Here is a list of all the postings FilmBuff has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: DLG Tailplane and Fin construction methods|
No response - so I thought I'd try and bump it up the list again!
Looking at designing a home brew DLG or Electric version.
Most kits seem to use a composite construction method. Is this a foam core and glass cloth with resin?
What foam? Rohacell? XPS (floor underlay)?
What resin? Thin epoxy? Back in the day I used Tufcote fuel proofer on 0.6 ounce glass cloth on balsa sheet cores.
|Thread: Need recommendation / tips on Spektrum Gear|
Thanks guys - the Orange stuff does look like excellent value - I'll make a sample purchase!
So, I bought a second hand but never used DX6i tranny for £70. It does not have a receiver - so my next "ask" is to get some opinions on what's a good Rx.
I have read some reviews on "Orange" products, and many mention that they keep loosing the bind. Do Spektrum do a small, light Rx?
First port of call for this gear is an Elf DLG, so the Rx has to be small.
All help appreciated.
Edited By FilmBuff on 22/12/2017 09:45:51
|Thread: They say things come in threes|
Quick update. New boiler fitted without problems, house is now too hot as the more efficient boiler and flushing of micro bore system has given the rads extra oomph! Will be turning the boiler water temp down in a mo.
And the installer was an aeromodeller! Anyone know Robin Lamb from the Banbury club?
OMG, some sad tales here! I've run diesels for 10 years without any issue, or so I thought.
Car is running fine but I've noticed it's about 5% less efficient on mpg. Might hAve to brave a trip to the main dealer. Boiler being fitted as I type. 😊
Yep - I reckon in 5-6 years time I'll be quids in! Thing is even if the fan had got replaced - the guy would have to do an emissions test (like at a car MOT) and he bet his van that the boiler will fail. New boiler will have a 7 year warranty too.
Edited By FilmBuff on 13/12/2017 12:51:35
It's the fan that has gone. That would have just been £350, but it's obsolete and no spares are available for the boiler - so it's a straight swap with an A++ rated condenser job. The "good news" is that this is much more efficient and should cost 20% less to run.
Really had no choice! I'm about to place two of the spare bedrooms on AirBnB
So after a leaking roof repair last week (£450), a mis-fuel of unleaded into a diesel whilst on the way to the NEC on Saturday evening (£295) and now the boiler going kaput on the coldest day of the year (£1,850) I'm hoping that's my fill of bad luck.
|Thread: BMFA Online Membership portal open for 2018 membership renewals|
|Thread: All very nice, but who cares?|
Goodness me! More grumpiness from the forumites!
|Thread: Guns in Society|
What utter nonsense!
|Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM|
Unfortunately, this thread has resulted in people lining up in the usual partisan lines - and I include myself in this!
If you're a believer, you don't need any proof. If you don't believe, no amount of proof will be enough.
Every opinion/fact from one side will be countered by opinion/fact from the other.
Can we declare the NFC a success? Probably too early to tell, in my opinion.
Should we be supportive - or at least stop throwing rocks at it? Yes, in my opinion.
Should people really worry that the £25K sponsorship would reduce subs by 75p per year? They need to get a life, in my opinion.
I'm trying to find a quote from Granny Dryden...
Edited By FilmBuff on 24/11/2017 08:33:55
Mmmm "NFC should not be used for corporate events"? Why would you want to cut off this sort of income and marketing opportunities? Makes absolutely no sense at all.
I'm working at Anglian Water in Huntingdon - and we hold project meetings down the road at the racecourse. When I did a project at RAF Chicksands in Bedfordshire we used to hold breakfast meetings at Old Warden cafe. At home, I enjoy a very pleasant coffee and cake at a Buddhist Monastery. Best thing NFC could do is get a decent coffee machine, some snacks and good cakes and get the cafe open to the local community. Properly done, it could generate really healthy income and play a key part in raising awareness and building stakeholder engagement.
Sport (especially motor sport) without sponsorship and corporate support would be taking it back to the 1970s where well meaning amateurs ran the show and used hay bales as crash protection. Football was played in miserable stadia, pitches that were mud baths by the end of October and terrible crowd safety implications.
Whilst not quite the same with the NFC, sponsorship and diverse revenue streams are to be welcomed and essential to its success - not seen as a weakness in the business model.
Edited By FilmBuff on 23/11/2017 17:07:46
Edited By FilmBuff on 23/11/2017 17:10:15
|Thread: Need recommendation / tips on Spektrum Gear|
Is that because the throttle stick is used to control variable camber?, So I need another proportional channel for motor control?
Edited By FilmBuff on 01/11/2017 17:25:47
Thanks for your responses guys!
Looking to buy a 6 Channel Spektrum set - mainly to take advantage of the numerous BNF and ASX 3 models in the market. I fly electric and gliders exclusively.
Will also be good to have flight modes and four servo glider wing mixing.
I have always found Futaba to be 100% bullet proof and reliable, so welcome thoughts on:
All help greatly appreciated!
|Thread: Goldcar Car Hire 'Scam'|
Ah - that old chestnut.
I use the RentalCars site and try and stick to brands like Avis, Budget Europcar etc.
This year I used Sixt and no issues too.
I always pay for Excess Insurance before the trip and always take photos of the car and the mileage reading with my phone before driving off, and again when returning. If I find anything before departing, always insist on it being recorded on the form.
This year I had the transponder in the car to automatically pay road tolls. Sixt took a credit card swipe of 75E to account for this. When I checked my statement they had taken 19E during the trip and refunded the rest. I had an email from them last week saying that I had additional charges of 6E (with itemised journey details) as they had not received them from the toll company in time. Just checked my account and that too has been taken out correctly.
I have been stung in the past - so it's always buyer beware!
|Thread: New request for a 'like' button|
I agree Stevo. This should just be basic functionality on any type of forum. But nothing will change, I guess. And don't get me started on the antiquated process you have to go through to post a picture!
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