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World championship F3J  

The 2010 FAI Word Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft (F3J) will be organised by the Comité Départemental d’AéroModélisme du Jura (CDAM 39) on behalf of French Federation of AeroModelling (FFAM) from 31th July to 8th August on the Dole Tavaux airfield.

The Dole-Tavaux airfield is located in the department of Jura on east of France.  

UK team

Mark Devall

Colin Paddon

Austin Guerrier


Video clips

last week I gave the wrong address to Laurie's photo album it should have been 

There are some remarkable images on this site, Laurie's 300mm prime lens takes some cracking photos

2010 BMFA British National Championships
Bank Holiday weekend 28-30th August

Paul & Tracy Gurr are planning a GMFC camping trip to the Nats at Barkston Heath Nr Grantham Lincs

Camping is £18.50 /person if paid by the 23rd Aug. £20.00 on the day.
Note; A camping pass allows full access to all events for the weekend with no further charges. Book with BMFA online or by phone.

Paul & Tracy have some tents available on a first come first served basis.

Reg has released the August edition of Modelflight 


Gloucester MFC

Autumn Barbeque.

Sunday 12th September all day.

All your usual favourites cooked fresh all day.

After the midsummer disaster caused by the lack of Pork & Stilton sausages a pre order for 50 Kgs has already been placed.  


No flying please

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September

Please ensure that work has finished before you start flying.

There may be members of the Auto grass club carrying out various task outside these dates & times, please be vigilant and work together to ensure safety for all. It will be necessary to move all our bits and pieces to the container or elsewhere prior to both race meetings. 

Chris Bishop,  Chairman GMFC


The SCSA are to fly a F3J competition against Malvern SA at Fish Meadow Upton upon Severn 15th August,  see for full details.
There will be a practice session this week or next
We would welcome supporters and help. The comp takes place at a slow place, there would be plenty of time for you  to give flat field thermal flying a try

18th Aug HLG comp Wednesday evening 7.00PM Minchinhampton. Any model that can be hand or bungee launched can be used.. Three bungees will be laid out and a series of tasks set
This is the last of the fun comps for the summer, see last years report  
We will go to the Bear about 9.00PM, only 5 people attended the last meeting, we will decide weather to hold the September and October meetings.

A strong breeze at Selsley, but not a great deal of lift, Bill's Calypso went well and made a lot of noise. Alan flew his MU13

Good lift at Frocester, Tim's Blade was hurtling about
Photo Bryan's Fox

We flew at Frocester, but the wind was on Selsley, this made landing a challenge. Tim flew his Easy Glider, the Spektrum receiver lost its signal for a while, but recovered before it crashed, reason unknown.
My Slipstream failed to gain any real height 

A strong breeze on Selsley, but on the point giving variable slope lift. A Blade met a MiriJ in the air and came of worst but looks repairable.
I bought a Starlight 2000 3.3M F3j lunch time and gave it a try, it coped OK, but it came without the ballast which it needed to fly well in the strong wind. 

I went to Frocester where the wind was a little too south to give good lift

Smooth lift at Frocester, some thermal activity

photo: Tim's blade

A light breeze at Frocester, with mostly good lift, The wind was light enough for John to fly his Gentle lady, but a bit too strong for my HLG. Bryan flew his scale Fox and foam Discus. Peter's  Sting was the best flyer of the morning, - very fast. Alan King's Sid King Top Line was well suited to the lift, this must be one of the best polyhedral models ever made. My Starlight 2000 was able to keep going when the lift faded.
The wind swung round to Selsley late morning, but we stayed and coped with the landing problems
I had the brief please of flying a Shadow 3.7 metre F3J, this model is a great flyer, easy to thermal and has a good speed range. 

more photos at  

Newly listed items


OS 61FX.
Has had approximately 4 tanks through it, in superb condition, £70 ono
Nick Cooke
07825 441110

For sale  

Surplus to my fleet is a Duncan Hutson Sirocco model, (no longer available) some minor work and general tidying up required to get it in the air.

Airframe with air retracts, tank and valve, wing servos fitted (72inch span and has flaps) needs a 60plus 2c or 90FS engine.  

£125 ONO  

Phone  on 01453 767670 or 07812 492690

Another airframe for sale, nice looking Cessna 172 with servos fitted in fuz, needs servos in wing.

Suggest a 90 fs would be good in this. 72inch wingspan.  

01453 767670  

£100 ONO

Phone Nick on 01453 767670 or 07812 492690  

Wanted: decent sized (over 1m) electric foam trainer (not a V-tail) RTF will pay upto £70. Please contact Ben at thanks


40 sized trainer , SET OF 550mm WOOD BLADES

For sale

35 MHz receivers, Zippy battery 20C 3S 2200ma, R NER-326.  3 available, price £10.00 each. JR R700. 1 available, price £12.50.Jeti 4Ch MPD micro.  1 available, price £15.00.Jeti Rex 4 micro. 2 still available, price £10.00 each.Jeti Rex 5 plus. 2 still available, price £12.50 each.Jeti Rex 7 mini. 3 available price £15.00 each.MS Composit 5 Channel (helicopter receiver).  1 available price £15.00KYOSHO CALIBER I.C HELICOPTER 
Thunder tiger 70

2 no hl 400 gyros for sale £15.00 each
 1 no hl 800 gyro for sale £20.00 new 
Turnigy sentry 60amp speed esc £20.00 new
 please ring Andy  07511947773
 Phase 3 Edge; Don’t Panic . Eindecker Foam, Nieuport 28, Thrush Glider, Great Planes,  Fokker DR1 and  SE5A 
ASP 0.61 FS engine.  
Puppeteer Mk2 FL1001.
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’  
 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


August 6th-17th Manx Model Meet
August 8th Bickley Scale fly-in
AUGUST 7/8th Euroflugtag
August 22nd Langar Warbirds
August 26-30th Winterton LMA Fly-in
AUGUST  28/30th Nationals
SEPTEMBER 11/12th Castle Howard  (Provisional date)
September 11th-12th British Freestyle Aerobatic Championships Cancelled
SEPTEMBER 18/19th The Hop Farm
September 26th  The (in)famous Osbournby Fly-in.
Sept 30th – Oct 3rd Winterton Autumn Fly-in
November 6-7th Langar Bonfire - Watch out for the chilli though!!
November 5-7th Winterton Bonfire Night Fly-in


Some forthcoming events for 2010

Aug 14-15  Rhyl &DMFC Aerotow  North Wales. Contact Melfyn Allington on 01745 813800 or 07704 535391 or
20,21,22nd Aug Engineering exhibition   Thornbury
28-30th Aug   2010 BMFA British National Championships
Sep 3-10 Brean Sands Model and Hobby Festival All Disciples. Somerset. Contact via or
Sep 4-5  LMA Much Marcle Show HR8 2LX.
Sep 11-12  Model Air Festival of Flight at Old Warden.

 Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade. Contact Mike Reynolds on 07775 662955 or see

Sept 11/12th Aerotow Middle Wallop
18-19th Sept Kemble, Glos Kemble Battle of Britain Weekend  Link

Siege Cross dates are;




All Models Welcome. R/C under 10 kg. Camping and trade.



Oct 17th

cooker repairs