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Member postings for Michael Ramsay-Fraser

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Thread: Flying models made from 'cancelled' British aircraft of the past.
06/08/2014 12:33:51

Or, indeed, P99 which looks.......interesting???

06/08/2014 12:24:00

Boulton Paul P100?

Thread: commonwealth games
04/08/2014 13:06:05
Posted by Colin Ashman on 04/08/2014 09:04:15:

Here in Wales, we often regard England as the old enemy, but I've a feeling - a hope, that the well deserved feel good factor after these Games will influence the majority of Scottish people to vote No in the independence referendum.

I have my doubts, Colin. I'm not in favour of a 'yes' vote and feel Scotland should remain part of the UK but I think the games have shown many Scots that we're quite capable of organising things ourselves. The lack of public support from the Government was staggering. Particularly in comparison to that shown by Cameron and Johnson at the time of the Olympics. Perhaps that's because the games were held in a Labour controlled area. I appreciate that the Commonwealth Games are not on the same scale as the Olympics but a bit more support from the powers that be might have had the effect you hope for.

03/08/2014 13:52:05
Posted by Erfolg on 03/08/2014 12:17:37:

What will shock many English Northerners, is the visualisation of the vast differences in Government spend per head of the Scottish population, that is visible in the infrastructure compared to us English Northerners. Perhaps with independence we could get our fair share?

I very much doubt it. The money spent in Scotland and how it is used is decided by the Scottish government and not Westminster (Not always to the approval of all Scots).

I agree that the North of England suffers badly at the hands of central government. Scotland has been given a lot in attempts to reduce the demand for independence, perhaps the north should demand the same. As it is, you'll never get a fair share in comparison to the money that gets spent in the South East.

03/08/2014 13:40:52
Posted by Prop Nut on 03/08/2014 12:15:46:

The reception's sure to be back to 'normal' for the next Calcutta Cup. England won it 20-0 this year and, from its inception, 68 times to Scotland's 39 (with 14 draws). They have also won 19 out of 22 matches since 1990.

Ok. Don't rub it in. I'm all too painfully aware that Scottish rugby is plumbing the depths at the moment.

03/08/2014 12:05:10
Posted by Essjay on 03/08/2014 12:03:21:

I've been enjoying the BBC's coverage of the games, but I've just one small criticism. I watched the late night BBC roundup programme last night, and they had some very interesting interviews with the boxers, however when interviewing some of the Scottish and Irish boxers I wish they could have put up some subtitles. I assume they were speaking English, which is my native language, but I honestly couldn't understand a word .

Well done Glasgow, an excellent Games.

Bit like Geodies and Scousers, then?

03/08/2014 11:14:10

Couldn't agree more, John. I was at the boxing finals last night when England practically swept the board (the Scott Fitzgerald fight was fantastic) and the reception they got was great and well deserved.

Wait 'till the next Calcutta cup match, though then it'll be back to normal winkwink

Thread: Westland Whirlwind Laser Kit
01/08/2014 16:06:29
Posted by lightning 759 on 31/07/2014 06:00:52:
Posted by David Pearce 4 on 30/07/2014 18:33:05:

I would love to see a smaller electric version. Big enough for retracts (including tail wheel) but not so big that it needs anything larger than a pair of 4S lipos. Such an iconic airplane deserves to be represented in the RC world!



That would probably suite my needs (and pocket) a bit better too.

29/07/2014 22:43:23

Certainly a model I'd be interested in, cost dependent. I guess, however and given the number of sheets, it wouldn't be cheap.

Thread: commonwealth games
29/07/2014 16:26:41
Posted by Andrew Price 2 on 29/07/2014 14:21:38:


I have nothing against Scotland or it people. What I have enormous problems with is the constant discussion of purely Scottish affairs on my English television.

Strangely, I feel it's the other way round. We get an over abundance of English related content, particularly if it's weather related. I suppose, however, the same could be said of any part of the UK. Too much emphasis on Scotland or too much on London and the South East, it's bound to get someones back up.

