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Member postings for Robert Cracknell

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Thread: BMFA Website down...?
24/09/2018 12:30:34

Is there anyone at BMFA HQ monitoring this and perhaps giving us an update....??

Thread: Ebay sellers...
24/09/2018 11:20:07

I note the condition is described as 'NEW'......!!

Thread: Local flying clubs Scarborough area
21/09/2018 15:07:46


From the BMFA web site......(these clubs can probably tell you the best model shops in the area)


  • R/C Fixed Wing
  • Silent Flight
  • R/C Helicopter
  • Free Flight
  • Multi-Rotor
  • Control Line
  • Indoor
  • Trial Lessons Fixed Wing
  • Gas Turbine

Mr Jan Zajac


07825 876983


  • R/C Fixed Wing
  • Silent Flight
  • Trial Lessons Fixed Wing

Secretary G LOCKWOOD

07580 230375


Thread: BMFA Website down...?
21/09/2018 14:57:38


My broadband is provided by BT and I cannot access the BMFA main website. However, when I connect into my neighbours broadband (...don't tell 'im Pike) which is EE I connect first time.....

Maybe it is a security protocol only applying to some broadband providers...

Thread: Local flying clubs Scarborough area
21/09/2018 12:50:56


The BMFA website has a listing of the affiliated clubs in the area and a google search should bring up the local model shops.

The BMFA website is experiencing problems at the moment but when up and running is a good start.

Thread: BMFA Website down...?
21/09/2018 11:09:14


Who is your internet provider....?

21/09/2018 00:18:08
I can't see it using BT internet but can using O2 mobile data (Not WiFi)
20/09/2018 21:08:35

Good idea - after a weekends rest they can take a fresh look at it.....

My Android (Galaxy S6) can get it. OK if the WiFi is off

Edited By Robert Cracknell on 20/09/2018 21:09:37

Thread: Model shops
20/09/2018 21:06:00


Have a look at these two... (Hockley, Southend. Next to the railway station) (Colchester)

While in Colchester you might like to rake a look at Rapid Electronics - a good source of tools and bits for the modeller. See os-1t1:dev-c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvrbLurDK3QIVTLDtCh12Uwg2EAAYASAAEgJbQPD_BwE">

Thread: BMFA Website down...?
20/09/2018 20:42:16


If that link is to the BMFA main web site (which I suspect) it does not open and repeats this....


20/09/2018 19:41:49

Tried everything in the previous posts. No joy so far. I can get the main site on my Galaxy S6 by turning off the WiFi but as a previous poster noted it's no good for the WiFiers at home.

20/09/2018 10:29:33

"The BMFA website is working fine."

No, it isn't..!!

I have just tried the above address, same result. I am using W8.1 and have tried in both Chrome and IE and on my Galaxy S6 Android

In fact IE brought up a page which said has only just been registered.

Has anyone spoken to the BMFA....?

Edited By Robert Cracknell on 20/09/2018 10:30:22

19/09/2018 16:55:10

Just tried again, got this.....



Edited By Robert Cracknell on 19/09/2018 16:55:28

19/09/2018 15:38:47

Has any anyone tried to visit the BMFA website...? As of 15:38 hrs today (19th) it is not possible to connect. I can visit any other site just not the BMFA..!!

Thread: Aldi Rotary Tool and 40 peice set.
14/09/2018 17:10:39


What you have found is another size of collet. The Dremel chucks look like a smaller version of the ones found on full size power drills...i.e.


14/09/2018 14:33:10


I went out and got one at £12.99 but a word of warning. The nose thread is indeed the same as Dremel but the thread is not long enough to operate the chuck jaws before bottoming on the tool itself.I have two Dremel chucks of different sizes and they both lock up just the same.

Thread: lead weghts
07/09/2018 11:51:01

As a former foundry apprentice I am probably telling the grannies (and grandads) how to suck eggs but to everyone contemplating melting lead, or any other metal, just make sure that everything is completely dry. Put it in the oven or heat the mould with the blowtorch before doing anything.

A friend of mine was making his own 8 oz sea fishing weights and poured molten lead into a damp mould. He was lucky but the car in the garage needed about £600 of bodywork repairs!!

Thread: Suppliers of 35 mHz crystals
29/08/2018 00:04:05


If you could let me know what you have and what vale you put on them I will get back to you when I get home at the weekend.

Many thanks.....

Thread: Eureka moments
24/08/2018 14:56:23

I got hold of some fluorescent orange bag sealing tape and put a couple of turns around tool handles - screwdrivers, pliers, spanners etc.

Makes spotting them in the grass dead easy when packing up - especially when in a rush....!!

Thread: Lidl XL Glider
19/08/2018 21:30:51

Lidl kit is a bit like the Mayfly - as any trout stream fly fisherman will tell you it appears for a fortnight and is then gone - never to be seen again..

I have often told friends about Lidl bargains, they go and find no stock and if you ask the staff if any more are coming in you get a shrug of the shoulders.

Lidl must spend a fortune getting heavy items like compressors, bandsaws, generators, pillar drills etc branded so why only have them on offer for a month maximum? Why don't they have a back order system?

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