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  1. kevb

    Horsham F5J

    Horsham F5J held near Billingshust West Sussex
  2. PeteMitchell

    A New Step in F5J

    Most will know of the new development in glider construction which was pioneered by DLG model makers. The difference from what we are used to with moulded construction is that the new method uses one precision cut solid foam core rather than the several layers of thin foam used in the construction of hollow moulded wings. The solid core is covered with the, also new ultra-light carbon fabric, in a mould. There are a number of other differences in the construction but I don’t have all that info. This new construction enables wings to be built with a much thinner section, and much lighter in weight. I must say that when I first read of these developments I had my doubts. How could the weights be achieved, how could they be strong enough for our conditions, how could they be of any use in ‘our’ conditions. I always have to try something new, so when Hyperflight imported a few, I took a chance and bought one of the new Ultima F5J models. All I can say is that the hype about these gliders is true. They are fantastically light and very strong. There is nothing ‘flimsy’ about any part. With some light weight models I have seen, the fuselage is very flexible because of the light cloth and minimal amount of epoxy used. I have a standard Ultima fuselage and it is very rigid made of carbon. The wall thickness is substantial and there is nothing flimsy about it, and it also is very light. There are a number of build threads on the web so I won’t try to compete with those. Only to say that it requires a few different techniques which are more usual to hand launch models. I did take a few pics as I put it together as below Flap Servo Servo Mount and Ballast Tube Cutting nose to length after balancing the model. Servos and ballast tube. Traditional pic before first flight. I have only had 6 flights with it so far, including 4 flights at the Tonbridge F5J comp where the conditions really did not suit it. But I am very pleased with what I have seen so far. Any questions please ask away. View full f5j article event or report
  3. PeteMitchell

    A New Step in F5J

    Most will know of the new development in glider construction which was pioneered by DLG model makers. The difference from what we are used to with moulded construction is that the new method uses one precision cut solid foam core rather than the several layers of thin foam used in the construction of hollow moulded wings. The solid core is covered with the, also new ultra-light carbon fabric, in a mould. There are a number of other differences in the construction but I don’t have all that info. This new construction enables wings to be built with a much thinner section, and much lighter in weight. I must say that when I first read of these developments I had my doubts. How could the weights be achieved, how could they be strong enough for our conditions, how could they be of any use in ‘our’ conditions. I always have to try something new, so when Hyperflight imported a few, I took a chance and bought one of the new Ultima F5J models. All I can say is that the hype about these gliders is true. They are fantastically light and very strong. There is nothing ‘flimsy’ about any part. With some light weight models I have seen, the fuselage is very flexible because of the light cloth and minimal amount of epoxy used. I have a standard Ultima fuselage and it is very rigid made of carbon. The wall thickness is substantial and there is nothing flimsy about it, and it also is very light. There are a number of build threads on the web so I won’t try to compete with those. Only to say that it requires a few different techniques which are more usual to hand launch models. I did take a few pics as I put it together as below Flap Servo Servo Mount and Ballast Tube Cutting nose to length after balancing the model. Servos and ballast tube. Traditional pic before first flight. I have only had 6 flights with it so far, including 4 flights at the Tonbridge F5J comp where the conditions really did not suit it. But I am very pleased with what I have seen so far. Any questions please ask away.
  4. Hey everyone! A question most likely for F3x competitors, what type of boxes do you use to get your models on a plane, or what have you seen in use? I've been trying to find something big enough to take a few F3K size planes, but not dramatically expensive neither. I looked at the type of transport box Hyperflight is selling, though it doesn't fill me with confidence as to the strength of one (selling a damaged box at half price now). I thought of adapting one of the Ski plastic boxes that can accommodate up to 4/5 sets of skis, but getting one big enough in UK, not to mention the price, is giving me a headache. I'm not desperate for one yet, but by next year I will. Thanks for help in advance Eryk
  5. RESULTS & REPORT What a cracking days soaring it turned out to be with even the weather cooperating! With an entry of 28 pilots which dropped down to 25 on the day we looked set for a good days soaring. 25 entries ensured that it would still be one of the largest F5J comps held this year in the UK. Very pleasing for us the organizers as it makes all the considerable pre-comp work worthwhile. We are very lucky in that here in the SE corner of the country to have a lot of electric soaring pilots who are happy to support our comps. Over the past 2 years we have tried to steadily improve the organisation and equipment of our F5J comps and this time, if the comments we received were anything to go by, we have succeeded. The latest addition to the field equipment that went down a storm was a High Visibility flightline Countdown Timer that performed flawlessly throughout the day in unison with the automated computer comp running/scoring system. It also indicates what round and slot is about to fly next as well. A newly acquired high powered flightline wireless PA ensured that all pilot announcements were clearly heard on the flightline along with a separate remote PA unit facing towards the pits area from the organizers tent so that those by their cars could also hear announcements. For those that might be interested in building their own countdown timer everything you need to know including sources of the components required can be found at: http://www.gliderscore.com/Audio.aspx?DisplayBuild Onto the competition itself. The weather was overcast for the entire day but enjoyed light winds throughout. The conditions meant that launch height had to be carefully judged to suit the conditions at the time which were variable to say the least. We saw several attempts at very low launches, some of which succeeded but many failed. Such is the nature of F5J. What was obvious looking at the scores is that the pilots ability to judge launch heights had definitely improved overall compared to our last comp. I think this is down to people becoming more familiar with the class plus a bit of practice too! We saw some exceptional flying during the day from various pilots at distances where you could barely see the models. Thermaling/flying models smoothly at these kind of distances is not easy as we all know. The competition moved along at a good pace but one that still allowed for a relaxed days flying. We flew 6 rounds with a 40 minute lunch break finishing up around 5pm. It was great to see some old/new faces at the field with Alan Heber and Tim Lewis from the Isle of Wight taking the ferry over to come and visit for the day. Great to see you guys again after so many years. We look forward to seeing you two flying again rather than spectating! It was also good to see Chris Foss flying well to finish 3rd overall. Well done Chris. My thanks to the Tonbridge members who helped with the organisation. Full results, Round Scores and a selection of pics to convey the atmosphere on the day can be found below. Colin Paddon – Contest CD Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Event - Sunday 18 September 2016 Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 18 September 2016. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: https://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=1060&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. - Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of insurance (BMFA membership card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 16th September In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 17th September Please enter this event by posting here on this thread: 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA tba 3. Kevin Dart, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Mike Connell, Open. 2.4, BMFA 155649 6. Chris Foss, Open, 2.4, BMFA 7. Ricky Shaw 2.4 Open BMFA TBA 8. Phil Ramsey 2.4 Open BMFA TBA 9. Rod Potts, Open, 2.4, BMFA 002875 10. Keith Fisher, Open, 2.4, BMFA 060851 11. Simon Smith, OPen, 2.4, BMFA TBA 12. Bob Hope Open, 2.4. BMFA TBA 13. Alan Twine Open, 2.4, BMFA67979 14. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4 BMFA33859 15. Nick Jackson Open 2.4GHz BMFA 123273 16. Eddy Small Open 2.4GHz BMFA 063558 17. Ian Nicholls, OPEN 2.4GHz BMFA 39293 18. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA 19. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA 20. Steve Knowles OPEN 2.4 GHz BMFA 70799 21. Ian duff, open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 22. Peter Ley. Open, 2.4, BMFA 187230 23. Simon Conran: Open 2.4 BMFA. 195226 24. Ray Gadenne Open 2.4 052822 25. Tony Merritt 2M BMFA 142327 26. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA No.040572 Round-Scores.zip Height-Landing- Draw Results.zip
  6. martynk

