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Whose flying what and where on the slope, go to http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/board,247.0.html to find out.

why not join? and post, this will help the last few slope flyer together 

Oxford model flying show our annual model show is booked for Sunday 13th September. its a good family show with planes, trains, cars, tanks, boats etc and a very relaxed atmosphere. confirmed are Probuild, rc tronics, global rc, gforce rc, tempest models Wayne and sam from YT international and our local model shop and flyers (oxford panic display team). you will need a B cert or equivalent and insurance to fly but not if you want a static display. we have the field on Saturday so you can practice and also stay the night if you like. email me on oliverd5@aol  or call me on 07718584198 for more info

 

Free Flight

I briefly attended this today to see what was going on in the free flight world these days. 

        The answer was: not a lot due to the howling wind being not very user friendly for most of the models which looked very fragile. 

        Venue was RAF Little Rissington near Bourton on the Water. There were about 80 cars - all potential flyers, no spectators except me. 

        Anyone foolhardy enough to fly meant spotting the models with bins for at least a mile down wind, getting a compass fix then setting off to find it. 

       One bit of techno all the flyers have now is a radio tracker fitted to the model which seems very sensible. Could be a good idea for radio gliders when 

       flying over bracken etc. Apparently Maplin do them.  

       The close up photo is a CO2 model and the other is an A1 glider.

 Cheers

 Pete

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Pete zagi flying at Newhaven

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Indoor flying
Indoor flying at Bentham starts next month 3rd October 6.00PM, we hope to have an extra half hour and slots for the ultra lights. details at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/indoor/indoor.htm these will be updated soon

EPP models very durable, the Blade shockie is very popular at Bentham

ultra light weight models Ember and Vapor, slow and easy to fly

Twin rotor helicopters, hands free stable hovering a gentle start 

 

Gloucester MFC news
  http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog09/

September 13th Autumn Barbeque, details on the web site soon.
 
Fees are reduced from September, seniors 25 , OAPs 15 


VIDEO
From Nick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i3mlvMgQdY&feature=related  

All filmed remotely from a model. Crazyyyyyyy!!

http://www.thefightins.com/meechone/rc-airplane-interrupts-the-dodgers-game/
From Darren  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBvUBQWK0w4&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo%2Egoogle%2Eco%2Euk

%2Fvideosearch%3Fq%3Dbig%2Bslip%26hl%3Den%26emb%3D0%26aq%3Df&feature=player_embedded

A big slide from Don fake or nutter?

 


Slope & soaring 

Monday
Flown at Frocester today, eck it was turbulent. Then went to Haresfield just as it started raining, didn't bother to hang about.
A tad gusty. Had approximately 30 mins there before the weather closed in yet again. Thanks for the advice though - it was on slope.

Tuesday

 Wednesday  

Thursday  

Friday
Selsley's West bowl was great. A bit bumpy after launch but when you get out a bit smooth strong lift.

Saturday
Good lift at Frocester, the wind had dropped enough for Graham to fly his balsa wood Zagi. This flew fine and only needed a slight adjustment to the C of G

more photos at http://www.ebley.plus.com/photo/?M=D

Sunday  
A gentle start, Peter flew his HLG and his ProdiJ when the wind picked up, only one zagi up a tree

 Photo Mick' Weasel a great fun model, small enough to take on holiday

more photos at http://www.ebley.plus.com/photo/?M=D 

 Haresfield was at it's best this pm 15 mph with strong consistent lift on the ridge and the usual nasty rotor to land in!

We, (Guy, Andy & Christine) tried the small bowl on returning to the cars and it was booming too! Just the three of us on a sunny afternoon. I guess the other slopers were out this morning?


Monday
Haresfield again with strong lift


SCSA News
Next club meeting 8.00PM Wed 16th Sept

Please let me or the committee know if you want a comp in autumn 

FOR SALE

 http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/for-sale.htm , For use by club members and others in Gloucestershire, send to for-sale@glos-mfc.co.uk

 

newly listed  Items 

CSM  SL310 Micro gyro 

heading hold Gyro optimised for standard servos and basic maneuvers see for details see

http://www.evorc.com/product.php/274/csm-sl310-heading-hold-gyro     

manual http://www.rcmodels.org/csm/micro310.pdf   
boxed with instructions 35

Phil 01453 826164

Wanted

List of items fore sail  for details  

3DX SOLD

Spektrum DX7
Pigeon 450 (Trex clone)
RCV 91CD Four Stroke
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
Also a 6mm heli starter drive 5.00 again new never used.
Hitec focus 6, Sanwa vanguard 6, 
Sanwa RD6000 sport, field box with control panel,
Futaba crystals RX88, , RX71, RX71 dual conversion,
Wanted  RX84 crystal,



 

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

Sept 5 -12th Bream flying festival week http://www.veaseyjet.com/VeaseyJet/Brean_Sands.html 
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/ 
13TH SEPT 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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