Steve Perry Keevil mown friday evening ready for those unable to use Poleshot Sat due to the examiners workshop, no need to phone for a PPR due to the gliding club on site
Steve Perry A while back Nick from Bath & Wilts gliding club gave us a talk, Sunday 26th is their open day if anyone wants to visit them http://www.bwnd.co.uk/index.htm
Steve Perry Lidl have the gliders in stock, these are popular for conversion to rc, cost 7.99 and are only available once a year, various videos on youtube.
Steve Perry Keevil grass is a bit long as the mower is broken untill I can make a part on Tuesday. Fingers crossed that I will be able to borrow the Gliding Club's mower on Sunday
Peter Watts Thank you to all those members ( 17/18) who turned up yesterday to make such a difference to the Poulshot site. The parking has vastly improved and increased in size, the new pits area has been completed, graded into the existing and sown. It's now looking great. In addition the committee would especially like to thank Pat Cuss for arranging the use of a digger.
fixedwingflyer The club was made very welcome at the Wiltshire air ambulance headquarters for a guided tour this evening, unfortunately the helicopter was out on a call, but the facilities they have were very impressive , especially the training room, with surround projections on all walls to simulate a situation, even had the walls with very realistic snow falling. Thank you Holly and Craig for the guided tour
Christopher Brack Just to let you no , I hope i can mow the patch on Thursday and i no its a flying day , If it stays dry Tuesday and sun on Wednesday i may be able to cut then its all in the MUDS hands . i will Keep you Posted . ( Sorry )
Steve Perry Keevil is mown, excess clippings in the pits area at the moment. Moles have also moved in to the pits
Christopher Brack For got to say that the track is good only the muddy bit by the gate on the way in were the cows come through , The rest is fine . The jay,s and the wood p****r,s are back and a few rabbits you can enjoy on your steady drive up .
Christopher Brack I just hope its next week if we can get a few days good sun shine , But sorry for any delay and hope i can get it back good enough to fly off ( even for the small planes )
Christopher Brack I expect buy now the grass as is quite long but as we all no its been to wet to mow, as soon as its dry enough , i will be up there to mow the stuff
fixedwingflyer Those of you that have been in the club for a very long time, will remember Hugh Philps, Hugh moved to Cambridge 20 odd years ago, but still flies up there. back then we had several Skyways "Chippahawk" models in the club, as Phil Durant was the owner of Skyways. Hugh was a photographer with the RAF and spent 2 years as official photographer with the Red Arrows, when they were based at Kemble, fol
fixedwingflyer Next club meeting at the Cricket Club Trowbridge will be on Tuesday 12th march, when we will have a Talk by Roger Beazely on a world circumnavigation in a DH Comet on a research task. As usual , 7pm for 7.30 start. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome , club members or not.
Peter Watts We have erected a temporary fence to prevent cars from accessing the area adjacent to the pits whilst the ground is soft and easily damaged . Please avoid going on this area. Not only will you get stuck but the damage will have to be repaired. Thanks
fixedwingflyer Don't forget...Tuesday this week the club bring and buy at Trowbridge cricket club. Start about 7pm all welcome club members or not. Pick up a bargain, pass on some of your unwanted modelling stock.
fixedwingflyer The next club meeting at the cricket Club Trowbridge will be our annual "Bring and Buy" So sort out your unwanted items, models, tools etc and bring along. You may even go home with more that you brought!!. Put the date in your Diary Tuesday 12th Feb. 7pm start. You have a Month to sort out your unwanted Items, so start digging!!!. As before there are no fees to sellers. It is open to all, not jus
fixedwingflyer Very happy new year to all...Remember , the first meeting of 2019 will be on Tuesday 8th Jan, at the usual venue and time
Peter Watts Don't forget - Club night on Tuesday 11th December at 7.30pm Talk by John Stennard. May even be mince pies!!!!
Christopher Brack Winter is here again with the wet stuff if it ever stops and dry,s out a bit,As soon as its ok to mow the grass i will.
fixedwingflyer PLEASE NOTE......CLUB AGM ON TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER, TROWBRIDGE CRICKET CLUB .7pm FOR 7.30 PROMP START
Peter Watts ndy will give a talk on his flight in a Spitfire and Pat will bring his latest project, a 50% Bleriot.Please give them your support by attending.
Peter Watts Don't forget Club Night on Tuesday 9th October at Trowbridge Cricket Club starting at 7.30.
Peter Watts Reminder. Don't forget, when the gate is closed at Poulshot please close it after you .Don't leave it open if you think someone else is following shortly. If its open then leave it open. The cows escaped recently through the gate being left open. Not necessarily by us but this is just a timely reminder. Thanks
Who is flying today?
PeterH Poulshot was mostly dry yesterday and certainly not too boggy. The grass has started growing and is getting a bit long if flying anything with small wheels.
fixedwingflyer Well Maiden flight over,with the Fairchild Argus, pleased with the results 90inch span , 12lbs weight, powered by a "120sized" electric motor, 6s, 5000 lipo, 17x 8 prop takes 1100 watts power which gave me 10 min flying and still power left.
fixedwingflyer Weather permitting, hope to go to Poulshot Sunday 11th , test fly the Fairchild Argus
fixedwingflyer Been up Poulshot today, just to look. Patch really good, short grass and hard surface. Track a bit bad but ok if you go steady.
Roger Sidwell If anyone is planning to go to Keevil this afternoon please give me a call on 07766200972.