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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2017-01-11, 22:50

Alright Folks!

Just had word of the next round of the interclub fun fly competition. It's going to be at Tyldesley on the 12th March (a sunday). Events are still TBD. but, you don;t need anything special to enter and fly. I flew last time with a Multiplex Minimag, a small high wing trainer type aircraft. I didn't place highly, but it was a bloody good laugh, and that's mainly what it is about!

anyone interested?

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-01-12, 08:35

yes intrested.

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Post by andy-kaz on 2017-01-12, 16:47

its possible work depending.
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Post by Tim on 2017-02-07, 15:30

Interested

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-02-16, 16:06

UPDATE FROM HOST CLUB

Gents, just confirming the next round of the interclub funfly comp series is on at Tyldesley Mfc on Sunday 12th March.
Note, we are still holding this on our OLD field at M29 7LN. (Dont look for a map on the clubs website, there isnt one).

Events will now be ROOPS (Roll/loop etc), Spot Landing (powered and deadstick) plus our special field closing, rule breaking, planning permission ignoring event yet to be announced.....
Please be there for 10am. Sport flying mandatory. Fun Fly models or worse only in the comp please as usual.
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Post by andy-kaz on 2017-02-17, 21:29

yeah should be there for that, diary looks clear.
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-06, 14:26

From the host club.

OK folks. Re Sunday's event of awesomeness...A few things:

There will be NO weather call. It will be on. If this means a dozen of us eating thirty burgers while sheltering from a storm and pushing each others cars off the field while Paul tells us how good he used to be, then that will be the event...

Our field is currently very wet thanks to the persistance of the rain. It is grim up north and our field is of course on Lancashire peat bog. You will need wellies or other waterproof boots. Please in the interim, pray for a miracle.

As we prepare for our move, our parking is a little restricted. Please can guests park carefully on the hard standing area at the entrance to the flying field. I do suspect anyone driving on to the field itself (which the home team will do to save space) will need to get pushed off.

Lastly, can you please give me a rough idea of numbers of people who will be attending. We have food to buy and big as I am, I can't eat it all. Not in one go anyway.

Thanks in advance.
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Can i have numbers please so i can advise the host club

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2017-03-06, 15:35

I'll be there for a couple of hours in the morning, got a birthday party to get to in the afternoon though...

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Post by Rich on 2017-03-06, 19:56

I'm unable to attend

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Post by Rich on 2017-03-06, 19:56

you can take my fusion if you want

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-07, 08:47

Rich wrote:you can take my fusion if you want

May take you up on that bud.

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Post by Rich on 2017-03-07, 11:59

yep

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Post by Rich on 2017-03-08, 07:44

You might as well take the twin star as well, I'll sort out batteries to go with yours

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-10, 19:46

Everybody know where they're going for Sunday?
Postcode is M29 7LN.
Aim for 10ish.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-10, 19:47

Road is Moss Lane. Accessed via Higher Green Lane directly off the A580 (East Lancs Road). If the gate is closed, please close it behind you when you are through.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-11, 19:03

Team of 5 by the look of it from RDMFC good effort.

Well worth the trip up if anyone's free will be a good day of low key flying and banter with like minded people.

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2017-03-11, 19:22

I'm only there till lunchtime, unfortunately. looking forward to it though. I'm aiming to be there around 9.30am ish, depending on the traffic...

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-12, 15:31

Great effort guys

Rhyl team of me. Andy s. Jem and Tim battled it out through spot landing, Roops and all up last down. 24 pilots and 5 clubs, Great day.

Results

1st Tyldesley MFC
2nd Rhyl and District Model Flying Club
3rd Newport MFC
4th Worchester MFC
5th Sleap MFC

In the individual results

Mark Joint 7th (behind all 6 TMFC National Champ team Members)
Tim Joint 9th (double loop issues cost places)
Jem 15th (engine issues cost places )
Andy 22nd (only did spot landing, shame as he would have won all up last down by a mile)

Just imagine if we actually bothered to take these semi seriously make me very proud to be part of a club with such high flying standards as these comps prove RDMFC always perform well despite not really trying.

You don't need anything special either, yes the powerful electric fusions are great but today foamy wot 4s won one event and placed high in spot and roops.

As always if you weren't there you missed a great day and a fantastic BBQ shame we can't get more of you out of the house.

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Post by Rich on 2017-03-12, 19:38

Good effort lads, maybe next year!

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Post by Gary M Jones on 2017-03-13, 09:00

Well done , what is a "Roop"?
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-13, 10:56

Roop is 1 roll 1 loop.

A point is awarded for a completing the pair. Rolls must be horizontal and loops must be vertical. 2 min timmer

Winning score that round was 52 in 2 mins. average was 20-30 Its a test of plane and airspace control and mental stenght as 2 mins is a long time to concentrate.

Great little round is ROOPs and easy to practice

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2017-03-13, 11:05

Official Results

Team Scores (top 3 from each team count)
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Indvidual Scores
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Spot Landing (Powered and Dead stick)
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ROOPS (1roll 1loop combos 2 min timer)
Inter Club Fun Fly. Roops10

AULD (20 models launch at the same time last one up wins)
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