Covid 19: We remain hopeful that we will be allowed out to play in time for this event. If it gets to a point where it is clear this will not be the case, we will move the dates as required. The uptake for this event will be huge so please make sure you are a full member and that you RSVP to secure a place.
UPDATE 17/03/21: The venue have confirmed that they are happy for this event to continue inline with the .Gov advice (at the time of the event)
THE 2ndPMC COAST RUN!
This will be another 'full members only' event upgrade link at the bottom of the description
Situated just 6-Miles from the stunning cove of Hayle and 9 miles from Falmouth, with lands end well within reach 'even when you miss the airspace!' , this venue comprises of 4 large flat football pitches, and separate take off and landing fields.
The venue is only 180 meters from the sea
As always, we will have a heated tent.
The fire pit will be lit 24-hours a day.
The music will be played at a social volume at social times of the day.
Dogs 'with owners that pick up!' are welcome, children are welcome, local visitors are welcome.
There is literally nothing bad to be said about this place! The above view lives only 7.3 miles away from take off!
The view below is 2 miles away from take off!
We hope to see all of the normal faces at this one, there is some added adventure for all of us as its a totally new site with some AMAZING flying opportunities to be had for those who venture into the UK's very own holiday resort!
Costs: Full Members£10 for Charity 'please'
Camping (per tent / camper) £10 to venue owner.
Non Flying Partners£20
Non members£FULL MEMBERS ONLY 220 max.
Our chosen charity for this event will be the R.N.L.I
St Agnes Lifeboat Station
St.Agnes Station was formed in 1968 and until 2015 the lifeboat was provided by the viewers of the BBC Children’s television programme Blue Peter, and was always named Blue Peter IV. The current lifeboat was provided by the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and is called XKalibur. The lifeboat crews have been honoured over the 50 years' service of the station and have received seven awards for gallantry.
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For fun I built an Arduino based altimeter.
Its fairly easy if you can manage a soldering iron and have a friend with a 3D printer
The code is also very basic and I´m sure someone could make a nicer display but I wanted:
Altitude sea level
Altitude relative to start of flight (starts at zero)
Altitude up or down
I used a nice small display and it all runs off a 9V rechargeable battery.
The case needs work but function I´m happy with.
Its about 60 x 70 x 25 so quite small with a 1.7" display.
Arduino mini pro (3 GBP Amazon)
Adafruit DPS310 6.6 GBP
Adafruit 1.69 Screen 15.5 GBP (probably you could go cheaper here but its a nice display)
9V rechargeable battery
Few wires and a 3D printed case.
Files are here:
So far I've uploaded my igc files to different xc portals. I used my old Garmin 76csx and gpsdump aplication. Now I have Garmin Fenix 6 and Stufly and I can't get a file with valid G-record. Will it be possible one day?