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  2. PeteMitchell

    BMFA F5J League Tables 2019

    League updated to 18th August
  3. Rayg

    Sutton Valence Comp

    Hi Nick, thanks for your reply, have PM'd you.
  4. Tony

    Frsky Taranis X9D Pluse special edition/T9hobbysport

    Funny as I was looking as well, I already have a 9D & 9DPlus, it's like you said it's the plastic that would put me off. I sold a brand new MZ-24 a while back, I didn't like the radio but loved the feel of it. Is the Horus the answer instead, dunno as I've never held one so don't know the feel. The specs of the new X9 appear great though. Tony
  5. Nick Jackson

    Sutton Valence Comp

    Ray, Very sorry about this - it's entirely my responsibility. I can see how it happened: I've been in bed for several days with some minor viral illness; didn't make the effort to notify cancellation on the forum because no-one had signed up via the forum; obviously too dopey to realise that having signed up by email you would nevertheless be relying on forum info re cancellation. But seeing how it happened is absolutely no excuse. Thank you for mentioning this - it will ensure the same thing never happens again. I'm PMing you to offer a small gesture by way of apology.
  6. Marc Sinclair

    Frsky Taranis X9D Pluse special edition/T9hobbysport

    I hear what your saying about the cheap plastic case feeling taggarc, agree there for sure. What do most soarers with mid to high-end gliders tend to go for and why (increased reliability/range/better components etc)? I appreciate that the different disciplines might mean different setups/requirements (DLG etc).
  7. Nick Jackson

    BARCS ELG at the Nationals

    BARCS ELG at the SF Nats afternoon of Mon 26 August - registration closes Mon 19 Aug, don't miss out. Good forecast, 14 fliers signed up so far. Plenty of room for more but if you want to join us you need to sign up by tomorrow.
  8. For a competition to be advertised on this site, albeit at the bottom of this page it is disappointing that no notice of cancellation was put on this page. A round trip of 170 miles and 3.5 hours driving is more than a little annoying and a total waste of time.
  9. Just to confirm I have entered, please add me to the list
  10. Entries close on 19th August - as shown in the first line of the first post. Given the low entry, I've had a look at the detail of the rules. Under BMFA rules (2.3.4), late entries are possible up to 1800 on the Saturday evening - double entry fee due. (£30) The entries close at that point to give time to do the matrix. If you enter late, the fee must be paid as it is by others who entered and paid on time, even if we don't fly. BMFA rule 2.3.11 says if two competitors enter and record a score, we have a valid competition. (8 required for league points) If we want to cancel and re-run at a later date (at least one month later), we can still only do this at the field on the day. otherwise, cancellation loses the event for the year. Only entries at the first event can fly in the re-run to qualify as National Champion.
  11. pete beadle

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    Hi SP If you change to Aerofly Professional all your Tx compatibilty problems will just fly away......... Dare I mention Microsoft Flight Simulator too....they have a similar format/compatibility solution and, between them, LOADS of gliders.....even a balloon to fly Regards Pete BARCS1702
  12. Maxscotland

    F3F Personal Best (Pb) Times - Record Yours Here!

    Super fast day on East Lomond hill, Fife yesterday, in our Scottish F3F Nationals. Managed a new pb of 33.70 with my Jedi. Would have been my first FTD as well until my (previously) good friend Mike, beat it with a 33.67 ............
  13. Peter_Garsden

    TJIRC Mini Q

    I have just bought one myself. It was a birthday present. Good advice about the C of G in that the blurb on the Hyperflight page talks of a range of 10mm to 20mm for the CofG. What inspired me to get one was firstly the price and secondly I have seen Julian Bailey flying one up at Leek. His flew at some speed but he is an exceptional pilot. I have ummed and aahed about whether or not to fit a motor. Like you say it could come later, but I invested in some KST X08 servos because they can take up to 8 volts which would cope with a 2S Lipo if needed to upgrade to a motor. I did think about cheaper servos (I looked at the Bluebird servos on Hyperflight which are listed as an alternative) and have used those you mention but figured that it flies at such speed that I wondered about whether they would cope bearing in mind they are driving the ailerons. I ummed and aahed as there is a big difference in price. I will let you know how I go on.
  14. wookman

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Cracking days racing in some interesting slightly crossed conditions. Looking forward to more of the same today. Special thanks to Midweek Mike for his slick running of the field kitchen.
  15. Gromit

