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  1. That was one of the best days racing i can remember at Whitesheet!! 13 pilots ready to do battle and wall to wall sunshine. 13 round flown in what i thought to be reasonably consistant conditions for Whitesheet, however times varied from 75:53 (Sorry Phil) to 36:66 well done Mike! Mark Redsell showed us how it should be done with some very accurate flying followed closely by Mike Shellim and John Philips. Results sheet attached G BMFA Reserve 1 Whitesheet.xls
    9 points
  2. Sorry to here you are still struggling Stu. Hopefully you will be well enough soon. Whitesheet was crossed and variable. But it came good for me late on with a 39.02 on and my first sub 40 second F3f run.
    9 points
  3. His LV insurance paid up, I am very happy! Replacement is sorted, looking forward to Monday when this arrives in neon green. https://www.flightech.co.uk/product/osprey-2/
    7 points
  4. Well I thought it was a great day's flying, despite the crossed conditions! Well done to Mark, also to Graham for his first sub-40 - the first of many I'm sure. Many thanks to Graeme and crew for a good call re slope, and a slickly run comp. Pics to follow soon.
    7 points
  5. Excellent comp, thank you Graeme. Very well done to Mark, Mike and JP - some quality flying on display there, and congratulations to Graham for getting a PB and going sub-40 (at Whitesheet!!!!).
    7 points
  6. Perfect conditions on my day off at Fish Meadow with my newly built F5-RES Purito E yesterday. First flight with the Altis set up and a motor that would get to altitude within 20 seconds. I was trying to keep it below about 300m and repeatedly bailed out and dropped altitude for fear of losing my model. First time I have entered this competition, which is what I built the model for. Very pleased with the Purito, it flies beautifully. Time from motor off is 55 minutes, 39 seconds. Had a climb-out from 18 metres after losing lift early on. Justin Mellor
    6 points
  7. I'm always impressed with Kingmax servos as are 100's of pilots across the UK. They are also gaining a good reputation among some of the UK's most successful and well known competition pilots such as Kevin Newton, Simon Thornton, Iain Rose, Graham Wickes (Wixy) to name but a few. So far the popular set ups for slope are CLS0911W for flaps, CLS0612W for ailerons and CLS2035HHV in the fuselage. For F5j type models things have changed a bit recently with more use of high power very small 9g servos and a popular set up is C507's for fuselage and ailerons with CLS0612W for flaps. Scale and GPS models are making good use of the CLS0911W in the wings and a variety of solutions for tails and rudders. And now there are 2 additional wing servos from which to choose from. First off is the incredible brand new CLS1510W. This is a fast (0.10s) and very powerful (15kg) 12mm wing servo perfect for scale models, GPS Sports class models and anything large which requires a more robust gear train and more power than a traditional 10mm wing servo. The first few tests done show a very smooth running slop free gear train and loads of grunt. Price is £45 Second servo is the diminutive 6mm C410 wing servo. This is a masterpiece of miniature engineering. The precision is quite amazing. It is not a brand new servo and I had some of the first generation to test but found the gearboxes too sloppy to stock and the gear train a bit weaker than expected. With lots of feedback to the factory, and with other dealers input as well, Kingmax changed the CNC milling of the top case and gear pin positions over a period of time and now they are perfect. Kingmax also changed the diametral pitch of the main 2 gears and this has really helped their robustness. These C410's are some of the first of the second generation and I am now happy to sell them. With a tough metal gear train and normal size output gear it should prove to be pretty tough. Speed is good at 0.10s but the torque is a staggering 4.2kg! I can see this having many applications in smaller models on tails and ailerons etc. Price is £38. Although quoted at 6mm, the motor is infact just under 7mm. Also, with the output horn on it will make the overall thickness a bit thicker as it projects at the bottom. ** Please note Flightech are the only authorised Kingmax glider servo distributor in the UK. Selling servos direct from the factory and with a full spares and warranty back up** New CLS1510W. Perfect for GPS Sports class, scale, and anything big that needs a strong and powerful servo Again, like the other wing servos in the Flightech range , I get them made up with a nice short 50mm long servo lead to make installation neater and easier. The diminutive C410 punches a whopping 4.2KG! Great for all sorts of applications. Leads left full length on these as I can see them being useful layed flat in fuselages not just in wings and tails. Large output gear takes normal size 10mm servo horns
    6 points
  8. Yes, it was a really good day. The wind was there first thing but soon dropped to almost nothing for some of the later rounds and there was enough sun for significant lift. Some more long flights in "one flight only" including the 9+ minutes from Will with his Toro, who will forever remember that un-forced land out... I've recently made sure all the previous years (from 2015 onwards) full league tables are uploaded so you can see the historical record of Neil's route to his first victory here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/f3k/league-tables/
    5 points
  9. Thanks Guys for all your comments. Good to think there is life in the old dog yet!! Meanwhile back on earth, here is the leader board from today. Congrats to Stefan for his win, Peter in second and Mike a great third. FTD went to Peter with a 28.80 in R2 Full details to follow asap Jon
    5 points
  10. Results from the 3 rounds on day 1 1 Pete Gunning 2528.9 2 Stefan Bertschi 2506.96 3 Mike Evans 2448.43 4 Graeme Mahoney 2389.31 5 Andy Burgoyne 2283.38 6 Mark Treble 2112.27 7 Jon Edison 2090.63 8 Bruce Hudson 1984.35 9 Jason Bioletti 1927.9 Fastest time: 28.8 by Pete Gunning in round 2 Jon
