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: They say things come in threes|
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!
|Thread: Had my first full size flying lesson!|
@StuartZ I agree - Husband's Bosworth is just up the road from me too! Much cheaper and I guess gliding is my RC modelling spiritual home. 5 day course for £695 with 20 winch launches and 5 aero tows looks like a very good deal. And a guarantee to solo price of £1,250.
Thanks @Denis. It won't be lack of funds that will hold me back.
It's freeing up the time at the moment. I plan to throw in the full-time towel in 2-3 years time when I'm 58!
Saw that - but eye-watering expense!
|Thread: Multiple servo quick connector|
Thanks Frank - that's good content curation!
|Thread: Had my first full size flying lesson!|
Just back from an amazing experience with 2Excel Training at Sywell, flying an AT-3, which seemed smaller than some of the models on the show circuit...
At the briefing, the instructor declared that as I can fly models he'll give me control "just after take off". He was true to his word. Bob retracted the flaps and told me the plane needs a bit of right rudder in the climb out and that I had control! A few words about speed, climb rate and using the trim wheel until the stick went light and that was it - a practically hands free climb to 3,000 feet. Once achieved I trimmed for level flight and trouble free progress to Rutland Water. This became interesting quite quickly as we entered in RAF Wittering air space!
Bob dealt with the chatter from ATC and I was soon flying 360 circuits both ways around the reservoir. We turned for home and tracked 210 to Pitsford and ultimately back to Sywell. Bob took the stick for the final circuit and landing - which he did using a cut and glide technique - with the engine just idling. A great experience, and I was glad I had left my credit card at home!
Some observations from me:
A great experience and I will seriously consider going all in and learning to fly once I can get out of my crazy hours rat race job and go into semi retirement!
|Thread: October 2017 issue|
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