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  2. SilentPilot

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    The technology exists. If you restart you don't get a 0 score you are scored up until you start. If you were a glider that place is where you would be classed as landing. It works well enough. The thing is it looks like they are contemplating airborne restarts without a penalty. You could use e power as you see fit to enhance your performance. That's new to me!!! Tony
  3. EssexBOF

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    Would have thought it could use the same as is used now on electric comps , that allow a restart, but the height/limiter records a zero score. In FAI F5j, no restart is allowed. The same technology, I would have thought available for full size.
  4. abbof3f

    Woollyback 2018

    Add me please Andy ....curry and beer afters???
  5. Yesterday
  6. f3fman

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    You have already suggested one viable solution !! :-) You can't always make rules to be totally fair, as long as most of the time the sport is fun for those participating otherwise it will die.
  7. mtreble

    Woollyback 2018

    Pencil me in as a maybe.
  8. SilentPilot

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    You can restart to prevent landing out, it’s a common occurrence, the thing is if you start the engine you’re scored from that point as if you had landed right where you are. It sounds like they are changing the rules to allow restarts to boost performance. That might sound good but how do you keep it fair? Everyone has the same mAh battery and uses it as they see fit? I could see that leading to problems...
  9. Peter G

    Woollyback 2018

    I'm in
  10. f3fman

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    Why shouldn't they be allowed to re-start, just a different set of rules, may attract pilots who aren't prepared to take so much risk of a 'land out' :-)
  11. SilentPilot

    New Spektrum receivers

    I’ve got one of each to try out. The only thing I don’t like is the telemetry they have is only “short range”, though they say ~600’ as opposed to the AR636 which is ~200’, so it might be ok on the slopes but hopeless for Thermal flights. At least with the 636 you can add a TM1000 if practical to use long range telemetry over 200’. This slightly longer range setup might hinder that... I’ve emailed and asked on RCGroups if Spektrum will be making antenna-less Remote Recievers (aka Satellites) but received no answer. That would be a very nice piece of kit. No more wires to worry about, just stick one in the tailcone. So that’s what I’ll be needing next... 2.4 friendly noses and now tails! Tony
  12. jwest532

    Wales F3F Winter League Dates 2018/19

    Hi guys We have the following people signed up Keith Wood Joel West Graeme Mahoney Mike Evans Mark Passingham Greg Lewis Clayton Landells John Treble Nigel Witchells Chris Studley Dave Woods As normal the weather call will be made on Friday night after the mountain forecast has updated. Cheers Joel
  13. Kyri

    AlliaJ (slim) fuselage repair

    This is excellent work. I really enjoy repair threads, and like the way this was done. I am in the middle of one myself, and also had some inner tubes that came in very handy That last picture you posted looks great!
  14. isoaritfirst

    AlliaJ First thoughts.

    Still enduring...
  15. stewartg

    New Spektrum receivers

    Anyone tried the new four or six channel aerial-less (internet aerial) receivers any good? thanks S
  16. isoaritfirst

    AlliaJ (slim) fuselage repair

    All back together, and nice and shiny. Think I may need to add some nose weight though. Need to check back see if i can find where I left it's CG .
  17. SilentPilot

    Electric Powered Full Size Gliders

    Can't see allowing the use of power, even electric, being popular... Self launchers have been in competition for years now but I'm sure that any engine use after start means you are classed as 'landed out'. Why should electric gliders be allowed to restart? Tony
  18. Many thanks to cirrusRC for running the 14-day challenges. The weather has made getting out for a fly almost impossible but hopefully we'll get a few days - maybe some over Christmas - for us to get out for some practice and post some times for the challenges and the Winter Postal too. Despite saying I wouldn't be flying due to being worn out after slinging my Hawk Mini about I did go out for a short while. It seemed like a nice day until I got to the Lawford recreation ground where I found the breeze to be quite strong and bitingly cold. I put 40g of ballast in the XXLite and had a few flights and caught one bit of fast moving lift, so to get this last(?) challenge of the year going: TonyM, F3K, XXLite, 2m22s, 12th December This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a hand-launch glider that conforms to the F3K (up to 1.5m) or Mosquito (less than 1m) class can post a time. Object: Fly your F3K or Mosquito class hand launch glider for as long as possible from a flat field, the person who's time is unbeaten for 14 days 'wins' and a new challenge starts. Rules: Fly safely. No slope soaring. Post your times as follows:-. Pilot Name, F3K or Mosquito class, model name, length of flight minutes and seconds, plus date of flight. (Please do the posting within 48 hours of the flight) Previous challenges since 2012 can be seen at f3k.uk and here at BARCS
  19. martynk

