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Member postings for Darrell Woodward

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

Thread: Beautiful Ford Flivver scale 1:5
21/09/2016 22:17:37

Nice to see this unusual subject, it's fairly rarely modelled.

My father did a Flivver for an OS .20 / .28 fs at 1/6th scale..... it was a bit twitchy to fly even after careful trimming, very short moment arms and big controls surfaces. Once the control input was mastered it was really quite docile.

I doubt that there's another tail dragger with such awesome ground handling, once it was down it was stuck until you told it otherwise.

Thread: Crashtastic??
28/07/2016 02:20:31
Posted by MattyB on 27/07/2016 22:11:04:
Posted by The Wright Stuff on 27/07/2016 17:56:08:
Posted by john stones 1 on 27/07/2016 17:17:37:

Dai sums it up spot on for me yes


The YouTube video will remain for all to see, better that there is a thread here condemning it.

...or maybe not - looks like they got wind of this thread and have started removing videos from YouTube. Two posted earlier in this thread have gone already.

Edited By MattyB on 27/07/2016 22:34:01

Well, iirc a 'removed vid' is not actually removed, just blocked and only the up-loader can watch it on their channel.

I couldnt get permission to use my friends 100mbit connection so didn't manage to rip the first two posted vids..... but I did manage to get some of their others......

There's others that have been removed too, which is a shame

So, who's the best bod to contact within the BMFA?

27/07/2016 18:30:22
Posted by john stones 1 on 27/07/2016 17:17:37:
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 27/07/2016 17:10:37:
Posted by Owdlad on 27/07/2016 16:27:59:

I'm sorry but the mods should remove this thread as it ( in my opinion) shines a very poor light on the rest of 'us' responsible modellers

As the originator of this thread I feel I have some responsibility for it, but the fact that the antics of these fellers have attracted such universal condemnation, I feel justified in starting it. They are flying in a public area with seemingly no regard to anyone's safety. They have let their enthusiasm for the hobby get in the way of common sense. I doubt they are an organised club and for anyone starting the hobby it's an object lesson in how not to go flying model aircraft.

Dai sums it up spot on for me yes


Contacting the BMFA and making them aware is the thing to do, not get a thread deleted, wish the whole deal would go away nor inserting thumbs in orifices varied.

27/07/2016 14:07:10

They have a facebook group as well.......

27/07/2016 13:46:28

"Caution RC Model Geeks May Contain Nuts!

1K views 1 year ago
The RC Model Geeks are a group of aero modellers living on the holiday resort of Hayling Island in the southern United Kingdom. We generally fly whenever the weather and winds are suitable, and sometimes when they are not! Of course we don't always crash, but with the amount of flying we collectively do, there are always the odd mishaps! Which hopefully we capture for all to see.

If you want to come and fly with us feel free to send us a message and I'm sure we will be in touch."

So, I'm gonna contact them, feed em some bovine droppings and see what happens.....

Thread: rc plane crash - 68% pitts challenger robbie skipton at raf cosford
19/07/2016 16:04:39
Posted by Andy48 on 19/07/2016 12:56:56:

If you read on that £1349 is just the 50% deposit. crying

£1349 is the kit price, purchaser has to put 50% deposit down to initiate cutting.

19/07/2016 03:25:53

I was only reading a thread about this model on FlyingGiants / on the builders website a few days ago, What a shame

Thread: aerotow hook position beneath a glider
17/07/2016 21:06:15

I've never done aero-tow but have done flat field, where one sets the hook 28 degrees forward of CG +/- 2 degrees...... if you think of the whole bungee, winch launch and running tow-ee 'flightpath' this makes sense, but to tow from that far back (I think) would put the glider too far above the tow plane for safety

From what I've seen / read here: **LINK** an Aero-tow release does not Have to be located the pointiest point.... at a guess some of the models have the aero-tow hitch at 80 degrees in front of CG.

Thread: What's flying over your house
15/07/2016 09:56:36

Just had a Bae Hawk make two passes over Porthtowan (Cornwall) going pretty damn quickly.... I guess it's doing bombing runs on RAF Portreath.

By the sound of it, he's loitering and maybe about to make another pass.

Thread: Le Tour de France...2016
15/07/2016 00:19:41

What a horrid situation for the trio to be in.

Too many vino heads, too many motorbikes.

Froome riding away from Quintana..... no surprise as he's Nothing without his security blankie named Alberto.

Thread: tbobborap1 at weston park international rc airshow - 2016
15/07/2016 00:07:39
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 14/07/2016 23:39:26:

Fantastic aeroplane. I wonder why it has Cornish markings when it's built by the German pilot (scratch built as Mr Bishop tells we 'boys and girls' ) I guess it's modelled on one post-war and used at air shows here in the UK.