    5 points
  11. Bit of fun. Put the sound on.
    5 points
  12. Finally, here are some pics: https://rc-soar.smugmug.com/F3F/2022/BMFA-L2/ Sadly I can't make the Nats this weekend but looking forward to Yorkshire in a couple of weeks! Mike
    5 points
  13. Well this was not on the radar early on Sunday morning. As conditions build most people got some decent air and some good times were posted. I managed a 39.02 on Morgan’s at Whitesheet at the reserve event on the 12th June 22 flying the HM Extreme. I was not expecting my first sub 40 second run to be at Whitesheet in the summer!
    5 points
  14. Brilliant morning at Bramhall cricket club. First flight 1min 16secs then spotted approaching cumulus with Buzzard below. Second launch cumulus appearing everywhere and I could have stayed up all morning but with a sore neck, leg and streaming eyes I opted to come down which was not easy, I could have done with some spoilers. I am claiming 29 minutes 26 seconds. This was with my Blue Phoenix.
    5 points
  15. An amazing and very surprising flight today. Location was Worcester model aircraft club field at Hanbury. 100% cloud cover. Winds 0-4 MPH direction variable. No bird activity. Flight claimed 64 mins 20 seconds. Model Purito E
    5 points
  16. First flights for the Aer-O-Tec Delphin yesterday at Whitesheet. Big "all-rounder" electric soarer - 3.9m span - 2700g - soars beautifully, can get a move on with reflex, happy hovering & flying backwards in the 25mph wind. http://www.aer-o-tec.de/en/index.php/delphin/ Phil.
    4 points
  17. Great weekend Guys, well I would say that wouldn't I! But there were many more PB's flown I am sure Andy B, Mark T, Mike E, Peter G, all had PB's Correct me if this is not right, but they all had very fast times. There were 3 sub 30's, and 7 35's and under! Full results here for a further analysis https://www.nymrsc.org.uk/Assets/docs/BMFA Nationals 2022.xls Jon
    4 points
  18. I'm glad to hear your patience paid off guys. I'll be there to help out with numbers tomorrow. Great going Pete and Mike!
    4 points
  19. And Mike flew a very nice 29 A good day on the wrecker in prospect tomorrow, which doesn't happen that often. We could do with extra bodies to make it work (please)!
    4 points
  20. After spending the day looking at forecasts for the weekend I have decided to cancel tomorrow Saturday contest, it is always a difficult decision as it could go either way. Fortunately the weather is looking more favorable for Sunday, and of course from Monday onward it looks to be amazing. I will let you know by 6pm tomorrow evening the decision for Sunday. For clarity Saturday 18th June is cancelled.
    4 points
  21. Hey guys! Sorry to hear that a few people have had covid. I too have had it! After all this time picked it up in NZ. I'm better now and back in the uk, but not exactly in competitive condition so not looking like I will be able to make this one unfortunately but will see if I can. Hope the weather is kind to those who can make it. Really looking forward to getting back at it!
    4 points
  22. With "help" from Manny Williamson at the BMFA and a phone call from the club chairman, they managed to extract his car insurance provider. After a phone call and some forms to complete the process is now underway. So watch out for the silver VW Tiguan at F5J competitions!
    4 points
  23. Well done chaps, glad you had a good comp. Sorry I couldn't be there to assist and fly, but expect to be fully on board for the English Open (watch this space later this month.........). Graham, good effort with your great sub-40 PB, let me have the details and it can go on the list!! I recall not long ago you were bemoaning the fact that you could never reach the 45s threshold for getting onto the list, and now sub-40 at White Sheet! Nigel
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. Just echoing the comments above - good day out, no drama, everything set and ready to go early on and then good weather as well! Still pretty challenging at times but a good number of rounds to sort things out. Thanks to the whitesheet team and everyone else for a really good, slick and relaxed day out. (Will - I might have some spare ballast if you need it )
    4 points
  26. Congrats to Mark, Mike & John - very well flown in crossed & variable conditions big thanks to Graeme & the Whitesheet crew cut, cut, double-cut ! - must try harder - but the Vantage was looking very promising Phil.
