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  1. Flown a while back now (earlier this season) with the wing tanks fitted - they dropped of nicely before landing - finishes the model of nicely IMO well worth the effort!
  2. Despite the high pressure forecast and the less favoured WNW wind direction we've had another great 2 days flying with the right models on the Great Orme at Llandudno. Big thanks to all who travelled and took part - a report and more photos from this event will be added to our PSSA site soon!
  3. Here's some more of our photos from the recent Lleyn MAC PSSA event held over the weekend 8-10th July - big thanks again to all who took part!
  4. Just back from a superb weekends flying with the PSSA gang as guests of the Lleyn MAC on their coastal slopes around Abersoch. Friday and Saturday we had sufficient wind to fly most PSS models but Sunday was high pressure dominated and the winds dropped off meaning we could only fly thermal and electric gliders. A few photos here, more to follow soon with the write up on the PSSA website. Group photo on the Saturday overlooking Hells Mouth on the North West corner slope. MiG-15 and Yak-21 enjoying the lift on Friday afternoon. Bob Jennings and his superb O/D BAC 1-11. New Sea Fury by Steve McLaren captured against a perfect North Wales sky! It was HOT all weekend!!!
  5. A few photos here from our most recent weekends flying upon the Great Orme 28th/29th May. https://www.flickr.com/photos/98511435@N05/albums/72177720299519645
  6. A short event review has been added to the PSSA website covering all the highlights at our April Fly-In and 2022 season opener... https://www.pssaonline.co.uk/.../a-wealth-of-new-models.../
  7. As BMFA members, you will have recently received an email providing details of how we can each take part in the ‘BMFA 100’ Centenary Record Attempt – where the aim is to get as many models airborne simultaneously across the country at 12 noon on Sunday 15th May. By chance, we have a planned PSS event at The Bwlch, S Wales on that day, so we’re able to take an active part as a group – and we need your help! As the nominated Record Attempt Co-ordinator for our flying site location that day, PSSA member Al Gorham has been provided a unique Flying Site Location Code and will be logging pilot and aircraft details and submitting them on our behalf to the Record Verification portal shortly after we have achieved our goal. Our models must be flown in accordance with the BMFA and local flying site rules. If you’re at The Bwlch on Sunday 15th May and would like to take part, please ensure you select a model which you are happy to fly on mass with many other models at the same time as the skies are likely to be far busier than we’d normally allow at a PSSA event. I’m hoping every pilot in attendance can bring a suitable model for a mass fly of this nature and we can achieve a healthy number to submit to the BMFA! On the morning of the event, Al will register your name, your BMFA membership number and the name of the model you’ll be flying during the record attempt. At 11:30am we will group and capture a team photo with all models and pilots for verification purposes before we commence the record flight in good time. Remember we all need to be safely airborne on the stroke of midday so launching early and flying through that moment in time is what we need to do! Once we’ve achieved our goal, Al will submit the forms and photo(s) and sign the declaration form required as well as providing a short report of our activity – this will later be written up by the BMFA so we will see our Association name listed having helped achieve the record! Any questions ahead of the event please email us at webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk – Big thanks to Al Gorham for taking the lead with our registration and the associated admin burden. We look forward to seeing you at the Bwlch in May and flying with you as part of this Record Attempt!
  8. Some photos from our 2022 season opener this weekend up on the Great Orme at Llandudno. Saturday we enjoyed good strength winds and sunshine all day - good conditions for us despite the NW wind direction forcing us to land in the little field by the cafe... not everyones cup of tea - but great flying non-the-less!! A number of the 48hr One Sheet Build Challenge models were on show and being test flown too - lots of new models on show! Brilliant. https://www.flickr.com/photos/98511435@N05/albums/72177720298042693/with/51998713760/?fbclid=IwAR23zuMTVMd0I1L_JSqx02N5t7UDeins2ahSxpYk7SLRR87qsH2QfXOLn6Q
  9. Perfect weather this morning for a full A-10 rig and a good walk-around to refresh my mind on the 'still to do' list - which despite a complete looking airframe, is still quite extensive before we are ready for the slope. Fuselage sections all went together well and the engine pods were fitted for the first time in many years! The nose section still needs all the cockpit fitting out with seat and pilot before the canopy is trimmed and blend fitted. The rear fuselage still needs the wing incidence bars fitting aft of the main wing joiner, and the huge wing root fillets still need to be added. On the top of the engine pylons there are complex fillets needed too between the pylon and the nacelle. Once all thats done the tailplane incidence needs to be fixed and a belly pan made for the tailplane. The wings are effectively complete ready for glass, but I still have to fit the wingtips which were taped on here for effect - the routing of strobe lighting cables is all thats stopping those being fitted. Fully rigged in this guise it has an AUW of 30lb. Theres still a few more lbs to add, with 8 servos, 2 batteries, wiring, seat, pilot, glass and paint etc.
  10. We’re pleased to release the dates for our planned series of PSS Fly-For-Fun events throughout the 2022 season. More details for each weekend will be added to our websites Events page very shortly. https://www.pssaonline.co.uk/about-us/events/ A huge thanks to committee members at both LMAC and SWSA for their invaluable help in establishing these confirmed dates!
  11. IDD15 and Dad_flyer I think you are both thinking about correx board, whereas the brief really is to use blue or pink foam in block form, sanded and shaped to make a more scale airframe...
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