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Member postings for ted hughes

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Thread: A Home Insurance Question
07/01/2017 20:33:13

Percy, everyone has got wind of this being an insurance job- surveyors, loss adjuster, it's a bit of a farce. The more they all squeeze out, the more will be spent on me, as well.

I don't mind, as I say, I'm having some great work done!

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?

07/01/2017 19:09:07

Not about modeling, but there is a lot of knowledge on this forum.

I'm having my house refurbed following a fire.

The conservatory was completely destroyed.

The builders have noticed the original conservatory base was un-suitable as it had inadequate damp-proofing. The base will need to be broken up and rebuilt.

The insurance company have said it is not their problem as was pre-existing.

The builders are saying it is pointless them putting a new conservatory on the existing base.

I don't have the £5k to build a new base.

How will the impasse be resolved, do you think?

Edited By ted hughes on 07/01/2017 19:09:42

Thread: CenturyUK
02/01/2017 19:58:10

This little plane is being sold at £60 including shipping:https://www.centuryuk.com/RC-Planes/Beginners-Planes/Art-Tech-Waltz

I have just ordered one.No Tx or Rx included.

I think it is probably a very good deal:**LINK**

 

Edited By ted hughes on 02/01/2017 20:02:12

Thread: Beginner flying
02/01/2017 16:55:30

Just this afternoon I spoke to a beginner about to fly a Dynam Harvard, nice model with retracts, at our local rec. As there is no suitable area for ROG I presume his girlfriend was going to be the launcher.

I could see he was having trouble setting up the elevator movement (no up, all down).

I asked him if it was mode 2 and asked if I could check the movements.

The ailerons were reversed, and so was the elevator, which he was still having problems with.

I asked if he had checked the C of G, he didn't know what that was.

I asked him if he had much experience, no it was his first model.

When I told him he was going to crash it within seconds, he was so upset, and so determined to fly it, that I recommended he get someone experienced to check it out and left him to it.

Edited By ted hughes on 02/01/2017 16:55:56

Thread: Amazon flying warehouses
31/12/2016 09:04:22

Amazon, dpd, and other carriers are investing in this technology because it has to happen.

The scarcity of fossil fuels will ensure we need alternatives to trade.

Thread: Channel problems
31/12/2016 08:59:08

I'll be shocked.

But I'm a pragmatist, nothing will stop newbies starting off with jets and warbirds, nothing.

And maybe one day we will be astonished...

31/12/2016 08:49:40

We have all been very negative.

It was a present, it looks very tempting, the person who got it probably knows Ryan has some RC experience, and may ask him how he liked it.

I'll be very surprised if Ryan doesn't give it a go.

And no-one would be more pleased than me to hear he had made a successful first flight!

Edited By ted hughes on 31/12/2016 08:52:56

Thread: Amazon flying warehouses
30/12/2016 22:46:39

Dpd are approaching the challenges a little differently:**LINK**

Edited By ted hughes on 30/12/2016 22:47:17

Thread: Channel problems
30/12/2016 22:27:19
Posted by Hamish on 30/12/2016 22:19:43:

Link worked with me. Excellent sales video.

I'm at work, so using an old browser, I forgot!

30/12/2016 22:17:40
Posted by Cuban8 on 30/12/2016 21:53:47:
https://youtu.be/aNUAEPehQ-4

Link doesn't work.

30/12/2016 19:17:28

If this plane is your first, and it is an edf, it will be a short flight.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
28/12/2016 10:29:45
Posted by Steve Colman on 28/12/2016 08:26:13:
Posted by ted hughes on 27/12/2016 21:50:50:

For some clever humour, Google "How to Avoid Huge Ships" , and read the Amazon reviews.

Thank you so much Ted.

Been fog bound here for over two weeks now; no flying possible and becoming somewhat depressed as a result despite tinkering away indoors on some projects.

Been reading some of the readers reviews over a morning coffee and toast, some of which I have to admit, now resides splattered across the keyboard ! What can I say? A great antidote to the endless grey outside the window which by some strange coincidence now begins to permit a glimpse of blue sky and even a tiny hint of sunshine for later.

So, thanks once again Ted. Because of your recommendation of "How to Avoid Huge Ships" I may be able to finally get out to the strip, get some flying in and possibly maiden a new little toy after waiting for two weeks. Amazing book!

Steve.

Thanks.

It is a manual for harbour pilots, written by a professional seaman, but none of the reviewers seem to take it seriously.

Bumped the price up, though.

27/12/2016 21:50:50

For some clever humour, Google "How to Avoid Huge Ships" , and read the Amazon reviews.

Thread: So what's 2017 good for .....?
27/12/2016 13:20:00
Posted by Chris-J on 27/12/2016 09:26:22:
Posted by ted hughes on 26/12/2016 19:07:17:
Posted by Chris-J on 26/12/2016 16:54:56:

More airframe friendlyÂ

I hate this keyboard!!

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It's not the keyboard, you need to disable predictive software.

Tried that, but it's not responding, I'm using  the latest Android keyboard everything is OK but when it posts it gets changed??

 

It cannot be the keyboard, it only responds to what you type in.

Or is the android keyboard ( I have never heard of it) a device with built-in predictive you can't disable?

 

Edited By ted hughes on 27/12/2016 13:26:03

26/12/2016 19:07:17
Posted by Chris-J on 26/12/2016 16:54:56:

More airframe friendlyÂ

I hate this keyboard!!

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It's not the keyboard, you need to disable predictive software.

Thread: A model plane with feathers!
24/12/2016 14:36:56
Posted by Peter Miller on 24/12/2016 12:25:56:

One of the most complicated aircraft which employed a bird type wing was the Bonney Gull

**LINK**

IT didn't work

It looked promising at first.It flew fine, it just crashed after stalling.

23/12/2016 21:18:33

I thought this might be of interest:https://youtu.be/Vgtdg1ClLzg

Edited By ted hughes on 23/12/2016 21:21:09

Thread: BE2e Centre of Gravity Position.
16/12/2016 09:04:46
Posted by Peter Miller on 03/12/2016 12:49:04:

Well they didn't know any better. My father did say that at that height it was almost impossible to swing his twin Lewis guns but the enemy fighters just could not reach them. It actually saved his life.

He was going on pilot training but volunteered to go with his pilot on this raid to bomb a bridge. 9 aircraft were to go. THree never took off, three turned back. Their order were to bomb the bridge and then climb for height. The other two simply turned for home...They never got back. MY father's pilot climed.

They were attacked by Fokker DVIIs ( He remembered a yellow DVII with a black chequerboard on the top wing)

They were badly shot up and my father was serious wounded but they got to the22,000 feet and eventually they crashed on our side of the lines.

I recently learned that he was officially credited with 6 kills from the rear cockpit.

He was also awarded the DFC for a very low level photo mission along a German canal

Edited By Peter Miller on 03/12/2016 12:53:26

Six kills- I believe you, but it seems hardly credible- he must have been very skilled!

Thread: 'Sully'
10/12/2016 21:42:04

Just down-loaded it tonight.

Great film, I would recommend it!

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