    4 points
  27. Morning gents, The forecasts have been pretty stable all week and show good conditions for the race this Sunday so I’m calling it ON. Meet 09:30 on the top G
    4 points
  28. Congratulations to this year's winner of the Lilienthal Trophy for "Best Newcomer" to Radioglide Lawrence Drennan who flew to a fine 2nd place in the F5L class.
    4 points
  29. A very nice morning of 2 Meter flying at Fish Meadow today. Second launch and about 4 minutes struggling to maintain any height while looking for lift. Found it and away. Spent quite some time over 300 meters with the spoilers fully deployed, but still gaining altitude and getting a bit hard to see. Second thermal not as easy to work, and the flight finished at 27 minutes and 5 seconds. Not bad but not good enough to keep up with the newcomers. Purito E Fish Meadow Time: 27 minutes 5 seconds
    4 points
  30. Thanks to all that supported us yesterday. FxRES has come long way in it's first year.
    4 points
  31. We are a 'GO' for tomorrow. At some point we expect rain so please make sure you pack suitable clothing and waterproof shoes. We now have an even number of entries so we are able to fly 2 groups which will assist getting more rounds done. The worse part of the day is the morning, therefore I will delay the start of the competition by 1 hour.... Pilots briefing at 10.45 for an 11.00am start. See you all in the morning.
    3 points
  32. Yes! Amazing given they are made in Ukraine we had a shipment of 4 Ospreys last week. They have moved their entire workshop facility to a much safer area near the Slovak border and are making models again. And we have 3 of the new Metris 4 piece wing/2piece fuselage models coming soon as well. Quite extraordinary and amazing resilience and determination I am sure you will agree. Two of the Ospreys have already sold so we have 2 left in stock. One is carbon black/neon green and the other is carbon black/neon orange. Quality is excellent as usual and the price remains the same....£975. For a high quality and great performing F5j model this is an amazing price. There are dozens now dotted all over the UK and the only feedback we get is how much people love them. Spares are available but if anyone has ever written one off they seem to get on the phone and order another one straight away such is the popularity and respect pilots have for it. And yes, just to repeat, in a world of crazy price increases (some genuine, and others I am sure getting on the bandwagon) we have kept this model at exactly the price as we did before the world went mad for an incredible £975. You won't get better value than that and often cheaper than a used F5j model. **Great pic organised with thanks to Keith Fisher from a couple of years ago. From L to R Derek Collings, Keith, and Alan Twine**
    3 points
  33. Due to the location of our accommodation, Andy.B, Les.W and Paul.S are going to try "Namaste Bengal" curry house in Pickering for the Saturday evening. Our table reservation is 8pm. For anyone else in the area wanting to join us, the restaurant has online table reservation to make things easy. They also have a fully licenced bar. We understand that for those staying in Whitby, you'll probably prefer to stay closer to home.
    3 points
  34. I'm not surprised my shoulder was aching Monday. I choose to launch rather than buzz. Mistake haha
    3 points
  35. A few notes to close out Radioglide 2022 We were pleased to welcome the Fx-RES community who joined the Radioglide event for the first time. An entry of c.20 pilots competing across two classes for bungee and electric launch - in some cases both - had a great day's competition which resulted in a fly off being necessary for both classes. Congratulations to the winners David Poole (F3L glider) and Alex Maxfield (F5RES). Full results are available on the Fx-RES website https://www.fxres.co.uk This was a great turnout for the first time of this event being run at Radioglide and a credit to Martin Oldershaw and Lawrence Drennan for their hard work in establishing this new class. The F3k event run jointly by Neil Harrison and Paul Robinson had 14 entries and was planned to be a two-day event. The first day was won by Richard Swindells but unfortunately despite some pilots "testing the air" Saturday morning (and demonstrating just how well a sub 500gram model can penetrate), Day 2 was cancelled due to the weather conditions. Full results can be found on the F3K section of the Forum. The GPS event organized by BARCS chairman Greg Lewis had a healthy entry of 12 pilots, but unfortunately was cancelled as result of the weather forecast for Sunday. We understand that Greg is planning to reschedule this event for a future date. Thanks to Alex Maxfield for running the F5J event, he did a great job running his first national competition. His report of the event is attached. In total we had 88 pre-entries across the 5 classes in what had promised to be four full days of soaring. A great shame that Thursday's excellent weather couldn't stick around for the weekend! However, despite that disappointment a good number of pilots were able to fly over the first three days and enjoy the great facility we are fortunate to be able to use at Buckminster thanks to Manny and his Team. Finally, thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Radioglide and to those who helped with the organisation. We’re now looking forward to BARCS Interglide which will take place over the weekend of 16th & 17th July. Good to see an increase in entries during the past few days including some experienced pilots from France. If you haven’t got your entry in yet details can be found on the dedicated website https://www.interglide.co.uk Steve F5J CD Report 20222.pdf