    White Rabbit F5J

    This is my first stab at a full function TS glider. Once again, Jef is the nudge behind the design and once again I am seeking comments and help etc on the layout and construction and in particular the power train. I have used Sailplane Calc extensively with this model, Profili for the wing design and Draftsight to pull it all together. There is no rush, this is going to be a winter build and I have a F3-RES to build first. So v2 is here - still some tweaking to do. Some salient details based on a target AUW of 1500g (whether that target is achievable is debatable - I have a feeling that 1800g AUW will be a more realistic target) Total Span 3720.00mm Total Area 84.60dm2 Wing Loading 17.73gr/dm2 Mean Chord (area/span )227.42mm Mean Aerodynamic Chord (length) 231.32mm Wing Aspect Ratio16.36 Effective Wing Results (Projected) Total Span 3734.31mm Total Area 83.95dm2 Mean Chord (area/span) 227.86mm Wing Loading 17.87gr/dm2 Aspect Ratio 16.17 Wing section is an RG-15 and tail HT-21 Flaps on the inner panel and ailerons on the middle panels. How these get engineered I have yet to decide. Wing will be constructed with C/F caps over solid balsa web/spars. I am also going to use a strip C/F TE as well. The LE D box will (possibly) be skinned with 0.2mm proskin (Jury is still out on this) and C/F cap strips over the wing ribs 6 panel polyhedral wing. My very limited experience with Aileron Thermal Soarer Glider wings is that the models seem to use Ailerons for roll control rather than steering, but then again that could be the wings that I saw. EDA is therefore at the bottom end of Mark Drelas design guide at 6.13 degrees Sailplane Calc threw out these numbers: Any thoughts would be very welcome Thanks White_Rabbit-v2.pdf
  7. Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Event - Sunday 19 June 2016 – THE RESULTS Tonbridge club are hosting a F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 19 June 2016. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A BMFA MEMBER TO ENTER BUT MUST BE ABLE TO PROOVE YOU HAVE INSURANCE Directions to the field can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Leigh+Park+Farm/@51.2091254,0.19327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4fda3f5fd36d:0xfd76d04136677dd9?hl=en The competition will be run to F5J rules with UK variations as published by the BMFA. Copy of the full rules can be found here: https://bmfa.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=1060&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=219 The main points for BMFA F5J comps are: - Either Open or 2m may be flown, not both. - Motor restart may be used (results in a zero flight score), and therefore you need only use your eSoaring switch BUT you must reset the (200m) height limit to 300m this can often be done easily by using a reader, otherwise use a computer. - As in eSoaring, you must provide a reader, so that your timekeeper can check your launch height immediately after landing. - Minimum of 4 rounds to be flown. - CD will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. - Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day. Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required Closing date for entries is 6.00pm Friday 17th June In the event that there is any doubt as to whether the event will be run due to forecasted inclement weather, a final decision will be posted on BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 18th June Please enter this event by preferably posting on this thread or emailing wixy3@hotmail.com 1) Your name 2) Class being entered - i.e. OPEN or 2 METRE 3) Preferred Frequency if on 35Mhz. 4) BMFA Number Entry list to date: 1. Graham Wicks, Open, 2.4, BMFA 052827 2. Colin Boorman, Open 2.4, BMFA tba 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Tony Merrit, 2M, 2.4, BMFA TBA 6. Brian Austin, 2.4, Open, BMFA 057851 7. Chris Foss 2.4 Open BMFA TBA 8. Phil Ramsey 2.4 Open BMFA TBA 9. Ricky Shaw 2.4 Open BMFA TBA 10. Pete Mitchell, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA 11. Rod Potts, Open, 2.4, BMFA 002875 12. Peter Ley, Open, 2.4. BMFA 187230 13. Keith Fisher, Open, 2.4, BMFA 060851 14. Steve Crowther Open 2.4 BMFA 101758 15. Randy Taylor, Open, 2.4, BMFA 165603 16. Tony Wood, Open, 2.4, 055919 17. Nick Jackson, Open, 2.4, 123273 18. Eddy Small, Open, 2.4, 063558 19. Ian Nicholls, Open, 2.4, 39293 20. Alan Twine, Open, 2.4, 667979 21. Mike Connell, Open, 2.4, 155649 22. Richard Harris, Open, 2.4 BMFA TBA 23. Jeff Ott, Open, 2.4 BMFA 21361 24. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611 25. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA No.040572 26. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA 27. Peter Allen, Open, 2.4, BMFA No TBA 28. Cliff Stone, Open, 2.4, BMFA TBA
  8. ThermalBoy

    Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Event - 19th June 2016

    Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Event - Sunday 19 June 2016 – THE RESULTS With an entry of 27 pilots, Tonbridge club hosted what we believe to be the largest UK domestic F5J league comp to date. Following a week of torrential rainfall we were glad to find that with care getting onto the field and not getting stuck wasn’t a problem other than Phil Ramsey who unfortunately got stuck with his large heavy motor-home. Farmer to the rescue with very big red tractor! The day looked like it would be ideal RC Soaring weather starting off warm and calm but progressively getting windier as the day wore on. The first slot which enjoyed wall to wall lift gave no clue as to what was to turn out to be extremely challenging days flying with several slots not being flown out by a large margin. When the sink came through it was what can only be described as massive blanket sink which covered unusually large expanses of sky. This coupled to the strengthening wind resulted in many missed landings and land outs. We managed to complete 5 rounds with a break for lunch making for a nice relaxed comp. With storm clouds forming after 5 rounds were completed the general consensus was to stop at that point as no-one fancied getting stuck on the field if the rain reached us. It was good to see some “new” old faces competing in F5J for the first time with Ricky Shaw and Chris Foss attending. Special mention must be made of Ricky Shaw who flew excellently in his first ever F5J comp to secure second place overall. Despite this being Rick’s first F5J comp his launch height management and skilful flying really made its mark. We hope to see him and his team mates at more F5J comps in the future. Thanks to the Tonbridge members who helped with the organisation and also to all the pilots who supported this comp, it makes the organisation/work involved worthwhile. We will post some pics of the day soon. The full results can be found below:
  9. Austin

    Tonbridge BMFA F5J report 2016

    A full report on the Tonbridge BMFA F5J League event 2016 is in the F5J section here. Click on the link below for the forum discussion.
  10. Short reminder, there is still time to enter the F5J UK International at Ashurst first weekend in July entries close 24th June 2016 To date 52 entries from 7 countries which includes 6 Juniors, max entries will be capped at 60 2 day competition event with flying and camping over 4 days Lunch and refreshment provided Saturday and Sunday and a BBQ on the Saturday night you must have insurance and will need an FAI licence to enter Further details can be found here and entry forms www.f5juk.eu
  11. Gary B

