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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: Stockpiling
18/07/2019 18:44:08

All of them.

Thread: Sukhoi SU-26
15/07/2019 21:07:53

I've flown many 26's, smaller, same size and bigger and I love them. The radial cowl does increase drag but what's nice is that on the down lines it doesn't build speed as quickly so you can fly all manoeuvres at a reasonably constant speed. Don't expect it to be as fast as an Edge / Extra etc. The same characteristic means you need to keep some power on for the final portion of the approach otherwise the rate of speed decline can accelerate and catch you out.

I still have one of these in a box so interested to hear how you get on.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
25/06/2019 09:06:57

Buddy box, does thou not trust thy fellow modellers? laugh

Martin, looks a nice model, could be interested but a couple of questions, will the design allow it to be built without flaps as my experience has show they add weight more than benefit on small models and secondly, could I modify it for top drive on the ailerons as I'd worry the linkages would be damaged on the underside of a low wing slope model?

Will there be a laser cut short kit as per previous mass builds, release date etc?

Thread: Another thread closed
21/05/2019 12:22:27

From an outsider looking in it does seem that it is over moderated compared to other forums I have used, almost excessively so. I assume there is a reason though?

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
21/05/2019 06:04:07

Salad dressing?

Thread: Real Model Pilots
05/03/2019 17:53:45

Are they still in business or is service always slow? Order placed 6 weeks ago and no update since. And before you say contact them, I have. No reply.

Thread: Canopy/Hatch magnets
22/02/2019 13:19:15

I use magnets quite a lot and now buy them from Amazon, plenty of choice.

Thread: Redshift F3F
21/02/2019 21:24:47

Point of order Peter, the faults were not minor, they were numerous and several of them could have caused the loss of the model. How many people didn't spot them like you did ended up with hill confetti?

"1. The quality of manufacture is superb."

With respect Peter the manufacturing flaws have been laid bare for all to see in this thread, why such a resistance to acknowledge the seriousness of them? Priority should be given to structural integrity not a pretty, shiny, pattern.

20/02/2019 18:09:22

More problems Peter? The price of this kit really is undefendable with so many factory created defects. I hope you don't find any more...

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.
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