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Member postings for David Holland 2

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Thread: Solarfilm
15/02/2018 16:25:11

Don, in the interests of clarity, which bits of the buxom nurse will be holding Bob's head straight? wink


Thread: From Lysander to Lightning
30/01/2018 19:27:36

This sound like a good read and I'm about to order it. While l'm at it I have been meaning for years to read some Antione de Saint-Exupery. If know of "the Little Prince" and wonder if that is the one to look for or if there are others that I should try. I have no idea if he will be easily available or whether specialist book shops are the way to go, but if I know what to Google that will be a start. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


Thread: balsa cabin
28/01/2018 13:36:16

Isn't it lovely to see a 100% positive feedback for a company who obviously make a great effort to go the extra mile? I bought some stuff at the Nats and the lady the served me was absolutely delightful. I found the Solite I bought to be such good stuff that I phoned to order more for the next project and the service, price and delivery were everything you could ask for. Big thanks,


27/01/2018 19:54:44

And they give a great service.


Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
11/01/2018 11:13:35

Bet that hasn't got much compression!! (sorry)

Thread: DH84 Dragon
09/01/2018 21:42:19

P.S. Off topic a bit, but do you think if we shouted loud enough and long enough at Richard (Warbird Replicas) he would come up with a Mosquito to wup ME110 that he had the audacity to produce???

09/01/2018 21:32:57

I'm completely with everyone who worships at the shrine of de Havilland . Did they ever create an unattractive aeroplane? Moths, Mosquito, Comet... I have just finished (well, a couple of months back) a Dumas Dragon Rapide, surely the prettiest, most elegant aeroplane ever ( except a Mk1X Spitfire, of course). Bye the bye, inspite of the sharply tapered wings it has impeccable manners near the stall, probably down to the cleverly incorporated washout. I'm sitting next to cymaz (that was a near one, the spell checker tried to turn you into a cymbal) with tea and gingernuts at the ready.


Thread: Retract issue
10/12/2017 13:24:16

Just a word of caution, the sliding part of the "oleo" will extend a fair way inside the fixed part of the leg. It might be wise to ensure that there is sufficient room to cut and retap the grub screw holes without fouling the sliding part at full compression. Hope that makes sense.


Thread: Video camera in Morrisons
30/11/2017 12:26:08

Morning gents, just got back from the weekly shop and Morrisons (other supermarket chains are available!!) had a small HD video camera on offer. 30 English Pounds buys you a 60x40x25 camera that shoots HD vid in several formats with slo mo, time lapse, etc., stills up to 16mp with interval options etc., wifi to Smartphones, iPads etc., 3 hr battery life. 8 gig mini sd card, waterproof case, couple of mounts, straps and usb charge/data lead included. It has a 40x30 lcd screen and weighs 57g. Seems pretty decent quality and I have to say I'm impressed for 30 quid. Obviously haven't had chance to stick it on an aeroplane and try it yet but will report back when I have. I don't suppose it will be available for long but I would say it's worth a punt


Edited By David Holland 2 on 30/11/2017 12:27:18

Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
24/11/2017 21:45:46

Jeez, this is getting tedious. We have gone from an innocuous and very welcome comment that the venue for the 2018 Nats is confirmed at Barkston Heath, and that us old folks will only need to pay £34 for very comprehensive insurance, a national centre, the Nats, representation, etc, etc. to a discussion as to whether 366 is more or less than 1%, should we look 25K sponsorship in the mouth, the inequities of the treatment of country members, and, heaven forbid, how many officials it takes to man a stand. My perseverance is wearing thin (!). I do not claim these to be facts but we NEED the BMFA, the National Centre is here, get over it, no organisation is perfect but a lot of people work their socks off for our benefit and get little but carping for their efforts. Please let's have some perspective, it's playing with toy aeroplanes that we are talking about.


Thread: Worth a read.
19/11/2017 23:10:42

Interesting connection, Tony. Not much in the book about the inter-war years but lots of detail on people involved in the development of the techniques of interpretation. Obvious with the benefit of hindsight but the three stages of analysis of each photo were crucial in extracting some really remarkable information from photos, completely divorced from the subject of the original request for the photo. I bought my copy from Waterstones (other High Street book retailers are available!!).


