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Member postings for Callsign Tarnish

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

Thread: Cutting holes in balsa ribs
13/02/2019 18:07:35
If you can find them buy a set of Brian Gaskin's Softbores.

Edited By Callsign Tarnish on 13/02/2019 18:07:49

Thread: PSSA pre-season get together - RAF Cosford - The Return!
06/02/2019 22:01:10
?30 for an hour?!!
Thread: Contacting retailers
15/01/2019 12:20:43

Storm in a tea cup.

Thread: Antonov AN2
09/01/2019 06:34:39
Nice work. No concern on motor cooling?.
Thread: my dremel drill
06/12/2018 10:28:36
Would a good blow through with an air line or compressed air help? I killed a dremel last year cutting lots of CF, dust got inside and created all sorts of problems and it died almost immediately.
Thread: Redshift F3F
06/12/2018 06:51:32
The more I see this come together the more I'm sure I'll never buy anything from this company.
Thread: If you love the Typhoon
03/12/2018 21:02:12
It's commendable that they're restoring one and I'm looking forward to seeing it fly, however I find it laughable that they claim to be restoring a 'combat veteran' when from what I can see they don't have the wings, undercarriage, any engine cowl parts or any of the empenage. I'm happy to be corrected but I can't imagine they'll be much left apart from a few tubes and some data plates, just enough to class it as a restoration and not a recreation.
Thread: BMFA SUBS
20/11/2018 22:18:41
Interesting comparison. So given you've highlighted several deficiencies I assume you've volunteered your services to help make a change?

Or are you just taking the benefits and giving nothing back apart from criticism?

And an additional 4 pounds a year.

Edited By Callsign Tarnish on 20/11/2018 22:19:03

20/11/2018 16:51:58
That's a great story, thanks for sharing.
20/11/2018 11:20:33
Posted by conrad taggart on 20/11/2018 00:31:01:

Why should anybody be grateful for a 12% rise in anything - would you be grateful for a 12% rise in your coffee?

Actually the price of my morning coffee did go up earlier this year. Nothing bad happened. There were no protests outside or people at the till demanding to know the breakdown of why it had increased. That was the new price and there were two choices, either accept it and pay up or vote with your feet.

What irks me is that there has been many years where the membership fee didn't increase, no one openly thanked the BMFA, they just carried on. Maybe this is just bringing us into line with where we should have been, I can't say as I'm not close to the detail. What I do know is that by any measure this is an expensive hobby, £4 is a drop in the proverbial ocean and is still value for money in my view. We needed a new national site and that was delivered, we needed representation on the new 'drone laws' and we got that too. Models are trending towards bigger and more expensive so when one goes in people are more likely to claim as it's not just a Wot 4 that can be written off. We all want the good stuff but then moan when we have to pay an extra £4 per year.

I think some balance and perspective is needed here....

19/11/2018 22:42:18
It's a bargain.
19/11/2018 19:51:10
If the biggest thing to worry about in your life is ?4 then you have a pretty good life.

This has been done to death already. Insurance is expensive, so was the purchase of the national flying site and I can't imagine the mag printing costs have gone down year on year.

I spend that every morning on a coffee. The BMFA does a lot for us. Be grateful and move on.
Thread: Redshift F3F
16/11/2018 10:30:30

Similar to Andy my Ellipse was half the money and was perfect, screw in the servos and go flying.

Ballast tube? Pushrods? Strength of lay-uo? Already fit for purpose and installed. It looks a nice model Peter but I can't get my head around spending a thousand pounds then having this much remedial work to do before it can be used.

14/11/2018 18:36:03
The last moulded model I bought was servo ready, and that was less than the Redshift. Unless you're competing and need the best why wouldn't you just buy a used one for ?300 Ready to fly off the classifieds?
Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
13/11/2018 17:56:59
Hi Greg, is the build as per the plan? I only ask as the nose profile looks too long and slender for scale.
Thread: PSS A-10 Thunderbolt II - build blog
07/11/2018 12:13:25
Did anyone else hear a load of excuses or just me?
07/11/2018 09:56:55

6 years.jpg

Thread: Airfoil for PSS propliner
30/10/2018 22:41:09

I'd hate to disagree with Phil but both the Clark Y and E205 are old sections which have been surpassed, especially the archaic Clark Y! I would recommend either the S3021 (a modernised and slightly thinner E205) which will have a slower speed range and be a bit 'stoogy' or the E374 which is a great all round slope section and will allow you to carry momentum far better, recently used on the mass build Hurricane with success.

Thread: Plaster of Paris canopy mould.
07/10/2018 22:28:37
Yes, a few times. What you want is Herculite rather than regular plaster of paris.

Edited By Callsign Tarnish on 07/10/2018 22:28:51

Thread: Are branded glues worth it?
25/09/2018 22:37:49
Yes.
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