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Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
17/03/2020 10:37:07
Posted by Dave Cunnington on 17/03/2020 10:08:52:

At my local indoor bowls club we have a raffle each week - last night one of the prizes was a twin pack bog roll - and we've now shut down TFN

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 17/03/2020 10:09:36

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 17/03/2020 10:09:56

I should have entered that raffle. We ran out the other day because we were unable to buy any as our local supermarkets had sold out. I had to go into mcdonalds for a mcdump.....

16/03/2020 22:16:19
Posted by Gary Manuel on 16/03/2020 21:06:44:


I'm not fretting about what happens to me.

If / when I get the virus, I'll either get over it or I won't. I have a couple of medical issues that reduce my chances, but que sera sera! My Mother has less chance than me and it's her I fret about. I also fret about my son who will get over the virus but would struggle on his own (I'll not go into why). I also fret for my nephew and his family, who are on zero hours contracts and will have no income at a time when they need it most. I probably fret for the very same people that you are talking about.

My point was that there are still apparently some people out there who haven't grasped the seriousness of the situation. They still describe this as flu and blame the politicians for their handling of the situation. The bottom line is that nobody is to blame (maybe a Chinese market trader?) and nobody knows how to handle it.

You keep referring back to my earlier comment about raising the drawbridge. You fail to notice that I said in the same post that it was too late to raise the drawbridge once the attacker is inside the castle. What I meant, in case you didn't understand the metaphor, was that we had the opportunity to keep the virus away from our island before it reached us. Once it was here, it was too late.

I'm with you Gary. Some others need to start taking it more seriously. I don't worry about myself, but I do worry about those around me who are at risk/vulnerable.

IGNOREance is not an option.

13/03/2020 11:08:14
Posted by Basil on 13/03/2020 09:03:34:

Thing is, you cant do without some sort of toilet paper, .

Edited By Basil on 13/03/2020 09:06:42

Really? Most of us have a shower in close proximity to our toilets these days......disgust

Thread: English language ?
13/03/2020 10:01:29
Posted by Nigel R on 13/03/2020 09:14:47:

These days I find 200% is a better target to aim at, 110% is a bit last century.

As I work an agile process, we are always sprinting.

I note few people ever seem to point out the impossibility of "always sprinting". Apparently, the more realistic "cruising at a sustainable pace" is not a sufficiently motivating expression.

Careful, you're in danger of thinking outside the box with that bleeding edge corporate synergy......

12/03/2020 21:43:59
Posted by Lima Hotel Foxtrot on 12/03/2020 21:31:50:

Moan, moan, moan.


The English language is a constantly evolving, dynamic tool of communication and expression. Have none of you read Chaucer? Or medieval English? Shakespeare? In form, composition, vocabulary and meaning there are many differences between what was penned and what is now accepted as the norm.


Also, gentlemen, given the focus of discussion in this thread, I suggest some proof-reading before you submit your own poor examples.

Sooo, lets go ahead and look at this. Ain't not nothin wrong with language evolving, but it's so like not evolving like. It seems to be devolving, like less expressive, with one word or phrase seemingly fitting all. It's like a whole bunch of words have gone missin like. You get me?

Edited By Jason-I on 12/03/2020 21:44:44

12/03/2020 21:23:01
Posted by Nigel R on 12/03/2020 21:19:28:

You should try being part of an american owned large company.

Managers aren't managers, they are people leaders...

We all have to socialise our ideas (!) amongst other oxymorons.

I could go on.

So long as you give it 110% you'll be good.

12/03/2020 21:11:23

"I didn't do nothing" is the one that gets me most. I usually answer it with "so you did something then", only to be confronted with blank stares.

That and the following phrases from over the pond:

"A whole bunch" - Seemingly a description for anything greater than 1. Other adjectives are available people!

"Lets go ahead and" - A completely unnecessary phrase. Lets go ahead and look at the next annoying phrase...

"Your all set".

So, that's it like. Fantastic.

Thread: On TV tonight....
05/03/2020 21:23:14

Watching it now. Quite enjoying it. Better than Crufts that SWMBO has just made me sit through.......

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
13/02/2020 21:09:43
Posted by Steve J on 13/02/2020 18:39:07:
Posted by Peter Christy on 13/02/2020 18:27:21:

I can't see any "conspicuity devices" small or light enough to fit inside my .049 powered single-channellers being available in 3 years time!

We are talking about something the size of a GPS telemetry unit.

Edited By Steve J on 13/02/2020 18:43:06

Even something that small will not fit in my hotliner.....

Thread: Horizon Hobby not Responding
07/02/2020 16:30:36

I sent Horizon many emails, which they failed to respond to. I sent recorded delivery letters which they failed to respond to. When somebody finally responded after naming and shaming online, they said that they 'cannot deal with old issues'. When I pointed out that the issues were only old because they ignored my emails and letters when the issues were new they stopped replying.

As far as I'm concerned Horizon are rotten to the core. Their products are overpriced and not particularly reliable. I used to be an advocate of their products. My advice now is not to touch them with a barge pole.

Thread: Turnigy Chargers
04/02/2020 21:36:08
Posted by Nigel Heather on 04/02/2020 20:30:05:

Looking at chargers on a certain website. The max I would need to charge is a 6S 5000mAh at 1C which I calculate is 111W. I’d also like to charge two batteries at once. Also would like it to be mains powered.

So I need 120W at least.

The first I saw was the Turnigy Reaktor 240W (2 x 120W) which is around £100.

But what then puzzled me is that I then saw the Turnigy Accucell 6 C150 which us a single 150W charger. But it is £35.