19/11/2017 20:58:45

Just finished reading “Spies in the Sky” by Taylor Downing, about photo-reconnaissance, mainly WW2, but from day one to date. I have been passionate about aviation in the Second World War, the Battle of Britain and the Spitfire (in ascending order) forever, in fact I think my first word was “Spitfire”, but I knew little detail of the work of the PRU. We hear a lot about Bletchley Park (rightly so) but I had never heard of RAF Medmenham though it seems that 80% of intelligence during the war came from photo-reconnaissance and the story of the interpretation of the photos is no less fascinating than that of the pilots taking them. You would not regret reading it.


Thread: Quote of the Day
12/11/2017 22:49:27

Ooops, I meant Pinot, of course. Typing finger is always the first to go after the second glass.frown

12/11/2017 22:18:46

Chris (McG), pistols at dawn. Robins, bricks????? Sir, you know not of what you speak!!! Even under the influence of alcohol I contend that it is far easier to sit in an aeroplane and steer it around the sky than it is to stand on Mother Earth and twiddle sticks (preferably mode 1) to try to make a model to go where you want it to. I speak having spent 50 odd years doing the latter and 40 something the former and having some 1200 hours on Robins from a 120 horse Petit Prince to a 200 horse DR500 President. Robins, bricks, indeed. Sir, I will have satisfaction.😠😉

12/11/2017 20:39:15

Shoot me down in flames (just had a bottle of white Pino with dinner, so .....) but if you can fly, open the throttle, balance it on the mains if it's a tail dragger  or take the weight of the nose wheel if it's a trike and it will take off. Get three mistakes high and stall it with landing fdlap and then approach at 1.3 times and you should walk away and the aeroplane might even be in a fit state to fly again. That is all a bit flippant but, really, flying a model is a lot harder than flying a full size one ( it gets harder when you need to navigate, communicate and comply with all the other procedures, mind you).


Edited By David Holland 2 on 12/11/2017 20:43:41

Thread: Phone Volume
19/10/2017 19:58:19

PPS. While at the MMEE (Midland Model Engineering Exhibition, Fosse Way near Leamington) I came across a set of casting and drawings for a D H Gipsy Major just released by The Engineers Emporium. About 30 cc, spark ignition I think.


19/10/2017 19:42:54

Sorry for the slow response but I've been at the MMEE all day and only just checked the forum. I do have a hearing aid but it is worse than useless, it amplifies all the wrong frequencies and actually makes things worse. I also have a punctured left eardrum so I can't have an aid in that ear (this is rapidly turning into something that should be on Dr Foster's Problem Page). I suppose I should start by investigating more modern hearing aids. Or time travelling back 50 years and take better care of the old shell likes. I am working through the suggestions and so far Don Fry's electrocuting dog collar looks like a winner. Having said that, I'm told that you can buy a thingie you wear on your wrist that will vibrate when you get an incoming. Think it's primarily to pander to the current whim of knowing your heart rate every second of the day. That might be worth a google. I am making problems for myself by having plucked up courage to affect a "man bag" (on selected occasions, i e not at the flying field where the opportunities for taking the p would not be resisted), a phone, wallet, keys etc. so compromise the sleek line of my designer jeans (yeah) so I do not notice the standard vibe. Anyway, if anyone has experience of hearing aids or vibrating arm thingies, I would be very grateful for your input. Thanks for the suggestions so far,


PS I hope the mods don't take exception to all the references to vibrating objects.

18/10/2017 21:24:31

Evening Gents, I know this is nothing to do with aeroplanes but can anyone tell me how to make the ringtone on my iphone6 louder? I have the volume turned right up and have maximised everything in "settings" but still struggle to hear and feel it ring. My hearing is not great at all and I wondered if there were ringtones available that might give me a chance. I've looked in App Store and there are hundreds of tones available but they seem to all be supposedly comic ones and there is no indication of volume.Surely I'm not the only one to have this problem.

Help!! David

Thread: Did you start with ARTF and move to building from kits or vice versa?
12/10/2017 17:20:18

ARTF's hadn't been invented way back then. Started with kits, then plans. Nowadays a bit of everything, kits, own designs, artfs, foamies, you name it. On a bit of a building splurg at the moment, and loving it. Anyway, I'm with the other old folks in that there is no category that I can vote in.


Thread: S.A.S Wildthing
11/10/2017 13:26:43

I have just built one that I bought at the Nats. Not flown yet but heard nothing but good things about them. The instructions say to set the elevons to follow the line of the lower wing surface and that gives the required reflex.


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