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Member postings for David Ashby - Moderator

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Thread: M6? Not If I Can Help It......
24/05/2019 12:04:04
Posted by rcaddict on 24/05/2019 09:51:23:

J36 is to windermere is it not - j40 to penrith

I meant the stretch of motorway between.....

24/05/2019 08:02:08
Posted by Percy Verance on 23/05/2019 21:01:15:

It seems in a recent poll, the section of M6 which passes through the eastern part of Cumbria was considered one of the best drives around. Strange. I spent quite a bit of time pounding up and down that bit when I drove a company Skoda. I can't recall there being anything special about it, but then I do live here.... At the time I thought I'd avoided having to drive a company car by telling my (then) Area Manager how much I detested driving company cars. What did he do? He went and got a Skoda, all but identical to my own car apart from the colour........

What's your favourite bit of road, and why? M6 just south of Tebay, on the eastern fringes of the Lake District here....

m6 cumbria.jpg

By far one of the worst stretches of road I've ever had the misfortune to drive on was the A1 as it passes near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. In particular the Black Cat roundabout. That place is just madness. Without doubt, the closest thing to a near death experience. Nobody gives an inch......





Edited By Percy Verance on 23/05/2019 21:19:05




The scenery, particularly past Tebay, is very impressive. J36 to Penrith has to be the most scenic section of motorway in the UK.



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 24/05/2019 08:05:10

Thread: Clarity on Code of Conduct
22/05/2019 21:47:45

We’ll give it some thought Jason. In the meantime just check with a moderator if in doubt.

Sometimes we’ll trim a thread where it’s obvious where things are going to go. The thread you mention didn’t start too well, even the OP used **** to hide bad language. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/05/2019 21:51:50

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 19:26:16

Well, we’ll bring this one to a close now.

Thanks for the feedback chaps.


Thread: Poll for who intends to register.
18/05/2019 17:31:03

Hi all.

It’s a decline for now.

As Ken says, a poll on this subject wouldn’t provide any useful facts and I’m sure that many who say they won’t pay the proposed registration fee will quietly do so when and if the time comes. The poll and accompanying thread would just be an outlet for bitterness and the result wouldn’t be indicative of overall RCM&E reader intentions or those of the BMFA membership either.

I’m a bit fatalistic about these things, but, at the end of the day, £16.50 isn’t much to pay in order keep flying but if you want to smite your model flying passion and save a bit of cash then other leisure pursuits are available. wink




Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 18/05/2019 17:37:34

Thread: CAA registration consulation
17/05/2019 10:09:43

Folks, we need constructive comments. Many are just reacting to the thread rather than the text of the proposals. The more extreme comments here are just a reflection of frustration and anger than anything else and do nothing for the hobby. Let's hope the emails to MPs etc. are more measured in their tone.

Anyway, I'll lock the thread for now. Anyone can start a new thread in the light of new developments.




Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 17/05/2019 10:12:03

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
16/05/2019 10:44:47

Hi Steve, quickest way is to call the subscriptions dept on 0344 243 9023. Pop back here if there's a problem after that.


Thread: RCM&E May 2019 issue chat
10/05/2019 19:34:23

Posts deleted for obvious reasons. Let's stay on topic please folks.

Thread: Pepper
08/05/2019 16:06:36

Great Brian. Got a pic?

Thread: Wots with chris foss?
08/05/2019 16:03:22


I've deleted the posts relating to financial speculation of a hobby distributor. Unless you know the full picture then highlighting bits of financial info is just uninformed speculation.

Please keep the posts factual.

Thanks, David.

Thread: Beware - Scammers
26/04/2019 09:45:43

Back in my banking days we had a fraudulent cheque come over the counter, nice bit of printing except they’d spelt Acton branch as ‘Action’ 😬

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
26/04/2019 09:43:14

I’ll make sure Beth sees this Julian, she’ll be able to rectify matters for you.

17/04/2019 09:57:33
Posted by DIGGER on 16/04/2019 14:54:35:

David, it's your article in the Nov 2005 RCM&E that got me interested ,and the Banggood release of the C-160 which is the GWS CARGOTRANS made me want one, hence this thread, and my other thread, still having trouble finding brushed motor replacements, thinking of quad motors.


Ah, I’d better keep a low profile then 😉

16/04/2019 09:46:46

Met and chatted with proprietor Mr Lin at Nuremberg. Very nice chap. He always blamed the cost of his divorce but, as with many things, the real reason for GWS' demise were probably many and various. Still.... the props live on smile

I remember the Cargotrans, I bought and flew one back in 2006, it went very well.





Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
14/04/2019 15:48:51

The Provost and Gnat flew well today.


Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
11/04/2019 21:45:52
11/04/2019 21:40:41

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 11/04/2019 21:41:41

Thread: Lost radio contact
11/04/2019 14:37:17

I think comments were well-intended but we'll stop it here. Hope it goes well Graham.

Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?
11/04/2019 13:08:07
Posted by John Stainforth on 22/03/2019 10:25:02:


I am a little bit amazed that you are not too fond of safety officers - particularly given your position of influence.


Change my mind then John... wink 2

Thread: Lost radio contact
09/04/2019 09:47:59

Is that sellotape holding your Tx aerial together Graham?

Exposed wires, sellotape fixes? I've got to be honest, it's not a Tx that inspires confidence. smile

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