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Member postings for Dale Gibson

Here is a list of all the postings Dale Gibson has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: My Forum Gripes...
31/07/2012 20:24:35

Well, being a newbie to this forum I have been very cautious about posting on here. I am new to RC aircraft but not new to model making neither am I new to forums and am well respected in in my field.

This thread is something I feel quite strongly about......I am 53 and left school at the age of 16 with a very poor education and have spent my life as a manual worker and have struggled to improve myself by reading etc.

That's enough about me, my point is this......

Guys does it really matter about the odd bit of punctuation here and there??.......surely as a very sad recent event on here has is far too doesn't matter whether you're a professor or a labourer we all have a common interest in modelling so please let's not lose the plot and let's stick together and continue to help one another.

This is just my humble opinion and not meant to offend any one.



Thread: Harvard! Tony's 2012 design for the Special Issue
30/07/2012 19:06:51

Well, to me the idea of a TN Harvard sounded exciting and now just look at that piccy.....fantastic!!

I'm sure I won't be alone in wanting to build it......can't wait for the mag......well done I say

Thread: Fuel Proofing
29/07/2012 16:36:46

Many thanks to CS and Ken for their advice.......I'll get on and do that then......yes

29/07/2012 10:16:16

Hi guys,

I'm putting together my first balsa ARTF (Irvine Tutor) which will have IC engine, do I need to fuel proof the bare wood around the fuel tank area etc? If so what should I use?

Many thanks in advance


Thread: Superb F4-U Corsair vid
27/07/2012 09:30:12

Great video, watched it a few times now, thanks for posting it but as mentioned before....would be even better in blue.....or camo....smiley

Thread: Harvard! Tony's 2012 design for the Special Issue
19/07/2012 18:05:09

Well I for one, am a big fan of the Harvard/Texan and will follow this with interest and I think it will be the

winter project I've been looking for.......thumbs up

Thread: Mannock
11/07/2012 10:49:12

Ordered a copy from Amazon yesterday......thumbs up


Thread: Help needed......Which Engine?
11/07/2012 00:05:27

Thanks guys for all your comments, I'm still undecided here but have to be honest, as a noob, I do like the rear needle adjustment on some of these engines!!

Am I being over carefull?.....It is putting me off the Irvine a little bit ..... I've seen some horrific pics of fingertips missing!!


04/07/2012 19:45:13

Hi Alan,

I know what you're saying makes perfect sense about the Irvine but if I'm honest the attraction to me with the LA is that several people (not just on here) have praised it's begginer friendly aspects, such as, easy to start and set up etc. but many have said it's under powered too. The shop I bought the Tutor from advised the Irvine 40 but that was all they had in stock. I suppose that as a novice I can't imagine life beyond a Trainer yet.

I have been to my local club a couple of times and found them to be very friendy and they even rigged up one of the guys personal planes to buddy me.....thanks guys!!

So, where i'm at is......membership applied for along with BMFA..... Irvine Tutor, servo's and DX6i bought, just researching which engine will suit me best as a complete novice......but nothing bought yet.......I really appreciate everyone taking the time to post on this thread.......and as you've all guessed by now......still open minded.


Thread: ITV Tonight::- "Bomber Command" - 9pm
03/07/2012 23:53:58

Glad it wasn't just me then Pete!!

Thread: Help needed......Which Engine?
03/07/2012 23:46:38

Thanks guys,

Well, given my lack of experience of IC engines and being new to RC aircraft, I am thinking that the OS 46 LA might well be my best option (and I nearly ruled it out)......I think that to keep things simple at the moment, when there is so much to learn, would be a good way to go for me.

Now I just have to find one in stock somewhere!!

Thanks for all your comments..thumbs up


Thread: ITV Tonight::- "Bomber Command" - 9pm
03/07/2012 23:27:35

I'd like to second that Area 51......well said!!thumbs up

Thread: Help needed......Which Engine?
01/07/2012 21:10:26

Big thank you for all the replies chaps, it's very much appreciated.

Ok, so the OS LA sounds like a definate no no, the Irvine looks favourite but the OS 46AX looks good but quite a bit more expensive than the Irvine........decisions, decisions!!!......It might be decided on availability.

Thanks again.....Dale.

01/07/2012 12:43:58


Having decided on a 46 engine for my Irvine Tutor 2, I can't decide between, OS 46LA......Irvine 46 or Jen 47??

This is my first RC Aircraft and so have no previous experience with IC engines...advice needed please.


Thread: Newbie would like to say hello....
28/06/2012 12:12:03

Hi guys,

I have gone for the Irvine Tutor 2 and have decided to go Ic with it. They recommend .40 -.46 2 stroke.....just looking for some advice whether to go with the smaller or larger engine? As I am a learner should i stick with the 40?

The other thing is which make of engine......should i go with Irvine or is there an alternative that you can recommend?

Should i have posted these questions in a different section?

sorry for so many questions


Thread: Phoenix Model Rainbow EP
26/06/2012 12:05:12

Thanks guys, interesting reading and a great looking aircraft!!


25/06/2012 20:21:40

Hi guys,

Been looking at this......


Anyone know of this model or had any experience with it?


Thread: Newbie would like to say hello....
25/06/2012 19:57:06

Hi Racing Snake,

I have made a decision and opted for the Irvine Tutor 2......but still undesided about IC or electric power!!

Is there any way the UC can be beefed up at all?


24/06/2012 23:26:03

Hi Biggles,

Thanks for the welcome, I would have loved to come up the the Greenacres event but just

couldn't sort if for this weekendsad.....but will defo try for next year.

Hi Robin......I'm in Somerset.


24/06/2012 20:37:55

Thanks for that guys.......cheque going in the post then!!


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