    Radioglide 2016 Report and Results

    Once again it is my pleasure to collate a report for this year’s Radioglide event. Held at the now familiar Tudor Farm near the village of Edgcott in Buckinghamshire, the winch launch competitions were held in a new field adjacent to the previously used one as this has been ploughed and planted with crop. The weather stayed dry for all three days, a touch windy at times (some might say more than a touch!) and a great time was had by all. Please find the individual discipline reports below, I hope there are no glaring errors but it is difficult sometimes as a competing pilot to take in all that is going on. Saturday 28th May F5J – Gary Binnie Colin Boorman. Radioglide F5J winner 2016 The day dawned fine with a hazy blue sky initially, cumulus developed in the early afternoon with a North Easterly wind up to 12 mph but it was quite calm at times, probably due to thermal influence. It was fairly chilly in the morning requiring light jackets to be worn but warmed up to 19°C later. The air in early rounds featured weak lift with the best pilots making the most of it and flying the slots out. Pilots flew together in groups of four or five with seven rounds flown with a dropped score applied. Timing and spotting in F5J is a responsible job and you can often be paired up with a pilot that you’ve never worked with before. A lighter moment for me was during a launch with Al Lipscombe, he became unbalanced somehow and launched the model awkwardly and in a downward direction instead of nose up. I heard a faint click which was his right hand coming down to the transmitter to accidentally turn the motor switch off with the model now climbing! The model landed about 50 metres upwind and we walked over to record the flight, time was 11.8 seconds (I couldn’t bring myself to round it up to 12!) with a launch height of six metres. We handed the score card in which bagged him a mighty 13 points, this was handily voided with the drop score applied and we all had a chuckle. Peter Allen launches his Tragi with Ian Duff on the watches (Photo Graham James) Everybody has their own preference for motor switch position, my own method is to use a latching switch on the left back of the transmitter which operates towards me during motor run with my finger holding it in the on position just in case. A useful break was taken every couple of rounds to enter the scores with a longer lunch break. The local red kites showed the way as usual, I joined a circling seagull once, I don’t usually trust them but it was going up! Final positions were Colin Boorman winning, Dave East as runner-up with Graham Wicks in third place. F5J Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6 Rnd7 Drop1 1 BOORMAN, Colin 5904.4 100 6676.7 959.2 1000 975.8 992.2 1000 977.2 772.3 772.3 2 EAST, Dave 5874 99.49 6409.8 995.7 960.7 1000 935.8 535.8 1000 981.8 535.8 3 WICKS, Graham 5844.5 98.99 6757.5 940.1 1000 956.9 990.4 971.9 985.2 913 913 4 DUFF, Ian 5827.6 98.7 6196.9 961.6 913.6 369.3 1000 1000 1000 952.4 369.3 5 ALLEN, Peter 5774.5 97.8 6283.2 508.7 994.6 1000 906.6 1000 873.3 1000 508.7 6 RAYBONE, Mike 5343.1 90.49 5690.8 1000 996.4 621.6 921.2 347.7 803.9 1000 347.7 7 AUSTIN, Brian 5139.7 87.05 5448.9 1000 309.2 1000 959.1 521.2 739.1 920.3 309.2 8 BEALE, Kevin 5104.7 86.46 5118.9 423.3 999.1 747.2 1000 935.9 999.2 14.2 14.2 9 PADDON, Colin 5076.2 85.97 5502.9 426.7 954.6 601.8 1000 891.1 976.5 652.2 426.7 10 GADENE, Ray 5054.9 85.61 5496.9 442 966 632.9 967.8 627.9 1000 860.3 442 11 BINNIE, Gary 4983.1 84.4 5345.4 530.6 949.5 918.3 741.3 922.9 362.3 920.5 362.3 12 DICKENSON, Bob 4973.3 84.23 4973.3 1000 1000 498.5 998.3 0.0001 476.5 1000 0 13 LIPSCOMBE, Al 4059.4 68.75 4073.3 13.9 372.6 690.8 736 945.2 906.3 408.5 13.9 14 PHILCOX, Cengiz 4007.2 67.87 4007.2 830.2 0.0001 530.5 886.3 970.9 789.3 0 0 100S – Graham James Kevin & Peter Newitt. Radioglide 100s Joint winners 2016 (Photo Alan Morton) The 100s competition was flown concurrently with the F5J in the adjacent field, Alan Morton was invited to CD. We had 13 entries in pre-allocated teams, on the day only 12 turned up so Alan juggled them around to give us four teams of three and flying started around 10.40am. Five rounds and two fly-offs were matrixed. The warm air and gentle breeze created some good workable lift throughout the day and all but one of the 15 slots flown during the first five rounds were flown out. Up until round three all models apart from one out of field had landed inside the landing zone, during the 3rd round. John Hullet misjudged and landed out and Neville Warby making his final turn, was grabbed by an innocent looking tree! It was later recovered by the farmer’s cherry picker with no damage. During the rest of the first five rounds we had excellent flight times including one from Dave Leech at 7.54 he came off the line early but still managed to fly out the slot. After a very enjoyable five rounds the top four pilots entered the fly-off, Kevin Newitt, Fozzy Devall, Peter Newitt and Graham James. Nesting Tracker (Photo Graham James) All pilots launched and were soon into decent air; Graham lost out and had to settle for 6.45 while the others continued to fly the slot out. Following a misunderstanding in the second fly off, in which a model was relaunched when it shouldn’t, there was an unfortunate mid-air which resulted in Peter Newitt having to land prematurely. It was apparent that but for this he was likely to have taken a clean win of the event, so in the spirit of good sportsmanship it was decided to award Peter and Kevin Newitt joint winners. The day ended with everyone in high spirits after what was an excellent day's flying, it was good to see pilots still enjoying a good old fashioned 100s competition. Results Rounds Pilot