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Thread: E-Flite Radian XL
14/01/2017 19:57:19
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 14/01/2017 15:54:09:

Here, Walsall (North of Watford!). I should point out that I am in no way connected with them but they put on excellent, well organised and friendly fly-ins in the Summer. They are also very central.

I didn't know there were places North of Watford. Only joking.

Edited By ted hughes on 14/01/2017 20:10:02

14/01/2017 14:37:01

Where is Greenacrers?

13/01/2017 22:44:00
Posted by Bob Bertram on 12/01/2017 19:56:07:

Yep, agree with you Ted. Got my servo back from Horizon Hobby this morning and all running nice and smooth. Full marks to HH for service. Been bit busy today so will sort it out tomorrow and get it ready for the maiden which will happen once the weather improves and the improvement in my medical bits all coincide!! Perhaps we should organise an XL meet somewhere in central England later this year. Seem to be a few people who have one of these.

Be good to organise a meet;.

12/01/2017 17:52:03

£8 shipping.

A 100 inch powered glider for £120!

A good deal.

11/01/2017 22:26:50

Sorry, just re-read,I think v.1 had faults, v.2 is fixed and has green sticker on box?

11/01/2017 22:25:27

Mine just arrived, a huge box.

I probably won't open it for a couple of months.

What is the relevance of the green sticker mentioned?

Thread: A Home Insurance Question
11/01/2017 08:39:11

I know the quotes from Everest and Anglian are way too high.

But they are "Gold Standard" quotes which companies need, then they build cheaper.

We work round the quotes .

For example, the surveyor/loss adjuster said "replace bathroom tiles, at no more than £45pm".I chose tiles at £26pm, so I have £100 to spend elsewhere.

Cheaper local flooring,etc, allows money to be spent elsewhere so we get what we want without affecting the overall payment by the insurance company.

Believe me, I have no time for the neck-injury scams on motor insurance or any other scam.

This is working with the company to get something we want more- after a major loss after a catastrophic fire, it is pleasant, and also, we will never be in this position again to choose something new (and wouldn't want to be!)

Thread: E-Flite Radian XL
10/01/2017 21:30:33

Less than £120 from SMC.

With motor, 2 servos, esc, ready for Tx and Rx this plane is a steal.

100s class, and if you aren't interested in thermalling, cheap enough to hand on to someone else!

10/01/2017 16:40:18
Posted by Alps Elyule on 10/01/2017 12:23:38:

Nice one Ted, a bargain! Does yours have the green circle sticker on the box?

This wlll tell you if its the v1 or v2. What Rx will you be puttiing in it?

Haven't received it yet, but don't imagine it will be much problem checking all is sound even if it is v1.I use Futaba.

Edited By ted hughes on 10/01/2017 16:40:52

10/01/2017 12:18:45

I have just bought one from Sussex Model Centre.

At £116 with servos, motor, esc, it seems almost churlish not to give it a go!

Thread: A Home Insurance Question
09/01/2017 23:58:48
Posted by Mannyroad on 09/01/2017 18:06:16:

The double glazing company that aligns itself with the highest mountain on the planet probably has the highest prices on the planet too, judging by the extortionate price they charged a neighbour of a friend for full double glazing of a 3 bed house.

As Martin rightly says, there's reason for more than a little concern if you are intending to end up with a 'silk purse from a sow's ear', so to speak, all at an insurer's expense. After all, we all pay insurance premiums.

I appreciate that you now want something that you didn't have before, i.e. an extension rather than a conservatory, and accordingly this will indeed need building regulations approval, something your conservatory likely wouldn't given it's size. However, I suspect few people on this forum will appreciate the tone of this thread, given comments like " the more expensive the better, from my point of view". It might be better to let this thread go and have a serious rethink about the whole idea of getting someone to pay for something you never had in the first place. Try putting the boot on the other foot and seeing if it looks good.

I agree with what you are saying. However, with modern regs, an extension is cheaper than a conservatory. The loss adjuster suggested it.

I pay insurance for two cars as well as a house, I appreciate the difference between genuine claims and scams.

09/01/2017 23:33:23
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 09/01/2017 15:46:29:

Having worked for a well known insurance company for some years, like Martin Harris I'm confused.

As others have said, your insurance company is only obliged to reinstate your property to the condition it was before the fire, anything beyond that would be at your expense. If you wanted a conservatory built to the same size and specification as the one you had, but on a new base, they may compromise but my guess is that even that may involve you in some additional cost. However, if you now want to build a larger structure, you can hardly expect your insurer to cover that cost, if that's what your asking.


Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 09/01/2017 15:47:16

I understand what you and Martin are saying. I pay insurance myself. I want something cheaper than existed, but more useful.

Under current regs, an extension is cheaper than a conservatory. Bricks are cheaper than glass. By about £10k, when it is 3.5 x 3.5..

The original question was, should the insurance company pay for a faulty slab, or allow building on it?

Let's assume I can't afford to rebuild the faulty base (the DMP was cut off before it wrapped over the walls).

I'll post the end result here soon.




The loss adjuster has said, if we want more work done, it comes out of our own pockets. I have no problem with that.

Edited By ted hughes on 09/01/2017 23:34:34

Edited By ted hughes on 09/01/2017 23:35:15

09/01/2017 14:00:23
Posted by Percy Verance on 09/01/2017 13:54:52:

I'm inclined to agree Ben. A good number of these double glazing companies are well versed in charging over the odds. Ted needs to be sure he's not having his leg lifted........

I know.

The more expensive the better, from my point of view!

09/01/2017 12:45:39
Posted by iqon on 09/01/2017 12:41:02:

9k sounds more reasonable

Yes but it is an insurance claim. It has to be to Building Regs standards A.

09/01/2017 12:37:21
Posted by ted hughes on 09/01/2017 12:35:07:
Posted by ben goodfellow 1 on 08/01/2017 23:04:27:

19 k for an extension . I'm guessing it must be quite small I beg 3x 3m so to get a conservatory on the same area and be 29 k .. Wow .. Is it a titanium one ?

Yes, it is 3.4x3.8 to cover existing conservatory.

29k to renew slab, groundworks and state-of-the art conservatory with blinds.

29k sounds just about reasonable.

09/01/2017 12:35:07
Posted by ben goodfellow 1 on 08/01/2017 23:04:27:

19 k for an extension . I'm guessing it must be quite small I beg 3x 3m so to get a conservatory on the same area and be 29 k .. Wow .. Is it a titanium one ?

Yes, it is 3.4x3.8 to cover existing conservatory.

09/01/2017 12:33:54
Posted by cymaz on 08/01/2017 04:42:14:
Posted by ted hughes on 07/01/2017 20:30:11:

I should have said originally, I want the existing slab broken up, as I want an extension rather than a conservatory and some drainage needs moving.

Also, don't feel sad for me- we were preparing to redo the bathroom and kitchen, now the builders a doing a beautiful job of both, far better than we could have afforded!

I just wondered what the outcome will be- will the insurers stand firm and possibly allow a sub-standard base be used?

Sorry Ted, looks like the cheque book will have to come out.

A bit tricky though- since the slab is sub-standard, why would the insurers allow a 29k conservatory to be built on it, knowing claims will soon come through?

08/01/2017 19:48:59
Posted by ben goodfellow 1 on 07/01/2017 21:31:14:

no planning or BR , under 30sqm . 70% glass , independant heating or trvs. external grade doors between it and house and over a meter from a boundary , and few other rules . thats what it was .. but planning has laxed a little bit of late..... i think you are pushing it a bit expecting them to pay for an extension . if you dont full fill all the regs for no planning or br , you are lucky there paying anything at all

The extension will cost about £19k.

Everest and Anglian have given quotes each of £29k for a conservatory.

07/01/2017 22:30:42
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 07/01/2017 20:42:35:

I can't see the insurance company paying to move drains just because you have the opportunity to build an extension. As far as the base is concerned it probably depends on how good at negotiation you are, or how tenacious.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 07/01/2017 20:46:56

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 07/01/2017 20:54:42

The question is, they have to restore us to the position we were before the fire,i.e. with a conservatory.

Everyone agrees the existing slab is sub-standard either for a conservatory or an extension (the fact I want it broken up is a bit immaterial).

Since, in the restoration work, this substandard base is found, should the insurance company say to the builders: it is not our problem, rebuilt an expensive conservatory on a sub-standard base which will give problems.

Or will they say: okay, it is a problem, but we will rectify it to restore the insurees to their original position.

Or will they say: the insurees must find the money themselves for the refurb to proceed.

I will know the answer in a week or so, I just thought it interesting and wanted opinions, as it might end up costing me several thousands.

I will post the end result.

Thread: V1
07/01/2017 20:34:57
Posted by john stones 1 on 07/01/2017 20:19:29:

Magic yes not a scale landing though was it wink

Ha ha!

It is a great, imaginative project.

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