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General Pattern Discussion / intermediate scheduale
« Last Post by Mick Broad on 11, December 2017, 08:39:27 PM »
Hello All

After an enjoyable and very very steep learning curve this year I am considering stepping up to intermediate for 2018. I have seen Matt's excellent simulator based video for the clubman and wondered if someone would be prepared to create one for the intermediate . either real or simulated , I have spoken to Matt but unfortunately he no longer has the software to do this. even an old practise video you would be willing to share would be helpful, believe it or not there is nothing useful on you tube!!!

I can read the diagrams but video is so much more useful

hope someone can help

Mick Broad
Electric Power / Re: BI SIDE 70 - POWER TRAIN
« Last Post by Chris Bond on 11, December 2017, 02:19:27 PM »
Hi Andy

5s or 6s lipo.

Preference would be 6s 4000-5000mah lipo with an 80-85A ESC and a 400kv motor starting with a 16x8 prop. If you need a bit more power then you can prop up to a 16x10. Servos 16mm good quality servos elevator and rudder with 4x 11mm on ailerons.

eg.  Zippy compact 6s 5000mah lipo.

       Cobra 4330/16 or TomCat G60 or Turnigy 5055 420kv brushless motor

       ZTW Mantis 85A ESC   opto or BEC

       Hyperion DS 16 or Futaba BLS 153 with JX1109 or Hyperion DS11 on Ailerons

We do have one BiSide with some paint damage on the fuselage if you can travel to Leicester and like a bargain



Electric Power / BI SIDE 70 - POWER TRAIN
« Last Post by Andy Shutt on 11, December 2017, 12:29:40 PM »
I have been looking at the BI SIDE 70 model as a potential next model, I would like to ask if anyone has had any experience of the model and what is the best power train set up for the model.
Thank you for your help on this question.
F3P Competition News / F3P Third Competition of the season Alfreton 6th January 2018
« Last Post by johnday on 10, December 2017, 10:34:33 PM »
Hi All, 

Entry is now open for the third F3P Competition of the season on Saturday 6th January 2018 at Alfreton Leisure Centre.  All schedules will be offered but this is also a BMFA F3P Team Selection competition flying F3P AP and F3P AF schedules.

The Hall is available from 09:30 and we must vacate by 16:30.

There will also be 2 rounds of F3P AM to close the event.  Please send your F3P AM music to Liam Clayton at (2 minutes +-20 seconds).

Entries through GBR/CAA web site.  When filling out entry form please use John Day as Contest Director.

A minimum of 12 competitors are required to make the competition work with pilots judging. The closing date for entries will be 30th December.

The schedules and manoeuvre descriptions can be found here -

Pilots briefing will be at 09.50 and I aim to start the first round at 10.00.

Directions to the venue can be found here - Please make sure you obtain from reception your parking ticket and display this on you windscreen. This is free of charge.

Results will be entered into a League Table as per GBR/CAA league rules.




F3P-AP & F3P-AF  (Team Selection)



I have uploaded some photographs to the photo gallery here:

Please let me know if there are any problems.

Results attached.

F3P For Sale & Wanted / Gernot Bruckmann Trivia For Sale
« Last Post by Matt Hoyland on 10, December 2017, 04:59:19 PM »

Gernot Bruckmann Trivia For Sale

£175 ONO.  Collection Only near Chesterfield.

Comes ready to fly minus motor and ESC.  Previously had a Glavak contra installed.  All servos installed.  I can leave the Futaba Rx in for an additional £25.  Comes with a box of spares/half built 2nd Trivia.  A competitive model with a number of competition victories
Flying, Schedules, Judging and Scoring / F3P Practice 2017/2018 season
« Last Post by Ashley Hoyland on 10, December 2017, 10:24:31 AM »

Dear All

We have practice sessions arranged at Minsthorpe Community College on the following dates:

F3P or F3P AM schedules only in your slot.  One flying at a time and next pilots flies when your battery is exhausted.

We equally share the cost of the hall.  5 or 6 pilots is the ideal number to balance number of flights each and the cost.

If you need more details please give me a ring 0114 2873432.


29th December 2017  -     09:30 to 12:30
14th January 2018      -     09:30 to 12:30
21st January 2018      -     09:30 to 12:30
11th February 2018    -     09:30 to 12:30
18th February 2018    -     09:00 to 14:00  3rd BMFA Team Selection competition.
IC Power / Re: Soft mounting engines
« Last Post by Mike Wood on 08, December 2017, 02:59:28 PM »
"Completely captured" like the Du-Bro ones, sounds like a good idea on something that size!

IC Power / Re: Soft mounting engines
« Last Post by Yoda on 07, December 2017, 10:12:15 PM »
Hi Stuart,

Yes I was doing some measuring there and came to the conclusion that 20mm diameter would be too small. Now looking at 25mm X 15mm nitrile bobbins from Polymax - an increase of 56% in the area of the rubber.

Will have a look at those mounts, thanks.
IC Power / Re: Soft mounting engines
« Last Post by Stuart Mellor on 07, December 2017, 09:27:01 PM »

Angus -that's a big engine for Lord mounts! If you go the 'lords' route - you need big diameter -small thickness, due to the engines weight, overhang &  probable  'bounce' on the rubbers which you don't need. But I think you need industrial stuff.

There are plenty of lord style suppliers - have a look at 123 bearing for example.

Best I ever had were called 'Apache' mounts - with big snubbing washers either side of the rubbers (similar to the smaller Dubro/Gator rubbers.) Completely captured & therefore safe. Not sure if they are still available though....

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