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  1. My Pulsar had a serious arrival that broke the D box and the spar. I found this Vladimir Model repair kit from Hyperflight invaluable. https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=VM-COMP-REPAIR-KIT&name=vm-composite-model-repair-kit Best £37 I have ever spent. Enabled a £900 glider to get flying again.
  2. Not great eh? For some members, it's a case of be careful what you wish for.
  3. Loving all these stories - but did any of you manage to view the video from Nigeria? If not - you're missing something.
  4. In these dark times and with the increasing complexity of our models - re-discover the Pure joy of model flying. You'll need a Facebook account to see this video. Edited By FilmBuff on 19/01/2021 13:11:55
  5. Posted by Christopher Long 1 on 02/11/2020 09:55:50: From my experience of running surveys and email/social marketing campaigns anything over a 15% response for surveys and over 5% for email/social media campaigns would be considered a very successful result. So nearly 35% or over 10,000 replies to a survey is a great success. So no not a disengaged membership, in fact the reverse! It will be more than enough to give the BMFA a good idea of what members think and it will also give them some solid evidence on which to base future negotiations with the CAA etc. Absolutely agree. If I got 35% success I'd be throwing a (virtual) party! If you assume 35,000 members, and want an error of + or - 5% - you'd only need a sample size of 380.
  6. I never understand the anti Windows sentiment - but hey - each to their own.
  7. MS Office Pricing Hardly breaks the bank.
  8. Hi Erf, MS365 is great. It will be evergreen in that updates are continually made so you won't find yourself being 13 years behind on your apps... There is no such things as a stand alone MS Office these days. You can ditch MS and use the Google Suite of Docs, Sheets, Slides etc. They will probably meet 90% of most users' needs and are free!  You just need to create a Google account. You will be able to download Google Chrome browser from their site and use that instead of MS Edge. Hope this helps. Edited By FilmBuff on 12/10/2020 14:48:02
  9. Back in 2012 I brought this subject up and received a very hard time from forum members. I was reflecting that some posts were almost unreadable. It became quite personal and the thread had to be closed! It is a tricky subject, as some people may be dyslexic or have motor issues when typing.
  10. To be expected, but that shipping cost on the Alpina is a bit of a killer... Ouch baby, very ouch!
  11. The D-Power, Robbe and others share a very similar DNA with Staufenbeil - looking at the wing and fuselage junctions - and the fuselage / canopy construction . Wonder who the OEM actually is? I think these are an affordable alternative to fully moulded airframes. Very tempted by the Alpina. Like many, I wanted to own one since I saw Sean Bannister demo one at the Stoneleigh Show around 1984. He came off the winch at around 150 metres. Dived and reversed down the flight line inverted at great speed. Pulled up and flew a vertical 8 up to around 100 metres. Soared about a bit and then did another pass punctuated by 4 point roles and then landed. Common place now with gliders - but not then. Awesome!
  12. Posted by mal brewer on 13/08/2020 11:17:29: Posted by David Ashby - Moderator on 13/08/2020 11:04:48: Dad snapped this at Woodvale in 1978 (very rainy if I recall). Is this the Davis Lanc? I assume not judging by the markings and the flat top fus'? Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 13/08/2020 11:05:47 Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 13/08/2020 11:07:02 Hi David, that's not the JDM Lancaster, that is the Roy Lever version. You can see why it was known as the 'Plankaster' due to it's boxy type appearance..................Mal Was that taken at the 1978 Control Line and RC Scale World Championships? If so - there was also a large scale 747 flown - looked like it would fall out of the air at any moment.
  13. By modern standards - this site does creak a bit! Facebook gives a complete edit history so you can see what was changed. Essential for fake news and 5G nonsense - but maybe not for a model aeroplane forum! As well as the edit period - the way of posting photos here is pretty archaic. Edited By FilmBuff on 16/04/2020 12:52:47
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