Message from Bob Ryan the chairman about the new flooring in the shelter

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The shelter paving is now complete. The photos were taken before the screening and sealing were done. Please make every effort to keep it looking like this, if you leave a mess / rubbish, someone else will have to clear it up and that will not be tolerated. The sealing should help prevent stains but if you drop liquid or something which might leave a mark please wipe it up. … Read More

Message from Alan Cooper

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  I was up the field Thursday and before I got there another 2 models where lost in the crops, and are still in there. So as a bit of fun Malcolm Dougall and I are going to mount a video camera on the end of the longest pole we can make. To keep it light at the end of the pole this we be an FPV set up and … Read More

Another Rapeseed victim saved, Simon Squire says thank you.

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  Good morning Bill, Just a short message to say that I had a flight at the patch yesterday that ended in a premature dumb thumb flight, I would like to say a big thanks to the help I received from our members to retrieved my foamy from the vegetation. Many thanks, Simon. Simon was not sure of the members names but sounds like Alan Cooper and one of his … Read More

Another negative report on the Loc8tor

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Email From Don Fraser Just to let you know the Loc8tor works well except when used in rapeseed crops. I have now had to locate 2 models lost in the rapeseed and it is useless. I recovered my Riot by searching and my Blade 450 helicopter never to be found after a long search. I think I will take up another hobby….:) Regards Don

Report from John Norman on Loc8tor used as a model finder.

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See email from John Norman who bought one of the Loc8tors to use as a model finder. Test results disapponting, Bill.  Put tag at end of our garden behind a privet hedge.   At a distance of approximately 30 metres the device  only indicated a ‘find’ twice out of six attempts.  It just isn’t reliable enough for our purposes.  At a distance of 8 metres it finds every time.  The suppliers … Read More

Outer gate fixed and floor of the shelter started

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Very early last Saturday before the swap meet, Alan Cooper cut off the old outer gate hinges. (very neat job thanks Alan) Yesterday a crack team from the committee, with the aid of a trolly jack supplied by Jon Young, lifted the gate (now unhindered by the old hinge lugs) to a height whereby it now shuts without fouling the lower ramp on the closure. We did however forget to … Read More

More congratulations and club night at the field

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A well done for junior member George Napper for passing his fixed wing A test at the club meeting and barbecue at the field yesterday evening. You will recall that this year we introduced a registration procedure for jet turbine models, whereby members who have a jet which they wish to fly at our field have to have the model scrutinised and certified as fit to fly. Michael Donnelly had … Read More

Outer Gate

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A couple of years ago we fitted alternative hinges to the outer gate to the field, because the original hinges had worn and allowed the gate to drop so that it was difficult to close. The arrangement has been adjusted once since then, because of either movement in the supporting post or in the new hinges. Because of the size of the gate in relation to the upright that supports … Read More

Reminder about the first club meeting and BBQ at the field for 2018

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         Our first club meeting and barbecue at the field for 2018 is on the evening of Tuesday 8th May. Flying and food for which there is no charge. If you want to do an achievement scheme ‘A test’ Bob Ryan will be happy to do that for you, just drop him a line in advance on admin@bickleymfc.org to let him know what discipline so he can bring … Read More

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