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Member postings for David Ashby - Moderator

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Thread: Flight video of Curtiss HS2L sub hunter in Feb 2020 RCM&E
23/01/2020 09:24:11
Hi Jon, I've embedded it below. Lovely model wink

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 23/01/2020 09:24:58

Thread: Hi from me and my KK Fairey Gannet build
17/01/2020 18:03:13

Hi Jim and welcome.

I've tweaked your thread title and popped it into the 'all things flying' section for now.

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
21/12/2019 18:58:19

Seems like that's decided then, chocks away folks. Start when ready.

I don't know whether Kevin intends to have another RCM&E late summer fly-in next year, it's great when MB participants can meet up, anyway, news to follow.

Thread: Club badges
18/12/2019 16:25:47


Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
18/12/2019 09:11:27

New forum board created for this (and other 2020 threads). thumbs up

18/12/2019 09:08:33

The mini jets seem the most popular choice. Is it still worth running a poll?

Why not go for the mini jets allowing participants to make any of the series they'd like and also allow folks to make their own variations along the way, alterations to size, power system etc.

Just a thought...

Thread: Buckminster Fly-In 2019
16/12/2019 12:56:17

Some pics here Pete.

Thread: advent competion
16/12/2019 09:59:46

Sadly no Phil. Covered here.

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
13/12/2019 11:19:40

I can set up a little poll if people want that. If someone could just summarise the choices please....

Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!
04/12/2019 15:42:28

The entries seem to have dried up a bit so your moderators have selected a winner.

Who is...... Mike Bell with

"Yes I'm guilty and I'd like 3 other 'fences to be taken into consideration." which had us all chuckling.

Thanks everyone thumbs upsmile

27/11/2019 09:08:47

It has been a while, so let's run another caption comp.

See what amusing caption you can create for the photo below. You can enter as many times as you like. Just leave a post below. 

Your moderators will select a winner in a couple of weeks and we'll add 3 issues to their subscription or create a new one for 3 months. Overseas entires welcome.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/11/2019 09:09:08

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/11/2019 19:04:55

Post deleted. Please refrain from provocative commentary folks.




Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 24/11/2019 19:06:07

Thread: Graupner SJ close down German office
22/11/2019 09:17:54

News from Graupner SJ. The famous name has been owned by the South Korean business for a few years now yet the German office has remained.

The announcement is that it will be closing with all Graupner electronics manufacture moving from China to South Korea.



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/11/2019 09:19:06

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/11/2019 09:19:41

Thread: Mass Build 2020
31/10/2019 16:22:45

Subject already raised. Please continue in the existing thread

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 31/10/2019 16:27:58

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
31/10/2019 09:37:01

Hey ho, here we go. We all know this one will run and run, so be nice to each other please folks.

Incidentally, it goes without saying that posts referring to the current state of politics will be removed. Please keep strictly on-topic. Thanks.


Thread: NEW POLL - do you use a throttle kill switch?
26/10/2019 09:25:10

Not that I'm disputing the use and safety bias, but I just wondered. 

At the RCM&E fly-in, someone on the flight line asked whether I had a throttle kill switch programmed for my electric-powered model. I had to admit that I didn't and for a moment got the impression I'd be turned away. 

It's something I rarely employ as I'm comfortable with my own safety regime but I wondered if some clubs insist on the measure. I can see the obvious benefit with quadcopters etc. but do you have the feature programmed for every fixed wing (electric) model? 



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 26/10/2019 09:33:07

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/10/2019 09:48:01

Thread renamed to encompass all aspects....

Folks, as you can see, I was up in the night (catching a mouse the cat brought in) and made the mistake of checking my phone to see how Chelsea had done, catching the forum in the process and removing a thread with bad language.

Most threads like this go the same way, they start with good discussion, then the unhappy chaps drop by, we moderate, behind the scenes we issue formal warnings and, and.....

Andy Symons wrote a good piece in the last BMFA News about focussing on the positives and I think we all need to bring a sense of proportion to what we say. The BMFA are doing a good job in difficult circumstances and if as many of you know as much about politics as you say, you'd agree. Manny, Dave and Andy are trying to make sense of government while also facing a barrage of emails and calls from unhappy (and sometimes abusive) BMFA members. That they do this in a calm and professional manner with such good humour is very impressive indeed.

And, as someone once said.....



On with the discussion...........wink 2

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 24/10/2019 09:48:51

Thread: Storage of models in light of the new CAA regs
24/10/2019 09:21:02

Rather than have several CAA threads running, we'll just lock this one and direct folks here.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/10/2019 02:11:43

Post deleted. Forum COC breach - language.

Thread: Latest CAA Update
22/10/2019 13:26:11

For obvious reasons thread locked and some posts removed; rudeness, trolling, politics and worse.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/10/2019 13:28:46

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