Name Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Final Score %Score Position Kevin Newitt 1000 1000 1000 1000 998 4998 100.00 1 Fozzy DeVall 1000 996 1000 1000 1000 4996 99.96 2 13. Peter Newitt 1000 1000 861 1000 1000 4861 97.26 3 Graham James 970 967 955 976 988 4856 97.16 4 8. Alan Morton 1000 1000 628 1000 1000 4628 92.60 5 David Leech 647 696 984 961 1000 4288 85.79 6 Robin Sleight 467 850 1000 704 988 4009 80.21 7 Neville Warby 998 752 0 988 1000 3738 74.79 8 Ken Goddard 776 998 996 478 435 3683 73.69 9 John Hullet 994 688 512 515 900 3609 72.21 10 John Shenstone 915 996 675 0 0 2586 51.74 11 Dave Fogg 0 657 0 0 0 657 13.15 12 Final Positions 1st 13. Peter Newitt 1997 100.0 1st 11. Kevin Newitt 1997 100.0 3rd 4. Fozzy DeVall 1652 82.7 4th 5. Graham James 1057 52.9 Thanks to Alan for running the competition and all the regular 100s pilots who assist in laying out the field and in particular the inimitable Neville Warby. Sunday 29th May Multi-launch – Graham James Multilaunch Fly-Off Pilots (Photo Graham James) Sunday’s weather was a bit of a disappointment by comparison, overcast with a chilly North Easterly breeze turning to broken cumulus later in the afternoon. Five preliminary rounds were flown plus two fly-off rounds. There was a fairly even split of winch and electric launch gliders and one DLG flown by Mike Fantham. The ‘sailboat start’ meaning that all flights are timed from the start of the slot (or end of the individuals launch phase) and electrics set to 175 metres leads to a very level playing field and some long flight times the best of which being a 9.59 by Al Lipscombe. This parity was further borne out in that the four pilots in the fly-off used a 50/50 mix of winch launch and electric gliders. Good air in the first fly off slot saw flight times of 14.53 for Peter Allen (Electric) and 14.46 for Kevin Beale (Winch). In the second round, with the lift not so good Peter and different winch launcher, Colin Boorman produced times of 11.25 and 11.07 respectively. But in the end it was Peter Allen (Electric) who proved triumphant followed by Kevin Beale (Winch), Colin Boorman (Winch) and Colin Paddon (Electric). As well as the presentation of the FACCT Trophy to the overall winner, prizes were given for Best Winch, Electric and Hand Launch competitors. We were delighted to be visited by the legendary Geoff Dallimer, BARCS No. 1, who showed a keen interest in the model development over the years since his days of designing models such as the Zephyr 100s design featured in RCM&E. Multi-launch Fly-Off Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 1 ALLEN, Peter 1964.4 100 1964.4 964.4 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 1934.7 98.49 1934.7 1000 934.7 3 BOORMAN, Colin 1728.2 87.98 1728.2 752.7 975.5 4 PADDON, Colin 1544.3 78.61 1544.3 606.9 937.4 DLG Pilot's Perspective of Multi-launch – Mike Fantham I entered Multi-launch partly out of curiosity and partly because I had helped Jef Ott to prepare a rule change proposal aimed at getting more hand launch pilots out to ML events - so I thought I'd better try one! The first thing I noticed was that I was quickest into the air on arrival at the field. The model was fully assembled in the car when I arrived and I just had to step out onto the field and throw. That was to be the only advantage I had because the weather seemed a bit breezy for hand launch to be the best option for me to win the event. Chas Dunster kindly volunteered to time for me and he wasn't flying himself so I had a dedicated helper. I soon got into the swing of things except the 'finding good air' part. The hand launch flyer gets four flights added together to make up the slot score and a two second bonus for each re-launch. I hoped to 'get away' on one of these and fly out the slot each time. However, from a 35 metre launch in the breezy conditions, I only really got any help on a couple of flights all day, making about four minutes each time. It was a bit galling seeing the others making 200 metres and having plenty of range and time to find air. In the end, I was pleased to see that I was 12th out of the 14 at the end of the day and I took home a bottle of wine as the best (only!) Hand launch entrant. I need to practice my spot landings. I can easily catch the model on most flights normally but I can also easily change my position to meet the model! When you have to stand still and land at your feet, it gets much harder! The best part was meeting and flying with some of the 'names' from the 'big glider world' - nice bunch of chaps and I was made welcome and to really feel part of the event. The top Hand launch pilots, launching almost twice as high as I can would be competitive in this class. I was 7th of the 8 the next day in Hand launch.... Come and try F3K flyers. Monday 30th May F3K – Mike Fantham We had a low entry of eight - one original entrant had to drop out because a long struggle to finish his model had not worked out. He still came out to help and time on the Monday which was very welcome! We were pleased to see Liam Hawes out again and to welcome Jason Bioletti at his first F3K event - he retired early but said had a good time and that he'd be back. The forecast had been dire all the previous week and I had posted a warning of cancellation the BARCS forum on the Saturday promising a decision by midday Sunday. On Sunday morning, I was busy with the MLG contest but checking the weather as well. Rain looked unlikely and the wind was high but below the limit so I decided to go ahead with F3K - we had the minimum eight required for a league-counting event and would need four rounds for the score to count. Monday morning saw me on the field at 08:45 choosing a site for the launch and landing 'box'. It was fairly near the chicken farm edge of the field to try to keep the F3J field downwind, ensuring