29/07/2014 12:20:58
Posted by Prop Nut on 29/07/2014 12:00:25:

Overweight and out of condition may apply to those whose favourite food is deep-fried Mars Bar and who consume the eighth highest level of alcohol in the world, but we're not all so afflicted.

No need to get shirty about it. I didn't mention anything about national stereotypes. My comment was slightly tongue in cheek. Even RCM&E made a joke about 'sucking in stomachs' in this months issue. Lighten up.

29/07/2014 12:15:19
Posted by Andrew Price 2 on 29/07/2014 11:42:08:

I was with you John, all the way - then you mentioned Scotland!


Something wrong with Scotland, Andrew?

29/07/2014 11:21:21

At the risk of offending, I would have to say that the majority of aeromodelers could do with a bit of sport in their lives. Participation, not viewing. Overweight and out of condition doesn't even come close.

I, for one, am really enjoying the Games. Went to the rugby 7's at the weekend and it was sensational. Going to the boxing this weekend. Can't wait!

Thread: DH Dragon Rapide
03/07/2014 09:47:06

That's way too nice to be modeled in foam. wink

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 03/07/2014 09:51:39

Thread: Phil Noel ME262 Traplet plan MW3666
22/06/2014 15:44:33

I'd be interested in your thoughts on the Traplet CNC pack too. I bought the PN Sea Vixen plan and instantly filed it in the 'let's look at that another day' file when I saw the complexity and number of the parts. Going with a CNC pack would be an obvious choice for me too.

Thread: Fathers day
17/06/2014 13:35:05
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 17/06/2014 10:55:09:
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 15/06/2014 11:51:38:

As someone who lost his 24 year old daughter to illness last year, this is the first time I've had a Fathers day without a card.prezzie or message from her. Yes, it is a commercial event and yes, people make money out of it but to all you moaners, please don't take it for granted. Appreciate what you've got while you have it.

+1 thumbs up Me too Michael (25 year old daughter, last year). Doesn't half change your perspective and priorities. Family is very precious indeed.

So sorry to hear that, Chris. You have my deepest sympathies. This is one of these rare but sad moments when I can truly say I know exactly how you feel.

15/06/2014 12:07:13

Does nobody find it slightly ironic that the page we're posting on has a banner headline reading 'We've got Fathers Day sorted....' yet everyone moans about the commercialism of it?

15/06/2014 11:51:38

As someone who lost his 24 year old daughter to illness last year, this is the first time I've had a Fathers day without a card.prezzie or message from her. Yes, it is a commercial event and yes, people make money out of it but to all you moaners, please don't take it for granted. Appreciate what you've got while you have it.

Thread: Free Glue Grab Weekend
24/05/2014 18:40:25

Yes please. Me too.

Thread: Well, did you?
23/05/2014 10:16:51
Posted by Cuban8 on 23/05/2014 09:04:55:
Posted by GrahamC on 22/05/2014 20:06:23:

Given the ludicrous anti UKIP bile spouted by certain corespondents here, what you describe above is exactly what we'd have if the hard left were taken seriously in this country. Thankfully, most of us are too sensible to be taken in by the excesses of both Left and Right leaning views and that's a powerful moderating force that makes our country unique. The danger is that our tolerance is being exploited for political expediency and 'pet' agendas and if anyone has the temerity to say "hang on a minute", the predictable nonsense from the 'usual suspects' get an airing.

If, by this, you are referring to myself and the one or two others that have expressed opinions on our perceptions of UKIP policies, you should, perhaps note that we were commenting on a political party and NOT those who choose to support it. You, along with everyone else on this forum, are entitled to their own opinion and if you choose to support UKIP, that's up to you. However, the use of phases like 'bile spouted by certain correspondents' and 'usual suspects' probably says more about UKIP supporters than I ever could.

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