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Member postings for Nigel R

Here is a list of all the postings Nigel R has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
02/01/2019 06:53:04

Sorry to hear this, Dave was so clearly a good guy and will be much missed on the forum. i never even knew he was ill. Condolences to his family at this time.

Thread: Bi-Fli 48 re-furb
01/01/2019 20:52:03
Watching, I like the bi fly design. A UK classic. Wish SLEC still kitted them, like they do with some of the other Precedent designs.
Thread: New year
31/12/2018 07:40:20
Posted by Don Fry on 30/12/2018 15:44:37:
Posted by Nigel R on 30/12/2018 15:24:59:
Clean out the pigsty/shed/workbench.

Organise my odds and ends.

Fix the broken airframes. Or strip and dispose as appropriate.

Learn a few new maneuvers. And practice them. With no aimless pottering.

Well, that's you sorted for four years.

Fourth year running on the same list, as it goes...

30/12/2018 15:24:59
Clean out the pigsty/shed/workbench.

Organise my odds and ends.

Fix the broken airframes. Or strip and dispose as appropriate.

Learn a few new maneuvers. And practice them. With no aimless pottering.
Thread: Low pass Petes Build thread for Holi (Dereck Woodward Design)
30/12/2018 15:13:12

Should go well on that 32. What did the weight turn out now it is complete?

Looks a little like the Hots design with the triangular cockpit section.
Thread: 3D starter plane
28/12/2018 23:23:17
HK 955mm MX2.

Ever so slightly bigger than the hummer. Also very good.
Thread: Christmas wishes
24/12/2018 20:26:20
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thread: What is a reasonable time to wait for contact after a purchase?
23/12/2018 14:36:23

With the feedback records I would give benefit if doubt for a short while longer.

Any personal emergency might have happened. They're human give them a break. If I had a family emergency the last thing I'd be thinking about is putting the out of office notification on.

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
23/12/2018 08:34:51

Leccyflyer my take as well.

Someone has been arrested. Action has been seen to have been taken.

Time will tell whether they genuinely are involved. Our just collateral. 

Edited By Nigel R on 23/12/2018 08:43:57

Thread: RM Aerobat
23/12/2018 08:01:54

There we are. Trim done I think. Just a bit of reassembly to do now and then await a nice day for the maiden smiley

23/12/2018 08:00:52


23/12/2018 08:00:13


Thread: Gatwick drone incident
21/12/2018 18:17:11
Someone getting twitchy this time? Only a "suspected" sighting.
21/12/2018 12:59:22

"So why all the continued ranting in this thread"

At a guess, because here are "drones" very publicly making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and like it or not, we as a hobby closely related to them, are looking at incurring collateral damage should anything come to pass of this unfortunate episode. Maybe we won't. Maybe nothing at all will happen that affects us. But that, that would be the very best outcome we can hope for.

21/12/2018 12:44:03

Dave, there is little hard evidence anywhere, which I find slightly surprising given the prevalence of mobile phones these days.

We know (edit: it has been reported) -

at least one drone

multiple "sightings"

operator(s) not found

police helicopter searched and did not find any drones

army called in, army action unknown


We don't know if all the "sightings" were of a drone, or of a bird, or a bag caught in the wind, or the police helicopter sent up to find the drone that had been previously sighted, or just plain old imagination.



Edited By Nigel R on 21/12/2018 12:45:56

21/12/2018 11:27:38

With the airport closed for that long, that's not a serious response.

Maybe military technology will be installed at major airports now, that will allow for an immediate response in the future.

But we speculate.

Ultimately, there seems something a little fishy about this whole episode and what the agenda was, is unclear.


edit: no, I've not been on any drone forums recently.

Edited By Nigel R on 21/12/2018 11:28:51

21/12/2018 11:02:27

I laud the motive, but that question is probably best posted on a forum with more drone users kc.

21/12/2018 11:00:39


Predictably, it's a dot in the sky, I guess taken by a mobile phone camera.



And, I have no idea if this is genuinely it:


Edited By Nigel R on 21/12/2018 11:11:04

21/12/2018 10:25:26

Gatwick airport did the right thing, no question.

I would personally have expected the drone(s) to be taken out, with haste, by marksmen. But what do I know, perhaps every time it went up it was hovering over people, using them as a human shield as it were. Perhaps the authorities were worried it was loaded with acid or explosive.

The real problem here is the lack of response, or perhaps lack of ability to respond, or maybe not being allowed to respond how they would like, which will now be worldwide news. The end result, aside from the chaos, being that drone attacks are now known to be unstoppable, to all intent and purpose.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
21/12/2018 08:49:00

Mig looks great, Jack.

Anyone tried the WeMoTec unit?

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