a 'friendly' area for any land-outs. In the event nobody dared stray that far downwind. The wind was strong but it was flyable and I could range upwind on my test flights - helped by 84 grams of ballast in my already-heavy 'Bonus' – a 400 gm total weight! I had some problems with the sound gear but we got going soon after 10:00 with an initial aim of completing four rounds. Pilots soon found that there was 'help' over the edge of the field - possibly slope lift from the trees/hedge. Michael Stern only dropped 20 seconds in the 5x2 in round 1. He would hope to drop around five seconds in perfect weather so it was an excellent score in the rough conditions. There was turbulence of course but we coped and I wasn't aware of too much in the way of damage. After three successful rounds, I had decided to go to five rounds before lunch and before I did any scoring because a fifth round means that there's one dropped round score available to pilots. The usual suspects were building a lead and Richard Swindells was ahead at lunch with Michael Stern second and Simon Barker third. Conditions still seemed pretty much the same so we decided to press on after lunch and see what happened. I started the sixth round and it soon became apparent that conditions had become more turbulent and the wind had increased. I saw some flights upset badly and only some fast –reaction piloting got them safely back on the ground - usually 'in the box'. After slot two of that round, I called it a day. Nobody complained! As to models, the top four all used a Stream NXT for at least some of their flights. The trend continues to solid core moulded wings and lighter models with lower wing areas. Full slot-by-slot results are available in the F3K and Hand launch section of the BARCS forum. 1. Richards Swindells 4994 2. Michael Stern 4905 3. Simon Barker 4599 4. Liam Hawes 4347 5. Alex Holswilder 4330 6. Lorry Green 3142 7. Mike Fantham 2661 8. Jason Bioletti 1404 F3J – Gary Binnie/Graham James Neil Jones. Radioglide F3J winner 2016 More overcast still than the first couple of days and a stronger NNE wind requiring thicker jackets than Saturday (motorcycle jacket for me!). The forecast was to be dry all day which it was but moisture could be felt in the air but not seen. With the strong wind most pilots used the technique of hanging into wind and ‘bouncing’ any lift with the occasional circle. Conditions improved and more and more people were venturing further afield. I noticed from the lunch break scores that I was doing quite well and decided to ‘go for it’ in the next round by circling off merrily down wind, unfortunately my plan failed with my trusty Xplorer not quite making it back to the field against the headwind, c’est la vie! Landing itself quite neatly in the next field I have at last broken my duck of landing ‘au vache’ and plan to risk it more in future. Kevin Beale with Spotter Colin Boormann The familiar Xplorers, Maxas and Tragi's dominated the models used but Pike Perfects, Shadows and Xperience Pros were also in evidence and still very competitive. Also on show were a couple of the new Optimus machines which look very good and are likely to prove popular in the future. Five rounds were flown followed by two fly-off rounds, all under the familiar, watchful eye of BARCS President, Sydney Lenssen. The preliminary rounds saw the top four pilots going onto the fly offs. Appropriately, Neil Jones with a maximum 5000, Kevin Beale and Mark Devall, who comprise the UK Team for the forthcoming World Championships, all made it through along with Colin Paddon who is a helper on the team. Neil didn’t have it all his own way, with Kevin winning the first slot but by only 6.3pts. In fly-off two however, the roles were reversed and Neil came out on top overall. And so to prize giving. Neil Jones took the Humbrol Trophy for F3J. Additional Radioglide prizes also went to Colin Boorman for the highest place competitor over the whole three Days (Victor Ludorum) and to Jason Bioletti as the Best Newcomer (Lillienthal Trophy). F3J Fly-Off Results Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 1 JONES, Neil 1993.7 100 1993.7 993.7 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 1786.9 89.63 1786.9 1000 786.9 3 PADDON, Colin 1522.4 76.36 1522.4 848 674.4 4 DEVALL, Mark 1515.7 76.02 1515.7 979.5 536.2 Rounds Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 1 JONES, Neil 5000 100 5000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 2 BEALE, Kevin 4457.1 89.14 4457.1 1000 782.6 1000 674.5 1000 3 DEVALL, Mark 4432.6 88.65 4432.6 780.3 1000 975.2 1000 677.1 4 PADDON, Colin 4415.2 88.3 4415.2 968.5 498.6 948.1 1000 1000 5 PHILCOX, Cengiz 4411.2 88.22 4411.2 991.2 798.9 905 1000 716.1 6 DUFF, Ian 4260.1 85.2 4260.1 1000 688.7 717.5 862.2 991.7 7 OSBOURNE, Ozzie 4168 83.36 4168 864.8 821.5 892.4 796.3 793 8 DICKENSON, Bob 4034.5 80.69 4034.5 850.5 690.4 652.4 993.2 848 9 BOORMAN, Colin 3961.1 79.22 3961.1 942.4 810.1 582.6 822.6 803.4 10 BINNIE, Gary 3719.9 74.4 3719.9 785.1 1000 934.8 0 1000 11 JAMES, Graham 3560.3 71.21 3560.3 888.2 657.2 694 920.7 400.2 12 SHENSTONE, John 3542.9 70.86 3542.9 730.5 972.7 511.9 489.4 838.4 13 DUNSTER, Chas 3517.1 70.34 3517.1 483.7 1000 694.1 788.2 551.1 14 EAST, Dave 3305.3 66.11 3305.3 1000 938.5 632 0 734.8 15 ALLEN, Peter 2990.9 59.82 2990.9 998.5 992.4 1000 0 0 16 RAYBONE, Mike 2676.1 53.52 2676.1 861.8 814.3 1000 0 0 17 LIPSCOMBE, Al 2449.4 48.99 2449.4 666.1 643.2 0 692.8 447.3 18 SLEIGHT, Robin 661.7 13.23 661.7 661.7 0 0 0 0 "Uncle" Sydney Lenssen Congratulations to all Winners in the four events over the weekend. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Many thanks go to all the CD’s for running the event and to the organisational team behind the whole weekend. Long may Radioglide continue.
  12. Austin

