcapxGHjE&NR=1 dead stick aerobatics and tea poured during a barrel roll
Slope & soaring
There is a photo at http://www.ebley.plus.com/photo/luna.jpg of Christine's Luna with a heavy shower in the background, all the showers missed us
Phil and Guy flew Guy’s Slipstream in excellent lift late afternoon at
Haresfield’s mini bowl. Phil’s foamie is in poor health, so Guy’s was
Numerous rolling circles from Phil (how I wish I could do ‘em so well/at
all) and the bunting competition began. Phil’s were pretty hopeless (mine were
better, I thought) so we landed and strapped a hunk of lead at the rear edge of
the wing to move the CoG back. It improved the bunt and outside loop but seemed
to increase the ‘Chevron waggle’ somewhat. Elevator was a bit more
I won’t embarrass Phil by telling you how he lost it, after several more
bunt attempts he landed in the jungle behind the slope, or any of that good stuff, ‘cos you
know him too well and his skills, to believe it. I made him fly it again to
restore his confidence (‘get straight back on that horse, sort of thing’)
and then accepted his applause as I showed him how exactly a landing should be
It’s Tuesday, I’ve held my breath since Thursday, to see
if he’s published this in his excellent ‘news bits’.
Thanks for everything Phil!
Thanks for everything Phil!
Please let me or the committee know if you want a comp in autumn
newly listed Items
3dx 500 complete with hitec mg servos and a hitec ultra
speed servo on the tail.
For sale, Spektrum DX7 transmitter boxed with instruction manual.
This is a mode 2 helicopter layout transmitter (works for fixed wing too)
Approximately 1 year old - £120.
Contact Paul : 07950611383
List of items fore sail for details
RAPTOR 30 sold
Events & Shows
This isn't intended to be the definitive list of all the events and shows in the country, just ones that might be of interest to club members
|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/
LMA Much Marcle Show
|Sep 6||Wolves Scale Glider Fly-in. Long Mynd, Church Stretton.||Start 9.30am, even frequencies only, £2 entry fee, proof of insurance required. Contact Mark Richards on 01785 712445 or 07831 246961|
South West Heli Fly In
|Woodspring MAC and Bath MHC. Yatton, Nr Clevedon,|
|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/|
Oxford model show
||OUR ANNUAL SHOW IS ON THE AND HAS ALL TYPES OF R/C MODELS. THERE WILL BE ALL DAY FLYING, TRADE STANDS, PYROTECHNICS, ON SITE REFRESHMENTS, INSIDE AND OUT, LICENSED BAR, CHILDREN QUAD BIKES AND MUCH MORE.|
|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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