    Pulled PETG canopy thickness

    I used 1mm PETG for my 1/4 scale FOKA 4. It has given me a very nice rigid canopy - about 450mm long
  20. Well well, seems that we were there first https://www.fai.org/news/new-contest-concept-sailplanes-electric-power?fbclid=IwAR1oZ4VX_gC75_osSQrpOtRCXM_GLKkdoxazLl0Te6MX7G90msj4mNiCl50
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  22. Kyri

    Needle 124 setup help

    I finally have the ability to control full span ailerons, snapflap, and rudder! I just need to find some time (and weather) to get flying. Then I can start optimising it all. I can now apply these mixes to my F5B planes (which are similar but smaller and powered - although I might try one on a slope sometime, without a motor) I am disappointed not to have been able to get to a comp yet, as I am sure this would accelerate my learning curve. I will keep trying to find an opportunity!
  23. Witch_1

    Pulled PETG canopy thickness

    Sorry I can't give direct experience on this, but am interested as I need to make a replacement canopy for a very old Sailplanes International glider. Do you mean vacuum forming? There are a few threads to be found on forums, and sites which offer the service using your plug. Sheet thickness is mentioned in both below, and the RCG forum has photos and tips on technique. http://www.vortex-vacforms.co.uk/canopies.htm https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?489215-Simple-Easy-Clear-Canopy-Making
  24. Royski

    Yorkshire Slopers

    How Do Fella, Good to hear you’re getting back into sloping, hope you’re keeping well, see you up on Baildon Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Roy
  25. Even the weather over here near the 'Sunshine Coast' (Frinton, Holland-on-Sea & Clacton-on-Sea) has been poor for thermal flying for the last month - or any sort of flying really. Yesterday and today are good, I can't do today (Wed.) as flying the December Winter Postal yesterday has worn me out Anyway: To start the 6th Mosquito challenge: TonyM, Mosquito, Hawk, 1m45s, 11th December This is a for fun challenge, anyone with a hand-launch glider that conforms to the F3K (up to 1.5m) or Mosquito (less than 1m) class can post a time. Object: Fly your F3K or Mosquito class hand launch glider for as long as possible from a flat field, the person who's time is unbeaten for 14 days 'wins' and a new challenge starts. Rules: Fly safely. No slope soaring. Post your times as follows:-. Pilot Name, F3K or Mosquito class, model name, length of flight minutes and seconds, plus date of flight. (Please do the posting within 48 hours of the flight) Previous challenges since 2012 can be seen at f3k.uk and here at Barcs
  26. I've taken over the baton from David and will 'do' the F3K 14-day challenges for a while. Many thanks to David for taking a turn at curating the times.To finish off the 5th Mosquito challenge: Tony M 'wins' the 5th Mosquito challenge Terry S [1] : Paul G [1] : Tony M [3]
  27. Yesterday was the first flyable day here for nearly a month, while having a go at the December task in the Winter Postal the best time I got was a 1:45. TonyM, Mosquito, Hawk, 1m45s, 11th December
  28. Ridgerage

    Yorkshire Slopers

    Ey up Roy. Busy work time coming up over Christmas I suppose. Getting my act together shortly and heading back up to baildon with the old fleet. Will see you up there hopefully and you too Paul. Regards and a merry Christmas. Gareth.
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