    BMFA Silent Flight Nationals 2016

    Without a suitable field being available to hold an event with all SF classes being represented in one place, this year the SF Nats competitions will be held at various locations. 4 classes will be hosted at Wetlands over August Bank Holiday weekend 27th - 29th August Saturday – F5J; Sunday – F3J & 2M eSoaring; Monday – Open eSoaring Camping on site will be available. (Note - dogs are not allowed at Wetlands) Entry to these events and camping reservation, will be by website topics (BARCS & eSoaring), from mid July, with payment being made at the first competition attended. 100S will be held at Twywell on Sept 4th – look for website announcements. F5B League event on July 16/17, will also count for the Nats trophy. F3B League event on July 30/31, will also count for the Nats trophy. F3K will be announced later. Links to the forum entry topics will appear here shortly. Mike Proctor
  13. Dear F5J pilots, After a very successful first worldcup F5J competition in 2015, our team tries to bring the contest to a next level. This year the F5J worldcup in Toldijk , the Netherlands, is scheduled on Saturday 25th and 26th of June. Toldijk is nearby Arnhem. It is possible to camp on the field. We expect a lot of international friends and hope you also will join our competition. Maximum 70 pilots can subscribe. You find all information on our website: http://www.modelvliegclublosser.nl/modelvliegclublosser.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=19 Here you also can find “Bulletin zero und one” Pilots subscribed so far: 1 Frank van Melick NL 2 Geert van Melick NL 3 John Ruiter NL 4 Jan Somers NL 5 Peter Zweers NL 6 Herman Dievelaar NL 7 Andreas Freundl GER 8 Leonard Cotrim Freundl GER 9 Sophie Cotrim Freundl BRA 10 Gunther Cuypers BEL 11 Jos kleuskens NL 12 Chris Gyssens BEL 13 Pieter Nevelsteen BEL 14 Erik Rukkers NL 15 Knut Bündgen GER 16 Heribert Starmanns GER 17 Dieter Rybold GER 18 Robert Blacquiere NL 19 David Clayes BEL 20 Paul van de Water BEL 21 Staf Peeters BEL 22 Adrie van Brouwershaven NL 23 Hans-Joachim Bosch GER 24 Gerhard Pollack GER 25 Bernhard Prade GER 26 Wilhelm Winkler GER 27 Nils Winkler GER 28 Hans-Werner Sonntag GER 29 Jan -Niclas Weiß GER 30 Andreas Stockhaus GER 31 Patrick Pee BEL 32 Juun Albers AUT 33 Alfred Schuller AUT 34 Ulrich Lenger GER 35 Henk Struik NL 36 Hans Hermsen GER 37 Pascal van Ool NL 38 Jean-Luc Dufour BEL 39 Udo Dressel GER 40 Peter Nelles GER 41 Wolfgang Vyvers GER International overview: The Netherlands: 12 Germany: 18 Belgium: 8 Austria: 2 Brazil: 1 Slovenia: 2 (expected) Czech Republic: 5 (expected) We would welcome you all and hope to see you in Toldijk! Best regards, Brian van der Gouw, Team Eurotour Toldijk
  14. As last year the BMFA South Midlands Championships will be run over 2 days on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. The Saturday will be an F5J event and the Sunday F3J. Prizes for the winners each day but the overall South Midland Championship will be awarded on an results of both days. Entries here or to me by E mail to lammacot@hotmail.com
  15. For those who may not yet have seen it, here is a post from Mike Proctor on esoaring : Hello All FAI rules are normally allowed to be changed every 2 years and that happens in one month from now for F5J (and certain other classes) when National delegates meet to discuss proposals and vote. It is a testament to the F5J rules that there are very few changes proposed. The rules I would like your opinion on concern the Fly Off. Currently the CD can elect, at the beginning of an event, NOT to have a Fly Off, if there are 20 or fewer competitors. One proposal seeks to increase this number to 40 competitors. This unlikely to be controversial. There is a Dutch proposal to remove entirely the Fly Off element from F5J. This is likely to interest you more! The reasons given are that Fly Offs are a relic of F3J, where teams are allowed. This is not the case in F5J and using only the competitor’s scores in the rounds (1 dropped), would allow all competitors to fly another round and still give a representative result. What are your thoughts on the “Fly-Off” or “NO Fly-Off” proposal? Some people think of the Fly-Off as a great way, in larger comps, to finish the day. Others would prefer as many rounds as possible and drop one for the result. Please post on this thread as to whether you are FOR or AGAINST, Fly-Offs in F5J Please put your choice at the end of your post. Regards Mike
  16. PeteMitchell

