Phil's News Bits 26.04.2010 Gloucester oven spares
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We have a new reporter this week, pen name Blaze Cunningham
How high is my model?
A PSS bash at the Bwlch, Sunday 25th April, all welcome.
Tuesday evenings 9.30 - 10.30 pm only ! members only
Reg has released May's Modelflight mag at
Reg has reviewed the GMFC web site
19th April – The South East wind onto Rodborough Common seemed to
have brought a bag of sink-o-matic for the day. The light shifting wind was not
ideal but significant thermal activity more than made up the difference.
Phil’s reasonably light HLG and my Radina DLG both managed a few good pulls
culminating with a catch on landing up by the car park – Awesome thermal
Photo Dave's Raptor, looked good but failed to clear the slope
Blissful sunshine on Selsley Common and a much gentler wind
than the previous day! The only downside being that it was Northerly at
lunchtime and continued East through the afternoon. What XC Weather did not
mention was the monster thermals! First launch of the Dragon clocked a not
insignificant ascent of 1,540ft above the launch point – a very tiny spec!
(logged on the vario). At full crow she refused to come down eventually
descending way back at about 150fpm.(the vario reads out altitude change in ft).
Conditions then turned scratchy and it seemed the fun was over. Phil’s Pegase
flew like a dream (well balanced and little wing loading to speak of) spiralling
up in the thermals and even enjoyed the Selsley East slope along with the Dragon
later in the day. Days of epic thermals like this are rare!
Ray and Steve flew Electric models, Steve's FunJet was very fast
Photo: Ian's Yak
Despite the breeze, Minchinhampton became a thermal delight through midday
with a few sailplane pilots getting away nicely. Phil’s DLG caught an express
elevator and as he followed it back across the common achieved a height in the
region of 750ft. At 1.5 meters it was beginning to look quite small!
Let’s keep our fingers crossed these sunny days continue!
Photo: HLG launching at Minch, shutter speed 1/60
Half pipe being launched
Newly listed items
CMPro Cessa Skylane 182 83ins Wingspan with RCGF 26cc Petrol Engine very good Condition engine has had little use New spare Cowl model has flaps no servos fitted
Tel 01452 714701 or E-mail email@example.com
Thunder tiger 70
Zippy 2200mah 25c 3 cell battery £20
1 no hl 800 gyro for sale £20.00 new
Turnigy sentry 60amp speed esc £20.00 new
please ring Andy 07511947773
TWISTER SKYLIFT, Phase 3 Edge; Don’t Panic . Eindecker Foam, Nieuport 28, Thrush Glider, Great Planes, Fokker DR1 and SE5A
ASP 0.61 FS engine.
some forthcoming events for 2010
|May 8-9||Long Marston Model Airshow||Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LL. Contact Chris Watson on 07801 348736 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.longmarstonmodelairshow.co.uk|
|May 8-9||Model Air Mayfly Weekend||
at Old Warden. All Models Welcome, Especially Vintage and Electric. Ebenezer Mass Launch. R/C under 14 kg. Camping and trade. Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade. Contact Mike Reynolds on 07775 662955 or see www.modelair.info
|May 15th||Thames valley model Airshow||www.airshowthamesvalleymodelairshow.org.uk|
|6th June||trip to Duxford Airplane Museum||The Aston Down club|
|Jun 19-20||Weston Park Model Show||Weston under Lizard. West Midlands Nr M54, J3 or M6 J12. Extensive Camping. Contact Steve Bishop on 01952 587298 or 07961 864415 or see www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk|
|3rd & 4th July||Woodspring||http://www.woodspringwings.co.uk/shows.html|