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Member postings for Daithi O Buitigh

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Thread: Ebay sellers...
08/06/2017 12:38:49

In fairness the Kadet is also an original from Sig and their price is $150. Add on the 20% VAT on both the original cost plus the post and packaging it does make it a lot more expensive (especially if the 'extras' are included)

09/05/2017 17:32:41

Now let's be fair: it might just be able to hold an Allbon 'Bambi' wink

For those sprogs who never came across this - lookee here

Thread: Aeromodellers or model flyers?
05/05/2017 10:54:24

I agree Brian - I sat the RAE way back and do get a shade annoyed when I consider that they handed out full access to all bands (the old 'novice' license did restrict their band usage). Alright, I never did get round to passing the Morse test but I did hang on to my GI7OMY callsign when the rules changed (still doesn't make me like the new setup). Just for fun though (and something all those M3/M6 and 2E callsigns don't realise) - those licenses are invalid outside the UK (they aren't CEPT). I can operate as EI/GI7OMY with no problems (well with the local border it's needed) but I have been informed (unofficially) that anyone with one of those bits of paper are not to be replied to on air in EI land (they don't have reciprocal privileges)

Aside from that, I'm definitely a dinosaur in the modelling and electronics game, having been building since the late '50s and being trained in maintenance on the Early Warning radar systems in the early 60s (that's the Type 80 search head at RAF Trimingham n my av). I'm that much a dinosaur that I can recall Keil Kraft Junior Scale kits for the princely sum of half a crown (12 1/2 pence in newby language) laugh

Oh and on that subject. KK kits were never die crunched - they were always printed on sheet balsa and you had to cut them with a razor blade (I couldn't afford a proper modelling knife back then but, as we had a shop, I could get my hands on single and double edged razor blades wink )

04/05/2017 00:23:07
Posted by Jonathan M on 03/05/2017 15:38:42:

CAD is just a design tool, the CNC or laser machine is the tool that does the actual cutting.

To answer the question: laser-cut ribs and formers, for example, take the sweat out of cutting your own (having first marking them out if making from a plan), but the model still needs to be made.

So, if there is a distinction, it is only between an ARTF where all major components are completely manufactured and the user just glues or screws the odd thing on, and anything that comes as balsa (or other material) sheets, stock, etc, and then needs to be constructed, covered, etc.

Really CNC cutting is just an improvement on the die-crunched sheets of balsa from years back - not really 'new' (just a better technique) wink

02/05/2017 22:50:50

Phil, way back we made horns from scrap plywood - scrap pieces of fibreglass PCB work equally well. You just glue them in place. I've never known a control horn on a control line model to come out, no matter how violnt the manouevre (even one that landed nose first up to the wing roots on the ground, but that was some idiot who shall remain nameless forgetting that, when inverted, 'up' is 'down' blush )

30/04/2017 22:12:45

As I pointed out in another thread, the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers transmuted into the British Model Flying Association.

That should answer the question I suppose wink

Thread: Spitfire IXc
25/04/2017 20:43:27

It's accepted nowadays that the maple leaf on JE-J was green. He based it on the funnel markings of Canadian ships.

This from the HMCS Sackville website:

" In 1939, at the time of World War II, many Canadian troops used the maple leaf as a distinctive sign, displaying it on regimental badges and Canadian army and naval equipment. Later in the Second World War someone painted a green maple leaf on a funnel to signify that his ship belonged to Canada. The practice spread and was at last authorized by Naval Headquarters and adopted by the whole fleet. Naval Headquarters files only disclose the date on which the maple leaf symbol as formally introduced into the Royal Canadian Navy. This was in a Naval order in September 1944, which followed a recommendation dated June 15, 1944, by the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas. The practice of painting a maple leaf on the funnel had, however, already been put into practice unofficially by Canadian warships. After the war, for the sake of contrast, the colour of the maple leaf was changed from green to red and this it remains to this day. "

25/04/2017 10:53:21

The story was quite simple really: after the Battle of Britain, which was fought mainly over land, the switch to offensive sweeps meant flying over water - so the brown was replaced by grey as a better camouflage over the Channel.

One thing that even the memorial flight gets wrong though - the gunports weren't painted in neat squares of pillarbox red - they were simple patches of 4 x 2 slapped on with red primer and normally not very neatly either

24/04/2017 22:51:41

This from Profile Publications 204 (note the maple leaf on Johnny Johnson's Mk IX should be green - the 'red' maple leaf wasn't adopted by Canada until some time after WW 2)

spit ix.jpg

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
14/04/2017 00:11:07

The Ministry of Defence announced that they received a squadron of stealth aircraft last month.

However, they're still trying to find them.

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
11/04/2017 23:29:03

'SQL' Structured Query Language (the coding for the database). It sounds like somebody has messed something up on the site

11/04/2017 22:36:15

You could also try the links in site

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
11/04/2017 18:38:15
Posted by cymaz on 11/04/2017 17:43:00:
Posted by Martin Harris on 11/04/2017 10:37:05:

Oh no! Rampant politiphobic humour...what is this forum coming to?

The Spanish Inquisition?

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition (you're a very naughty boy)

10/04/2017 22:20:34

I was trying to think of a poltical joke - then realised that all political parties are already a joke

03/04/2017 17:23:25
Posted by The Wright Stuff on 03/04/2017 16:21:51:
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 03/04/2017 14:12:10:

Oh dear,....that one almost hurt!


Are injuries caused by bad jokes on an aeromodelling forum claimable under BMFA insurance?

Only if they're bad yolks caused by flying egg-beaters

Thread: Ideas for articles in RCM&E
23/03/2017 17:02:48

Maybe a refresher (for those of us who have been round long enough to know how to do it) on actually trimming a model to fly (test-glide, adjust CoG to get a straight flight path, etc) before playing with the transmitter trim controls. I have read posts (elsewhere) where some people who wandered in complained that trhere wasn't enough travel on the tx controlss (crazy but true).

The art of trimming 'free flight' prior to actually powering up and hoping for the best seems to be lost and the tendency to trim via the transmitter appears to be very prevalent.

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 23/03/2017 17:03:41

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
19/03/2017 17:08:46

Sounds like the guy who was at a public function when part of the platform collapsed. Honestly, he'd have broken both his legs if the rope round his neck hadn't stopped him

Thread: Six Nations Rugby Union 2017
18/03/2017 18:55:19
Posted by Glyn44 on 18/03/2017 18:00:22:

Anyone for a Guinness?

Already had a few laugh

Just eying my bottle of 12 year old Jameson cheeky

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 18/03/2017 18:56:55

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
13/03/2017 23:38:05

There's also 'arras'

"A wall hanging made of a rich tapestry fabric, typically used to conceal an alcove.

‘he pulled back the arras on the far wall and went into his secret chamber’"
Thread: Shortage of stock
13/03/2017 23:35:08

As someone who grew up when their mother ran a small shop, the reason is that accounts were normally submitted for income tax by 1st April, so stock was allowed to drop leading up to that to make stock taking simpler (less items to count).

I don't know the current set-up for the end of the tax year but it may still hold (or it may be just 'tradition/habit'.

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