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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 Len's dolly in use at Chedworth you need Quick Time



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

BMFA Achievement Scheme "B" certificate.

Several members have expressed an interest in taking the BMFA Achievement Scheme "B" fixed wing test.

On Saturday 14th August I will be running an afternoon session of
 tutoring for the "B" certificate. This will take members through the requirements and give them chance to fly the required manoeuvres.

You will need a four function model capable of basic aerobatic
manoeuvres it can be I/C or electric but must be capable of
 taking of and landing from the strip.

Those interested please contact the chairman ASAP.

Normal club flying will carry on as usual but please allow a little time
for those practicing to take to the air.


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, give me a ring if you want to join us. 
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.

We hope to be able to rerun the summer thermal comp 22nd Aug, but we need a couple more return pulleys

A strong breeze on the west facing slope at Selsley early afternoon, This faded to leave weak slope lift, so weak Lionel couldn't talk his Gentle Lady above the horizon. Andy's explorer out thermalled my Starlight and a Shadow got higher than my AVA until I let Terry a novice fly it. 5 para gliders made the trip from from Frocester, one barley cleared the trees at the bottom of the slope. Later huge flocks of gulls showed the lift and the wind picked up on the north slope giving good lift

A strong breeze at Frocester, but the wind was a little too south and gave variable lift and some interesting landings.

Selsley was pants

A strong breeze on Selsley giving strong but lumpy lift

A strong breeze onto the small slope at Haresfield

Photo: My Slipstream on its way to fly under the Severn bridges

There was some heavy showers about, I managed an hour mid afternoon, before making a dash for my van when I saw the rain coming 

The Evening turned out nice

Photo: Paul's Thermo Speedo Pro Mk.II  from (

It was $55 for the plane, $27 for metal gear servos (two wing and one elevator), and $38 for shipping. Just under £90 plus Rx and a 320mAh battery.

A light breeze at with plenty of thermal lift at Selsley 

This is a video clip taken from my AVA with a Hobby City camera 


Kevin's DG1000 with its power pod out, when it folds away a rubber peg stops the prop at the right place, it folds down and the hatches close

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Newly listed items


Wanted : Gentle Lady Kit (or sophisticated lady)  Not ARTF.  Does anyone have an abandoned GL kit or an unopened one sitting around not doing much.  I will gladly take it off their hands for a reasonable sum.

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, 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 15 Midland Heli Club Scale Open Competition

Warton, Warwickshire. See

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
Aug 28-29-30 SAM 1066 Euro Champs Middle Wallop, Nr Andover. Contact Mike Parker on 0118 948 1392
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