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  1. Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 16th June 2019. We will be running a relaxed competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All are welcome with plenty of help available on the day for newcomers. 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. 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 to 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 but usually 6 rounds are flown. No fly-off's 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 14th June 2019 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 this thread by no later than 3pm on Saturday 15th June. We look forward to seeing you on the field. Book in from 9am. First flight’s 10.00am Colin/Graham Please enter this competition 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 027713 3. Kevin Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Ian Nicholls, OPEN 2.4GHz BMFA 39293 6. Jim Hathaway, Open Class, 2.4Ghz, BMFA 186348 7. Bob Hope, Open,2.4, tba 8. Eamon Keating, Open, 2.4GhZ, BMFA 192268 9. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 10. Ian Duff, Open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 11. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611 12. Mike Connell, Open. 2.4, BMFA 155649 11. Alan Twine, open, 2.4, BMFA 067979 13. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba 14. Richard Harris, Open 2,4 BMFA 085832 15. John Barrow, Open, 2.4GHz, BMFA 071788 16. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 17. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 18. Graham Foster, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba
  2. PeteMitchell

    F5J 2018 Southern Area

    An early update for your next years diary. 15thApril Lt.Bentley 13 May Adversane 17 June Tonbridge 29 July Lt Bentley 12 August Rettendon 23 September Tonbridge It is expected that some alterations will have to be made to this list as circumstances change during the year.
  3. Tonbridge F5J Competition - Sunday 17 September 2017 - RESULTS Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 17 September 2017. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All welcome with plenty of help available on the day for F5J newbie's. 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=2078&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 (Graham Wicks) will announce whether or not a Fly-Off will be flown before the start. 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 15th 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 the BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 16th September. We look forward to welcoming you on the field. Book in from 9am. First flight’s at 10am Please enter this competition 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 Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5. Ian Duff, open, 2.4ghz, BMFA 018894 6. Peter Ley, Open, 2.4, 187230 7. Eamon Keating, Open, 2.4GhZ, BMFA 192268 8. Eddy Small Open 2.4GHz BMFA 063558 9. Ian Nicholls, OPEN 2.4GHz BMFA 39293 10. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4 BMFA33859 11. Keith Fisher, Open, 2.4, BMFA 060851 12. Rod Potts, Open, 2.4, BMFA 002973 13. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA 032611 14. Alan Twine Open, 2.4, BMFA67979 15. Mike Connell, Open. 2.4, BMFA 155649 16. WITHDRAWN - Richard Harris, Open, 2,4GHz, BMFA S085832 17. Graham Foster, 2M?, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 18. Derek Potter, Open, 2.4 Ghz, BMFA tba 19. Chris Foss, Open, 2.4 GHz, BMFA tba 20. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA tba 21. Terry Stuckey, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 22. Colin Lucas, Open, 2.4, BMFA tba 23. Steve Knowles, Open, 2.4Ghz, BMFA 070799 24. Al Lipscombe, Open, 2.4 GHz, S067235 25. Rob love, Open, 2.4,BMFA 130092 26. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA 40572 27. Ray Gadene, Open, 2.4, BMFA 0528822 28. Tony Merritt, 2M, 2.4, BMFA 142327 RESULTS Comp report to follow.
