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  1. One wing panel down. One more to go when I get some more balsa for the flap and trailing edge and another roll of solarfilm
  2. Just a little thread as I go along Incase anyone else fancies modding one of these cheap little Chinese gliders
  3. Had a fly fly ASW 28 gifted to me, after a little trawl online reading various threads, info and horror story’s decided to do a little four servo wing and aerotow conversion. Not to hard so far, stripped off the wing and whittled down little aileron stock to fill in the trailing edge and flap leading edge, stripped out the rudder servo tray and reinstated just behind to make room for the tow release
  4. Currently hoping to get one at popham airfield in June 🤞
  5. Why should the drone racers have all the fun 😉🙃😉 For three years now we ve been running Fpv Wing Racing and Funfly weekends with the help and support of a few friendly local BMFA clubs in South wales and the midlands Rolling out our big inflatable race gate, course flags and enough leds to light the night the weekenders have been enjoyed by the pilots and clubs alike enjoying a good dose of adrenaline and pilots to bump up their flyins and open days and weekends If anyone fancies a nose at fpv Wing Racing pop over to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/share/rmVWN7zMH5pJk7mX/?mibextid=K35XfP or our website at https://wrl-uk.com/ We re organising a few race weekenders ready for this summer with our first kicking off at South Wales Valley Flyers in May With the sport still in its infancy and not requiring a specialist all out race model to compete the events are catching the intrest of pilots of all capabilities from some of the top uk drone racers eager to try a new discipline to club fpv pilots and all in between. Our races are open to any epp wing up to 40 inches and up to 4s in a pusher configuration (purely to prolong the life of our inflatables) and with a motor up to 2300kv. Running your usual 5.8ghz fpv gear and capable of transmitting at 25mhz, we be even been working on introducing dji fpv and walksnail heats new for 2024 All our events are streamed and timed so you can keep up with all the fun and shenanigans on our website through the live feeds on the day. EE7EE0C7-981C-4C26-9537-DF0EDFE6A557.mov 33823709-C3D5-4F8E-8F15-2FA729FFECFE.mov
  6. To be honest back in the day we taught a few people to fly up on the slope. Normally down the field they’d turn up with a trainer and after a week or two once they had a basic feel for it and werent completely over sticking the model we use to invite them up the slope with an old combat wing. Give them about half a hour one on one just to settle their nerves then tell them we wouldn’t try and combat them until they had a try for us and let them get on with it lol. This was normally enough to push them as they’d want to join the swarm. Normally a few Sundays and we d go back down the field again and it would bring them on no end and really shorten their training time
  7. Full video of the day showing the microlight on the ground and conditions of the flight.
  8. Hi all. Yes I normally feel exactly the same way when I see anything involving manned aviation Andy but the microlight pilot in question is a member of Carmarthen model flying club and operates out of their club. Was asked by him on the ground to get some footage of him over the field. We had full ground to air communication with him at the time over two way radio and the flight was kept all well within the confines of the club land within sight. I was actually quite a way back and the few seconds of the footage is highly cropped in with the go pro 10. If it wasn’t for the simple fact he had asked personally himself and we d worked out the flight plan between us and had full communication from ground to air with him with me communicating where I was back behind and him calling out what he was doing I would of down right refused the flight tbh.
  9. Thankyou Engine Doc, thankyou Rich, oh yes there’s def a hole in the heart without a nice ic or petrol warbird nowadays in the fleet
  10. Yes I know exactly what you mean, I’m the same tbh. Normally if I do record it’s for myself to look back on or if someone’s asked me to film a model tbh 👍👍👍 Thankyou so much for the kind words David.
  11. We were due to race the wings there at wings and wheels again this year but it’s been cancelled now as well unfortunately. All the shows are dropping like flies I’m afraid
  12. Ok let me try and find something that maybe slightly entertaining to proper modellers. Yikes putting me on the spot here 😳😂 there’s some better stuff chasing a stunning don’t quote me on it but my head is telling me a zirolli kit bearcat and a DR1 in it a little way in at 1.35
  13. Thankyou Joe 👍👍
  14. Thanks Nigel, thanks Paul 👍👍
  15. Thanks John 👍👍
  16. Thought it was about time I joined up. From not so sunny South Wales. ( the yellow thingy does grace our skys occasionally over the bridge lol) Use to fly back in the early 2000s after starting as soon as I had my first job back in the old foot and mouth outbreak days back in 1997/98. Joined a few local clubs and dabbled in fixed wing and helis and slope soaring. Had a good few years away from the hobby but returned about eight years back but fell down the fpv rabbit hole. Now flying mainly fpv wings but still like to keep my hand in with an old faithful sebart katana but starting to think I need the old smell of glow fuel back in my life again lol. Been organising fpv wing racing events amoungst a few local clubs and the odd show over the last year or two So that’s pretty much me at the mo. Like everyone waiting for those nice warm long summer days again reliving my younger days reading a few rcm&e mags here online remembering the old days of picking up the monthly mag at the local newsagent lol Matt 👍👍👍
  17. Stubbsy

    Wings over Valley Flyers

  18. The Fpv Wing Racing League are back again on May 18th and 19th with another fun pact weekend of Fpv Wing Racing, fun flying and camping hosted by the South Wales Valley flyers lads and Lasses at their cracking BMFA club site We ll be blowing up the big purple race gate, throwing up the race flags and lighting up the night again with over 2k of LED’s on the Saturday night. Bring your race wings, sports wings “hell”……..bring your LOS gear and if you have a certain heli fetish bring them as well. We ll be having big tandem formation fun flies around the site and joining the club for plenty of LOS flying and shredding the course a new one over the whole weekend. Tickets are a measly £35 for the whole weekend (Fri eve till Sunday) and gates open on the Friday evening for any early birds that fancy joining us for a few bevvies and a chinwag and chilled evening before it all kicks off Saturday. For more info https://wrl-uk.com/index.php/wrl-events/wings-over-valley-flyers-2024/ ….Cant make it?…. 33823709-C3D5-4F8E-8F15-2FA729FFECFE.mov 33823709-C3D5-4F8E-8F15-2FA729FFECFE.mov Well the fun and shenanigans will also be streamed over the tinterweb over you tube and on our site above with multiple track cameras and pilot feeds and commentary over the whole weekend
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