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Member postings for David Ashby - Moderator

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Thread: Twister Ninja 250
22/01/2021 16:30:15

I've just merged the two Ninja 250 threads folks, hope that's ok.

I decided to buy one last week and have been flying it indoors and in the garden this week. I'm not a heli' flyer per se, so have little to compare it to but it seems to fly well enough in the circuit and isn't too sensitive (for me at least).

A question though, can anyone suggest a follow-on machine, perhaps larger, with which to practice at the field in due course?

Thread: New from Multiplex - Lentus 3m Glider
22/01/2021 11:57:47

Stock has just landed with UK shops I’m told.

Thread: platform migration plans, a 'heads-up' for everyone
22/01/2021 09:39:36

It has been a while so I thought I'd provide an update. Not that there's much to say at the moment. The new site is work in progress, and I've spoken to the guys along the way.

They've been pleasantly surprised at the size of this site, particularly the forum of course and while in some respects, the delays have been due to Covid, life the universe etc. they're now cracking on.

More from me when I have something.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
22/01/2021 09:23:19
Posted by ken anderson. on 22/01/2021 08:42:20:
Posted by kc on 21/01/2021 19:58:20:

There's 126 pages to this thread and I have just started again from page 1 and they seem even funnier when read again! Ken's jokes don't age a bit.........

If you are feeling a bit down then read the jokes at the beginning - ----


great words there cant beat a good laugh and long may it continue......trouble is remembering which one's you've posted...for fear of this one.....

man says his wife is leaving him, she says he thinks more about football than her!......he's gutted,thev'e been together 11 season's....

ken dept.

I think we need a Ken Anderson fan club teeth 2

Thread: Forum - just a thought
21/01/2021 20:11:13
Posted by Stephen Jones on 21/01/2021 10:32:31:
Posted by David Ashby - Moderator on 21/01/2021 10:27:02:
Posted by Stephen Jones on 21/01/2021 10:24:47:

So would are user names have to change, question

To something none personnel.

Like Balsa Basher, Foam fighter



Yes, or just 'former member 1, former member 2 etc.

Or current member 1, current member 2

Current member 947 smiley


Sorry Steve, perhaps I wasn't clear. I'm not suggesting that user names change.

It's not the name people use on the forum that's the issue here, we really don't care if a forum user name is real or not (and besides, we tend to get to know folks over time whatever name they use). Rather, it's when the toys come out of the pram and we receive a demand that all personal data and posts be removed and the disruption that can bring to some threads. If they use a false name then that usually means we don't posses any personal data, so leaving posts in place isn't an issue.

If they use a real name then we can change that to something like (off the top of my head) 'ex-member 356' and the forum threads remain undisturbed.

Anyhow, nothing is going to happen straight away, as I say, the new forum platform and software are the first priority but revisiting the site terms and COC may be worthwhile during the process.




Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/01/2021 20:13:07

21/01/2021 14:18:35

I'll leave things until the new site and forum software is up and running (currently work in progress) although that's interesting though, thanks Matty. And if trolls and other keyboard warriors hide behind false names and don't leave personal details (which they never do) they've nothing to complain about and no personal data is at risk. Posts are owned by MTM (a forum is a publication and it's MTM's publication).   

Food for thought going forward.



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/01/2021 14:21:34

21/01/2021 10:27:02
Posted by Stephen Jones on 21/01/2021 10:24:47:

So would are user names have to change, question

To something none personnel.

Like Balsa Basher, Foam fighter


Yes, or just 'former member 1, former member 2 etc.

Thread: Brian Winch
21/01/2021 10:19:08
Posted by MattyB on 21/01/2021 09:53:46:

All sounds intriguing. Did someone reference Brian's famously sloganed baseball cap or something?!! winklaugh

Love it smile

Thread: Forum - just a thought
21/01/2021 10:13:05

Interesting points Matty. Especially as the vast majority of troublesome users never use their real name, never leave any personal data yet always insist that their 'data' is removed. In practice of course there's no 'personal' data held for these people.

It's something I've been meaning to address but have held off while the new site platform and forum software are in preparation. I need to see what tools are available going forward.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/01/2021 10:19:50

Thread: Overlander D100 V2 Charger
20/01/2021 18:51:56

I think it was an updated version last year Craig, but yes.

Thread: Weasel Carr
20/01/2021 15:42:53

Weeez, great to hear from you. Hope to see you at a show or fly-in later this year.

Thread: Overlander D100 V2 Charger
20/01/2021 15:37:29

Bit late in but I’ve had one of these for four years now, it’s still going strong and sees regular use.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
20/01/2021 15:33:00

Looks lovely Jan, likewise every model on this page, good to see these long lockdown days not wasted.

Thread: Home page picture
19/01/2021 09:40:53

They're Dawn Flyers Rich, the pic from the Mass Build meet up at the 2014 Greenacres fly-in.

It's a Lindsay Todd design and the MB chat can be found here.

It was a pull-out plan in the July 2013 issue. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 19/01/2021 09:41:43

Thread: My HERMES
17/01/2021 10:12:25

I've used Hermes a lot and although one recipient said the item was thrown over his front garden hedge, never had an item go missing.

My biggest complaint though - and I'm not alone here, this can be a 'thing' with Hermes - is receiving an email saying that the item exceeds their weight limit and a surcharge is payable before it can complete its journey. This has happened twice and in both cases I knew the item didn't exceed weight limits as I always weigh the parcel before posting.

Now, when I send a larger item, I take a picture of it against a tape measure and on the scales as proof of dimensions and weight.

Thread: Repair advice please
15/01/2021 09:18:26

Lee, I think I must have the UK’s largest collection of clevises still in private ownership 😁, some are from Horizon brand models. This may just be what you’re after so PM me your address and I’ll bung it in the post.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 15/01/2021 09:19:57

14/01/2021 21:43:32

Hi Lee, glad you’ve repaired it.
You have a broken clevis there and the only safe option is to replace it.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 14/01/2021 21:46:27

Thread: RCM&E February 2021 issue
11/01/2021 09:36:24

I think there are some resource issues with the digital archive Danny, some training is ongoing so it should appear soon.

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
09/01/2021 19:07:05

Found this fella in the garden a few weeks ago.


09/01/2021 18:58:58
Posted by cymaz on 09/01/2021 16:29:15:

If ever you’re in Slovenia, these caves are immense and well worth a visit


They are Peter. I went there in 1981 when Yugoslavia was still a thing and bumped into some people from our town back home.

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