  4. Tonbridge BMFA F5J League Comp - 18.6.17 RESULTS Tonbridge club are hosting a BMFA League F5J competition at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 18 June 2017. We will be running a relaxed and fun competition for both existing competition flyers and new pilots alike. All welcome. 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=2078&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 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 the BARCS and Esoaring websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 17th June. We look forward to seeing you on the field. Graham Wicks - Contest CD Please enter this competition 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 Beale, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040788 4. Colin Paddon, Open, 2.4, BMFA 073473 5 Eddy Small 6 Nick Jackson 7 Phil Ramsey 8 Chris Foss 9 Ian Duff 10 Eamond Keating 11 Simon Thornton 12 Peter Mitchell 13 Graham Foster 2mtr 14 Derek Potter 15 Michael Connell 16 Ian Nichols 17 Alan Twine 18 Pete Allen 19 Bob Hope 20 Terry Stuckey 21 Colin Lucas 22 Martin Garnet 23 Rod Potts 24 Bob Ryan 25 Gary Mathews 26 Brian Austin 27 Steve Knowles 28 Simon Conran 29 Ray Gadenne 30 James Egington 2mtr A very hot and humid day, which provided the 26 competitors with quite challenging conditions. Many of the thermals were weak and dispersed quickly,whilst others were strong but difficult to track, just one wrong manoeuvre would put your model in sinking air and the inevitable early bath. It was good to see all the competitors taking on the spirit off F5J and really trying to launch low and catch a thermal. We flew 4 slots and 6 rounds with No Fly off ,This allows each competitor a reasonable break between flights without the constant rush off trying to find time keepers ,charge batteries etc . Master pilot Simon Thornton won the competition flying an Optimus EL .He showed us how its done, launching low and working hard to maximise his slot times Pete Allen was 2nd Flying a modified Cluster ? Chris Foss was 3rd Flying a Nan Shadow Colin Boorman was 4th Flying a Nan Xplorer Thanks must go to Colin for all the computer work .He has done a superb job, Helping things to run smoothly and allowing the organisers to also be competitors. I hope to see you all at the next TONBRIDGE F5J in September. Hopefully with a little less heat and a few thousand less flies . best regards to all Graham FINAL RESULTS TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Round Scores.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Landing Results.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Height Penalty.xlsx TONBRIDGE F5J - 18 June 2017 - Overall Results R1-R6.xlsx
  5. 2016 results here; My thanks to all who entered and all who helped along the way. Trophy's will be awarded at the Bartletts Christmas Lunch. Looking forward to next year now.
  6. Attached are the final league results for this year. Thanks again to all who entered, and to all who helped along the way. Trophy's will be awarded at the Bartletts Christmas lunch. Looking forward to seeing every one next year. Dates to be published soon. Bartletts OverallLeague 2016-01Oct.pdf Bartletts 100.pdf Bartletts 2M.pdf
  7. This the final round of the Eastern League this year, and will take place at Little Bentley Polo Ground, nr Colchester, Essex on Sunday 25th September. This is a change of venue on previously advertised listings. As before, if weather conditions at the time indicate that Sunday is going to be un-flyable, then we would try to use Saturday 24th to avoid a cancellation.. 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 (AMRT) which must be able to show the max height your model goes to during its motor run time plus 10seconds after your motor is shut off. The limiting function must be set to allow maximum 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 for safety reasons, 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 towards the National League. The competition will be run to BMFA Local rules, 6 rounds will be flown if conditions permit and there will not be a flyoff 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 on this thread by 8pm on Friday 23rd.September along with your BMFA number, Model class and frequency with a reserve if flying on 35Hz Brian Austin Open 2.4 57851 Ray Gadenne Open 2.4 52822 Peter Ley Open 2.4 187230 Garry Matthews Open 2.4 32611 Russell Mexome Open 2.4 165819 Peter Mitchell Open 2.4 33859 Paul Wainwright Open 2.4 47845 Tony Merritt 2M 2.4 142327 Collin Paddon Open 2.4 73473 Kevin Beal Open 2.4 40788 Graham Wicks Open 2.4 27713 Colin Boorman Open 2.4 52827 RandyTaylor 2M 2.4 165603 Steve Knowles Open 2.4 70799 John Wicks Open 2.4 184830
  8. 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
  9. PeteMitchell

