Here is a list of all the postings ted hughes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Meteor Shower tonight|
Annual Persuid meteor shower expected to be more spectacular than usual tonight.
I have already seen a few shooting stars, it is estimated that we will see 200 per minute tonight.
Apparently it is the left over debris of a comet that passed by in the 15th century.
|Thread: Recommendations for good first model for FPV / Air to air video|
What does this post even mean?
Like,FPV is a growing part of the hobby.
Get real man,FPV is here to stay!
Edited By ted hughes on 12/08/2016 03:46:07
They are flying next to a busy road, houses near by, and saying they don't know how to fly safely, and demonstrating this by crashing! And then putting it on YouTube!
In Dorset, flying a foamy in a public park is currently allowed- as long as it is done in a skilled way which does not cause concern to others- lets. hope their nonsense ends, or it might affect all of us.
|Thread: House Fire- a Cautionary Tale!|
Thanks to everyone who responded to this thread.
To be quite honest, as we escaped without injury, and have no dependent children living at home, it has been quite an interesting adventure so far.
The worst part was having no internet-it was maddening.
We were maxing our phones and constantly looking for usb chargerers.
The cause was electrical, probably my PC, probably the PSU.
Will never happen to me.
We moved a couple of months ago, lots of work settling in etc.
There was a battery smoke alarm wrongly placed half way up the stairs, gave it no thought, didn't even check if it had a battery.
We were storing stuff to redo the bathroom and kitchen in the conservatory.
The morning the fitter was due to arrive to start on the bathroom, at 5am,my wife shook me awake, the alarm had started bleeping.
At 5.30am I was standing in the road in my nightwear with 4 fire engines and a St John's ambulance giving coffee.
Both our mobiles were low on battery and the Wi-Fi modem had gone with the fire.
At 9 am, from my car, I phoned the company I believed I was insured with, to ask about making a claim, to be told my insurance had lapsed the previous year!
The firemen were great, they rescued documents they thought would be useful, including my charred wallet, so I could get money.
We had lost everything, what the fire hadn't claimed the smoke did.
While I was in the bank checking if my half-melted cash card was still acceptable, the insurance company rang and said they had located my account (I'm a rate tart) and I was covered.
The next few days: estimated £100k rebuild,£50k contents,£25k living expenses.
We were given hotel accommodation immediately, including restaurant meal credits. Which we were mighty glad to accept.
The company is Churchill, part of the Direct Line group. They really have been helpful, I highly recommend them.
The point of this post is:
It may happen to you (I thought it wouldn't)
Check your fire alarms
Check you are insured
Edited By ted hughes on 31/07/2016 23:58:07
Edited By ted hughes on 01/08/2016 00:00:53
|Thread: DaVinci Aerial Screw|
The kind of madcap project I like!
(I aim to build a steam powered steam punk plane!)
My initial thought was not to dob these people in, but on reflection they will cause more problems for the model community if they continue and cause injury or a road accident.
As BEB says, they are bad publicity.
|Thread: Beginner's radio?|
This is very tempting, thanks!
Can I use a rechargeable pack instead of the 4 AAs,I wonder?
I have just experienced a house fire in which we lost all belongings, including my radio and the few models I possessed.
I'm looking to spend about £150 on replacement radio which has a rechargeable Tx battery-a beginners set would be fine as I'm a very occasional flyer only.
My unreserved apologies for my post!
I hadn't seen their YouTube site when I posted.
If they really are flying that close to houses and a road (that is not a trick of camera perspective),then they are taking huge risks.
It also appears some of them can't fly, yet attempt to do so unsupervised.
I can't understand why they would want to publish their own appalling behavior on YouTube- personally, I would be ashamed.
People having fun with their hobby?
Or people behaving irresponsibly?
Edited By ted hughes on 29/07/2016 18:13:53
Edited By ted hughes on 29/07/2016 18:16:13
Edited By ted hughes on 29/07/2016 18:16:33
|Thread: Windows 10 - Any Advice|
I resisted Win 10 so strongly I installed Never10 in my PC and laptop!
However, as both machines were destroyed in a fire, I had to buy a Win 10 laptop.
I am now a convert, Win 10 is fine, and getting better the more I get familiar with it.
My advice- up-grade but save your pics and docs to an external drive first, just in case.
|Thread: Fob camera help required|
I have had very mixed success with these keyfob cameras- there is one type that works, and a lot of clones that don't, in my personal experience.
I don't have access to my PC at the moment, but I remember that there is (or was) a thread on RCGroups about them, that enabled me to get the right one, it cost about £20 as I recall.
|Thread: Funny now, but it could have been a lot worse|
Is it possible, in a few words, to describe what failsafe is and how you set it?
I came to electrics after a 20 year break from flying, all was new to me, and I have managed to get my brushless planes to fly, but that's about it.
|Thread: Taranis -am I doing something wrong?|
Thanks for the comprehensive reply.
I enjoy tinkering with computers, so the Taranis ought to suit me.
I suppose I am a "basic" flyer so I dont need a lot of functions.
It is by asking silly questions that I have managed as a lone flyer- when I returned to the hobby a couple of years ago I had to ask what BNF,PNP and lipo meant, amongst other things!
I'm not asking to knock Taranis.
I'm genuinally interested in what a Tx could offer that would make someone think it worthwhile spending time programmiing it via a PC.
I think I'd prefer a simple pick-up-and-use Tx.
What does the Taranis offer that makes it worth all this hassle?
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
It went for £78 plus postage after 14 bids!
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