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Member postings for Tom Thomas

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Thread: Solarfilm
08/02/2018 04:05:37

Last time I purchased solar film from my local model shop, obviously old stock, because on unpeeling the backing some of the colour flaked away from the edges.

I'm not building or covering anymore so it doesn't matter to me, but I reckon this hobby is going through not a revolutionary change, but a supply and demand the likes has never been seen.

Thread: Best given the right of way
08/02/2018 03:58:54

Bitten by an Adder when I was about 12, threw up green stuff and felt rough for a least a week.

Thread: Solarfilm
06/02/2018 20:55:42

(Quote) Due to the continued shrinking of the model industry...... ironic huh?

Thread: Swift 82
05/02/2018 23:54:48

Such a tidy and interesting build yes

Thread: What star sign are you? Is there a trend with flyers?
05/02/2018 18:49:46

Taurus for me

05/02/2018 04:09:11

Eh Martin? I have to say that I too thought it was a random thread to increase forum activity, but then I saw when it was originally posted?

Why have you sought this thread out?

Thread: Model Aircraft on the Telly
31/01/2018 23:49:01

He was allergic to cats, so he used to keep a kitten in his pocket and sniff it from time to time smiley

Ted! Do ya remember when jack went off with sister Imelda that time? ....... "oh god yes,..... the blue nun"!

31/01/2018 20:47:47

Posted by cymaz on 31/01/2018 19:33:36:

“ Nuns ....REVERSE”angel. Good old Jack!

You're thinking of Father Ted! smiley My all time fav show,

Thread: ZZip
26/01/2018 18:30:16

You Looks very similar to my Amethyst! image.jpeg

You are getting on with it nicely!

Thread: Electric Cars.
23/01/2018 03:49:48
SoPosted by ChrisB on 22/01/2018 17:35:15

Unless it had passed you by, this is a model flying forum. Most people fly in the countryside, often from sites that have crops nearby. Clearly there are 'arrivals' in those crops and for the most part that is fine. That can't happen if the field is full of solar panels. I have been flying model aircraft for 27 years since I was 11. I consider it to not just be a pastime to dabble with now and then but part of my life. A purpose built workshop, a modelling van (dirty nasty diesel 2007 covering 2000 miles a year) and over 30 flyable models of all shapes and sizes totalling a small fortune, very much like many hundreds of other aeromodellers. I'm heavily involved in the running of a club including mowing, membership secretary and events.

So yes I am being serious and if that makes me selfish then so be it!

Edited By ChrisB on 22/01/2018 17:41:44

It hasn't passed me by at all, so what you are saying is, farmers have less rights than hobbyists?

Your passion, money and club involvement (and yes this is coming from a fellow hobbyist) pale into insignificance when compared to a farmer who's land is his bread and butter not just a pastime, let's call it what it is, it's a "pastime" it's not a way of life, it's not the be all and all of country life, whereas as farmers life is.

I'm sorry you feel that that you're many models and modes of transporting them are more important...... says a lot about you.

22/01/2018 05:04:59

It's funny isn't it, how we pick and choose our reasons for the better.

Stop smoking..... etc.... cancer causing.... etc.... stopped from smoking in pubs..... etc... yet, drive a car, either petrol or diesel? .....well let's just ignore that hey frown

22/01/2018 05:01:45
Posted by ChrisB on 21/01/2018 22:52:12:

I don’t suppose it will John but still, I hate the thought of our farmer filling his fields with solar panels as that would stop us flying completely. At least crops can be overflown.

Can't believe you are being serious with that statement.

Selfishness is ugly.

Thread: Winters Here Who's Been Flying ?
21/01/2018 03:33:37

Especially at this time of the morning, wink

Thread: February 2018 RCM&E
17/01/2018 05:48:06

I would comment, but I'm, very....... very ...... dwunk.......

Thread: Swift 82
14/01/2018 23:50:31

That wing looks very tidy!

Thread: The Sorcerer
09/01/2018 00:08:38
Posted by KiwiKid on 07/01/2018 13:54:05:

Thanks guys.

Tom the "Bird of Time" is actually a brute of a thing called a Gliderman. It is a Chinese knock off of the BoT and comes standard with a motor mount and ailerons and (now) flaps - available from TheBuildRC. I just put a BoT sticker on it as a wind up. It weighs almost twice what a BoT glider does, but actually flies well, powers through wind and is a passable thermaler. It really excels at sloping and park flying.

well it fooled me!

06/01/2018 23:57:23

Love it! Such an unusual design.

How do you find the rudder ont he bird of time you have there? Found mine to be very spongy!

Thread: Swift 82
06/01/2018 23:53:56

Looking very good yes

Thread: Kittyhawk ruined?
05/01/2018 04:03:55

you cannot say that history is not important to "most people" based on this story.

History and its relics are much like art, each piece means so much to so many, but in infinite ways.

Comment on this recovered aircraft and the poor chap that lost his life in such an awful and lonely way, but don't cheapen his or the aircrafts memory with petty snipes at history's lost and found.

Thread: celebrations?
04/01/2018 04:19:06

Or, a jollie boys /girls outing to somewhere that interests everyone in the club? After all, it doesn't need to be flying based!

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