    How NOT to fly F5J

    The latest round of the F5J Eastern League was very challenging for some of us. And for me it was a day of mostly wrong choices. But I did have one flight which was especially pleasing, and this download graph of the flight shows just how not to do an F5J launch. Don’t launch into sink, but if you do, don’t give up
  10. Due to another change in circumstances, this third round of the Eastern League will take place at Bartletts Farm nr.Chelmsford, Essex on Sunday 5th June, not Little Bentley as has been previously advertised on forums and in the BMFA comp. calendar. As before, if weather conditions at the time indicate that Sunday 5th is going to be unflyable, then we would hope to use Saturday 4th to avoid another cancellation.. 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 (AMRT) which must be able to show the max height your model goes to during its motor run time plus 10seconds after your motor is shut off. The limiting function must be set to allow maximum 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 for safety reasons, 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 towards the National League. The competition will be run to BMFA Local rules, 6 rounds will be flown if conditions permit and there will not be a flyoff 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 on this thread by 8pm on Friday 3rd June along with your BMFA number, Model class and frequency with a reserve if flying on 35Hz Paul Wainwright BMFA 47845 Open 2.4 Ray Gadenne BMFA 52822 Open 2.4 Peter Ley BMFA 187230 Open 2.4 Brian Austin BMFA 57851 Open 2.4 Garry Matthews BMFA 32611 Open 2.4 Mike Connell BMFA 155649 Open 2.4 Peter Mitchell BMFA 33850 Open 2.4 Tony Merritt BMFA 142327 2M 2.4 Randy Taylor BMFA 165603 Open 2.4 John Hovell BMFA 40572 Open 2.4 Ian Nicholl BMFA 392293 Open 2.4 Nick Jackson BMFA 123273 Open 2.4 Eddy Small BMFA 63558 Open 2.4
  11. Our first round of the league was due to be run at Bartletts Farm. But due to unforseen circumstances I am unable to run it, and the comp will now be run at the excellent Lt.Bentley site near Colchester, Essex. CD will now be Russell Mexome If weather conditions at the time indicate that Sunday 24th will be unflyable, we then hope to use Saturday 23rd. 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 can show the max height your model goes to during its motor run time and 10seconds after your motor is shut off. The limiting function must be set to allow maximum 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 towards the National League. The competition will be run to BMFA Local rules, 6 rounds will be flown if conditions permit and there will not be a flyoff 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 22nd your frequency and a reserve if flying on 35MHz Jef Ott 2.4 Saturday only Brian Austin 2.4 Either day Peter Ley 2.4 Either day Graham Wicks 2.4 Sunday only Collin Paddon 2.4 Sunday only Kevin Beal 2.4 Sunday only Ray Gadenne 2.4 Either day John Hovell 2.4 Either day Mel.Fox 2.4 Either day Paul Wainwright 2.4 Sunday only Russell Mexome 2.4 Either day Cliff Stone 2.4 Either day Randy Taylor 2.4 Either day
  12. Just in case this has now been noticed, here is a copy of the latest news via Mike Proctor BMFA-SFTC Following a great deal of hard work from people in the UK and round the World, which resulted in the introduction of F5J as a contest at FAI level, then as a World Cup event, I am very pleased to tell you all that F5J has been accepted as a World Championship class. The recent CIAM Plenary meeting also voted that a World Championship should be flown in “odd” years. This means that a first World Championship is likely to be in 2019, so still time to build that new model! This is a great result, as it had been quite possible that the first World Champs could not be until 2021, however, CIAM has recognised that F5J has attracted a very large following worldwide, thereby deserving an early move to this new status. Congratulation to all those who have had a part to play in this achievement, either by the sometimes onerous task of organising competitions, or simply by participating in events in large numbers, which eventually has demonstrated to the rule makers that this is a very popular class and is likely to remain so for a long time. Regards Mike
  13. PeteMitchell

    The 3 wire problem

    I have sometimes been asked how I deal with the 3 power wires which exit from the side of most out- runner motors. Because even if the fuselage is wide enough to mount the motor, it can be difficult to stop these 3 wires touching the rotating can part of the motor. I have tried most of the usual fixes, like gluing them to inside of the fus, or fitting a sleeve between the motor and wires, or even cutting the fus so that the wires pass outside the fus. The model I am putting together now needs a gearbox motor, but the fus is very restricted and motor wires touching the motor can is still a real risk. I have attached a few pics which I hope shows the method I use, and one I have copied from the Reisenuer website. As can be seen, I make a thin piano wire support, the ends of which are located into the front fixed part of the motor and the power wires are secured to the wire frame with heatshrink. The wire frame is effectively a spring which keeps the motor wires away from the revolving motor can, and presses them against the fus wall. Very simple and works very well.
  14. At last it is time to get ready for the first Bartletts League 200m competition. So for all those who can remember how to fly the first date is Sunday 3rd April. The format is unchanged other than the revision of our launch height rule. Entry £5 per model entered, max 2 models per person.3 classes to enter, Open, 2 Metre and 100" Please note that Sunday is always our preferred flying day. But if weather conditions look unfavourable, the preceding Saturday could be used Regular competitors will know that our flying field entrance is liable to becoming waterlogged which makes the field unusable. At the moment this is the case and we are hoping it will dry out in time for this comp. However if we cannot use Bartletts Farm our friends at Ipswich club have agreed to run the comp on their Lt. Bentley site near Colchester. Please enter the comp in the usual way by posting on to this thread with your name, class or classes to enter plus the day you can fly if you can only fly on one day and also please advise if you would travel to Lt.Bentley. Entry List Alan Twine Open 2.4 Derek Collings Open 2.4 Ray Gadenne Open 2.4 Garry Matthews Open 2.4 Cliff Stone Open 2.4 Peter Ley Open 2.4 Jef Ott 100” 2.4 Brian Austin Open 2.4 Brian Austin 2M 2.4 Peter Mitchell Open 2.4 Tony Merritt 2M 2.4 Paul Cavender 100" 2.4 Mel Fox Open 2.4 Randy Taylor Open 2.4 Randy Taylor 2M 2.4 Brian Flack Open 2.4 Paul Wainwright Open 2.4 Paul Wainright 2M 2.4 Mike Connell Open 2.4 Eddy Small Open 2.4 Nick Jackson Open 2.4
  15. One of the best gliding comps I have been to. Competition is strong, hospitality and food excellent. A good number of Brits have been to previous years events and it looks like there will be a good few there this year. Any one interested and need more info, just ask To enter, use this link. https://form.jotformeu.com/60825303339352
  16. PeteMitchell

