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Old May 29, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Middle Wallop - Festival of Electric Speed 27th June - Video

By kind permission, the British Electric Flight Association have allowed the UK F5D Association to have a flightline at their prestigious 2 day international Electric Flight Event at Middle Wallop. So we have decided to hold a "Festival of Speed".

We will put a pylon course up with the timing gear and have a radar gun.

We hope to have a competition of some sort and will entertain models of any class Speed 400, E2K, pico/micro jets and F5D and F5D(Limited) or F5B. Or indeed anyone who has a model that is vaguely fast and wants to know how fast it really is.

We'll work out a timetable and actual competitions closer to the event, but this will be based on practice flying in the morning with low key competitions in the afternoon.

So come on, time to shake the dust off your old racer and give it a blast around our course.

Please let me know if you intend on coming as this will help with organisation.
Most likely 2.4Ghz only, but I'm sure we can work something out if you're still old school - we should be able to grab a couple of frequencies from the other flightline.

See you there?
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Old May 29, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Darron.

So long as I can get some others to come along and play is there any chance we could bring the F5B practise course along?

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Old May 29, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Hi Steve,

No problems for the morning session, but, priority would have go to pylon racing and speed run attempts in the afternoon, depending on who and what turns up.

Your course would be useful to set up a speed trap.

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Old May 29, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Right then, anyone fancy joining me for a morning of F5B practise followed by a afternoon of watching others try and go as fast as Joe?????????????

We need at least 3 people to make it work and this could be a good way of promoting F5B.

Rodders, do you fancy flying on a real course?

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Old May 29, 2009, 05:28 PM
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27 - 28 June is the Belgian F5B event we have in the calendar.
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Old May 29, 2009, 06:25 PM
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George, you are right. We will be in Belgium.

But for f5d this could be a great day!

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Old May 30, 2009, 12:13 AM
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27 - 28 June is the Belgian F5B event we have in the calendar.
True but for those who can't go to Belgium....
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Old May 30, 2009, 01:40 AM
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Its a definite no for me.

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Old May 30, 2009, 06:40 AM
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Can't go to Belgium?

Did you drink to much of the Belgian beer last time and are now not allowed in the country?

Surely you are not suggesting that work could actually prevent you from going Steve?!

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Old May 30, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Old May 30, 2009, 01:36 PM
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Festival of speed

I am hopefull that the Overlander boys can donate a Speed Gun and we should be able to get our hands on it next weekend at the Mini Nats at Barkstone.

I am squeezing a lot of cells in a Jibe1 with a high strenght wing Franco made for me a few years ago so hope that I sould be able to get some impressive numbers from the combo but as of todays date it is yet untested.

Mark will be bringing a very fast Stingray EDF he has and flys at Jet meetings so that is very fast and I think he has plans to tune it up a bit more yet.

It would be good to have a few 200mph+ passes on a gun as well as the racing.

Just Hope I can get a pass for the weekend which has not been granted yet

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Old May 31, 2009, 04:28 AM
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True but for those who can't go to Belgium....
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Sounds like a great day, but I can't make it as I will be on holiday in Cornwall that weekend.

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Time to book an entry.

This is a little over a week away now.
Need some more confirmations.

So far we have a variety of models coming including F5D, F5B, E2K, EDF and foamies. We also have someone claiming a 200mph model.

So it should be a good day.

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 02:32 PM
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This sounds cool

As for me flying, will there be loads of people watching? lol

Im available though, if only to help if im to scared/not allowed to fly (do you need to have passed BMFA stuff to fly at things like this?)

Will this part only be on one day?
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 02:34 PM
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oh, and if my motor gets back in time! ill go check the tracking now


Well its over the pond and will probably be stuck in UK customs for days.

Failing that, I could speed test my D99 and be very disappointed, lol.
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