Germans Love Cornwall!

During the holiday season, Porthtowan (where I live) is a prime destination...... well, the whole of Kernow generally.

Not that this is a problem as they are super polite, have a great soh and respect the village to the point where they will tell dog-walkers who dont pick up their dogs effluent Exactly what they think.yes

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 20/07/2016 17:45:50

Thread: BREXIT
13/07/2016 10:00:52
Posted by Owdlad on 13/07/2016 04:47:39:

Politics & Religion should be bared from this forum.... causes the blood pressure to rise and creates too much I'll feeling towards each other.

Excellent weather forcast for today..... can't wait to go flying this morning....

..then settle in front of the TV this aft for the TdF......then a 10 mile TT this evening

I've a feeling today's going to be gone in a blink of an eye


Edited By Owdlad on 13/07/2016 04:55:41


Hope the conditions are floaty for your ride

Thread: Whatsitallabout?
11/07/2016 21:17:57
Posted by Owdlad on 11/07/2016 21:02:52:
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 11/07/2016 18:56:43:

Cycling? Mmmmm. Motor bikes without engines,.....

Sorry but I see them a bit like I see gliders, alcohol-free beer and decafinated coffee - i.e something that was fun until someone took the good bit out!

BEB (very tongue in cheek!)


For the past few years technology has allowed hidden electric motors into the frames of race bikes leading to riders bieng banned.

Bikes now have to be tested for such dispicable technology and are also monitored during the race.

One reported case of this in cyclo-cross - dirty bunch of what-nots they are!

Thread: See What You Missed
11/07/2016 19:31:25

Some amazing flying from the helicopters, the night gyrations need a health warning though!

I copied the link to watch full screen and noticed that they did a toffee bomb - I thought doing that had been 'banned'?

Anyway, it looks like those that attended had a great experience.

Thread: Fournier RF4D - Gentle cruising
11/07/2016 18:32:26
Posted by Steve Colman on 11/07/2016 16:44:59:

That would make a very nice little project Darrell.

The 're-looking' into is your fault Steve laugh

It would be a nice small / cheap project as you say.

Out of interest, what span is your model?

Thread: Whatsitallabout?
11/07/2016 18:16:00

Kevin b.,

Twep: **LINK**

Being called annoying or silly is hardly an insult - my 70yo mother calls me a twep at least twice a week and you wont see me blubbing!

I gave up cycling with clubs shortly after the 'Wiggo' movement took hold as 'Wiggistas' were not only a danger to themselves, they were a danger to myself AND car drivers....... on one ride I got asked why I raced ahead when we were about to turn at a junction to wit I replied:

"You have no proficiency, so I'm safer making the turn on my own."

I urge you with all sincerity to find out who the local clubs are that litter your garden and go complain to the council (you pay the fee so you have a genuine Right) rather than playing devils advocate / back sliding to cover one posterior on an AEROMODELLING forum.

P.S. I'm a Senior Moderator / Server Admin of a Sim-Racing forum ( on which your 'attitude / devils advocate' post would be jumped upon from a huge height under 'Trolling' rules - which I happen to know a fair bit about because we (UK) have the staunchest rules / LAW regarding such. Having said this, I would never use my knowledge of such to bend Any forums rules.

Should the moderation team feel the need for me to make pennance, then I will with all sincerity via a public posting.

Thread: Fournier RF4D - Gentle cruising
11/07/2016 16:23:37

Steve, there is also a small trad kit by Westwings **LINK** @ 60" span, which I looked / re-looking into into for 'local to my locale' flying.... I have cliffs on my doorstep so it would make a good / unusual sloper with a 'get me home' up front.

11/07/2016 14:32:59
Posted by Percy Verance on 11/07/2016 13:33:52:

but a Fournier needs to be big I think......

I had the same thoughts Percy, so I purchased Mick's 1/3 plans.....

Tis one of those scale subjects that looks 'right' at any size And retains the grace of the full size as seen in Steve C's vid

Thread: scale model aircraft (film)
10/07/2016 09:06:59

What a great film, thank you for posting Phil.

Thread: Whatsitallabout?
09/07/2016 19:31:24
Posted by kevin b on 09/07/2016 19:01:13:

Who cares ?

As long as they do not impede on our legal rights as other road users, it gives us something to laugh at.

Fun they are. Harmless they definitely aren't.

Cars have no more legal right to be on the road than cyclist, horses of pedestrians..... the twerp that stopped me from cycling had the same attitude as you.

You would know that IF you wernt of twerp attitudewink

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