    BMFA F5J League Round 1

    Location at Little Bentley Park. nr Colchester, Essex. Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Contact Russell Mexome at russell.mexome@sky.com Briefing 9.30am Start 10.00am. If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 23rd. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  17. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 2nd This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  18. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 8th. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  19. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 3rd. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  20. PeteMitchell

    BMFA F5J Eastern League Round 4

    Location at Bartletts Farm, Nr Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Contact Peter Mitchell via: peter.mitchell12@btinternet.com Briefing 9.30am Start 10.00am. If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 13th. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  21. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 16th. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  22. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 11th. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  23. PeteMitchell

    Bartletts League

    Bartletts Rules 200mtr height limited competition. At Bartletts Farm, Nr. Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 8EW . Or see here: https://www.barcs.co.uk/event-locations/ Briefing at 9.30am Start at 10.00am Contact Peter Mitchell at peter,mitchell12@btinternet.com If weather conditions dictate, this event could be run on the preceding Saturday 21st. This event will count towards BARCS League, and an entry thread will be posted on the forum with all details and any updates.
  24. 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
  25. BMFA F5J League Event - Sunday 20th September – Leigh Park Farm, Tonbridge Tonbridge club are hosting their first F5J event at Leigh Park Farm, Nr Tonbridge, Kent on Sunday 20th September. This is a new venue for a F5J BMFA league event at what is probably the best RC Glider Flying field in the South. 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 18th 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, Esoaring and Flyquiet websites by no later than 4pm on Saturday 19th September. Here's hoping the weather gods look kindly upon us on the day! Colin. Please enter this event by preferably posting on the following Esoaring website thread:http://www.esoaring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2958or emailing: zen128869”at”zen.co.uk 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. Peter Ley, Open, 2.4, BMFA 1872306. Ginny Newbold, Open, 2.4 BMFA No 117859 7. Paul Newell, Open, 2.4 BMFA 34324 8. Mike Connell, 2.4 Open? BMFA S 155649 9. Nick Jackson, Open, 2.4 BMFA No.123273 10. Eddy Small,2.4, Open BMFA No.063558 11. Simon Conran, 2.4, Open BMFA No 95226 12. Keith Fisher, 2.4, Open BMFA No tba 13. Peter Sainsbury, Open, 2.4, BMFA No tba 14. Derek Collins, 2Meter, 2.4, BMFA No tba 15. Alan Twine, Open, 2.4, BMFA No tba 16. Richard Harris, Open, 2.4, BMFA No tba 17. Peter Mitchell, Open, 2.4, BMFA No. 33859 18. Gary Matthews, Open, 2.4, BMFA No. 032611 19. Phil Ramsey, Open, 2.4, BMFA No tba 20. Ray Gadene, Open, 2.4, BMFA No 52822 21. John Hovell, Open, 2.4, BMFA 040572 22. Brian Austin, Open,2.4 BMFA No 057851 23. Ian Nicholls, Open, 2.4 BMFA 39293 24. Bob Hope, Open, 2.4 BMFA No tba
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