Phil's News Bits 10.05.2010 Gloucester oven spares
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Phil, Guy and Richard at Haresfield. A lovely sunny afternoon with abundant lift from the small SSW bowl and thermals making things go - - up at least some of the time. The rest of the time Phil, or his Zagi was on the war path. 60 minutes of combat flying, with five hits, one of which dispatched me to ‘the bottom’ within 20 yards of my launch. Cheating, I’d say.
Richard remained aloof with his Weasel, sensibly not joining in.
He kindly, let me fly it later and I was really surprised how stable and well
behaved it was. It flew like a dream and I can now understand why people rave
about them and hold ‘Weasel Fests’ in California.
Haresfield again, a huge amount of lift in the strong breeze and very warm, the hottest day of the year so far
Photo: Ripmax Spitfire at Selsley in the morning
At Leckhampton there was a 5-8mph wind. An approaching black cloud with a base at ground level. So I quickly prepared and launched my EG. Immediately into lift and soaring like a proper plane. Two minutes of fun and the rain arrived. A quick landing and dash back to the car, I waited for the rain to stop, it did almost for a minute then it hailed. Home time.
Newly listed items
Thunder tiger 70
Zippy 2200mah 25c 3 cell battery £20
2 no hl 400 gyros for sale £15.00 each Events
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 email@example.com 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|
|June 19-20||South Bristol Vintage Control Line Gala||Berkeley power station www.southbristolmac.co.uk|
|3rd & 4th July||Woodspring||http://www.woodspringwings.co.uk/shows.html|