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Thread: Antivirus Software
16/01/2018 10:51:01

Another vote for MS Windows Defender and Malwarebytes, although I use the Premium (paid for) version. Was a long time user of Kaspersky, but have recently uninstalled it. It has became too intrusive in blocking clean websites and appears to have compatibility problems with things like Trusteer Rapport and some browser add-ons.

I would also recommend regular use of CCleaner and/or Revo Uninstaller to keep things tidy, removes all the dross that accumulates in temp files and caches, which can slow things down considerably.

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
13/01/2018 14:03:35
Posted by Bruce Rawlings on 13/01/2018 13:42:41:

As a new digital subscriber can I download my RCME mag? If so how?

Thanks in anticipation

I think you need to go to, open the "Activate Subscription" tab on the left of the screen, then enter your 10 digit order number which you should have received with your order acknowledgement.

You can also download the Pocketmags app for Windows, Android etc which allows you to read each issue on or offline.

Good Luck


Edited By BackinBlack on 13/01/2018 14:05:14

13/01/2018 07:35:11

I don't think it has anything to do with subscription expiry, mine is not due for renewal until October.

12/01/2018 21:31:16

Hopefully, we'll not have to remind each other. wink

12/01/2018 21:02:02

Re-activated my account again as I did last time. It all appears to be working correctly now.

Just a matter of finding your order number and going to the Activate Subscription tab on


12/01/2018 20:22:23

Me too, same problem as last month. My Account on says my subscription is "NOT ACTIVE"

Pocketmags app on Windows shows Jan 2018 issue as latest, does nothing for a while then crashes.


Thread: Clearview - take care
01/01/2018 09:07:25

I've recently dropped Kaspersky too. It has become far too intrusive and was slowing things down as well as inhibiting quite a few perfectly safe sites and downloads. Now reverted to Windows defender and Malwarebytes. I also use Revo uninstaller and Ccleaner to keep things clean and tidy, keeps things running without old and junk files getting in the way.

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
17/12/2017 11:08:32

Similar problem here. Had to put my RCME order number in and reactivate pocketmags. After a few hours I was able to view Jan 2018 issue in the Pocketmags PC app.

Thread: Gyros for Futaba Gear
23/09/2017 20:34:03

Eagletree Guardian. Slightly more expensive but has all the ASX3 functions and more including auto level.

Thread: My Spektrum DX9 transmitter has stopped working.
08/09/2017 19:26:23

Opinion masquerading as fact, that's the Infernet.

Thread: Strange goings on with an FP40
07/09/2017 19:48:04

OS 40FP is listed as ABC, see:

Thread: Loud DLE petrol engine
06/08/2017 14:49:50

In my view the fault here lies with the importers/resellers. They must have some contact with the original manufacturers, is it beyond their wit to specify that either the engines have an adequate silencer or supply without silencer. We have many BS and EU standards which require imported products to conform, even if they qualify as component parts, not finished products, why are these imports treated differently to our home market produced items?

Thread: Car Insurance
03/08/2017 14:56:44

Likewise, received renewal, shopped round found acceptable price/quote, phoned current Insurer. Informed them I wouldn't be renewing, they ask what they need to do to keep my business, make it cheaper I say, then the bargaining starts, ending when they offer a cheaper rate than last year. Bit of a saga wink but worth it.

It's become an annual game I almost look forward to, frustrating though it is.

I wonder how many customers they lose by these tactics?

Thread: Try not to catch a flying quad copter
24/07/2017 20:29:05

Dangerous things these Drones, why isn't there some legislation to control their use. wink

For me, it just demonstrates that no amount of Legislation, Laws or Regulations will protect us or even themselves from idiots or those determined to abuse "Drones".

But then, all we here know that, don't we?

Edited By BackinBlack on 24/07/2017 20:30:22

Thread: Caption this...!
19/07/2017 12:39:21

I wouldn't mind betting that if someone takes a photo of us it'll make it to the caption competition.

Thread: Any Electricians Out There
22/02/2017 14:13:33

Posted by Neil67 on 22/02/2017 09:50:32:

The slightly bizarre aspect of this situation, is that the Building Standards Department of the council have accepted the electrician's 'sign off' certificate, albeit they are not electrically qualified, as part of the documentation for issuing our Completion Certificate. So I suppose if anything did go wrong and there was an insurance issue I can clearly prove the council signed it off. A simplistic view I know but it does highlight the catch 22 situation you can end up in!

For clarity, the load of the ovens is rated at 3.46 kw each and individually connected to the same ring main via a 13 amp spur, which I also believe is unacceptable for the reasons some of you have highlighted, so that at least will have to be changed. There is only one ring which everything I mentioned is or could be connected to, no separate ring for ovens.

Building Control accept the electricians certificate at face value, as the electrician is supposedly qualified and as a competent person is able to self certify.

The 2 loads of 3.46kW should not be on a ring main.

I would refer the matter to the NICEIC as they are the governing body. Invite them to do an inspection.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
14/02/2017 16:29:41

I suppose Forest are hoping to play there one day.

Thread: Planning laws, clarification sought
10/02/2017 10:13:10

If planning has been granted you really will find it difficult to overturn. The only chances are if you can show that significant facts used in determining the application are wrong or there is clear evidence of corruption.The time to act is during the period before the application goes to committee. Objections have to fall within the permitted reasons in the planning laws/regulations.

Thread: How to Minimize CRASHING!
20/10/2016 12:58:25

The plane you show on your link is a BNF, that is Bind and Fly. It should include a Spektrum AR636a receiver which incorporates the SAFE features. You don't need another receiver, your Spektrum DX6 transmitter should bind with the supplied receiver, but be sure to follow the binding instructions to enable the SAFE features.

I would add all the usual recommendations regarding getting help from an experienced flyer, preferably as a member of a local club, they're usually a friendly bunch and will be willing to help. And finally, make sure you have Insurance, you can join the BMFA as a Country ie individual member or through a club to benefit from their included Insurance.

Happy Flying

Thread: Spektrum DX6 compatible receivers, and others
21/09/2016 21:16:35

I have a 1st generation (2012 model) DX8, depending on which region I select in the set up menu I can use DSM2 only, DSMX only or both. Don't know if the earlier DX6 models have these options, might be worth checking, then you could use any receiver.

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