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This letter is posted at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/news60.htm it may look better and the links will work
see www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/news.htm for last weeks

 

Humour from Nick

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x306rm_bad-morning_fun deicing the car

Haresfield night flight
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGka1XRXJ8A&feature=player_embedded#  

Learning to fly
It's been 10 months since I came along to the GMFC flying field and made lots of new friends.
What I most wanted to do was fly a helicopter.
I joined the club knowing that I was going to get help and advice.
Well soon I had my T Rex 600 nitro with training frame and began trying to hover. Not easy as all you who can remember learning will testify.
So I diversified with other helicopters and a Wot trainer. This broke up the disappointment of not being an expert in five minutes.
Well I persisted and today is a 'red letter day'.
Today, ten months after walking onto the flying field with loads of questions, today, I flew my first helicopter circuits.
They weren't perfect by any means but the helicopter was made by me deliberately to fly away and turn left and right and fly back towards me and then full circle. Six tanks of fuel and I still have a heli. in one piece.
I assure you that is a great relief - to overcome the fear of the aircraft flying away and then nose on towards you. Just to prove a point I did some nose in hovering and a couple of nose in landings. Impressed or what!
A message for all flyers who are still trying. KEEP TRYING - BE PATIENT
WITH YOURSELF - YOU WILL ACHIEVE.
Malcolm Wood

New Cotswold Slopers Compass

 The Cotswold Flyers have their own compass for choosing which slope to fly at
I have crayoned in some colours: green for good lift, light green for OK and amber for marginal

This will tided up when everybody is happy with the directions

The SCCA prefer Selsley for a north or NNE wind and don't include Cam Long Down or Leckhampton

The Cotswold Slopers have an interactive map for Cotswold flying sites click here help is needed with this project. Please help with editing the pages. The map will be colour coded to distinguish between prime and barley used sites.
If you have flown North Nibley, please let me have a few lines about the slope.

Indoor flying  
A good turnout 29 flyers, a report will be posted later when CB manages to get the interweb to work

Photos: 

 Every Saturday 6.00 till 8.30 at Bentham, bar open till 9.00PM
There are more photos at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/indoor/id0910/indoorjan10/jan10.htm  

Slope/flat

This has been a good week with flying taking place every day of the week finishing with the best day on Sunday, this was a little light for the PSS bricks, but perfect for scale

Monday
very light lift on Rodborough in the bowl 

Tuesday
Strong lift on the SE facing slope

Wednesday, 
l
ight lift on SE facing slope of Rodborough, feeling warm with temperature rising to 0C

Thursday
Very light lift at Selsley, even my anorexic Viltis had trouble staying up 

Friday
Rodborough SE slope, too windy, not pleasant

Sunday
From the forum 

A cracking day marred only by the wind being a-bit-light and a-bit-Frocester and a-bit-Selsley.

Nice to see loads of people at Frocester, the talking-about-gliding pit was quite crowded Wink - but then the wind swung round to the point so a few of us went to try Selsley West. It was fine there and perfect for the landing practice

Editors note
The wind at Selsley was clipping Penn woods at times and spoiling the lift. 

more photos at http://www.ebley.plus.com/photo/?M=D dated 07 - Jan


Mark's K8


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

 

SCSA Paper plane comp 20th Jan 8.00AM at the Bear

For Sale

Newly listed items

HELICOPTER PITCH GAUGE ................................3
 
2200MAH 3S BATTERY......................................20
 
1800MAH 3S BATTERY......................................18
 
138MAH 1S BATTERY.......................................3
 
800MAH 2S BATTERY.......................................7
 
1300MAH 3S BATTERY.....................................12
 
HEX 900 9g/1.6kg/.12 SERVO............................4
 
10"X5"X4mm SERVO/GYRO TAPE........................3
 
ALL THE ABOVE BRAND SPANKING NEW
 
 
DARREN
 
07766804629 OR AT INDOOR FLYING

For sale  http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/forsale/for-sale.htm 
Zippy Lightmax 2200mah 20C lipo. Suit  400/450 heli, Deans connector
 325mm 400/450 fibreglass heli blades 5 per pair
8.4 volt 650 ma Ni-mh pack  for Twister 5
Sanwa TX, starter, gyro,   91 4 stroke,   Battery, 35 meg Crystals

some forthcoming events for 2010

Jan 20th   SCSA
Jan 22-24 London Model Engineering 
Exhibition
Alexandra Palace, North London. Contact Davinder Rai on 01926 614101 or davinder@meridienneexhibitions.co.uk or see www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk
Feb 7 Telford MAC Swapmeet. 10 am to 12 noon. Shifnal Village Hall, Nr Telford. Contact Graham Thomas on 01952 583960 or 07528 669837 or graham.thomas@tesco.net
Feb 28 OFMAC Sunday Indoor F/F Meeting F/F Only. 10 am 6 pm. Flitehook Attending. Castle Leisure Centre, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8LP. Contact Dave Dobson on 01491 837789

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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