    3 points
  36. Great day yesterday. Congrats Neil on a well deserved and convincing win. Good job MikeC as well.
    3 points
  37. Results of Radioglide 2022 F5J are attached below as .pdfs MAIN 2-DAY COMP OVERALL RESULT .pdf main 2-day comp flight scores (groups).pdf main 2-day comp flight scores (pilots).pdf main 2-day comp landing results.pdf main 2-day comp height penalties.pdf friday 1-day comp (corrected) overall result.pdf saturday 1-day comp overall result.pdf
    3 points
  38. Jon Eddison had three PB's Think the best was a 33... Congratulations Jon, great stuff.
    3 points
  39. 3 rounds flown in variable , decent to great conditions. Pete did a 28xx run !!!!
    3 points
  40. Superfly Cup I have been wanting to sponsor a contest for some time, the time is now. Registration is now open on F3X Vault for the 'Superfly Cup' This will be an annual event with a perpetual trophy/cup presented to the winner, additionally there will also be first, second and third place trophies awarded to keep. Each year the event will coincide with a 2 day BMFA League competition taking place in the summer, the format will be a traditional consecutive contest with hope to fly as many rounds as possible to enable a drop score. This year it will take place Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July at the BMFA National Flying Centre at Buckminster. Entry Fee is the same as any other event at Buckminster, £15 per day and £15 per night camping. My aim is to run a fun, competitive event and attract as many pilots and their families as possible, as well as the contest I hope be able to do the following (subject to weather conditions) Saturday evening - unofficial free flight competition (aimed for the children but open to all) Saturday and Sunday morning hot Bacon Rolls available from CD tent Saturday night BBQ (bring your own food and drink) Saturday night social, table tennis and other fun family games Prize for best newcomer (flying F3K competition for less than 12 months) Please get this marked on your calendars for a flying and family fun weekend and get yourselves entered. https://f3xvault.com/?action=event&function=event_view&event_id=2433
    3 points
  41. Maiden flights of my scratch built Rotor pitcheron (twisty wing).
    3 points
  42. 3 points
  43. Weather permitting I will be there first comp as well,looking forward to it.
    3 points
  44. Congratulations to this year's winner of the Lilienthal Trophy for "Best Newcomer" to Radioglide Lawrence Drennan who flew to a fine 2nd place in the F5L class.
    3 points
  45. Here are the Results F3L F5RES Radioglide.pdfF3L F5RES Radioglide.pdf
    3 points
  46. Results are in https://fxres.co.uk/competition-results-and-league-table
    3 points
  47. It is worth checking all the electrical connections especially the motor / esc ones. I recently had a similar problem with a drone esc. First outing no issues - motor ran up well no problem. Second outing the motor was stuttering and refusing to start reliably. I noticed when I put my thumb on the bullet connectors between the motor and esc they were very hot (motor should only have been pulling 12 Amps). As soon as I squeezed the connectors the motor performed OK. The bullet connectors supplied with the motor had a rotating cage and I think this was giving a poor contact. A small blob of solder on each connector has fixed the problem. I have used the DYS Aria 70A drone esc's on a number of F5J models pulling up to 60 Amps without issues.
    2 points
  48. Yes, Paul, I’ll never forget that one. Firstly it was unimaginable that I should get such a long and high flight. I lost sight of it a couple of times and thought I’d never see it again. Then unimaginable that I should miss the box when I was right over it! The best kind of lesson is one learned the hard way…. I had a blast. Never had so much fun coming last! Thanks to all for your helpful guidance and tuition. I learned so much. See you all at Fish Meadow.
    2 points
  49. Meet at 9am tomorrow morning at the T-junction. Looks a bit damp for Saturday, but should be ok for Sunday.
    2 points
  50. Hi All, Our local Kerry glide-in organizer @Woodstock has passed the torch onto myself to look into interest in continuing the Kerry meetup in Ireland. unfortunately recent global events and current costs have made the event understandably less appealing over the last few years, but seeing as things are returning to something a little more normal I though it time to put out feelers and see if there is still interest in meeting up. As the event is normally organized around the May bank holiday and we've already missed that this year I was wondering would there be interest in organizing something for later this year, in the late summer/early autumn or would there be more interest in organizing an event for next year giving more time to organize things? if you're interested stick a comment below and let me know what suits people or let me know if you have other suggestions, all feedback welcome errr.... needed (badly) Regards, Ben (Soggyboots)
    2 points
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