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    A very enjoyable full day 1 of racing at the English Open 2019 , Whitesheet. We were blessed with a fully dry day, Wind SW-WSW 4- 8 ms average throughout the day, broken sunshine, warm. Rounds 1&2 were flown with the wind blowing perfectly square onto the course. Shortly after the start of rd 3 the wind started swinging as had been forecast to a more WSW direction. With 10 pilots having flown & the swing becoming more pronounced, the comp committee of myself Graeme & JP decided that a course move was now required. With everyone doing their bit, this move of 100 meters was made with the very least amount of time possible being lost, a great team effort. A further 5 rounds were completed on this new course, making 7 rds in total. Day 1 results ;- please note;- in the event of any discrepancy to the below placings & scores with the published final spreadsheet, please note these positions & scores have been entered manually at 3.56 am, Yawn ! 1 Andy Burgoyne 5765.32 2 Graeme Mahoney 5465.87 3 mark redsell 5266.80 4 ian falconer 5225.44 5 john Philips 5224.71 6 jason bioletti 5085.35 7 david woods 5070.65 8 paul stubley 5036.23 9 tony livingstone 4989.20 10 brett larrett 4976 .31 11 mike evans 4971.31 12 mark treble 4903.66 13 nigel witchalls 4855.25 14 dave rumble 4741.25 15 stuart Wallace 4707.93 16 Mike shellim 4698.74 17 mark passingham 4655.37 18 graham hill 4537.54 19 les woods 4528.44 20 bruce Hudson 4485.26 21 mike bleathman 4217.11 22 john treble 3748.01 23 william fourie 3300.47 Team positions;- 1 bonkers ;- 15772.54 2 gifcof ;- 15680.51 3 the good the bad the ugly ;- 14590.73 4 not bonkers;- 14246.00 5 Whitesheet wizards;- 14048.44 6 vulture squad;- 13840.00 7 all stars;- 13350.41 Fastest time of the day, a 'Cracking' 36.99 ian falconer, flying his Shinto in round 2. The Saturday evening social at The George Innn Mere;- 13 of us shared in what is always a very enjoyable evening. We all enjoyed great food, great company sharing many stories from present & past. Day 2 weather forecast ;= This is looking very similar to day 1, another full days racing is anticipated. English Open Sponsor South Coast Sailplanes;- I am delighted that owner Peter Payne will as in previous years will again be on the slope for much of day 2. Peter will be justly presenting the English Open Trophies , these Peter sponsors. English Open final result. I will post this asap following my return home from the event. This may be however be quite late into the evening as it entails a 75 mile journey along the dreaded A303 & the bottle neck at Stonehenge. This journey can take up to 3 hrs on a Sunday evening. Stu, Whitesheet Competition Secretary.
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  17. SilentPilot

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    How is this done? I can’t get to grips with the on screen controls, I’d love to be able to use my transmitter.
  18. taggarc

    Frsky Taranis X9D Pluse special edition/T9hobbysport

    I couldn't be bothered to upgrade because of the cheap hard plastic case. It just doesn't feel right ... way more work to be done there. Otherwise I like the look and think it is reasonable value for money
  19. When do the entries close
  20. Two entrants and one will be the National Champion!
  21. SilentPilot

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    Leeds Liverpool canal. I have to travel quite a way to get out of the LBA class D and FRZ so I don't want a wasted journey
  22. Jef Ott

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    I could never Hackett
  23. cirrusRC

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    Mike that was the first Pica video I found so posted it. Not me on the sticks. Last time I dabbled with PicaSim, I did use it with a TX.
  24. Steve J

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    Where do you fly off water? Steve
  25. I’m away for this one. Hope the weather cooperates for you...
  26. Just been window shopping/dreaming for a new TX and came across the new Taranis Special Edition. Has upgraded Hall sensors on joysticks along with upgraded switches (and a DLG launch switch on left hand side top of TX), a menu wheel for faster screen navigation, increased range, removable antennae etc. Also uses the new *ACCESS protocol". https://www.t9hobbysport.com/taranis-x9d-plus-se-2019-2.4ghz-transmitter-taranis-x9d-plus-se-2019---night-blue Seems like a fair bit of bang for buck, but I am still concerned about the build quality from past experience with my X9D plus standard. To be fair most issues I had with my one where down to user heavy hands. I think that the new upgrades should address past weaknesses ( gimbals, antenna, internal components like gimbal springs etc). Case still looks like cheap plastic, but money has to be saved somewhere I guess. I hear it's early days for the new ACCESS protocol and first time buyers might be beat testers of sorts until any kinks are ironed out. I also hear we are going to be hit by a Extinction Level Event meteor soon... Also not sure if supports the Frsky G-RX6 receivers. What do you ladies and gentlemen think?
  27. pete beadle

    Wanted - 2 standard size servos

    Hi SP A lot of the searches on Google end up revealing unusual results - the secret, for me anyway, is to remove any word from the search that could be mistaken or misconstrued.......for example, your search shouldn't have been for "Algebra spoilers" as there are no such things! Dick Edmonds NEVER suggested you fit proprietary airbrakes to your Algebra.....and especially not "spoilers" Is it possible you had been looking forward to your next sip of the "instant amnesia" in a glass, rather than thinking if your search could be misconstrued? No? Keep trying, you'll get it one day........a good friend of mine says he always uses the search parameters that his 10 year old eldest grandson would use Never fails!! Regards Pete BARCS1702
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