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Ade's dragon on Selsley 

Cotswold Slopers

photos have been added to their album at for February 


Indoor flying  
 35 fliers, only three more sessions to go

One newcomer to the dome was Pete Smart who came all the way from Bath bringing a collection of own design miniature scale masterpieces the likes of which people sadly seldom build today. A mixture of radio control models, free flight, electric and rubber powered. All of them flew superbly.

Photos: Pete Smart's Biplanes 

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 Every Saturday 6.00 till 8.30 at Bentham, bar open till 9.00PM
There are more photos at and an outdoor video of his Albatross 

Gloucester MFC
Sunday afternoon, We lit the barbie, more eating than flying 


A great start to the week, the weather exactly as forecast, warm and sunny with a light westerly, the wind dropping late
There were plenty of thermals, the crows and buzzards helping to spot the the big ones. Peter flew his charisma, Andy and Christine flew their highlight and zagi, Ade flew his Dragon

Photo my Pegase, very responsive to light lift

A light breeze at Rodborough with plenty of thermal lift

Rodborough again with the wind a lot stronger and much colder



I've not seen such a turn out for a very long time 12+, I didn't count. Great lift at Selsley and people arriving as I left at 4pm. wall to wall sunshine and blue skies.

Tim Cooper lost his Zagi. It got very high and 'vanished'. We don't know where it landed out, in front or behind the slope. Call me 01452 740270 or (Phil) and I can put Tim in touch when it's found! It's white top and bottom with orange and red stripes.

I am going to put my phone number on ALL my toys.....right now!

Rodborough was OK

A cold morning at Rodborough, poor lift early but got better late morning. 

Photo: Mike's Weasel - not a cloud in the sky 

more photos at  



Dear S.C.S.A. member,

At the A.G.M. we spoke about the SCSA competition against the Malvern Soaring club, which is an all day, open class, thermal soaring competition between 2, four man teams. Each competitor flies against each of the 4 competitors of the opposing team. This makes a total of 16 slots to fly.

There seemed  to be quite a lot of interested members on the A.G.M. night.
Suggestions at the A.G.M. were, "could we have more people in the team?". The answer is "not really" because there is insufficient time in the day. If we had 5 man teams there would be 5x5, ie. 25 slots to fly etc.

However we could run heats throughout the spring and early summer to select the best 4 competitors to enter.

What I want from you is:-
If you are interested in being in the team to fly on 15th August at Fish Meadow in Upton-On-Severn send me a reply. If we get sufficient interest, now that we have got the date set, we will try and organize some eliminator heats to pick the team.

We are holding a Winter Thermal competition on Minchinhampton Common on Sunday 21st March. This is the Sunday following the next Club Meeting. We will use this comp. as an indicator for the interest in thermal competitions and will use the results as one of the heats for the Malvern event.

Bryan Tucker (Chairman)

For Sale

Newly listed items



2 items


Puppeteer Mk2 FL1001.  The frame, wings and flaps have all been built to a high standard, true and square, it just needs the servo’s, fuel tank, engine installed and covered.  All the parts are with it which includes the Solartex covering.


ASP 0.61 FS engine.


Used engine, very smooth runner and no issues with it.


Any reasonable offers considered, will sell as job lot.  

see  4.9 meg


Steve Davis


Home 01452 522926      Mobile 07971361219



Models for sale as I'm having a clear out.


Great Planes Fokker DR1 and SE5A

See weblink for details


Both only flown once about 5 minutes!


Each fitted with

Powerful brushless motor

Speed controllers

4 x Hitec servos

35 MHZ micro receivers with crystals

LIPO batteries


Both in excellent condition apart from the SE5 needs the fin gluing and the DR1 needs a simple bulkhead repair and its cowl is cracked, (tripped over on its landing)!


£170 each or £320 for the pair.


Thrush Glider with brushless motor speed controller

Battery protection device

35 MHZ Receiver

4 servos

A! condition

Ready to fly

£100 - ARTF &Kits&subcatname=ARTF – JP    


Foam Nieuport 28

Brushed motor, speed controller

2 x Servo's and receiver

Has been flown indoors at Bentham despite its size





Made in Depron from an Aeromodeller plan

4 servos

Brushless motor, speed controller, and receiver.

Needs some decent wheels and sorting out to fly.




Don’t Panic

Depron flying wing

Needs a little finishing off

Brushless motor, speed controller

2 x servos and receiver



Phase 3 Edge

Unmade 3D Kit



Various Depron sheets and box of balsa £10


I’d be happy to email pictures and more details if desired.


Contact Michael Pearce Tel 07733 300830

Hempsted Gloucester




3 x JR 35mhz receivers in good condition. £15 each.  

1 x 6 channel NER326X

1 x 7 channel NER627XZ

1 x 8 Channel NER638XZ  

Also have some pairs of JR crystals on 64, 65 and 78 to sell separately if req'd.  

1 x Hitec 4 channel receiver HFS 04MI+ with crystal on ch 86 - £5.  

Contact Nick on 01453 767670 or 07812 492690 or email

For sale

Plane Sailings Infinity, Flair Heron, Flair Volture, Phase 6, Unbreakable flying wing (cannot remember the name). Also for sale JR X388-S transmitter, and Sanwa Vanguard transmitter
10 off  8” x 4” E-PRO props’  
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

Updated event list by Steve Mitchell

March 23rd Baldock Aerotow. Baldock.
Please check the date


some forthcoming events for 2010

March 17 SCSA bring what you are building  8.00PM at the Bear Rodborough
March 21 SCSA Winter thermal Minchinhampton common 9.30 for a 10.00AM start
Mar 28  SAM 35 R/C Vintage Fly In

Forest RMC, Woolaston, Glos. Limited Camping Available. 
Contact Graham Crawshaw on

April 1st Auction Malvern Colwall Village Hall 7:30 pm, Auction starts 8:15 pm
Apr 3-4-5  SAM 1066 Bank Holiday Weekend Middle Wallop, Nr Andover.
April 25 Cotswold Slopers PSS
 at the Bwlch 



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