So I could buy two Turnigy Accucell 6. C150s for a lot cheaper than a single Turnigy Reaktor 240W - plus they have a higher power output.

I can’t really see any difference, but I wondering whether there must be something better about the Reaktor.

Anyone know anything about these chargers?



May be a moot point as both are out of stock with no ETA. Hobbyking do not seem to have had any new stock in whatsoever for months. They have laid off staff and downsized due to cashflow issues, but they don't seem to be re-stocking any items. I really hope I'm wrong, but I fear they may disappear once all their existing stock has sold.

Thread: Drone laws 2020
04/02/2020 08:39:06
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 04/02/2020 08:14:18:
Posted by Jason-I on 04/02/2020 08:10:53:
Posted by Andy Meade on 04/02/2020 06:35:13:

I'd like to echo what Phil hinted at in a more blunt way above too - the Orme is not public access land, and is privately owned. Failure to operate in a legal fashion could affect the abilityffor us to fly there at all. We don't want that.

Edited By Andy Meade on 04/02/2020

Playing devil's advocate here. On private land, you don't need an MOT, road tax or insurance to be able to drive so if the Orme is private land, then you could argue that you should not need any model airplane tax or license either.....

Yep as long as you don't go into the air which is regulated by the CAA, so as long as the plane stays on the ground you are fine.................

But the landowner owns the airspace above their land up to a height that is 'reasonable for the normal use and enjoyment of the land'. In the case of the Orme, model flying has taken place there for many, many years, so it has become the normal use of the land.

04/02/2020 08:10:53
Posted by Andy Meade on 04/02/2020 06:35:13:

I'd like to echo what Phil hinted at in a more blunt way above too - the Orme is not public access land, and is privately owned. Failure to operate in a legal fashion could affect the abilityffor us to fly there at all. We don't want that.

Edited By Andy Meade on 04/02/2020

Playing devil's advocate here. On private land, you don't need an MOT, road tax or insurance to be able to drive so if the Orme is private land, then you could argue that you should not need any model airplane tax or license either.....

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
29/01/2020 16:00:42

Latest rant from New Zealand:




Edited By Jason-I on 29/01/2020 16:04:24

Thread: Horizon Hobby not Responding
28/01/2020 20:02:38
Posted by Don Fry on 28/01/2020 19:16:40:

Any defenders of the company, recent experiences?

Not seen anything positive about them lately. I even witnessed a fellow Brit being made to look stupid by a Horizon Hobby employee over on rcgroups.surprise

28/01/2020 18:41:15
Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 28/01/2020 18:14:09:

HH are a disgusting company, learned this with one of the very first DX8. There still today selling radios with poor quality rf boards and pots, they really don't care.

Will never buy anything from them again, won't even buy secondhand

My DX9 has gone through 2 RF boards. I also have a duff dx6 and dx5e with failed boards. Stopped buying any of their stuff a few years ago when they stopped replying to customer service emails. Letters to their CEO in the USA resulted in no response too. Would not touch them with a barge pole lately.

28/01/2020 10:48:09

I spent years getting ignored by Horizon Hobby. I will not buy anything from them anymore.

Oh, and when they did respond several years later after being shamed into it on social media, they said they would not resolve the issue as it was too old! (even though it was only old because they did not respond when the issue was new!)

Disgraceful company in my opinion.

Thread: Mid life crisis prevention required
28/01/2020 08:56:03
Posted by Trevor Crook on 28/01/2020 07:11:43:

David, you will get plenty of different radio recommendations on here! I would suggest talking to the instructors in the club you are considering and seeking guidance from them on brand (as well as mode). Being able to connect to an instructor's transmitter with your own (so-called buddy-box) is a big plus, and generally only works with transmitters of the same make. You will also find it easier to get setup guidance from someone with the same make of radio.

And then, after considering all factors carefully, do what SWMBO does and pick the one with the nicest case.... wink

27/01/2020 15:10:26
Posted by Roger Price 1 on 27/01/2020 14:55:56:

Whilst the Junior 60 is a good recommendation I would highly recommend the Super 60. I still have one in my garage from at least 30 years ago and it still is going strong. Like you I enjoy the building and this plane is a pleasure to put together. Would suggest aliphatic resin as a glue rather than Cyano!

The super 60 is an excellent recommendation.

The Junior 60 I referred to however was the electric version. Ben Buckle have produced an electric plan and kit which should take all of the guess work out of it. (and 4-max have published an electric setup).


I am surprised Ben Buckle don't produce an 'electric' version of the super 60. Not that it would be that difficult to alter it yourself, and the 4-max Junior 60 electric setup should work just fine in the Super 60 as well. smiley

David - this is the trap we all fall in. So many choices and too little time (and storage space) to have them all....

Edited By Jason-I on 27/01/2020 15:13:05

27/01/2020 14:45:47
Posted by David Hazell 1 on 27/01/2020 14:20:59:

Thanks Jason, I'll take a look. I bit the bullet and subscribed to the mag too. I'm excited! I am going away for the rest of the week, but upon my return I will start gathering tools and the like. I like the look of that SLEC fuselage thing so will grab one of those. Is MDF any good as a buildling board? My neighbour is a chippy and gets through tons of the stuff - I might be able to pinch an offcut from him.

MDF is too hard to push modeling pins into (unless you want to hammer them in). However, top your MDF sheet with a piece of plasterboard then that should do - providing you lay it on a sturdy & flat table. (MDF is quite bendy). 


Edited By Jason-I on 27/01/2020 14:48:45

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