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Member postings for Gary Manuel

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Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
30/03/2020 11:57:30

IAD Model Designs is open for online browsing / telephone orders / postal deliveries.

Thread: Vibration absorbing engine mounting
29/03/2020 21:07:18

It's worth doing, but you need to completely isolate the engine from the firewall. Try Rawlnuts rather than plain rubber washers.

THESE are better though, but quite expensive.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 29/03/2020 21:09:49

Thread: recommendations
28/03/2020 15:57:13

Hobbyking Plush range of ESC's take some beating in my experience.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
26/03/2020 17:16:44

New National Anthem?

Thread: LiPo storage
26/03/2020 10:38:30

Why not just restrain a model and run it at half to three quarter throttle until 3.8v is reached? If you overdo it, the ESC will cut out at 3.3v or whatever it's set to, then just recharge to 3.8v.

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
23/03/2020 21:31:44

Me too.

Wonder why they added SPort on X10 then removed it on X12. It's not a big deal on X12 apart from having to remove the external module in order to update receivers. They don't need updating very often fortunately.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
23/03/2020 21:27:09

Yes - sorry about that.

23/03/2020 21:09:51
Posted by J D 8 on 23/03/2020 21:08:36:

It is blood, toil, tears and sweat time for many but for most it is just stay home.

I am glad we have Boris and not Trump.

..... or Jeremy!

23/03/2020 20:49:50
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 23/03/2020 20:23:06:

This from the BMFD today.

Model Flying in the club environment

It remains the case that in general terms model flying represents a low risk due to the predominantly outdoor nature of the activity and the opportunity to maintain inter-personal separation (a minimum separation of 2 metres is advised).

However, the latest Government advice is that any form of group gathering should be avoided and that those over 70 or with underlying health issues should significantly limit their face-to-face interaction with others. We are also all being urged to avoid non-essential travel. Therefore, our advice is for members to stay at home and finish off that winter project or make an early start on next winter’s masterpiece.

Yes Dai - Selfish behaviour of people at the weekend have made this necessary. I saw young people on TV saying that this isn't their problem as it won't affect them.

I'm right behind the government on this.

23/03/2020 19:57:06
Posted by alan p on 23/03/2020 19:44:18:

Our landlord has decided to close our field after his insurance company raised a query as to public liability cover during present situation. Is allowing single person access to keep the grass tidy and short.

Can understand his situation as he was willing to allow sensible usage till the insurance company stepped in..

Will said insurance company be issuing a refund on the policy now that the insured activity has been curtailed?

Thread: Covid 19
23/03/2020 19:52:59

Same story for air freight.

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23/03/2020 19:47:41

Not really wishing to labour the point, but as the population between 1976 and now has doubled, air passenger travel has increased 10 fold. Clearly not just about the population explosion then - more about the expectations and actions of the population.

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23/03/2020 19:19:17
Posted by Cuban8 on 23/03/2020 19:15:03:
Posted by Gary Manuel on 23/03/2020 19:07:46:
Posted by Peter Miller on 23/03/2020 18:32:31:

The world population has doubled since 1976. This is causing the climate change.

I blame Greta Thunberg for all the trouble in the hope of reducing the population

Adults did not have their own personal transport in 1976, nor did they expect to go on several trips abroad each year. Foods and other products were home grown and seasonal, not flown in from the other side of the world. People would go "down town" (on the bus) to buy a pair of socks or whatever they needed, not order it on line from China, expecting it to be delivered within 3 days to their house.

Multiply this by two for the population growth and there lies the problem. Maybe Greta has a point.

Dunno about 1976.........pre 1956 perhaps.

No - I had my first holiday abroad in 1977. I got free rail travel through work, so went by train to Lloret de Mar. I was 18 but didn't have my own car by then. Mum and Dad shared a car. Very few people I knew had been abroad at that time.

23/03/2020 19:15:03

Nice one Cymaz!

These are the sort of people that our country needs at the moment. Pass on my gratitude to her please.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 23/03/2020 19:27:50

23/03/2020 19:07:46
Posted by Peter Miller on 23/03/2020 18:32:31:

The world population has doubled since 1976. This is causing the climate change.

I blame Greta Thunberg for all the trouble in the hope of reducing the population

Adults did not have their own personal transport in 1976, nor did they expect to go on several trips abroad each year. Foods and other products were home grown and seasonal, not flown in from the other side of the world. People would go "down town" (on the bus) to buy a pair of socks or whatever they needed, not order it on line from China, expecting it to be delivered within 3 days to their house.

Multiply this by two for the population growth and there lies the problem. Maybe Greta has a point.

Thread: IC Engine Bearings...
23/03/2020 16:04:45

Steak. I like mine rare (if it's a good cut). Pluck it's horns out and wipe it's bum.

Thread: I never thought it would come to this....
23/03/2020 09:27:58

Hi David.

Lovely garden!

My opinion for what it's worth is that whatever you fly in your garden, you are likely to crash it into a hedge / fence / tree or whatever. On that basis I'd go for something that can stand the occasional bit of rough treatment and be easily repaired.

Thread: IC Engine Bearings...
21/03/2020 14:38:24
Posted by J D 8 on 21/03/2020 14:09:47:

I wonder how that chap knew when to put the catch rope on the puller jack of the ship prop ?

I'm guessing that he's done it before - a time or two.

21/03/2020 10:27:07

Big pullers indeed ..... and big hammers.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 21/03/2020 10:44:33

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
21/03/2020 10:18:42

Good advice Peter.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 21/03/2020 10:19:21

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