    BMFA F5J Eastern League Round 5

    Location at Bartletts Farm, Nr Colchester, EssexCM3 8EW Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Contact Peter Mitchell via :peter.mitchell12@btinternet.com Breifing 9.30am Start 10.00 am If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 24th. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  17. ThermalBoy

    PROGLIDE Homebuilt F5J Soarer

    Homebuilt F5J Soarer (Kevin Beale & Colin Paddon) After a long gestation period, we are pleased to announce the birth of a rare beast … a competition homebuilt 3.8m F5J soarer! When the F5J class came into being, it shone out as a great opportunity to once again be able to produce a homebuilt model which would be able to compete well against the superb moulded manufacturers offerings. With no F3J launch stress to consider, Kevin Beale & I (Colin Paddon) decided this was a totally feasible option albeit one that to date had not been taken up by many other F5J competition pilots, at least here in the UK. So we decided that together we would design and build our own “Medium Tech Composite” 3.8m F5J Soarer. To be able to do this would however require that we master some new building skills and techniques and that turned out to be more involved than we originally thought! We weren’t however starting from scratch as Kevin had a lot of experience in producing moulded fuselages and ditto myself in producing foam wings. It did require though a lot of time and effort in pulling together the requisite moulds, building the automated foam wing cutter, many jigs/templates, vacuum pump rig etc. On top of that many tests were undertaken to understand/achieve the best utilization of materials and hone the required composite skills/techniques of which there were many. It was decided from the outset that if cost effective commercially made components were readily available then we would use them. In our case this meant that we bought the carbon fuselage pod boom and the protruded 10x1mm carbon wing spars and wing joiners. Everything else is self-built. The first thing we needed to do was to hone down a general design brief. After some discussion we ended up with the following: 3.8m wingspan Medium Tech composite construction Vacuum Bagged wings, tailplane elevator/Fin Rudder coupled to a composite fuz pod and boom. Total AU finished flying weight of between 1.4 -1.7kg Proper ballasting capability Good working space within the fuz pod Wide performance envelope to cope with different weather conditions Light enough to be able to use a direct drive motor if required Kevin was tasked to come up with the wing plan-form/ spar layout and I think the finished wing shape is very nice. The fuz pod design/implementation works well and his moulding technique improves incrementally with each one he produces. Again many different lay-ups have been tried out to see what works best. An airfoil section was chosen that would provide good all round performance. We decided to try out various alternatives of tail end layouts including all flying tailplanes through to separate tailplanes/elevators both on the fin, in front of the fin and under the fin/rudder. It came down to personal preference in the end but a fixed tailplane with a separate elevator regardless of layout proved to be our preferred type. The fin/rudder on the version shown here is completely removable from the boom itself to aid transport (i.e. to get it to fit in the transport box) and also to provide access to the tailplane/rudder servo’s. Whilst the finish on the wing is acceptable, with the further testing on surface finish we have now done, we are reasonably confident that we will be able to obtain an excellent paint/surface finish. For his first full prototype, Kevin has gone for the under the wing Elevator/Rudder servo set-up and increased the tip dihedral slightly as we felt Prototype No1 may have been slightly less than optimal although the initial flight tests have proven this may well not to be the case. (see photo of Kevin’s plane in garage) The first completed full prototype is the version you see here and despite several mishaps/mistakes during construction with the worst being when the vacuum pump decided to go open circuit over-night and pulled massive vacuum pressure rather than the 15-18Hg it was set to, it still turned out to be relatively OK though. (I can now vouch for the compressive strength of pink/peach foam although it did mean that the spars on the centre panel were a little proud! Another mistake occurred in the painting of the mylers in as much as we didn’t extend the black far enough along to cover the servo well reinforcements on the tips. As it was only a prototype though, it didn’t really matter. We tested four different types of paint on different weights of glass to see which provided the best release/finish. Halfords spray gloss black turned out to be the best for the black with fluorescent tree marking spray being best for the fluro Orange as it did not require a backing coat of white to achieve the bright fluro result required, i.e. lighter. The wing control surfaces are all hinged with silicon as is the tailplane/ elevator. You wouldn’t think there is much to do to get silicon hinging right but again the right silicon coupled with using the right application technique & custom spreader tool took a while to nail down along with yet mini samples to get it 100% right. This first completed PROGLIDE prototype seen here weighs 1460g ready to fly which for a first prototype isn’t too shabby. It uses a direct drive 28mm diameter outrunner motor turning a 11x7” Aeronaut folding Prop, 40 Amp ESC and a 3S 1300Mah Lipo. The gadget with the two green LED’s is a home built Ubec/ESC BEC change over unit. (If one of the BEC’s fails the other takes over automatically). How does it fly? Well we only managed to fly it twice before it poured down but so far we think it fulfils the design brief nicely. We are extremely pleased with its handling/flying performance but the true test of how good a plane is, comes when its flown in competition against other planes. The feeling of achievement derived from designing and building our own competition models once again is amazing. Yes, the journey involved a steep learning curve with many ups and downs along the way, but if we can do it so can others. Knowing what we now know, we are confident we can get the overall AU flying weight down to around 1250-1300g if required. For UK flying this is really not required but with mainland Europe in mind, an ultra-lightweight model at 3.8m will be worth having in the quiver. The next PROGLIDE versions will be laid up to achieve an AUW of around 1700-1750g ready to fly. We now plan to continue to refine and further develop the PROGLIDE series along with our composite building skills. Hopefully this article might provide the inspiration for others to try similar projects. Kevin Beale/Colin Paddon
  18. The first issue of the F5J 2016 Eurotour calendar is here - view/download/print pdf
  19. Due to the cancellation of several earlier soaring competitions scheduled for a Sunday we have now made the preceding Saturday a reserve day. If weather conditions at the time indicate that Sunday 27th will be unflyable, we will then hope to use Saturday 26th. Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday. Your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device which will show the max height of your model during the motor run time and 10seconds after your motor is shut off. The limiting function must be set to allow 30seconds motor run time, and the height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre but only one entry permitted. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Please post your entries here by 8pm on Friday 25thSeptember with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz Garry Matthews Open 2.4 BMFA 32611 Jef Ott Open 2.4 BMFA 21361 Peter Ley Open 2.4 BMFA 187230 Brian Austin Open 2.4 BMFA 57851 Peter Mitchell Open 2.4 BMFA 33859 Russell Mexome Open 2.4 BMFA 165819 Cliff Stone Open 2.4 BMFA 182785 Ray Gadenne Open 2.4 BMFA 52822 Paul Wainwright Open 2.4 BMFA 47845 Steve Knowles Open 2.4 BMFA 70799 Tony Merrit 2M 2.4 BMFA 142327 Eddy Small Open 2,4 BMFA 63558 Nick Jackson Open 2.4 BMFA 123273 Allen Twine Open 2.4 BMFA 67979 Peter Sainsbury Open 2.4 BMFA 89921 Dereck Collins Open 2.4 BMFA 88294 David Godbold 2M 78 BMFA 30716 Randy Taylor 2M 2.4 BMFA 165603 John Hovell Open 2.4 BMFA 40572 Mel Fox Open 2.4 BMFA 186156 Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Nearest Post Code for field entrance is CM3 8EW
  20. BMFA F5J comp., Sunday 28th/Saturday 27th June - Little Bentley, Essex Directions to the field can be found here on the F3K Eurotour site, signs will be put out to help you the last 1/2 mile from the A120. Nearest postcode to the field entrance is CO7 8SN. Due to the cancellation of several soaring competitions on Sundays we have made the Saturday a reserve day, not for the Sunday but for a previously cancelled event. If the forecast for Sunday 28th June looks poor but Saturday 27th looks good we may cancel the Sunday event and go with a comp. on Saturday. Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday. To enter, your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device set to allow 30 sec motor run time. The height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but it will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Please note that only one class can be entered. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Please send your entries in by 8pm on Friday 26th June with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz. Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Tony ---- Tony Merritt tony(at)quick-net(dot)co(dot)uk 07xxxxxxxxxxx - removed 24/5/2018 - did Facebook scrape my phone number?
  21. Hi Folks, I am hoping to convert a Nan Shadow glider fuselage to electric. I already have the motor/gearbox and necessary hardware, and am at the point of chopping off the nose. I haven't done a conversion before, or even flown F5J but do fly F3J. What is causing me to hesitate is that there is quite a hook on the nose of the Shadow glider fuz, which puts the thrust line quite a bit lower than the wing, as well as giving it a slightly down-ward pointing nose. Has anyone out there any experience with this type of conversion and can you give me any advice on what thrust line to give the motor? Also from what datum to measure any thrust line from? Many thanks for any help, Cheers, Cengiz
  22. BMFA F5J comp., Sunday 16th August - Little Bentley, Essex Directions to the field can be found here on the F3K Eurotour site. Nearest postcode to the field entrance is CO7 8SN. Due to the cancellation of several soaring competitions on Sundays we have made the Saturday a reserve day, not for the Sunday but for a previously cancelled event. If the forecast for Sunday 16th August looks poor but Saturday 15th looks good we may cancel the Sunday event and go with a comp. on Saturday. Please indicate if you are able to enter on either day or just one. Sunday will always take precedence over Saturday as long as the weather is OK for the Sunday. To enter, your model must have an approved height limiting/data logging device set to allow 30 sec motor run time. The height limiting function must either be disabled or set to 300m. Motor restart is permitted at any time during flight, but it will result in a zero score for that round. Two classes of model can be entered, either Open or 2Metre. Prizes awarded on the day and points scored will go to the National League. Please note that only one class can be entered. Entry fee £10.00 (BMFA requirement) payable on the day Proof of BMFA membership (card is sufficient) required - please supply your BMFA number with your entry Timing on the day may vary, and all/any help to set up the field will be appreciated. But the plan is as usual, book in from 9am. First flight’s 10am. Entry list on the http://www.flyquiet.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4959.0 - please send your entries in by 8pm on Saturday 15th August with your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz. Copy of full rules can be obtained here: BMFA rule book Tony ---- Tony Merritt tony(at)quick-net(dot)co(dot)uk 07xxxxxxxxxxx - removed 24/5/2018 - did Facebook scrape my phone number?
  23. Austin

    F5J

    Little Bentley, Colchester,Essex ELG (Counts towards BARCS league) Entry: Peter Mitchell - peter.mitchell12@btinternet.com
  24. Austin

    F5J

    Wetlands, Retford, Notts ELG (Counts towards BARCS league) Entry: Mike Proctor - administrator@mproctor.demon.co.uk Note* F3J on Sunday to make along weekend
  25. Austin

    F5J UK International Open

    until
    F5J at Ashurst, West Sussex Entry details - Bernie Jones - 07740 181861 - bernie@esoarer.co.uk
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