Next Meeting Thurs 22nd Aug – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

Next Meeting Thurs 22nd Aug – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

Yes it’s that time again, the next of our Social meetings will be on Thursday 22nd August. As before it will be held at the Seven Stars in Stroud GU32 3PG and will be from around 8pm onward.

So no formal business, no announcements, no presentations, no raffle, just come along for a chinwag and a drink.

Next meeting Thurs 8th August – Buriton Village Hall

The next meeting is on Thursday 8th August and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm. Weather permitting some of us will be flying quiet, slow, safe fliers such as Hummers behind the hall before the meeting.

Following the usual business Mark Agate will be telling us all about a very fast delta and an aerobatic glider that he’ll be bringing for us to drool over.

Next meeting Thurs 25th July – Social meeting at the flying field

On Thursday 25th July we will have the next of our flying field Social meetings from 7.30pm onward.

According to the forecast he weather should be good so we’ll fly, but only quiet electric models please, no I/C, EDF, or foamboard jets. When we’ve had enough or it gets too dark we’ll go for a drink at the Rising Sun in Clanfield. 

Next meeting Thurs 11th July – Buriton Village Hall and the Annual Chuck Glider Comp

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 11th July (not this week!) and, as it’s an Official meeting, it will be held at Buriton Village Hall.

Chairman Mark tells me that we’ll carry with on the discussion from the June meeting about electric powertrains, hopefully moving on from chargers and batteries to ESCs, connectors, motors, and propellers.  We can all learn from these discussions, none of us know everything about the systems we use so it should be a good meeting.

Also, prior to the meeting, the Chuck Glider Competition will be held on the field behind the village hall at Buriton. Its easy, simply build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh with the other members.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. It’s just bit of fun so if yours doesn’t fly very well there’s no need to worry.

Chuck Glider Competition – 11th July before the meeting

This popular event will be held on Thursday 11th July on the field behind the village hall at Buriton.  Its easy, simply build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh with the other members.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. It’s just bit of fun so if yours doesn’t fly very well there’s no need to worry.

While you’re thinking about the competitions don’t forget the Fun Fly tasks that run all year. So far this year only the Spot Landing comp has been attempted, with Chas Butler and Colin Cowplain both scoring bullseyes! They are both ‘B’ cert holders so that comp will be down to whoever gets the highest number of bullseyes!. The comp for the ‘A’ cert holders is still wide open. There are several other ‘tasks’ as well, max spins, longest glide etc. Don’t be shy, have a go.

Next meeting Thurs 27th June – Social meeting at the flying field

On Thursday 27th June we will have the next of our flying field Social meetings from 7.30pm onward.

The weather is looking good (but a little windy) so we’ll fly, but only quiet electric models please, no I/C, EDF, or foamboard jets. When we’ve had enough or it gets too dark we’ll go for a drink at the Rising Sun in Clanfield. 

Skittles night Saturday 14th Sept – Barley Mow, Walderton

We’ll be holding the annual PAM Skittles Evening at the Barley Mow Walderton on Saturday 14th September and we’ll aim to start bowling at around 7pm.

Cost will be £12 per head, which includes skittles and a buffet typically consisting of: Vegetarian Quiche, Sliced Turkey & Ham, Sausage Rolls, Potato Salad, Pesto Pasta (Gluten Free), Chunky Chips, Ciabatta & Butter, Olives & Hummus, Marinated Chicken Drumsticks, Garden salad.

It’s just a fun social evening, no serious skittles competitions (although there will be prizes), and a raffle with non-modelling prizes. There are plenty of places available so feel free to invite family and friends, the more the merrier.

Please contact Andy by phone, email, text, WhatsApp, or even speak to him and he’ll add you to the list. Payment required before the event please to secure your place. 

Next meeting Thurs 13th June – Buriton Village Hall

The next meeting is on Thursday 13th June and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm. Weather permitting some of us will be flying quiet, slow, safe fliers such as Hummers behind the hall before the meeting.

Following the usual business there will be a discussion on All Things Electric Flight:- batteries, chargers, ESCs and motors. If you have a favourite charger, a least favourite charger, or any sort of interesting charger, please bring it along!

Next meeting Thurs 30th May – Social meeting at the flying field

On Thursday 30th May we will have the first of our flying field Social meetings from 7.30pm onward.

The weather is looking good so we’ll fly, but only quiet electric models please, no I/C, EDF, or foamboard jets. When we’ve had enough or it gets too dark we’ll go for a drink at the Rising Sun in Clanfield. 

Next meeting Thurs 16th May – THE BIG ONE!

The next meeting is on Thursday 16th May and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm. Weather permitting some of us will be flying quiet, slow, safe fliers such as Hummers behind the hall before the meeting.

This meeting is THE BIG ONE, if you aren’t able to attend any other meetings this year you should get to this one for 3 good reasons:

  1. It’s the one where this years club build models will be see for the first time and all members present will get to vote for their favourite in various categories.
  2. Keith will be bringing along his TSR2 and giving us a presentation about both the full-size original and his EDF model, complete with photos, videos etc.
  3. The Big Raffle will be drawn so as well as being in with a chance of winning a Sukhoi kit in the Small raffle you could go home with a Plug’n’Play Super Kinetic!