Here is a list of all the postings Dai Fledermaus has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Biplanes ...|
David Boddington Tinker?
Edited By Colin Ashman on 21/08/2013 17:47:04
|Thread: Hobby King exchange rates|
Thanks for your help with this, you've sort of confirmed what I suspected which is the price you see is not the price you pay, but it's interesting to know that H.K. are cheaper than the competition despite that.
Edited By Colin Ashman on 17/08/2013 12:38:17
|Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)|
As an afterthought to my earlier post. How long do you have to stay in the middle lane to be deemed to be Hogging it? Expect to see some legal challenges to this. That's assuming that the cops have the rescources to catch anyone doing it.
Drivers who keep to the middle lane of the motorway drive me mad, but if you are hogging the middle lane, and driving at 70mph, from a legal point of view, how can you be committing an offence?
|Thread: Hobby King exchange rates|
Pete, I wasn't making a point about using a company outside the U.K far from it, I just wanted to know what if any were the additional costs based on my experiance of buying goods in from the U.S. What about VAT for example?
Until I retired about two years ago I had a small cabinet making business making Shaker style chairs and Rocking Chairs. The only place where I could get tape for the seats of these chairs at a decent price, was a company in the U.S. However, I really didn't know the exact price I was paying at the time I placed the order because of the dollar exchange rate at the time, the foriegn exchange charge my credit card company applied, as well as the VAT and the handling charge made by Parcelforce. it was all a bit of guesstimation, which brings me to the point of this thread. As you are a canny lot and I would think cost conscious, why do you use a company like Hobby King where everything is priced in dollars and orders can be shipped from outside the E.U? At the time the order is placed, do you know exactly how much the overall cost is going to be?
|Thread: Afternoon treat!|
I really could not get on with a digital camera without a view finder. I did try a couple, but it just isn't natural to me to to hold a camera at arms length trying to compose a shot in bright sunlight via a screen. A year or so ago I bought a Panasonic Lumix G2 which is a compact system camera with a view finder and it's excellent. It's far more capable than I am and, all I could want from a camera without the bulk of a DSLR. I got a a bargin price from Jessops because it was about to be replaced by the G3 which had just one or two more whistles and bells. It's latest guise is the G5.
|Thread: Which Fuel?|
In case anyone else is interested, I received this very helpfull email in reply to an enquiry I sent Model Technics yesterday. Hi Colin
Edited By Colin Ashman on 06/08/2013 15:29:36
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your help
As someone who has returned to the fold, I'm a bit bemused by the range of glow fuel now available. I need to run in my Enya ss30 fitted with a No3 plug. The operating instructions suggest the following ratio of fuel components:- Methyl alcolol 70 - 80%, Nitro methane 0 - 10%, Castor or synthetic oil 20%. I've looked at the Model Technics list of glow fuels and none of then seem to meet this specification. Have I missed something or am I just being dim?
|Thread: Hello from South Wales|
Edited By Colin Ashman on 02/08/2013 13:02:00
|Thread: Aerokote Fuel Proofer problem|
Second coat applied this afternoon. Used half the quantity but kept the ratio the same. After about two hours it was almost dry. Don't ask!
I'm another one who used Aerokote for the first time recently. I used the correct mix, but it took almost a week to harden even in the recent hot weather. I'm about to give it a second coat, in light of your comments it will be interesting to see what happens.
|Thread: Lidli paint brushes|
On Monday, Lidli are stocking two different sets of artists type paint brushes for £1.79 per set. Ideal for model making.
|Thread: Tribute to the DH Mosquito|
I enjoyed it, I always like programmes like this, but didn't like the general theme that it was the "Plane that saved Britain". A fantastic aircraft which came along at the right time and well suited to the role in which it was used, but was it more important than a dozen or so other aircraft both British and American which helped to win the air war? I think not.
|Thread: New site appearance|
I know it's annoying kc, but I struggled with a desk top running xp for a long time, it caused no end of frustation. We replaced it with one of those space saving all in jobs running Windows 8. It's brilliant. Wish I had bought it sooner. SWMBO and I are much calmer now.
|Thread: Checkerboard Tape|
I want to tart up my Cub Yellow trainer with some black and white checkerboard tape/ decals. It will need to be fuel proof and stick to Solarfilm. Anyone know where I can get it.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
Some people are just pain daft. Some time ago, sold a nearly new shower pump for more money than I paid for it. It's because bidding fever takes over and common sence goes out the window.
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